Live from the Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA, the No. 12 Auburn Tigers (9-10 SEC: 3-4) start their quest for their second straight final-four appearance. This time the Tigers start as a No. 3 seed with No. 2 seed Utah, Southern Utah, and Washington rounding out the 2023 Los Angeles NCAA regionals.
"No regional is easy and this one is an especially hard draw," head coach Jeff Graba said. "UCLA is the top seed and hosting, while Utah has never missed a national championship. Between those two teams as well as a Missouri that has beat us this year, we have our work cut out for us. We need to be on our game and stay in our bubble to be successful."
The regional will begin on March 29th with BYU and Boise State, with the winner advancing to the next day to play in the second round.
Auburn’s start to the tournament will begin on March 30th at 4 p.m. CT, and 2 p.m. local time. The next portion will begin at 9 p.m. CT, and 7 p.m. local time, and will feature top seed UCLA, No. 4 seed Missouri, Stanford, and the winner of BYU and Boise State.
The top two teams from the sessions from each session will advance to the regional final on April 1st at 7 p.m. CT and 5 p.m. local time, the top two squads and top overall scorer (who is not already an advancing squad) receiving an invitation to play in the 2023 NCAA Championship from April 13-15 in Fort Worth Texas.
"I think it's a big deal that our team has been through a difficult regional already and has made it to the Final Four," Graba said. "We have to take it one day at a time, stay focused and perform. The postseason is tough, but we know what it takes to advance."