The Stanford Cardinal will embark on what they hope is a deep run in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, when they take on Utah Valley University Sunday night in a No. 1 vs. No. 16 matchup in the Round of 64.
The Cardinal, of course, are the No. 1 seed, having swept the regular season Pac-12 title and Pac-12 Tournament championship as well. Now, they’re hoping their road warrior journey this season will give them the edge as they take on tournament debutant Utah Valley.
The Wolverines are in the NCAA tournament for the first time, benefitting from conference-mate California Baptist University being ineligible for postseason play this year. Since Utah Valley finished second in the WAC regular season, they got the automatic berth from their conference and will hope to make a monumental upset in San Antonio.
This seems like it will be pretty straightforward for Stanford, but that’s why they play the games, as they say. We’ll see how they do to start March Madness.
How to Watch Stanford vs. Utah Valley:
When: Sunday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m. PT
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
How to watch: ESPN, FuboTV