Head coach Tad Boyle has Colorado basketball on the rise in Pac-12 basketball and they’re due to shake up the landscape in 2021-22. Colorado basketball made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016 under Boyle as they won 23 games for the second time in the past three seasons and 20+ games for the third consecutive season.
Boyle has Colorado on quite the trajectory, compiling a 67-33 (.670) record, and finds himself back at the top of the conference heading into a new year. The Buffaloes went 14-6 this past season to finish third in the Pac-12 basketball standings.
Now, with the return of only two starters from a year ago, Colorado basketball looks to show that they’re building a successful basketball program. There’s a nice blend of returners (9) and newcomers (5) for the Buffaloes to rise to the challenge. They’ll have to replace four of their top scorers from a season ago. If they can return with the league’s best scoring defense (63.8 ppg) and bench scoring unit (25.3 ppg), they could turn some heads in the Pac-12 basketball landscape once again in 2021-22.
The pieces are certainly in place for the Buffaloes to be a competitive squad as Coach Boyle approaches Year 12 on the sidelines. The door of opportunity is open for him to prove he can hang with the likes of the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. Here’s a look at the 2021-22 season preview for Colorado basketball.