It’s senior day, the last game of the season, and there is a lot to play for for the Utes. Win and they clinch a top 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament, and a 1st round bye. Getting that extra day off is a big deal for the Utes, plus it keeps any at large hopes alive for the Utes. For the Utes, it’s all about taking care of the ball, and making sure the backcourt takes care of business. If those guys are rolling, Justin Bibbins and crew, they really open things up for David Collette down low. I’d love to see Tyler Rawson have a big game, because his versatility really opens up the floor as well.
How will the Utes respond with so much on the line? As far as I’m concerned, the post season starts now, and the Utes are playing for their lives every game going foward, and they need to step up.
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The Buffs are coming off a senior day-win over UCLA in Boulder this past Sunday, downing the Bruins 80-76. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and CU has won four of its last seven games dating back to its win over Utah back on Feb. 2.
CU has dropped four straight road contests and are just 1-9 on the road this season. That includes just a 1-8 mark against Pac-12 teams. The Buff’s lone league win on the road was a 68-59 victory over UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.
McKinley Wright is one of three CU players averaging double figures, with a team-best 14.1 points per game average. George King follows with 13.0 points, but does lead the team on the boards with 8.0 rebounds per game. Wright also leads the team with 29 steals and 156 assists. His 5.4 assists per game ranks third in the Pac-12.
GAME 29 | Utah (18-10, 10-7) vs. Colorado (16-13, 8-9)
DATE/TIP-OFF: Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 5 p.m. MT
LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah (Huntsman Center)
TELEVISION: Pac-12 Networks