MBB Looks To End Three-Game Skid At Baylor
FOR STARTERS: Colorado has lost three consecutive Big 12 games by an average of 82-to-59.3 points...The last time they lost four straight Big 12 games was 2004-05 (when they lost five in a row)...CU has also lost eight straight Big 12 road games dating back to last season and are being outscored 83.0-to-63.3 in those games...CU is 4-15 (.211) in the last three Big 12 seasons on the road...Last Big 12 road win, Jan. 21, 2006 (Oklahoma State, 80-78, overtime). Complete Notes Attached.
CU at baylor: The Buffaloes hold a 13-5 advantage over the Bears since 1946 and in Big 12 play are 9-3. Overall, CU is 3-3 in Waco and 3-2 in conference play having lost the last time at the Ferrell Center (Jan. 19, 2005, 67-59).
SCOUTING THE bears: Baylor is one of the more balnced scoring teams in the conference, has four players averaging 10 or more points. With an average of 15.7 points over six losses in the Big 12, the Bears have lost some close ones (4 points at OSU; 5 pts. at Texas and 10 points to A&M). Probable starters/team stats are listed on the PDF.
REGAINING FORM? Richard Roby's recent transformation from a non-scoring threat (career-low one point at Nebraska) to his latest 30-point outburst at No. 8 Kansas is a rollercoaster. It's his first 20+ offensive game since his 30-point effort against Texas (Jan. 6) and 20-points at Oklahoma (Jan. 10). In between OU and KU (four games), Roby has totaled 37 points (9.3 ppg.). In three games against BU, he's averaging 16.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg., .436 FG% (17-of-39), 2.3 apg.
HOOK SHOTS: Richard Roby tied his season-high 10 FGs made at KU for his sixth career 30+point effort. His other 10 FGs made this season (Pepperdine, Texas) were 30-point games...Roby needs two points to move into 13th place on CU's all-time scoring list (Pat Frink, 1288, 1965-68, 17.4 ppg, 74 games); CU great Jay Humphries is next, 12th at 1306 points...Dominique Coleman leads the team over the last five games averaging 7.0 rpg. and 3.8 apg., he's third at 9.8 ppg....In seven Big 12 games, Coleman leads CU with 7.0 rpg., 3.9 apg....In his last five games, Xavier Silas is tied for the team lead in points (w/ Roby) 13.6 ppg., and is tied for third on the boards (5.0; he's also 24-of-53 FG% (.453)...In their last three starts, Silas is averaging 12.7 ppg. and 4.7 rpg; Jeremy Williams 11.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg....Roby, Silas, Marcus King-Stockton have started all seven Big 12 games...TEAM: CU's 30 turnovers at Kansas were the most since committing 30 at KU (Feb. 15, 1992)...CU has used 10 different starting combos in 17 games...In their last two roads with over 10,000 people in attendance, the Buffs have lost by an average of 22 pts....CU has had a better shooting FG% than Iowa State, Central Florida, Denver--all wins ...CU has never been 1-7 in Big 12 play. In 1998-99 they started 2-8 after their first 10 games...CU has outrebounded the opponent in their last five games.
LAST TIME OUT (complete box on page 20): Richard Roby's 30 points weren't enough to pass up No. 8 Kansas on Saturday, as the Buffs fell 97-74, their 35th loss to Kansas in their last 36 meetings. Colorado (5-12, 1-6 Big 12) closed within nine points in the second half. But then Mario Chalmers hit two free throws and Rush made his third 3-pointer to trigger a 20-5 run by the Jayhawks. CU, which had never before lost six of its first seven Big 12 games, fell to 7-57 in Lawrence. The Buffs committed 30 turnovers, one short of their Big 8 record of 31 at Oklahoma, Feb. 20, 1985.
crashing the boards: In seven Big 12 games, CU has six players with at least 29 rebounds and all are averaging over four a game. Dominique Coleman heads the list (49, 7.0 rpg.), followed by Jeremy Williams (34, 4.9). Xavier Silas and Marcus King-Stockton each have 32 (4.6). Jermyl Jackson-Wilson and Richard Roby round out the list with 29 and 28, respectively (4.1, 4.0 rpg.). CU is a fourth out of 12 schools in rebounding (35.9) and fourth on the offensive glass (12.7). They're sixth on the defensive end (23.1).
ON THE ROAD IN THE BIG 12: Since the Big 12 formed (1996-97), CU has played 83 regular season games on the road. Heading into 2006-07, the Buffaloes under Coach Patton are 21-62 (.253). That means an average of 2.1 wins a season and 5.9 losses in eight road games. The highest win total was 4-4 in 1996-97; their lowest was one win in each of the 2002-03 (Baylor), 2001-02 (Texas A&M) and 1999-2000 Kansas State) seasons.