The Colorado Buffaloes have been pulling back the reigns on the non-conference basketball schedule during Tad Boyle's short time in Boulder, but that doesn't mean the Buffs are devoid of stout competition. Tonight, the Georgia Bulldogs head to the Coors Event Center for a match-up between to rebuilding major conference foes. After knocking off the Bulldogs football team last year in a thriller at Folsom Field, the Buffaloes fell to the UGA basketball team 83-74 and have an opportunity for a bit of revenge.
This year's Bulldogs team is lead by freshman guard and Georgia local, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Caldwell-Pope, who is averaging 13.3 points on almost 30 minutes per game, was one of the top 15 recruits in the country last year according to Rivals and he hasn't failed to disappoint so far in 2011. Throw in senior guard Gerald Robinson and you have a potent Georgia backcourt that could give the Buffaloes young guards trouble.
The 4-2 Bulldogs have had a pretty good start to the season with a decent win over Notre Dame, but they were blown out in games against ranked opponents California and Xavier. This should be a good measuring stick game for the Buffaloes coming off an inconsistent win on the road at Air Force. Andre Roberson will need to stay out of foul trouble so that he can make a bigger impact on the game than he has been and Nate Tomlinson will need another strong game like he put up against the Falcons. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. and is nationally televised on FSN.