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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.

Bingham outlasts Copper Hills for berth in 6A championship

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:15pm

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.

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.

Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:17pm

Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night.

9 seconds of eternity: Valdez's gamewinner rallies Fremont by Riverton in 6A quarterfinal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:39pm

Karlie Valdez’s game-winning drive to the bucket in the final nine seconds of the game was all Fremont needed, and the Silver Wolves rallied by the Silverwolves 48-46 Thursday to advance to Friday’s Class 6A state semifinals.

Toolson, Ogbe propel Utah Valley to 1st win in Bakersfield under Mark Pope

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:34pm

Conner Toolson and Kenneth Ogbe hit nine of UVU's 12 3-pointers to help Utah Valley beat Cal State Bakersfield in the Icardo Center for the first time in the Mark Pope era.

With chance to jump into driver's seat, Wildcats fall to Eastern Washington 75-70

Dillon Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:32pm

Weber State's nine-game winning streak was snapped Thursday with a loss to Eastern Washington.

Collette scores 21, Utah edges UCLA 84-78

John Coon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:32pm

Beating the shot clock with a critical basket is a scenario Parker Van Dyke has practiced many times. Van Dyke has done silent countdowns in his head and fired up shots in the gym on many occasions to prepare for such a moment.

Scoresby leads Westlake to 1st-ever state semifinal with 54-47 win in 6A quarterfinal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:08pm

Marissa Scoresby scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in the second half, and Westlake advanced to the Class 6A girls basketball state semifinals with a 54-47 win Thursday evening over Hillcrest at Salt Lake Community College.

Bingham depth overwhelms upstart Northridge in 6A state quarterfinal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:29pm

Maggie McCord had eight of her game-high 11 points in the first half, and Bingham put 18 players on the court in cruising to a 61-36 win over Northridge in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A girls basketball tournament Thursday at SLCC.

Defense leads Copper Hills girls into 6A state semifinals

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:43pm

Breaunna Gillen had 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals, and the Grizzlies forced 17 turnovers to take down Layton 57-31 at Salt Lake Community College.

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:28pm

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

Devashrayee, Nawahine, Wayment set for emotional Marriott Center sendoff

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:31pm

Three players from the BYU women’s basketball team who entered the team at different times will suit up in their final regular-season home game Thursday at 7 p.m. MST against Portland.

Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale’s journey to the NBA

Kenyon Finch,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:45am

Royce O'Neale did not follow the prototypical path to the NBA. He spent two years in Europe before making the Jazz roster. Despite O'Neale's unconventional path, he has become a key piece to the surging Utah Jazz.