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Feb 4, 2005

Game Notes

QUICKLY...The University of Colorado (8-11, 1-7 Big 12 Conference) will make its first appearance in the Lone Star state this season as the Buffaloes travel to College Station to face Texas A&M University (11-8, 2-7 Big 12) on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. in Reed Arena. Saturday's game will be televised to a national television audience on Fox Sports Net.

BUFFS ON THE AIR...Saturday's game against Texas A&M will be broadcast on KVCU 1190 AM due to a conflict on 760 AM with the men's game. Tim Smile will handle play by play duties and is joined by USA Basketball's Carol Callan with the color commentary.

31ST SEASON...Colorado is in its 31st season of varsity women's basketball sporting an all-time record of 585-324 (.644). 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 HALFWAY OVER...Colorado lost its fourth straight as Iowa State downed the Buffaloes 103-76 on Feb. 2 in Ames, Iowa. It is the first time since the 1999-2000 season that the Buffs have lost four in a row. Colorado is 1-7 in the current league standings and is tied with Oklahoma State and Missouri for 10th place. Sophomore forwards Jasmina Ilic and Anna Nedovic lead a balanced CU scoring attack at 10.2 points per contest a piece. Ilic also leads the team with 25 3-pointers after draining six against the Cyclones. Nedovic, who also posts a team-high seven rebounds per game, is one of six Buffs averaging at least six points per game. Senior point guard Veronica Johns-Richardson is averaging 9.9 points per contest and paces the Buffaloes in steals (42) and assists (59). 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 19 games, is averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds a contest. McFarland, a two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week, leads the Buffs in field-goal percentage (.478, 64x134) and is averaging 9.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Junior Whitney Law is sixth on the squad in the scoring column at 6.4 points an outing.