Boulder one of the toughest places to play

College basketball season is getting closer, evident by several conferences holding their annual Media Days in the next couple of days. PAC 12 wasn't an exception, holding its Media Day opportunity today in San Francisco, California. Go "Inside" to see what some PAC 12 players had to say about the Buffs and how hard it is to play in Boulder.

College basketball season is getting closer, evident by several conferences holding their annual Media Days in the next couple of days.

PAC 12 wasn't an exception, holding its Media Day opportunity today in San Francisco, California.

Colorado is coming off a 21 win season, winning 20 games in the last three seasons under the direction of Head Basketball Coach Tad Boyle.

To say that there is a buzz and excitement surrounding this Buff Basketball team is an understatement for sure.

Colorado picked up one first place vote in the PAC 12 Media Poll released this morning, finishing third out of 12 with Arizona being No. 1 and UCLA was named the No. 2 team with an one point advantage over the Buffs.

Playing in Boulder apparently isn't a place a lot of PAC 12 teams like to play.

Arizona's standout player Nick Johnson was very clear on how he felt about playing Colorado in Boulder.

"It's the toughest place to play on the road in this league," Johnson said. "Playing Colorado there has been like our kryptonite."

Washington State's DaVonte Lacy apparently feels pretty much the same as Johnson. When asked on the PAC 12 Network television show what schools are the toughest to play on their home courts, he also showed the Buffs a lot of respect.

"Colorado is definitely one of the two toughest places to play in this league," Lacy said. "Arizona is the other toughest place to play."

The official capacity for the Buffs home court is approximately around 11,000, however the last three seasons when the attendance reaches above 10,600 it has been declared a sell out by school officials. Boyle is currently 13-3 when the Coors Events Center is at capacity.

Boyle praised the Colorado Fan Base during his interviews at Media Day. "Our fans are some of the best in the country," Boyle said. "To sell your season tickets out this early is really special. Our players really thrive when we play in front of a sellout home crowd. It's an awesome atmosphere."

Dinwiddie agreed about how great of fans the Buffs have.

"Our student section will have altitude sickness signs up everywhere trying to get in our opponent heads," Dinwiddie said. "Our fans are incredible."

One of the PAC 12 Network Sports Commentators made a notable statement while talking about Colorado.

"Colorado is good enough to win this league," the sports anchor said. "They definitely have the talent."

Dinwiddie was asked about Arizona being the cream of the crop for the PAC 12, the junior quickly responded.

"We don't view Arizona as the top of this league," Dinwiddie said. "We view ourselves in that position. If we play well and like we know we can, we feel very confident going into this season."


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