LOS ANGELES -- Whether the Colorado Buffaloes realized it or not, they've become the biggest bubble busters this side of the Mississippi.
"We don't talk about bubbles," Colorado head coach Tad Boyle said.
In the Buffaloes' first trip to Staples Center as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, they ended Oregon's hopes of an NCAA bid on Thursday night. And on Friday, it was Cal's turn to have their dreams shattered by the new kids on the block.
As the Colorado student section, imported from Boulder, chanted "we don't need no altitude," the Buffaloes had little resemblance of the team that went 14-2 at home but lost nine of their 14 games away from Boulder during the regular season. Somehow, someway, they've found their sea legs to set up a matchup with Arizona in their first Pac-12 Conference Championship Game appearance with a 70-59 win over Cal (24-9) on Friday night.
"This team has found its heart here in Los Angeles," Boyle said. "We've really competed on the road. We just ha...