Thursday, March 10, 2011

Colorado's Alec Burks is a Player

How in the world did Missouri folks let Alec Burks leave the state and play for Colorado?

Burks’ played serious basketball yesterday against Iowa State and propelled his team to a comeback victory. Burks’ line was 29 points and 15 rebounds. Iowa State had problems stopping the sophomore in the second half when the Buffaloes stormed back. He likes to compete against Iowa State. In two previous games, he scored 24 and 19.

Burks’ effort probably punched Colorado’s NCAA ticket. Big 12 Conference opponents will be happy Burks and Colorado moves to the Pac-12 Conference next season. Pac-12 schools hope Burks declares for the NBA.

It was a strange sight yesterday at the Big 12 tournament. Colorado fans were celebrating the success of its basketball program. The high-fives weren’t because Ralphie the Buffalo was taking the Colorado football field. I remember Colorado having real hoops success in the 1970s.

The Buffs are trying to make some noise in their final Big 12 tournament. If I was the Pac-12, I would be leery of Colorado basketball in the future especially if Burks and coach Tad Boyle stays around.

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