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Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:06pm

Cameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle Monday night.

Eric Gordon scores 50 as short-handed Rockets take down Jazz

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:54pm

Houston didn't have James Harden or Russell Westbrook. But the Rockets had Eric Gordon.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid, 49ers’ Fred Warner: BYU alums linked by leadership at Super Bowl

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:32pm

What binds together two sides of Super Bowl LIV, Kansas City coach Andy Reid and 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, besides a shared BYU heritage? In a word: leadership.

'An overwhelming sense of loss': Jazz try to put in words what Kobe Bryant meant

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:52pm

Donovan Mitchell turned on his Xbox to try and get his mind off it. Ed Davis went home and hugged his family, cherishing the moments a little more. Quin Snyder just tried to process it all. The Jazz were hit by the death of Kobe Bryant.

Runnin' Utes 'a bunch of tough kids' led by the 'moxie' of Rylan Jones

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:22am

His season stats won’t jump off the page, but there’s little question that Rylan Jones has had a measurable impact on the University of Utah’s men’s basketball program this season.

Great Clips of the Week: From Neymar to the NBA, tributes pour in for Kobe Bryant, daughter

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:03am

Around the NBA, teams were content to start each game Sunday with a 24-second shot-clock violation, in honor of legendary No. 24 Kobe Bryant. In Northern France, Neymar dedicated a goal to the departed legend.

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

Stefanie Dazio, David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 11:44pm

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before plunging more than 1,000 feet into a hillside, an accident investigator said.

'Shocked and saddened': Kobe Bryant had a unique relationship with Utah Jazz, fans

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:34pm

Kobe Bryant's greatness eventually won out. In the end, the boos were replaced by cheers, the hate had turned to admiration and respect.

Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in copter crash, 7 others dead

Stephanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 1:11pm

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in dense morning fog in Southern California on Sunday.

Soon-to-be father TJ Haws sets BYU basketball iron-man record for consecutive starts

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:24am

TJ Haws scored 20 points to go along with four assists in the Cougars’ 83-82 loss Saturday at San Francisco for his 123rd consecutive start. The streak breaks Jeff Chatman’s run of 122-straight starts set from 1984-88.

Harding’s 32-point effort lifts Weber State to 87-85 win over Big Sky-leader Montana in OT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 12:24am

Jerrick Harding scored nine of his 32 points in overtime and Weber State rallied late to beat Big Sky Conference-leader Montana 87-85 on Saturday night.

Merrill's 5 threes help Utah State pull away from Colorado State

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:12pm

Sam Merrill drained five 3-pointers en route to a 28-point, four-assist effort that helped Utah State pull away from Colorado State 77-61 Saturday night in Logan.

Washington lifts Utah Valley over Grand Canyon 73-69

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:18pm

TJ Washington had 24 points as Utah Valley edged past Grand Canyon 73-69 on Saturday night.

Peatling propels Eastern Washington past Southern Utah in OT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:00pm

Dwayne Morgan's layup 15 seconds in gave the Thunderbirds (11-7, 4-3) their only lead in overtime. Peatling followed with a pair of layups and the Eagles led the rest of the way.

What can't Rudy Gobert do on defense? Saturday's win over Dallas shows the list is very small

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:56pm

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said that Rudy Gobert will likely win his third Defensive Player of the Year award, and Gobert's teammates think he should be considered for an even higher honor.

BYU women's hoops rebounding from low point to capture 5th straight win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:02pm

Sara Hamson had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Paisley Johnson added 12 points and four assists to help BYU women’s basketball to its fifth straight win Saturday 71-48 over visiting Santa Clara in the Marriott Center.

Chen wins short program, Knierims take 3rd pairs title

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:21pm

Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn't have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Rylan Jones scores 24 points to lead Utah past Washington State

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:11pm

Utah used two big runs to defeat the visiting Washington State Cougars 76-64 Saturday and sweep a two-game home stretch.

Gobert's late-game block pushes the Jazz over the Mavericks in thriller

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 5:49pm

In a game featuring two of the NBA’s best offenses, it was a defensive play that was the difference. Of course, that came courtesy of Rudy Gobert.