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BYU notes: Cougars' loss busts win-probability odds; Zags clinch 7th-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:48pm

BYU had a 96.9 percent win probability, according to ESPN metrics, when TJ Haws nailed a 3-pointer with 8:14 remaining to take a 63-49 lead.

Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:39pm

Dre Marin had a career-high 20 points as Southern Utah defeated Eastern Washington 76-62 on Thursday night.

What a comeback: Wasatch overcomes 14-point deficit to earn spot in 5A semifinals

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:36pm

Tori Dorius nailed two late free throws to complete a big second-half Wasatch comeback.

Graves lifts Sacramento State past Weber State 78-76

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:22pm

Marcus Graves had 24 points and Ethan Esposito made two free throws with one second left as Sacramento State narrowly beat Weber State 78-76 on Thursday night. Joshua Patton added 21 points for the Hornets. Patton also had 12 rebounds for the Hornets.

Jake Toolson lifts Utah Valley past Chicago State 103-71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:31pm

Jake Toolson had 25 points as Utah Valley rolled past Chicago State 103-71 on Thursday night.

BYU basketball drops 14-point lead, falls to USF in crucial WCC game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:04pm

Frankie Ferrari had 23 points and seven assists, including an unconscious 5-of-5 effort from the 3-point line, and San Francisco erased a 14-point second-half deficit to lift the Dons to a 77-71 road win over the Cougars in a critical West Coast Conference game Thursday night in the Marriott Center.

5A girls basketball: East does what East does in quarterfinal win over Provo

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:58pm

East thought about changing things, but it opted to just stick with what it always does. That led to a familiar result: a victory.

2A girls basketball: Enterprise overcomes slow start to defeat Duchesne, Beaver uses big first quarter to top Altamont

Paul Swenson, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:37pm

Enterprise and Beaver will meet for the 3rd time this season in the 2A state semi-finals

5A girls basketball: Vaifanua and Martin lead Corner Canyon into semifinals

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:05pm

Corner Canyon's two college-bound seniors were too much for Farmington on Thursday.

5A girls basketball: Composure leads to Skyridge victory over Murray

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:16pm

The Falcons were down early. They ended up being up big late.

Rowland Hall holds on to beat Beaver 40-37 in 2A quarterfinal

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:08pm

Rowland Hall staved off an upset by Beaver in the final seconds of the game to claim a 40-37 win in the quarterfinals of the 2A boys state basketball tournament Thursday.

Layton Christian routs Enterprise in 78-38 win in 2A quarterfinals

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:20pm

Only one thing that went wrong for Layton Christian Academy in their 78-38 blowout win over the visiting Enterprise Wolves in the quarterfinal round of the 2A boys state basketball tournament? The first quarter.

Jerrick Harding picking up the load for Weber as conference tournament draws near

Dillon Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:20pm

The junior point guard is in the midst of a career season and, night after night, carrying a shorthanded Wildcats team.

Parowan erases early deficit to beat Draper APA 56-47 in 2A quarterfinal matchup

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:57pm

Parowan used a strong third quarter scoring performance to eventually claim a 56-47 quarterfinal win over visiting Draper APA in the boys 2A state tournament Thursday.

Kanab's Sam Orton hits buzzer-beating 3-pointer to upset North Summit

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:03pm

With 6 seconds left to play in the tied game, Kanab called one final play in hopes of upsetting North Summit in the quarterfinal round of the 2A boys basketball state tournament.

Have You Seen This? College basketball superstar's shoe blows out during game

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:00am

There have been many memorable moments between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils. On Wednesday night, we saw another memorable moment: a player’s shoe blowing out during a game.

Utah Warriors' defensive shift already paying dividends for 2nd-year squad

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:14am

Two games into the league’s second season, the Warriors have flipped their original narrative on its head. No longer a team with an explosive offense and an inconsistent defense, Utah has found a defensive identity to pair with its offense.

Queta scores 23 to carry Utah State over New Mexico 71-55

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:34pm

Neemias Queta had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Utah State topped New Mexico 71-55 on Wednesday night.

Utah goes on 15-minute scoring drought to drop road game to Washington

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:02pm

Scoring came at a premium for the Utah Utes in a 62-45 blowout loss to the Washington Huskies Wednesday.

6A girls basketball: Bingham slams door on Taylorsville semifinal bid with 63-39 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:48pm

Maybe it was the defense that won the game for Bingham girls basketball during a 63-39 win over Taylorsville in Wednesday’s Class 6A state quarterfinal at Salt Lake Community College.