WOMEN’S BBALL BLACKOUT GAME

Utah Women’s Basketball is offering all University of Utah faculty and staff members up to six free general admission tickets to their Blackout home game on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. as they host Pac-12 rival Washington. Faculty and staff may claim their free tickets at the Jon M. Huntsman Center main ticket office gate by presenting their University of Utah UCard.

Friday night games are loaded with family fun, including tons of kid-friendly activities happening along the concourse starting one hour before tipoff. Activates include face-painting, a balloon artist, poster-making, bracelet-making, temporary tattoos, a photo booth, cornhole and more.

The program continues to rise and grow under the direction of Head Coach Lynne Roberts, who is in her second season here at the U. The doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first 1,000 fans in attendance receiving a free black replica jersey T-shirt.

“I would like to sincerely thank those of you who influence and interact with our student-athletes every day in the classroom and around campus,” Roberts said. “You all play such a large role in our player’s education and it’s important to our program that we recognize you and that you know how much we appreciate all that you do.”

The Pac-12 Conference is the best in the nation with five teams in the top 25 and two others receiving votes. The Utah Women’s Basketball Team has a fast-tempo, aggressive and exciting style of play everyone enjoys. The Utes opened the 2016-17 with the program’s best start in 16 years with an undefeated mark of 11-0 before beginning Pac-12 Conference action.

Utah returned four of its five starters last season with junior forward Emily Potter headlining the squad, who was a Pac-12 All-Conference Team selection by the coaches and the media last season. Potter joined an elite club scoring her 1,000th career points just 11 games into her junior season.

“I feel really honored to be a part of this group of players who have reached 1,000 points. A huge part of this is that my coaches and teammates trust me and keep giving me the ball to be able to score.”

For more information, visit UtahUtes.com or call 801-581-UTIX.