Colorado honors late Buffs great Cliff Meely
In a heartwarming gesture, Colorado paid tribute to the life of one of its best men's basketball players in school history at Sunday's home opener against UT Martin. In honor of former Buffs great Cliff Meely, who passed away in May, Colorado left one of the courtside seats at Coors Event Center open, adorning it with flowers and Meely's retired No. 20 jersey.
Meely, a longtime season ticket holder and fan of the Buffs, still holds the top two single season scoring averages in Colorado history, while his 1,940 career points and 971 rebounds rank second all-time. For his exploits on the court, the former Buff was named to the Big 12 All-Century Team and continued his career in the NBA, playing for six seasons with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.
Pac-12 Networks' J.B. Long and Don MacLean shared their memories of Meely during Sunday's broadcast: