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Jan 17, 2005

QUICKLY...The University of Colorado (7-7, 0-3 Big 12 Conference) will travel to face the University of Missouri (7-8, 1-3 Big 12) on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:05 p.m. MST at the new Mizzou Arena.

BUFFS ON THE AIR...All Colorado women's basketball regular and post season games are broadcast live on KKZN AM 760, Boulder's Progressive Talk station. Carol Callan of USA Basketball will handle Tuesday's play by play duties and will be joined by CU Director of Basketball Operations Kris Livingston with the color commentary.

31ST SEASON...Colorado is in its 31st season of varsity women's basketball sporting an all-time record of 584-320 (.646). The Buffaloes have made 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, all since 1988, including six Sweet 16 appearances and three trips to the Elite Eight (1993, 1995 & 2002).

LEAGUE SEASON WELL UNDERWAY...Colorado will look to break its second three-game losing streak of the season on Tuesday. The Buffs have dropped their first three Big 12 games after entering league play on a five-game winning streak. CU has started its schedule with Iowa State and Texas Tech, who are both ranked and currently lead the Big 12 with unblemished 4-0 records. CU's third opponent, Nebraska, was unbeaten in league play until Saturday's loss at Kansas State and remains tied for third in the Big 12 standings with the Wildcats at 3-1. Sophomore forward Anna Nedovic leads a balanced CU scoring attack at 11.1 points per contest. Nedovic, who also posts a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game, is one of six Buffs averaging at least six points per game. Senior point guard Veronica Johns-Richardson is averaging 10.1 points per contest and paces the Buffaloes in 3-point field goals (21), steals (29) and assists (42). The freshman duo of forward Jackie McFarland and center Kara Richards have nearly identical outputs, combining for 19.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Richards, who has started all 14 games, has a team-best .516 shooting percentage and is averaging 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a contest. McFarland, a two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week, is averaging nine points and 5.8 rebounds per game. On the outside, sophomore Jasmina Ilic averages 8.9 points per game coming off a recent 15-point, nine-rebound performance against Nebraska. Junior shooting guard Whitney Law is sixth on the squad in the scoring column (6.6 ppg) and has a team-best .433 average from 3-point land (13-of-30).