Team preview: Colorado

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

"Opportunities always look bigger going than coming."

That old saying struck a chord with Colorado coach Ricardo Patton, so much so that he posted it in the Buffaloes basketball office this off-season as one of his "Thoughts of the Day" for the players to ponder. For him, the expression perfectly describes the way the 2004-05 campaign played out.