As the bubble watch begins in college basketball, there are many teams finding themselves wondering if they’ll be playing in the Big Dance, but for the most part none of those teams are capable of getting past the first round, except for one. The Colorado Buffaloes are not a bubble team in my eyes- they’re comfortably going to be playing in March Madness and I’ll tell you why.
The feisty back court pair of sophomores, Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker are among the most underrated in the country. They’re both smart on and off the ball and are versatile athletes, not to mention Dinwiddie can hit jumpers from anywhere on the floor. In the Buffalo front court, Andre Roberson is amongst the most talented rebounders in Div I basketball not to mention a tremendous force inside. Freshman Josh Scott has been a solid compliment as a shooter and off the block. Defensively, this team prides itself on contesting shots and preventing the three ball. The Buffs are built to make it into the second weekend of the NCAA tournament- mark my words.
Last year, Tad Boyle’s Buffaloes made the tournament for the first time in nearly a decade, getting past favorite UNLV into the second round. At 16-5, the Buffs have managed to win 5 of their last 6 contests, heating up just at the right time. Couple that with last year’s experience and you have a potentially dangerous team flying under the radar going into March. Tomorrow, the Buffs have a chance to get revenge at home against No.9 Arizona who they lost to in overtime on January 3rd. If they Colorado keeps its composure, they’ll win and receive some well deserved national attention.