The Colorado Buffaloes make their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance Thursday morning in Florida.

The No. 8 Buffaloes (23-11) play No. 9 Pittsburgh Panthers (25-9) in today's second round game. The winner plays the winner of No. 1 Florida and No. 16 Albany on Saturday. All teams are part of the South bracket.

Gazette sports columnist Paul Klee wrote about the Buffs this week. Read his story: Next step for NCAA-bound Buffs: Win in March

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