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Buffs Host Cougars, National Girls & Women In Sports Day

Feb 15, 2014

THE GAME: The University of Colorado will host Washington State University on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Coors Events Center.

BROADCAST: Sunday’s game will be televised live nationally on the Pac-12 Mountain and Washington Networks (Check your local listings). Anne Marie Anderson will have the call and will be joined by Cindy Brunson with the color commentary. Sunday’s game will also air live on KKZN AM 760. Mike Rice will handle play-by-play duties while former Buffalo and KDVR Fox 31 Denver sports reporter Kami Carmann will provide the color commentary.

NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY: Sunday is National Girls & Women In Sports Day. CU is inviting all kids in 8th grade and under to be a part of the celebration and then watch the women’s basketball game for FREE.

National Girls & Women In Sports Day was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.

Prior to the game all kids (boys and girls) in 8th grade and under are invited to participate in skills and fitness stations run by CU female student-athletes and coaches. The skills and fitness stations will be held on the concourse starting at 11 a.m. followed by an autograph session with female student-athletes from 12-12:45 p.m.

All activities, including the women’s basketball game are FREE for kids participating in the skills stations and accompanying adults.  To receive free general admission you must enter the Coors Events Center through the northwest entrance between 11 and 11:45 a.m.   After 11:45 a.m. fans can purchase tickets at regular prices at the Coors Events Center ticket window.

OPENING TIP: Colorado has won seven of its last 10, “rematch” games since the end of 2011-12 (the second game in a regular season home-and-home series).

ABOUT THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 14-10 and tied with Oregon for ninth place in the Pac-12 at 4-9, just one game out of eighth. The Buffaloes have alternated wins and losses over the last five contests and are coming off an 87-80 setback against Washington on Friday.
The Buffaloes split on their weather-delayed Oregon trip last weekend dropping a 75-63 decision to Oregon State on Saturday before rebounding for an 81-75 win at Oregon on Monday. The games, originally scheduled for the typical Friday-Sunday series, were pushed back one day as a large winter storm dumped around eight inches to a foot of snow and ice in the area.

Colorado is averaging 70.6 points per game while hitting 41 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free-throw line. The Buffaloes have averaged 80.5 points over the past two games, unfortunately they have also given up 81.0 over that same span. 

The Buffaloes are second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (63.3 ppg) and blocked shots (4.1 bpg) while also ranking third in scoring margin (+7.3), free-throw percentage (.691), rebounding defense (36.6 rpg) and field-goal percentage defense (.368).

Sophomore forward Arielle Roberson leads Colorado in scoring, at 13.0 points per game, and rebounding at 7.9 per contest. Over the past four games she is averaging 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. She nearly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds in the loss to Washington. Roberson ranks fifth in offensive rebounds (3.4 orpg), 10th in overall rebounds, 12th in blocked shots (0.9 bpg), 15th in field-goal percentage (.437) and 18th in scoring on the Pac-12 charts.

Last season’s Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Roberson has a team-best four double-doubles on the season which all occurred within the final five nonconference games, including the Southern Utah contest where she scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. She recorded three straight double-doubles (Wyoming-Illinois-Denver), becoming the first Buff to do that since Chucky Jeffery had three in a row from Feb. 3-Feb. 10, 2013 (at USC, vs. Oregon State, vs. Oregon). She had a season-high 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Denver. In that game she established team-season and career-highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (17).

Roberson was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for Dec. 2-8 averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds while hitting 48 percent from the field in the wins over Wyoming and Illinois.

Junior forward Jen Reese ranks eighth in the Pac-12 in field-goal accuracy at 47.4 percent while ranking second on the team in both scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (6.1 rpg). Reese recorded her third career double-double, and second of the season, with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Oregon. She has scored in double figures in 15 of her 23 games. Reese’s first double-double of the season was a 14-point and career-best 14 rebound effort at Louisville.

Reese had an outstanding weekend against the Arizona schools averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds on 55 percent from the field and 91 percent from the free-throw line. In the win over Arizona she tied her career-best with 22 points, hitting 62 percent from the field and 86 percent from the free-throw line. Reese matched her scoring output on Jan. 26 against No. 14/23 Arizona State for her third career 20-point outing, two of which came over the weekend. She established career-highs in field goals made (9), attempted (18) and minutes played (36) while hitting a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line and pulling down eight rebounds.

Senior guard Brittany Wilson leads the team in assists (77) and steals (31) while ranking third in scoring (11.0 ppg). Wilson had scored double-digits in seven straight games before being held to seven against Washington.

Wilson is second in the Pac-12 in free-throw accuracy during league games at 81.4 percent hitting 48-of-59. She has made 29-of-35 in the last six (.829). Wilson hit a pair of clutch free-throws with 14 seconds left in the win over Oregon which made it a two possession game (79-75) as the Buffaloes went on for the 81-75 win.

Overall on the Pac-12 charts Wilson ranks 10th in assists, 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1) and 24th in scoring.

Sophomore forward Jamee Swan is averaging 6.0 points on a team-best 51 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line. She leads the Buffaloes and ranks eighth in the Pac-12 in blocked shots (1.1 bpg). Swan scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 from the field  and 7-of-10 from the line in the home loss to Washington. She is hitting 51.2 percent from the field during Pac-12 play which ranks sixth on the league charts. Her scoring performance against Washington marks her second career 20-point effort, the other coming with her second career double-double in the Stanford game with 20 points and 13 rebounds. 

Senior guard Ashley Wilson has started the last four games averaging 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists over that span. Wilson recorded her first career double-double logging personal bests with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Washington. She has groomed herself into one of Colorado’s better free-throw shooters hitting 78.5 percent on the season, ranking sixth in the Pac-12.  Wilson’s status is even better in league only games, ranking third at 81.1 percent. She has made 16-of-18 (.889) over the last four games, including the final points on a pair of free throws with five seconds left in the win over Oregon.

Four of Wilson’s six career double-figure scoring games have come this season. She only had two double-figure scoring games in her first 97 career outings.

Freshman Haley Smith has started the last 10 games for the Buffaloes, and really beginning to build some momentum. Smith scored a career-high nine points at Oregon hitting 4-of-6 from the field and dishing out three assists. She is averaging 6.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists over the last four outings. She put together one of the best all-around efforts of her young career against Utah recording eight points, eight rebounds and four assists against the Utes.

Freshman guard Lauren Huggins has provided a nice scoring punch off the bench, but has sat out the last three games with a leg injury. Huggins leads Colorado from 3-point range with 29 on the season with multiple 3-pointers seven games. She tied her own career and team season high with five 3-pointers in the win over Arizona, finishing with 15 points. She made 5-of-8 from downtown after making only one of her previous 10 and 2-of-16 during her first six Pac-12 games. Huggins also played great defense against the Wildcats recording a personal-best two blocked shots while also  coming up with three rebounds and two steals. Huggins ranks 13th in the Pac-12 in 3-pointers made (1.5 3mpg).

Junior guard Lexy Kresl, returned to game action against Utah after missing three games with an injury to her right leg. She started the first 16 games and had been running a solid point prior to her injury averaging 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Kresl continues to lead the Pac-12 in free-throw accuracy at 88.5  percent (46-of-52) while ranking 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) and 13th in assists.

Kresl was the MVP of the 2013 Omni Hotels Classic averaging 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists. She dished out a career-high six assists, with no turnovers, and added 12 points in the first round win over South Alabama. Kresl scored 19 points in the championship game, just one point off her career high, hitting 7-of-14 from the field and adding four assists, five rebounds and three steals.

Junior guard Jasmine Sborov started the first 14 games averaging 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game but is sidelined with a broken bone in her right foot. Over her last four games she averaged 7.0 rebounds which included her first career double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing a career-best 10 rebounds against Southern Utah. Sborov was solid in the UCLA game, scoring 11 points on 4-of-7 from the field along with eight rebounds. She played a career-high 33 minutes against the Bruins and also matched her personal best by drilling a pair of 3-pointers.

Sborov has hit 72.4 percent from the foul line, delivering a pair of clutch performances on the road. She hit two foul shots at Colorado State with under a minute left to give Colorado a three point lead. In the win over Wyoming, she iced the game for the Buffaloes with another two free throws that provided the final margin, 63-59, with five seconds remaining. She has scored in double-digits in seven games, including a career-high 13 points in the season opening win over Colorado State. She came into this season with just three double-figure scoring games over the first 62 games of her career.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: Washington State is 13-12 and tied with instate rival Washington for sixth place in the Pac-12 at 7-6. The Cougars snapped a three-game losing skid by defeating Utah 83-73 Friday night in Salt Lake City. WSU heads to Boulder having lost six of eight since a 5-0 beginning to the Pac-12 season. The Cougars average 72.7 points per game on 40.1 percent from the field. Defensively Washington State averages 8.8 steals per game and has a plus-2.5 turnover margin, both numbers ranking third in the Pac-12. The Cougars own three wins over ranked teams this season and entered the weekend having faced the 10th toughest schedule in the nation.

Washington State is led by the backcourt tandem of junior Tia Presley and sophomore Lia Galdeira. The duo accounts for 49 percent of the Cougars’ scoring this season. Presley tops the team and ranks sixth in the Pac-12 at 18.9 points per game. Galdeira pitches in 17.9 points per contest, ranking eighth on the league charts. Junior center Shalie Dheensaw tops Washington State in rebounding at 6.8 per game while pitching in 7.0 points per contest. Senior forward Sage Romberg averages 8.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while hitting a 44 percent from the field.

June Daugherty is in her seventh year at Washington State with a record of 69-141. She is in her 25th year overall as a collegiate head coach with a record of 383-355.

THE SERIES: This will be just the sixth meeting between Colorado and Washington State, the least played series for the Buffaloes in their third year in the Pac-12. Colorado leads the series 3-2 with Washington State picking up the win in the earlier meeting in Pullman, 70-60, on Jan. 17. This is the first year that the Buffaloes play a home-and-home with Washington State and its rival Washington. Colorado has defeated Washington State in its only two prior trips to Boulder, including a 59-45 decision on Feb. 22, 2013.

Linda Lappe is 2-1 against Washington State as a head coach. June Daugherty is 1-4 against Colorado, 1-2 with Washington State and 0-2 while she was head coach at Washington.

CONNECTIONS: Freshman guard/forward Haley Smith is a graduate of Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash., located east of Seattle.

REBOUNDING FOR THE WIN: After uncharacteristically losing the rebounding battle in five of its first six Pac-12 games, Colorado has bounced back to be on the plus side, or even, in the last seven. During that span the Buffaloes are a plus-46 on the boards, or 6.6 per game.

Two of Colorado’s best rebounding efforts of the season have come in the past four games. Colorado nabbed a season-high 54 rebounds in the win over Oregon, its most since grabbing 58 in the 2013 Pac-12 quarterfinal win over Washington. The Buffaloes recorded 24 of those on the offensive end, just one off their season high of 25 against Southern Utah on Dec. 29. It was also Colorado’s fifth game of 50 or more rebounds on the season.

Another one of those 50-rebounds games came in the 61-45 win over Utah on Super Bowl Sunday. The Buffaloes tied a then-season-high with 51 rebounds (Illinois, Southern Utah) and their plus-16 margin over the Utes was their best in the Pac-12 this season and tied for the second-best mark overall (+21 vs. Illinois, +16 vs. Rice & Alcorn State).

Colorado outrebounded the Utes 27-12 in the first half. That plus-15 margin is Colorado’s best of the season for a half and Utah’s 12 rebounds was an opponent low.

Six players had at least five rebounds for Colorado led by Arielle Roberson and Haley Smith who both had eight. The last time Colorado had six players with at least five rebounds was during its 65-49 win at USC on Feb. 3, 2013 which was also played on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Buffaloes are 14-4 when winning or equaling their opponent on the battle of the boards; 0-6 when trailing on the glass.

3-POINT STREAK ENDS, NEW ONE BEGINS: Colorado’s 285-game streak with at least one 3-point field goal came to an end on Jan. 26 against Arizona State. The Buffaloes were 0-of-4 from beyond the arc against the Sun Devils. The last time Colorado had gone without a 3-point field goal prior to the Arizona State game was a 56-51 win at Missouri on Jan. 18, 2005 (0-for-8).

The Buffaloes did not score from 3-point range against Utah either (0-for-7), marking the first time since Dec. 1-2, 1995, Colorado went back-to-back games without a 3-pointer.

Junior forward Jen Reese put an end to the scoreless string from downtown in the opening minutes of the win over Utah, ending a stretch of 88 minutes, 56 seconds with out a 3-pointer (0-for-13).

Colorado has made a 3-pointer in its last four games since that drought, hitting 32.7 percent during that span (17-of-52).

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Colorado has a record of 39-17 since the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Of those 17 losses, 10 have been to ranked teams and nine of those ranked higher than Colorado at the time the game was played. The Buffaloes have won 36 of their last 43 games against unranked opponents.

Colorado prepared for the Pac-12 season with a 10-1 nonconference record, with the lone loss coming on the road at then No. 7/7 ranked Louisville. The Buffaloes have  been dominant in the nonconference in the last four years with an overall record of 41-5, including wins in 34 of their last 35 games.

TIGHTENING UP THE ‘D”: Colorado set a school record for field-goal percentage defense in 2012-13 at 35.0 percent and the Buffaloes are looking to flirt with that mark again.

Colorado is allowing just 36.8 percent from the field which ranks third in the Pac-12 and a number that would currently rank third on the team’s season charts. The Buffaloes have been even more stingy from long range by allowing 29.3 percent shooting beyond the arc.

The Buffaloes, who rank second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (63.3 ppg), have held 13 opponents under 60 points. Colorado has held its opponents under 70 points in 49 of the last 56 games.

Colorado held Utah to 45 points, a season-low in Pac-12 play and the 10th time in the last two seasons the Buffaloes have held a conference opponent under 50 points.

MORE OFFENSE: Colorado has hit 80 points in seven games this season, its most since scoring 80 in 13 games during the 2001-02 season.  Four of those 80-point efforts came in succession from the Alcorn State through South Alabama contests. It marked the first time that the Buffaloes had hit 80 points in four consecutive games since late in the 1982-83 season when Colorado achieved the mark in five straight (Feb. 12-Mar. 5, 1983).

Colorado’s 94 points against South Alabama were its most since a 96-90 overtime win over TCU in the third round of the 2008 Postseason WNIT, and the most in regulation since the last time the Buffaloes hit the century mark, a 100-71 win over Cal State-Fullerton on Nov. 18, 2005.

The Buffaloes scored 85 at New Mexico, the most on the road, in regulation time, since a 101-56 win at TCU on Dec. 7, 1993. Colorado scored 90 on the road in a one-point overtime loss at Baylor on Feb. 23, 2000 and that same number in a 9-point overtime win at Kansas on Feb. 24, 1995.

FREE THROW HISTORY: Sophomore Arielle Roberson had one of the top free-throw performances in team history in the win over Denver. Her 13 free throws made tied for the fifth best single-game performance in team history and most since Jackie McFarland had 13 against TCU in the 2008 WNIT, just days after setting her school record of 15 against Villanova. Roberson’s 17 attempts tie for the second most in team history, just one off the school-record 18 attempted by LeaAnn Banks at Colorado State on Dec. 5, 1984.

Most Free Throws Made In One Game (Attempted):
15 - Jackie McFarland vs. Villanova, Mar. 27, 2008 (16)
14 - Jackie McFarland vs. Texas Tech, Mar. 6, 2007 (16)
14 - Shelley Sheetz vs. Arkansas, Dec. 8, 1992 (16)
14 - Debbie Descano vs. Montana State, Feb. 20, 1980 (16)
13 - Arielle Roberson vs. Denver, Dec. 12, 2013 (17)
13 - Jackie McFarland vs. TCU, Mar. 30, 2008 (14)
13 - Shelley Sheetz vs. Nebraska, Mar. 18, 1992 (16)
13 - Gretchen DeWitte vs. Nebraska, Feb. 7, 1987 (13)

Most Free Throws Attempted In One Game (Made):
18 - LeaAnn Banks at Colorado State, Dec. 5, 1984 (9)
17 - Arielle Roberson vs. Denver, Dec. 12, 2013 (13)
17 - Tera Bjorklund vs. North Carolina, Mar. 24, 2003 (12)
17 - Erin Scholz vs. Auburn, Mar. 17, 1996 (12)
17 - Bridget Turner vs. UNLV, Mar. 18, 1989 (11)

ROBERSON PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sophomore Arielle Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 2-8, the league office announced on Dec. 9.

For Roberson it’s her first Player of the Week honor and sixth conference weekly award overall. She was a five-time winner of the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Week award last season.

Roberson averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds while hitting 48 percent from the field in Colorado’s wins over Wyoming (63-59) on Dec. 4, and Illinois (79-56) on Dec. 7.

Roberson scored 13 points and matched a season-high with 12 rebounds in the win at Wyoming. Eight of her rebounds were on the offensive end, one less than she had in her previous four games combined. She hit 6-of-15 from the field and also dished out an assist.

Against Illinois, Roberson led Colorado in scoring, tying a season-high with 17 points, hitting 58 percent from the field (7-of-12). She pulled down 10 rebounds, logging her fifth career double-double.

Roberson’s honor is CU’s ninth weekly award in the Pac-12 since the Buffaloes joined the conference in 2011; fourth in the Player of the Week category.

AGAINST RANKED TEAMS: Colorado is 0-4 against ranked teams this season after dropping a 68-66 decision to No. 14/23 Arizona State. The Buffaloes have lost their last 10 to ranked opponents and are 3-14 under Linda Lappe. Only one of those opponents, No. 19/19 California on Jan. 10, was ranked lower than Colorado at the time. Eleven of Colorado’s last 14 ranked opponents have been ranked No. 8 or higher.

CU is 62-152 all-time against ranked opponents.

FAST OUT OF THE GATE: Colorado’s 9-0 mark to start the season is the fifth best in team history. Three of the top five all-time best starts in program history have come in the last three seasons. CU’s best start was a 15-0 mark to begin the 1992-93 season. Here are Colorado’s top-eight all-time season starts:

Year          Start   Final    Other
1992-93   15-0    27-4     NCAA Elite 8
2011-12   12-0    21-14   WNIT Quarterfinals
1980-81   12-0    28-5     *AIAW National Tourn. First Round
2012-13   11-0    25-7     NCAA First Round
2013-14   9-0      ??         33 straight regular season nonconf wins
1993-94   7-0      27-5     NCAA Sweet 16
1982-83   7-0      21-8     #Big Eight Semifinals
*-CU’s first national tournament appearance; #-First year of Big Eight Conference round-robin play.

LIGHTS OUT: Colorado had one of their best shooting stretches in recent memory during the three-game span of New Mexico through the Omni Classic. CU hit an impressive 52.8 percent (93-of-176) during that span and finished above 50 percent in all three contests, including a season-best 55.6 percent (30-of-54) at New Mexico.

In 2012-13 Colorado had only two games above 50 percent for the entire 32-game season. The last time the Buffaloes had hit 50 percent in three consecutive games was from  Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 1998, current head coach Linda Lappe’s freshman season.

NUMBERS FROM DEEP: Colorado hit 10-of-18 3-pointers at New Mexico, its best performance percentage wise since the home game against the Lobos last season. The Buffaloes hit 62 percent from long range (8-of-13) in their 84-39 win over New Mexico in Boulder on Dec. 29, 2012. The 10 3-pointers were Colorado’s most in a game on the road since hitting 15 at Oklahoma State on March 25, 2012, in the WNIT Quarterfinals. Colorado also had 10 at home against Oregon on Feb. 10, 2013.

Jen Reese and Jasmine Sborov both went 2-for-2 from long range against the Lobos, setting new career-highs for 3-pointers made for both players. In fact the duo, 4-for-4 on the day, had been a combined 7-for-48 (.146) in their careers prior to the New Mexico game.

ROAD WARRIORS: Colorado is 5-6 on the road this season and has won 24 of its last 39 true road contests. Prior to the start of this run, The Buffaloes had just five wins in their previous 37 road games dating back to the 2008 Big 12 Conference schedule. Overall the Buffaloes are 27-19 away from Boulder dating back to the tail end of the 2010-11 season.

BIG WIN STREAKS: Colorado saw its 33-game regular season nonconference win streak come to an end at Louisville a string that had began with a 74-52 win over Colgate on Dec. 30, 2010. This run is just one of several enjoyed by the Buffaloes over the last three seasons.

Colorado had claimed perfect 11-0 nonconference marks in each of the last two seasons, comprising of two of the top eight overall winning streaks in team history. The 2011-12 team actually began the season 12-0, including a win in its first ever Pac-12 Conference game, tying for the fifth-best streak in team history and the second longest to begin a season.

The Buffaloes’ 11-game streak to start the 2012-13 season ties for the eighth best overall. Throw in a 10-game streak at the end of the 2012-13 campaign, and the Buffaloes have registered three separate  double-digit winning streaks in the last two seasons.

Colorado has 10 double-figure win streaks in its history. Head coach Linda Lappe has presided over three of those streaks, one behind her mentor Ceal Barry who coached the Buffaloes to four different double-figure win streaks over her 22 seasons on the bench.

NATIONALLY RANKED: Colorado was ranked in the first 11 polls this season (including preseason), reaching as high as No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll.

The Buffaloes were ranked in 25 straight AP polls from Dec. 17, 2012 to Jan. 13, 2014. Colorado has been ranked in 183 all-time AP polls, ranking third in the Pac-12 behind only Stanford and USC.

For the first time since 2003, Colorado was ranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today Sports Coaches Top 25 Preseason polls, coming in at No. 19 in each.

Prior to the 2003-04 campaign the Buffaloes were ranked 20th in both polls. The preseason rankings were Colorado’s highest since debuting at No. 12 (AP) and No. 13 (Coaches) heading into the 2001-02 campaign.

Colorado was not ranked in the final 2012-13 Coaches poll, coming in as the first team listed in the receiving votes category. The Buffaloes appeared in 11 Coaches polls in 2012-13, reaching has high as No. 18 the week of March 4, 2013.

WILSON CLIMBING CAREER CHARTS: Senior guard Brittany Wilson is in 20th place on Colorado’s all-time scoring list with 1,113 points. She became the 25th player in team history to reach 1,000 points during the Stanford game.

Wilson is ninth in career 3-pointers made (127) and attempted (405), 13th in minutes played (3,210), 14th in steals (157), and 19th in assists (271).

IRON WOMEN: The senior duo of Brittany Wilson and Rachel Hargis have a good chance to end their careers ranking No. 1 & No. 2 in games played at Colorado.

The two have combined for 249 out of a possible 250 games played during their careers. Wilson has not missed a game in her career, playing in all 125 possible contests. Hargis has played in 124 missing only one contest, the 2013 NCAA Tournament game against Kansas, with a knee injury.

Barring any unforeseen setbacks, and with a modest postseason run, the two will be looking to catch Erin Scholz who set the school record at 132 games played from 1993-97.  By playing Sunday against Washington State, Wilson will tie Randie Wirt (2000-04) for eighth place on CU’s all-time list with 126 games played, while Hargis would join former teammate Chucky Jeffery (2009-13) and De Celle Thomas (1992-96) in 10th place at 124.

HOME AT THE CECC: Colorado is traditionally tough at home with a 391-133 all-time record at the Coors Events Center (.746), and finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 15-3. The Buffaloes have won 10 or more games in a season at the CEC in 24 of 35 years. The Buffaloes have enjoyed five undefeated seasons (1980-83, 1992-94) at the CEC.

Colorado, 9-4 at Coors in 2013-14, has won 16 of its last 21 and 27 of its last 35 at home.