San Diego, 47-18 the last two seasons, finished second in the West Coast Conference and lost to Gonzaga in the league's tournament championship game.
Both teams depend on their inside games. The Toreros only took an average of 7.1 3-point shots a game, compared with the Utes' average of nearly 16.
The Utes will rely on its trio of double-figure scorers, including forward and All-Pac-12 selection Michelle Plouffe. Utah, 8-3 in its last 11 games, has also depended on its defense, holding opponents to 36 percent shooting during the season.
San Diego At Utah
P At Huntsman Center
Tipoff • Monday, 7 p.m.
TV • none
Radio • 700 AM
Records • USD 22-9, Utah 19-13
Series history • Utah, 2-0
Last meeting • Utah 76-38 (Jan. 5, 1989)
About the Toreros • San Diego advanced to the second round of the WNIT with a 61-49 victory against Hawaii. ... Amy Kane averages 16 points. ... San Diego outrebounds opponents by more than 6 a game.
About the Utes • Utah advanced to the second round by winning at Long Beach State. ... Forward Michelle Plouffe was selected All-Pac-12 with 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds a game. ... Taryn Wicijowski and Iwalani Rodrigues combine for 26 points and 11 rebounds.