UCCS Earns No. 3 Seed, Hosts No. 6 Christian Tuesday Night

By Jared Verner published March 2, 2013

Shootout Bracket (.pdf)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball will be the No. 3 seed in the 2013 RMAC Shootout and will host No. 6 seed Colorado Christian in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m., in the Gallogly Events Center. It will be the first home playoff game for the women's basketball program since the 2001-02 season.

The Mountain Lions earned the No. 3 seed with a 16-6 conference record, the same record as No. 4 seed Fort Lewis, but an 86-85 advantage in the approved rating system provided the tiebreaker for UCCS. The Mountain Lions defeated the Cougars 80-64 in the only meeting between the two teams this season on Jan. 19 in Lakewood, Colo.

UCCS is making its second straight RMAC Shootout appearance and the fifth appearance in program history. The No. 3 seed is the highest in program history.

Tickets for Tuesday's game will only be available at the door. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors age 65 and older, $4 for UCCS alumni and for students with ID, and free for the first 500 UCCS students and for the first 100 students from Colorado Christian. Parking on campus will be free.

Fans are encouraged to wear their gold for Tuesday's "Gold Rush" promotion. Doors to Gallogly Events Center will open at 6 p.m.

Season passes for America One subscribers are not valid for RMAC postseason events. The game will available for streaming for $9.

The home playoff game on Tuesday will be the fourth conference postseason event hosted by UCCS in the 2012-13 academic year. The Mountain Lions hosted the 2012 RMAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 20, and the opening rounds of the men's and women's soccer tournaments on Oct. 31.

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