8:00 PM ET, November 18, 2005
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Kathy McConnell-Miller found little to complain about in her successful debut as Colorado's coach Friday night.The Buffs beat Cal-State Fullerton 100-71 behind 34-point efforts from Jasmina Ilic and Jackie McFarland, who also had 15 rebounds and five steals. Whitney Law also dished out 15 assists."Obviously, it's a great start for this group," McConnell-Miller said. "Tonight we made really good decisions. It was a high-possession game, so 18 turnovers is not bad."McConnell-Miller took the microphone and thanked the fans at Colorado's Coors Events Center, where the men played North Carolina-Wilmington in the second game of a rare doubleheader.The Buffaloes were without sophomore starter Kara Richards, who will miss up to six weeks after breaking her left foot in practice Tuesday. So, the big margin surprised McConnell-Miller."It was so much better than I thought. There were some concerns with Kara being out, but we knew we could replace the points."McConnell-Miller replaced Ceal Barry as coach of the Buffs after Wisconsin-Green Bay's Kevin Borseth backed out on the day he was to be introduced as Barry's successor following Barry's 22-year run.