Another lackluster performance for the Buffaloes and another disappointing loss. Colorado lost to the Washington Huskies 64-54 and this looks nothing like the team that was so successful early in the season. You can point to their heartbreaking loss to Arizona as one of the main reasons for their struggles, but there are others issues as well. In every aspect of the game, the Buffaloes are struggling and the necessary adjustments just haven't been made by Tad Boyle. As a result, this season now doesn't look promising at all. On the night, Spencer Dinwiddie led the way with 15 points and Andre Roberson added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Colorado has more talent than a lot of teams in the Pac-12, but right now it looks all bad for the Buffaloes.
Things the Buffaloes did well:
They didn't do anything well tonight. The free throw shooting, which now seems like a minor issue in the grand scheme of things, was good again as Colorado went 11-14 from the line.
Things the Buffaloes struggled with:
The rebounding and defense was inept all night and the offense was stagnant and poor throughout the game. Josh Scott and Andre Roberson got handled easily on the glass and the Buffaloes overall gave up 15 offensive rebounds. Offensively, Colorado shot 36 percent from the field and shot a terrible 10 percent from three. Askia Booker had an awful game shooting from the field going 3-14 and continued to drive into the lane against Washington's bigs when it wasn't there at all. C.J. Wilcox and Scott Suggs had open looks for threes all night and finished with a combined 38 points as Colorado couldn't contain them. Overall, Spencer Dinwiddie shot 5-11; Andre Roberson shot 4-10; Josh Scott shot 4-10; and, Xavier Johnson shot 4-10. Johnson continues to think he can dunk on everybody and is way too erratic when he's driving to the hoop. The Buffaloes cannot get out and attack in transition and cannot do anything in the half court. The drive and kick isn't working as Colorado isn't aggressive enough and just looks out of sort. Now, the Buffaloes are 1-4 in the Pac-12 and are in a free fall.
Colorado plays Washington St. on Saturday on the road at 8 p.m. I don't see Colorado winning and the NCAA Tournament hopes that looked so good in the beginning of the season after the Charleston Classic Championship clearly are in jeopardy right now.