The Colorado Buffaloes roll into the NCAA Tournament after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 53-51 on Saturday to win the Pac-12 Tournament. The conference title earned the Buffaloes a No. 11 seed, and first round matchup with UNLV in the South Region. Colorado enters the game 23-11 overall, 11-7 in conference. UNLV is 26-8, 9-5.
Last we saw the Rebels, they were dropped by New Mexico in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament. UNLV is led by sophomore forward Mike Moser, who averages a team-high 14.1 points per game.
Four Colorado players enter the NCAA Tournament with scoring averages in the double-digits. Senior shooting guard Carlon Brown's 12.6 scoring average is a team-high.
Game time/date: 7:57 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012
Location: University Arena, Albuquerque, NM