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Utah players celebrate after defeating Kansas State in a women's NIT college basketball semifinal, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. Utah won 54-46 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Women’s basketball: Utah heads to Europe
First Published May 02 2013 02:15 pm • Last Updated May 03 2013 12:19 am

Coming off a run to the WNIT championship game, the Utah women’s basketball team will continue to seek good competition as it travels to Europe for a 10-day trip through Sweden, Norway and Denmark, beginning Monday.

Utah will play Swedish team Sallen Basket on May 8, facing the Norwegian Nationals on May 12th before facing the Falcon/SISU Select team on May 15.

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"We don’t know anything about the teams that we are playing," Utah coach Anthony Levrets said. "I think a couple of the teams we are playing are going to be really good. We’re looking forward to the competition, and getting some kids who didn’t play as many minutes last year, who we are counting on for next year, an opportunity to get some meaningful minutes heading into next season."

The Utes, who have a built-in tour guide in freshman Awa Kalmstrom, who is from Sweden, will see the sights in Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark.

"This is a great opportunity for our players to have the opportunity to travel abroad, experience a different culture, and get an educational experience while getting a little bit more basketball in," Levrets said. "This is awesome for Awa to get to go back home and play in front of her mom and her family. To have someone from their country with us from this trip is going to be a great opportunity for our players and staff to experience a culture from the eyes of someone who is a native."

The Utes finished 2013 at 23-14, 8-10 in the Pac-12. Utah, however, advanced to the WNIT championship, losing at Drexel 46-43 in the final.




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