Sunday afternoon's match-up against No. 9 Stanford felt reminiscent of Friday night's tough loss for the Colorado women's basketball team. Despite a fast start and improved field goal shooting, the Buffaloes couldn't find a way to clinch a Pac-12 victory in California, falling 71-56 to the Cardinal.
Two major obstacles haunted the University of Colorado's Pac-12 focus Friday night against No. 21 California. Head coach Linda Lappe's squad followed its defensive instincts, but inconsistent shooting and high turnovers led to a 64-35 loss for the Buffs on Pete Newell Court.
The University of Colorado will play their first Pac-12 Conference road games this weekend. The Buffaloes' four-game trip begins on Friday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. MT when they face the California Bears at Haas Pavilion.