The Colorado Buffaloes (17-8, 9-4) are having a very nice season and have played spectacularly well at home (13-1), but the road has been another story. Away from home the Buffaloes are still just 3-5, even after picking up recent wins over the USC Trojans and Arizona State Sun Devils. On Saturday they get to take on another struggling conference team on the road, the Utah Utes (5-20, 2-11). They have had trouble everywhere they play, but they have collected all five of their victories this season within the friendly confines of the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Colorado will count on star players Andre Roberson and Carlon Brown on Saturday. Roberson averages a double-double on the season -- 11.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game -- while Brown, who transferred from Utah two years ago, leads the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting and 32.4 percent accuracy from beyond the arc. Austin Dufault has raised his scoring average to 11.4 points per game behind 52.2 shooting from the floor.
Utah is on a six-game losing streak and has dropped 12 of its last 14 games overall, so they will need big games from Josh Watkins (15.6 PPG, 4.8 APG) and Jason Washburn (10.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG) if they hope to pull off an upset.
Here is some information to help you find the game on Saturday.
Game date, time: 3:00 PM MT, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, UT
TV: ROOT Sports
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