Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball

The Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big Sky Conference.

Northern Colorado Bears
2018–19 Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of Northern Colorado
Head coachJeff Linder (2nd season)
ConferenceBig Sky
LocationGreeley, Colorado
ArenaBank of Colorado Arena
(Capacity: 2,992)
NicknameBears
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2011
Conference Tournament Champions
2011
Conference Regular Season Champions
2011

Postseason history

NCAA Division I tournament results

The Bears have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament once, where they lost to San Diego State in 2011.[2]

YearRoundOpponentResultUNC Head Coach
2011Second RoundSan Diego StateL 50–68B. J. Hill

NCAA Division II tournament results

The Bears have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 1–6.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1964Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Southeast Missouri State
Lamar
L 79–83
L 85–116
1965Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Minnesota State–Moorhead
Minnesota–Duluth
L 73–74
L 58–86
1966Regional SemifinalsNorth DakotaL 71–84
1989Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Alaska–Fairbanks
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
W 92–70
L 88–89 OT

CIT results

The Bears have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) three times. Their combined record is 5–2. They were CIT champions in 2018.

YearRoundOpponentResultUNC Head Coach
2010First Round
Quarterfinals
Loyola Marymount
Pacific
W 86–76
L 59–63
Tad Boyle
2014First RoundTexas A&M–Corpus ChristiL 71–82B. J. Hill
2018Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Gmae
Drake
San Diego
Sam Houston State
UIC
W 81–72
W 86–75
W 99–80
W 76–71
Jeff Linder

References

  1. UNC Style Guide (PDF). May 18, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2016.


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