The Colorado Buffaloes lost to the Stanford Cardinal by 20 points, 84-64, back in the middle of January, the back end loss of a two-game losing streak in Pac-12 play. Since then the Buffaloes have gone 7-2 and are 1.5 games out of first-place in the conference. At 18-8 (10-4 Pac-12), Colorado is challenging for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament should they not win the Pac-12 Tourney.
The Buffs, though, enter this game on a two-game winning streak, most recently beating the Utah Utes. Andre Roberson grabbed 16 rebounds for the Buffs, helping the team to a 43-26 rebounding advantage. Roberson led the team with 12 points, but it was a tough day shooting for both sides. Neither team shot above 35.8 percent from the field.
Stanford has struggled since defeating the Buffs, losing its next three games and going 3-6 overall. But at 18-9 (8-7 Pac-12), the Cardinal will only see the NCAA Tournament if it wins the Pac-12 Tournament. Josh Owens scored 20 points in a loss to Oregon on Sunday.
Game time/date: 8:30 p.m. MT, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
Location: Coors Event Center, Boulder CO
TV: Fox Sports Net