LCC Breeze to Add Five Utah Routes


New low-cost carrier Breeze Airways is continuing its expansion with three nonstop and two one-stop routes from Provo, Utah, near Salt Lake City, the carrier announced Friday. They will be the first Utah routes from the company, which is headquartered in the state. 

Breeze is scheduled to begin daily nonstop operations between Provo and San Francisco on Aug. 4, Las Vegas on Oct. 5, and Los Angeles on Nov. 2. Daily one-stop, with no change of plane, between Provo and San Bernardino, Calif., is set to start Aug. 4, while one-stop service between Provo and New York-Westchester is to begin Oct. 5.

The news follows several announcements of the airline’s service expansions, including operations out of New York’s Westchester County AirportLong Island MacArthur Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, service between Orlando and Charleston, S.C., and 35 new U.S. routes from 10 new cities. 



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Be aware of ‘special event traffic’ across Utah this weekend


SALT LAKE CITY — If you’ll be on the roads in Utah this weekend, you’ll want to be prepared for some traffic delays from Washington County all the way to Box Elder County.

The Utah Department of Transportation is asking drivers to “pack their patience” as they head out over the next few days because some locations will be dealing with “special event traffic.”

Along with the “special event traffic,” UDOT expects more travelers in general on I-15 between Las Vegas and St. George.

Here’s what to expect:

Friday, May 6:

  • Heavier traffic than normal is expected at 3 p.m. on northbound I-15 from Salt Lake City to the State route 30 junction in Box Elder County. The funeral procession for the late Sen. Orrin Hatch will be making its way from the institute of religion building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the University of Utah campus to Newton Cemetery in Cache County.
  • City streets in Salt Lake City will be more congested due to graduation ceremonies for the University of Utah.
  • City streets in Logan will be dealing with a higher volume of cars due to graduation for Utah State University.
  • Traffic in Orem, including the University Parkway exit on I-15 will be more congested due to graduation ceremonies for Utah Valley University.
  • Streets in St. George will deal will more cars due to graduation ceremonies at Dixie State University.

Saturday, May 7:

  • From Friday May 6 to Sunday May 8, the Ironman World Championship will highly impact traffic in Washington County. The event is expected to impact SR-9 between I-15 and Hurricane, SR-7 (Southern Parkway) and SR-18 (Bluff Street) north of St. George Boulevard for most of Saturday.
    • UDOT says an alternative for travelers between I-15 and Zion National Park can use Exit 27 and SR-17 through Toquerville and La Verkin to avoid some congestion.
  • At 5:30 p.m. the Supercross World Championship will be hosted at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Doors open at 11 a.m. for the event. Surface streets will likely be congested with traffic.

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Make Reservations Now For Unique National Park Cave Tours In Utah


Cave tours are set to begin later this month at one of Utah’s most popular and unique attractions.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is opening for tours starting May 18. Reservations are a requirement and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

This is a special year for the monument, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

“We are excited to celebrate the centennial of Timpanogos Cave National Monument,” Cami McKinney, acting superintendent, said in a release. “Over the last 100 years, there is a tradition of many families coming to see the cave, communities that have supported the success of the park, and decades of bringing people together.”

A series of events are taking place in honor of the centennial, all leading to a birthday party on October 14. Events include:

  • Daily lantern cave tours
  • New exhibits in the visitor center
  • Star parties
  • A 100-day hike challenge
  • Free Saturday programs for children and families
  • Art in the Park events

“We have a lot of different activities planned,” Sheila Hunt, supervisor at Timpanogos Visitor Center, told the Daily Universe. “I think one of my favorites is called Art in the Park.”

Art in the Park will feature artists throughout the day stationed in the cave, along the trail, or at the visitor center.

100 Years Of History

Created in 1922 by proclamation from President Warren G. Harding, Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a treasure unknown to many people.

Located in American Fork Canyon on the Wasatch Range, it features an extensive cave system made up of three linked caverns: Timpanogos Cave, Hansen Cave, and Middle Cave.

Each contains a wide range of formations, including helictites, stalactites, stalagmites, calcite crusts, draperies, and frostwork.

Visiting usually takes place from sometime in May to sometime in October because of the severe weather that can occur in other months.

In order to reach the caves, visitors must first hike about 1.5 miles on a paved trail that rises more than 1,000 feet. The entrance to the caves is at an elevation of just under 7,000 feet. The weather can be hot, so visitors should be well hydrated and conditioned to walk in air that is thinner than most are used to.

Because of the severity of the trail, no strollers or wheelchairs are allowed, and no pets, food, or drinks are allowed inside the caves.

The caves include dark passages and well-lit chambers filled with pylons, pillars, and other formations that are spectacular to view.

“We honor everyone that has worked here and hiked to the caves, and we invite you back to celebrate with us all year long,” McKinney said.

Tickets, tour schedules, and lists of programs can be found on the park’s website. Tickets are $12, or $7 for those ages 2 to 11.

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The Utah Transit Authority is working in many ways to improve bus and train service.


The Utah Transit Authority is working in many ways to improve bus and train service.

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The Utah Transit Authority would like to respond to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article (”Here’s why some Utahns say they don’t ride public transportation,” April 9, and highlight that many Utahns are riding public transportation.

This is a great time for transit along the Wasatch Front, and UTA is engaged in multiple efforts to improve transit service and access for the communities we serve.

As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, UTA customers are returning in greater numbers to schools, employment, entertainment and dining destinations and events. A study sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association shows there is no direct correlation between the use of public transit and the transmission of COVID-19. Nevertheless, since the start of the pandemic, UTA has proactively ensured rider safety with enhanced daily cleaning and by encouraging riders and employees to wear masks in compliance with federal requirements.

UTA is spearheading several initiatives to expand service, improve connections and reduce travel time. Our Five-year Service Plan focuses on implementing routes and schedules that increase access and streamline connections. A 2016 federal grant provided $20 million for dozens of projects which are improving pedestrian and bicycle connections to transit.

Partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation, UTA reduces travel time and improves service through transit signal prioritization along high ridership bus corridors. The Bus Network Optimization Program leverages new technology by analyzing routes and identifying problem areas where buses commonly experience delays, which ultimately increases system efficiency.

Innovative new services, like UTA On Demand, expand our coverage in many local communities. This app-based utility picks up riders anywhere within the service zone and connects them to other UTA routes or destinations in the community. UTA On Demand first launched in 2019 in southern Salt Lake County, and most recently in Salt Lake City’s Westside neighborhoods. Two more service areas – Tooele and South Davis County – launch this summer.

Affordability is important to UTA. We continue pursuing ways to make transit more accessible for all individuals. UTA’s base fare has not increased since 2013, and in the past several years we made several changes to simplify the fare structure. Monthly pass prices have decreased, the discount rate for youth has increased and new programs are available for low-income individuals.

Free Fare February was a great success. Average weekly ridership increased by 16.2%, with a 58% increase on Saturdays. In a survey of more than 5,000 people who rode during Free Fare February, more than 20% reported trying UTA for the first time. The survey responses included 3,000 open-ended comments about their experience, and more than 80% of those comments were positive!

People rode TRAX and FrontRunner to the airport for the first time, and they traveled with their families on transit to events and activities throughout the region. Free Fare February provided valuable information, and UTA is engaged with elected officials and transportation planning partners to continue studying the benefits of free fares on UTA.

Safety remains UTA’s top priority. We utilize a variety of measures to improve rider safety through engineering, education, and enforcement. UTA’s police force and vigilant operators respond to situations and assist riders every day. We have enhanced safety with cameras installed on our buses, trains, and platforms throughout the system. We encourage everyone to “See Something, Say Something” and call our tip line at 801-287-EYES at any time.

Utahns embrace transit now and will in the future as UTA continues expanding service, enhancing access for all individuals, and delivering safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transit for Wasatch Front residents, while literally driving community and economic growth.

UTA is the answer.

Jay Fox is the executive director of the Utah Transit Authority.



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Bears Travel to Utah – California Golden Bears Athletics



The Bears Hit the Road to Salt Lake City this Friday

BERKELEY – Cal rugby team travels to Salt Lake City for its last road contest of the regular season on Friday when they take on Utah at McCarthy Track and Field at 5:30 pm PT.
 
“We are planning to rotate the lineup pretty significantly,” head coach Jack Clark said. “It’s time to take some minutes off some players where we can and give some playing time opportunity to others. It’s exciting to see how players react and perform with new opportunities. For sure Utah will be ready for us. We will need to be road focused and committed to one another.”
 
The Bears are 10-0 this season, following their win at home last week against Central Washington. They defeated the Wildcats 48-19 thanks to a dominating performance in the first half. Cal crossed the try-line five times in the first half, including a pair by Senior Nick Bloom. The Bears kept Central Washington out of the try zone for the first 35 minutes of the match and maintained the lead for all 80 minutes of the contest. Another two tries from junior Max Schumacher and a try apiece from senior Jason Severance, sophomore Will Shankland, senior Jake Broekhuizen, and senior Jack Manzo clinched the victory for the Bears.
 
Sophomore Will Shankland has bolstered the starting lineup this season, appearing six times in the starting XV and contributing five tries overall. Fellow sophomore Tom Dixon will be joining the starting lineup this Friday, his fourth appearance in the starting XVs and ninth match overall. Dixon has collected a pair of tries this season versus Cal Poly and San Diego Legion Academy. 
 
Utah holds a 1-2 record this season, with only three matches on the books due to health and safety protocols canceling their matchup with San Diego State early in the season. The Utes are coming off a tough loss to BYU on March 5. They were defeated on their home field 57-5 by the Cougars. Utah was also defeated by UCLA 57-3 on February 26 but managed a 41-21 victory over Oregon on February 12.  
 
The Bears and the Utes last went head-to-head back in the fall during the Pac-12 7s tournament hosted at Witter Rugby Field. The Bears 7s squad defeated Utah 36-5. The last time the XVs teams were scheduled to meet was back in March 2020, but the contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to that, the Cal XVs last met Utah in Strawberry Canyon for the 2019 Homecoming match where they defeated the Utes.
 
For complete coverage of Cal rugby, follow the Bears on Twitter (@CalVarsityRugby), Instagram (@CalVarsityRugby) and Facebook (/CalVarsityRugby/).

 





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Winter storm brings snow, treacherous travel to Southern Utah – St George News


Downtown Cedar City was a snowy scene Tuesday night as a winter storm moved through the region. The National Weather Service predicts additional snowfall through Wednesday, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 22, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Rain, snow, wind and near-freezing temperatures created treacherous travel conditions Tuesday evening. And Wednesday’s forecast could mean more of the same.

The Utah Department of Transportation reported on its website there were several slide-offs on Interstate 15, including a 9:45 p.m. accident at milepost 41, about one mile south of Kanarraville. Another weather-related delay in Southern Utah was reported by UDOT at milepost 73 on I-15 two miles south of Parowan.

The National Weather Service indicated the storm would bring possible snow accumulations in southern Washington County ranging from a trace to 2 inches between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Rain was heavy at times Tuesday night around St. George and Washington City, with light snow reported in Leeds around 9 p.m., according to UDOT. Snowfall was much heavier to the north and east and along the I-15 corridor.

Snow had accumulated enough to make driving conditions tricky in Cedar City, and the NWS was predicting an additional 1-3 inches by storm’s end early Wednesday evening.

Wet, heavy snow clings to branches in Cedar City on Tuesday night. The National Weather Service predicts additional snowfall through Wednesday, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 22, 2022 | Photo by Alysha Lundgren, St. George News

UDOT’s Tuesday afternoon statement also included the following:

“Snow will ramp up later today and tonight, especially across Central and Southern Utah, and bring widespread road snow across the state overnight and through Wednesday.

“Heavy road snow should be anticipated across portions of southern Utah, especially over all mountains, Cove Fort/I-70 junction area and southward to Cedar City, and higher portions of I-70. Lower elevation routes including in/around St. George and west near Lake Powell will also see snow with the threat for light road snow/slush late overnight through early Wednesday.”

Precautionary and preparedness actions

Winter driving conditions will be possible across the entire watch area. Snow may accumulate in areas not typically impacted by heavy snow including the lower valleys of southern and eastern Utah.

For the most current conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website. Additional information on driving conditions can be found at the UDOT website, as well as UDOT’s Commuterlink for current road and weather conditions, or dial 511.

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Utah traffic and road construction delays affecting President’s Day weekend travel


UTAH (ABC4) – Thinking of hitting the road this President’s Day weekend?

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is advising drivers to plan ahead for traffic delays throughout the state.

Throughout this Friday (Feb. 18) and Monday afternoon (Feb. 21), expect heavier traffic delays along U.S. 6 and I-15.

As drivers take to the roads, they should plan ahead with these potential delays:

  • Eastbound U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon: up to 10-minute delays on Friday, Feb. 18 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Southbound I-15 in Cedar City: up to 15-minute delays on Friday, Feb. 18 from 2-8 p.m.
  • Northbound I-15 in Davis County: up to 10-minute delays on Monday, Feb. 21 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Westbound U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon: up to 10-minute delays on Monday, Feb. 21, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Shifted lanes due to construction along I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County. All lanes will remain open, but UDOT is urging caution when driving through construction zones.

To stay ahead of all traffic delays and updates, click here or download UDOT’s traffic app.



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Georgia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State and Utah in 2022 Fort Myers Tip-Off


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For the fifth consecutive year, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off is back and the 2022 field has been set. 

Georgia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State, and Utah make up the four-team Beach Division of the men’s college basketball event, which will take place November 21-23. All games will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The four teams in the Palms Division, which consists of four mid-major programs, will be announced at a later date.

2021 Beach Division: Shootin’ Good in the Neighborhood: Appleby delivers at buzzer as Florida beats Ohio State

2021 Palm Division: Fort Myers Tip-Off: Southern Utah crowned Palms Division champs with win over Bowling Green

The four programs in the Beach Division have combined for 90 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 33 by Marquette and 29 by Utah. Georgia Tech and sixth-year head coach Josh Pastner won the ACC Championship last season, earning its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, while Marquette and Mississippi State received at-large berths to the 2019 Tournament.

The Eagles and Bulldogs, led by Final Four head coaches Shaka Smart and Ben Howland, respectively, are also primely positioned for NCAA Tournament runs this season. Utah is under the direction of first-year head coach Craig Smith, who appeared in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments as the head coach at Utah State. 

Tickets can only be purchased through an official fan travel package. Travel packages for the 2022 Tournament will go on sale this spring, but fans can register to receive information and email alerts from the tournament. Details and registration information can be found at www.fortmyerstipoff.com/travel. Ticket-only packages, based on availability, will go on sale this fall.

Previous Fields

2018: Boston College, Loyola Chicago, Richmond, Wyoming

2019: Bradley, Kansas State, Northwestern, Pitt

2020: Auburn, Gonzaga, Kansas, St. Joe’s

2021 (Beach Division): Cal, Florida, Ohio State, Seton Hall

2021 (Palms Division): Bowling Green, Milwaukee, Southern Utah, Yale

Follow Southwest Florida Sports Writer Alex Martin on Twitter: @NP_AlexMartin. For the best sports coverage in Southwest Florida, follow @newspresssports and @ndnprepzone on Instagram. 





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Georgia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State and Utah headlining 2022 Fort Myers Tip-Off


For the fifth consecutive year, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off is back and the 2022 field has been set.

Georgia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State, and Utah make up the four-team Beach Division of the men’s college basketball event, which will take place November 21-23. All games will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The four teams in the Palms Division, which consists of four mid-major programs, will be announced at a later date.

2021 Beach Division: Shootin’ Good in the Neighborhood: Appleby delivers at buzzer as Florida beats Ohio State

2021 Palm Division: Fort Myers Tip-Off: Southern Utah crowned Palms Division champs with win over Bowling Green

The four programs in the Beach Division have combined for 90 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 33 by Marquette and 29 by Utah. Georgia Tech and sixth-year head coach Josh Pastner won the ACC Championship last season, earning its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, while Marquette and Mississippi State received at-large berths to the 2019 Tournament.

LSU center Efton Reid (15) defends against Georgia Tech center Rodney Howard (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

The Eagles and Bulldogs, led by Final Four head coaches Shaka Smart and Ben Howland, respectively, are also primely positioned for NCAA Tournament runs this season. Utah is under the direction of first-year head coach Craig Smith, who appeared in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments as the head coach at Utah State.

Tickets can only be purchased through an official fan travel package. Travel packages for the 2022 Tournament will go on sale this spring, but fans can register to receive information and email alerts from the tournament. Details and registration information can be found at www.fortmyerstipoff.com/travel. Ticket-only packages, based on availability, will go on sale this fall.

Previous Fields

2018: Boston College, Loyola Chicago, Richmond, Wyoming

2019: Bradley, Kansas State, Northwestern, Pitt

2020: Auburn, Gonzaga, Kansas, St. Joe’s

2021 (Beach Division): Cal, Florida, Ohio State, Seton Hall

2021 (Palms Division): Bowling Green, Milwaukee, Southern Utah, Yale

Follow Southwest Florida Sports Writer Alex Martin on Twitter: @NP_AlexMartin. For the best sports coverage in Southwest Florida, follow @newspresssports and @ndnprepzone on Instagram.

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Utah Falls to Washington in Double Overtime 77-73- Game Thread


Game Notes:

Last time out there were high hopes prior to tip-off especially after seeing Branden Carlson warm-up, after a tight game for about the first 10 minutes of the game the wheels fell off and the Utes lost to Washington State 71-54. It’s hard not to feel that Wednesday night was a setback after we had played much better in previous games, but in college basketball, there’s never much time to regroup and the Utes will travel to Seattle to face the Washington Huskies desperately seeking to end their 9 game losing streak. The Utes enter the game today with an 8-13 record overall and 1-10 in conference play. Both Gach leads the team with 10.1 points per game. The Utes committed 19 turnovers against Washington State and were outrebounded 39-29. The Utes will have to play with a lot more discipline and desire if they are going to beat the Huskies today. The last time Utah played Washington was January 6 (game 3 of their current losing streak) and the Utes led at one point in that game by 15 before being unable to withstand a furious Washington comeback as the Huskies won 74-68. The Washington Huskies enter the game with a 10-8 record overall and 5-3 in conference play. Terrell Brown Jr. leads the Huskies with 21.2 points per game and is absolutely the player Utah needs to limit today. Washington is coming off a 60-58 win Thursday night at home against Colorado. This game certainly presents a winnable opportunity for the Utes to finally end this 9 game losing streak. Let’s get it done Utes!

When: Saturday, January 29 at 3 pm MT

Where: Seattle, WA (Alaska Airlines Arena)

How to Watch: PAC 12 Network

First Half

The biggest news ahead of tip-off is that Dusan Mahorcic has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. As soon as we have more information we will bring it to you.

14:00- The game flying back as the first timeout comes with 13:42 left in the first half and Utah leads the Huskies 7-6. Both teams are shooting under 40% to start the game. Rollie Worster leads the Utes with 5 points, definitely a good sign after he was extremely loose with the basketball in their last game.

11:00- Game tied at 9-9 and definitely a very free-flowing game to start with the officials reluctant to call some fouls early. One worrying sign is Utah has been outrebounded 9-5 with Washington getting 4 offensive rebounds. Washington State killed the Utes last time with offensive rebounds so the Utes will have to box out and close the rebounding disparity.

8:00- Critical time for the Utes as their offense is struggling and Washington has taken advantage to get a 19-12 lead. Nate Roberts is causing all kinds of problems for Utah as he has 8 points and is getting seemingly every rebound. This has plagued the Utes all year, significant stretches without scoring and they must find a way to get better shots. Washington’s defense is causing some problems with their full-court press and intense defense and Utah must find an answer.

5:00- Great response from Utah to lead 20-19 before Washington hits back-to-back 3’s to take a 25-20 lead. Prior to the two 3’s the Utes were playing much better defense and forcing some turnovers and David Jenkins Jr. has been hitting some big shots early. It would be great to see Jenkins get going; he’s been inconsistent this year.

3:00- After a frenetic couple of minutes Washington leads 27-25. Rollie Worster with a great effort in this first half as he has 10 points including a little bank shot layup as the shot clock went off to get Utah a crucial basket. Great moment just before the timeout as David Jenkins Jr. took a terrible 3 pointer in transition (missed badly) before hustling back to draw an offensive foul. The Utes are struggling in the paint as Washington is outscoring the Utes 18-2 in the paint.

0:00- Tough end to the first half as Terrell Brown Jr. hits a stepback 3 as time expires to give the Huskies a 34-30 lead at the break. Nate Roberts has a season-high 11 points in the first half and Terrell Brown Jr. leads all scorers with 12 points. Rollie Worster leads the Utes with 10 points and David Jenkins Jr. has 7 points in the first half. Washington is shooting 54.2% from the field compared to 44% for the Utes. Utah is being outrebounded 14-9 which has greatly contributed to the big night from Nate Roberts. Utah responded well after going down by 7 to lead before Washington did just enough to give themselves a 2 possession lead at the half. Utah is going to need to force some tougher shots from Washington in the second half and control the paint defensively if we are going to grind out a win. Get it done Utah, let’s end this 9 game losing streak!

Second Half

16:00- Utah with some poor offensive possession as they have two straight possessions in which they nearly take up the entire shot clock before attempting a quick last-second shot only to have it blocked. Washington has made the Utes pay for their poor offense as the Huskies now lead 40-32; their largest lead of the game. The Utes need better ball movement and have to close out their 3 point shooters who have had some good looks throughout the game.

15:00- The Utes get a big 3 after a steal and trail Washington 40-35. Unfortunately, Nate Roberts gets fouled on another big offensive rebound on the other end. The Utes need to start building some momentum and make a run.

14:00- Quick timeout is taken but Utah on an 8-0 run and it’s tied at 40-40 in Seattle. This has been a critical point in Utah’s last couple of games so an important stretch coming up.

12:00- Lazar Stefanovic hit a big 3 in the corner to temporarily give the Utes a 43-40 lead after an impressive 11-0 run in the span of 4 minutes but Washington answers with a couple of baskets of their own to take a 44-43 lead at the timeout. The Utes are definitely showing a ton of intensity as Branden Carlson hitting the deck to get after a loose ball led to a Gabe Madsen dunk. Good effort and fight back from the Utes; hopefully we can pull it out.

8:00- Another solid stretch for the Utes as they lead Washington 51-48. The Utes are definitely increasing the tempo and are much more willing to attack the paint in the second half and it has paid off with some easy baskets. Washington has committed 12 turnovers and Utah has been able to convert. The Utes have to be smart with the basketball if they are going to win.

4:00- Oh man, this is going to be a nailbiter the whole way as Utah leads the Huskies 53-52. Weird game from the officiating crew as they are allowing a lot of contact as both teams are battling for every loose ball; should make for a physical final four minutes.

2:00- Game tied at 55-55 and after a huge offensive rebound and a big kick out to Lazar Stefanovic he hits a massive 3 to give the Utes a 58-55 lead with under two minutes to go. Buckle up Utes, let’s grind this out!

1:00- Big defensive possession for the Utes which leads to a foul on Marco Anthony after a fast break but he only hits 1 free throw. The Utes then get another big defensive stop. Free throws could be critical down the stretch.

0:00- Washington hits two critical free throws with 16 seconds left and Both Gach can’t hit the shot at the buzzer and we are headed to overtime in Seattle. Ball security again an issue as the Utes struggled to handle the full-court pressure from the Huskies. Stefanovic and Worster with 4 fouls each, definitely something to keep an eye on.

Overtime

4:00- Rollie Worster almost immediately fouls out in overtime; the Utes will need to rely on David Jenkins Jr. to help handle the ball down the stretch. Utah leads 64-61 with a free throw coming from Both Gach. The Utes have to handle the pressure from Washington’s full-court press.

2:00- Utah still leads 65-63 but Branden Carlson with 4 fouls and Bey just fouled out for Washington.

1:00- Branden Carlson with a massive 3 to give Utah a 68-66 lead.

0:00- Unbelievable as Stefanovic called for a travel and Terrell Brown is stripped as Washington attempted to get a last-second shot but Both Gach can’t get off a shot at the buzzer. Double overtime. Incredible game.

Double Overtime

3:00- Rough start to double overtime as Washington leads 74-69 after a couple of huge 3’s. Unfortunately, we have been extremely wasteful on offense as Stefanovic and then Gach end possessions with traveling violations.

0:00- I feel absolutely gutted after that one. The Utes had a great opportunity to win the game in regulation but once again poor ball security and turnovers doom the Utes. Utah falls to Washington 77-73. The Utes ended the game with 20 turnovers compared to 16 for the Huskies. The Utes shot 38.8% from the field compared to 44.1% for the Huskies. Free throws were definitely critical as the Huskies got to the line 27 times and converted 19 free throws compared to the Utes who were 13-16. Branden Carlson led the Utes with 18 points and Terrell Brown Jr. led all scorers with 29 points. The loss of Dusan Mahorcic was definitely felt in this one as his size would have been extremely helpful. The Utes are now on a 10 game losing streak. The Utes will have a few days to regroup as they will be back in action Thursday night in Salt Lake City.

Next Up: Utah vs Oregon State on February 3rd at 7 pm MT on ESPNU



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