Say what you want about the Colorado Buffaloes this year, but Saturday was about as magical a game as anything Disney could have dreamed up. While handling the Kansas Jayhawks for a large portion of the game, Colorado let them sneak back in it. Andrew Wiggins, Frank Mason and — a player who is going to be a household name shortly — Joel Embiid, all contributed to Kansas keeping their hopes alive.
Well, except the Jayhawks forgot to give the ball to Embiid in the second half. Other than that, though, it was all gravy. By all gravy, I mean if gravy meant not winning a game they should have won.
It did take a last second, eurostep three from Askia Booker to win the game for Colorado. Depending on your rooting interests, this particular play was either a great play by Booker or a walk — or a eurostep (which was, technically, a walk until about two decades ago).
Kansas fans shouldn’t overreact to the loss too much. Wiggins had one of his better games this year, Embiid is developing far quicker than anyone imagined and it’s not like they decided to decapitate Bill Self upon losing the game. Yes, irrational fans, getting rid of Self would be a bad idea. Remember last year?
As for Colorado, well, that is a really good win on their home court. It will be interesting to see — as the season progresses — if this win was just a fluke or if the Buffs are a legit, good team. Thankfully for folks like me there is plenty of season left and there is no need to jump to any crazy conclusions.
Eh, except about your feelings about the eurostep. That is completely fair game, I guess. Am I right or am I right? Take a few breathes, throw your arms over your head and think about it.