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A rating system to 10.0 is used in gymnastics to determine how good a routine is. But when it comes to judging how good one is in the Pac-12, the markers are Utah and UCLA. The two teams are the …

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  • Utah’s Kyle Kuzma, center, jumps between Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, left, and Olaf Schaftenaar, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Oregon State won 71-69. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah basketball: Utes’ errors added up to unlikely defeat to Beavers
    Corvallis, Ore. • The spike tells the story. Salt Lake City hoops statistician Ken Pomeroy publishes win probability charts with every game recap, and...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Jakob Poeltl, left, has his shot contested by Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah basketball notes: Jarmal Reid returns vs. Utes
    Coming in at the 7:19 mark, Jarmal Reid didn’t make much of an entrance: The first time he touched the ball, he threw it out of bounds. But the senior...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Jakob Poeltl, left, has his shot contested by Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah loses 71-69 at Oregon State in stunning fashion
    Corvallis, Ore. • The Utes were handed the biggest mistake of the game, and given a chance to win. Then they made the same mistake themselves. With a ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah women’s basketball: Utes bounce back from league losses
    For a team that was once 4-1 in the conference standings, a recent five-game Pac-12 slide for the Utah women’s basketball team has been a tough stretc...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 10:34 pm   |     |   Share


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