Colorado Basketball: The Colorado Buffalo basketball team men’s represents the University of Colorado. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Conference. They are currently trained by Tad Boyle.
About Colorado Basketball:
The buffalo has competed in 14 NCAA tournaments, making it to the Final Four twice in the year 1942 and 1955. Colorado buffalo basketball team has played in 9 National Invitation tournaments. They won the tournament in 1940 and making the semifinals in 1991 and 2011. Players won the Pac-12 conference tournament in 2012, their first season as a member.
Silver and gold become buffaloes:
Colorado men’s basketball team was initially known as silver and gold, and began playing on January 10, 1901, and beat State Prep School 34-10. While unaffiliated it’s first seasons, the school joined the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1909. From 1902 to 1935, the school accumulated a record of 200-151.
In 1934, silver and gold became known as buffalo. CU students rent a buffalo calf to cheer on the team during the final soccer game of that year, and the nickname stuck with the school since then.
The frosty Cox era:
The first training star for Colorado was Frosty Cox. Cox spent 13 years on the bench from 1936-50. In their second season with the school, the buffalo joined the United Mountain Conference where they won four MSC titles.
Under Cox, players were a little successful, both individually and as a team. Cox had 4 all-Americans during his time with players – Jack Harvey (1939 and 1940), Jim Willcoxon (1939), Bob Doll (1942) and Leason McCloud (1942).
Cox led the team to 3 NCAA tournament offers and two NIT offers while in Boulder.
Colorado Basketball best team:
Possibly the best team in the history of Colorado basketball was the 1940 team. It was not only invited to the NCAA tournament but the NIT tournament as well.
Players gained the most prestige at the time of the NIT tournament, leading some to claim that the 1940 team was National Campos. In 1942, players in the NCAA tournament championship game at Stanford Cardinals, which is the school’s best result ever in that tournament.
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