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Utah Utes basketball: Ute women open tourney vs. Colorado Buffs

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University of Utah women's basketball head coach Anthony Levrets talks to his team during a game against BYU at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

University of Utah women’s basketball head coach Anthony Levrets talks to his team during a game against BYU at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

LOS ANGELES — Just like the men's team, the Utah women will face Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament on Wednesday. The seventh-seeded Utes (15-14, 8-10) take on the 10th-seeded Buffaloes (17-12, 6-12) at USC's Galen Center at 6 p.m., MT.

Utah coach Anthony Levrets is proud of how his team has played down the stretch, winning five of their last seven games.

"We have accomplished a lot through a lot of adversity," Levrets said in a released statement. "We are going to do everything we can to prepare for Colorado and hopefully go out and have our best performance."

Levrets added that no matter what happens, he feels like the Utes have peaked at the right time.

"Our kids feed off the excitement of the postseason," Levrets explained. "This program has a proud tradition and we want to make our own memories."

Utah has won eight conference tournament titles since 1989, including last year's Mountain West crown in Las Vegas.

GAME NOTES: The Utes and Buffaloes split their two regular-season matchups. Colorado prevailed in the Huntsman Center 58-52 on Dec. 31 and Utah won the rematch in Boulder on Feb. 18, 61-56 in overtime . . . Taryn Wicijowski (12.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg) was named second-team all-conference, while teammate Michelle Plouffe (14.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg) made honorable mention . . . Janita Badon received honorable mention all-defense recognition.

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Pac-12 Tournament

No. 7 Utah vs. No. 10 Colorado

Wednesday, 6 p.m., MT

Galen Center, Los Angeles

Radio: 700AM