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Colorado women’s basketball roster breakdown entering 2023 NCAA Tournament

For the second consecutive season, the Colorado women’s basketball team received an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. The Buffs enter the Big Dance as a No. 6 seed with a first-round matchup against No. 11 Middle Tennessee set for Saturday.

Compared to last year, the Buffs have more experience and what I believe to be a deeper roster entering March Madness. Four players received All-Pac-12 honors and head coach JR Payne was a late-season finalist for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award.

Below is a quick look at Colorado’s 2022-23 roster, including season statistics for each player entering the NCAA Tournament:

Senior G Jaylyn Sherrod

Mar 3, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington State Cougars guard Tara Wallack (1) guards Colorado Buffaloes guard Jaylyn Sherrod (00) in the third quarter at Michelob Arena. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

  • 2022-23 All-Pac-12 first-team

  • 2022-23 All-Pac-12 defensive team

  • 30 GP (28.9 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 11.2/3.1/5.0

Fifth-year senior G Tayanna Jones

Tennessee guard Jordan Horston (25) tries to score while guarded by Colorado guard Tayanna Jones (1) during the NCAA college basketball game between the Tennessee Lady Vols and Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, November 25, 2022 in Knoxville Tenn.

  • 31 GP (19.0 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 5.1/4.3/0.6

Junior G Tameiya Sadler

Colorado guard Tameiya Sadler puts up a shot as the Oregon Ducks host the Colorado Buffaloes Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
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  • 31 GP (18.7 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 4.8/2.4/1.2

Junior G Frida Formann

Mar 3, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Colorado Buffaloes guard Frida Formann (3) is blocked by Washington State Cougars center Bella Murekatete (55) in the fourth quarter at Michelob Arena. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

  • 2022-23 All-Pac-12 honorable mention

  • 29 GP (28.1 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 11.5/3.6/1.9

Senior C Quay Miller

Oct 25, 2022; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Buffaloes center Quay Miller (11) poses during Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day at the Pac-12 Network Studios. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

  • 2022-23 All-Pac-12 first-team

  • 31 GP (31.2 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 13.2/8.5/1.3

Sophomore G Kindyll Wetta

Colorado guard Kindyll Wetta drives the ball up the court after stealing it from Oregon guard Endyia Rogers as the Oregon Ducks host the Colorado Buffaloes Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

  • 31 GP (24.6 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 5.4/2.4/3.3

Sophomore C Aaronette Vonleh

Jan 22, 2023; Stanford, California, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard Hannah Jump (33) and Stanford Cardinal forward Cameron Brink (22) defend Colorado Buffaloes center Aaronette Vonleh (21) during the first quarter at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

  • 2022-23 All-Pac-12 team honorable mention

  • 2022-23 Pac-12 co-most improved player

  • 31 GP (26.2 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 12.2/4.5/1.2

Freshman G Jada Wynn

Mar 3, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington State Cougars guard Tara Wallack (1) and Colorado Buffaloes guard Jada Wynn (23) chase after the ball in the second quarter at Michelob Arena. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

  • 31 GP (12.2 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 3.4/1.8/0.3

Freshman F Brianna McLeod

Tennessee guard Brooklynn Miles (0) passes the ball out while guarded by Colorado forward Brianna McLeod (25) and center Aaronette Vonleh (21) during the NCAA college basketball game between the Tennessee Lady Vols and Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, November 25, 2022 in Knoxville Tenn.

  • 26 GP (9.6 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 2.5/2.1/0.3

Senior F Charlotte Whittaker

Colorado forward Charlotte Whittaker (45) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado upset Stanford 77-72 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • 28 GP (8.1 minutes)

  • Averages (PTS/RBS/AST): 0.9/1.0/0.3

Others to know

Freshman F Ally Fitzgerald — (7 GP: 0.4/0.4/0.0)

Freshman G Lizzie Holder — (2 GP: 1.0/0.5/0.0)

Early-enrollee G Mikayla Johnson — Anchorage, Alaska

Freshman G Shelomi Sanders — Jackson State transfer

Story originally appeared on Buffaloes Wire