Tad Boyle sends strong message on his Colorado basketball team's rout of Oregon State

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After a 90-57 rout of Oregon State at the CU Events Center, Tad Boyle sounded proud of his Colorado basketball team; one that scorched nets shooting over 52% from the field and 40% from the 3-point line.

“Another really good win. Workman-like effort,” Boyle said. of the win (h/t BuffZone). “I thought our guys were pretty dialed-in on the defensive end, which is what we have been challenging about over the last week, week and a half of practice or so. Guarding the 3-point line is something we’ve talked about that we haven’t done a great job of at times, but tonight we were terrific. Had some really good defensive efforts.

“I think our guys, they’re making more simple plays. It’s getting rid of the silly ones. It’s just making simple plays and taking what the defense gives you. We’re making progress in that area, too.”

Tristan de Silva sounds cautious ahead of Colorado basketball roadtrip

The last time Colorado took the road away from the Rockies, the Buffs took three straight losses, two of which came as the betting favorite. They've bounced back nicely, but it's not a shock that Tristan de Silva sounded like a worried man when discussing CU's upcoming road trip.

“Every game matters -- we can’t be lackadaisical with certain opponents,” da Silva said. “We got to make sure we dig in every single time that we step on the floor, whether that’s from one half to another or that’s one game to another. We’re about to go on the road, so I feel like this little momentum that we’ve got going right now is going to be good for us on the road, too. We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.”

It's up to CU to continue to play team basketball and not find themselves praying shot after shot from beyond the arc.