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Utah, Southern Utah women's basketball teams make NCAA Tournament

Posted at 7:21 PM, Mar 12, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah and Southern Utah University have both qualified for the women's NCAA Tournament.

SUU will make their debut in the tournament after winning the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship. The Thunderbirds were given the 14th seed in the "Greenville 1" region, and they will face #3 seed Notre Dame on Friday.

Utah fell short in the Pac-12 women's championship game, but with an impressive season, they were in the running for one of the coveted #1 seeds in the tournament. They were ultimately seeded #2 in the "Greenville 2" region, where they will play 15th-seed Gardner-Webb in the first round on Friday.

The U of U will host their first-round game at the Huntsman Center, along with the game between North Carolina State and Princeton. The winners of those two games will face off Sunday, also on the Utes' home court. Tickets can be purchased here.

Earlier on "Selection Sunday," the Utah State Aggies qualified for the men's NCAA Tournament as well.