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Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colo., 21-10.

Nickname: Bears. Coach: B.J. Hill.

Conference: Big Sky. Bid: Big Sky champion.

Region: West. Seed: No. 15.

Tournament Record: First year. Last appearance: First year.

Scoring: Team (72.2); Devon Beitzel 21.4; Neal Kingman 10.6; Chris Kaba 9.5.

Rebounds: Team (36.0); Taylor Montgomery 5.7; Mike Proctor 5.6; Chris Kaba 4.7; Neal Kingman 4.4.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (11.8/14.4); Elliott Lloyd 3.3/2.8; Devon Beitzel 1.8/2.5.

3-pointers: Team (.387); Devon Beitzel 81; Chris Kaba 46; Elliott Lloyd 43; Neal Kingman 41.

Last Ten: 9-1.

The Skinny: The Bears earned their first NCAA trip just four years after going 4-24. Much of the credit goes to former coach Tad Boyle, who is now turning around Colorado, but Hill has only built on that success. Among the schools’ alumni: Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort.