Team: Colorado Buffaloes
Conference: Pac-12 Conference
Coach: Tad Boyle
Record: 22-11, 10-8 in conference
KenPom Rank: 55
Good wins: Over Oregon, Arizona and California at home.
Impact Players: Josh Scott and Wesley Gordon are excellent shot blockers; their work allows the Buffs to have one of the shortest lengths of possession on defense in the country while not forcing turnovers. The Buffs hold opponents to 44% inside the arc as well.
They are not great scorers - though the Buffs do hit nearly 39% of their outside shots behind George King and former Providence player Josh Fortune. Point guard play from Dom Collier and Thomas Akyazili will tell their tale.
How did they get in?: The Pac-12 is seen as strong, so a 10-8 record was enough for an 8-seed, given their wins. And despite the fact that they were outscored in conference play, which is never a good sign
How far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament?: First round knockout. Tad Boyle is an excellent coach, despite having one win in three tries in the NCAA Tournament. But this team lacks a lot of what it takes to win, except height.
Last time in the NCAA Tournament: 2014.