Team Colorado ad­vances to Su­per 16 in New York City

The Denver Post - - OFF & RUNNING - By Pat Rooney

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.

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