After splitting conference games this season, these two Big Sky rivals provide an enticing match-up in the first round of tournament play.
Talk about a rough start. Mike Proctor was injured on the opening tip and Northern Colorado went on to a 93-72 loss at No. 11 Marquette on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 senior forward, who was averaging 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, appeared hurt his right ankle and did not return.
The basketball court once provided a shelter for Northern Colorado senior Devon Beitzel, a place to escape a crumbling home life that included a mother battling drug addictions and a father in constant legal trouble.
Much of the reason for the University of Northern Colorado’s success on the basketball court this season lies with their star guard Devon Beitzel. Vic Lombardi talked to Beitzel about the difficulties he’s had in his personal life and how he has overcome them.