Preview: Colorado Buffaloes
The Buffs can make the tourney again, this time by pushing the pace
2012-13: 21-12 (10-8 Pac-12) Lost to Illinois 57-49, NCAA round of 64
In-conference offense: 0.99 points per possession (8th)
In-conference defense: 0.96 points per possession (1st)
In the two-year history of the Pac-12, California and Colorado are the lone schools -- not Arizona, not UCLA -- who can boast a pair of NCAA tournament trips. In the context of the program's history, that's a remarkable accomplishment for the Buffaloes. Already, they've reached the NCAA tournament as many times in their new conference as they did in a decade and a half in the Big 12 -- and more often than during their final 33 years in the Big Eight.
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