BOULDER, Colo. – Brandon Ashley and Spencer Dinwiddie are two entirely different players, for different teams that have faced different expectations.
But their absences have had a similarly major impact on the Colorado and Arizona teams that will meet tonight in an ESPN GameDay showcase at the Coors Events Center.
Dinwiddie, the Buffs’ standout point guard, suffered an ACL tear on Jan. 12. Ashley went down with a complex foot injury on Feb. 1.
“Anytime you lose a key player or starter who’s as talented as both of those guys are individually, you don’t replace it,” UA coach Sean Miller said. “You try to reshuffle and mold your team to the best it can become.”
Click on to see how it’s gone for both teams so far.