Utah Rumors & News

  • Utah's Larry Krystkowiak earns $19 million contract through 2022-23

    CBSSports.com "Larry Krystkowiak has turned Utah from a six-win team to a 26-win team in three years, and this past March got the Utes to a Sweet 16, where they lost to eventual national champion Duke. For his efforts -- and because he's become a commodity on the coaching market -- Utah announced on Wednesday..." April 08

  • Late Duke free throw causes huge Las Vegas swing

    ESPN.com "A foul that almost wasn't called resulted in a last-second free throw that caused millions of dollars to change hands in Las Vegas. And this time the sportsbooks took the worst of it. Duke guard Quinn Cook made one of two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining, capping the Blue Devils' 63-57..." March 28

  • Delon Wright doesn’t need to score to be Utes’ MVP

    Salt Lake Tribune "In the critical moments of the University of Utah's biggest basketball game in 10 years, senior guard Delon Wright did what seemingly everyone who watches the Utes has wanted him to do. He took over the game. Disclaimer: He did so in his usual, understated style. Wright's guiding the Utes..." March 25

  • Utah basketball: Krystkowiak changed Utes’ culture — and wins followed

    Salt Lake Tribune "In his hands, he clutched a rope. Beneath his feet, there was a cable stretching across an expanse that felt like a mile, and beneath the cable was 100 feet of sky. Larry Krystkowiak was harnessed in, so he knew if he slipped, if his hands or feet failed him, he wouldn't plummet to the ground...." March 19

  • Delon Wright dealing with sore knee, expects to start vs. Stanford

    Salt Lake Tribune "It was a heart-stopper for Utah fans at the time. Keep in mind, Delon Wright didn't know if he was going to be OK either. He went up for a rebound in warm-ups for the second half and felt some pain. He told coaches, who had been expecting to send him out for another 20 minutes against Colorado...." February 11

  • Noah Togiai, football and basketball standout, flips from Utah Utes to Oregon State Beavers

    Oregonian "In a battle Utah desperately didn't want to lose, Oregon State came out with the victory. Rivals three-star small forward/tight end Noah Togiai, who plays both basketball and football, announced via Twitter that he has switched his commitment from Utah to Oregon State on the eve of signing..." February 05

  • Utah forward Jordan Loveridge will miss time after knee surgery

    Salt Lake Tribune "Amid one of Utah's best moments of the year, there was a painful announcement. Jordan Loveridge will be out until at least the start of conference play after undergoing knee surgery this week. Called a game-time decision leading into Utah's eventual 69-68 win in overtime on Wednesday, Loveridge..." December 04

  • Utes receive commitment from JUCO wing Gabe Bealer

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Runnin’ Utes received a commitment Saturday from Gabe Bealer, a sophomore wing at City College of San Francisco, where Utah found standout senior point guard Delon Wright. Rams coach Justin Labagh told The Tribune on Saturday night that Bealer was "probably a little overlooked" in playing..." October 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Senior guard Delon Wright, Utah aim to end NCAA tournament drought

    College Basketball Talk "After reaching the Pac-12 tournament semifinals in 2012-13, Utah felt better about its chances of competing within the conference in 2013-14 for a variety of reasons. While the improved maturity of players such as Dallin Bachynski, Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor was certainly a factor, the..." July 13

  • Krystkowiak signs five-year deal to stay with Utes

    Salt Lake Tribune "It’s been in the works for weeks and maybe even months, but on Thursday, it became official: The Utah men’s basketball program has signed coach Larry Krystkowiak to a five-year deal worth $7 million total. The Tribune first reported Krystkowiak had agreed to a deal in principle on April 3, and..." April 25

  • Krystkowiak getting a new 5-year contract from Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah basketball will have its coach for the long haul. Larry Krystkowiak and athletic director Chris Hill have agreed to terms in principle on a new five-year contract, Hill told the Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday morning. The deal isn’t yet official, Hill said, because there are minor..." April 03

  • St. Mary's 70, Utah 58

    ProSportsDaily "James Walker III scored a game-high 21 points and the host Gaels rallied for the victory in the opening round of the NIT. Stephen Holt added 15 points for Saint Mary's, which will face top-seeded Minnesota in the second round. Kerry Carter had eight of his 10 points in a game-changing run late..." March 19

  • Arizona 71, Utah 39

    ProSportsDaily "Nick Johnson scored 14 points and T.J. McConnell added 13 as the Wildcats routed the Utes in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Aaron Gordon had 11 points and seven rebounds and Kaleb Tarczewski collected nine points and five boards for top-seeded Arizona (29-3), which..." March 14

  • Utah 67, Washington 61

    ProSportsDaily "Delon Wright had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Utes withstood a second-half rally by the Huskies in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Jordan Loveridge collected 13 points and nine rebounds for No. 8 seed Utah (21-10), which advances to face..." March 13

  • Utes need Wright, Loveridge to lead the way

    Salt Lake Tribune "Delon Wright sat quietly in a chair on the floor of the Huntsman Center. Utah’s point guard calmly waited for Monday’s film session to commence, his face telling the tale of someone seemingly in deep thought. About 50 feet away, Jordan Loveridge was all smiles, having an impromptu dunk contest..." March 11

  • Hoops have tied Utah star Jordan Loveridge and his dad together

    The Deseret News "In two seasons at the University of Utah, Jordan Loveridge has taken 702 shots. It’s a mere sample size when it comes to the volume of attempts the sophomore forward has made over the years. He’s done so with the help of his father, Bill, who chases down the balls and passes them back to the..." March 10

  • Stanford 61, Utah 60

    ProSportsDaily "Chasson Randle scored 22 points as the host Cardinal held off a late charge by the Utes to claim the victory in Pac-12 play. Stefan Nastic added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Josh Huestis added 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals as Stanford (19-11, 10-8) halted a three-game losing..." March 09

  • Utes hold off Cal for crucial Pac-12 road win

    Salt Lake Tribune "Finally, Utah took advantage of a big opportunity away from the Huntsman Center. Because of this, the Utes find themselves in good position, heading into the final game of the regular season. And much of it was because of Brandon Taylor’s brilliance down the stretch. The sophomore point..." March 06

  • Utah 63, California 59

    ProSportsDaily "Brandon Taylor scored 13 points and Jordan Loveridge added 12 as the Utes held on for their second road win of the season. Delon Wright had 11 points and nine rebounds for Utah (20-9, 9-8 Pac-12), which won its third straight and moved over the .500 mark in league play for the first time since..." March 06

  • Utah 75, Colorado 64

    ProSportsDaily "Delon Wright and Jordan Loveridge scored 21 points apiece to lead the host Utes, who unleashed a decisive 17-0 run spanning halftime to defeat the Buffaloes and earn a split of the season series. Brandon Taylor recorded nine points and Dallin Bachynski contributed eight as the Utes (19-9, 8-8..." March 02

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • Utah 86, Arizona St. 63

    ProSportsDaily "Delon Wright scored 22 points on 7-of-7 shooting and the host Utes built a 27-point first-half lead while routing the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 contest. Jordan Loveridge added 18 points, Renan Lenz scored 14 on 6-of-7 shooting and Princeton Onwas had 12 as Utah (18-9, 7-8) improved to 17-2 at..." February 24

  • Arizona survies Utah in OT

    Fox Sports Arizona "All the close games Arizona has been in this season -- seven within five points or less -- paid off against Utah on Wednesday night. At some point they had to. In fact, fourth-ranked Arizona had been in one-possession decisions in four of the last five games. Against the Utes, it was a..." February 20

  • Utes hold off Huskies, 78-69, in Salt Lake

    Tacoma News Tribune "Utah guard Delon Wright dribbled all by himself, a byproduct of Washington’s unintentional charity, finishing his rimward excursion with an easy, two-handed dunk that had everybody in the Huntsman Center standing. That dunk didn’t end the game, but it might as well have. It did provide an..." February 07

  • Visiting Utes are new and improved

    BuffZone.com "In the first Pac-12 game Colorado ever played, it squared off against another Pac-12 newbie - Utah. The game wasn't much of a contest, with CU routing the Utes, 73-33, on Dec. 31, 2011. The Buffs used their smothering defense to hold the Utes to 11 points in the first half. Two years later,..." February 01

  • Boyle, Buffs refocused as Utah pays a visit

    BuffZone.com "Storylines: CU has lost two in a row and is looking to avoid its first three-game skid of the season. ... CU and Utah both went 0-2 last weekend in Arizona. ... CU is 1-4 in its last five games. ... During Tad Boyle's four seasons as coach, the Buffs are 14-3 in home games that follow a road or..." February 01

  • No. 1 Arizona holds off Utah to remain unbeaten

    Arizona Republic "The price that comes with being No.1: You get everyone’s best shot. That’s how it unfolded Sunday at the McKale Center, where pesky Utah battled mighty Arizona deep into the second half, before succumbing to the Wildcats’ defensive pressure and resilience. With the 65-56 win, UA improved to..." January 27

  • ASU men's basketball claws out 79-75 win against Utah

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State hadn’t played in a week. Worse, the Sun Devils hadn’t won in 14 days. In college basketball, such moments are generally not considered the best of times, but the Sun Devils took advantage, having what one player called their best practices of the season. The result: A 79-75..." January 24

  • 7-foot brothers Jordan and Dallin Bachynski face off in ASU-Utah

    USA Today "Visitors to the Bachynski household in Calgary, Alberta, are greeted by something that, at first glance, might not seem so unique: A tall, wooden measuring stick. But take a closer look. Both sides are filled with marks from pens and markers, listing heights and dates. Jordan's side starts..." January 23

  • Utah upsets UCLA after holding off late rally

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Alford is unlikely to plan a Utah family vacation any time in the near future. The UCLA coach has not enjoyed his last two visits. His final game as New Mexico's coach was the third-seeded Lobos' loss to Harvard in Salt Lake City in the NCAA tournament last spring. His return as UCLA's..." January 19