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Colorado’s Andre Roberson to return for the Pac-12 tournament

Andre Roberson

Colorado’s Andre Roberson lays up a shot against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Andre Roberson has been cleared to play in Colorado’s Pac-12 tournament opener tonight against Oregon State.

“He looked good, he looked energetic (and had) fresh legs, live legs,” Tad Boyle told Colorado’s athletics website. “It’s great to have him back.”

“We’ll start him, absolutely. We’ll watch him obviously and ask him how he’s feeling and watch his wind. He’s probably not in tip-top shape. But it hasn’t been too long.”

Roberson had missed the last two games of the regular season while battling a viral infection. The Buffs blew out Oregon at home, but then somehow managed to lose to Oregon State, who they play on Wednesday night, on Saturday.

Roberson was the Pac-12’s defensive player of the year, leading the country in rebounding (11.5 rpg) while also chipping in with 10.8 points and the team-lead in both blocks and steals.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.