COLORADO FACES JAYHAWKS IN BIG 12 TILT TUESDAY
QUICKLY...The University of Colorado (8-8, 1-4 Big 12 Conference) will host the University of Kansas (8-8, 1-4 Big 12) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Coors Events Conference Center. The game will air live on Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain with Mitch Hyder on the call and Sandy Williams with the color commentary.
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. Tim Smile will handle play by play duties and is joined by Jan Whitbeck with the color commentary.
31ST SEASON...Colorado is in its 31st season of varsity women's basketball sporting an all-time record of 585-321 (.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...After a much needed road win at Missouri last week, Colorado couldn't quite keep the momentum going as the Buffs fell to Oklahoma State in overtime in their last outing. Colorado is 1-4 in the current league standings and is tied with Kansas for ninth place, one-half game ahead of Missouri and Oklahoma State who are each 1-5. Sophomore forward Anna Nedovic leads a balanced CU scoring attack at 10.8 points per contest. Nedovic, who also posts a team-high 6.8 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 (34) and assists (45). The freshman duo of forward Jackie McFarland and center Kara Richards have nearly identical outputs, combining for 19.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. Richards, who has started all 16 games, is averaging 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds a contest. McFarland, a two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week, leads the Buffs in field-goal percentage (.500, 54x108) and is averaging 9.5 points and six rebounds per game. On the outside, sophomore Jasmina Ilic averages 8.6 points per game while junior Whitney Law is sixth on the squad in the scoring column at 6.7 points an outing.