2018–19 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team

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2018–19 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferencePac-12 Conference
2018–19 record23–13 (10–8 Pac-12)
Head coachTad Boyle (9th season)
Assistant coachMike Rhon
Assistant coachBill Grier
Assistant coachKim English
Home arenaCU Events Center
Seasons
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 15 3   .833     27 9   .750
Arizona State 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Utah 11 7   .611     17 14   .548
Oregon State 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Colorado 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Oregon 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
UCLA 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
USC 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Arizona 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Stanford 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Washington State 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
California 3 15   .167     8 23   .258
Pac-12 Tournament winner

The 2018–19 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team represents the University of Colorado in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are led by head coach Tad Boyle in his ninth season at Colorado. The Buffaloes play their home games at CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado as members of the Pac-12 Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Buffaloes finished the 2017–18 season 17–15, 8–10 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They defeated Arizona State in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament before losing in the quarterfinals to Arizona.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Num Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Lazar Nikolic 11 G 6'7" 205 Freshman Belgrade, Sebia Playing professional overseas[1]
Tony Miller-Stewart 14 F 6'9" 246 Senior Lee's Summit, MO Graduated
Dominique Collier 15 G 6'2" 176 Senior Denver, CO Graduated
George King 24 G 6'6" 225 RS Senior Joinville, Brazil Graduated/2018 NBA draft
Josh Repine 33 G 6'3" 195 Senior Englewood, CO Walk-on; graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Num Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
Shane Gatling 0 G 6'2" 170 Junior Baldwin, NY Indian Hills CC
Frank Ryder 30 F 6'10" 230 Sophomore Boulder, CO San Diego

2018 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Daylen Kountz
SG
Denver, CO East High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 8, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Elijah Parquet
SG
Beaumont, TX West Brook High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 9, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Jakub Dombek
PF
Ostrava, Czech Republic Get Better Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 3, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Colorado Commits". Rivals.com.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Shane Gatling 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Jr Indian Hills CC Baldwin, NY
G/F 1 Tyler Bey (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So Middlebrooks Academy Las Vegas, NV
G 2 Daylen Kountz 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr East HS Denver, CO
G/F 5 D'Shawn Schwartz 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Sand Creek HS Colorado Springs, CO
F 10 Alexander Strating 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS So American School of The Hague Wassenaars, Netherlands
G 12 AJ Martinka (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Stanwood HS Stanwood, WA
G 13 Namon Wright (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) RS Sr Missouri Los Angeles, CA
G 14 Deleon Brown 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Brewster Academy Grand Rapids, MI
F 15 Jakub Dombek Current redshirt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Get Better Academy Ostrava, Czech Republic
F 21 Evan Battey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Fr Villa Park HS View Park, CA
F 23 Lucas Siewert 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Brennan HS San Antonio, TX
G 24 Eli Parquet 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr West Brook HS Beaumont, TX
G 25 McKinley Wright IV (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Champlin Park HS North Robbinsdale, MN
F 30 Frank Ryder (W) Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Fairview
San Diego
Boulder, CO
G 33 Aidan McQuade (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Loveland HS Loveland, CO
G 34 Benan Ersek (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Kent Denver School Vienna, Austria
F/C 35 Dallas Walton Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So Arvada West HS Arvada, CO
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 3, 2018*
4:00 pm
Colorado Mines W 66–57 
CU Events Center (2,046)
Boulder, CO
Non-conference regular season
November 13, 2018*
6:00 pm, P12N
Drake W 100–71  1–0
CU Events Center (5,695)
Boulder, CO
November 16, 2018*
7:00 pm, P12N
Omaha W 79–75  2–0
CU Events Center (5,720)
Boulder, CO
November 20, 2018*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at San Diego L 64–70  2–1
Jenny Craig Pavilion 
San Diego, CA
November 24, 2018*
4:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at Air Force W 93–56  3–1
Clune Arena (2,704)
Colorado Springs, CO
November 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, P12N
Portland W 93–69  4–1
CU Events Center (5,550)
Boulder, CO
December 1, 2018*
1:00 pm, P12N
Colorado State W 86–80  5–1
CU Events Center (7,887)
Boulder, CO
December 4, 2018*
7:00 pm, P12N
South Dakota W 82–58  6–1
CU Events Center (6,462)
Boulder, CO
December 8, 2018*
4:00 pm, P12N
UIC W 84–72  7–1
CU Events Center (7,277)
Boulder, CO
December 11, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at New Mexico W 78–75  8–1
Dreamstyle Arena (10,800)
Albuquerque, NM
December 22, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Indiana State
Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinals
L 67–72  8–2
Stan Sheriff Center (6,049)
Honolulu, HI
December 23, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPNU
at Hawaii
Diamond Head Classic consolation 2nd round
L 72–80 OT 8–3
Stan Sheriff Center (5,470)
Honolulu, HI
December 25, 2018*
11:00 am, ESPNU
vs. Charlotte
Diamond Head Classic 7th place game
W 68–53  9–3
Stan Sheriff Center (5,696)
Honolulu, HI
Pac-12 regular season
January 3, 2019
7:00 pm, FS1
at Arizona L 56–64  9–4
(0–1)
McKale Center (13,511)
Tucson, AZ
January 5, 2019
4:00 pm, P12N
at Arizona State L 61–83  9–5
(0–2)
Wells Fargo Arena (10,003)
Temple, AZ
January 10, 2019
7:00 pm, P12N
Washington State W 92–60  10–5
(1–2)
CU Events Center (6,184)
Boulder, CO
January 12, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Washington L 70–77  10–6
(1–3)
CU Events Center (7,758)
Boulder, CO
January 20, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPNU
at Utah L 69–78  10–7
(1–4)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (10,372)
Salt Lake City, UT
January 24, 2019
9:00 pm, P12N
at California W 68–59  11–7
(2–4)
Haas Pavilion (5,720)
Berkeley, CA
January 26, 2019
6:00 pm, FS1
at Stanford L 62–75  11–8
(2–5)
Maples Pavilion (3,648)
Stanford, CA
January 31, 2019
7:00 pm, P12N
Oregon State L 74–76  11–9
(2–6)
CU Events Center (6,839)
Boulder, CO
February 2, 2019
7:30 pm, P12N
Oregon W 73–51  12–9
(3–6)
CU Events Center (8,654)
Boulder, CO
February 6, 2019
7:00 pm, P12N
at UCLA W 84–73  13–9
(4–6)
Pauley Pavilion (6,983)
Los Angeles, CA
February 8, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at USC W 69–65  14–9
(5–6)
Galen Center (3,974)
Los Angeles, CA
February 13, 2019
8:30 pm, FS1
Arizona State W 77–73  15–9
(6–6)
CU Events Center (6,273)
Boulder, CO
February 17, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Arizona W 67–60  16–9
(7–6)
CU Events Center (7,899)
Boulder, CO
February 20, 2019
8:00 pm, P12N
at Washington State L 74–76  16–10
(7–7)
Beasley Coliseum (1,911)
Pullman, WA
February 23, 2019
8:30 pm, P12N
at Washington L 55–64  16–11
(7–8)
Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000)
Seattle, WA
March 2, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPNU
Utah W 71–63  17–11
(8–8)
CU Events Center (8,405)
Boulder, CO
March 7, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN2
UCLA W 93–68  18–11
(9–8)
CU Events Center (7,797)
Boulder, CO
March 9, 2019
3:00 pm, P12N
USC W 78–67  19–11
(10–8)
CU Events Center (9,379)
Boulder, CO
Pac-12 Tournament
March 13, 2019
3:30 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (12) California
First round
W 56–51  20–11
T-Mobile Arena (9,748)
Paradise, NV
March 14, 2019
3:30 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (4) Oregon State
Quarterfinals
W 73–58  21–11
T-Mobile Arena (10,556)
Paradise, NV
March 15, 2019
3:30 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (1) Washington
Semifinals
L 61–66  21–12
T-Mobile Arena (13,955)
Paradise, NV
NIT
March 19, 2019*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) (5) Dayton
First round – Alabama bracket
W 78–73  22–12
CU Events Center (3,091)
Boulder, CO
March 25, 2019*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) (8) Norfolk State
Second round – Alabama bracket
W 76–60  23–12
CU Events Center (5,891)
Boulder, CO
March 27, 2019*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) at (2) Texas
Quarterfinals – Alabama bracket
L 55–68  23–13
Frank Erwin Center (3,982)
Austin, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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