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Just like football: Runnin’ Utes top BYU in OT 102-95

Just like football: Runnin’ Utes top BYU in OT 102-95

@UtahMBB on Twitter The young Utah basketball team showed some guts and moxie on Wednesday night, as they rallied from a 16 point deficit, in both halves, to come back and beat BYU at the Huntsman Center 102-95. The Utes were led by Timmy Allen’s 27 points, but arguably the star of the night for the Utes was freshman guard Rylan Jones, who had 25 points and 6 assists. Jones’ clutch three with less than a minute remaining in the game is ultimately what forced overtime in this game, a game that Utah didn’t lead in until that overtime period. Opening the game it looked like Utah may...
Dec 4, 2019
SEC homer Paul Finebaum unites rivals and more after garbage take on ESPN

SEC homer Paul Finebaum unites rivals and more after garbage take on ESPN

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports For those of us in the western part of the United States, we have some disadvantages with the teams we root for, namely we are two or three time zones behind a lot of the media members. That means that a lot of media members out there don’t do their job, you know, their job of watching sports in the comfort of their own home after the clock strikes 10pm eastern time. Enter Paul Finebaum, a name that many western college sports fans may not be that familiar with, or may now just be learning his name. Well, Finebaum has been a radio host in SEC territory for...
Dec 4, 2019
How to watch BYU vs Utah basketball

How to watch BYU vs Utah basketball

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Utes return to the Huntsman Center to take on BYU on Wednesday night, the first game between the two at Utah’s home area since the infamous 2015 game where Nick Emery took a swipe at Brandon Taylor. The Utes are coming off of a win last week against UC Davis, and are looking to keep building their identity, and will have a good test against a BYU team that is welcoming back Yoeli Childs. Childs absolutely abused the Utes last season, and this young team of Utah may have some troubles containing him, but maybe the rust will slow him down. The Utes...
Dec 4, 2019
Opponent Preview: Oregon’s Defense

Opponent Preview: Oregon’s Defense

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Utah is headed back to Santa Clara, California for the second straight year to represent the PAC-12 South division in the conference championship after a devastating loss in 2018. This time around, the Utes will face the Ducks of Eugene, Oregon, with a little more than a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line. With Utah squarely in the hunt for a playoff spot, possible bowl destinations include anything from the Peach or Fiesta, the Rose or Cotton, or even the Alamo if things go terribly wrong, but before discussing any of that, the Utes will need to work their...
Dec 4, 2019
Utes rise to No. 5 in penultimate College Football Playoff Top 25

Utes rise to No. 5 in penultimate College Football Playoff Top 25

Finally, we can talk about postseason without fear of overlooking an opponent. For the Utes, after Tuesday's College Football Playoff top 25 rankings, it appears that the potential path is win and you’re in. Obviously there are still some outliers out there, like LSU needing to beat Georgia, and hoping that the committee doesn’t change their mind all of sudden and give OU the nod after a win over Baylor. For the Utes, they know the stakes of what’s to come when they play Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Not only could they win their first Pac-12 title, but perhaps go to their...
Dec 3, 2019
FanPulse College Football Top 25 Week 14: Utah Is One Game Away From the Top 4

FanPulse College Football Top 25 Week 14: Utah Is One Game Away From the Top 4

Utah won the Pac-12 South and now is sitting just outside of the College Football Playoff. A Pac-12 title on Friday night would be huge, but Utah will still need some help from an unlikely ally, the SEC. Friday can’t get here soon enough. Utah is one win away from completing the school’s best season since joining the Pac-12 and one of the best seasons in program history. Utah will be playing in the Pac-12 Championship and a win would be a first for Utah, but there’s so much more at stake with the College Football Playoff still looming as a possibility for the Utes. It’s really a...
Dec 3, 2019
Grading out the Utes throttling of Colorado

Grading out the Utes throttling of Colorado

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Offense - B+ The Utah offense got off to a slow start at it wasn’t pretty to start the game, but thanks to Brant Kuithe they were able to settle in, and then run away from Colorado. This Colorado defense is not a walk in the park and has looked very good the past couple of weeks leading up to this game and the Utes still managed to score 45 points on the Buffs. So, you may be asking why the grade ranks in the B’s and not the A’s. Well, the score is a bit misleading in terms of how dominant this Utah offense was. A slow start is something you don’t...
Dec 1, 2019
Game Balls for Utah’s Pac-12 South clinching win over Colorado

Game Balls for Utah’s Pac-12 South clinching win over Colorado

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Offense - Tyler Huntley, Kyle Lanterman, Alex Locklear, Zack Moss, Darrin Paulo, Demari Simpkins, Hunter Thedford, Paul Toala, Derrick Vickers, Tyrone Young-Smith On senior night, the Utah offense showed why these senior leaders mean so much to this program. This has been one of the most explosive offenses to ever come through Salt Lake and one of the more special teams that have ever been a part of the Utah program, all because of the senior leadership. Two of the most respected leaders of this team happen to be on the offensive end in Tyler Huntley and...
Dec 1, 2019
Utah clinches Pac-12 South title, 11th win in 45-15 win over Colorado

Utah clinches Pac-12 South title, 11th win in 45-15 win over Colorado

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Zack Moss, Bradlee Anae, Leki Fotu, and Julian Blackmon all returned for their senior seasons for a chance to finish some unfinished business, and this Utah football team will get a chance to do just that this coming Friday against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levis Stadium. The Utes capped an incredible 11-1 regular season, with an 8-1 mark in Pac-12 play, blowing out almost all competition that they played in route to their second straight division title, and that was the case Saturday on ABC with a 45-15 win over Colorado. It wasn’t the...
Nov 30, 2019
Colorado at Utah Open Game Thread

Colorado at Utah Open Game Thread

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Let’s go! We’re at senior night at Rice-Eccles with a chance to clinch the Pac-12 South. Both teams have a lot to play for, with the Buffs playing for bowl eligibility. The Utes are saying good bye to a ton of incredible seniors that have left a special mark on this program. Now the team just needs to send them out right by playing a clean game and taking care of business. I fully expect the Buffs to throw some haymakers tonight, the Utes just need to play their game. Let’s have some fun at Rice-Eccles one last time in 2019. Go Utes!
Nov 30, 2019
How to watch Utah take on Colorado

How to watch Utah take on Colorado

Melissa Majchrzak-USA TODAY Sports Senior day, here we go. The Utes return home for the home finale after plastering Arizona on the road one week ago. For the Utes everything is still on the line today against Colorado. Win and they punch their ticket to the Pac-12 championship game, and will have a chance to play for the Rose Bowl. Colorado is playing for big stakes too. If the Buffs win they’ll be bowl eligible, something that has been hard to come by for the Buffs over the last couple decades. Colorado is on a two game winning streak, with wins over Stanford and Washington. They...
Nov 30, 2019
National Games to Watch: Week 14

National Games to Watch: Week 14

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports Rivalry week is upon us. Jam-packed with history, tradition, and good old-fashioned hate, anything and everything can happen when two old foes matchup on the gridiron to settle centuries old scores that will likely never be tempered; and fortunately for Utah, more than one rivalry matchup could help the Utes in their quest to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff. Here’s the games fans should keep an eye on. #1 Ohio State vs #13 Michigan 10:00 AM - FOX Ohio State takes on their third top 15 opponent in five weeks when they travel to Michigan to...
Nov 30, 2019
Utah men’s hoops tops UC Davis 77-73

Utah men’s hoops tops UC Davis 77-73

The Utes got back on the winning track on Friday night, as they got a win over UC Davis 77-73. The Utes were led by Timmy Allen’s 20 points, Rylan Jones put in 18 points, Riley Battin had 15 points and Both Gach had 11 points. The Utes came out of the locker room to open the game with their hair on fire. They shot 68% to open the game in that first half, including 7 of 12 from three point land. The Utes offensive machine was moving the ball well, and finding the open guy all half long. The Utah offense jumped out to an 11-2 lead. The Utes continued to find the bottom of the basket...
Nov 29, 2019
Opponent Preview: Colorado’s Offense

Opponent Preview: Colorado’s Offense

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports ​​For as long as Utah and Colorado have been in the PAC-12, the Buffaloes have struggled to keep pace with the rest of the conference. In fact, in the PAC-12 era, Colorado is a combined 40-71, losing just as many games as lowly Oregon State (38-71) over the same amount of time. The difference the 2016 season, which saw the Buffaloes shock the nation by going 10-4, and 8-1 in conference, clinching their first (and only) PAC-12 South title, and punching their ticket to the Alamo Bowl after losing to Washington in the conference championship. An overlooked...
Nov 29, 2019
Opponent Preview: Colorado’s Defense

Opponent Preview: Colorado’s Defense

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports ​​On paper, it’s easy to look at Mel Tucker’s first year as head coach with the Colorado Buffaloes as a slight regression from Mike MacIntyre’s final season in 2018. A Utah victory on Saturday night would leave the Buffaloes sitting out on bowl season for the third straight year with another 5-7 record, while the offense has taken a step back with fifth year senior quarterback, Steven Montez, throwing for fewer touchdowns and more interceptions than ever before as a full-time starter, all while junior wide receiver and future NFL draft pick,...