Colorado Preview Capsule
By The Associated Press=
Last season: 22-12, lost in NCAA Tournament to Connecticut.
Coach: Tad Boyle
Who's gone: F Josh Scott, G/F Tre'Shaun Fletcher, G Xavier Talton.
Who's back: Junior G George King, who was voted the league's most improved player last season after leading the league in 3-point percentage. Senior F Wesley Gordon. Averaged 7.2 points and 7.6 rebounds - numbers that figure to go up with Scott gone. Junior G Dominique Collier. Led team in assists (2.7) and steals (1.1). Senior G/F Xavier Johnson. Missed all last season with a torn left Achilles tendon. Scored 10.3 points a game in 2014-15. Sophomore G Thomas Akyazili. Junior F Tory Miller.
Who's new: Senior G Derrick White. Sat out last season after transferring from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Was an NCAA Division II All-American. Freshman G Bryce Peters. Good chance to get some minutes on veteran-laden team. Freshman G Deleon Brown.
The Skinny: For so long, the Buffaloes have marched to the beat of Scott. He's gone and a new leader has to emerge for this team to earn its fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in six years. Defense and rebounding - two areas Boyle constantly stresses.