Colorado Vs. Arizona: Buffaloes Look To Keep Pace In Pac-12

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Head coach Tad Boyle of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on against the Iowa State Cyclones during their first round game in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Colorado Buffaloes (12-6, 4-2) can take another step towards the NCAA Tournament with a win over the Arizona Wildcats (13-6, 4-2).

The Colorado Buffaloes will be looking for their second straight win over one of the flagship universities of the state of Arizona on Saturday when they host the Arizona Wildcats in Boulder. Colorado is coming off of a 69-54 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, which brought their conference record to 4-2 and put them in good position to stake out a claim at the top of the conference with a win on Saturday.

For their part, the Wildcats broke a two-game losing streak on Thursday with a 77-51 thrashing of the Utah Utes, bringing them to 4-2 in the Pac-12. The 2012 version of the Wildcats have yet to replace the star power of Derrick Williams, and instead are led by an ensemble cast highlighted by forwards Solomon Hill and Jesse Perry, who both average 11 points and seven rebounds per game. The backcourt is spearheaded by senior guard Kyle Fogg, who leads all starters in three point percentage at 44%.

Game date/time: Saturday, January 21, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

Location: Coors Events Center

TV: ROOT Sports

Radio: 850 KOA AM

Odds: Colorado favored by 1

For more in this game, stick with SB Nation Denver. For more on the Buffaloes, check out Ralphie Report, and for more on the Wildcats, head over to Arizona Desert Swarm. For more news and updates around the country, stay tuned to SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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