Ironic, isn't it? If Tad Boyle had a better record in the NCAA Tournament, someone would've Mel Tuckered him a long time ago. With the exception of 2020, we see it every March: Somebody new reaches the Sweet 16. The Mr. Monopoly boosters at a bigger school then throw stupid money at said Sweet 16 coach, daring him to turn it down. Usually, he doesn't. Charles Barkley and the rest of the March Madness studio wonks should be talking about Boyle, the longtime CU Buffs basketball coach, in the same breath as Purdue's Matt Painter or Maryland's Mark Turgeon. Straight arrows. Serial winners. Since 1946, CU has produced only 17 seasons in which the men's basketball program won more than 63% of their games. Boyle's been at the helm for eight of them. Over the last 75 years, the Buffs have managed just 15 squads that went on to win at least 10 conference tilts in a campaign. Seven of those are Tad teams. Four former Buffs were on NBA rosters at the start of the 2020-21 season . That's more than Syracuse (three), Oklahoma (three), the Boilermakers (three), Missouri (three), Butler (three), Houston (two) and N.C State (two). Boyle's… Read full this story
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Keeler: Charles Barkley should be singing praises of CU Buffs coach Tad Boyle. This NCAA Tournament might change that. have 284 words, post on www.denverpost.com at March 17, 2021. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.