The Colorado Buffaloes picked up a big win on Sunday over the California Golden Bears, 70-57, but all that did was shave half of a game off of the Washington Huskies' Pac-12 lead. The Buffaloes have two games left, both on the road. First up will be the Oregon Ducks, who are currently tied for fourth place at 11-5. A win would give the Buffs the tiebreaker over the Ducks should both finish with the same conference record since Colorado took the first meeting of the year, 72-71.
Should Colorado take that No. 4 seed, a first-round bye will be waiting for them at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
The Buffs place the Ducks on March 1 and then finish the season against the Oregon St. Beavers on March 3.
With just three games left on the schedule, the Colorado Buffaloes are currently 2.5 games out of first place in the Pac-12 conference standings. With a 10-5 record against Pac-12 opponents, Colorado is tied for fourth-place in the standings right now with Oregon.
Currently, California and Washington are tied for first place in the Pac-12 standings with identical 13-3 records, while Arizona is in third place with a 12-5 record. The Buffaloes' upcoming game is against the Golden Bears, so that'll be key regarding their chances to get a better seed for the Pac-12 conference tournament.
When Colorado played California on Jan. 12, the Golden Bears came away with a 57-50 win. The Buffaloes have also really struggled against Stanford this season, most recently losing 74-50 against the Cardinal on Feb. 23. After playing California, Colorado has consecutive road games against Oregon and Oregon State to end the year.