Following a 3-0 start to Pac-12 play, the Colorado Buffaloes have lost two straight, but they have a great opportunity to get back in the win column on Thursday night when they host a struggling Arizona State team. The Sun Devils are 6-11 overall (2-3 in the Pac-12), with losses to the likes of Northern Arizona, Fairfield, Pepperdine and DePaul.
Worrisome for the Buffaloes, though, is that the Sun Devils' primary limiting factor at the offensive end is turnovers, and Colorado's defense has not been good at forcing many mistakes this season. ASU turns the ball over on 26.2% of its offensive possessions, which ranks 339th nationally; Colorado's defense, meanwhile, only forces turnovers on 18% of opponents' possessions, which ranks just 295th. ASU is an excellent shooting team inside and out, and if the Sun Devils are able to keep those giveaways under control, there is a good chance they will be competitive.
Date & Tip Time: Jan. 19, 6:37 MT
TV: Root Sports
Odds: Colorado is favored by 9-1/2.
All-Time Series: Tied 2-2