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Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes athletic logo

University University of Colorado at Boulder
Conference Big 12
Location Boulder, CO
Head coach Jeff Bzdelik (3rd year)
Arena Coors Events Center
(Capacity: 11,064)
Nickname Buffaloes
Colors Silver and Gold

             

Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1942, 1955
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1942, 1955, 1962, 1963
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1942, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1963
NCAA Tournament second round
1942, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1997
NCAA Tournament appearances
1940, 1942, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1997, 2003
Conference regular season champions
1954, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1969

The Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team represents the University of Colorado at Boulder in the North Division of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I. The men's head basketball coach is Jeff Bzdelik.

The Buffaloes have competed in ten NCAA Tournaments,[1] making it to the Final Four once (1955). Colorado has played in eight National Invitation Tournaments, winning the tournament in 1940 and making the semi-finals in 1991.

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Current squad

For the 2009-10 season. Last updated 2009-01-17. Source

No. Position Year Player
44 United States F Jr Trent Beckley
14 United States G Jr Javon Coney
34 United States F Jr Casey Crawford
11 United States G Jr Cory Higgins
35 United States F Fr Keegan Hornbuckle
1 Australia F So Nate Tomlinson
3 United States G Fr Rick Higgins
No. Position Year Player
24 United States G Jr Levi Knutson
10 United States G Fr Alec Burks
2 United States G Fr Shannon Sharpe
33 United States F Fr Austin Dufault
12 United States G Sr Dwight Thorne II
55 United States F Fr Trey Eckloff
5 United States F Jr Marcus Reldorphe
13 Australia C Fr Shane Harris-Tunks

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach: Jeff Bzdelik
Assistant Coach: Steve McClain
Assistant Coach: Charles Baker
Assistant Coach: Derrick Clark
Director of Basketball Operations: Jody Bailey
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Record by coach

The men's basketball team in 1906.
Data prior to the 2009-10 season
Coach Years Seasons Won Lost Pct. Conference Titles NCAA¹ NIT¹
No coach 1902-06 5 18 15 .545
Frank R. Castleman 1907-12 6 32 22 .592
John McFadden 1913-14 2 12 7 .583
James N. Ashmore 1915-17 3 16 10 .615
Melbourne C. Evans 1918 1 9 2 .818
Joe Mills 1919-24 6 30 24 .556
Howard Beresford 1925-33 9 76 51 .598
Henry Iba 1934 1 9 8 .529
Earl Clark 1935 1 3 9 .250
Forrest B. Cox 1936-50 13 147 89 .623 0 3 2
H.B. Lee 1951-56 6 63 74 .459 2 2 0
Russell "Sox" Walseth 1957-76 20 261 245 .516 3 3 0
Bill Blair 1977-81 5 67 69 .493 0 0 0
Tom Apke 1982-86 5 59 81 .421 0 0 0
Tom Miller 1986-90 4 35 79 .307 0 0 0
Joe Harrington 1990-96 6 67 76 .469 0 0 2
Ricardo Patton 1996-2006 11 184 160 .535 0 2 3
Jeff Bzdelik 2007-pres 1 21 42 .333 0 0 0
Totals 106 1104 1074 .507

¹ Invitations

Retired jerseys

No. Position Year Player
22 United States C 1994 Burdette Haldorson
20 United States F 1994 Cliff Meely
04 United States G 2005 Chauncey Billups
 

1000 point scorers

Name Points Seasons
Richard Roby 2001 2004-2008
Donnie Boyce 1995 1992-95
Cliff Meely 1940 1969-71
Shaun Vandiver 1876 1989-91
Stevie Wise 1717 1988-91
Emmett Lewis 1680 1976-79
Randy Downs 1566 1983-86
Michel Morandais 1428 2000-04
Stephane Pelle 1367 1999-2003
Scott Wilke 1366 1985-88
Ken Charlton 1352 1961-63
David Harrison 1317 2001-04
Jay Humphries 1306 1981-84
Pat Frink 1288 1965-68
Blair Wilson 1253 2000-04
Scott Wedman 1251 1972-74
Vince Kelley 1180 1981-84
Marcus Hall 1178 2003-2008
Jamahl Mosley 1171 1997-2000
Burdette Haldorson 1125 1952-55
Jim Davis 1110 1962-64
Larry Vaculik 1084 1975-78
Jim Creighton 1032 1970-72
Wilky Gilmore 1026 1960-62
Chauncey Billups 1020 1996-97

Notable alumni

Coors Events Center

Coors Events Center is an 11,064-seat multi-purpose arena on the Boulder main campus of the University of Colorado. The arena opened in 1979, and is home to the Colorado Buffaloes men's and women's basketball teams and the volleyball team.

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References


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