KUSA - The season has only just begun and CU men's basketball team has already won a trophy.
Colorado defeated Mercer 79-70, winning the Paradise Jam Tournament on Sunday in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Buffaloes improved to 5-0 this season.
Freshman point guard McKinley Wright IV won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
The Buffs defeated Quinnipiac on Friday thanks to a buzzer-beater 3-pointer from Wright and beat Drake on Saturday. The Paradise Jam championship is the Buffs' first preseason title since 2012.
"These guys have unbelievable heart," head coach Tad Boyle said in a statement on CU's website. "This guy (McKinley Wright) saved our bacon on Friday night and these guys have responded the next two games with unbelievable heart and desire. I've said I love this team's spirit from Day 1 and they showed it this weekend."
"We're just scratching the surface in terms of where we can be. This group's got a big-time upside. They have hearts and they're together. You can win championships when you have that," Boyle said.
Tad Boyle's young team, which includes four true freshman and two redshirt freshmen, next play on Sunday against Air Force at Coors Events Center.
You can see scenes from the Buffaloes' victory celebration here.
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