NIT bracketology? Yes

Are the Buffs really on the NCAA Tournament bubble after that debacle against Stanford? I think they will have to beat Oregon, Oregon State and make it to the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament to be seriously considered for the field.

Let’s face it, Colorado is not as good this season as it was last season. And we all know what happened to Alec Burks, Cory Higgins, Levi Knutson and Co. on Selection Sunday.

The good news is that Tad Boyle is on the verge of back-to-back 20-win seasons at CU and will have the program in postseason play again this March.

Believe it or not, there are some aspiring Joe Lunardi’s out there who claim to be NIT bracketologists. has the Buffs as a No. 2 seed entering Thursday’s key road game at Oregon (the Ducks are projected as a No. 1 NIT seed).

If nothing else, it looks like CU fans can count on some March mildness. And perhaps a couple more games at the Coors Events Center.

A chance to finish the season at Madison Square Garden is still a nice consolation prize if the Buffs are unable to play their way into the Big Dance.

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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