In years past, the beginning of conference play for Colorado
represented a major upgrade in competition.
On Saturday afternoon, it was difficult to tell who the
better team was – Pac-12’s Utah, or Division II New Orleans.
The Utes shot an abysmal 23 percent from the floor,
contributing to Colorado’s 73-33 victory.
“I thought that was a great way to start Pac-12 play,” said
head coach Tad Boyle. “We know Utah is struggling a little bit right now, and
they had some open looks that they missed, so we dodged a little bit of a
Freshman Spencer Dinwiddie set the tone from the beginning
of the game for the Buffs, hitting the game’s first basket five seconds into
action, giving him three of his career-high 19 points on the evening
“A forty point win is a great way to win over a Pac-12
team,” said Dinwiddie. “It’s no secret that Colorado as an athletic program has
struggled a little bit in the Pac-12 – besides our Cross Country team. It’s
good to open up (the conference season) and get a little momentum.”
The competition gets tougher for the Buffs, as they host a
talented Washington team at home on Thursday evening.