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Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:03am

Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships.

Butler, Southern Utah beat Drake in CIT, 80-73 in OT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:06pm

Harrison Butler matched his season high with 21 points as Southern Utah defeated Drake 80-73 in overtime in the first round of the CIT on Friday night.

Washington locks down Utah State 78-61 in first NCAA tourney appearance since 2011

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:00pm

Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington, posting the Huskies’ first double-double in an NCAA Tournament game since 2010. Jaylen Nowell added 19 points, five assists and five rebounds for Washington, and teammate Nahziah Carter supplied 13 points and four assists for the Huskies (27-8).

Raul Neto credits strong mindset for recent run of strong play

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:58pm

Raul Neto has been a steadying hand for Utah's second unit. And that's been a nice bright spot in what has been a season filled with point guard question marks.

Moody stands tall with experience, leadership in BYU women's basketball's run to NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:33pm

As the Cougars prepare for Saturday’s first-round tip against 10th-seeded Auburn at Maples Pavilion (1:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN2), Jasmine Moody has been trusting her younger teammates with what she knows about the tournament.

Phoenix Suns sign Jimmer Fredette through rest of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:45am

Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA.

‘Underdog’ Utah gymnastics feeling good ahead of Pac-12 Championship

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:47am

It’s not exactly a home meet, but the Pac-12 Championship will sure feel like it to the Utah gymnastics team.

Bracket Challenge: Which high school is the best in the state, round of 32?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:31am

The first round of the high school bracket challenge has concluded with only a handful of upsets.

NCAA in SLC: Kansas, Gonzaga roll into second round against Auburn, Baylor

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:00am

While the Jayhawks and Zags won in blowout fashion, the Tigers held off a spirited charge from upstart New Mexico State.

Mason, Baylor use stunning shooting performance to bounce Syracuse 78-69 from NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:07pm

Makai Mason poured in 22 points and four assists, and Baylor shot 53 percent from the field to out-duel the Orange 76-69 in the final game of the first round of the Salt Lake City regional Thursday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Trae Young and Donovan Mitchell's similar rookie years

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:54pm

Like Donovan Mitchell, Trae Young started slowly in his rookie year. And like Mitchell, he's ending it by showing he is franchise cornerstone.

Donovan Mitchell gifts $25K to college student after Hawks game

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:20pm

Donovan Mitchell presented a $25,000 check to Naja Brooks to help her finish school.

Huge first half lifts Gonzaga to 87-49 win over Fairleigh Dickinson

Paul Swenson,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:37pm

Coming off its first NCAA Tournament win in school history, Fairleigh Dickinson’s tournament run came to a screeching halt against Gonzaga. The Gonzaga defense shut down the Knights to claim an 87-49 win in the first round in Salt Lake City.

Late Atlanta rally ends Utah's 5-game winning streak

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:18pm

Atlanta went on a 16-4 run in the fourth quarter to beat Utah on Thursday.

'It's a brotherhood': How diverse Aggies came together for NCAA Tournament berth

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:33pm

The Aggies (28-6) have a roster of players from six different states and three different countries, including two of the only players in the NCAA from Portugal in Neemias Queta and Diogo Brito.

Lawson scores 25, propels Kansas to 87-53 blowout win over Northeastern

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:49pm

Dedric Lawson scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the No. 4 seed Jayhawks in a 87-53 blowout win over No. 13 Northeastern Thursday afternoon at Vivint Arena.

New Mexico St adds early drama but falls to Auburn 78-77 in opening SLC game

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:29pm

There will be no Cinderella story for New Mexico State this year. The Aggies gave it their all Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City, but the Auburn Tigers simply outlasted the Aggies to claim a 78-77 win.

Bergersen joins Hardnett on BYU basketball's outgoing transfer list

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:28pm

We already know that BYU point guard Jahshire Hardnett was departing as a graduate transfer. But he's not alone in leaving Provo.

Looking back at Utah’s improbable NCAA men’s basketball tournament title 75 years ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:18pm

Seventy-five years ago, the Utah men's basketball team completed one of the most improbable tournament runs in the NCAA tournament's history. Here's how they captured the nation's hearts over the course of about two weeks.