Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Is Colorado in desperation mode?
By Joe Kaiser
Colorado's 1-3 start in Pac-12 play already has the Buffaloes facing long odds in terms of winning the conference's regular season title. In fact, CU may have to go undefeated the rest of the way just to have a chance.
Making matters worse is that their next game happens to be at Washington, one of the toughest places to play in the Pac-12 over the last decade.
"This trip is very desperate at this point," junior forward Andre Roberson tells the Daily Camera. "Losing a game to UCLA at home was definitely a big loss. We've got to try to get this thing turned around as quickly as possible. Washington is definitely beatable and I feel like we need to get on the right page and everybody come together and go out there and prove that we are one of the top in the league."
With Roberson, star freshman Josh Scott and a strong sophomore backcourt of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie, the Buffaloes still look like a NCAA tournament team. To their credit they do have quality out of conference wins over Baylor and Colorado State, but to get in as an at-large they'll have to prove that they can pull out wins over schools like Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State. Or, they could always win the Pac-12 Tournament like they did last year.