After winning the Pac-12 South Division for the second consecutive year and finishing with its highest AP ranking (No. 16) in the Pac-12 era, Utah fans had a lot to cheer about this past season. With a solid group of players returning for the 2020 season, along with one of...
Since joining the Pac-12 Conference in 2011, followed by several years of waiting to get a full share of conference revenue, the Utes are finally reaping the rewards as the program brought in record revenues this past fiscal year. While revenues jumped to $99.5 million, expenses rose to an all-time...
The Runnin' Utes did it! After nearly blowing a 17-point lead, Utah held on for a thrilling 69-66 victory over No. 6 Kentucky Wednesday night inside the T-Mobile Arena. It was Utah's first win over a Top 10 team since 2015. The Utes are now the third Pac-12 team to beat...
Last month, former University of Utah head men's basketball coach Rick Majerus joined elite company when he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. In his 15 season as head coach, Majerus led the Runnin' Utes to the postseason 13 times, including 11 appearances in the NCAA...
In the final game of the Beehive Classic, BYU not only walked out with a perfect 3-0 record in the annual tournament, but also extended another school record in the process as the Cougars took down Utah State, 68-64 in front of 10,291 fans inside Vivint Smart Home Arena. The...
It was a comeback for the ages! Led by Sophomore Timmy Allen, who had a team-high 27 points, five rebounds and five assists and freshman sensation Rylan Jones who chipped in 25 points and six assists, the Utes rallied for a thrilling 102-95 overtime victory over BYU in front of...
Welcome back Yoeli Childs! After the NCAA forced Childs to serve an excessive nine-game suspension at the start of the season for a paperwork mistake prior to the NBA draft, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward was counting down the seconds until he was able to step foot on the court for...
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There were 16 lead changes, overtime and multiple attempts to win the game in regulation, but in the end, BYU couldn't get it done as the Cougars suffered a heartbreaking 72-68 overtime loss to Boise State on the road. After beating Houston Friday night in thrilling fashion — a team...
Down 71-70 with 5.1 seconds left in the game, BYU's T.J. Haws took the inbounds pass and raced down the floor. As he neared the top of the key, the senior dribbled to his right before shooting a difficult fadeaway jumper over Quentin Grimes. The ball hit the front of...
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A year after becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16-seed, the Virginia Cavaliers more than made up for it this year as they took down No. 3 Texas Tech, 85-77, in overtime to win the program's first NCAA men's basketball championship. Just like the Cavaliers have...
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After memorable games in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, we are down to the Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The second weekend took out some of the top teams in the field, including three No. 1 seeds (North Carolina, Duke and Gonzaga), second-seeded Kentucky and...
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Oh what could have been. This past weekend saw a number of teams just miss out on monumental upsets as they pushed the top teams to the brink. No. 9 UCF blew a late lead to No. 1 Duke on Sunday and No. 10 Iowa rallied from 25 points down to...
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He simply couldn't be stopped. BYU's Yoeli Childs put on a show as the junior forward scored a game-high 31 points and added 11 rebounds to earn his seventh double-double of the season. T.J. Haws chipped in with 18 points and six rebounds and Zac Seljaas added 14 points, six rebounds...
BYU Top 20 Pro Athletes
There have been many successful athletes that have come through the Beehive State that have turned into decorated professionals. In my four-part series, I’ll dive into the top 20 athletes from each school: University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, and a combined list from other Utah schools. In this series,...
Top 20 Utah Players In Program History
There have been many successful athletes that have come through the Beehive State that have turned into decorated professionals. In my four-part series, I’ll dive into the top 20 athletes from each school: University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, and a combined list from other Utah schools. In this series,...
Villanova wins 2018 NCAA Title
Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo had a game to remember. Before the game was even over, the sophomore guard could only smile as the crowd chanted his name "Di-Vin-cen-zo, Di-Vin-cen-zo." Despite not being a starter, DiVincenzo stole the show as he came off the bench to score 31 points to give the Wildcats a...
Villanova defeats Kansas, advances to 2018 National title game
It was a record-setting performance Saturday night in the Alamodome. Top-seeded Villanova made a Final Four-record 18 3-pointers Saturday night and also became the most prolific 3-point shooting team in college-hoops history as the Wildcats used a blistering shooting performance to take down No. 1 Kansas, 95-79. Eric Paschall led the...
Michigan defeats Loyola in Final Four matchup
Loyola's Cinderella run came to an end Saturday night as the 11th-seeded Ramblers fell to the third-seeded Michigan Wolverines in the National Semifinals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Down by double-digits early in the second half, the Wolverines used a big run down the stretch to avoid being upset...
Penn State
Believe the hype! Penn State fans, football coaches and alumni, packed Madison Square Garden Thursday night as the Nittany Lions (26-13) took on Utah (23-12) in the National Invitational Tournament championship game. And they didn't leave disappointed. With such a young squad, Penn State showed everyone why they will be a big...
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The Utes just keep winning. Led by senior point guard Justin Bibbins, Utah hung out to beat Western Kentucky, 69-64, Tuesday night in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Bibbins, who scored a team-high 19 points, had help from Sedrick Barefield who added 14 points for...
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Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill has done a lot of tough things in his life, but Monday morning might have been his toughest. Fighting back tears, the 68-year old announced that he will be retire this spring. The end will mark 31 years of service to the University of Utah....
NIT: Utah beats Saint Mary's
Utah is headed to New York City. Despite playing on the road and without senior David Collette in the second half, the Runnin' Utes took down top-seeded Saint Mary's with a 67-58 victory in overtime. Utah became the second team — along with Gonzaga — to defeat Saint Mary’s on its...
Utah defeats LSU in NIT
They simply couldn't miss. The Runnin' Utes didn't miss much of anything Monday night inside the Huntsman Center as Utah (21-11) easily took down LSU (18-15) with a 95-71 home victory in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). With the victory, the Utes will head to the NIT...
North Carolina
Not many expected Texas A&M to upset North Carolina on Sunday, but don't tell that to CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg. The former Ohio State and NBA basketball player predicted the Aggies would be a dangerous team come March. Despite being heavily favored, the second-seeded Tar Heels were no match for...
Syracuse
They did it again. The Orange are in the Sweet 16 as a double-digit seed for the second time in three years after upsetting third-seeded Michigan State 55-53 Sunday night. Despite having to play in the play-in game this year, Syracuse showed why it is still considered a powerhouse as it...
Loyola defeats Tennessee, 63-62
They are headed to the Sweet 16. Loyola-Chicago's Sweet 16 dreams hung in the balance Saturday night as fans watched the ball bounce on the front of the rim before hitting the backboard and rattling in through the net. The game-winning shot gave the 11th-ranked Ramblers (30-5) another last-second victory with...
UMBC
It finally happened. No. 16 UMBC knocked off No. 1 Virginia during the first round of the NCAA tournament with an absolutely stunning 74-54 victory Friday night. With the historic win, UMBC became just the first ever No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed. And for the cherry on...
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Bill Walton was at it again. Whether you love him or you hate him, Walton — one of the most off-the-wall announcers in all of college basketball — put on another show during Utah's home basketball game against No. 14 Arizona. It wasn't quite the performance he put on during the Utah-BYU...
Bill Walton - Fan Insider
Before Saturday's Holy War showdown between BYU and Utah, NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton took a tour of the BYU campus with a "Keep Provo Awkward" t-shirt while wearing a BYU/Utah hat. The UCLA legend, who played under legendary head coach John Wooden, sure knows how to have fun and can keep...
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Elijah Bryant put on a show Saturday night in the Marriott Center as the junior scored a season-high 29 points and had a game-high three steals as BYU beat rival Utah, 77-65, in the 258th meeting between both teams. If the BYU football team can't beat them, the basketball team...
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Freshman Donnie Tillman scored a career-high 16 points and just missed out on a double-double as Utah led start to finish for an easy 80-60 victory over Hawaii Saturday night at the Huntsman Center. The Utes (6-1) weren't tested as the visiting Rainbow Warriors shot just 36% from the field...
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What an impact Justin Bibbins has been for the University of Utah men's basketball team. After graduating early from Long Beach State, the two-time All-Big West player contacted Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak about playing for the Utes for his senior season. Despite being smaller than most typical Division I players at...
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David Collette scored a game-high 17 points as Utah took down Missouri, 77-59, Thursday night at the Huntsman Center. The Utes (3-0) got their best win of the season after victories over Prairie View and Mississippi Valley State to start the year. https://twitter.com/UtahMBB/status/931347303591419904 The Utes led from start to finish and ran...
The NBA Draft always brings plenty of surprises and this year was no different. For the first time in NBA history, the first seven picks were freshmen with a record 16 one-and-done players taken overall in the first round. The Philadelphia 76ers took Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1...
Whether you call it the "Big Dance" or the NCAA Tournament, in the end, it's all just March Madness. From buzzer-beaters to upsets to making program history, the 2017 NCAA Tournament had it all. A year after losing on a last-second shot to Villanova in last year's championship game, North...
In a battle of No. 1 seeds, North Carolina rallied to beat Gonzaga 71-65 to win its sixth national championship, the third most in NCAA History. UNC head coach Roy Williams won his 100th NCAA Tournament game in fashion and also surpassed passed mentor Dean Smith with his third national...
After suffering a heartbreaking loss in last year's national title game against Villanova, the North Carolina Tar Heels were the winning side this time as they took down Gonzaga 71-65, in a battle of No. 1 seeds Monday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. With the...
Playing in the Final Four for the first time in program history, No. 1 Gonzaga wasn't finished making history as the Zags took down the seventh-seeded giant killers of South Carolina to advance to the title game on Monday. Gonzaga will take one No. 1 North Carolina after the Tar...
The second-seeded Mississippi State Bulldogs pulled off a stunning upset over No. 1 Connecticut Friday night at the American Airlines Center and it was no April Fools’ joke either. The Bulldogs took down the Huskies, 66-64, in perhaps the biggest upset in women’s college basketball history as Mississippi State ended...
It was the shot heard around the world. UConn't believe it? Well, neither can we! Friday's late night game between No. 2 Mississippi State and No. 1 Connecticut was no April Fools' joke as the Bulldogs took down the Huskies, 66-64, in perhaps the biggest upset in women's college basketball history. In the...
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