Team preview: Northern Arizona

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 28, 2009, 2:30 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Mike Adras has coached one of the most consistent teams in the Big Sky Conference for a decade. Eight of his teams have reached some form of postseason play -- whether it be the conference tournament, NIT, or NCAA -- in Adras' tenure in Flagstaff. So when last year's club struggled to an eight-win season, finished eighth out of nine teams in the conference, and failed to make the Big Sky Tournament, some eyebrows were raised.