Buffs hit books amid NCAA Tournament distractions

Being versatile is essential for any student athlete playing college basketball. You must be agile and strong, able to drive to the hoop but also shoot a jumper, and they must be skilled on the court as well as in the classroom.

And as the Buffs extend into postseason play – in, of all places, Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Conference Tournament and Orlando for their opening round of the NCAA Tournament – their schoolwork must remain a priority. Academic specialists provide support for the students on these road trips and even proctor tests so the students don't fall behind.

"I think they appreciate me at the end; hate me now and thank me later," Athletic Director of Athletics Mindy Sclaro said. "Graduation is my championship game."


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