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CU men's basketball has high hopes
The CU men’s basketball team is trying to make a run in the last week of the season, trying to gain a seed in the Big 12 Tournament to prove they are worthy of being in the NCAA Tournament.
This season, the CU men’s basketball team has seen both highs and lows. They’ve lost games that were winnable. For example: Harvard, Georgia, OU and Nebraska. But they’ve won games against Missouri (ranked #8 at that time), Kansas State (ranked #20) and Texas (ranked #5). But even with these impressive wins, it is unclear whether it will be enough to earn them a spot in the tournament.
The CU Sports Information Director David Plati said, “The reality of it is we did have a weak non-conference schedule. Now we’ve countered that with some good conference wins, but uh as everyone says we’re on the bubble as much as you can be on the bubble right now.”
Some CU students are hoping that the Buffs will get back on track and end up in the NCAA Tournament. If they continue winning, they’ll be in the tournament.
But even if the Buffs don’t take care of business in the regular season, they still have a chance to get into the tournament. They already lost to Iowa State on Wednesday so there is no question that it’s going to be an uphill battle. Now they must beat Nebraska and see how far they’re able to go into the Big 12 Tournament. The ideal situation is to win the Big 12 Tournament so they’re in automatically.
Regardless of whether the team is able to make it into the tournament or not, beating #3 ranked team in a season is a very unusual occurrence.