Buffs hope to parlay magical March into big encore

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- If there's a target on the Colorado Buffaloes' backs to go with the trophy they hoisted for winning the Pac-12 basketball tournament title last March, coach Tad Boyle doesn't see it.

Boyle notes his team had a great four-game run at the end of the year and won an NCAA tournament game but only finished fifth in the league.

While that's a far cry from their days as the dregs of the Big 12, the Buffaloes -- younger and more athletic -- have to build on that senior-driven success of last season in order to challenge for another NCAA tournament berth.