Central Michigan vs. Wright State will open the tournament at 4 p.m.
Utah looks to begin season 2-0.
Tip-off at the Huntsman Center scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.
Saw action in five games ... Scored his only points of the season against Willamette University in the opener on Nov. 9 ... Had rebounds against Willamette, the College of Idaho on Dec. 28 and Stanford on Jan. 27.
Redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules after coming to the Utes from Simon Fraser University (Div. II).
Prior to Utah
Averaged 1.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 22 appearances as a freshman for Simon Fraser University (NCAA Div. II) ... shot over 48% from the field (15-of-31) ... also blocked four shots.
Helped Brighton to a Region championship title as a sophomore ... earned Academic All-State honors ... McDonald's All-American nominee.
Full name is Alexander Ricketts...son of Allen and Lorelei Ricketts ... born April 2, 1992 ... has two older siblings, Richard (24) and Cassandra (22) ... majoring in accounting.