After demolishing Northern Colorado on Monday, the Colorado Buffaloes did much of the same against the similarly overmatched Omaha Mavericks, winning 91-49.
The Buffs started the game with a clear advantage on the interior, as is expected in a game like this. Omaha crashed hard into the paint, choosing to give up open threes instead of inside layups. That’s usually a good strategy against the inconsistent Buffs, but everyone was hot today. Led by D’Shawn Schwartz getting into gear, Colorado hit six three-pointers in the half on their way to a 47-25 lead.
The second half was mostly coasting. McKinley Wright was hardly trying but he still had a near-perfect night with 17 points and 8 assists to zero turnovers. It’s fun to see Wright defer for so long and go to his bag of tricks just because he wants to. That beautiful turnaround post fade is money. It also helps that everyone was hitting shots all game, especially Dallas Walton and Jabari Walker, who combined for 29 points on just 11 field goal attempts (Walker is very good at drawing fouls).
The Buffs will have a more difficult opponent next time they take the court. They will be playing the Washington Huskies on Sunday (8:00 p.m. MT), a non-conference in Las Vegas. The Huskies are a bit of a disaster and are just 1-4 this season, but they’re a talented bunch and shouldn’t be underestimated.