Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team.
The coach is making his second-consecutive appearance in the tournament, this year with Colorado State - the fourth team he's led to the NCAAs. Last year, he guided Southern Mississippi to the tournament.
Colorado State (25-8) is back thanks to Eustachy, and senior transfer Colton Iverson. After averaging just over five points a game in three years at Minnesota, the forward/center is averaging 14.7 per points contest to help lead the eighth-seeded Rams into Thursday's second-round Midwest Regional game against No. 9 seed Missouri (23-10).
Eustachy, 57, has also taken Iowa State and Utah State to the NCAA tournament, and the Rams' return to the postseason is an indication of how well his latest move is going - albeit not easy.
''This is my fifth time at being a first-year coach at this level and this has been the most difficult, if you will, as far as expectations,'' said Eustachy, who has also taken Utah State,...