Colorado Basketball: 2019-20 keys for Buffaloes to beat Kansas

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 26: Tyler Bey #1 of the Colorado Buffaloes is mobbed by teammates as he is announced as the tournament MVP after the team’s 71-67 victory over the Clemson Tigers to win the MGM Resorts Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Colorado Basketball is off to a good start and has a chance for a big road win at Kansas on Saturday. In order to pull off the upset the Buffaloes will have to play well, here are three keys to a victory.

Tad Boyle has Colorado Basketball 7-0 and ranked No. 20 in the country, with wins over Clemson and Arizona State already in their back pocket. They will face their stiffest test so far this season when they travel to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the No. 2 ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night.

While other west coast teams like Gonzaga, Arizona, and Oregon have gotten more ink, Colorado under Boyle has had a consistent nine seasons. They have made either the NIT or NCAA Tournaments in seven of those nine seasons and the only season the Buffaloes haven’t competed in the postseason was two years ago. This season, the Buffaloes have their eyes on their best season under Boyle, trying to best the 24 wins they posted in 2011 and 2012 and the 2nd round appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Saturday will give Colorado the chance to see how they stack up against a legitimate national title contender on the road. Since losing to Duke by a bucket at the Champions Classic, Bill Self’s team has reeled off six straight wins and is fresh off a trip to Maui where they took home the title after beating Dayton in overtime.

After beginning the season with a win over Arizona State in China, and winning their bracket at the MGM Main Event in Las Vegas, Saturday’s game is Colorado’s first true road game of the season. In order for them to pull the upset in Lawrence, the Buffaloes will have to play their best basketball of the year. Here are three keys to a Colorado upset of Kansas on Saturday.

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