Utes’ NCAA Tournament Opener set for Friday at 3:30 p.m. MT
SALT LAKE CITY – For the first time since 2011, the seventh-seeded Utah women's basketball team will take on No. 10 Arkansas in Austin, Texas, in the first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament on Friday, March 18.
The game is set to tip at 3:30 p.m. MT from the Frank Erwin Center, and it will be aired on ESPNews with Angel Gray and Chelsea Gray on the call.
The Utah Ticket Office will be selling tickets for NCAA Tournament and they are on sale now. Tickets will be $18 for the contests and are available here to purchase. Tickets will be digital, and the tickets will cover both games on Friday.
This will be the Utes' 18th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first under Roberts. The Utes have been a seventh-seed once before, coming in the 1998 tournament. The highest the Utes have been seeded is the fifth seed, in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
The Utes earned an at-large bid after collecting the 29th 20-win season in program history and finishing the season 20-11. Utah closed out the season on a strong note, winning three games at the Pac-12 Tournament and advancing to its first championship game appearance.
Utah is the highest-scoring team in the Pac-12 (17th NCAA), averaging 76.0 points per game, and is on pace for the third-highest figure in school history and highest since 1980-81. Utah also leads the Pac-12 in three-pointers made (5th NCAA; school-record 291), three-point attempts (6th NCAA; 825), assists (32nd NCAA; 473), assists per game (47th NCAA; 15.3), free throws made (11th NCAA; 452) and free throw attempts (37th NCAA; 578).
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