2010–11 Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball team

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2010–11 Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball
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Big Sky Regular Season and Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big Sky Conference
2010–11 record 21–11 (13–3 Big Sky)
Head coach B.J. Hill
Assistant coach Shawn Ellis
Assistant coach Chris Craig
Assistant coach Ryan Martin
Home arena Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion
Seasons
2010–11 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 13 3   .813     21 11   .656
Montana 12 4   .750     21 11   .656
Weber State 11 5   .688     18 14   .563
Northern Arizona 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
Montana State 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Eastern Washington 7 9   .438     10 20   .333
Portland State 5 11   .313     14 16   .467
Idaho State 4 12   .250     9 20   .310
Sacramento State 4 12   .250     7 21   .250
2011 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Northern Colorado Bears men's basketball team represented Northern Colorado University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bears, led by first year head coach B. J. Hill, played their home games at the Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion and are members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 21–11, 13–3 in Big Sky play to capture the Big Sky regular season championship. They also won the 2011 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to receive an automatic bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, their first tournament bid in school history. In the tournament, they lost in the second round to San Diego State.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Emmanuel Addo Forward/Center 6–8 220 Freshman Northfield, Minnesota
1 Xzaivier James Guard 5–9 160 Freshman Greeley, Colorado
2 Lee Hall Guard 5–9 155 Junior Denver, Colorado
3 Paul Garnica Guard 6–0 160 Freshman San Antonio, Texas
4 Kevin Hanes Center 6–10 220 Sophomore Monument, Colorado
5 Tevin Svihovec Guard 6–2 200 Freshman Kingwood, Texas
10 Chris Kaba Forward 6–8 190 Senior Gary, Indiana
11 Elliott Lloyd Guard 6–4 165 Sophomore Houston, Texas
15 Tat Unruh Guard 6–4 170 Freshman Branson, Missouri
23 Mike Bedford Guard/Forward 6–4 185 Sophomore Plano, Texas
31 Dave Arnold Guard 6–3 200 Sophomore Highlands Ranch, Colorado
32 Devon Beitzel Guard 6–1 180 Senior Lafayette, Colorado
33 Neal Kingman Forward 6–7 220 Senior Greeley, Colorado
34 Connor Osborne Center 6–9 250 Sophomore Littleton, Colorado
41 Mike Proctor Forward/Center 6–8 225 Junior Phoenix, Arizona
44 Taylor Montgomery Forward/Center 6–7 245 Senior Aurora, Colorado

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2010*
7:05 PM
Western State W 93–61 
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,276)
Greeley, CO
Regular season
11/12/2010*
7:05 PM
Tabor College W 93–52  1–0
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,063)
Greeley, CO
11/16/2010*
7:05 PM
Wyoming W 67–53  2–0
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,051)
Greeley, CO
11/16/2010*
3:00 PM, FSAZ
at Arizona
IBN Las Vegas Invitational
L 70–93  2–1
McKale Center (12,057)
Tucson, AZ
11/23/2010*
7:00 PM
at Santa Clara
IBN Las Vegas Invitational
L 84–87  2–2
Leavey Center (1,249)
Santa Clara, CA
11/26/2010*
7:00 PM
vs. Valparaiso
IBN Las Vegas Invitational
L 61–76  2–3
Orleans Arena (4,010)
Paradise, NV
11/27/2010*
7:00 PM
vs. Bethune–Cookman
IBN Las Vegas Invitational
W 69–45  3–3
Orleans Arena (5,120)
Paradise, NV
12/04/2010*
7:35 PM
Black Hills State W 84–52  4–3
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,056)
Greeley, CO
12/12/2010*
4:00 PM, BTN
at No. 16 Illinois L 76–86  4–4
Assembly Hall (14,814)
Champaign, IL
12/18/2010*
5:30 PM, FSNRM
at Denver L 68–71  4–5
Magness Arena (3,460)
Denver, CO
12/20/2010*
7:00 PM
at Colorado State L 61–75  4–6
Moby Arena (4,680)
Fort Collins, CO
12/22/2010*
7:00 PM
at Louisiana–Monroe L 75–78  4–7
Fant–Ewing Coliseum (775)
Monroe, LA
12/29/2010
7:05 PM
at Portland State W 79–66  5–7 (1–0)
Peter Stott Center (823)
Portland, OR
12/31/2010
3:05 PM
at Eastern Washington W 75–73  6–7 (2–0)
Reese Court (1,001)
Cheney, WA
01/06/2011
7:05 PM
Montana W 63–45  7–7 (3–0)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,115)
Greeley, CO
01/08/2011
7:05 PM, Altitude
Montana State W 72–58  8–7 (4–0)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,897)
Greeley, CO
01/13/2011
7:25 PM
Idaho State W 57–37  9–7 (5–0)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,513)
Greeley, CO
01/20/2011
7:05 PM
at Sacramento State W 77–72  10–7 (6–0)
Colberg Court (429)
Sacramento, CA
01/22/2011
7:05 PM
Weber State W 65–46  11–7 (7–0)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,299)
Greeley, CO
01/29/2011
7:00 PM, Altitude
at Weber State L 71–72  11–8 (7–1)
Dee Events Center (7,505)
Ogden, UT
01/31/2011
6:37 PM
at Northern Arizona L 54–65  11–9 (7–2)
Walkup Skydome (722)
Flagstaff, AZ
02/03/2011
7:05 PM
Eastern Washington W 63–53  12–9 (8–2)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,556)
Greeley, CO
02/05/2011
7:05 PM
Portland State W 85–72  13–9 (9–2)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,222)
Greeley, CO
02/10/2011
7:05 PM
at Montana State W 85–72  14–9 (10–2)
Worthington Arena (3,157)
Bozeman, MT
02/12/2011
7:05 PM
at Montana L 42–55  14–10 (10–3)
Dahlberg Arena (6,542)
Missoula, MT
02/19/2011*
6:30 PM, Altitude2
at New Mexico State
ESPN BracketBusters
W 82–80  15–10
Pan American Center (5,244)
Las Cruces, NM
02/21/2011*
7:05 PM
North Dakota W 87–69  16–10
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,931)
Greeley, CO
02/26/2011
7:05 PM
Northern Arizona W 72–71  17–10 (11–3)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (2,755)
Greeley, CO
02/28/2011
7:05 PM
at Idaho State W 77–74  18–10 (12–3)
Holt Arena (1,983)
Pocatello, ID
03/02/2011
7:10 PM
Sacramento State W 84–54  19–10 (13–3)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (3,012)
Greeley, CO
Big Sky Conference Tournament
3/8/11
8:00 PM, Altitude
Northern Arizona
Semifinals
W 73–70  20–10
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (3,003)
Greeley, CO
3/9/11
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Montana
Championship Game
W 65–60  21–10
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (3,182)
Greeley, CO
NCAA Tournament
3/17/2011*
2:40 PM, TNT
vs. No. 6 San Diego State
Second Round
L 50–68  21–11
McKale Center (10,101)
Tucson, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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