Colorado Rumors & News

  • Colorado's Xavier Johnson tears left Achilles' tendon

    CBS Sports "Colorado has announced that senior Xavier Johnson will miss the upcoming months due to a torn left Achilles' tendon. Johnson ripped the tendon "earlier this month in offseason workouts." Johnson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Buffaloes last season. He's..." June 27

  • Fresno State men’s basketball picks up commitment from Colorado transfer Jaron Hopkins

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State added another key piece in building its future on the basketball court, receiving a commitment Tuesday from 6-foot-6 shooting guard Jaron Hopkins, a transfer from Colorado who out of high school was rated by one recruiting website as a top 30 player at his position. Hopkins, who..." May 14

  • Colorado's Dustin Thomas transfers to Arkansas

    The Score "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas is making the switch to Arkansas. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Thomas won't be eligible to play this season, so he'll hit the court in the 2016-17 campaign instead. Despite appearing in 32 games last season for the Buffaloes, Thomas averaged 4.4 points to go..." May 03

  • Colorado senior Booker opts to skip CBI

    ESPN "Colorado senior Askia Booker has decided to skip the College Basketball Invitational, apparently deeming it not worthy of his time. He has the support of his coach and many teammates, who will play without him. The CBI ranks third among college basketball's postseason events, behind the NCAA..." March 17

  • Colorado sophomore guard Dustin Thomas to transfer

    Denver Post "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas will leave the men's basketball program with the intent to transfer, the school announced Monday. Thomas, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound guard out of Texarkana, Texas, appeared in all 32 for the Buffaloes this past season, starting 11. He averaged 4.4 points and 2.5..." March 17

  • Gilbert Christian junior Cameron Satterwhite commits to Colorado

    Arizona Republic "Gilbert Christian junior guard Cameron Satterwhite gave Colorado a commitment to play basketball, coach Kurt Keener said Tuesday. Satterwhite, 6-foot-2, who is averaging 18 points, was offered recently by the Pac-12 school. He had received offers from mid-majors, but this was his first offer..." January 28

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Grand Rapids Christian's Deleon Brown commits to the University of Colorado

    Michigan Live "Grand Rapids Christian senior basketball standout Deleon Brown announced today, Tuesday, Oct. 7, that he has committed to the University of Colorado. Brown made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning after visiting the Boulder, Colo., based school this past weekend. A year ago, Brown..." October 07

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Providence guard Josh Fortune will transfer to Colorado

    CBS Sports "Providence transfer Josh Fortune has committed to Colorado, his mother Angela Fortune told Fortune will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 8.4 points last year for the Friars and shot 35 percent..." July 02

  • Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie went pro to get better treatment for torn ACL

    College Basketball Talk "Colorado’s hot start was one of the best storylines of the early college basketball regular season. The Buffaloes had lost the Pac-12′s leading rebounder in forward Andre Roberson to the 2013 NBA Draft, but Tad Boyle’s bunch still started the season 14-2, including a statement win against..." June 25

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie leaving for NBA

    CBS Sports "Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is the latest to leave school early and enter what's become a loaded 2014 NBA Draft. The Buffaloes junior made the decision official Thursday afternoon at a press conference. He becomes the fifth CU player in history to leave school early for the..." April 24

  • Pitt crushes Colorado in 2nd round NCAA tournament game, 77-48

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "By the time most people got into their seats at Amway Arena for this NCAA Tournament second round matchup, the game, for all intents and purposes was over. Not in the most technical sense, but No. 9 seed Pitt made such quick work of No. 8 Colorado and had such a big lead early over the..." March 20

  • Jamie Dixon says Pitt is 'the underdog'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt has been to the NCAA tournament 12 times in the past 13 years, so coach Jamie Dixon is used to the drill. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t an exciting experience for him and his players as they prepare for the tournament. The NCAA tournament is a reward and the end result of hours of hard..." March 19

  • Pittsburgh's double teams on defense concern the Colorado Buffaloes

    Denver Post "A key for the Colorado men's basketball team against defensive-minded Pittsburgh in an NCAA Tournament game Thursday in Orlando, Fla., will be whether 6-foot-10 sophomore Josh Scott can fight through double-teams, Buffaloes coach Tad Boyle said Monday. "Pittsburgh is a very physical team, a..." March 19

  • CU Buffs' analytics don't bode well for NCAA Tournament game vs. Pitt

    Denver Post "Las Vegas sports books have Colorado pegged as a 5½-point underdog in its second-round NCAA Tournament game Thursday against Pittsburgh — even though the Buffs are the higher seed (8 vs. 9). The bookies aren't the only ones predicting trouble for the Buffs. Peter Tiernan is, too. Tiernan,..." March 19

  • Askia Booker finds safe haven in the gym "With his father nearby filling the car with gas, Askia Booker stood outside of a Chevron station late at night in the Los Angeles suburbs. Booker, his cousin and his friend were attempting to get something to drink on their way home from a visit to Universal Studios. "Next thing you know,..." March 19

  • Arizona 63, Colorado 43

    ProSportsDaily "Nick Johnson scored 16 points as the Wildcats dominated the second half against the Buffaloes in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. T.J. McConnell had 12 points and five assists for top-seeded Arizona (30-3), which advanced to face No. 2 seed UCLA in Saturday’s championship..." March 15

  • Colorado 59, California 56

    ProSportsDaily "Askia Booker scored 17 points and Xavier Talton added 13 as the Buffaloes edged the Golden Bears in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Josh Scott collected 11 points and six rebounds for No. 5 seed Colorado (23-10), which will face top-seeded Arizona in Friday’s semifinals..." March 14

  • Colorado 59, Southern California 56

    ProSportsDaily "Askia Booker scored 21 points and Josh Scott added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Buffaloes survived the Trojans’ upset bid in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Xavier Johnson had 11 points and Booker added seven rebounds for No. 5 seed Colorado (22-10), which advanced..." March 13

  • Colorado’s Tad Boyle: We need to “play with an edge” in Pac-12 Tournament

    Denver Post "Colorado’s Tad Boyle has coached long enough to know that there’s the regular season and then there’s the postseason. The fifth-seeded Buffs (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12) will face 12th-seeded Southern California (11-20, 2-16) Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. Tipoff..." March 11

  • Josh Scott of CU Buffs named to All-Pac-12 men's basketball first team

    Denver Post "In a vote of the Pac-12 Conference coaches, Colorado sophomore forward Josh Scott was named one of 10 men's players to the All-Pac-12 first team, league commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday. CU junior guard Askia Booker was named one of five selections for honorable mention. Arizona junior..." March 11

  • California 66, Colorado 65

    ProSportsDaily "Justin Cobbs scored 21 points in his final home game, including the game-winning free throws with 20.8 seconds left, and the Golden Bears erased a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Buffaloes and earn a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament. Richard Solomon, also playing his..." March 09

  • Colorado 59, Stanford 56

    ProSportsDaily "Josh Scott collected 17 points and 11 rebounds and Xavier Johnson had 14 points as the visiting Buffaloes handed the Cardinal their third straight loss. Xavier Talton added nine points and five rebounds for Colorado (21-9, 10-7 Pac-12), which snapped a two-game losing skid and remained tied..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBS Sports "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • Utah 75, Colorado 64

    ProSportsDaily "Delon Wright and Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points apiece to lead the host Utes, who unleashed a decisive 17-0 run spanning halftime to defeat the Buffaloes and earn a split of the season series. Brandon Taylor recorded nine points and Dallin Bachynski contributed eight as the Utes (19-9, 8-8..." March 02

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • Arizona 88, Colorado 61

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Aaron Gordon scored 21 of his season-high 23 points in the second half as the visiting Wildcats scored 22 of the first 27 points before pulling away to crush the Buffaloes. Nick Johnson recorded 20 points as Arizona (25-2, 12-2 Pac-12) stretched its conference lead to two games over..." February 23

  • With GameDay in town, Buffs building momentum "The eyes of the nation — at least those belonging to college basketball lovers — will be on the Colorado program and the Coors Events Center on Saturday when ESPN brings its GameDay show to town for the Buffs' game against No. 4 Arizona. It wasn't so long ago the idea of this happening was a..." February 21

  • Tad Boyle fired up with Colorado Buffs set to host Arizona

    Denver Post "After a 61-52 victory over visiting Arizona State late Wednesday night, Colorado men's basketball players said they had never seen their usually composed coach, Tad Boyle, so fired up. Boyle barked at officials, pumped his fist when his team made a good play, played to the crowd and did about..." February 21

  • Colorado's injured Gordon expects to play more vs. Arizona State

    Denver Post "Look for Colorado's 6-foot-9 forward Wesley Gordon to draw more minutes Wednesday night (9 p.m., ESPNU) against visiting Arizona State, CU coach Tad Boyle said. Colorado (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12) needs Gordon to help out 6-10 Josh Scott against ASU's mammoth Jordan Bachyn ski, a 7-2, 250-pound senior...." February 19

  • Buffs look to keep momentum going "Going into a recent three-game home stand, the Colorado men's basketball team was a fragile unit. Coming out of it, the Buffaloes are looking strong and hoping to get on a roll heading into the final stretch of the regular season. CU (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) recently completed a 3-0 home stand and..." February 12

  • Huskies can’t escape trampling by Buffaloes

    Tacoma News Tribune "Greeted by thorough domination in all its forms, the Washington Huskies were all but run out of the Coors Events Center by the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday night. Just as well. After the way the Buffaloes started this game, the Huskies couldn’t get out of Boulder fast enough. The Huskies..." February 11

  • Seven Pac-12 teams projected in NCAA tourney

    Seattle Times "No. 2 Arizona is the only Pac-12 team in the top 25 rankings, however the bracket gurus project 7-6 teams from the conference will participate in the NCAA tournament. Jerry Palm at projects seven Pac-12 teams in the tourney. Here’s list list including seeds and region in..." February 11

  • Visiting Utes are new and improved "In the first Pac-12 game Colorado ever played, it squared off against another Pac-12 newbie - Utah. The game wasn't much of a contest, with CU routing the Utes, 73-33, on Dec. 31, 2011. The Buffs used their smothering defense to hold the Utes to 11 points in the first half. Two years later,..." February 01

  • Boyle, Buffs refocused as Utah pays a visit "Storylines: CU has lost two in a row and is looking to avoid its first three-game skid of the season. ... CU and Utah both went 0-2 last weekend in Arizona. ... CU is 1-4 in its last five games. ... During Tad Boyle's four seasons as coach, the Buffs are 14-3 in home games that follow a road or..." February 01

  • Buffs believe they're close to getting back on track "CU is looking to rebound from a 69-57 loss at No. 1 Arizona on Thursday. Sophomore Xavier Johnson had a season-high 21 points in the loss. ... CU is 1-3 in its past four games. ... In three Pac-12 road games this season, the Buffs are 1-2 and needed overtime to beat Washington State. ... ASU..." January 25

  • No. 1 UA men's basketball defeats Colorado 69-57

    Arizona Republic "The McKale Center crowd buzzed in the minutes before the opening tip, more like a postseason game than another conference game. With support like that, it’s not hard for top-ranked Arizona to get off to a fast start. Charged by the mojo created inside one of college basketball’s best..." January 24

  • Colorado must prove itself down the stretch to NCAA committee

    Denver Post "Call it a blessing in disguise, of sorts. The Colorado men's basketball team should feel fortunate that most of its conference schedule remains and there is plenty of time to show what it can do without standout player Spencer Dinwiddie, said former selection committee chairman Craig Thompson,..." January 23

  • Is Arizona now Colorado’s chief rival in men’s basketball?

    Denver Post "Even prior to last season’s controversial, at-the-buzzer call that took away an upset victory for Colorado at Arizona, it felt like the Wildcats were on the verge of becoming CU’s top Pac-12 rival for men’s basketball. Since Colorado joined the conference, the teams have met six times, with..." January 23

  • Colorado men's basketball: Buffs rout USC "What went right: CU was aggressive from the start and kept it up throughout the game, dominating Southern Cal on offense and defense. What went wrong: Not much. If anything, the Buffs got a little lazy at times on defense late in the game, but they already led by more than 20 points when that..." January 19

  • UConn and Minnesota get statement wins

    CBS Sports "Game of the Day: Connecticut gets a statement-making road win at Memphis. When Connecticut lost at SMU a couple of weeks ago, questions started being raised about the Huskies. They had lost three of five, including defeats to Stanford and Houston, and the early-season shine was wearing off. On..." January 17

  • Spencer Dinwiddie injures ACL, to miss rest of season

    Denver Post "Not long after Tad Boyle learned Monday that his nationally ranked Colorado men's basketball team will be without its leader, junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, for the remainder of the season, the Buffaloes coach told the players that they must collectively step up. CU's top scorer..." January 16

  • With Jaron Hopkins manning the point, Colorado must find a way vs. UCLA

    Denver Post "Meet Jaron Hopkins. The 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Mesa, Ariz., gets the first shot at replacing injured Colorado standout Spencer Dinwiddie beginning with Thursday night's Pac-12 battle against No. 25 UCLA in the Coors Events Center. Hopkins has been CU's sixth man, contributing 5.4 points..." January 16

  • Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie tears left ACL, out for season

    CBS Sports "Colorado's hopes for a hallmark season took a huge hit Monday afternoon. As ESPN first reported, Spencer Dinwiddie has torn his left ACL, and so surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. The procedure will end Dinwiddie's junior season. He averaged 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds this year..." January 13