Women's NCAA Tournament 2013 bracket and schedule: Colorado faces Kansas in first round

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The Buffaloes will be at home for the first round of the tournament and facing an opponent they have seen many times.

The fifth-seeded Colorado women face a familiar foe when they take on No. 12 Kansas to open up the 2013 NCAA Women's tournament on Saturday. The two teams spent many years as conference-mates before the Buffaloes' move to the Pac-12 in 2011.

Colorado hasn't participated in the tournament since 2004, and it gets the advantage against Kansas this time around as hosts in Boulder. The Buffaloes could play the first two rounds on their home floor. Should they get by the Jayhawks on Saturday, they would face the winner of South Dakota State and South Carolina in the Round of 32.

The survivor of the Boulder pod will head to the Sweet 16 in Norfolk, Va. Their most likely opponent in that round would be Norfolk Region No. 1 Notre Dame.

The Buffaloes are one of four Pac-12 teams in the tournament. No. 3 UCLA faces No. 14 Stetson in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, while No. 2 Cal takes on No. 15 Fresno State in Lubbock, Texas. Top-seeded Stanford takes the court Sunday against No. 16 Tulsa.

A complete NCAA Women's tournament bracket can be found here. A schedule of the games in Boulder is below (all times Mountain, games televised on ESPN2):

Saturday, Mar. 23

Boulder, Colo.

No. 13 South Dakota State vs. No. 4 South Carolina, 2:10 p.m.

No. 12 Kansas vs. No. 5 Colorado, 4:30 p.m.

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