After reading the model and calmly deconstructing the Oregon State Beavers, your Colorado Buffaloes hopped on buses and planes to face the Stanford Cardinal in the Bay Area. This one of a previous few true home games this year for the Cardinal, and they happen to reach full strength (read: no injuries) just before the Buffs roll into town.
The first half was more of the same on defense. Other than the notable exception of Oscar Da Silva (everyone, he’s so good), the Buffs PUT THE CLAMPS ON EM. CU fought through foul trouble from Evan Battey and Dallas Walton on defense to lock down Ziaire Williams and Bryce Wills on the outside. On offense, a balanced scoring attack led by Walton and D’Shawn Schwartz and efficient outside shooting let the Buffs go into halftime with a 34-23 lead.
The second half similarly opened up for CU. While Oscar Da Silva continued to dominate, McKinley Wright and Eli Parquet hounded Stanford’s guards and Evan Battey, fresh after sitting the 1st half, imposed his will in the paints. The Buffs do what they have done all year (well, mostly) - force long shot clocks, draw charges, and run out the three point line. On offense, Jeriah Horne continued his uber-efficient year, hitting all kinds of junk. Wright, who could not buy a foul, attacked the rim all night long. All in all, the Buffs looked like they did against Oregon State, putting together a solid 40 minutes. They look to California next, with the Golden Bears BARE-ly (heh) losing to Utah. CU needs to continue to take care of business.