Colorado Plays Poorly In 2nd Round NCAA Loss

Shayn Roby’s Take: It was common knowledge that the Buffaloes were basically limping into the tournament. The blowout wasn’t really a big surprise.

CBS Denver

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Colorado’s season came to a screeching halt in the NCAA tournament, leaving coach Tad Boyle shaking his head in amazement.

The Buffaloes shot poorly and turned the ball over far too often in a 77-48 loss to Pittsburgh in the second round of the South Regional, but what bothered Boyle most was his team didn’t rebound or play well enough defensively to even give themselves a chance to be successful.

“The defensive effort and focus and intensity we had today was pathetic,” Boyle said.

When Pitt (26-9) plays like it did Thursday, the ninth-seeded Panthers think they’re capable of competing with anyone.

It was difficult to argue against that after Talib Zanna virtually did anything he wanted against the Buffaloes, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the opening half to help his team built a 28-point advantage. Pitt scored the first 13 points of the…

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