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Colorado, Utah Valley square off in NIT


Utah Valley Wolverines (26-8, 15-3 WAC) at Colorado Buffaloes (18-16, 8-12 Pac-12)

Boulder, Colorado; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Valley Wolverines play in the National Invitation Tournament.

The Buffaloes’ record in Pac-12 games is 8-12, and their record is 10-4 against non-conference opponents. Colorado is seventh in the Pac-12 scoring 69.9 points while shooting 43.3% from the field.

The Wolverines are 15-3 against WAC opponents. Utah Valley is the WAC leader with 37.6 rebounds per game led by Aziz Bandaogo averaging 10.3.

TOP PERFORMERS: KJ Simpson is averaging 15.9 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals for the Buffaloes. Tristan da Silva is averaging 15.6 points over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Le’Tre Darthard is shooting 43.7% and averaging 14.0 points for the Wolverines. Trey Woodbury is averaging 13.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah Valley.

LAST 10 GAMES: Buffaloes: 5-5, averaging 67.9 points, 33.5 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.8 points per game.

Wolverines: 8-2, averaging 78.6 points, 38.2 rebounds, 17.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 7.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.9 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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