Team Colorado advances to Super 16 in New York City
LAS VEGAS» Team Colorado inched a little closer to the money round on Sunday. And the group of Colorado Buffaloes basketball alums will add a critical reinforcement when they hit the floor again in pursuit of the $2 million winner-takeall payoff at stake in The Basketball Tournament.
Team Colorado capped a solid weekend showing in Las Vegas on Sunday by dispatching the Broad Street Brawlers 111-95 in a secondround showdown. The tournament runner-up in 2016 advanced to the Super 16 next weekend in New York City, where Team Colorado will battle Armored Athlete, a club featuring former Division I players from a range of programs. The game is 2 p.m. MDT on Saturday and will be televised by ESPN.
The winner of that Super 16 battle will advance to the quarterfinals on July 23.
Sunday was the second consecutive 100-point outing for Team Colorado, which defeated Kimchi Express 100-71 in its tournament opener.
By the time Team Colorado reconvenes in New York City, it will have added the services of 6-foot-10 Josh Scott, an all-Pac-12 Conference player for CU in 2016 who has been completing a stint with the NBA summer league team of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Team Colorado had a 5149 lead at halftime Sunday and quickly asserted control after the break, reeling off a 28-16 run to extend its lead to 14 points nearly halfway through the second half.
Unlike in the opener, when the former Buffs had six players who scored 10 to 26 points, Sunday’s victory was led largely by Marcus Hall and Chris Copeland. Both topped 30 points while combining to shoot 10-for-15 from 3-point range.
Team Colorado finished with 56.4 percent shooting (44-for-78) from the field.