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Colorado Buffaloes NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Colorado Buffaloes All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 9-12

The Colorado Buffaloes are a program that has struggled to build consistency over the years having played in just over 20 NCAA Tournament games with the majority of their NCAA Tournament success from 1940 through 1969. While Colorado has played in the Final Four twice, the Buffs have also won the NIT Tournament in 1940.

1940 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to USC in regional semifinal, 38-32
  • Lost to Rice in third place game, 60-56

1942 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Kansas in regional semifinal, 46-44
  • Lost to Stanford in regional final, 46-35

1946 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to California in regional semifinal, 50-44
  • Defeated Baylor in third place game, 59-44

1954 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Bradley in second round, 76-64
  • Lost to Rice in third place game, 78-55

1955 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Tulsa in second round, 69-59
  • Defeated Bradley in regional semifinal, 93-81
  • Lost to San Francisco in regional final, 62-50
  • Defeated Iowa in third place game, 75-54

1962 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Texas Tech in regional semifinal, 67-60
  • Lost to Cincinnati in regional final, 73-46

1963 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Oklahoma City in regional semifinal, 78-72
  • Lost to Cincinnati in regional final, 67-60

1969 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Colorado State in regional semifinal, 64-56
  • Defeated Texas A&M in third place game, 97-82

1997 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Indiana in first round, 80-62
  • Lost to North Carolina in second round, 73-56

2003 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Michigan State in first round, 79-64


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