|June 17||Renewal Deadline|
|Mid-July||Seat Improvement Process|
|Late Sept.||Single Game Presales|
|Oct. 3||Single Game Tickets On-Sale|
The University of Colorado men’s basketball team begins its quest for a second-consecutive NCAA Tournament run this November as the Buffaloes enter their seventh year under head coach Tad Boyle and his staff.
Colorado looks to continue to build on its unprecedented success under Boyle. Five of the Buffaloes’ nine all-time 20-win seasons have come in the last six years, including last year’s 22-12 mark where the Buffaloes were also a sterling 16-1 at the Coors Events Center. Colorado returns nine letterwinners and will sport the unusual distinction of having four fifth-year seniors on its roster. The Buffaloes set school records for 3-point field goals and 3-point percentage in 2015-16, and led all Power 5 Conference schools in rebounding (fourth in the nation overall). Junior wing George King, the 2016 Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year, was the league’s top 3-point shooter last season and is CU’s top returning scorer at 13.6 points per game. The Buffaloes are loaded with experience on the outside, returning senior guard Josh Fortune (10.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg), junior point guard Dominique Collier (6.2 ppg, 2.7 apg) along with senior wing Xavier Johnson who averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 2014-15 before missing last season with an Achilles injury. Inside, senior forward Wesley Gordon returns as one of the Pac-12’s best defensive players averaging 7.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Junior Tory Miller (5.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg) will look to take his game to the next level after a solid sophomore campaign.
Fifth-year senior transfer Derrick White will finally make his Colorado debut after redshirting with the Buffaloes last year. White, a 6-foot, 5-inch guard, was a Division II All-American at UCCS and that program’s all-time leading scorer. Colorado will also welcome in at least four newcomers. The Buffaloes added some needed depth to their front line by signing Brazilian Lucas Siewert and local 7-foot prodigy Dallas Walton from Arvada West High School. Siewert, a 6-10 forward who played at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles as a prep, averaged 23 points and 8 rebounds as a senior. Walton was an All-JeffCo pick as a senior, averaging 16.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. Colorado will also receive a scoring punch in their backcourt from its fall signings of Deleon Brown (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Bryce Peters (La Verne, Calif.). Both Brown and Peters are 6-4 guards that can play and defend multiple positions.
The Pac-12 is historically-speaking one of the premier basketball conferences in the nation, and the Buffs home schedule will give our fans the opportunity to support CU against some of the best programs in the country. As part of their non-conference schedule, the Buffs are excited to take on Colorado State and perennial NCAA Tournament participant Xavier in the Coors Events Center in 2016.
You. The Boyle coaching staff has established an outstanding home court advantage with an impressive 88-15 record at the Coors Events Center with 23 sellouts. Overall, Boyle has won 130 games at Colorado, the best six-year span in the program’s history. Our fans make a difference. Simply put, the Buffs cannot do it without you. We believe the Buffs have the BEST fans in the Pac-12 and want to continue the amazing atmosphere in the Coors Events Center this season. Your passionate support will be pivotal in sustaining our progress. Be a part of it in 2016-17 and renew your tickets today.