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Buffs Play 4Kay, Welcome Back '92 Big 8 Tourney Champs

Feb 15, 2012

BOULDER - Join the University of Colorado women's basketball team for a special celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, as the Buffaloes host the University of Utah at 5 p.m. at the Coors Events Center.

CU will hold its annual Play 4Kay game to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, the Buffaloes will welcome back nearly two dozen women's basketball alumni and recognize the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Big 8 Conference Tournament championship team.

Play 4Kay, formerly known as WBCA Pink Zone, is an initiative that allows a nation of coaches to raise awareness and funds for cancer research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The official charity is the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named for the late N.C. State head women's basketball coach who served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay after her third recurrence of breast cancer in 2006. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009.

Since 2006, thousands have joined Coach Yow's team in the fight against breast cancer and raised over $1.5 million for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Colorado will wear its special white jersey with pink trim as well as pink shoes.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday, and those that do can purchase general admission tickets for only $3. Additionally, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a free pink CU women's basketball T-Shirt.

Colorado's 1992 Big 8 Tournament champions will be introduced at halftime of Saturday's game. The 1991-92 Buffaloes lost their first three Big 8 games, but rebounded to win their next 11 regular season games and sweep through Kansas State, Nebraska and No. 13 ranked Kansas for their second Big 8 Tournament title.

The 1991-92 squad finished 22-9 overall and sparked a run of six straight NCAA Tournament appearances including Elite Eights in 1993 and 1995.

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