Colorado men’s basketball closes regular season on six-game winning streak

If the Colorado Buffaloes (22-9, 13-7 Pac-12) had dropped any of their final six regular season games, their chances at reaching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament would’ve dropped to nearly nothing.

So, they went on a heater, going undefeated in those games. After beating the Oregon State Beavers (13-18, 5-15) on Saturday by a score of 73-57 in their regular season finale, the Buffs also set a new program record with 22 regular season wins.

Early on, the Buffs thoroughly picked apart the Beavers’ defense while hitting 17 of their 36 first-half field goals. Colorado committed only one first-half turnover and entered the intermission up 14 points.

Despite being played more evenly in the final 20 minutes, Colorado went on to a comfortable win. All of the Buffs’ starters scored at least 10 points and Eddie Lampkin Jr. led the way with a double-double (17 points, 11 rebounds). KJ Simpson and J’Vonne Hadley both added 15 points each, with Simpson dishing out a team-high seven assists.

The Buffs dominated in nearly every major stat category and improved their road record to 4-7.

Now, the Buffs will enjoy a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament as the No. 3 seed. They will play either the No. 6 seed or the No. 11 seed on the second day of the tournament (Thursday) at 9:30 p.m. MT on Fox Sports 1.

While a good showing in Las Vegas will help, Colorado’s chances at receiving an at-large bid for March Madness are looking strong.

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