It’s Tournament Time – CU Men & UNC Women Win – CSU Men Out
Two local teams advanced last night in their conference tournaments. One did not. The CU Buffs men’s basketball team advanced the Pac-12 Championship last night and the UNC Lady Bears advanced to Big Sky Championship. The CSU men were bounced from the Mountain West Tournament last night by top-seeded San Diego State.
The UNC Bears women’s basketball team earned a spot in the Big Sky Championship game last night with a win over Montana State. The Lady Bears beat the Bobcats 51-43 in the Semi-Final game. It’s the 1st time in school history that Northern Colorado has a chance to play their way in the the NCAA tournament. The Bears take on the tournament-host and Big Sky regular season champion Idaho State Bengals tonight in the Championship. The game is set to tip off at 5:00 p.m. and can be seen on Altitude 2.
The CU Buffs men’s basketball team is in the Pac-12 Championship. Colorado earned a spot in the title game by defeating #2 seed Cal 70-59 last night in the semis. The Buffaloes will take on Arizona in the Pac-12 Final this afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Championship game is at 4 this afternoon on CBS. If the Buffs win they are automatically be in the NCAA tournament, but they will likely get an at-large berth anyway.
The CSU men’s basketball team was knocked out of the Mountain West Tournament last night by top-seeded San Diego State. The Aztecs beat the Rams 79-69 in the semi-final match-up. San Diego State will meet New Mexico in the Mountain West Championship today! The Rams finish their season with a record of 20-11. Colorado state will now sit and wait to see if they get an invitation to the Big Dance. The NCAA selection show is Sunday.