The Utah Grizzlies obviously didn't have the Final Four in mind when they made their schedule this season.
An hour after the Utes are scheduled to tip off against North Carolina, the Grizz will drop the puck against the Michigan K-Wings at the E Center. Faceoff is at 7:05 p.m.Though tonight's game isn't as important for this Utah team as it is for the one in San Antonio, the Grizzlies need a victory to stay in the hunt for the best record in the West. Utah is currently the fourth seed with a 44-22-8 record for 96 points.
Long Beach (49-19-8, 106 pts.) leads the Southwest Division and has the best record in the league. The Grizz are five points behind second-place Houston (47-20-7, 101 pts.).
Michigan was 33-34-7 going into its late game Friday night in Long Beach.