SALT LAKE CITY — Two women's college basketball teams from Utah will compete in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
The BYU Cougars were awarded the 6th seed in the "Wichita" region on "Selection Sunday." They will play Villanova, the 11th-ranked team in their region, on Saturday.
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 pic.twitter.com/CMIzHyGCh9
— BYU Women's Hoops (@byuwbb) March 14, 2022
The Utah Utes were given #7 in the "Spokane" region and will take on #10 Arkansas on Friday.
A GREAT DAY TO BE A UTE! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/F0jhkBY24e
— Utah Women’s Basketball (@UTAHWBB) March 14, 2022
Both teams made it to their respective conference finals, but both fell short.
The Utes lost 48-73 in the Pac-12 tournament championship game to Stanford, the defending national champion. They finished the season with a 20-11 record.
The Cougars lost 57-71 to Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference championship. They had a 26-3 season.
None of the men's teams from the state will be part of March Madness this year.