Colorado men’s basketball preview: Buffs face Boise State in Myrtle Beach Invite fifth-place game

Will we see Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde out of the Colorado Buffaloes when they take on the 2-2 Boise State Broncos in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational?

Colorado enters the game on another high as the Buffs blew out No. 24 Texas A&M in their second-round game after dropping their tournament opener to UMass.

Colorado has developed an interesting habit thus far. It has dropped two games as favorites against Grambling State and UMass but followed those two losses with dominant performances against Tennessee and Texas A&M. Either the 3-2 Buffs only need to play ranked teams or schools that start with the letter T.

KJ Simpson will have the spotlight on him after his 30-point performance against TAMU. Simpson is the leading scorer for the Buffaloes so far this year at 19.2 points per game. Boise State, though, shines defensively as the Broncos only allow an average of 62.3 points per game, so if Colorado can light up the scoreboard again, it will have a great chance of winning.

CU’s defense will need to contain the duo of Tyson Degenhart and Marcus Shaver. Degenhart is a 6-foot-7 forward who leads the Broncos in scoring at 14.8 per game. Shaver is a dynamic senior guard who is second in scoring average at 12.8. He also leads with 4.3 assists and an eye-catching 8.8 rebounds per game.

The game is set for Sunday evening at 5 p.m. MT on ESPNews.

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