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Colorado Hosts No. 6/8 Baylor Saturday

Feb 24, 2005

QUICKLY...The University of Colorado (8-17, 1-13 Big 12 Conference) will host No. 6/8 Baylor University (22-3, 12-2 Big 12) on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. MST in the Coors Events Conference Center.

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 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 585-330 (.639). 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 a school-record 10th straight game with a 83-40 setback at No. 13/13 Texas on Feb. 23. The Buffs are in 12th place in the league standings at 1-13, one game behind Oklahoma State which is 2-11. Colorado would need to win its last two games and the Cowgirls would have to lose their last two for the Buffaloes to avoid being the 12th seed at the 2005 Big 12 Tournament which begins Tuesday, March 8, in Kansas City, Mo. Colorado's 10-game skid is the longest losing streak in team history, breaking the mark of nine set during the Buffs' first season of varsity women's basketball in 1975. Colorado needs to win one of its final two games to avoid the lowest league win total in team history. The Buffs have finished with just two conference wins on two occasions ? 1975 (Intermountain Conference) and 1984-85 (Big Eight). After CU's game with Baylor, the Buffaloes will host Nebraska on Wednesday, Mar. 2, at the CECC.

Freshman Jackie McFarland tops Colorado's balanced scoring attack at 10.1 points per game. McFarland also leads the Buffaloes in free-throws made (57), field-goal percentage (.471) and is second in rebounding (6.2 rpg). Sophomore forward Jasmina Ilic is second in overall scoring (9.6 ppg) and CU's top scorer in league games (10.6 ppg). Ilic tops the Buffaloes in 3-point field goals with 33, 24 of which have come in Big 12 action. Senior point guard Veronica Johns-Richardson is just one point behind Ilic in the scoring column (9.6 ppg) and paces the Buffs in assists (75), steals (51) and 3-point field-goal percentage (.389, 28x72). Sophomore forward Anna Nedovic continues to be Colorado's top overall rebounder and is fifth in the scoring column at 8.7 points an outing. Freshman center Kara Richards is at 8.8 points per game, is third in rebounding (5.4 rpg) leads the Buffs in blocked shots with 25. Junior Whitney Law is sixth on the squad in the scoring column at 6.7 points per game and is second on the squad in assists (44) and steals (30).

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