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Baylor coach Mulkey will be sitting at home when Lady Bears open NCAA tourney at home

  • Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Mulkey will not coach the first-round game scheduled to be played Saturday against Western Kentucky. Mulkey was suspended for the game after criticizing officiating in the 2013 NCAA playoffs. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey instructs her team during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Mulkey will not coach the first-round game scheduled to be played Saturday against Western Kentucky. Mulkey was suspended for the game after criticizing officiating in the 2013 NCAA playoffs. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor associate head coach Bill Brock gets a high-five from Odyssey Sims (0) during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Baylor plays Western Kentucky in a first-round game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor associate head coach Bill Brock gets a high-five from Odyssey Sims (0) during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Baylor plays Western Kentucky in a first-round game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fordham coach Stephanie Gaitley instructs her team during practice for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Fordham plays against California in a first-round game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Fordham coach Stephanie Gaitley instructs her team during practice for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Fordham plays against California in a first-round game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey will be at her house Saturday when the Lady Bears play their first-round NCAA tournament game.

Mulkey will serve a one-game NCAA suspension for criticizing the officiating after the last year's Sweet 16, when the then-defending national champion Lady Bears were upset by Louisville.

Big 12 champion Baylor (29-4), a No. 2 seed, plays Sun Belt Conference champ Western Kentucky (24-8).

The other first-round Notre Dame regional game at Waco has No. 7 seed California (21-9), a Final Four team last season, taking on Fordham (25-7). The Atlantic 10 champ Rams are in their first NCAA tournament in 20 years, and only six years removed from an 0-29 season.

Mulkey says she's very confident in her team and associate head coach Bill Brock, who takes over.