Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/10/12
Colorado has a fair bit of basketball history, even if the Rocky Mountains have shielded it from West Coast observers. Cliff Meely, Scott Wedman, Jay Humphries and Chauncey Billups were headliners there. The Buffaloes are making strong early impression in the Pac-12, with a 3-0 start following a weekend sweep of contender Washington and Washington State. Maybe it should not be that surprising the Buffs set a school record with 24 victories under first-year coach Tad Boyle last season, and despite losing much of their scoring, they appear to have a system in place to handle such eventualities. One word that stands to me is efficiency, said Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, whose team lost 87-69 to the Buffs in Boulder last Thursday. Defensive efficiency, offensive precision. They pass the ball. They know who is supposed to be taking what shots. They are a very well-oiled machine right now. Not bad for a team that was picked to finish 11th in the Pac-12 media poll -- but perhaps un...
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