10:32 PM ET, March 15, 2012
University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For anyone familiar with Colorado basketball, the scene was hard to believe.The Buffs leading UNLV, of all teams, by 20. Their fans standing in The Pit, of all places, chanting "This is our house."Well, CU's first appearance in the NCAA tournament in nine years didn't turn out to be a breeze, but yes, maybe the Buffs could get used to this college basketball thing.
NCAA Mens Tournament
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 15: Anthony Marshall #3 of the UNLV Rebels reacts after a play against the Colorado...(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-48 (.458)||23-71 (.324)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||9-36 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-27 (.630)||9-17 (.529)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
|» Mar 15, 2012||COLO 68, @UNLV 64||Recap|
Colorado had 23 turnovers in its win vs UNLV on Thursday night. The last team to win an NCAA tournament game with 23+ turnovers vs a HIGHER-seeded opponent was 2nd-seeded UCLA in 2007 vs top-seeded Kansas. The last DOUBLE-DIGIT seed to win an NCAA tournament game with 23+ turnovers was 10th-seeded Georgetown in 2001 which needed a buzzer-beater to beat Arkansas.
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