For Buffaloes, ‘the right way’ isn’t winning them basketball games

The Colorado Buffaloes did not have the better team on Wednesday night in Boulder when they took on the USC Trojans. Their seniors did not play up to the competition and their offense was sporadic. In an electrified atmosphere fueled by the pregame activities of the student section, things turned to desperation in what will be another lost season for the Buffs.

USC swept CU on the season with an all-too-easy 75-64 victory.

The Buffs are playing basketball the right way, but that strategy isn’t leading to wins. The Buffaloes have lost three in a row and have a 7-9 PAC-12 record.

Buffaloes coach Tad Boyle has brought recognition to a basketball team that was considered a major program only through its conference affiliation before his arrival. In his eight years at CU, he’s developed legitimate NBA talent, led the team to one conference tournament title and to the NCAA tournament four times.

For the Buffaloes, there won’t be any madness in March this year unless they win the PAC-12 tournament. Their play on the court is what’s maddening, and they can’t even back up their coach’s challenges to the NCAA recruiting system.

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Originally posted on Mile High Sports

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