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SCOTT WARD, Asst. DIRector Sports information Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, Room 270b GREELEY, cOLO. 80639 o: 970.351.2522 | c: 970.978.0950 | f: 970.351.1995 SCOTT.WARD@UNCO.EDU | UNCBEARS.COM

2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND

SCHEDULE/RESULTS NEXT UP 9-17, 5-9 BiG SKY NOVEMBER

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CHADRON State (exhIbition) NEW MEXICO STATE Wyoming

It’s senior night, and Mike Proctor is looking to go out with a win

(2-4)

W, 89-65 L, 89-75 L, 75-56

S. Padre Island Invitational - Padre Island, Texas 20 22 25 26

! Northern Iowa ! Iowa State (TV: MEDIACOM) $ Western Carolina $ Southern

DECEMBER

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Westminster JOHNSON & WALES DENVER (TV: ALTITUDE) (11/11) Marquette (TV: SPORTS32) COLORADO STATE l NORTHERN ARIZONA

L, 78-69 L, 90-82 W, 74-57 W, 77-57 (2-4)

L, 73-60 W, 98-66 L, 71-65 L, 93-72 L, 92-78 W, 80-64

JANUARY

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(3-5) IDAHO STATE L, 57-55 l Sacramento State W, 61-53 l Portland state L, 86-75 l EASTERn WashINGTON (TV: ALTITUDE) W, 71-70 l Montana L, 76-58 l Montana State L, 84-72 l Idaho State L, 94-92 (2OT) l Northern Arizona W, 64-62 (OT) l

FEBRUARY

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Sacramento State L, 73-62 Weber State (TV: ALTITUDE) L, 93-81 l MONTANA L, 75-68 l MONTANA STATE (TV: ALTITUDE) W, 77-64 l Eastern Washington L, 79-76 & Cal POLY W, 81-73 l WEBER STATE (TV: CET SPORTS - TAPE DELAY) 7:05 P.M. l Portland State 8:05 p.m. l l

MARCH

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3 BIG SKY QUARTERFINALS TBD 6 BIG SKY SEMIFINALS (TV: ALTITUDE) TBD 7 BIG SKY FINAL (TV: ESPN2) TBD 13 NCAA Tournament (TV: TBD) TBD Dates and times local to site, subject to change; Home games played at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion ! - Game played at on-campus site $ - at South Padre Island Convention Center (South Padre Island, Texas) l - Big Sky Conference Game & - ESPN BracketBusters (Greeley, Colo.)

Game 27: Northern Colorado (9-17, 5-8 home) hosts Weber State (22-4, 6-4 away) in its final home game of the season When: 7:05 p.m. (MT) Thursday, Feb. 23 Where: Greeley, Colorado -- Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,992) Live stats: uncbears.com Radio: KFKA-AM 1310 (Troy Coverdale) TV: CET Sports (tape delay) -- Brian Roth, Marty Cesario Coaches: UNC’s B.J. Hill (30-28 overall; second season) faces Randy Rahe (117-65 overall; sixth season) All-time series: Weber State leads 8-3 in a series that started with Big Sky play in 2006-07. The Bears have won two straight at home.

NORTHERN COLORADO’S LATEST STARTING FIVE

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PPG: 9.2

5 PPG: 10.9

22 PPG: 6.7

34 PPG: 7.4

41 PPG: 9.2

Paul Garnica G l

6-0 l 160 l So. l San Antonio, Texas Robert E. Lee High School

3FG%: .495

APG: 2.2

MIN: 24.4

TEVIN SVIHOVEC G

MIN: 28.7

QUICKLY: Northern Colorado NCAA DI-record 34 pts. Saturday vs. Cal Poly ... 30-plus pts. twice this season ... Started in 19 straight (team-high 13.1 ppg as starter) ... 10-plus pts. in 16 of 19 starts ... 11 pts., 4 assts. at Weber St. (2/4) ... TEH-vin svye-HOE-vick.

MIN: 18.7

QUICKLY: Seven straight starts; 15 on season ... 7.3 ppg., 4.1 rpg. as starter ... 5.8 ppg., 2.5 rpg. off bench ... Scored team-high 16 pts. at Big 12 Iowa State (11/22) ... 59 pct. 3FGs in 13 home games (10-17) ... At least 5 rbs. in five of six ... Tim HUSK-i-sun.

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6-2 l 190 l RS-Fr. l Kingwood, Texas Kingwood HS

FG%: .480

SPG: 1.2

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6-5 l 200 l Fr. l Willard, Mo. Willard HS

RPG: 3.4

FG%: .508

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MIN: 21.0

quickly: After career-high 17 pts. at EWU (2/15) scored just two pts. Saturday vs. Cal Poly ... Avg. 9.2 pts., 4.8 rbs. in past five ... 12 pts., 6 rbs. at Weber St. (2/4) ... Team-best 76.9 pct FGs in final five minutes this season ... Led Bears in scoring four times in 11-12.

MIN: 26.6

QUICKLY: Set to play final home game ... Career-high 17 rebs. Jan. 30 at NAU (1/30) -- tied for most by Big Sky player this season ... 639 career rbs. (sixth in school history) ... 55 pct. FGs (3rd in Big Sky) ... Next start will be the 70th of career ... At least six rbs. in 15 of 26 gms.

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6-9 l 270 l RS-So. l Littleton, Colo. Columbine HS

RPG: 4.4

FG%: .550

mike proctor F l

6-8 l 225 l Sr. l Phoenix, Ariz. Desert Vista High School

RPG: 6.6

FG%: .550

THE BEARS’ TOP BENCH OPTIONS

NO. NAME 15 Tate Unruh 21 Brendan Keane 24 Emmanuel Addo 25 Bryce Douvier

POS G F F F

QUICKLY: 11 pts. last game (first start since 12/22) ... 23 pts. in past two after not scoring more than eight in any of previous 11 ... 5th in NCAA in 3FG% if he had enough attempts to qualify ... Shooting 61 pct. 3FGs in last five (11-18) ... Paul GAR-ni-kuh.

HEIGHT WEIGHT CLASS 6-4 175 RS-So. 6-9 225 Fr. 6-7 220 RS-So. 6-6 215 Fr.

PPG 11.0 2.2 9.6 1.5

RPG FG% MIN 3.3 .474 28.2 1.1 .358 9.2 4.2 .519 21.5 1.7 .368 6.5

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QUICK FACTS All-time record (1st yr): .........................1052-1119 (1901) At Butler-Hancock (1st yr):.................. 257-183 (1974) Big Sky record (1st yr): ................................46-48 (2006) 2010-11 record (conf. finish): ..................21-11 (1st/1st) 2011-12 letterman returning/lost: ......................5/5 2011-12 starters returning/lost: ..........................1/4 Coach B.J. Hill’s career record: .................30-28 (2nd yr.) Conference championships (last): ....................12 (2011) NCAA Tournament appearances (last): ............. 1 (2011) NCAA D-II Tournament appearances (last): ..... 4 (1989) Northern Colorado founded:....................................... 1889 Student enrollment: .............................................12,148 President: ......................................................... Kay Norton Director of Athletics: ................................... Jay Hinrichs Nickname / Colors: ...................... Bears / Blue and gold Arena: ................ Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,992) Conference: ............................................................. Big Sky

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Office: 970.351.2522 Cell: 970.978.0950 E-Mail: scott.ward@unco.edu The University of Northern Colorado sports information department is located in Rooms 270A-C, Butler-Hancock Athletic Center on the main campus of the University of Northern Colorado. Its chief aim is to assist local and national media in the coverage of Northern Colorado Athletics and to help fans follow the many Bears programs. For information regarding credentials, interviews, statistics, press conferences, etc., contact Scott Ward or Heather Kennedy, sports information director, at 970.351.1065 or heather. kennedy@unco.edu. MEDIA GUIDELINES All interview requests with any Northern Colorado coach or student-athlete must be coordinated through the Northern Colorado sports information office. All interviews are prohibited from conflicting with classes, practice sessions, meetings or medical treatments. On-site interviews must take place at the conclusion of practice. Interviews with Northern Colorado student-athletes and coaches are not permitted on the day of a game prior to the game, on the practice fields, in locker rooms or in trainingroom areas. Media members are also prohibited from conducting sideline interviews during practice -- including with student-athletes who are injured and not participating. PRACTICES The Bears’practices are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, and vary throughout the season. Those wishing to attend a practice should check with Northern Colorado’s sports information office to obtain updated practice times. ARE YOU ON THE LIST? To receive e-mail updates on the Bears e-mail scott.ward@ unco.edu.

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NUMERICAL

No. Name 1 Xzaivier James 3 Paul Garnica 5 Tevin Svihovec 10 Odessa Lear 11 Elliott Lloyd 13 Aaron Hawk-Harris 15 Tate Unruh 21 Brendan Keane 22 Tim Huskisson 24 Emmanuel Addo 25 Bryce Douvier 30 James Davis Jr. 32 Dylan Elias 33 Kendall Godley 34 Connor Osborne 41 Mike Proctor n

Pos. G G G F G G/F G F F F/C F G G G C F/C

Ht. 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-9 6-5 6-8 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-9 6-8

Wt. Hometown / Last school 160 Greeley, Colo. / Greeley Central HS 160 San Antonio, Texas / Robert E. Lee HS 200 Kingwood, Texas / Kingwood HS 200 Denver, Colo. / George Washington HS 165 Houston, Texas / Klein Forest HS 205 Los Angeles, Calif. / Palisades HS 170 Branson, Mo. / Branson HS 225 Alameda, Calif. / St. Joseph Notre Dame HS 200 Willard, Mo. / Willard HS 220 Toronto, Ont. / Northfield (Minn.) HS 220 Sedgwick, Kan. / Sedgwick HS 185 San Lorenzo, Calif. / Arroyo HS 185 San Antonio, Texas / Taft HS 180 Colorado Springs, Colo. / Falcon HS 250 Littleton, Colo. / Columbine HS 225 Phoenix, Ariz. / Desert Vista HS

Yr. Exp. RSSo. 1L Fr. HS Fr. HS Fr. HS So. 1L Fr. HS Jr. TR Fr. HS So. 1L Fr. HS Fr. HS RSJr. 2L RSSo. 1L Sr. 3L RSFr. HS RSSo. 1L

Pos. F/C G F G G G G/F F G F F G C F/C G G

Ht. 6-8 6-0 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-5 5-9 6-9 6-5 6-2 6-9 6-8 6-2 6-4

Wt. Hometown / Last school 220 Northfield, Minn / Northfield HS 185 San Lorenzo, Calif. / Arroyo HS 220 Sedgwick, Kan. / Sedgwick HS 185 San Antonio, Texas / Taft HS 160 San Antonio, Texas / Robert E. Lee HS 180 Colorado Springs, Colo. / Falcon HS 205 Los Angeles, Calif. / Palisades HS 200 Willard, Mo. / Willard HS 160 Greeley, Colo. / Greeley Central HS 225 Alameda, Calif. / St. Joseph Notre Dame HS 200 Denver, Colo. / George Washington HS 165 Houston, Texas / Klein Forest HS 250 Littleton, Colo. / Columbine HS 225 Phoenix, Ariz. / Desert Vista HS 200 Kingwood, Texas / Kingwood HS 170 Branson, Mo. / Branson HS

ALPHABETICAL

No. Name 24 Addo, Emmanuel 30 Davis Jr., James 25 Douvier, Bryce 32 Elias, Dylan 3 Garnica, Paul 33 Godley, Kendall 13 Hawk-Harris, Aaron 22 Huskisson, Tim 1 James, Xzaivier 21 Keane, Brendan 10 Lear, Odessa 11 Lloyd, Elliott 34 Osborne, Connor 41 Proctor, Mike 5 Svihovec, Tevin 15 Unruh, Tate n

Yr. Exp. So. 1L So. 1L RSFr. HS Fr. HS RSJr. 2L Jr. TR RSSo. 1L Fr. HS Fr. HS RSSo. 1L Fr. HS Fr. HS Fr. HS Fr. HS RSSo. 1L Sr. 3L

COACHES / SUPPORT STAFF

Head coach: ................................................... B.J. Hill (second season as head coach; sixth overall), Grand View, 1996; South Dakota State, 2001 Assistant coach: ............................................................................................................................. Shawn Ellis (sixth season), Kansas Wesleyan, 1998 Assistant coach: ................................................................................................................ Ryan Martin (second season), Wichita State, 2007 Assistant coach: .......................................................Logan Bean (first as assistant coach; second overall), Nebraska, 2008; Marquette, 2010 Director of operations: .................................................................................................................Adam Gordon (first season), Tampa, 2006 Graduate assistant manager: ........................................ Anthony Urrutia (first as manager; second with Bears), Northern Colorado , 2011 Athletic trainer: ....................................................................... Rawley Klingsmith (eighth season), Northern Colorado, 2000; Oregon, 2002 Sports information: ........................................................................................................................ Scott Ward (fifth season), Missouri, 2004 n

PRO-NUN-SEE-A-SHUNS

Emmanuel ADDO ........................... ah-DUE Paul GARNICA ......................... GAR-ni-kuh Tim HUSKISSON ...................... HUSK-i-sun n

XZAIVIER James .................... x-ZAY-vee-er Tevin SVIHOVEC .................. svye-HOE-vick Tate UNRUH ................................... UN-roo

Bryce DOUVIER ......................... DUE-vee-a Dylan ELIAS ............................... eh-LEE-us Anthony URRUTIA ........... you-ROO-tea-uh

BY HEIGHT 6-9 2 (Keane, Osborne) 6-8 2 (Addo, Proctor) 6-6 1 (Douvier) 6-5 2 (Huskisson, Lear) 6-4 3 (Godley, Hawk-Harris, Unruh) 6-2 2 (Lloyd, Svihovec) 6-0 3 (Davis Jr., Elias, Garnica) 5-9 1 (James)

BY HOME STATE Colorado 4 Texas 4 California 3 Missouri 2 Arizona 1 Kansas 1 Ontario, Canada 1

PERSONNEL BREAKDOWN

BY POSITION Guards 9 Forwards 7 Centers 3 BY CLASS Seniors 1 Juniors 2 Sophomores 5 Freshmen 8

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PREGAME SCOUT Northern Colorado Bears

9-17, 5-8 home

pts opp pts fg% 3-pt% 3-ptrs ft% rbs assts tos stlS blks 72.3 75.0 .482 .454 7.2 .710 34.1 12.3 16.7 5.5 2.3 SCORING: REBOUNDS: FREE THROWS:

Tate Unruh (11.0) Tevin Svihovec (10.9)

Mike Proctor (6.6) Connor Osborne (4.4)

Weber State wildcats

Tate Unruh (36-37) Tevin Svihovec (68-85)

22-4, 6-4 away

pts opp pts fg% 3-pt% 3-ptrs ft% rbs assts tos stlS blks 78.8 68.2 .465 .407 9.3 .809 35.3 13.6 11.0 5.5 2.2 SCORING: REBOUNDS: FREE THROWS:

Damian Lillard (24.5) Scott Bamforth (15.4)

Darin Mahoney (6.1) Damian Lillard (5.3)

Scott Bamforth (100-112) Damian Lillard (181-204)

SERIES HISTORy Weber State 8, Northern Colorado 3 In Greeley: NC, 3-2 last five: Wsu, 3-2 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08

Weber State* at Weber State* Weber State* at Weber State*

L, 61-60 L, 76-65 W, 55-52 L, 70-54

2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10

at Weber State* Weber State* Weber State* at Weber State*

L, 88-84 L, 82-76 W, 84-75 L, 81-76

2010-11 Weber State* 2010-11 at Weber State* 2011-12 at Weber State*

W, 65-46 L, 72-71 L, 93-82 * - Big Sky Conference game

STANDINGS

2011-12 | Updated: Feb. 16 TEAM 1 Weber State 2 Montana 3 Portland State Idaho State 5 Eastern Washington 6 Montana State 7 Northern Colorado 8 Sacramento State 9 Northern Arizona

13-1 12-1 7-6 7-6 6-7 6-8 5-9 4-10 1-13

22-4 20-6 13-13 9-17 12-15 11-15 9-17 9-17 5-22

STAT RANKINGS

The last meeting ‘Unruh, Huskisson lead Bears in shootout loss at Weber State’ OGDEN, Utah -- Four of Northern Colorado’s five starters scored in double figures Saturday at Weber State, led by Tate Unruh’s 17, but the Bears’ defense struggled a bit in a 93-82 loss at Dee Events Center. First let’s talk about the good. Unruh made five of 11 from the field and tied a career-high with five 3-pointers, and freshman Tim Huskisson scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Connor Osborne scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Tevin Svihovec notched double-digits scoring again with 11. Emmanuel Addo came off the bench with 10 points and a gamehigh nine rebounds, helping Northern Colorado (7-15, 4-7 Big Sky) win the rebounding battle for the 17th time in 22 tries this season. The Bears also shot 49 percent for the game, made half of their three-point tries (10-20) and put in 13 of 18 free-throw attempts just 48 hours after missing 17 freebies in a frustrating home loss to Sacramento State. The not so good? Well, Weber State (18-4, 10-1) showed why it’s the top team in the Big Sky so far this season with a scorching first half. The Wildcats shot 60 percent from the floor before halftime (18-30) and led 54-35, scoring more points in the half than any team has against Northern Colorado in any half this season. Northern Colorado did “win” the second half, scoring 46 to Weber State’s 39, but the deficit was too much to overcome for coach B.J. Hill’s talented but young squad. “I’m proud of them,” Hill said. “They took a big step tonight. Again, we didn’t start off well—gave them way too many points off our turnovers in the first half—but freshman and new sophomores will do that against one of the best Big Sky teams I’ve seen in the six years that I’ve been in this league. “I thought we fought. I thought we continued to fight for 40 minutes. I’m proud of them. We got better, and that’s all that I can ask as a coach: that they get better every time they take the floor.” The Wildcats’ Damian Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer and a potential NBA first-round draft pick this spring, finished with 35 points

BIG SKY OVERALL

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Avg. Big SKY (9) NCAA (338) 72.3 3 80 75.0 9 317 -2.6 7 241 .482 2 21 .453 5 274 .454 1 1 7.2 3 81 .393 7 330 .710 4 103 +5.1 1 35 12.3 7 219 5.5 6 264 16.7 9 328

INDIVIDUALS (TOP 10)

As of Feb. 19

Big SKY (10) NCAA (250) on 12-of-18 shooting. He also dished out a team-high five assists. Scott Bamforth backed him for Weber State with 18 points. The Bears were down 21-9 six minutes into the game but went on an 8-2 run over the next two minutes to pull within six, at 23-17, with 11:50 to play. After withstanding Weber State’s initial haymaker, Hill’s group seemed like it was poised to put up a fight in a tough road environment. The Wildcats finished the half with a 31-18 run, though, and then started the second half with an 11-5 run to take complete control at 65-39. The Bears controlled the game from there, outscoring the home team by 14 the rest of the way. “We did a lot of good things, it’s just that we’ve got to continue to get better defensively in our habits. We played a really talented, really explosive team tonight, and it showed.”

FG percentage Mike Proctor .550 Emmanuel Addo .519

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Rebounds per game Mike Proctor 6.6

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Steals per game Tevin Svihovec

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STARTING LINEUPS OPP. STARTERS

W/L

NMSU Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L WYO Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L UNI Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L ISU Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L WCU Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne W SU Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne W WSTMN Garnica, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Addo L JWU James, Svihovec, Unruh, Douvier, Osborne W DU Garnica, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L MARQ Garnica, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L CSU Garnica, Svihovec, Unruh, Addo, Osborne L NAU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne W ISU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L SACST Lloyd, Svihovec, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne W PSU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L EWU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne W Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L MON MSU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L ISU Lloyd, Svihovec, Unruh, Proctor, Osborne L NAU Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne W SAC ST Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L WSU MON Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L MSU Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L EWU Svihovec, Unruh, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne L CPOLY Svihovec, Garnica, Huskisson, Proctor, Osborne W WSU - PSU -

NC TRENDS 10-11 11-12 HILL Playing into overtime: -- 1-1 1-1 14-0 5-8 19-8 Playing at home: Playing on the road: 6-9 2-9 8-18 Playing on neutral floor: 1-2 2-0 3-2 16-2 6-2 22-4 Leading at the half: Trailing at the half: 4-8 2-14 6-22 Tied at the half: 1-1 1-1 2-2 Following a win: 16-5 1-7 17-12 Following a loss: 4-6 8-9 12-15 Scoring 60 or fewer points: 1-3 0-4 1-7 Scoring 60-plus points: 20-8 9-13 29-21 Scoring 70-plus points: 14-5 7-9 21-14 Scoring 80-plus points: 7-1 3-3 10-4 Scoring 90-plus points 1-0 1-1 2-1 Allowing fewer than 60 points: 10-1 3-1 13-2 Allowing fewer than 70 points: 13-3 7-1 20-4 Allowing fewer than 80 points: 20-7 9-9 29-16 Allowing 80-plus points: 1-3 0-8 1-11 Allowing 90-plus points: 0-1 0-5 0-6 Shooting higher field-goal %: 16-2 9-7 25-9 Shooting lower field-goal % 5-9 0-10 5-19 Shooting less than 50% 16-10 4-13 20-23 Shooting 50% or higher: 5-1 5-4 10-5 Opponents shoot less than 50%: 19-9 8-10 27-19 Opponents shoot 50% or higher: 2-2 0-7 2-9 Shooting above 70% FT: 13-8 4-11 17-19 Shooting 70% FT or below: 8-3 5-6 13-9 Outrebounding opponent: 18-6 8-13 26-19 Being outrebounded: 2-6 1-4 3-10 Recording more assists: 10-1 3-2 13-3 Recording more steals: 10-1 4-4 14-5 Blocking more shots: 4-1 4-4 8-5 Recording fewer turnovers: 12-2 1-3 13-4 Current streak: W1 Current home streak: W2 Consecutive games w/ a 3-ptr: 167 Consecutive games w/ 5+ 3-ptrs: 5

NORTHERN COLORADO NOTEBOOK OPENING TIP Northern Colorado will play its final regular-season home game of the 2011-12 season Thursday night when it welcomes in Big Skyleading Weber State for a 7:05 p.m. MT game at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. u

u The Bears have qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championship in each of the last three seasons, and they face a near must-win situ-

ation Thursday against the Wildcats to qualify for the fourth straight year. u The Bears likely need to defeat Weber State and then win on the road next Tuesday at Portland State, and get some help from Eastern

Washington and Montana State, to qualify for the Championship and defend their title. u Northern Colorado would be eliminated from 2012 postseason play with a loss in either game and wins by Montana State and Eastern

Washington. u A win Thursday against Weber State (tied with Montana for the Big Sky lead) would help in a tiebreaker situation with the Bobcats or the

Eagles. The Big Sky Conference utilizes head-to-head records as its first tiebreaker in postseason qualification but record against conference teams (in descending order) is the second tiebreaker. u The Bears and their fans figure to be an emotional group Thursday as Northern Colorado Athletics is set to host “Senior Night” and honor

Mike Proctor in his final home game for the Bears. u Proctor has quietly put together one of the most well-rounded careers in Northern Colorado Basketball history. He enters Thursday’s game

with more than 800 career points (803), more than 600 career rebounds (639), and he has started 69 times in his career and led the Bears in rebounds 41 times. “Procchops,” as his teammates and fans have sometimes called him, will definitely be missed. u The Bears and the Wildcats have played 11 times in their history, with Weber State owning an 8-3 advantage since the series started with

Big Sky play during the 2006-07 season. u Northern Colorado is 3-2 all-time against Weber State in Greeley and has won the last two times the teams have played in Butler-Hancock

Sports Pavilion, including earning a 19-point win (65-46) last season. The Bears have lost eight home games this season (5-8) and have one game remaining at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Northern Colorado has lost nine or more games at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion just twice in the 38 years it’s played in the building (It lost 10 times in 1990-91; nine times during the 2006-07 season).

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THE BEAR FACTS u Northern Colorado began its transition to NCAA Division I play in 2003, and Bears’Basketball was first postseason eligible in 2007. u Northern Colorado has been an exceptionally strong rebounding team this season, and its plus-5.1 rebounding margin is the best mark

of the Big Sky Conference’s nine programs and ranks it 35th in the country in the category. The Bears have outrebounded their opponents in 14 of their past 16 games and 21 times in 26 games this season. u Unfortunately, it’s not equating to a lot of wins, though. Northern Colorado is 8-13 when outrebounding opponents this season. u It should come as little surprise, but it’s still worth noting: when Northern Colorado has flexed its defensive muscle over the last two

seasons (B.J. Hill’s tenure as its head coach), it’s usually won. The Bears are 7-1 this season and 20-4 in the last two years when allowing fewer than 70 points to their opponent. u On the flipside, if Northern Colorado allows its foe to get to 80 points or more, it’s winless this season (0-8) and 1-11 under Hill. u Northern Colorado, coming off Saturday’s win against Cal Poly, is 17-12 under Hill following a win, with a 1-7 mark this season. u Northern Colorado is the Big Sky’s third-highest scoring team at 72.3 points per game this season, and a key component to the Bears’ strong offense in 2011 has been their team shooting. UNC’s three-point shooting percentage entering Saturday night is 45.4 percent, which is tops in the league and the very best in the entire country (out of 338 NCAA Division I teams). Second place in the category is Cal State Fullerton at 42.9 percent. u Northern Colorado is also shooting 48.2 percent from the field, which is the 21st best mark in the NCAA and second best in the Big Sky. u Northern Colorado comes in at #266 in this week’s NCAA RpI report

RPI TEAM 77. Weber State 98. Montana 196. Portland State 219. Eastern Washington 262. Idaho State 266. Northern Colorado 274. Montana State 317. Sacramento State 337. Northern Arizona

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NORTHERN COLORADO NOTEBOOK u Northern Colorado finished the 2011 season ranked No. 98 in the final and official NCAA RPI report, coming in ahead of every Big Skyteam, including Montana (122), Northern Arizona (161) and Weber State (162). u That top-100 finish represented a monumental four-year turnaround for the Bears, who finished the 2007 season ranked at No. 336

-- the lowest in NCAA Division I. Northern Colorado received 141 points, one first-place vote and the third pick in this year’s Big Sky Conference Preseason Basketball Media Poll, which is the programs’ second top-three preseason nod in the last two seasons. The Bears’ preseason media picks since joining the league in 2006: 9th, 8th, 6th, 6th, 2nd.

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u The Bears received 41 points, no first-place votes and the fourth pick in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches poll, which is where they were picked last year, too. u The Bears have made at least one 3-pointer in 167 straight games, with their last 0-for coming against Weber State on Dec. 28, 2006. u Northern Colorado, 14-0 at home during the 2010-11 season, is 31-9 in Greeley over the past three seasons and 41-13 at home since

2008. u The Bears are 22-4 under head coach B.J. Hill when leading at the half, including a 5-2 mark in that situation this season. u Northern Colorado won the Big Sky Conference’s regular-season and postseason championships in 2011 and qualified for its first NCAA Tournament -- just five years after beginning play at NCAA Division I. The Bears drew a No. 15 seed and lost to second-seeded San Diego State 68-50 in Tucson, Ariz. u Prior to last season the Bears had qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament just four times previously (1964, 1965, 1966 and in 1989). u Northern Colorado qualified for its third consecutive NCAA Division I postseason last season (Big Sky quarterfinals in 2009, CIT quarter-

finals in 2010 and NCAA Tournament in 2011). u Northern Colorado finished the 2010-11 season ranked eighth in the country in team free-throw percentage, and it also ranked in the

national top 50 in three-point field-goal percentage (21st), rebounding margin (28th) and 3-pointers made per game (31). To see the Bears’ ranks in the NCAA this season, check page 3 of these notes. u At 1,052 all-time victories (107 seasons) Northern Colorado basketball is the second-winningest program in Northern Colorado Athletics

school history, behind Northern Colorado Baseball, with 1,423).

PROCTOR CHOPPING AWAY AT CAREER REBOUNDS LIST

u Senior Mike Proctor enters his “Senior Night” on a climb up the Bears’ career rebounds list. He enters Thursday’s game with 639 rebounds

in his four-year career, putting him in sixth place in school history and leaving him just nine rebounds shy of fifth place (see chart on page 8). u His 17-rebound performance Monday night, Jan. 30, at Northern Arizona helped with his climb. u That effort tied him with Weber State’s Frank Otis for the most single-game rebounds by a Big Sky player this season and tied him with

former Bear Reggie York (2000-01) for the most single-game rebounds by a Northern Colorado player since 2000. York’s performance came against Morningside College on Jan. 6, 2001. u The program’s previous NCAA Division I single-game rebound record was held by Kirk Archibeque (2003-08), who grabbed 15 in a game against Utah Valley State on Jan. 15, 2005.

Last WEEK’S TOP Bear

u Northern Colorado redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 assists in two games last week that saw the Bears split

against Eastern Washington (loss) and Cal Poly. u Svihovec scored 34 points against the Mustangs on Saturday, surpassing the 33 points Will Figures put in Feb. 13, 2010, which for more

than two years had been Northern Colorado’s high-water mark for single-game scoring. u Figures is one of the great players in Northern Colorado Basketball history, and he was a senior in that game. Svihovec is a redshirt-

freshman, who played in just his 26th collegiate basketball game Saturday. u For the week Svihovec shot 52 percent from the floor (13-25) and 94 percent from the free-throw line (15-16).

Svihovec ... learn the name ... and learn it well

u Redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec earned his first career start against Johnson & Wales on Dec. 3, and he’s been going gangbusters ever

NC CAREER TOTALS POINTS

Mike Proctor Elliott Lloyd Emmanuel Addo Paul Garnica Tate Unruh Tevin Svihovec Connor Osborne Tim Huskisson Brendan Keane Aaron Hawk-Harris Bryce Douvier Xzaivier James

Rebounds

Mike Proctor Emmanuel Addo Elliott Lloyd Connor Osborne Tate Unruh Paul Garnica Tim Huskisson Tevin Svihovec Bryce Douvier Brendan Keane Aaron Hawk-Harris Xzaivier James

Assists

Elliott Lloyd Mike Proctor Paul Garnica Tevin Svihovec Tate Unruh Emmanuel Addo Tim Huskisson Connor Osborne Bryce Douvier Aaron Hawk-Harris Xzaivier James Brendan Keane

Steals

Mike Proctor Paul Garnica Elliott Lloyd Tate Unruh Tevin Svihovec Tim Huskisson Emmanuel Addo Connor Osborne Aaron Hawk-Harris Xzaivier James Brendan Keane Bryce Douvier

BLOCKS

Mike Proctor Connor Osborne Emmanuel Addo Elliott Lloyd Paul Garnica Tim Huskisson Tate Unruh Brendan Keane Tevin Svihovec Bryce Douvier Aaron Hawk-Harris

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since. He hasn’t not started a game since (19 games) and is averaging a team-best 13.1 points per game as a starter with 48.8 percent shooting from the field and 82.3 percent shooting from the free-throw line. u Svihovec has twice scored 30 or more points in his first collegiate season, putting in 30 points in a double-overtime road win at Idaho State earlier this season and then surpassing that with 34 points last Saturday against Cal Poly. u His 30-point effort against the Begnals was the sixth-highest individual scoring game in the Bears’ NCAA Division I history and tied Kirk

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NORTHERN COLORADO NOTEBOOK

AP TOP 25

Archibeque (30 points vs. Texas State, Dec. 2004) for the highest scoring game by a Northern Colorado freshman at the Division I level.

Released: 2/20 -- Next release: 2/27

RK. TEAM (firsts) 1 Kentucky (63) 2 Syracuse (2) 3 Missouri 4 Kansas 5 Duke 6 Michigan State 7 North Carolina 8 Ohio State 9 Georgetown 10 Marquette 11 Michigan 12 Florida 13 Baylor Murray State 14 15 Florida State 16 Wisconsin 17 Louisville 18 New Mexico Wichita State 19 20 Notre Dame 21 UNLV 22 Temple 23 Indiana 24 San Diego State 25 Virginia

W-L 26-1 27-1 25-2 22-5 23-4 22-5 23-4 22-5 20-5 22-5 20-7 21-6 22-5 26-1 19-7 20-7 21-6 22-4 24-4 19-8 22-6 21-5 20-7 20-6 20-6

PTS. 1,623 1,559 1,498 1,377 1,359 1,317 1,261 1,139 1,085 1,013 869 860 859 765 620 615 495 469 467 457 325 281 246 176 153

Northern Colorado’s 2011-12 opponents in bold

PTS PLAYER 34 Tevin Svihovec vs. Cal Poly (freshman) 33 Will Figures vs. Weber State 32 Erik Olson vs. Longwood 31 Devon Beitzel vs. Montana State 32 Devon Beitzel vs. Northern Arizona 32 Devon Beitzel vs. Sacramento State 30 Kirk Archibeque vs. Texas State (freshman) 30 Kirk Archibeque vs. Texas-Pan American 30 Tevin Svihovec vs. Idaho State (freshman)

WHEN Feb. 2012 Feb 2010 Jan. 2005 Feb. 2011 Dec. 2008 March 2011 Dec. 2004 Jan. 2006 Jan. 2012

u Svihovec scored 11 points in his first start against J&W but then put in just two points apiece in the Bears’ subsequent games against Denver and Marquette. Since then, however, he has scored fewer than 10 a game just once (at Eastern Washington) and gotten to double figures in 15 of 16 games. u None of it comes as a surprise to Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill or his assistants. They had designs on utilizing Svihovec a lot last year as a true freshman -- when they won the Big Sky Conference -- but a preseason foot injury to Svihovec derailed those plans.

Young guns

u A senior has led Northern Colorado in scoring average in each of the last three seasons, with Devon Beitzel (2010-11), Will Figures (2009-

10) and Jabril Banks (2008-09) all leading the way. And before that two juniors paced the Bears in scoring, with Banks (2007-08) and Sean Taibi (2006-07) carrying the torch in their third years on the floor.

u The last underclassman to finish the as the Bears’ season scoring leader was Taibi, who scored 15.3 points per game as a sophomore during the 2005-06 season.

Released: 2/20 -- Next release: 2/27

W-L 26-1 27-1 25-2 23-4 22-5 22-5 23-4 20-5 22-5 22-5 21-6 26-1 20-7 22-5 20-7 19-7 21-6 19-8 24-4 22-6 22-4 21-5 23-5 20-7 20-6

u Northern Colorado 30-point games at NCAA Division I (since 2003)

u So current sophomore Tate Unruh and freshman Tevin Svihovec, who lead Northern Colorado in scoring per game this season with 11.0 points and 10.9 points per game, respecitvely, are marching into uncharted territory.

ESPN/USA TODAY COACHES POLL RK. TEAM (firsts) Kentucky (31) 1 2 Syracuse 3 Missouri 4 Duke 5 Kansas Michigan State 6 7 North Carolina 8 Georgetown 9 Ohio State 10 Marquette 11 Florida 12 Murray State 13 Michigan 14 Baylor 15 Wisconsin 16 Florida State 17 Louisville 18 Notre Dame 19 Wichita State 20 UNLV 21 New Mexico 22 Temple 23 Saint Mary’s 24 Indiana 25 San Diego State

u He rewrote the record book against Cal Poly, setting the new standard in Northern Colorado Basketball single-game scoring.

PTS. 775 744 713 662 644 613 592 539 504 485 454 416 377 374 292 290 277 223 183 174 142 114 101 81 76

Northern Colorado’s 2011-12 opponents in bold

u If Svihovec passes Unruh in the season scoring race he would become just the fifth freshman in school history to lead Northern Colorado

in scoring in a season and would be the first since Todd Lane (1990-93) led the Bears during the 1990-91 season at 15.3 points per game. u And as far as single-game scoring goes, both have accomplished something this season that hadn’t been done since Beitzel’s sophomore

season (2008-09). Unruh put in a career-high 25 points earlier this year at Marquette, and Svihovec scored 30 points in the Bears’ doubleovertime loss at Idaho State. u If either’s career turns out like Beitzel’s -- he was the 2010-11 Big Sky Conference MVP and a 2011 Associated Press Honorable Mention

All-American -- the Bears and their fans are in for a treat.

Building a foundation

u The overall results haven’t quite been what Northern Colorado Basketball fans had gotten accustomed to seeing the last few seasons,

but take a quick look at the team’s statistical breakdown (chart on page 3), and it’s easy to see some glimmers of hope for a future even better than the recent past. u For starters, B.J. Hill’s “Baby Bears” are leading the nation in three-point shooting (out of 338 NCAA Division I teams) at 45.4 percent marksmanship from behind the three-point arc. And Northern Colorado’s top three-point shooters this season are Paul Garnica (a sophomore), Tevin Svihovec (a redshirt-freshman) and Tate Unruh (a redshirt-sophomore).

The Bears have been a great three-point shooting team since they joined the Big Sky Conference, but they haven’t finished in the national top 20 in the category in any of their five previous years in the league. That figures to change this season with just two games left in the regular season.

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u Hill’s young Northern Colorado squad is also the Big Sky’s best rebounding team, pulling down boards at a league-best +5.1 rebounding

margin through this season’s 26 games. That puts the Bears at 35th in the country in the category. u To shed some perspective: when it won a school-record 25 games during the 2009-19 season, Northern Colorado was ranked 162nd in

the country in rebounding margin. The Bears have never ranked higher than

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COLLEGEINSIDER.COM MID-MAJOR TOP 25 Released: 2/20 -- Next release: 2/27 RK. TEAM (firsts) 1. Murray State (23) 2. Wichita State(7) 3. Creighton 4. Gonzaga 5. Middle Tennessee 6. Long Beach State 7. Harvard 8. Saint Mary’s 9. Drexel 10. Iona 11. Oral Roberts (1) 12. George Mason 13. BYU 14. VCU 15. Weber State 16. Belmont 17. Davidson 18. Montana 19. UT-Arlington 20. Long Island 21. Wagner 22. Akron 23. South Dakota State 24. Valparaiso 25. Tennessee State

W-L 26-1 24-4 23-5 21-5 24-4 19-7 23-3 23-5 23-5 22-6 25-5 23-5 23-6 23-6 22-4 21-7 20-7 20-6 20-6 21-7 23-4 19-8 22-7 19-10 19-10

PTS. PVS. 763 1 745 5 665 6 655 2 639 7 602 3 576 8 556 4 506 13 463 10 452 14 419 12 412 9 395 11 371 17 261 19 247 16 191 NR 189 18 141 21 137 23 125 20 93 NR 84 22 83 25

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Cleveland State 79, Ohio 65, Loyola Marymount 30, Denver 24, Kent State 22, Lehigh 13, Bucknell 12, Butler 8, Old Dominion 8, UC Santa Barbara 8, Vermont 8, Mercer 4, Stony Brook 4, USC Upstate 4, Buffalo 3, Cal State Fullerton 2, Loyola MD 2, San Francisco 2, UNC-Ashville 2, Detroit 1, Illinois State 1, Mississippi Valley State 1, Savannah State 1, Utah Valley State 1

NORTHERN COLORADO NOTEBOOK SPreading it around

u A quick glance at the Northern Colorado season stats shows a well-balanced offensive team -- really well balanced. The Bears come into

Thursday night with eight players averaging six or more points per game this season, with true-freshman Tim Huskisson coming in in the low spot at 6.7 points per game. u The Bears have been led in scoring by seven players this season. u Senior Mike Proctor and sophomore Tate Unruh have led the way a team-high seven times during the 2011-12 season, while sophomore

Connor Osborne and freshman Tevin Svihovec have been the top Bear four times. Emmanuel Addo has led the way three times, and Paul Garnica and Huskisson have led the Bears one game apiece.

THEY’RE free ... why not take advantage? u Northern Colorado has been one of the nation’s best free-throw shooting teams since it joined the Big Sky in 2006, and that was never

more apparent than last season, when the Bears finished ranked eighth in the country in free-throw shooting percentage at 77 percent. u The Bears have struggled a little bit from the stripe this season and enter Saturday ranked 103rd in the country and fourth in the Big Sky Conference this season in free-throw shooting at 71.0 percent. u Northern Colorado’s worst season from the stripe at the Division I level came in that first year (2006-07) when it shot 68.8 percent from the line. The Bears have steadily improved every year since (70.9 pct. in 2008, 72.3 pct. in 2009, 74.5 pct. in 2010 and 77 percent in 2011).

Halfway mark has been all-the-way indicator u Over the last two seasons, if Northern Colorado basketball can get to the half with a lead, the Bears usually hold on and end the game

with a lead, too. u The Bears are 38-6 since 2010 when leading at the half, including an 21-4 mark in that situation under B.J. Hill.

NC on the TV u Northern Colorado, with its win against Montana State on Saturday, Feb. 11, (Altitude), is 12-34 all-time in televised contests and 9-10

in its last 19 TV games. u The Bears turned in one of the best seasons of any team in the country last year, and they were rewarded in their 2011-12 schedule with

myriad television opportunities. u Northern Colorado Basketball was on TV a school-record 10 times during the 2010-11 season, and its got the potential to match that

this season with another run to the Big Sky Conference semifinal (Altitude) and final games (ESPN2) and the NCAA Tournament (TBD).

Northern Colorado’s 2011-12 opponents in bold

The Bears earned their first-ever national TV exposure last season when it advanced to the Big Sky Championship final and NCAA Tournament.

* Former Monmouth head coach Dave Calloway is chairman of the Top 25 voting panel for the 2011-12 season

u Northern Colorado achieved great success during a historic run in 2011, but much of that was due in large part to the production of

* Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill is a member of the voting panel in 2011-12, representing the Big Sky Conference

u Here’s a closer look at what the Bears have had to replace this season: 1,501 points (66 percent of team’s scoring), 453 made field goals

NOTE: The CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25, now in its 13th season, is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.

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SOMETHING’S MISSING HERE ...

seniors (Devon Beitzel, Chris Kaba, Neal Kingman and Taylor Montgomery) who aren’t with the program anymore. (62 percent), 418 made free throws (73 percent) and 602 rebounds (58 percent). u The Bears in 2011-12 also had to replace quite a few minutes played, with Beitzel, Kaba, Kingman and Montgomery accounting for

112

minutes played per game last season (56 percent). u The last time Northern Colorado returned less than 40% of its previous year’s scoring was in the 2004-2005 season.

The RETURNS ARE GOOD, THOUGh

u When the ball went up in the Bears’ opener this season against New Mexico State, Northern Colorado featured quite a different look than

the team that took the floor during last year’s run to “March Madness.” But there were some familiar faces and others who have been with the program for awhile, just not seen any floor time yet. u Take senior forward Mike Proctor, for example. He’s been an integral part of the Bears since his first career game at Oregon in November

2008, and Coach B.J. Hill has looked for big things from his lone senior, who came into this season averaging six points per game over his career, to go along with five rebounds per game and a 50 percent career shooting mark from the field. u The Bears also welcomed back this season Paul Garnica (played last year as a true freshman), Tate Unruh (redshirted two years ago;

played last year), Emmanuel Addo (redshirted two years ago; played a lot last year), Connor Osborne (played two years ago; medical redshirt last year) and Tevin Svihovec (has never played but redshirted last year).

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PROGRAM RECORDS 1,000 point club

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Chuck Knostman (1981-85) 3. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 4. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 5. Sean Taibi (2004-08) 6. Jim Hruska (1956-60) 7. John McFarland (1994-97) 8. Will Figures (2006-10) 9. Henry Clausen (1966-69) 10. Lovell Hooks (1971-75) 11. Sean Nolen (2000-2005) 12. Kirk Archibeque (2003-08) 13. Dennis Colson (1965-68) 14. Dwight Montgomery (1975-80) 15. Antwine Williams (1996-98) 16. R.W. Eaks (1971-75) 17. Toby Moser (1986-90) 18. Kevin Knudson (1998-03) * Mike Proctor

Rebounds

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Robert Skinner (1976-80) 3. Jim Hruska (1956-60) 4. Toby Moser (1986-90) 5. Tom Kummer (1971-75) 6. * Mike Proctor (2008-12) 7. Robert Ruffin (1959-62) 8. Kirk Archibeque (2003-08) 9. Daryl Brumlee (1965-68) 10. Henry Clausen (1966-69)

Assists

1. Sean Nolen (2000-05) 2. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 3. Matt Kline (2003-07) 4. John Olander (1988-92) 5. Carlos Martinez (1996-00) 6. Troy Graefe (1983-85) 7. Knute Peterson (1982-85) 8. Scott Watson (1986-90) 9. Will Figures (2006-10) 10. Brian Simmons (1986-88) * Elliott Lloyd

Blocks

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Ryan Adle (1996-99) 3. Dave Mellick (1989-92) 4. Jason Jacob (1993-97) 5. Dennis Jenkins (1984-85) 6. Todd Lane (1990-93) 7. Terrance Williams (1991-93) 8. David Britt (1997-99) 9. Kirk Archibeque (2003-08) 10. * Mike Proctor (2008-12)

2,112 1,664 1,568 1,491 1,363 1,330 1,326 1,287 1,235 1,228 1,226 1,173 1,171 1,074 1,072 1,062 1,060 1,004 803 959 767 754 669 648 639 617 610 594 589

Steals

1. Knute Peterson (1981-85) 2. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 3. Antwine Williams (1996-98) 4. Mike Higgins (1985-89) Sean Nolen (2000-2005) 6. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 7. Erik Olson (2002-06) 8. Tedd Sabus (1984-88) 9. Kevin Knudson (1998-03) 10. Carlos Martinez (1996-00) * Mike Proctor

FIeld goals made

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Chuck Knotsman (1981-85) 3. Robert Skinner (1976-80) 4. John McFarland (1994-97) 5. Lovell Hooks (1871-75) 6. Henry Clausen (1966-69) 7. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 8. Dwight Montgomery (1975-80) 9. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 10. Sean Taibi (2004-08) * Mike Proctor

Field goals attempted

1. Chuck Knostman (1981-85) 2. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 3. Derek Chaney (1990-94) Robert Skinner (1976-80) 5. Jim Hruska (1956-60) 6. Dwight Montgomery (1975-80) 7. Henry Clausen (1966-69) 8. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 9. Sean Taibi (2004-08) 10. John McFarland (1994-97) * Mike Proctor

427 384 337 327 313 299 273 251 231 222 183

3-pointers made

302 158 146 78 69 66 60 59 53 51

3-pointers attempted

1. Sean Taibi (2004-08) 2. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 3. Sean Nolen (2000-05) 4. Kevin Knudson (1998-03) 5. Marvin Jones (1994-97) 6. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 7. Will Figures (2006-10) 8. Carlos Martinez (1996-00) 9. Brad Schick (1995-98) 10. John Olander (1988-92) * Elliott Lloyd 1. Sean Taibi (2004-08) 2. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 3. Sean Nolen (2000-05) 4. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 5. Marvin Jones (1994-97) 6. Kevin Knudson (1998-03) 7. Matt Kline (2003-07) 8. Carlos Martinez (1996-00) 9. Will Figures (2006-10) 10. Neal Kingman (2006-11) * Elliott Lloyd

free throws made

160 151 134 131 131 130 123 113 107 106 84

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Jim Hruska (1956-60) 3. Will Figures (2006-10) 4. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 5. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 6. Dennis Colson (1965-68) 7. Sean Nolen (200-2005) 8. Chuck Knostman (1981-85) 9. Kirk Archibeque (2003-08) 10. Knute Peterson (1981-85) * Mike Proctor

787 695 539 537 515 513 499 495 479 407 308

1. Mike Higgins (1985-89) 2. Jim Hruska (1956-60) 3. Will Figures (2006-10) 4. John McFarland (1994-97) 5. Derek Chaney (1990-94) 6. Kirk Archibeque (2003-08) 7. Dennis Colson (1965-68) 8. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) 9. Sean Nolen (2000-05) 10. Chuck Knostman (1981-85) Knute Peterson (1981-85) * Mike Proctor

1,336 1,227 1,166 1,166 1,138 1,065 1,053 1,043 1,026 933 611 257 235 189 188 172 163 154 147 131 130 104

Free throws attempted

Games played

1. Neal Kingman (2006-11) 2. Chris Kaba (2006-11) Will Figures (2006-10) 4. Taylor Montgomery (2007-11) 5. * Mike Proctor 6. Devon Beitzel (2006-11) John Olander (1988-92) 8. Mike Higgins (1985-89) Matt Kline (2003-07) Sean Nolen (200-05)

535 420 385 370 335 309 295 274 273 271 191 760 630 455 443 425 422 421 397 343 338 338 294 129 121 121 120 116 115 115 114 114 114

NCAA Division I players (entire careers) in bold * - denotes active leader

589 584 498 481 464 457 394 389 358 349 253

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YEAR RECORD PCT.

1974-75 4-1 .800 1975-76 8-3 .727 1976-77 6-3 .667 1977-78 9-5 .643 1978-79 5-6 .455 1979-80 6-5 .545 1980-81 4-7 .364 1981-82 9-2 .818 1982-83 7-5 .583 1983-84 3-8 .273 1984-85 13-1 .929 1985-86 9-5 .643 1986-87 10-2 .833 1987-88 10-3 .769 1988-89 15-2 .882 1989-90 7-6 .538 1990-91 2-10 .167 1991-92 12-4 .750 8-5 .615 1992-93 1993-94 6-7 .462 1994-95 7-6 .538 1995-96 5-7 .417 1996-97 5-8 .385 10-3 .769 1997-98 1998-99 6-6 .500 1999-00 5-7 .417 2000-01 7-5 .583 2001-02 9-3 .750 2002-03 5-6 .455 2003-04 4-5 .444 2004-05 7-5 .583 2005-06 5-7 .417 2006-07 3-9 .250 2007-08 9-4 .692 2008-09 10-4 .714 2009-10 12-1 .923 2010-11 14-0 1.000 2011-12 4-8 .333 38 seasons 261-184 .587

BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION

THE BEARS ARE 261-184 in 38 seasons at 'BUTLER’ n uNc IS 41-13 since 2008 Located on Northern Colorado’s west campus, Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion serves as “The Home of the Bears.” Named for longtime Northern Colorado coaches Pete Butler and John Hancock, Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion first opened as “Butler-Hancock Hall” on Feb. 4, 1975, with a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader. The Northern Colorado women played Wyoming, while the men played host to Air Force. The building’s name was changed to “Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion” during the 2004-05 school year and remains home for Northern Colorado’s men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as its volleyball and wrestling teams. The building has undergone impressive renovations during the last decade, including in 2006, when, as part of a $16 million dollar student-fee referendum, Butler-Hancock received a much needed makeover. New chairback seats were installed throughout, a new sound system and message and scoreboard center were added, as were enovated restrooms, an onsite ticket center and improved entry points. Butler-Hancock’s official seating capacity used to be 4,500 but the renovations in 2006-07 brought that down to 2,992, creating a much more intimate feeling for spectators. Northern Colorado Men’s Basketball has experienced a pretty sizeable homecourt advantage inside Butler-Hancock’s brick walls and are well over .500 (chart at left) at home since it opened in 1975.

That home winning tradition has continued since 2007, when the Bears began playing at the NCAA Division I level, too. After struggling in its inaugural season at Division I, Northern Colorado has strung together five straight winning seasons at home, including last year, when the Bears finished 14-0 for just the third undefeated season in school history. Northern Colorado entered the 2011-12 season with a 256-132 record at Butler-Hancock in 38 seasons and with a mark of 37-6 since the beginning of the 2008 season. The biggest “names” to play in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in the last decade include Oregon State (2006), San Diego State (2008) and New Mexico State (2011). Butler-Hancock has been the site of numerous memorable events in its history, including the 2011 Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Championship, which was won by the Bears and broadcast nationally on Altitude (semifinal) and ESPN2 (final). Butler-Hancock has also hosted NCAA regional volleyball tournaments in 1981, 1989, 1990 and 2002, a regional men’s basketball tournament in 1989 and a regional women’s basketball game in 1995. Butler-Hancock was also the site of the 1992, 1996 and 2001 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships, and in summer 2002, Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion hosted a men’s Olympic volleyball exhibition match between the United States and Korean national teams.

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B.J. Hill

HEAD COACH n Second season n sixth at UNC n Career record: 30-28

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Coach Hill’s FILE Birthday: May 17, 1973 (Charles City, Iowa) Age: 38 Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa Family: Eliza (wife), Nathan (son), Alana (daughter) High school: Cedar Falls, 1991 Alma maters: Grand View, 1996; S. Dakota St., 2001 Twitter: @coachbjhill Web site: coachbjhill.com COACHING EXPERIENCE Year Position School 1997-98 Assistant coach North Iowa Area CC 1998-99 Assistant coach Independence CC 1999-00 Assistant coach South Dakota State 2000-05 Assistant coach Coffeyville CC 2005-06 Assistant coach Indian Hills CC 2006-08 Assistant coach Northern Colorado 2008-10 Associate head coach Northern Colorado 2010-pres. Head coach Northern Colorado FOR THOSE LULLS IN THE ACTION ... n Second season as the Bears head coach n Hired on April 19, 2010 n 14th season as college basketball coach (317-167) n One of 22 NCAA DI coaches in 2010-11 to have advanced to NCAA Tournament on respective first tries n 2011 Big Sky Conference Coach of The Year n 2011 CollegeInsider.com Big Sky Conference Coach of The Year n 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award finalist n 2011 Hugh Durham Award finalist n Previously was an assistant coach at North Iowa Area C.C., South Dakota St., Coffeyville C.C. and Indian Hills C.C. n Played collegiately at North Iowa Area Community College and Grand View College. n Grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa; Father was a high school basketball coach.

.J. Hill, who served as Northern Colorado’s associate head men’s basketball coach during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons and was a top Bears assistant for the two years before that, was named the 18th head basketball coach in Northern Colorado history on April 19, 2010. In his first year on the job, Hill led Northern Colorado to its first Big Sky Conference regular-season and postseason titles and its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears drew a No. 15 seed in the 2011 March Madness and faced second-seeded San Diego State in the tournament’s second round in Tucson, Ariz. Northern Colorado hung with the Aztecs into the second half before falling 68-50 at McKale Center. Hill was honored as the 2011 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year and landed on numerous national coaching postseason award lists. His 21-11 mark in his first year at the helm was the most first-year wins of any of the previous 17 Northern Colorado head basketball coaches. In Hill’s four years on the Northern Colorado bench, the Bears improved from a team that finished dead last in 2007 in the final NCAA RPI report to a team this year that won 25 games (25-8) and set the school record for most wins in a single season. Northern Colorado qualified for its first NCAA Division I postseason berth in 2009 (Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinals) before advancing to the 2010 Big Sky Conference semifinals and then making an appearance in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). In Hill, who came to the Bears after a successful assistant coaching career at various stops in South Dakota, Kansas and Iowa, Northern Colorado hired a tireless recruiter, a passionate basketball man and a great ambassador for the University of Northern Colorado community. “We all think that continuity in a sports program is paramount to its success,” Northern Colorado athletics director Jay Hinrichs said. “It was critical that we follow through with our multiyear succession plan to ensure stability throughout our men’s basketball program and not miss a beat in the development of our student-athletes.” Hinrichs officially introduced Hill, 36, to the Northern Colorado players

and support staff in a meeting Monday afternoon April 19. He replaced Tad Boyle, who coached the Bears the past four seasons. “This is an unbelievable opportunity,” Hill said. “I want to thank Jay Hinrichs, President (Kay) Norton and everybody involved who believed in me. I also want to thank Tad Boyle. I’m extremely excited, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to carry on what Coach (Boyle) started and carrying it on to the next level.” Prior to coming to Greeley, Hill worked as an assistant at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he worked alongside coach Jeff Kidder and with former Bears standouts Jabril Banks and Robert Palacios. Hill helped the Warriors to a 25-6 overall record and second-place finish in the Iowa Conference in 2006. Indian Hills was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally during the season and won seven more games than the previous year’s squad. Before his time at Indian Hills, Hill coached five seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, working with head coach Jay Herkelman. In Hill’s tenure, the Red Ravens won five consecutive Jayhawk East Conference titles and three straight Region VI championships and had a combined record of 146-33 (.816 winning percentage) and advanced to the 2002 NJCAA National Championship game. Hill spent the 1999-2000 season at South Dakota State University, where he helped the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Division II national tournament and a 21-9 overall record. SDSU finished second place in the North Central Conference that season and played a game against Northern Colorado. Hill was an assistant coach at Independence Community College during the 1998-99 season, helping the team to a 22-10 record and secondplace finish in the Jayhawk East Conference. He started coaching during the 1997-98 season at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, Iowa, where he was a standout player in the early 90s. A native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Hill played basketball at NIACC and at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand View in 1996 and his master’s degree in athletic administration from South Dakota State in 2001.

WHAT THEy’RE SAYING ABOUT HILL “It’s no surprise that [B.J.] was promoted to ‘Head Coach Hill’ when the position opened. The thing I like about his teams is that they play as a team -- a valuable tool to win at the highest level and is also a life lesson because, contrary to popular opinion, life is a team sport.’ - Don Meyer, NCAA’s all-time winningest basketball coach and Northern Colorado alum “Few knew exactly what it took for [Northern Colorado] to go from transitioning to the Division I ranks to one that won 25 games [in 2010]. Hill lived it since he was [Tad] Boyle’s right-hand man since took the job four years ago. So he’s the logical and correct pick to take over for Boyle.” - Jeff Goodman, College Basketball Analyst, CBSSports.com (Summer 2010) “[Northern Colorado is] good. They’re a good team in every facet of the game. They’re well coached. They’re a very, very good rebounding team. They hit you first. They run. And they’re not afraid to quick shoot it. I’ve got great respect for them. [B.J. Hill] has done a marvelous job. They’re not surprised they’re here (2011 NCAA Tournament), and we’re not surprised they’re here, either.” - Steve Fisher, San Diego State head coach (March 2011)

B.J. HILL AND NORTHERN COLORADO VS. 2011-12 opponents Chadron State New Mexico St. Wyoming Northern Iowa Iowa State West. Carolina

HILL NC 1-0 13-4 1-1 3-2 1-1 19-51 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-3 1-0 1-0

HILL NC Southern 1-0 2-0 Westminster (Utah) 0-1 2-1 Johnson & Wales 1-0 6-0 Denver 0-2 45-76 Marquette 0-1 0-1

Colorado St. Northern Ariz. Idaho St. Sacramento St. Portland St.

HILL NC 0-2 37-67 4-1 9-7 2-2 16-29 3-1 9-3 2-1 3-12

Eastern Wash. Montana Montana St. Weber St. Cal Poly

HILL NC 3-1 7-6 2-3 6-13 3-1 18-33 1-2 3-8 1-0 1-1

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B.J. HILL’S CAREER RECAP 2006-07

Record: 4-24, 2-14 Big Sky

Hill was the Bears’ top assistant coach First year in the Big Sky Conference __________________________________________ N11 at Ball State N13 at Purdue N17 Colorado-Colo. Springs N19 at Denver N21 Colorado Christian N24 Oregon State N28 at Arizona State D2 at Colorado D6 at Colorado State D10 Denver D19 at Bowling Green D21 at Eastern Michigan D28 Weber State* D30 Sacramento State* J4 Eastern Washington* J6 Portland State* J11 Northern Arizona* J13 at Idaho State J18 at Portland State J20 at Eastern Washington J25 Montana State J27 Montana J31 at Sacramento State F1 at Weber State F8 Idaho State F21 at Montana State F24 at Montana F27 at Northern Arizona

L 81-42 L 90-58 L 96-91 L 74-68 W 89-68 L 69-67 L 66-51 L 88-86 L 75-66 W 74-59 L 63-53 L 71-61 L 61-60 L 74-70 L 88-87 L 79-66 W 88-86 L 70-60 L 86-71 L 91-79 L 58-57 L 68-51 W 84-81 L 76-65 L 66-55 L 89-66 L 85-64 L 89-77 * - Big Sky Conference game

2007-08

Record: 13-16, 6-10 Big Sky

Hill was the Bears’ top assistant coach __________________________________________ N9 vs. VMI^ W 104-97 N10 at Air Force^ L 71-62 N14 at Iowa L 59-47 N17 Denver W 64-46 N27 Johnson & Wales W 62-51 D1 Colorado State W 72-59 D6 Bowling Green State W 64-60 (OT) at Denver L 69-53 D8 D17 at #18 Gonzaga L 77-57 D19 at Oregon State L 65-56 D21 at Portland L 70-63 D28 Sacramento State* W 74-60 D30 at Northern Arizona* L 86-70 J3 Idaho State* L 76-65 J6 Weber State* W 55-52 J9 at San Diego State W 62-56 J17 at Eastern Washington* L 91-85 (OT) L 85-83 (OT) J19 at Portland State* L 70-67 J24 Montana State* J26 Montana* L 71-60 J31 Northern Arizona* W 80-77 F2 at Sacramento State* L 74-70 F7 at Idaho State* W 76-66 F9 at Weber State* L 70-54 F12 Johnson & Wales W 84-65 F20 Portland State* L 88-79 F23 Eastern Washington* W 79-66 F28 at Montana* L 81-66 M1 at Montana State* W 91-79 ^ - Air Force Academy Classic (Air Force Academy, Colo.) * - Big Sky Conference game

YEAR PROGRAM

RECORD NOTES

1997-98 North Iowa Area CC (AC) 1998-99 Independence CC (AC) 1999-00 South Dakota State (AC) 2000-01 Coffeyville CC (AC) 2001-02 Coffeyville CC (AC) 2002-03 Coffeyville CC (AC) 2003-04 Coffeyville CC (AC) 2004-05 Coffeyville CC (AC) 2005-06 Indian Hills CC (AC) 2006-07 Northern Colorado (AC) 2007-08 Northern Colorado (AC) 2008-09 Northern Colorado (AHC) 2009-10 Northern Colorado (AHC) 2010-11 Northern Colorado (HC) 2011-12 Northern Colorado (HC)

17-15 (.531) -- 22-10 (.688) Finished second in Jayhawk East Conference 21-9 (.700) NCAA Division II Tournament; defeated Northern Colorado 99-76 24-8 (.750) -- 36-2 (.947) National runner-up NJCAA title game; NJCAA Region VI championship 29-9 (.763) NJCAA Region VI championship 31-7 (.816) NJCAA Region VI championship 26-7 (.788) -- 25-6 (.806) 11-win improvement from year before; coached Jabril Banks, Robert Palacios 4-24 (.143) Bears' first year in Big Sky Conference 13-16 (.448) Defeated San Diego State (Top-50 RPI) 14-18 (.438) Qualified for first Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Championship 25-8 (.758) NC wins most men's basketball games in school history 21-11 (.806) NC wins Big Sky regular-, postseason titles; 1st NCAA appearance 9-17 (.346) Improved to 2-0 in ESPN BracketBusters games

2008-09

Record: 14-18, 8-8 Big Sky

Qualified for first Big Sky Conference Championship Hill was the Bears’ associate head coach __________________________________________ N1 Black Hills State (exh.) N14 at Oregon N18 at Colorado State N26 at Denver N29 Texas State D3 San Diego State D6 Air Force D13 at Creighton D16 Portland D18 at Fresno State% D20 at San Jose State% D22 vs. Liberty% D23 vs. Southern% D29 Northern Arizona* J1 at Idaho State* J3 at Weber State* J6 at Texas State J13 Sacramento State* J15 Eastern Washington* J18 Portland State* J22 at Montana State* J25 at Montana* J29 at Sacramento State* J31 at Northern Arizona* F5 Weber State* F7 Idaho State* F10 Johnson & Wales F12 North Dakota F19 at Portland State* F21 at Eastern Washington* F26 Montana* M1 Montana State* M7 at Idaho State#

W 91-62 L 66-64 L 85-74 W 71-66 (OT) W 105-93 L 73-62 L 71-62 L 85-66 W 76-73 L 70-65 L 89-78 L 75-70 W 76-68 W 81-79 L 62-61 (OT) L 88-84 L 82-59 W 91-73 W 75-68 L 57-43 W 65-55 L 68-59 W 66-59 L 67-64 L 82-76 W 79-74 W 68-55 W 80-72 L 77-74 L 60-59 W 67-57 W 77-50 L 67-60 % - 2008 Las Vegas Classic * - Big Sky Conference Game # - Big Sky Championship Quarterfinal (Pocatello, Idaho)

2009-10

Record: 25-8, 12-4 Big Sky

Set school record for wins; finished second in the Big Sky Hill was the Bears’ associate head coach __________________________________________ N4 N13 N15 N16 N20 N21 N27 D1 D4

Western State (exh.) vs. McNeese State% vs. Southern Utah% at Hawai’i% vs. Texas Southern# at Air Force# at North Dakota Colorado State at Montana State*

W 111-65 W 101-73 W 73-51 W 81-75 W 66-62 W 70-46 W 70-63 W 70-63 L 87-63

D5 at Montana* W 59-48 D12 vs. Wyoming (in Casper, Wyo.) L 76-70 D16 Louisiana Monroe W 95-84 D19 at Oklahoma L 80-79 D21 San Jose State W 93-69 D28 Denver W 72-57 D30 at TCU W 64-53 J2 at Northern Arizona* W 75-66 J7 Weber State* W 84-75 J9 Idaho State* W 78-66 J15 at Portland State* L 85-69 J16 at Eastern Washington* W 74-71 J22 Sacramento State* W 79-65 J28 Montana* L 64-62 J31 Montana State* W 74-68 F7 Northern Arizona* W 70-63 (OT) F12 at Idaho State* W 68-59 F13 at Weber State* L 81-76 F18 Eastern Washington* W 58-54 F20 Portland State* W 64-61 F23 Johnson & Wales W 88-67 F27 at Sacramento State* W 78-66 M9 vs. Montana! L 68-63 M17 Portland@ W 81-73 M22 Pacific@ L 63-59 % - Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, Hawai’i) # - Reggie Minton Air Force Classic (Air Force Academy, Colo.) * - Big Sky Conference game ! - Big Sky Championship semifinal (Ogden, Utah) @ - CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (Greeley, Colo.)

2010-11

Coach: B.J. Hill Record: 21-11, 13-3 Big Sky

Big Sky Conference regular-season and postseason champions; NCAA Tournament -- Second Round __________________________________________ N1 Western State (exh). N12 Tabor College N16 Wyoming N21 at Arizona% N23 at Santa Clara% N26 vs. Valparaiso% N27 vs. Bethune-Cookman% D4 Black Hills State D12 at #16 Illinois D18 at Denver D20 at Colorado State D22 at Louisiana Monroe D29 at Portland State* D31 at Eastern Washington* J6 Montana* J8 Montana State* J13 Idaho State* J20 at Sacramento State* J22 Weber State* J29 at Weber State*

W 93-61 W 93-52 W 67-53 L 93-70 L 87-84 L 76-61 W 69-45 W 84-52 L 86-76 L 71-68 L 75-61 L 78-75 W 79-66 W 75-73 W 63-45 W 72-58 W 57-37 W 77-72 W 65-46 L 72-71

J31 at Northern Arizona* F3 Eastern Washington* F5 Portland State* F10 at Montana State* F12 at Montana* F19 at New Mexico State# F21 North Dakota F26 Northern Arizona* F28 at Idaho State* M2 Sacramento State* M8 Northern Arizona! M9 Montana! M17 #6 San Diego State&

L W W W L W W W W W W W L

65-54 63-53 85-72 86-77 55-42 82-80 87-69 72-71 77-74 84-54 73-70 65-60 68-50

% - 2010 iBN Sports Las Vegas Invitational * - Big Sky Conference game # - ESPN BracketBusters (Las Cruces, N.M.) ! - 2011 Banner Health Big Sky Championship (Greeley, Colo.) & - NCAA Tournament (Tucson, Ariz.)

2011-12

Coach: B.J. Hill Record: 9-17, 5-9 Big Sky

__________________________________________ N1 Chadron State (exh). W 89-65 N12 New Mexico State L 89-75 N15 at Wyoming L 75-56 N20 at Northern Iowa% L 78-69 N22 at Iowa State% L 90-82 N25 Western Carolina% W 74-57 N26 Southern% W 77-57 D1 Westminster (Utah) L 73-60 D3 Johnson & Wales W 98-66 D14 Denver L 71-65 D17 at #11 Marquette L 93-72 D22 Colorado State L 92-78 D31 Northern Arizona* W 80-64 J2 Idaho State* L 57-55 J7 at Sacramento State* W 61-53 J12 Portland State* L 86-75 J14 Eastern Washington* W 71-70 J19 at Montana* L 76-58 J21 at Montana State* L 84-72 J26 at Idaho State* L 94-92 (2OT) J30 at Northern Arizona* W 64-62 (OT) F2 Sacramento State* L 73-62 F4 at Weber State* L 93-81 F9 Montana* L 75-68 F11 Montana State* W 77-64 F15 at Eastern Washington* L 79-76 F18 Cal Poly & W 81-73 F23 Weber State* 7:05 p.m. F28 at Portland State* 8:05 p.m. % - South Padre Island Invitational * - Big Sky Conference game & - ESPN BracketBusters

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XZAIVIER JAMES

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X’s FILE QUICKLY n Walked on to the Bears after standout HS career n Draws rave reviews from Hill for practice intensity n Nickname is “X” 2010-11 | FRESHMAN SEASON Was a surprising contributor for the Bears during his first year on campus ... Played in seven games after coming to Northern Colorado as a walk-on in the offseason ... Coach Hill considered him one of his best “tough” players ... Averaged 2.4 minutes in his time on the floor ... Hit a 3-pointer off the bench vs Bethune-Cookman in the Las Vegas Invitational for three of his four points on the season. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Was a three-time letterwinner and three-year starter at Greeley Central ... Averaged 12 points and five assists per game as a senior for the Wildcats and earned a unanimous All-Northern Conference Selection ... Dished out 127 assists during his senior year, which was the most in school history since 1905 ... Previous assist record at Central was held by Tad Boyle, the former Northern Colorado coach, who is widely considered the best basketball player in Greeley history.

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 1 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Rebs. 1 Two times Assts. 2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FGs -- -FGAs 1 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FTs 1 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FTAs 2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Fouls 2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) TOs 2 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) Blocks -- -Steals 1 Two times Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Minutes 15

CAREER HIGHS

Points 3 vs. B.-Cookman (11/27/10) Rebs. 1 Five times Assts. 2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FGs 1 vs. B.-Cookman (11/27/10) FGAs 1 Two times 3FGs 1 vs. B.-Cookman (11/27/10) 3FGAs 1 Two times FTs 1 Two times FTAs 2 Two times Fouls 2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) TOs 2 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) Blocks -- -Steals 1 Two times Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Minutes 15

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11-12 CAREER Starts 1 1 Double-figure points -- -Five or more assists -- -Led team in scoring -- -Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --

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     

  

     

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  

  

  

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  

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  

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  

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  



  

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  

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  

  

     

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

PAUL GARNICA

Paul GAR-ni-kuh

 n n n n n  

Sophomore Guard 6-0 160 SAN ANTONIO, Texas Robert E. Lee HS  PAUL GARNICA’S 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

3 PG’s FILE QUICKLY n Owns San Antonio city high school career scoring record (3,012 points) n San Antonio HS mark was previously held by Devin Brown (various NBA teams) n Also recruited by Utah State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Arlington 2010-11 | FRESHMAN SEASON Made an immediate impact for the Bears in 32 games as a true freshman ... He started in two games (at Santa Clara, at Idaho State) ... Averaged 14.8 minutes, 4.2 points, 1.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game ... Shot 39.2 percent from field, 26.8 perent from beyond the threepoint stripe and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line ... Scored a career high 10 points twice (Tabor College, North Dakota) ... Led team in assists four times, including swiping a career-high five vs. Eastern Washington on Feb. 3 ... Finished the year ranked 11th in the Big Sky Conferene in steals per game ... Started strong on the rebounding glass to start the year before losing steam in the category down the stretch ... Had a career-high five rebounds in the Bears’ loss at Colorado State on Dec. 20 ... Finished second among Bears players with 34 steals and led Northern Colorado in steals 12 times during the season ... Had three steals in five different games. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Finished career at Lee as San Antonio’s city high school career scoring record-holder at 3,012 points ... Averaged more than 30 points a game as a senior ... An all-region and unanimous first-team all-district selection ... San Antonio’s big class all-city team and the San Antonio Express-News’ City Super Team, a squad comprised of the city’s best players, regardless of classification. PERSONAL Born Sept. 4, 1991 ... The son of Cynthia Garnica ... Also recruited by Utah State, Stephen F. Austin and TexasArlington.

                         

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                        

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         

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                         

 

   

                                                   

                         

                         

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

22 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 6 Two times 8 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 7 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 15 Three times 6 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 9 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 5 vs. West. Carolina (11/25/11) 5 Two times 5 at Wyoming (11/15/11) 6 Idaho State (1/2/12) 1 Four times 3 Two times 40 Cal Poly (2/18/12)

  

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                         

                         

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

22 at No. Iowa(11/20/11) 6 Two times 8 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 7 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 15 Three times 6 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 9 at No. Iowa (11/20/11) 5 vs. West. Carolina (11/25/11) 5 Two times 5 at Wyoming (11/15/11) 6 Idaho State (1/2/12) 1 Seven times 3 Seven times 40 Cal Poly (2/18/12)

  

                         

                         





   

                                                                                                       

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                                                                             

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                         

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     

 

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     

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 11 13 Double-figure points 11 13 Five or more assists 4 5 Led team in scoring 2 2 Led team in rebounding -- 1 Double-double -- -Foul outs 1 1

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                         

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     

     

Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

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 

 

     

  

     

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  

  

  

  

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     

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        

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  

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  

  

     

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

TEVIN SVIHOVEC

TEH-vin svye-HOE-vick

 n n n n n  

RS-FRESHMAN GUARD 6-2 190 KINGWOOD, Texas KINGWOOD HS  TEVIN SVIHOVEC’S 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

5 TEVIN’s FILE QUICKLY n Missed true freshman season after preseason foot injury forced him to redshirt n Texas high school program (Kingwood) considered one of the most successful in Texas high school history n Rated as a Top 100 point guard nationally by ESPNU following senior year (2009-10) 2010-11 | TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Sat out as a redshirt after preseason foot injury required season-ending surgery ... Injury was the same injury suffered by former Bear Devon Beitzel the year before. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Was a three-year starter for coach Royce Huseman at Kingwood ... Ended prep career with a fourth straight district championship award, district’s most valuable award and back-to-back all-region honors ... Averaged 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals a game at Kingwood in his senior year ... Kingwood program is considered one of the most successful in the history of Texas high school basketball ... Rated as a top 100 point guard in the nation by ESPNU following his senior year. PERSONAL Last name pronounced “sveye-HOE-vick” ... Born Oct. 14, 1991.

                          

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                         

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                   

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                          

 

   

                                                     

                          

                          

                          

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                          

                          

  

                          

                          

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   

                                                                                                           

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                                                                                



                          

     

     

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

  

34 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 6 at Montana (1/19/12) 7 at E. Washington (2/15/12) 11 Two times 16 Two times 3 Two times 6 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 11 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 4 Two times 6 at Sacramento St. (1/7/12) 1 Four times 4 Two times 48 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

34 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 6 at Montana (1/19/12) 7 at E. Washington (2/15/12) 11 Two times 16 Two times 3 Two times 6 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 11 Cal Poly (2/18/12) 4 Two times 6 at Sacramento St. (1/7/12) 1 Four times 4 Two times 48 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)





 

 

 

 

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   

11-12 CAREER Starts 19 19 Double-figure points 16 16 Five or more assists 3 3 Led team in scoring 4 4 Led team in rebounding -- -20-plus points 2 2 Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --



YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

  

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   

   

 

  

 

 















  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

Elliott Lloyd



RS-Junior n  GUARD n 6-1 n 170 n Houston, Texas n Klein Forest HS   Elliott Lloyd’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

11 E-Lloyd’s FILE QUICKLY n CollegeSportsMadness.com 2011 Preseason All-Big Sky Third team. n 2011 Northern Colorado Top Assists and Most Improved Player awards n Only non senior to start majority of games during last season’s historic run 2010-11 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON Played all 32 games, starting in 31 ... Was the only nonsenior to start a majority of Northern Colorado’s games ... Averaged career highs in points per game (7.5), rebounds per game (2.9) and assists per game (3.3) in a career-high 30.6 minutes per game ... Ranked sixth in the Big Sky Conference in three-point field goal percentage ... Scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 18 points at Sacramento State on Jan. 20 ...Led the Bears in assists 16 times ... Ranked sixth in the Big Sky in assists per game ... Had five or more assists nine times. 2009-10 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Saw time in all 33 Northern Colorado contests ... Scored in double figures three times, including a career-high 16 point performance at Sacramento State on Feb. 27 .... Had 17 steals and 31 assists. 2008-09 | TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirted to gain strength and experience. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Three-year letterwinner for coaches Cary Black and Lance Alexander ... Earned 2nd -team Texas honorable mention notice ... Klein Forest’s Most Improved Player and team’s Highest Free-Throw Player (85 percent) in 2007... Played AAU with Houston Hoopstars; averaged 25 points a game. PERSONAL Son of Robert and JoAnn Lloyd ... Full name is Robert Elliott Lloyd ... Majoring in business at UNC ... Also recruited by Oral Roberts and San Diego, among others.

                  



                 

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        



                  

 

                  

   

                  

                  

                  

                  



                  

                  

  

                  

                  





   

                                                                           



                                                        



                  

     

     

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

  

16 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 6 Two times 7 at Marquette (12/17/11) 5 Two times 10 N. Mexico St. (11/12/11) 4 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 7 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 7 E. Washington (1/14/12) 10 E. Washington (1/14/12) 5 at Montana St. (1/21/12) 5 Four times 2 No. Arizona (12/31/11) 4 at Marquette (12/17/11) 41 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

18 at Sacramento St. (1/20/11) 9 Portland (2/5/11) 8 Two times 6 Weber State (1/22/11) 10 Two times 4 Four times 7 Three times 7 E. Washington (1/14/12) 10 E. Washington (1/14/12) 5 Four times 6 Two times 2 No. Arizona (12/31/11) 4 at Marquette (12/17/11) 41 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)





 



   

       

   

   

11-12 CAREER Starts 8 39 Double-figure points 3 16 Five or more assists 3 13 Led team in scoring -- 2 Led team in rebounding 1 2 Double-double -- -Foul outs 1 4



YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

   

 

   

  

   

   



  

       

   





       







  

           

   

   

   





   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

AARON HAWK-HARRIS 

n 6-4 n 205 n Los Angeles n College of Eastern Utah  JUNIOR n GUARD/Fwd. 

 “Hawk” Harris’ 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

13 “Hawk’s” FILE QUICKLY n Junior-college transfer to the Bears in 2011-12 n Played at College of Eastern Utah for former Bears assistant coach Chris Craig (now at Midland JC) n Won this year’s dunk contest during inaugural Northern Colorado “Bears Madness”

                



               





                

 

                

   

                

                

                

  

                



                

                

  

                

                





                                 

   

                

                

                

                



                

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                

    

     

BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Played for former Bears’ assistant coach Chris Craig at College of Eastern Utah, before Craig left to take a job at Northern Colorado ... Averaged seven points per game in his second season with the Golden Eagles ... Finished third on the team in assists (57) as a sophomore ... Helped lead CEU to a 23-8 overall mark and a 10-5 mark in Scenic West Athletic Conference play, which was good for second place in the league. Played at Palisades Charter for coach James Paleno ... Earned All-Western League honors in 2007 and 2008 ... Was an All-Los Angeles Second Team pick in 2007 and 2008 ... As a senior for the Dolphins averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game ... Helped lead Palisades Charter to a third-place finish in the Western League in his senior year with a 24-7 overall mark and 8-4 record in Western League play ... As a senior, scored a season-high 27 points against St. Bonaventure and also had three assists, 12 rebounds and three steals ... Played for AAU team Pump ‘N Run ... Also was a member of the prestigious Basketball Training Institute (BTI), which counts among its alumni NBA stars Luke Walton and Gilbert Arenas. PERSONAL Born in San Diego on Oct. 7, 1989, ... Son of Rasheeda Hawk ... Has one younger sibling, Ayana Hawk ... Plans to major in communications at Northern Colorado ... Goes by “Hawk.”

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 6 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Rebs. 3 Three times Assts. 2 at Montana St. (1/21/12) FGs 2 Four times FGAs 5 Three times 3FGs 1 Four times 3FGAs 3 N. Mexico St. (11/12/11) FTs 1 Two times FTAs 2 Four times Fouls 3 Two times TOs 3 vs. Southern (11/26/11) Blocks -- -2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Steals at Montana St. (1/21/12) Minutes 22

CAREER HIGHS

Points 6 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Rebs. 3 Three times Assts. 2 at Montana St. (1/21/12) FGs 2 Four times FGAs 5 Three times 3FGs 1 Four times 3FGAs 3 N. Mexico St. (11/12/11) FTs 1 Two times FTAs 2 Four times Fouls 3 Two times TOs 3 vs. Southern (11/26/11) Blocks -- -2 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Steals at Montana St. (1/21/12) Minutes 22

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts -- -Double-figure points -- -Five or more assists -- -Led team in scoring -- -Led team in rebounding -- -Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS  

 

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 

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 

 

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  

   

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  

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 

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 

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 

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  

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

Tate Unruh

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Tate UN-roo

RS-Sophomore Guard 6-4 175 Branson, Mo. Branson HS  Tate unruh’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

15 Tate’s FILE QUICKLY n One of the best shooters to ever sign with Northern Colorado n Offseason knee surgery and infection cost him much of first season with the Bears n McDonald’s All-American nominee at Branson HS in 2009 2010-11 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Entered the season with high hopes as one of the best shooters to ever sign on with Northern Colorado Basketball ... Offseason knee surgery that never quite healed properly sidelined him for much of the first half ... Played 21 games after Dec. 29 and and started two (vs. Eastern Washington and vs. Portland State) ... Averaged 41.9 from three point, which would have ranked him sixth in the Big Sky if he qualified (shots) ... Averaged 2.9 points per game overall but 4.4 points per in the Bears’ final 10 games of the year ... Shot 44 percent from three in Big Sky games ... 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio would have ranked him tied for fifth in the Big Sky if he qualified (games). 2009-10 | TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Spent the year as a redshirt to gain strength. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO McDonald’s All-American nominee (2009) for Randy Bishop’s Pirates ... One of the very best to ever play high school basketball in the state of Missouri ... Second-best career free-throw shooter in state history (87.3 percent); fourth-best three-point shooter (46 percent his senior year) ... All-Central Ozark Conference first-team selection (2008, 2009) ... Member of 2009 All-Ozarks Team ... Selected to all-district team in 2008 ... Academic allconference selection. PERSONAL Born August 24, 1990, in Bartlesville, Okla. ... Parents are Kyle and Amy Unruh... Has five siblings: Abby, Darby, Thatch, Audra and Carly ... Also recruited by Toledo, ashburn and College of the Ozarks.

                         

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                        

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                         

 

                         

   

                                                                             

                         

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                         

                         

  

                         

                         

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   

                                                                                                       

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                                                                             

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                         

     

     

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

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25 at Marquette (12/17/11) 7 Montana St. (2/11/12) 3 Four times 10 at Marquette (12/17/11) 18 at Marquette (12/17/11) 5 Three times 10 Denver (12/14/11) 8 Westminster (12/1/11) 8 Westminster (12/1/11) 5 Two times 4 Three times 1 Five times 3 N. Mexico St. (11/12/11) 40 Montana St. (2/11/12)

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

25 at Marquette (12/17/11) 7 Montana St. (2/11/12) 4 at Montana St. (2/10/11) 10 at Marquette (12/17/11) 18 at Marquette (12/17/11) 5 Three times 10 Denver (12/14/11) 8 Westminster (12/1/11) 8 Westminster (12/1/11) 5 Two times 4 Three times 1 Six times 3 N. Mexico St. (11/12/11) 40 Montana St. (2/11/12)

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  

  

  

 

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     

11-12 CAREER Starts 23 25 Double-figure points 15 16 Five or more assists -- -Led team in scoring 7 7 Led team in rebounding 3 -20-plus points 2 2 Double-double -- -Foul outs 2 2

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

  

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     

     

  

  

  

  

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  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

     

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

BRENDAN KEANE

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n 6-9 n 235 n Oakland, Calif. n St. Joseph’s NOTRe Dame  Freshman n Forward 

 Brendan Keane’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

21 BK’s FILE QUICKLY n Earned spot on Maxpreps All-California Boys Basketball Team (Division V - First Team) n Born in Philadelphia and calls the City of Brother Love his hometown n Has a game that compares to former Bear standout Taylor Montgomery BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Was a standout at St. Joseph’s Notre Dame and for coach Don Lippi ... As a senior, played a pivotal role in the Pilots being ranked fifth in the Northern California Preseason Basketball Rankings ... Helped lead SJND to a share of the Bay Shore Athletic League 2010-11 regular-season title with a 27-9 overall mark and a 10-2 league record ... Named to the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Third Team as well as the Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team ... Also earned a spot on the Maxpreps All-California Boys Basketball Team (Division V - First Team) PERSONAL Born in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1992, ... Son of Kevin Keane and Mary McInnerney ... Has three siblings ... While he played high school ball in California, he calls Philadelphia his hometown ... Chose Northern Colorado over Creighton, Holy Cross and Portland, among others.

                         

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                        

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                         

 

                         

   

                         

                         

                         

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 6 vs. Southern (11/26/11) Rebs. 5 at Weber St. (2/4/12) Assts. 2 vs. West. Carolina (11/25/11) FGs 2 Five times FGAs 7 at Marquette (12/17/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs -- -FTs 4 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) FTAs 4 Four times Fouls 3 Two times TOs 3 at Montana (1/19/12) Blocks 1 Five times 1 Three times Steals at Marquette (12/17/11) Minutes 23

 

 

                         

                         

CAREER HIGHS

Points 6 vs. Southern (11/26/11) Rebs. 5 at Weber St. (2/4/12) Assts. 2 vs. West. Carolina (11/25/11) FGs 2 Five times FGAs 7 at Marquette (12/17/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs -- -FTs 4 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) FTAs 4 Four times Fouls 3 Two times TOs 3 at Montana (1/19/12) Blocks 1 Five times 1 Three times Steals at Marquette (12/17/11) Minutes 23

  

                         

                         





                                                   

   

                                                   

                         

                         



                         



                         



 

 



   

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts -- -Double-figure points -- -Double-figure rebounds -- -Led team in scoring -- -Led team in rebounding -- -Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --



YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                         



     

    



  

 

 

   

  

   



 

  

 

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

  

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

Tim Huskisson

Tim HUSK-i-sun

 n  n n n n 

Freshman Forward 6-5 190 Willard, Mo. Willard HS  Tim Huskisson’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

22 Tim’s FILE QUICKLY n Missouri Class 5 All-State selection as a senior n Grew from 6-2 to 6-5, gained weight from 165 to 200, between junior and senior seasons n Earned a start in his very first collegiate game (New Mexico State) BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO One of the best prep players in Missouri during career at Willard High High School for coach Dusty Killingsworth ... Between junior and senior seasons grew from 6-2 to current height of 6-5 and saw weight increase from 165 to 200, increasing his stock on the college-basketball recruiting scene ... Was a Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 5 All-State selection as a senior ... Also earned Associated Press All-State nod and a Class 5-District 12 All-District honor as senior ... Helped lead the Tigers to a 19-8 overall mark and a third-place finish in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division standings ... Advanced to the Missouri Class 5 sectionals ... Invited to the Missouri Challenge All-Star Tournament following senior year ... Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior for Willard ... Earned Honorable Mention spot on the All-Central Ozark Conference Team as a junior ... Earned spots on the Tri-State All-Tournament Team as well as the Nixa Invitational All-Tournament Team as a junior ... Competed with club team Mo-Kan Elite, which counts as alumni NBA first-round draft pick Alec Burks (Colorado) and NFL first-round draft pick Aldon Smith (Missouri) ... Also lettered at wide receiver on the Willard football team ... Chose Northern Colorado over Oral Roberts, Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois and Missouri State. PERSONAL Son of David and Marilyn Huskisson ... Youngest of five ... Has two sisters (Tina and Anna) and two brothers (David and Jonathan) ... Born on Dec. 11, 1992 in Springfield, Mo. ... Plans to major in psychology at Northern Colorado.

                          



                         



      

       



                          

 

   

                                                     

                          

                          

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

17 at Marquette (12/17/11) 8 Montana (2/9/12) 3 Two times 7 at Iowa State (11/22/11) 11 at Iowa State (11/22/11) 2 Three times 4 Montana St. (2/11/12) 10 at Marquette (12/17/11) 11 at Marquette (12/17/11) 4 Two times 5 Montana (2/9/12) 1 Six times 2 Three times 33 Two times

 



 

                          

                          

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

17 at Marquette (12/17/11) 8 Montana (2/9/12) 3 Two times 7 at Iowa State (11/22/11) 11 at Iowa State (11/22/11) 2 Three times 4 Montana St. (2/11/12) 10 at Marquette (12/17/11) 11 at Marquette (12/17/11) 4 Two times 5 Montana (2/9/12) 1 Six times 2 Three times 33 Two times

  

                          

                          

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

   

                                                                                                           

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                                                                                

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                          

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 

 

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   

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 15 15 Double-figure points 5 5 Double-figure rebounds -- -Led team in scoring 1 1 Led team in rebounding 1 1 Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                          

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     

     

Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

  

 

 

   

  

   

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 

  

 

 



 

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 



 



 



 

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 



 

  

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

EMMANUEL ADDO

Emmanuel ah-DUE

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RS-Sophomore FWD./Center 6-7 220 Toronto, Ontario Northfield HS  Emmanuel Addo’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

24 E-man’s FILE QUICKLY n Born in Canada; raised in Ghana, Africa n Didn’t begin playing organized basketball until freshman season of high school n A 2009 ESPNU Top 100 High School Forward 2010-11 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Played in 31 games during his redshirt-freshman season, starting in two ... Was a breakout player for the Bears, averaging 15.3 minutes per game ... Shot 53.7 percent from the field, which would have ranked fourth in the Big Sky Conference had he qualified in shot attempts ... Averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... Scored careerhigh 14 points twice (at Arizona, vs. Portland State) ... Also scored 12 points and a had a team-high seven rebounds at Illinois ... Scored in double figures nine times on the season, including three consecutive games during the Bears’ appearance in the 2010 Las Vegas Invitational ... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds vs. Valparaiso on Nov. 26 in Las Vegas ... Led Northern Colorado in rebounds four times during the season (at Santa Clara, vs. Valpo, at Illinois, at Portland State) ... Scored two points (1-2 FGs) in nine minutes on the floor in Northern Colorad’s NCAA Tournament Second Round loss to San Diego State. 2009-10 | TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Sat out as a redshirt to gain strength and experience PERSONAL A lefty big man who was born in Toronto, raised in Ghana, Africa, and later in Minneapolis ... Didn’t begin playing organized basketball until around freshman season of high school ... Also recruited by North Dakota State, South Dakota, Portland, Wofford, Albany, Montana and Winthrop ... Was one of ESPNU’s 2009 top high school forwards ... Parents are Christian and Margaret Addo ... has two brothers, Kwame and Kwabena, and two sisters, Gifty and Amanda ... Lived with a host family in Northfield, Minn. ... Host parents are Bob and Elizabeth Shepley ... Host brothers are Christian, Eric and Collin.

                          

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                             



                          

 

   

                                                     

                          

                          

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

28 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 3 Two times 8 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 14 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 2 Four times 5 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 13 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 5 Two times 5 Two times 2 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) 1 Five times 39 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)

  





     

 

                          

                          

CAREER HIGHS Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

28 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 3 Two times 8 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 14 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 2 Five times 5 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 10 Two times 13 at Idaho St. (1/26/12) 5 Two times 5 Two times 2 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) 1 Eight times 39 at Idaho St. (1/26/12)

  

                                                     





   

                                                                                                           

                          



                                                     



                          



     

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 3 5 Double-figure points 10 19 Double-figure rebounds 1 1 Led team in scoring 3 3 Led team in rebounding 5 9 Double-double 1 1 Foul outs 1 1



YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                          



     

     

Points Rebs. Assts. FGs FGAs 3FGs 3FGAs FTs FTAs Fouls TOs Blocks Steals Minutes

  

 

 

  

     

     



  

     

  













  

     

  

  

  

  

  

     



NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

BRYCE DOUVIER

Bryce DUE-vee-a

 n  n n n n 

Freshman Forward 6-6 220 Sedgwick, Kan. Fork Union Military  BRYCE DOUVIER’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

25 BRYCE’s FILE QUICKLY n Born in Salzburg, Austria n Played for Austria MU20 national team during summer 2011 n Spent a year after high school at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Played high school basketball for Sedgwick High and coach Darren Crumrine ... Spent a prep year after Sedgwick playing at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Spent summer 2011 playing with Austria’s MU20 national team ... Helped lead Sedgwick to the Kansas Class 3A state championships as a senior ... Averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals per game as a senior for the Cardinals ... Was a Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) All-Star in 2010 ... Was efficient all season for Sedgwick, finishing the year with 56 percent shooting from inside the three-point line ... Honored as a VYPE Magazine Top 20 Player in the state of Kansas after senior year ... While at Fork Union, he played against some of the very best prep competition in the country, including a game against Hargrave Military Academy, a team that featured two ESPNU Top 100 players ... Wasn’t intimidated in Hargrave game, scoring 28 points and grabbing 15 rebounds ... Named to the National Honor Society ... Played club basketball with KC Pump ‘N Run and Kansas Select ... Douvier helped lead the Select to a UMKC AAU Tourney title. PERSONAL Born Dec. 1, 1991, in Salzburg, Austria ... Mom is Amy Douvier and father is Randy Douvier, who played professionaly in Austria in the 1980s ... Has five siblings including older brother Ryan, younger twin sisters Sandra and Jamy Ann, younger brother Randall and younger sister Janell ... Last name pronounced “DUE-vee-a.”

                

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                 

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                

 

                

   

                

                

                

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Rebs. 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Assts. 2 at Marquette (12/17/11) FGs 3 Two times FGAs 6 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 at Wyoming (11/15/11) FTs 4 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FTAs 4 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Fouls 4 Montana (2/9/12) TOs 2 Three times Blocks 1 Two times -Steals -- Minutes 17 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11)

 

 

                

                

CAREER HIGHS

Points 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Rebs. 10 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Assts. 2 at Marquette (12/17/11) FGs 3 Two times FGAs 6 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 at Wyoming (11/15/11) FTs 4 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) FTAs 4 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11) Fouls 4 Montana (2/9/12) TOs 2 Three times Blocks 1 Two times -Steals -- Minutes 17 Jo. & Wales (12/3/11)

  

                

                





                                 

   

                                 

                

                



                



                



 

 



   

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 1 1 Double-figure points 1 1 Double-figure rebounds 1 1 Led team in scoring -- -Led team in rebounding 1 1 Double-double 1 1 Foul outs -- --

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                

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    

     

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  

 

 

   

  

   

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 

  

 

 



 

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 

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 



 



 

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 

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 

  

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

CONNOR OSBORNE

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n CENTER n 6-9 n 270 n Longmont, Colo. n Columbine HS  RS-Sophomore 

 CONNOR OSBORNE’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

34 C.O.’s FILE QUICKLY n Played as a true freshman before redshirting last season after suffering a hand injury in preseason n Averaged nearly eight minutes a game as a true freshman n An ESPNU “Top Recruitable Center” in 2009 2010-11 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Injury forced him to the bench for the season (medical redshirt) 2009-10 | TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Came to Greeley with as high a ceiling as anyone on the Bears roster and showed flashes of the future in 27 games and two starts ... Averaged 7.5 minutes a game for the Bears, providing solid depth in the frontcourt ... Scored 41 points on the season (1.5/game) and had 12 blocks (the third most among Northern Colorado’s players) ... Scored season-high 11 points in the Bears’ Senior Night victory against Johnson & Wales ... Ripped down a career-high seven rebounds in the win against the Wildcats, too ... Got the starting nod on the road against Montana and Wyoming and scored six points and had seven rebounds in 24 minutes in the two games ... Shot 35 percent from the field for the season and 33 percent from the three-point stripe ... Had five or more rebounds in four games. BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO Played basketball, baseball and football for the Columbine Rebels ... Was a letterwinner in football and basketball ... Averaged 14 points per game as a junior and led state with eight blocked shots per game ... Injury hampered him during senior season ... Finished career as one of ESPNU’s top recruitable centers in the country. PERSONAL Born April 18, 1990, in Englewood, Colo. ... Parents are Jerry and Mary Jo Osborne ... Mother played golf at Northern Colorado (1979) ... Has three siblings: Kyle, Kelsey and Kevin ... Also recruited by Montana, Montana State, Weber State, Southern Methodist, Tulane, San Francisco and Nevada.

                         

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                        

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                         

 

   

                                                   

                         

                         

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 17 at E. Washington (2/15/12) Rebs. 11 Denver (12/14/11) Assts. 2 Two times FGs 7 at E. Washington (2/15/12) FGAs 14 at E. Washington (2/15/12) 3FGs -- -3FGAs -- -FTs 6 Two times FTAs 10 Two times Fouls 4 Five times TOs 4 Two times Blocks 3 Two times Steals 1 Three times Montana (2/9/12) Minutes 32

                         

                         

CAREER HIGHS

Points 17 at E. Washington (2/15/12) Rebs. 11 Denver (12/14/11) Assts. 2 Two times FGs 6 Two times FGAs 11 Two times 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 Colorado St. (12/1/09) FTs 6 Two times FTAs 10 Two times Fouls 4 Seven times TOs 4 Two times Blocks 3 Three times Steals 1 Six times Montana (2/9/12) Minutes 32

  

                                                   

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   

                                                                                                                                 

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                                                   

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                         

 

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 

 

 

 

   

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 25 27 Double-figure points 7 8 Double-figure rebounds 1 1 Led team in scoring 4 4 Led team in rebounding 5 5 Double-double -- -Foul outs -- --

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YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 

                         

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     

    

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  

 

 

  

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   

   

 

 

 

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  





 

 











  

 

 

 

 

   







   

 

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

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 

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

MIKE PROCTOR

  n n n n 

Senior n Forward 6-8 225 Phoenix, Ariz. Desert Vista HS  MIKE PROCTOR’s 2011-12 game-by-game statistics 

41 PROC’s FILE QUICKLY n 2011 CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason All-Big Sky Third Team n 2011 Big Sky Men’s Basketball Championship AllTournament Team n 2010 Northern Colorado Best Rebounder Award 2010-11 | JUNIOR SEASON Played 27 games; started five ... Got the starting nod in the Bears’ first four games of the season ... Suffered a broken thumb (left hand) in December that cost him five games ... Ranked 11th in the Big Sky Conference in rebounds per game ; seventh in offensive rebounds per game (2.3) ... Led Northern Colorado in rebounding eight times, including getting nine against Montana in the 2011 Big Sky Conference Championship final ... Scored 13 points in two games (6.5 per) in the 2011 Big Sky Conference Championship and also had 17 rebounds (8.5 per) ... Named to the Big Sky Championship All-Tourney Team.

2009-10 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Played in 33 of Northern Colorado’s games; started 31 of them ... Averaged career-high 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds on the season ... Scored in double figures in 13 games, including in each of the last four as Northern Colorado made a push for a conference title and NCAA Tournament berth ... Shot a team-best 54 percent from the field, (seventh-best in the Big Sky Conference) ... Led the Bears with 184 rebounds, including a team-best 61 defensive and 123 defensive boards ... Earned Northern Colorado’s Best Rebounder Award.

2008-09 | FRESHMAN SEASON Saw playing time in all but one of the Bears’ 32 games ... Notched a couple of 13 point, 8 rebound performances.

BEFORE NORTHERN COLORADO A three-year letterwinner for coach Doug Harris ... First-team all-region twice ... Helped Thunder to first state title in 2007... Also a volleyball standout (first-team all-region three times, 5A All-Central Region Player of the Year) ... Helped Desert Vista win its first state volleyball championship in 2006.

PERSONAL Son of Michael and Linda Proctor... Has a brother, Richard, Majoring in Earth and Natural Sciences at Northern Colorado ... Also recruited by Big Sky team Northern Arizona ... Chose Northern Colorado because of the coaching staff.

                         

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                        

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       

               

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                         

 

                         

   

                         

                         

                                                   

CAREER SUPERLATIVES 2011-12 SEASON HIGHS

Points 18 Montana (2/9/12) Rebs. 17 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) Assts. 6 Two times FGs 6 Three times FGAs 10 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 Four times FTs 6 Two times FTAs 9 E. Washington (1/14/12) Fouls 5 Four times TOs 7 Two times Blocks 2 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) Steals 3 Two times Minutes 37 Montana St. (2/11/12)

    

                         

  

                                                                             

CAREER HIGHS

Points 18 Montana (2/9/12) Rebs. 17 at No. Arizona (1/30/12) Assts. 6 Two times FGs 7 vs. McNeese St. (11/13/09) FGAs 11 at N. Mexico St. (2/19/11) 3FGs -- -3FGAs 1 Nine times FTs 7 at Texas St. (1/6/09) FTAs 9 Three times Fouls 5 Nine times TOs 7 Two times Blocks 4 Northern Arizona (2/7/10) Steals 3 Five times Minutes 39 Northern Arizona (2/7/10)

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   

                                                                                                       

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                                                                             

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                         



         

 

    



    

MISCELLANEOUS

11-12 CAREER Starts 23 69 Double-figure points 12 33 Double-figure rebounds 5 11 Led team in scoring 7 7 Led team in rebounding 12 41 Double-double 1 3 Foul outs 4 9



YEAR-BY-YEAR CAREER STATISTICS 



     

     



  

 

    

 

    

  

    



         

  

    

    





         







              



    



    

  

    

    

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

 EXH: Northern Colorado 89, Chadron State 65 

 GAME 1: NEW MEXICO STATE 89, NORTHERN COLORADO 75 

Friday, Nov. 12 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

Saturday, Nov. 12 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

 



          

            

        



    

                                                                                                

        

           

                                               



 

        

           

    



              

                

        

    

                                                                                                                            

        

        

               

                                                               

  

               

     

      





          

       

        

         

    

        

        





        

                                           

        



   

        

        

            



        

        

 

        

        

  



 









 

 

 

Men’s Basketball clips Eagles in exhibition win GREELEY -- A new era in Northern Colorado Basketball began Tuesday night with a good first half and a second half that most of the Bears and their head coach, B.J. Hill, would probably like to forget. Mike Proctor, the lone senior for Northern Colorado this season, scored a team-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, and seven of his teammates scored at least eight points in the Bears’ 89-65 exhibition win against Chadron State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears, the reigning Big Sky Conference champions, started the game on a 5-0 run and led 14-3 when junior-college transfer Aaron Hawk-Harris (“Hawk”) got a rebound and a put-back with 13:41 to play before halftime. Northern Colorado pushed that advantage to 44-19 at the break, thanks to solid 54 percent shooting from the field. But the Eagles, an NCAA Division II team that last played the Bears when both were at the Division II level (1999-2000 season), outscored Northern Colorado 46-45 after halftime, and that figure ate at Hill well past the final buzzer. The Bears, who will start their Big Sky Conference Championship defense on Saturday, Nov. 12, at home against New Mexico State, committed 21 fouls in the second half, and that resulted in a ragged first contest of the season for both teams and, of course, 29 free-throw tries for Chadron State. “[Chadron State scores] 65 points, and 34 of them were from the free-throw line … that we give them,” Hill said. “Those were opportunities that were more on us—not necessarily what they did great, but us not guarding the ball very well. [We were] trying to do too much, I think. We were trying to hit home runs defensively by trying to make great plays, instead of being solid and playing as a unit. “I thought there were way too many instances [tonight], on both ends of the floor that we tried to hit home runs. We didn’t share the ball very well on the offensive end—we talked about going inside continuously, because I didn’t think [Chadron State] could guard us; I didn’t think they had the depth inside to guard us—but we just didn’t have the patience to do it. So that’s something as a staff we can adjust, hopefully.” Newcomers Bryce Douvier, Tim Huskisson, Brendan Keane and Hawk-Harris joined Tate Unruh with nine points, while Tevin Svihovec and Paul Garnica added eight points apiece.

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



           

        

        

         

    

         

         

         







        

                                              

        



   

         

         

         

  

         

         



         

     

      







 

 

 

Basketball’s defense falters in season-opening loss GREELEY -- Northern Colorado Basketball broke a 41-41 halftime tie Saturday night against New Mexico State with a 9-2 run and took a 50-43 lead with 16:38 to play, capped by a down-the-lane dunk from redshirt-sophomore Connor Osborne. The Aggies slowed the Bears’ tempo from there, though, and enacted some revenge for last season’s home ESPN BracketBusters loss, with an 89-75 win at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears (0-1), who lost at home for the first time since March 2010 (CIT Quarterfinals), shot 55 percent from the field in the first half and 67 percent (6-of-9) from beyond the three-point line but committed 20 turnovers, fouled the Aggies (1-0) 17 times and lost the rebounding battle 41-27. “We turned it over a bunch, and it led to easy baskets for [New Mexico State] that we couldn’t defend,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “We told our guys that coming into the game: that we can’t guard bad shots, and we can’t guard turnovers, and so we were going to have to limit those as much as we could. And we didn’t do a very good job of that tonight when you look at the fact that we let [NMSU] get to the free-throw line 41 times, and we turned the ball over 20 times.” “We cannot turn the ball over 20 times in a game and expect to win, especially against a team as talented as New Mexico State.” Redshirt-sophomore Tate Unruh scored a career-high 15 points in the loss for Northern Colorado, and true-sophomore Paul Garnica scored a career-most 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Junior Elliott Lloyd, who started 31 of the Bears’ 32 games last season, added nine points, and Osborne chipped in eight in his first game in nearly 20 months after he broke a bone in his hand prior to last season and sat out with a medical redshirt. Osborne also led the Bears with seven boards. After the game, though, all Hill wanted to talk about was his team’s defensive performance, which resulted in the most points scored by an opponent at Butler-Hancock since Texas State put in 93 points in November 2008. “I’m not worried about offense with this team,” Hill said. “We need guys to separate themselves defensively. We can’t give up 89 points and let teams get to the free-throw line 41 times. That was the difference and what made us successful in the past, is that those teams understood the importance of guarding people and having a sense of urgency every possession defensively. This young team doesn’t have that.”

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12  GAME 3: Northern Iowa 78, Northern Colorado 69 

 GAME 2: WYOMING 75, Northern Colorado 56 

Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Cedar Falls, Iowa (McLeod Center) 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 -- Laramie, Wyo. (Arena-Auditorium) 



          







            

         

     

    

  

          

          





          

                                                   

        







          



          



   

          

          

          

          

          



 

 

        

  

          







             

          

        

    

           

           

           







        

                                                      

        



   

           

           

               







 

 

 

      

        







           



           



           

           

    

Cowboys return the favor with runaway home win LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Northern Colorado Basketball shot out to a 7-0 run against Wyoming on Tuesday night, calling to mind the Bears’ incredible 31-4 start last season against the Cowboys in Greeley that ended up a 67-53 Northern Colorado win. That’s about all from Tuesday’s game that resembled last year’s victory, however. Wyoming quickly erased the Bears’ lead, took command of the game by halftime and cruised to a 75-56 win at Arena-Auditorium, dropping Northern Colorado to 0-2 in a season for the first time since 2008. Sophomore Paul Garnica finished with a career-high 18 points—his second straight career-best scoring performance to start the season—and freshman Tim Huskisson put in 10 points with a 5-for-5 effort from the free-throw line. Connor Osborne had nine points and eight rebounds, helping the Bears win the rebounding battle 30-28. Also, Northern Colorado, after gifting Wyoming (2-0) with 14 turnovers in the first half, had just three after halftime and played right with the Cowboys for the second 20 minutes. The Bears just dug themselves too big of a hole before the break. “We’re young and struggling to find ourselves right now,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “We’re going to be good—we’re going to be fine, we’ve got a lot of talent—but it’s going to have to start at practice and carry over into games.” Northern Colorado shot just 62 percent from the free-throw line, committed 32 fouls (61 through the season’s first two games) and it allowed the Cowboys to shoot 57 percent in the second half. And following a Garnica layup at 11:23 in the first half, the Bears didn’t score from the field again for a 12-minute stretch, spanning the remainder of the first half and just into the second. Osborne ended that drought with a tip in at 19:39 in the second half, and Garnica’s old-fashioned three-point play on the Bears’ next possession pulled them within 32-19 and appeared to be the beginning of a comeback run. It wasn’t, as Wyoming squelched the mini-rally and closed out the game for its first 2-0 start since 2008.

    

        

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  





     



         

      

        

         

    

         

         

         

           

                                              



   

         

         

             

         

         



         

  

        

  

     







 

 

 

 

  

Garnica’s career night not enough for Bears’ first win of the season

   

   

       

  

 

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sophomore Paul Garnica continued his early-season surge for Northern Colorado Basketball on Sunday night in the Bears’ 78-69 loss at Northern Iowa in the first round of the South Padre Island Invitational. Garnica finished with a game-high and career-high 22 points on seven-of-15 shooting, including six of nine from beyond the three-point arc, as he nearly pushed the Bears past the Panthers in the firstever meeting between the schools. Sophomore Tate Unruh backed him with 12 points, but those were the only two Bears in double figures as coach B.J. Hill’s program fell to 0-3 on the season. Conversely, Northern Iowa, which defeated Kansas to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 in 2010, shot 51 percent from the field (24-47) and had five players finish with double-digit points, led by Johnny Moran’s 17. The Bears stayed in the game with a 13-for-20 effort from three. “When you give that team that many extra attempts it’s going to hurt you,” Hill said, “but there were some bright points that we can definitely grow from. “It was nice to see the motion team from practice show up on game night. Now, I say that, and you still had way too many turnovers (25), but our motion and our action in our halfcourt offense was really good. I’d still like to see us get it inside more, but against a very-well disciplined defensive team, I thought we did a good job taking what was there and being patient. And we hit some shots. To beat a team like this on the road you’ve got to hit some shots.” Garnica, after putting in 14 and 18 points, respectively, in Northern Colorado’s first two games this season, was sizzling Sunday, scoring 11 points in each half, to go along with three rebounds, two steals, two assists and two free throws in the game—part of the Bears’ perfect 12-for-12 effort from the line. “When a guy drives it full speed when there’s five defenders back and he pulls up without a pass with 32 (seconds) on the shot clock, you know that: one, he’s a good player, and, two, he must have a lot of confidence,” Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson told the Des Moines Register. “Those ones are hard to defend.” Redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec hit a three at the 9:57 mark in the first half to put Northern Colorado ahead 22-15. The Panthers chipped away at the lead from there and led 63-54 with a little more than six minutes to go in the game.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12  GAME 5: Northern Colorado 74, Western Carolina 57 

 GAME 4: Iowa State 90, Northern Colorado 82 

Friday, Nov. 25 -- South Padre Island, Texas (South Padre Island Convention Center) 

Tuesday, Nov. 22 -- Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum) 



 





           

        

        

         

    

         

         

          

          

                                              



   

         

         





         



           

         

         

         

  

 

        

  





          

       

        

         

       

     

  



          

         

                                               

        



   

         

         

         

         

         



 

 

        



         

  

    

        

        

                                             

        

        





        



            

   

        

        

        

        

        

 

 







 

 

 

        

        

         





  

     



              



 

         

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Men’s Basketball battles in road loss at Iowa State AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State splashed home a school-record 16 three-pointers Tuesday night against Northern Colorado and got a career-high performance from senior guard Chris Allen in front of a raucous crowd of 11,155. And, the Cyclones, picked by some as a surprise team this year in the always-loaded Big 12, needed nearly all of those points to hold off the Bears in a 90-82 win at Hilton Coliseum in the second round of the 2011 South Padre Island Invitational. Northern Colorado (0-4) shot a remarkable 49 percent for the game (32-65), 44 percent from three (10-23) and had five players score in double-figures, including true-freshman Tim Huskisson, who put in a career-high 16 points in just 19 minutes. Sophomores Paul Garnica and Emmanuel Addo scored 15 apiece for the Bears, senior Mike Proctor added 14 and sophomore Tate Unruh had 13. Allen’s 23 points paced Iowa State (3-1), who shot 50 percent in the first 20 minutes (16-32) but just 41 percent in the second (12-29). The Bears outscored the Cyclones 43-38 after the break and whipped them in the paint overall with a 38-18 scoring advantage. “The first half, we didn’t come out with the defensive intensity,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “I think we played a little back on our heels and might have been a little intimidated by the scouting report and seeing transfers from Michigan State and Marquette here and there and ‘top player this’ and ‘top player that.’ And that’s the way we played defensively. “The second half, I was really pleased with the way we played defensively. To hold a team of that talent to 41 percent [shooting] is really good. We did get outrebounded (34-33), but, again, to get outrebounded by one to a team of that talent … I’m pleased with that. To give fans a feel back in Greeley, [Iowa State] is more talented than the Arizona team that we played last year. They aren’t as disciplined—they’re not as tough yet—but they’re more talented than that team that we played last year down in Tucson, Ariz., and that team went to the Elite Eight.” After both teams traded jabs for much of the first half Tuesday, Iowa State pushed its advantage to 16 with 1:47 left before halftime and seemed poised to do exactly what Arizona did to the Bears last season in a not-as-close-as-that 93-70 win. Northern Colorado would have none of it this night, however, and fought all the way back to close the gap to six points four times in the second half. Iowa State answered each time, though—often with one of their record three-pointers.

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     

  

    

          

          





                                                   

        

          



   

          

          



          

          

          

  

 

        

          

  

      







 

 

 

 

Hill’s Bears break into win column in South Padre

  

   

   

       

  

 

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Connor Osborne scored a career-high 16 points Friday against Western Carolina, and Mike Proctor and Tate Unruh backed him with 10 points apiece in Northern Colorado’s 74-57 win at the South Padre Island Invitational. Osborne finished 6-for-7 from the field (both career highs) and made 4-of-6 free-throws to pace the Bears in their first win of the season (1-4) at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Northern Colorado will face Southern (2-3) tomorrow on the final day of the Invitational. The Jaguars defeated Florida A&M 64-61 earlier Friday. The Bears led 26-16 at halftime and continued their hot shooting this season with a 47 percent effort against the Catamounts (2-4), giving them an identical mark so far this season after five games. They shot 43 percent from the field last season en route to their first NCAA Tournament. Northern Colorado also continued its strong free-throw shooting of late, hitting 15 of 17. The Bears, who made just 30 of their first 49 from the stripe (61 percent), have made 35 of their last 38 (92 percent). Northern Colorado ranked eighth in the country last season in free-throw shooting at 77 percent. The Bears had to overcome a 35-point effort from WCU’s Brandon Boggs, who finished 12-for-23 from the field. No other Catamount player reached double figures, however, as the Bears allowed WCU to just shoot 32 percent after entering the game allowing opponents to shoot 45 percent in their first four contests. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

 GAME 6: Northern Colorado 77, Southern 57 

 GAME 7: Westminster 73, Northern Colroado 60 

Saturday, Nov. 26 -- South Padre Island, Texas (South Padre Island Convention Center) 

Thursday, Dec. 1 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

 





            

         

          

    

        

          

          





          

                                                   

        



   

          

          







          



             

          

          

          

  

 





           

        

  

        

        

         

         





                                               

        

         



   







 

 

 

         

         

         

         

         

  

 

     

        

         







           

        

        

 





  

      



    

           

           

           

           

                                                      



   



           

           

           

 

             

           

           

 

        

  



         

    





 



         

        

         

    

         

         





         

                                               

        



   

         

         

         

         

         



 

 

        



         

  

     

   

   

       

  

 

Proctor leads Men’s Basketball to South Padre’s ‘Madre’ title SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Northern Colorado Basketball used a 22-7 run at the start of the second half Saturday against Southern to claim a 77-57 win against the Jaguars on the final day of the South Padre Island Invitational. The Bears (2-4) got points from all 11 players who entered the game, including 10 apiece from Mike Proctor and Emmanuel Addo in their most lopsided win of the season at the South Padre Island Convention Center. The victory earned the Bears the 2011 South Padre Island Invitational Madre Division title, joining Liberty and Florida Gulf Coast as previous mid-major winners. Paul Garnica added eight points and tied a career high with five assists, freshman Bryce Douvier matched him with a career-high eight points in just 11 minutes of play. Junior Elliott Lloyd also had eight points. Northern Colorado led 34-25 at halftime before coach B.J. Hill used his halftime break to stress the importance of second-half energy to his team, which was playing its fourth game in seven days. The Bears were ahead at halftime for the second time in as many days, but Hill wasn’t pleased with their intensity. Whatever Hill said worked, as the Bears pushed their advantage to 56-32 with 12:43 remaining in the game. “The guys responded really well with that run to start the second half,” Hill said. “I thought we went inside, which is what I wanted to do to start the game, but I didn’t communicate that very well in the first 20 minutes. But they got the message. That’s what really opened the game up for us, was going inside. Obviously, when you look [at the stats, scoring] 42-12 in the paint was the difference.” Proctor, who earned a spot on the 2011 South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament team, finished 4-of-9 from the field against the Jaguars (2-3) and made both of his free-throw attempts. His double-digit scoring effort was his third-in-a-row after scoring 14 at Iowa State and 10 yesterday against Western Carolina. The senior from Phoenix, Ariz., started the year with just 14 points in the Bears’ first three games. The Bears continued their solid shooting to start the season with a 52 percent effort (31-60).

  







 

 

 

  

 

   

   

       

  

 

Bears done in by Griffins’ hot shooting GREELEY -- Northern Colorado Basketball started a home-heavy December on the wrong foot Thursday night with a sluggish 73-60 setback to NAIA Westminster (Utah) at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears (2-5) were playing their first of five December home games—their most December games in Greeley since 1994—but the Griffins (9-2) spoiled the party with lights-out shooting from the field and from beyond the three-point arc. Westminster junior Jake Orchard, a University of Utah transfer, led all players with 28 points on 6-of6 three-point shooting and 9-of-10 shooting overall. Northern Colorado sophomore Tate Unruh led the Bears with a career-high 16 points, including the first five of the game as the Bears built an 8-0 advantage. Sophomore Paul Garnica put in 14 points, scoring 11 after halftime, and senior Mike Proctor had eight points and a season-high nine rebounds to help the Bears win the battle on the glass 34-25. Northern Colorado guards Tevin Svihovec and Elliott Lloyd had seven points apiece off the bench. “We played exactly how we practiced all week,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “I don’t think our team has a lot of respect for anybody right now, and that’s unfortunate. Our problem right now is we have a severe lack of leadership and maturity on this basketball team, and that showed this week. “[Westminster] is a bunch of juniors and seniors. They’re [NCAA] Division I transfers. They’re experienced kids who execute a well-planned scheme. We got outplayed. We got outcoached. We got outdone in every aspect.” Orchard scored 13 of his 28 by halftime to lead the Griffins to a 32-29 advantage at the break, but he heated up even more in the second half (5-5 field goals, 3-3 three-pointers, 2-2 free throws), and that was the difference in Westminster’s first win against an NCAA Division I team since 2004 (Idaho State). Every time Thursday the Bears needed to get a stop to pull back into the game and avoid the upset, Orchard, or Tanner Gregory (11 points) usually had an answer. Westminster, out of Salt Lake City, led by as many as 16 points in the second half, as it finished 12-of25 from beyond the arc (48 percent) and forced the Bears into 16 turnovers.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

 GAME 8: Northern Colorado 98, Johnson & Wales 66 

Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion)  





           

        

        

    

         

         





         

                                               

        



   

         

         







         



          

         

         

         

  

 

        

  

 





           

        

        

         

    

         

         





                                               

        

         



   

         

         

         

  

         

         







 

 

 

 

  

   

       

     

        



         



           

  

 

         

    

        

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        

            



        

        

 

        

        

  





  

   





  

        





     

Wednesday, Dec. 14 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion)  

         



 GAME 9: Denver 71, Northern Colorado 65 

       

        

         

    

         

         

         







        

                                              



   

         

         



         

         

         

  

 

        

         

  

     







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Addo and Douvier lead Bears in bounce-back, lopsided home win

Denver’s scorching second half does in Men’s Basketball

GREELEY -- Northern Colorado Basketball came into its game Saturday night against Johnson & Wales looking to avoid any scene that bore any resemblance to Thursday night’s frustrating set back against Westminster. Well, mission accomplished. The Bears had six players score in double figures against the NAIA Division II Wildcats, led by careerhigh nights from Emmanuel Addo and Bryce Douvier, in a lopsided 98-66 win at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Addo, a redshirt-sophomore, finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds—both are career-mosts— and Douvier, a freshman making his first career start, added 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes to lead Northern Colorado (3-5) to a tie for its second-most lopsided win as a NCAA Division I program. The Bears matched their margin of victory in last season’s 84-52 win against Black Hills State but fell short of matching their 93-52 win against Tabor College to start last season’s run. Addo made seven of nine from the field Saturday and all three of his free-throw tries, while Douvier, who suffered a broken nose late in the second half, made three of six from the floor and grabbed a team-high six offensive rebounds. Douvier joined redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec (11 points) and sophomore walk-on Xzaivier James in making their first career starts. They lined up around the center circle for the opening tip with redshirt-sophomores Tate Unruh (12 points) and Connor Osborne. Sophomore Paul Garnica came off the bench and splashed home four of six 3-pointers for 12 points, and freshman Tim Huskisson added 15 points in helping the Bears outscore Johnson & Wales (3-8) 58-17 in bench scoring. All that offense helped Northern Colorado put Thursday’s numbing loss to the Griffins behind it and overcome the absences of senior Mike Proctor (ankle) and freshman Brendan Keane (knee), who didn’t suit up Saturday but aren’t expected to miss a lot of time—if any more games. “Our starting lineup was going to be what it was,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “[Proctor and Keane] were hurt yesterday in practice, but our starting lineup was going to be what it was. That’s what we had yesterday in practice, so that’s what we had today in the game.”

GREELEY -- Sophomore guards Tate Unruh and Paul Garnica combined for 38 points Wednesday night against Denver, but the Pioneers shot 48 percent in the second half and finished with four players in double figures in escaping with a 71-65 win at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Unruh poured in a career-high 19 on 7-of-15 shooting, and Garnica was right behind with 18 to go along with a game-high six assists. Sophomore Connor Osborne scored seven points and added a career-high and game-high 11 rebounds for the Bears (3-6). Brian Stafford had 16 points for DU, and three others notched double figures in its win, including Royce O’Neale’s 14, Brett Olson’s 11 and Chris Udofia’s 10. The Bears came into the game off a 10-day break for Finals but were sharp in the first half, knocking down 50 percent from the floor (12-24) to take a 31-26 lead into the break. Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill entered the game with a 19-2 career record when leading at the half, but the Bears’ defense that limited the Pioneers (7-2) to just 37 percent shooting in the first half went absent the first 10 minutes after halftime, allowing Denver to shoot 48 percent in the second 20 minutes and drop that mark of Hill’s to 19-3. Denver opened the second half on a 11-0 run, turning the Bears’ lead into a 37-31 deficit. “It’s just where we’re at right now in the process,” Hill said. “I was really, really pleased with the first 20 minutes and our growth defensively in the last 10 days. But to start that second half, that’s just where we’re at, in terms of our maturity as a team, playing this many young guys. “They’re having trouble sustaining it when there’s any type of break. We’ve got a halftime, we’ve got to be mentally strong enough and focused enough to be able to come out with that same energy when the defense is away from us—not in front of our bench—and play with the same communication level and the same sense of urgency we had the first 20 minutes. And we didn’t do that, and it lapsed for about five to eight minutes, and then we caught it back again. That’s just where this team is, and right now we’re not good enough to play for 32 minutes. We’ve got to find a way to do it for 40 [minutes].” Denver and Northern Colorado combined for 20 three-pointers, with Denver edging out Northern Colorado from long range, 11-9. But Hill thought his players got too caught up in a long-range shooting battle with the Pioneers.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 10: (11) Marquette 93, Northern Colorado 72   Saturday, Dec. 14 -- Milwaukee, Wis. (Bradley Center)   





            

         

        

          

                

           

           

        

                                                   



   







          

          

          



          

          

  

           

          

 

        

  

 





          

       

        

         

    

        

        





        

                                           

        



   

        

        







 

 

 

 

      

        







            

 

        

        

  

    

         

             

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        

 

          



        

        

 

        

        

  



        

        

        





     

GAME 11: Colorado State 92, Northern Colorado 78   Thursday, Dec. 22 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

       

        

         

    

          

          





                                                   

        

          



   

          

          



          

          

          

  

 

        

          

  

     

   

   

       

  

 

  







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Unruh’s 25 not enough in Bears’ road loss at No. 11 Marquette

Men’s basketball can’t slow Rams Or Dorian Green in home loss

MILWAUKEE -- Tate Unruh put on a show Saturday afternoon with 25 points—his second career high performance in as many games—but Northern Colorado couldn’t hang with 11th-ranked Marquette in a 93-72 road loss at the Bradley Center. True-freshman Tim Huskisson also had a career effort for the Bears, with 17 points, and junior guard Elliott Lloyd notched a career-high seven assists and four steals in Northern Colorado’s final road game of 2011. The Bears (3-7), who had to overcome Saturday an opening-tip injury to senior starter Mike Proctor, will return home Thursday night for a rivalry game against Colorado State and then open their Big Sky Conference-championship defense on Saturday, Jan. 31, with a home game against Northern Arizona. The Golden Eagles played without leading scorer Darius Johnson-Odom (team violation) but got more than enough offense, with five players in double figures in points, including Todd Mayo with 22. Marquette improved to 10-0 for just the seventh time in school history and for the first time since 2001. “Their bodies wore us down,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “We knew we would have to play well in an arena like this, but they just outmuscled us in the paint (34-18) and on the boards (43-26). You lose a guy like Mike Proctor, and that hurts. He would have been able to help in those areas.” Unruh, a redshirt-sophomore who led the Bears with 19 points Wednesday at home against Denver, hit 10-of-18 from the field Saturday and 5-of-8 from three. He scored 16 of his 25 after halftime, missing just one shot (6-7) and making all of his 3-pointers (4-4). Unruh also led the Bears with five rebounds, and his play helped Northern Colorado score 42 points in the second half and overcome Proctor’s injury and a nearly absent performance from leading-scorer Paul Garnica, who came in averaging 14.4 points per game but finished scoreless and played just 11 minutes. Redshirt-sophomore Emmanuel Addo finished with nine points, and junior Aaron Hawk-Harris, freshman Brendan Keane and Lloyd all had five points apiece. The Bears somewhat hung with Marquette for most of the first half, but the Golden Eagles went on a 12-2 run at the 6:21 mark in the first half to turn a 30-18 advantage into a 42-20 bulge at the final media break before halftime.

GREELEY -- On this exact date one year ago, Northern Colorado Basketball suffered a frustrating road loss at Louisiana-Monroe that was, without a doubt, the turning point in a season that ended with the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears are hoping that they’ll eventually look back on Thursday night’s 92-78 home loss to Colorado State as the same sort of turnaround moment as last year’s setback on the Bayou. Northern Colorado won seven straight and 10 of 12 after Christmas last season, and turned a 4-7 record into a 14-9 mark by mid-February and was well on the way toward its first Big Sky Conference Championship. Thursday’s loss to the Rams (7-4) dropped Northern Colorado to 3-8 in this campaign, including a mind-numbing 1-4 at home, with the opening game of its league-championship defense awaiting around the corner in Northern Arizona (7:30 p.m., Dec. 31). “Scoring 78 is plenty of points,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said, “but right now we don’t value the ball very much. When you look, [Colorado State] scored 24 points off our turnovers, and they’re not a team that really presses or does anything out of the ordinary defensively. That’s frustrating because those are points you’re just giving them.” Dorian Green led Colorado State to its first road win of the season by scoring a career-high 36 points on 11-of-16 shooting and 8-of-10 shooting from three-point. He converted two four-point plays in the second half, with the second pushing the Rams’ lead to 63-44, and came within one three-pointer of tying the Rams’ record for a single game. Colorado State, which finished with a season-high 13 three-pointers, and shot 59 percent from the field to turn in the best night by a Bears’ opponent since February 2009 (North Dakota, 60 percent). “They’re just not focused on [defense]. They just don’t understand the importance of it,” Hill said. “We have two guys in this program (Mike Proctor and Elliott Lloyd) who played any type of significant minutes on that team last year or the year before. I know Emmanuel [Addo] was on that team; I know Tate [Unruh] was on the team; I know Tevin [Svihovec] was around in practice. But unless you have a significant role in those seasons, you don’t understand what it takes. And they don’t understand right now. They have to be baptized and get it on their own, because that’s what kids have to do.”

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 12: Northern Colorado 80, No. Arizona 64

GAME 13: Idaho State 57, Northern Colorado 55

  Saturday, Dec. 31 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

  Monday, Jan. 2 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

 

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             

          

        



         

    

           

           

 

            

        

                                                      



   

           

           





           



         

           

           

           

  

 

        

  

 





            

         

        

    

          

          





                                                   



   

          

          

              







 

 

 

 

   

        





           

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    

       

       

       







        

    

     

  

    

   

       

  

 

Osborne’s 14, Proctor’s 13 Lead bears on New Year’s Eve GREELEY -- Connor Osborne had 14 points Saturday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, and Northern Colorado dominated inside to beat Northern Arizona 80-64 and snap a three-game losing streak. Mike Proctor added 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and Tate Unruh also had 13 points for Northern Colorado (4-8, 1-0 Big Sky). Tevin Svihovec and Paul Garnica scored 11 apiece for the Bears, the defending Big Sky regular-season and postseason champions who improved to 4-2 in Big Sky openers and 8-7 all-time against NAU (5-9, 1-1). Northern Colorado used a decided height advantage to outscore the Lumberjacks 36-14 in the paint, and it finished shooting 58.7 percent for the game -- it’s highest single-game shooting effort since a 61.1 percent game against Bethune-Cookman in November 2010. “If you look at the numbers, I couldn’t draw it up much better, in terms of numbers,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “When you shoot that percentage, it tells me that our motion was really good, and our kids followed the game plan.” Gabe Rogers led Northern Arizona with 18 points, while James Douglas added 16 for the Lumberjacks, who are 3-2 under interim coach Dave Brown. Northern Arizona has lost its last seven trips to Greeley and is 1-6 on the road this year. The teams split their meetings in the regular season a year ago before the Bears eliminated Northern Arizona in an exciting semifinal win in the 2011 Big Sky Conference Championship. Rogers sank a 3-pointer to start the second half, to pull the ‘Jacks within 43-39, but Proctor, who scored just five points in the first half, scored the game’s next six points as part of an 11-2 run that gave Northern Colorado a 54-41 lead. Rogers made his second 3-pointer of the half to get the game to 54-44, but Unruh quickly matched it with one of his own. The Associated Press contributed to this story



   

       

       

       

       

       

 

 

        

         

         

         







        



       

  

                                              



   

         

         



            



         

         

 

        

         

  

     







 

 

 

     

                                      

         





    



          

          

        

  





          

       





          

        





         

         



  

   

   

       

  

 

A few things go missing in Bears’ loss to Idaho State GREELEY -- Northern Colorado missed a game-tying layup in the final seconds Monday against Idaho State, and it also missed sophomore guard Tate Unruh in a 57-55 loss at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Unruh, the Bears’ leading scorer coming in at 13.1 points per game, went down with a left-ankle injury early in the first half and didn’t return after playing just seven minutes. Mike Proctor led Northern Colorado (4-9, 1-1 Big Sky) in Unruh’s absence with a career-high 16 points, while Paul Garnica finished with 11 and Tevin Svihovec had 10, for his third straight doubledigit scoring game. Those three combined for 14 of the Bears’ 17 turnovers, however, which the Idaho State (3-10, 1-1) turned into 22 points. Northern Colorado also couldn’t shoot its way out of multiple scoring droughts in the first and second halves. It went nearly seven minutes in the first half without a field goal and had two near fourminute stretches in the second half where its only points came from the free-throw line. Northern Colorado started the game on a lightning-quick 11-2 run but couldn’t sustain the momentum in falling to the Bengals for the first time since 2009 and the first time in Greeley since 2008. “We didn’t handle the pressure in the end-of-the-game situation, and part of that is--it’s not that the guys don’t value the ball--a big part of it, to me, is this group hasn’t been in this situation,” Bears coach B.J. Hill said. “They haven’t been in a close game yet, where it’s a one- or two-possession game down the stretch. “We didn’t react well [late in the game], and that’s my fault. That’s something I can do more in practice.” Chase Grabau paced the Bengals with 18 points, and Kenny McGowen added 16. Grabau, a senior from Boulder, made two free throws to put Idaho State ahead 55-53 with 1:57 remaining, and after forcing Proctor into a turnover Melvin Morgan hit a turnaround jumper to make it a four-point game, 57-53, with 57 seconds to play Garnica banged home a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left to make it 57-55, but he had the ball stolen by McGowen with 10 seconds remaining. The Associated Press contributed to this story

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 14: Northern Colorado 61, Sacramento st. 53   Saturday, Jan. 7 -- Sacramento, Calif. (The Nest)   





          

       

        



         

    

        

        

        







        

                                          



   

        

        







        



          

        

        

        

  

 

        

  

 





          

       

        

         

  

        

        





  

  

                                          



   

      

        

        

        







        



          

        

        

        

  

 

        

  

     



         

    

        

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  



         

    

GAME 15: Portland State 86, NOrthern Colorado 75   Thursday, Jan. 11 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 







 

 

 

 

       

        

         

    

        

        





                                           

        

        



   

        

        

        

        

        

 

 

        



        

  

     

   

   

       

  

 

  







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Svihovec’s career night leads Bears again past hornets

Bears can’t stop Vikings in second Big Sky home loss

SACRAMENTO -- Redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec put in a career-high 16 points Saturday night at Sacramento State, and Emmanuel Addo added 10 off the bench in Northern Colorado’s 61-53 Big Sky Conference win at The Nest. The Bears (5-9, 2-1 Big Sky), who held the Hornets (5-9, 0-3) to just 38 percent shooting and gave up a season-low in points, improved to 9-2 all-time against Sacramento State and won for the seventh straight time in the series. “[Our] energy, [our] focus was as good as I’ve ever seen it this year and as good as I’ve ever seen it as a head coach,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “This is definitely the best Sacramento State team that’s been here in the six years I’ve been in the Big Sky. This is a really good team. [Head coach] Brian [Katz] is doing a great job, and for us to come in here and win is a heckuva job.” The win was Northern Colorado’s first true road victory of the season (1-4), and its defensive effort was a big reason for that as it got just two points from leading scorers Tate Unruh and Paul Garnica, who were both dealing with leg injuries. Garnica stayed behind in Greeley to nurse his wounds, and Unruh finished 1-for-4 and missed all of his three-point tries (0-3). Svihovec was there to pick up the slack, though, as he continued his surge over the last month with his fourth straight double-figure scoring game in his seventh straight start. He’s now the Bears’ leading scorer (12.3 points per game) in their three Big Sky contests. He scored 12 points after halftime, helping the Bears break free from a 27-27 halftime tie and shoot 57.1 percent (12-of-21) after the break. “How good was he?” Hill said. “I mean, for a freshman to come in here and have 16 [points] and four [rebounds] and three assists and four steals and play 35 minutes … He’s got a lot of toughness and it shows, and each game since Colorado State (on Dec. 22) he’s just been getting better and better and more confident and confident.” Konner Veteto dropped in a layup at the 8:16 mark to pull Sacramento State within two, at 43-41, but a free throw from Connor Osborne (seven points), a dunk from Tim Huskisson (nine points) and a 3-pointer from Elliott Lloyd (eight points) regained the Bears a 49-41 cushion. John Dickson scored 12 points to lead the Hornets, and Joe Eberhard and Jackson Carbajal scored 11 apiece.

GREELEY -- Every time Northern Colorado Basketball got within range Thursday night, Portland State was there with an answer. The Viks entered the game shooting a Big Sky-worst 29 percent from three-point range, but they had little trouble in this one, knocking down 13-of-21 from deep in an 86-75 win at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears (5-10, 2-2 Big Sky) allowed 49 points in the first half as Portland State (8-9, 2-3) shot out to a 49-36 lead with 73 percent shooting from the field and 75 percent shooting from three. “We definitely wanted to control the paint and make them hit threes, and they did,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “But we have to adjust. We had a lot to do with how open those threes were. [The Vikings] are [NCAA] Division I players. They are good players. They play for a good coach. They’re going to hit open shots. The problem we had was they were very open. “We’re very inconsistent from our shoulders up in our habits and how we prepare, and it shows. You can’t hide. That’s what I’m trying to get across to these guys: Your daily habits show up on game night. When you don’t come to practice with that intensity, you can’t just flip the switch on game night.” The Bears pulled to within eight a few times in the second half and got to within six, 78-72, when Mike Proctor put in a layup with 2:21 to play. But Portland State, as it did time and again, bounced back with a couple free throws to push the margin back to six. Earlier, Elliott Lloyd made it 62-55 with a contested 3-pointer, but the Viks hit a couple free throws and put in a layup on their next two possessions to push their lead back to 11. Want another example? How about in the first half when Northern Colorado responded to PSU’s 20-10 game-opening run by pulling within four at 25-21 with a little more than eight minutes to play in the first half? The Viks poured water on that rally with a three-pointer and a layup on subsequent trips up the floor to lead 30-21. Proctor and Osborne both tied career highs with 16 points apiece, and Elliott Lloyd broke past the 10-point barrier for the first time this season with 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range. Paul Garnica, the Bears’ leading scorer, finished with just three points, and those came on a beyondhalf-court buzzer-beater at halftime.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12  GAME 17: Montana 76, Northern Colorado 58 

GAME 16: Northern Colorado 71, E. Washington 70   Saturday, Jan. 14 --Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

Thursday, Jan. 19 --Missoula, Mont. (Dahlberg Arena)  

 





           

        

        

         

    

         

         

         

                                                 

        



   

         

         







         



           

         

         

         

  

 

        

  





          

       

        

         

    

        

        

        







        

                                          



   







 

 

 

      

        

        

        







        



           

        

        

        

  

 

        

 

        

  

       



    

          

  

         

         





  

  

                                              



   

         

         



         

         

         

  

 

        

         

  



 



         

        

         

               

         

         





        

                                              



   

         

         

         

  

         

         



         

  

        

  

  

  

   

   

       

  

 

Timeout gaffe gives Bears fifth straight win vs. E. Washington GREELEY -- Tate Unruh converted two technical-foul free throws with 12 seconds remaining Saturday to help Northern Colorado slip past Eastern Washington 71-70 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Unruh, who finished with seven points for the Bears (6-10, 3-2 Big Sky), got a chance at the freebies after the Eagles’ Colin Chiverton called a timeout that Eastern Washington didn’t have. The Eagles did get to huddle up, but it cost them a team technical, and Unruh, now 23-of-24 from the free-throw line on the season, made them pay. The crazy play was reminiscent of Chris Webber’s famed gaffe for Michigan in the 1993 NCAA Championship game between the Wolverines and the North Carolina Tar Heels, and it turned Chiverton from a hero to a goat. His jumper with 18 seconds left had given the Eagles (9-9, 3-3) a 70-69 lead and had them on the cusp of knocking off Northern Colorado in Greeley for the first time since 2007. Instead, Unruh’s free throws and freshman Tim Huskisson’s win-sealing steal on the other end gave Northern Colorado a fifth straight win in the series and a 7-5 all-time mark against the Eagles since 1971. “He’s like the [second] all-time leading shooter in Missouri state high school basketball history from the free-throw line,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said of Unruh. “So if you’re going to have a guy at the free-throw line in that situation that’s a pretty good one to have.” Mike Proctor led the Bears with 13 points, and Tevin Svihovec added 12. Northern Colorado used nine players in the game, and all of them scored at least four points. Chiverton led all players with 21 points, and Cliff Ederaine and Parker Kelly scored 12 points apiece for Eastern Washington. The Bears took just 35 shots but made 20 of them for a 57.1 percentage from the floor. They put in 47 percent of their shots in the second half (8-17) and 71 percent from beyond the three-point line (5-7) after halftime, helping them win for the first time this season when trailing at the half (1-8). With the win and the late-game heroics from Unruh, a sophomore, and Huskisson, a freshman, Northern Colorado avoided its first three-game home losing streak in four seasons. “I think our kids took a big step toward growing up,” Hill said. “I’ve been complaining about their youth and their inexperience all year, and I think they took a big step in that second half today. It’s always good to get a win, and it’s good to get a win in front of the home crowd.”

  







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Turnovers the story in Bears’ road loss at Montana MISSOULA, Mont. -- Mike Proctor led Northern Colorado with 14 points Thursday night, and redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec (12 points) scored in double figures for the eighth straight game. But the Bears committed a season-high 28 turnovers, and Montana, led by Will Cherry’s game-high 27 points, ran away with a 76-58 home win at Dahlberg Arena. Proctor’s put-back at 9:28 in the first half put Northern Colorado (6-11, 3-3 Big Sky) ahead 28-16 before the Grizzlies (12-6, 5-1) finished the half on a 21-8 to lead 37-36 at the break. The Bears scored just three points in the final 6:40 of the first half and then were able to put just five on the board through the first 13 minutes of the second half and trailed 67-41 with a little more than seven minutes to play. Proctor continued his solid final season with the Bears with a mostly solid stat line—his nine rebounds were the most of any one on the floor, and he also had an assist, a steal and was 4-of-6 from the free-throw line—except in the turnover column, where his career-high-tying seven jump out as a definite black eye. They added to the most turnovers for a Bears team since Nov. 27, 2007, when the opponent was Johnson & Wales. “I think I’ve been a part of one game in 15 years where I’ve had that many turnovers,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “I’m at a loss for words for the way we were offensively. “It started in the first half with us. We got a 12-point lead, and we went away from what had gotten us that lead. We played the scoreboard instead of playing the game and what had made us successful to that point. “Then, in the second half, [Montana] just came out, and they had a look upon their faces like, ‘We want to take out the defending champs.’ That’s what our team hasn’t figured out yet: that they have a big ‘X’ on their back, and they have to play every possession like someone’s trying to take everything from them. We don’t play with that type of focus and sense of urgency yet as a team. To me, that was the story.” Tate Unruh and Emmanuel Addo finished with eight points apiece for Northern Colorado, and Connor Osborne chipped in six. Paul Garnica, Northern Colorado’s leading scorer coming in at 11.2 points per game, finished with just four Thursday and has scored just 12 points in the Bears’ past three games.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 18: Montana State 84, Northern Colorado 72   Saturday, Jan. 21 -- Bozeman, Mont. (Max Worthington Arena)   





            

         

        



         

    

          

          

          







        

                                                  







          



           



   

          

          

          

          

          



 

 

        

  

 





          

       

        

         

    

        

        

                                             

        

        







 

 

 

 

  

    

        



          

        

        

        

 

 

  

 

Bears can’t stop Bobcats from beyond the arc in road loss BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Mike Proctor scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting Saturday night, helping Northern Colorado shoot a road season-high 52 percent from the floor at Montana State’s Worthington Arena. The Bobcats knocked down 13 three-pointers, though—opponent three-point shooting has been a Bears bugaboo all season—and they cruised to an 84-72 win. Elliott Lloyd and Emmanuel Addo scored 13 points for Northern Colorado (6-12, 3-4 Big Sky), and Tevin Svihovec added 12 for the Bears, who dropped back-to-back Big Sky road games for the first time since last January. Montana State (10-8, 5-2) became the ninth Northern Colorado opponent this season to hit 10 or more three-pointers in a single game, and the third to do it in the Bears’ past four games. Michael Dison came off the bench for Montana State and led all players with 17 points. Christian Moon added 13 for the Bobcats, and Xavier Blount put in 12. Northern Colorado found itself in a 20-7 hole eight minutes into the game and went into halftime down 48-33 when Montana State’s Tre Johnson put in a layup as the first-half clock expired. The Bobcats pushed their advantage to 19 five minutes after halftime, at 60-41, before the Bears answered with a 10-0 run over the next two minutes to pull within 60-51. Lloyd scored six of his points in the spurt, and Paul Garnica (six points) and Svihovec added layups. A 13-4 run by Montana State over the next four minutes, however, made the score 73-55 and set the stage for Northern Colorado’s second loss to Montana State in eight meetings, dating back to the 2007-08 season. The Bears made 26 of 50 shots from the floor and shot better overall than the Bobcats (52 percent to 44.8 percent), and outrebounded them 32-30, giving them a rebounding edge in seven of eight games. Their three-point shooting defensive struggles made both of those efforts for naught. Proctor’s eight rebounds led Northern Colorado and gave him 573 in his career, one shy of John McFarland (1994-97), who finished his time with the Bears with 574 boards and in 10th place in school history.

         

               

          

         

                                               

        

  

  

  



   

         

         

         

         

         



 

 

        



         

  





        

       



        

        

   





  

   





   

        







     

GAME 19: Idaho State 94, Northern Colorado 92 (2OT)   Thursday, Jan. 26 - Pocatello, Idaho (Holt Arena) 

      

        

         

             

        

        

           

  

                                             

  



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  

     











 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Svihovec’s 30, Addo’s 28 not enough for a Bears 2OT win POCATELLO, Idaho -- Tevin Svihovec continued his first-season ascent Thursday night with a recordtying performance in Northern Colorado’s heartbreaking 99-94 double-overtime loss at Idaho State’s Holt Arena. Svihovec, a redshirt freshman who sat out last season with a foot injury, scored a team-, season- and career-high 30 points in the defeat, which dropped Northern Colorado, playing in its first overtime game since February 2010, to 6-13 on the season and 3-5 in Big Sky play. That’s the sixth-highest individual scoring game in the Bears’ NCAA Division I history (see chart below) and ties Kirk Archibeque (30 points vs. Texas State, Dec. 2004) for the highest scoring game by a Northern Colorado freshman at the Division I level. Svihovec hit 11-of-16 shots from the field in scoring in double figures for the ninth straight game. He also moved into eighth on the Big Sky’s scoring-average list in Big Sky games (14.3 points per game) and overshadowed teammate Emmanuel Addo, who scored a career-high 28 points off the bench with a 10-of-13 performance from the free-throw line. Addo’s previous career best was 17 points earlier this season against Johnson & Wales. Neither performance could help the Bears overcome their 26 turnovers, however, or keep them from losing three straight Big Sky Conference games for the first time since 2008. Chase Grabau led Idaho State (6-14, 4-4) with 30 points of his own, Melvin Morgan added 22 and Kenny McGowen put up 18. Sherrod Baldwin scored just five points for the Bengals, but they all came in the second overtime, capped by a 3-pointer with a second left on the shot clock to ice the game with 15 seconds to play. “­Unfortunately for our guys, they busted their tails, but they just didn’t execute in a couple of key situations when we needed to,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. Idaho State shot out to an 8-0 lead, which put the Bears in a familiar hole after they fell behind 8-1 to Montana State on Saturday night in Bozeman, Mont. A big reason for the early struggles were early turnovers. Northern Colorado handed possession over on three of its first four possessions and fell behind 20-9 just seven minutes into the game. The Bears, down just 38-35 at halftime, started the second half on a 12-3 run and led 47-41 with 12 minutes left in regulation.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 20: Northern Colorado 64, No. Arizona 62 (oT)   Monday, Jan. 30 -- Flagstaff, Ariz. (Rolle Activity Center)   





          

       

        



         

    

        

        

        







  

  

  

  

                                             

  



   

        

        

            





        



          

        

        

 

        





           

  

        

        

         

         

         







        

  

                                                 

  



   

         

         

 

           



         

                   

 

        

  

     

       

        

    

        

        





        

                                           

        



   

        

        

            



        

        

 

        

        

  



         

    

         



 

GAME 21: Sacramento St. 73, Northern Colorado 62   Thursday, Feb. 2 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 









 

 

 

 

  

 

   

   

       

  

 

Men’s Basketball claims second win ever at Northern Arizona FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Emmanuel Addo led Northern Colorado with 17 points Monday night, and Mike Proctor continued to climb the Bears’ career rebounds list with 17 boards in a 64-62 overtime victory at Rolle Activity Center. Proctor’s effort tied Weber State’s Frank Otis for the most single-game rebounds by a Big Sky player this season and tied former Bear Reggie York (2000-01) for the most single-game rebounds by a Northern Colorado player since 2000. The program’s previous NCAA Division I single-game rebound record was held by Kirk Archibeque (2003-08), who grabbed 15 in a game against Utah Valley State on Jan. 15, 2005. York’s performance came against Morningside College on Jan. 6, 2001. Proctor’s came against an NCAA Division I rival, in his native Arizona, and helped the Bears (7-13, 4-5 Big Sky) snap a three-game losing streak and win for just the second time ever in Flagstaff. It also moved him from 10th to eighth on Northern Colorado’s career-rebounds list with 595 in his four years with the Bears. “[Proctor] finished so many big defensive possessions for us by going up and grabbing it with two hands and being strong with the ball,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “He took a big step tonight, as did the rest of our team, and he played tremendously well, especially on the defensive end.” Sophomore guard Tate Unruh emerged from a mini-slump with 16 points Monday, and freshman Tevin Svihovec scored 11, giving him double-figure points for the 10th straight game. Those two, combined with Proctor and Addo, helped the Bears win their first overtime game since Feb. 7, 2010. That victory also came against the Lumberjacks (5-17, 1-9). Northern Colorado improved to 1-4 in road overtime games since 2006. “I’m, obviously, really, really proud of them,” Hill said. “I could see the altitude (7,000 feet) affecting them even before the first media timeout. They just didn’t have the same juice to them. All the traveling they’ve done in the last 10 days, I could see it take effect. So, to have it go an extra five minutes and to pull it out is a special effort by a special group of kids.” The Bears led by as many as nine in the second half, at 45-36, before NAU finished regulation on a 20-11 run to force Northern Colorado into its second overtime game in as many contests.

         







          

       

     

  

    

        

        





        

                                           

        



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  

     







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Bears lose touch at the line in home loss to Sacramento State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Colorado Basketball couldn’t have picked a worse time to struggle from the free-throw line. The Bears have been one of the nation’s best charity-stripe benefactors over the last few seasons— they were ranked eighth in the country last season there—but they didn’t resemble that program at all Thursday night in a 73-62 setback to Sacramento State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Northern Colorado (7-14, 4-6 Big Sky) made just 11 of 28 free-throws in the game and was never able to catch the Hornets (7-14, 2-8), who shot out to a 24-8 lead early on and never looked back. “I don’t know what motivates our guys right now,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “Because this was a game we had to have, and we were at home—hadn’t been home in awhile—and [we] just didn’t have it.” Redshirt-freshman Tevin Svihovec led all the Bears with 19 points to finish with double-figure scoring for the 11th straight game, and sophomore Connor Osborne added 11 points and Tate Unruh pitched in with nine. Sacramento State got 16 points from Dylan Garrity and 14 from Joe Eberhard and knocked off Northern Colorado for the first time since 2008 and for just the second time ever in Greeley. The Bears pulled within striking distance at nine points a few times in the second half and got to within eight, at 66-58, with 36 seconds to play. But their 14-point halftime hole proved too much to dig out of. “[Our players] just don’t understand yet what conference basketball is all about and the intensity it takes,” Hill said. “I don’t know how many games we’ve played in how many days in the last two weeks, but—it’s an excuse but it’s not—I can see the wear on them over the last 10 days. “The schedule they’ve played has been tough on them: a double-overtime game, overtime game, flying back here. It’s been tough. I don’t want it to be an excuse, but when you’ve got one senior on a team, two sophomores who haven’t played very much at all … I just don’t know what the deal is with why we come out flat, especially at home. There’s no excuse for that.” Even with the slow start, though, and even with the Hornets playing a terrific game on the road, the Bears had their chances to avoid a seventh loss at home this season by just putting a few more unguarded freebies into the bottom of the net.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 22: Weber State 93, Northern Colorado 81

GAME 23: Montana 75, Northern Colorado 68

  Saturday, Feb. 4 -- Ogden, Utah (Dee Events Center) 

  Thursday, Feb. 9 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion) 

 





           

        



         

    

        

         

         

         

                                                 

        



   







         

         

         



          

         

         

         

  

 

        

  

          







         

      

        

            

       

       

           

                                      







 

 

 

 

    

        



       



          

       

       

       

       

 

     

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        

        

  

        

        



        

  

        

  





     





   

        







       



         

             

      

        

         

    

        

        

        







        

                                          



   

        

        



           



        

        

 

        

        

  

     

   

   

       

  

 

  







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Unruh, Huskisson lead Bears in shootout loss at Weber State

Montana rallies past Bears, sweeps men’s hoops season series

OGDEN, Utah -- Four of Northern Colorado’s five starters scored in double-figures Saturday at Weber State, led by Tate Unruh’s 17, but the Bears’ defense struggled a bit in a 93-82 loss at Dee Events Center. First let’s talk about the good. Unruh made five of 11 from the field and tied a career-high with five 3-pointers, and freshman Tim Huskisson scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Connor Osborne scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Tevin Svihovec notched double-digits scoring again with 11. Emmanuel Addo came off the bench with 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds, helping Northern Colorado (7-15, 4-7 Big Sky) win the rebounding battle for the 17th time in 22 tries this season. The Bears also shot 49 percent for the game, made half of their three-point tries (10-20) and put in 13 of 18 free-throw attempts just 48 hours after missing 17 freebies in a frustrating home loss to Sacramento State. The not so good? Well, Weber State (18-4, 10-1) showed why it’s the top team in the Big Sky so far this season with a scorching first half. The Wildcats shot 60 percent from the floor before halftime (18-30) and led 54-35, scoring more points in the half than any team has against Northern Colorado in any half this season. Northern Colorado did “win” the second half, scoring 46 to Weber State’s 39, but the deficit was too much to overcome for coach B.J. Hill’s talented but young squad. “I’m proud of them,” Hill said. “They took a big step tonight. Again, we didn’t start off well—gave them way too many points off our turnovers in the first half—but freshman and new sophomores will do that against one of the best Big Sky teams I’ve seen in the six years that I’ve been in this league. “I thought we fought. I thought we continued to fight for 40 minutes. I’m proud of them. We got better, and that’s all that I can ask as a coach: that they get better every time they take the floor.” The Wildcats’ Damian Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer and a potential NBA first-round draft pick this spring, finished with 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting. He also dished out a team-high five assists. Scott Bamforth backed him for Weber State with 18 points. The Bears were down 21-9 six minutes into the game but went on an 8-2 run over the next two minutes to pull within six, at 23-17, with 11:50 to play. After withstanding Weber State’s initial haymaker, Hill’s group seemed like it was poised to put up a fight in a tough road environment. The Wildcats finished the half with a 31-18 run, though, and then started the second half with an 11-5 run to take complete control at 65-39.

GREELEY -- As it has more than a few times this season, Northern Colorado Basketball took a big and early punch to the chin in the first few minutes Thursday night of its 75-68 loss to Montana at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion. The Grizzlies hit their first five 3-pointers and missed just one shot (from the floor or the free-throw line) through the game’s first seven-plus minutes and led 25-13 before the Bears even knew what hit them. At that point it looked like Montana (18-6, 11-1 Big Sky) was going to run roughshod all over the home team. But, unlike its done very often this year, B.J. Hill’s young Northern Colorado squad (7-16, 4-8) picked itself up off the mat and shoved right back, taking a lead about six minutes later, at 26-25, and led by as many as seven in the second half, at 46-39. The Bears just couldn’t sustain that momentum against one of the Big Sky’s best teams this season and faded down the stretch. They surrendered 27 turnovers in the loss—that’s 55 giveaways in two games against Montana this season—and just looked dazed and frustrated toward the end after having so much success early on. “We showed that we can take a punch and throw one back, and [we] executed really well,” Hill said. “We did what we practiced and what we game-planned. And then Montana does what good programs and what teams that are fighting for championships do: they counterpunched and cranked up their intensity. That’s the next step that our young team needs to learn how to do. “Our problem is that right now we don’t do a good job of adjusting on the go, in terms of going, ‘OK they’re going to go to a three-quarters court press, we’ve turned it over a couple times, this is what we need to do.’ We didn’t do that tonight.” Mike Proctor led the Bears with a career-high 18 points. He made six of eight shots from the field and converted six of his eight free-throw tries. He’s elevated his game in his final run through the Big Sky slate, and he’s up to and 11 points and eight rebounds-per-game average. Sophomore Tate Unruh scored 11 points in the first half Thursday and continued his surge of late with 15 points overall. Connor Osborne added 12 points, two blocks and led all players with seven rebounds as Northern Colorado (the Big Sky’s best rebounding team) outrebounded Montana 33-24.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 24: Northern Colorado 77, Montana STate 64   Saturday, Feb. 11 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion)  





           

        



         



        

    

         

         





         

                                               

        

  

  

  



   

         

         







         



          

         

         

         

  

 

        

  

          







          

       

     

  

    

        

        

        

     

  

  

                                          

        



   

        

        









 

 

 

 

 

  

   

    

        



          

  

    

  

 

Bears sizzle the nets in rallying past Montana State GREELEY -- The overall results this season haven’t quite been what Northern Colorado Basketball fans had gotten used to over the last few seasons, but the Bears provided another glimpse Saturday afternoon into a future that seems filled with promise. Northern Colorado downed Montana State 77-64 in overtime, handing the Bobcats (11-13, 6-7) their fourth straight loss in Greeley and avenging a 84-72 road loss earlier this year to Montana State. But that only tells part of the story. To get a full feel for what the Bears (8-16, 5-8 Big Sky) pulled off, take a look a little deeper into the box score. There you’ll see a dominant offensive effort in a come-from-behind win from a team that was led in scoring by two sophomores (Tate Unruh and Emmanuel Addo) and a freshman (Tevin Svihovec). Unruh scored a game-high 20 points and didn’t miss a 3-pointer (4-4), Svihovec added 15 points and dished out a career-high five assists, and Addo scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including making all two of his three-point tries. Those three led a Bears’ effort that ended with a 63 percent night from beyond the three-point arc (10-16), scored 22 points in the five-minute overtime period alone and won a game after trailing at halftime for just the second time this season. Head coach B.J. Hill’s “Baby Bears” came into Saturday leading the nation in three-point shooting (43.7 percent) and likely distanced themselves even farther from second place with their sizzling performance. “I really thought we were going to pull it out in regulation, but, heck, it went to overtime and our guys played great,” Unruh said. “We fought hard and pulled it out in the end. It was a great win. We just came out and kind of punched them in the mouth in the second half and got our mojo back. And, gosh, everyone contributed. That was such a great team win [and] fun to be a part of.” Montana State led 42-28 three minutes into the second half and seemed well on its way toward winning in Greeley for the first time since 2007. The Bears flipped a switch, though, and finished the game on an amazing 49-22 run. They shot just 35 percent in the first half (7-20) but found their rhythm after halftime and hit 59 percent from the floor (13-22) in the second half.

         

    

        

        

        

                                             

        



   

        

        

        

  

        

        



        

  

        

  





                 

       





        

   





        

        





     

GAME 25: E. Washington 79, Northern Colorado 76   Wednesday, Feb. 15 -- Cheney, Wash. (Reese Court) 

      

        

         

    

        

        

        

           

                                          



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  

     







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

Men’s Basketball gives one away to Eastern Washington CHENEY, Wash. -- Parker Kelly’s 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining Wednesday night put Eastern Washington ahead for good and sent Northern Colorado Basketball home with a numbing 79-76 loss at Reese Court. The Bears (8-17, 5-9 Big Sky) led 50-33 early in the second half and seemed on the verge of downing the Eagles (12-14, 6-7) for the sixth straight time. But Kelly, who scored all nine of his points after halftime, and Collin Chiverton, who scored 14 of his 22 points after the break, had other ideas and led Eastern Washington past Northern Colorado for the first time since 2009. Redshirt-sophomore Connor Osborne led the Bears with a career-high 17 points and team-high seven rebounds, and Tate Unruh added 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the three-point stripe. Paul Garnica came off the bench with 14 points, giving Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill double-digit points for the first time since Jan. 2 (Idaho State). “[The Eagles] made some big-time shots,” Hill said to 1310-AM KFKA following the game. “We wanted them to hit threes, but we gave up too many easy baskets in the second half. We had a little lack of communication defensively. “Bottom line is: what you saw is a young team that hadn’t been in this specific situation. Each game seems to be a new test with these guys, and this was a new test they hadn’t been in: up double-digits, on the road … how do you put your foot on somebody’s throat and finish a game? We didn’t respond well. When they turned up the pressure we didn’t handle it real well. “To me, that was the difference. When [Eastern Washington] cranked it up, we didn’t play with the same type of confidence and poise that we did in the first half.” The Bears in the last couple weeks have moved to the top line nationally in three-point field-goal percentage, and that number got even better Wednesday (from 44.5 percent to 45.2 percent) with a 10-of-16 effort, including Unruh and Garnica’s 8-of-11 night. The Bears shot 45.7 percent from the floor before halftime and made seven of their first eight longrange tries to take a 43-29 lead into the break. Northern Colorado led by 16, at 62-46, with 11:25 to play when Garnica banged home a three, but it scored just five points in the next seven minutes and held only a two-point lead, at 67-65, with 4:55 remaining.

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

GAME RECAPS

2011-12

GAME 26: Northern colorado 81, Cal Poly 73   Saturday, Feb. 18 -- Greeley, Colo. (Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion)   





            

         

        

         

    

          

          

          

           

                                                  



   

          

          

          

          

 

  

          

        



          

  

 





          

       

        

         

              

        

        





        

                                          



   

        

        



        

        

        

  

 

        

        

  

     







 

 

 

 

  

   

   

       

  

 

‘Tevinsanity’ leads Bears in another BracketBusters win GREELEY -- There’s been a lot of focus this season on what Northern Colorado Basketball doesn’t have. The Bears entered the season coming off an incredible two-year run that saw them set a school record for wins in 2010 and earn last season their first-ever Big Sky Conference regular-season and postseason championships and NCAA Tournament berth. Northern Colorado also began this season without some program stalwarts that helped them author those memorable seasons. And it has seemed like the Bears have been suffering from a bit of a hangover from all those good memories in the last two years. And if so, it seems like the Bears’ 81-73 victory against Cal Poly on Saturday night, part of ESPN BracketBusters, might be the perfect time for Northern Colorado fans to turn their gaze toward the future. Because it was here tonight that guard Tevin Svihovec did something that no one else has—no one!—in the Bears’ NCAA Division I history. He scored 34 points against the Mustangs (15-13) at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, surpassing the 33 points Will Figures put in Feb. 13, 2010, which for more than two years had been Northern Colorado’s high-water mark. Figures is one of the great players in Northern Colorado Basketball history, and he was a senior in that game. Svihovec? He’s a redshirt-freshman, who played in just his 26th collegiate basketball game Saturday. “Tevin makes you a lot better coach,” Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. “He’s a special kid, and I think what does it, what gives him the confidence to go out and make those plays, is his level of mental maturity and mental toughness for a redshirt freshman far surpasses any other freshman I’ve ever had the chance to coach.” “I had fun, playing and doing that,” Svihovec said. “My teammates just fed me the ball, and I felt good, and I felt like they were confident in me, and we played together and got a great win.” “Tevinsanity!,” Emmanuel Addo added, in homage to current New York Knick Jeremy Lin and the “Linsanity” craze sweeping the NBA . “He was hot, and we just tried to give him the ball whenever we could, and he put us on his back and carried us to victory.”

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


  GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3             Overall record: 9-17 ConFERENCE: 5-9 2-9 Neutral: 2-0   Home: 5-8 Away: 

NORTHERN COLORADO RESULTS     

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

  

        

      

          

          

    

 



 

          

   

 

      

    

    

                          

                  

   

2011-12

                            

 



   







   

   

   

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


 GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3    

   

   

OVERALL STATISTICS

Overall record: 9-17 ConFERENCE: 5-9 Home: 5-8 Away: 2-9 Neutral: 2-0 

           



              

                              

       



           

           

 

 

           

           

     

     

                              

           

           

   

             

           

                          

           



   

   

 

2011-12

  

                                                                                                                                              

                           

           

  

   

                          

                         

           





           

           

   

 

                          

                          

 

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


  GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3    ConFERENCE: 5-9 Home: 3-4 Away: 2-5

   

   

BIG SKY STATISTICS 

           



              



           

           

 

 

                              

       

     

           

           

           

           

           

   

  

           

  



       

           

                                 

                           

             

              



   

   

                                            

           

 

           

   

              

           

2010-11

           

  

                                              

             

              





           

           

 

 

              

 

  

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


  GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3    

   

   

STATISTICS IN LAST FIVE GAMES

Overall record: 2-3 ConFERENCE: 1-3 Home: 2-1 Away: 0-2 Neutral: -

         





            

         

         

 

 

                              

       

     

         

                              

         

                   

         

  

         



      

 

                                       

   

     

   



   

   

                                      

         

 

2011-12

         

         

         

   

 

 

     

  



                                                

    

     



           

     

 

  

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


 GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3    

   

   

STATISTICS IN GAMES WON

Overall record: 9-0 ConFERENCE: 5-0 Home: 5-0 Away: 2-0 Neutral: 2-0 

           



              



           

           

 

 

                              

       

     

           

                              

           

           

           

           

  

           

       



  

                                       

      

         

   



   

   

                                            

           

 

           

   

         

           

2011-12

           

  

                                              

        

         





           

           

 

 

         

 

  

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


 GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3    

   

   

STATISTICS IN GAMES LOST

Overall record: 0-17 ConFERENCE: 0-9 Home: 0-7 Away: 0-9 Neutral: -

           



              



           

           

 

 

                              

       

     

           

           

           

           

           

  

           



          

           

                                 

                           

 

        

                 

   



   

   

                                            

           

 

                

                 

           

2011-12

           

  

                                              

                

                 





           

           

 

 

                 

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NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

TEAM GAME-BY-GAME ANALYSIS Overall record: 9-17                           

  ConFERENCE: 5-9 Home: 5-8 Away: 2-9 Neutral: 2-0

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                                                    

2011-12                                                      

                          

                          

                          

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NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

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INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME ANALYSIS

2011-12

Overall record: 9-17 ConFERENCE: 5-9 Home: 5-8 Away: 2-9 Neutral: 2-0 

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                         

                         

                         

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                         

                         

 

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                         

                         

                         

 

                         

 

                         

                               

                         

                         

                         

 

                         

 

                         

 

                         

 

                         

   

                         

                         

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS


GAME 27: WEBER STATE THURSDAY, FEB. 23 BUTLER-HANCOCK SPORTS PAVILION SERIES HISTORY: WILDCATS, 8-3

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XZAIVIER JAMES 5-9 • 160 • So • G Greeley, Colo.

AARON HAWK-HARRIS 6-4 • 205 • Jr • G/F Los Angeles, Calif.

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PAUL GARNICA 6-0 • 160 • So • G San Antonio, Texas

TEVIN SVIHOVEC 6-2 • 200 • RSFr • G Kingwood, Texas

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TATE UNRUH 6-4 • 170 • RSSo • G Branson, Mo.

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10 ODESSA LEAR 6-5 • 200 • Fr • F Denver, Colo.

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BRENDAN KEANE 6-9 • 225 • Fr • F Alameda, Calif.

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11 ELLIOTT LLOYD 6-2 • 165 • RSJr • G Houston, Texas

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TIM HUSKISSON 6-5 • 200 • Fr • F Willard, Calif.

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EMMANUEL ADDO 6-8 • 220 • RSSo • F/C Toronto, Ontario

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BRYCE DOUVIER 6-7 • 220 • Fr • F Sedgwick, Kan.

JAMES DAVIS JR. 6-0 • 185 • Fr • G San Lorenzo, Calif.

DYLAN ELIAS 6-0 • 185 • Fr • G San Angelo, Texas

KENDALL GODLEY 6-4 • 190 • Fr • G Colorado Springs, Colo.

CONNOR OSBORNE 6-9 • 250 • RSSo • C Littleton, Colo.

MIKE PROCTOR 6-8 • 225 • Sr • F/C Phoenix, Ariz.

B.J. HILL Head coach

SHAWN ELLIS Assistant coach

RYAN MARTIN Assistant coach

LOGAN BEAN Assistant coach

ADAM GORDON Director of operations

ANTHONY URRUTIA Graduate asst. manager

NORTHERN COLORADO BASKETBALL 2011 BIG SKY CHAMPIONS 2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND 2010 CIT QUARTERFINALS THREE STRAIGHT POSTSEASONS

GAME NOTES  

Game notes I created from scratch for use during the 2011-12 Northern Colorado Men's Basketball season. These are the final notes I authored...

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