How Utah Basketball Stacks Up Against NCAA Tournament Opponent Arkansas

Mar 13, 2022, 10:00 PM
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(Photo by Rudy Gonzalez/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women’s basketball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament as a 7-seed against Arkansas in the first round.

Utah basketball will square off with Arkansas in their fourth meeting between the two schools and first matchup since the 2011-12 season when the Utes went to Fayetteville.

“We are excited and pleased with our seeding,” remarked head coach Lynne Roberts. “We get a chance to play Arkansas, who is a very good team. We knew we were in but we didn’t know where we would be. We are excited for this opportunity and I am so proud of our team.”

Stats And Facts On Utah Basketball’s Opponent Arkansas

Arkansas finished the season with an 18-13 overall and 7-9 in SEC play. Their wins came against Tarleton State, UAPB, Arkansas State, SMU, Sam Houston, Belmont, Cal, Jackson State, Arkansas Little Rock, Central Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama (twice), Mississippi State (twice), LSU and Auburn. They beat Missouri in the SEC Tournament before losing to No. 1 South Carolina.

Arkansas lost to UConn, UCF, Creighton, Tennessee (twice), Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Georgia.

Amber Ramirez is their leading scorer with 15.1 points per game. Makayla Daniels (13.8), Samara Spencer (12.0) and Sasha Goforth (11.7) are the rest of the Arkansas players that average double figures per game. Goforth has 150 rebounds on the season to lead the team. Spencer has dished out the most assists for the Razorbacks with 93.

As a team, Arkansas shot 41% from the field, 32% from the three-point line and 67% from the free throw line.

Utah and Arkansas will square off on Friday, March 18 in Austin, Texas. The game will be televised on ESPN with a game time to be announced at a later date.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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