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PROVO, Utah (Mar. 12, 2007) - BYU's women's basketball team (23-9) is making its eighth NCAA appearance starting this Saturday. The Cougars, a no. 11 seed plays Louisville (26-7), the no. 6 seed on Sat., Mar. 17 at 5 p.m., PT. All games will be played at Galen Center on the USC campus.
BYU was an at-large selection in this year's 64-team NCAA Women's Basketball Championships.
"I'm excited for our team and this program," said head coach Jeff Judkins. "This is something we have been working for all season and I'm happy for our players and our coached who have worked so hard to get to this point."
The Cougars are one of three MWC schools to compete. New Mexico and TCU are also in this year's championships. The Lobos were an automatic team after winning the MWC Championships in Las Vegas last week.
Louisville, from the Big East Conference was also an at-large selection. They are making their 11th appearance and have a 3-10 record in the NCAA tournament.
"Louisville will be a great matchup for us, and I am familiar with coach Cullen from his days at CSU," added Judkins. "They like their post players to shoot the ball and I think our size will be to our advantage."
ASU and UC Riverside are the other two teams in the First Round games. The winners advance to the Round of 32 and play on Monday, Mar. 19. The Cougars beat UC Riverside on Dec. 20, 66-57 in Provo.
All of BYU's games will air live on the internet at www.byuradio.org. Saturday's game will also air on ESPN2. All first- and second-round games will are available in their entirety on ESPN Full Court. Go to www.ncaasports.com for updated on game time.
Tickets prices for the games will be announced as soon as they become available.