SEATTLE — The Utah women's basketball team faces a familiar foe in its second-round WNIT matchup, taking on Pac-12 rival Washington today.
Utah overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat Utah State in the first round of the WNIT, 69-58.
"Obviously I am very pleased with the win," Utah head coach Anthony Levrets said. "We are very happy with the way we defended in the second half. We looked liked the basketball team that I'm used to. "
UW advanced to the second round of the WNIT following a 91-72 win over Cal Poly in its WNIT opener. The Huskies are 18-13 overall.
Utah defeated Washington in overtime back on Jan. 7 in Seattle in the only meeting between the two teams this season. After a very low-scoring second half that saw Utah tie the game in the final seconds, the Utes outscored the Huskies in the extra stanza 17-4 in the 49-36 victory.
"This time of year it doesn't matter who you're playing, if you're still playing you're playing a pretty good basketball team, and Washington is a very good basketball team," Levrets said. "I expect a physical battle, just like it was the first time."
Utah (16-15) at Washington (18-13)
Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle
Today, 1 p.m. MT
Radio: 700 AM
- The 1996 NBA Draft redone: How did the Jazz...
- Mendenhall: BYU's 2015 schedule difficult...
- 5 things to look for as BYU heads into fall camp
- Dick Harmon: Hanging with legacy players of...
- From dating advice to awkward returns: 10 of...
- 5 things to watch for as BYU, Utah and USU...
- 5 things Utah football needs for coming season
- ESPN highlights BYU basketball's roster...
- Dick Harmon: Big 12 expansion talk... 106
- Cougars say they have learned lessons... 70
- Ute football team picked to finish 5th... 52
- Utah makes top 7 for 4-star offensive... 50
- Morning links: BYU, Utah and Utah State... 41
- Morning links: Tom Hackett is the Utes'... 33
- 4-star basketball recruit Connor... 32
- Whittingham dishes on stadium... 27