CU Buffs Women: Rising to the top and staying there in Boulder

It has been 17 days since the women of Colorado have touched the court. A long break can be difficult and trying for any team to keep the momentum going. However, this would not be the first time they have had to do so this season, and they came out roaring with a win.

Around all of NCAA COVID-19 has been dreadfully disappointing this season. The opener against Oregon had to be postponed last week because of it. So now the Lady Buffs will open it up to USC who come in with a 7-3 record. The Trojans are coming off a very long break as well.

There are now only two undefeated teams in NCAAWB. That title goes to the 11-0 Colorado Buffaloes, and the 10-0 Arizona Wildcats. Head Coach said the team is very ready. She feels they are more ready than they have ever been. With their powerful defense and depth from this team top to bottom. Along with the stars of the Buffs like Mya Hollingshed and Quay Miller showing up every game and doing what they do best. The sky is the limit for this team.

COVID-19 hasn’t been the only test for this program. As we all know the Boulder County fires have been devastating. Affecting hundreds of families and most had to evacuate for a few days, only to return home with no electricity or water that they could drink. Head Coach Payne was also one of those effected but she counts her blessings because there are others who had it so much worse.

The Buffaloes last game was December 20th, USC’s last outing was December 18th. The Wildcats will be playing Washington State at home. Colorado will battle the Trojans at home as well at the Coors Events Center. We will then see who can remain on top. Tip off begins 9 p.m tonight. The nation will watch the Buffs a little more closely as they look to carry on their undefeated streak through the Pac-12 schedule, and hopefully onto a stage even bigger.