Utah’s size proves to be too much for Gardner-Webb in NCAA Tournament’s opening round

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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Utah’s size proved too much for Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the women’s NCAA Tournament as the second-seeded Utes topped the 15th-seeded Runnin’ Bulldogs 103-77 Friday night. The Utes were outstanding in the paint, outscoring Gardner-Webb 60-26. They also outrebounded the Runnin’ Bulldogs 44-30 with the bulk coming on defense to thwart second-chance points. “They were able to get us pretty deep in the paint for a little bit longer than what we’re used to,” said Gardner-Webb coach Alex Simmons. “Alissa Pili is very good around the basket, especially...

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