"That was a high-level basketball game," Boyle said. "It was a treat for anybody who was in the building today."
Except the Ducks.
On the day he became the first player from the Colorado football program to earn first team All-Pac-12 Conference honors, wide receiver Paul Richardson announced he is turning pro following a historic junior season.
"I had a great experience here at Colorado," Richardson said at the end of the season news conference for coach Mike MacIntyre on Monday. "I’ve had a lot of coaching staffs, but I’ve had these same teammates, a lot of them, for the past four years and it’s been awesome."
After adding 20 pounds of muscle in the offseason, Colorado sophomore Josh Scott came into this season with a re-charged sense of confidence.
When CU opponents guard him one-on-one, Scott’s confidence level raises even higher.
On Monday night, Scott scored a season-high 20 points and pulled down five rebounds to help the Buffaloes to a 93-70 victory against Arkansas State at Coors Events Center.
"They were single-coveraging me and they weren’t digging hard," the 6-foot-10, 245-pound Scott said. "If you’re going to give me that, I’m probably going to score."
When University of Colorado sophomore Justin Rouleau heard that someone was choking during his shift as a cook at the Center for Community, he said his brain turned off and he sprang to action.
"When it happened, I just went on autopilot and my subconscious kind of took over with all the training that I had known for years," Rouleau said. "It wasn’t until after the fact that (I realized) it was a big deal. In the moment, I wasn’t thinking about it at all."
Rouleau, Daniel Kotsides and Nathaniel Pohl all assisted in reviving Willard Cooperstock earlier this fall and were awarded the Lifesaving Award from the CU police department on Monday morning for their efforts.