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2023 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament

March 1-5 | Las Vegas, NV
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Utah’s Lynne Roberts named 2023 John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year

Women's Basketball
Feb 27, 2023
Utah's Lynne Roberts was chosen by her peers as the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year for the first time after leading the Utes to a share of the Conference's regular-season title and the first Pac-12 championship in program history. Just 5-16 in 2020-21, she has engineered a stunning turnaround that included a 21-12 record last year and the Utes' first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. Receiving votes in the preseason AP poll, Utah entered the rankings on Nov. 14, steadily rose all year and are currently a program-best No. 3. The Utes are fourth nationally in scoring (84.4), fourth in field goal percentage (48.9), sixth in assists (18.9) and are one of two schools to score 100+ against major conference opponents three times this season (Iowa). Utah, 25-3 overall, has 25 wins in its first 28 games for just the fourth time in program history (2007-08; 2000-01; 1976-77) and Roberts is one of 15 candidates on the late-season watch list for Naismith Coach of the Year.