Studs & Duds: Rams and racers shine, Buffs and Nuggets disappoint

Duds No. 1 – University of Colorado Men’s Basketball

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Tad Boyle’s Colorado Buffaloes entered last week with a chance to all but lock up an NCAA Tournament berth. With roughly 10:00 remaining against Southern Cal on Wednesday, the Buffs held a 15 point lead that could have handed the Trojans their first home loss on the season and effectively punched CU’s ticket to the big dance. That lead evaporated, just as CU’s chances at the tournament may be doing, as the Buffs lost by five to the Trojans before being trounced by UCLA on Saturday, 77-53. CU went from being a virtual lock to being on the bubble all in the span of four sunny, Southern California days. With upcoming date with conference No. 1 Arizona and No. 3 Utah, things don’t look rosy.