Team Colorado inched a little closer to the money round on Sunday. And the group of Colorado Buffaloes basketball alums will add a critical reinforcement when they hit the floor again in pursuit of the $2 million winner-take-all payoff at stake in The Basketball Tournament.
Team Colorado capped a solid weekend showing in Las Vegas on Sunday by dispatching Broad Street Brawlers 111-95 in a second-round showdown. The defending tournament runner-up advanced to the Super 16 next weekend in Brooklyn, where Team Colorado will battle Armored Athlete, a club featuring former Division I players from a wide range of programs, at 2 p.m. MDT Saturday afternoon on ESPN.
The winner of that Super 16 battle will advance to the quarterfinals on July 23.
It was the second consecutive 100-point outing for Team Colorado, which defeated Kimchi Express 100-71 Saturday in its tournament opener. By the time Team Colorado reconvenes in New York they will add the services of 6-foot-10 Josh Scott, a first team All-Pac-12 Conference performer for the Buffs in 2016 who has been completing a stint with the NBA Summer League team of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Team Colorado clung to a narrow 51-49 lead at halftime but quickly asserted control after the break, reeling off a 28-16 run to extend the lead to 14 points nearly halfway through the second frame.