Colorado’s Tad Boyle talks Boulder supermarket shooting after NCAA Tournament loss

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Colorado's Tad Boyle talks Boulder supermarket shooting after NCAA Tournament loss
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 22: Head coach Tad Boyle of the Colorado Buffaloes consoles McKinley Wright IV #25 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the second half in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Colorado coach Tad Boyle said he “felt an emptiness” in his stomach while trying to guide the Buffaloes to a victory in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday in the midst of a supermarket shooting in Boulder.

Boyle spoke to reporters about the shooting in the city where the school is located. At least 10 people were killed, including a police officer and authorities said a suspect was in custody. He called the shooting a “senseless act of violence.”

“It puts basketball in its proper place. Win or lose tonight, I felt an emptiness in my stomach. Another senseless act of violence that we’ve experienced as a country many, many times,” Boyle said after the team’s loss to Florida State.

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