The No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes (12-2, 1-0) will put an unblemished home record on the line against the No. 10 Oregon Ducks (13-0, 1-0) on Sunday at the Coors Events Center in Boulder.
Since joining the Pac-12, the Buffaloes have beaten the Ducks four of five times, including a 63-62 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Tournament. Colorado went on to win the tournament as the 6th seed.
After opening their conference schedule with a win against the Oregon State Beavers, Buffaloes coach Tad Boyle told cubuffs.com that his offense will need to shore some things up before taking on a disruptive Ducks defense.
“We had some possessions where we were really good, but we weren’t consistently good,” Boyle said. “Part of it is we weren’t moving. When we didn’t have good possessions it was because of a lack of movement. Also, we were staying too high on the court. We’ve got to get nearer the three-point line (and) you’ve got to be able to make some threes against it.”
Oregon has the highest scoring offense in the NCAA at just under 90 points per game, so finding an offensive rhythm will be vital for the Buffaloes. Colorado is averaging only 76.5 points per game this season.