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Buffs Venture To Little Apple For Big 12 Showdown

Feb 18, 2005

QUICKLY...The University of Colorado (8-15, 1-11 Big 12 Conference) will travel to play No. 18/17 Kansas State University (17-6, 8-4 Big 12) on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. MST, at Bramlage Coliseum. The game will be televised live by Fox Sports Net Midwest, but will not be available in the Boulder-Denver metro market.

BUFFS ON THE AIR...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 will be joined by CU's 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 585-328 (.641). 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).

BUFFS SEARCHING FOR SECOND LEAGUE WIN...Colorado lost its eighth straight in Big 12 play with a 77-61 setback against Oklahoma on Feb. 16. The Buffs, who hadn't lost eight straight since the 1984-85 season, are in 12th place in the league standings at 1-11, one game behind Oklahoma State which is 2-10. The Buffaloes will be looking to avoid tying their longest ever losing streak of nine which happened in 1974-75, CU's first season of varsity women's basketball. Coming off a career-high tying 23-point performance against Oklahoma, freshman Jackie McFarland tops Colorado's balanced scoring attack at 10.2 points per game. McFarland also leads the Buffaloes in field-goals made (85), field-goal percentage (.491) and is second in rebounding (6.3 rpg). Sophomore forward Jasmina Ilic and senior point guard Veronica Johns-Richardson each average 9.7 points per outing. Ilic is CU's top scorer in league games (10.8 ppg) and lead the Buffaloes in 3-point field goals with 29. Johns-Richardson paces the Buffs in assists (70) and steals (47) and ranks sixth in the Big 12 in field-goal percentage during conference games at 50.6 percent (41x81). Sophomore forward Anna Nedovic continues to be Colorado's top overall rebounder (6.4 rpg) and is fourth in the scoring column at 9.0 points an outing. Freshman center Kara Richards is at 8.9 points per game, is third in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and second in free-throw percentage (.707). Junior Whitney Law is sixth on the squad in the scoring column at 7.1 points per game and tops Colorado in 3-point field-goal percentage (.396, 19x48).

For the complete release and statistics click on the link below (pdf).