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Pac-12 MBB power ratings: Comparing the 4 NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Pac-12 MBB power ratings: Comparing the 4 NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 3:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

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UCLA retained the top spot in the power ratings, followed by Arizona.
Alissa Pili's game-winning shots give No. 9 Utah comeback win over No. 8 UCLA

Alissa Pili's game-winning shots give No. 9 Utah comeback win over No. 8 UCLA

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 3:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili comes up clutch to help Utah erase a late UCLA lead to win the game.
Different night, same result: Runnin' Utes drop 11th straight against Ducks

Different night, same result: Runnin' Utes drop 11th straight against Ducks

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 8:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A first-half 10-minute scoring drought sunk Utah on the road against Oregon.
No. 4 Red Rocks score season high in win over No. 25 Washington

No. 4 Red Rocks score season high in win over No. 25 Washington

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 5:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah came away with a season-high of 197.975 to beat No. 25 Washington and bounce back from a disappointing performance a week ago against top-ranked Oklahoma.
Kennady McQueen hits 2 clutch 3-pointers to help No. 9 Utah women beat USC

Kennady McQueen hits 2 clutch 3-pointers to help No. 9 Utah women beat USC

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 11:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

It was Alissa Pili's return against her former team, but Kennady McQueen's night to save Utah.
Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

As Friday morning, Utah ranks No. 40 in KenPom ratings and No. 45 in the official NET ratings, which helps seed the 68-team NCAA Tournament.
Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah had no players score in double figures in the first half to build up a 16-point lead, but added to the misery for Oregon State in the second half to pull away for a 63-44 win.
Pac-12 MBB midseason awards: Arizona's Tubelis, Utah's Smith lead the honor roll

Pac-12 MBB midseason awards: Arizona's Tubelis, Utah's Smith lead the honor roll

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

We addressed the top players, coaches and stories from the first half of the 2022-23 season.
Alissa Pili found her 'joy' of basketball again, and what a change has meant to her game

Alissa Pili found her 'joy' of basketball again, and what a change has meant to her game

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili wasn't happy with her situation at USC, and there wasn't much love for the game anymore.
Former Wisconsin coach Alvis Whitted hired as Utah football receivers coach

Former Wisconsin coach Alvis Whitted hired as Utah football receivers coach

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Tuesday afternoon, Whittingham announced the hiring of Alvis Whitted as the team's newest wide receiver coach.
Red Rocks stumble in first road meet against Oklahoma, score season low 197.275

Red Rocks stumble in first road meet against Oklahoma, score season low 197.275

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 9:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

It was just not Utah's night against reigning champion Oklahoma.
Pili, Kneepkens lead No. 8 Utah past California for bounceback win

Pili, Kneepkens lead No. 8 Utah past California for bounceback win

Sonja Chen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 9:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili and Gianna Kneepkens each scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Utah to an 87-62 rout of California.
Carlson scores 25 as Utah rolls to comfortable 86-61 win over Washington

Carlson scores 25 as Utah rolls to comfortable 86-61 win over Washington

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 9:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Washington employed the zone defense, but it was no match against Utah.
No. 4 Stanford pulls away to give No. 8 Utah women 2nd loss of season

No. 4 Stanford pulls away to give No. 8 Utah women 2nd loss of season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 10:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stanford forward Cameron Brink was a problem against Utah.
Pick Six Previews: A statistical look back on the 2022 season for the Utes

Pick Six Previews: A statistical look back on the 2022 season for the Utes

Brett Ciancia, Pick Six Previews  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

While their return trip to Pasadena ended in another Rose Bowl loss, Utah's 2022 team will forever be enshrined in Utes lore for their title performance in Las Vegas.
Carlson has career night as Runnin' Utes pull away from Washington State in win

Carlson has career night as Runnin' Utes pull away from Washington State in win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 10:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Branden Carlson didn't need to say it, but he was out to prove he was the best 7-foot center on the court on Thursday night.
Pac-12 football outlook: Our projections for the 2023 conference race

Pac-12 football outlook: Our projections for the 2023 conference race

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The hottest team at the end of '22 is the pick to win it all in '23.
Pac-12 2023 football schedule: Our team-by-team breakdown and look at the big picture

Pac-12 2023 football schedule: Our team-by-team breakdown and look at the big picture

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 6:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

There are potential primetime matchups on all but one Saturday.
2023 schedule set: Utes open season with Florida, UCLA as Pac-12 opener

2023 schedule set: Utes open season with Florida, UCLA as Pac-12 opener

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 11:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

And if the nonconference slate wasn't difficult enough for the two-time reigning Pac-12 champions, the conference slate will be a gauntlet in 2023.
Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah, USU football missed lofty goals amid some success

Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah, USU football missed lofty goals amid some success

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Now that college football sadly has ended, it's time to review the optimistic preseason predictions that came up short.
Want the black curtains to come up at the Huntsman Center? Fill up the lower bowl first

Want the black curtains to come up at the Huntsman Center? Fill up the lower bowl first

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 4:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The black curtains that adorn the upper bowl of the Huntsman Center for men's and women's basketball games could be coming down, but it's a situation still in flux.
Canzano: 2023 Pac-12 Conference football schedule is set

Canzano: 2023 Pac-12 Conference football schedule is set

John Canzano  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 12:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12's athletic directors approved the schedule over the weekend.
Alissa Pili lifts No. 10 Utah women's basketball to 80-79 win over No. 14 Arizona

Alissa Pili lifts No. 10 Utah women's basketball to 80-79 win over No. 14 Arizona

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

In a matter of seconds of game time, the fates changed for No. 10 Utah women's basketball.
Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon rolls, Utah thrives and other fearless forecasts for 2023-24

Pac-12 recruiting: Oregon rolls, Utah thrives and other fearless forecasts for 2023-24

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 9:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Analyst Brandon Huffman offered his predictions for the Pac-12 next winter.
Carlson scores 21, rest of team struggles as USC pulls away for 71-56 win

Carlson scores 21, rest of team struggles as USC pulls away for 71-56 win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 12:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

USC used that run midway though the second half to pull away from Utah to claim a 71-56 win at home and give the Utes its third-straight conference loss.
Pac-12 top 10: Key players return for Utah and Washington, and other top stories from the week

Pac-12 top 10: Key players return for Utah and Washington, and other top stories from the week

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 3:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12 Networks will have a new home; it's close to the old home.
Hotline mailbag: Peeking at the '23 schedules, expansion timeline, and loads more

Hotline mailbag: Peeking at the '23 schedules, expansion timeline, and loads more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 12:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's non-conference schedule is stacked, but so is Colorado's.
Eaker scores 10.0 on beam as No. 6 Red Rocks roll to win in Best of Utah meet

Eaker scores 10.0 on beam as No. 6 Red Rocks roll to win in Best of Utah meet

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 10:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kara Eaker topped the scores, but it was just one of many strong beam performances from the Red Rocks on Friday night.
Freshman Makenna Smith making her mark on already talented Red Rocks team

Freshman Makenna Smith making her mark on already talented Red Rocks team

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 9:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Amid the former Olympians and veteran gymnasts at the collegiate level who have competed for a national championship, freshman Makenna Smith made her mark.
No. 7 UCLA overwhelms Utah 68-49 as Branden Carlson out due to illness

No. 7 UCLA overwhelms Utah 68-49 as Branden Carlson out due to illness

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 13 - 12:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

The task to dethrone No. 7 UCLA at home was always going to be a tall task.
Pac-12 football: How Pac-12 coaches voted in the final USA Today Top 25 poll

Pac-12 football: How Pac-12 coaches voted in the final USA Today Top 25 poll

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 4:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

The final poll is the only time the coaches' ballots are public.
KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah State fan top final leaderboard

KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah State fan top final leaderboard

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The college football season goes so quickly.
The Hotline's early top-25 rankings for 2023: Georgia on top as Pac-12 gobbles up spots

The Hotline's early top-25 rankings for 2023: Georgia on top as Pac-12 gobbles up spots

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 9:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Michigan, Alabama and LSU all have College Football Playoff-worthy rosters.
Utes finish season ranked No. 10 in final AP Top 25 after Rose Bowl loss

Utes finish season ranked No. 10 in final AP Top 25 after Rose Bowl loss

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 10:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

In the end, Utah dropped to No. 10 in the AP Top 25 after its 35-21 loss to Penn State in Pasadena.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Georgia was the train that couldn't be stopped ... again

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Georgia was the train that couldn't be stopped ... again

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 9:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

All the magic of college football was used in the College Football Playoff semifinal games — at least we'll have those two great games.
'Bad Moon is back': Utes starting quarterback Cameron Rising returns for senior season

'Bad Moon is back': Utes starting quarterback Cameron Rising returns for senior season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 11:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Break out the Creedence Clearwater Revival, because the bad moon is rising in Utah … again.
Receiver Devaughn Vele returns to Utah for another season

Receiver Devaughn Vele returns to Utah for another season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

As a two-time Pac-12 champion, Vele is running it back and has committed to another season at Utah, the football program announced on Twitter on Monday morning.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for college football championship game

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for college football championship game

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 10:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
Brant Kuithe announces return to Utah, says 'third time's the charm'

Brant Kuithe announces return to Utah, says 'third time's the charm'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 7:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

In a video posted to Twitter, Brant Kuithe showed highlights of his play at Utah before it says "third time's a charm."
Ducks maintain hold over Runnin' Utes, pull away for 10th straight win over Utah

Ducks maintain hold over Runnin' Utes, pull away for 10th straight win over Utah

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 7 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you've seen one game between Utah and Oregon on the court, you've seen them all.
No. 3 Red Rocks open up season with comfortable win over No. 6 LSU

No. 3 Red Rocks open up season with comfortable win over No. 6 LSU

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 11:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

It wasn't the most important meet the third-ranked Red Rocks will take part in this season, but it was a good start to what is expected to be a promising season for Utah gymnastics.
Formann scores 20, Colorado hands No. 8 Utah 1st loss 77-67

Formann scores 20, Colorado hands No. 8 Utah 1st loss 77-67

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 10:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Frida Formann scored 20 points, Jaylyn Sherrod had 16 and Colorado beat No. 8 Utah 77-67 on Friday night, sending the Utes to their first loss of the season. Aaronette Vonleh added 15 points as the Buffaloes posted their first win over an AP top-10 team since knocking off No. 1 Stanford 77-72 in overtime on Jan. 17, 2021. The loss by the Utes (14-1, 3-1) leaves only three undefeated Division I women's basketball teams. Utah was led by Jenna Johnson, who scored all 17 of her points in the second half. Leading scorer Alissa Pili finished with 14 points.
The Runnin' Utes are trending in the right direction, but it's just 'a great start'

The Runnin' Utes are trending in the right direction, but it's just 'a great start'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 10:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's a renewed confidence with a team that is willing to fight to improve, and that fight has paid off so far in large measure.
Runnin' Utes remain undefeated in Pac-12 play after 19-point win over Beavers

Runnin' Utes remain undefeated in Pac-12 play after 19-point win over Beavers

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 12:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah, which led wire-to-wire, held off Oregon State and pulled away with a 79-60 win to maintain a perfect record in Pac-12 play.
Utes receiver coach Chad Bumphis announces departure from program

Utes receiver coach Chad Bumphis announces departure from program

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 11:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

After two seasons as Utah's wide receiver coach, Chad Bumphis announced on Twitter on Wednesday his departure from the program.
Patrick Kinahan: Utah football needs to take next step

Patrick Kinahan: Utah football needs to take next step

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 10:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

Postseason success and subpar performances in nonconference games show the Utes still have plenty of room for growth.
Pac-12 bowl review: Twin collapses in LA, marginal collective improvement

Pac-12 bowl review: Twin collapses in LA, marginal collective improvement

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Pac-12 started well but went 0-2 in the marquee matchups.
Utah football is close, but there's still an elusive hurdle to climb

Utah football is close, but there's still an elusive hurdle to climb

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 12:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The result was the same, but the pain of the Rose Bowl was seemingly worse the second time.
No. 8 Utah falls to No. 11 Penn State in Rose Bowl after Rising's early exit

No. 8 Utah falls to No. 11 Penn State in Rose Bowl after Rising's early exit

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 2 - 8:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

For the second straight season, No. 8 Utah finished the Rose Bowl without its starting quarterback; and for the second year, Utah lost the Grandaddy of Them All.
Rose Bowl Game Center: No. 8 Utah vs. No. 11 Penn State

Rose Bowl Game Center: No. 8 Utah vs. No. 11 Penn State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Follow along as the No. 8 Utah Utes take on the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
Utah fan family grateful to see their child honored in Rose Bowl 'Moment of Loudness'

Utah fan family grateful to see their child honored in Rose Bowl 'Moment of Loudness'

Keira Farrimond and Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

After losing their 6-year-old son in a tragic accident, the Kimball family will honor him at the Rose Bowl's "Moment of Loudness." Some friends are wearing special shoes for it.
Pick Six Previews: Utes to get Rose Bowl win with more proven QB, coaching staff

Pick Six Previews: Utes to get Rose Bowl win with more proven QB, coaching staff

Brett Ciancia, Pick Six Previews  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 8:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

This game will look very different from last year's scoring explosion, but this time around, Utah wins the Rose Bowl outright.
The University of Utah's president/statistician-in-chief sees a rosy future for Ute football

The University of Utah's president/statistician-in-chief sees a rosy future for Ute football

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 7:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

He grew up as a stats geek. As a kid he'd go to Utes football games with his family and fill notepads charting all sorts of data. He was into analytics long before anyone called it analytics.
Even in his absence, Clark Phillips III has left his mark on Utah's corners

Even in his absence, Clark Phillips III has left his mark on Utah's corners

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Clark Phillips III's presence on the field will certainly be missed, but his work ethic and dedication to the game has left a massive imprint on the program.
Runnin' Utes sweep Bay Area schools, stay unblemished in Pac-12 play

Runnin' Utes sweep Bay Area schools, stay unblemished in Pac-12 play

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 4:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

In the second game of a Bay Area road trip, Utah maintained an unblemished Pac-12 record with a 71-66 win over Stanford in an afternoon game at Maples Pavilion on New Year's Eve.
'What a beautiful omen': Shah details why transfer Miles Battle is a big addition to Utes

'What a beautiful omen': Shah details why transfer Miles Battle is a big addition to Utes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 1:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Miles Battle joins Utah as a 6-foot-4 athlete that has experience as both a wide receiver and more recently as a corner.
Is Utah's defense built to stop Penn State's 2 dynamic freshmen running backs?

Is Utah's defense built to stop Penn State's 2 dynamic freshmen running backs?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 9:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Nittany Lions don't have C.J. Stroud or Jaxon Smith-Njigba, but they have two freshmen running backs that can potentially hurt the Utes in a different way.
Former 4-star Ole Miss cornerback Miles Battle transfers to Utah

Former 4-star Ole Miss cornerback Miles Battle transfers to Utah

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 10:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

As Utah prepares for the Rose Bowl against Penn State, the program got some welcome news Friday morning.
While near mirror images, Utah believes it has a blueprint to combat Penn State

While near mirror images, Utah believes it has a blueprint to combat Penn State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 8:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Take a quick glance at the various standard statistics tracked in college football and it would be easy to see a common theme between Utah and Penn State.