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Jazz edge Mavericks 97-90 for 12th win in 13 games

John Coon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:07pm

The Utah Jazz turned to their defense to close out the lowly Dallas Mavericks.

Grand Canyon survives late push to beat Utah Valley 60-59

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:42pm

Oscar Frayer and Alessandro Lever had 16 points apiece as Grand Canyon managed to survive a late push by Utah Valley 60-59 on Saturday night to give coach Dan Majerle his 100th victory in five years at Grand Canyon.

Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:28pm

Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday night.

Williams, Norvell help No. 6 Gonzaga pull away from BYU, 79-65 for WCC title

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:04pm

Johnathan Williams had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 points and five rebounds to help No. 6 Gonzaga pulled away from BYU, 79-65 in the final regular-season home game of 2017-18 at the Marriott Center.

Freshman post pulls Fremont across finish line for 6A girls basketball title

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:24pm

Freshman center Emma Calvert totaled 21 points and 10 rebounds with four blocked shots to lift Fremont to the inaugural Class 6A state girls basketball championship with a 61-47 win over Bingham.

Air Force rallies to beat Utah State 75-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:45pm

Lavelle Scottie had 18 points, Sid Tomes and Trevor Lyons added 14 each, and Air Force beat Utah State 75-65 on Saturday.

USC beats Utah 74-58 behind Metu and Usher

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:28pm

Chimezie Metu, despite being listed in documents produced by the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption, found a respite on the court and shut out the noise.

Better scores 20 in Southern Utah's 77-74 victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:18pm

Brandon Better made three 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Southern Utah defeated Sacramento State 77-74 on Saturday.

East tops Timpview in 5A final for 1st girls basketball title in school history

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:38pm

Rita Satini had 17 points and three steals, and Lani Taliauli and Lani Falatea each added 12 points and three assists to help the Leopards lift the first girls basketball state championship in school history with a 68-48 win over Timpview at SLCC.

American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:56am

John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.

Bingham outlasts Copper Hills for berth in 6A championship

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:17am

Maggie McCord poured in 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaycee Lichtie added 13 points with nine free throws to help the Miners survive Copper Hills, 48-40 in a Class 6A state semifinal Friday night at Salt Lake Community College.

The Triple Team: Jazz winning streak ends after sloppy performance against Blazers

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:11pm

Three thoughts on the Jazz's rustiness coming out of the All-Star break showing repeatedly in their first loss in a month, Portland's inspired defense, and a bad night for the Jazz in the playoff race.

McCollum scores 26, Blazers end Utah's 11-game win streak

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:41pm

CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard believe the crucial stretch of the long NBA season starts now and the Portland Trail Blazers have laser-like focus.

No deja vu: Fremont posts lead Silver Wolves to 6A championship berth

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56pm

Valdez's shot didn't fall, but Calvert had a game-high 17 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals, and Doxey added 16 points and nine rebounds with two assists to lift Fremont girls basketball into the inaugural 6A girls basketball state final

East holds off furious Highland rally to advance to 5A girls basketball championship game

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:08pm

Rae Falatea scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Leopards, as they held on for dear life to snatch a 44-38 win over the Rams and advance to Saturday’s state championship.

Thunderbirds weather chaos to dethrone defending champion Skyline for 5A state final bid

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:45pm

Shalyn Fano scored six of her 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Ella Popa had a game-high 14 points with nine rebounds and three assists to help Timpview hold off defending state champion Skyline, 56-49 Friday afternoon at Salt Lake CC.

Former Ute Kyle Kuzma linked to report he received cash while a student

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:14am

A new report released Friday links former Utah star Kyle Kuzma to an FBI investigation into the NCAA for improper benefits to student-athletes.

The cutting edge of sports data: 6 projects that could change our understanding of basketball

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:45am

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is underway in Boston, giving sports' top researchers a chance to present their work from the last year. Here are the six most interesting basketball projects, including a replacement for the coach's whiteboard.

Utah’s Van Dyke comes up as improbable hero in key win over UCLA

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:33am

From role player to hero, Utah’s Parker Van Dyke has done it all.