After losing three of four to end the regular season and coming out flat in its Pac-12 Tournament opener against a clearly inferior Utah squad, few expected the sixth-seeded Colorado Buffaloes to hang with third-seeded Oregon last night. Instead, Colorado wiped away all of that recent history and pulled off an upset, defeating Oregon 63-62.
The win lifted Colorado to 21-11 overall and 11-7 in the Pac-12, and sets up a matchup with California (24-8, 13-5). The Buffaloes have played the Golden Bears twice this season, splitting the two games. Colorado lost 57-50 on Jan. 12, and won 70-57 against California on Feb. 26.
Click here for an updated bracket, and see below for Friday's schedule of the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament:
Semifinals: Friday, March 9 (all times Mountain)
7 p.m. - No. 9 Oregon State vs. No. 4 Arizona (Fox Sports Net)
9:30 p.m. - No. 2 California vs. No. 6 Colorado (Fox Sports Net)
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