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Cincinnati • It shouldn’t have worked. Devon Daniels faced a situation that Utah saw a lot on Saturday night, standing well outside the 3-point line with the shot clock ticking down. So positioned right in front of his coaches on Utah’s bench, he fired. The 3-pointer sank. And Utah’s coaching staff, which had been frantic seconds before, simply laughed. The first possession of the second half is the freshman guard in a nutshell: He does things that other players just don’t — and maybe can’t — do. And once in …

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  • Xavier’s Kaiser Gates (22) shoots against Utah’s Devon Daniels (3) and forward Tyler Rawson (21) in the first half an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Utah basketball: No. 13 Xavier outmuscles Utah on the road, 77-69
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    Updated Dec 10 2016 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sabrina Schwab on beam. University of Utah gymnastics fans got their first glimpse of this year’s team at the Red Rocks Preview intrasquad meet at the Huntsman Center, Friday, December 9, 2016.  Utah gymnastics: Coach declares Red Rocks ready for the season
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    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak talks with his team including Utah Utes guard Devon Daniels (3) and Utah Utes forward Tyler Rawson (21) as Utah hosts Montana State, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Utah basketball: No. 13 Xavier poses both challenge and example to Utes
    When Larry Krystkowiak reviewed scouting film this week on his flight to Cincinnati, he hoped for something deeper than understanding his upcoming opp...
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah head coach Lynne Roberts complains to an official about a jump ball call in a game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Utah women’s basketball: Lynne Roberts says she’s now all-in with Utah-BYU rivalry
    In her second year, Lynne Roberts has become more comfortable wearing her loyalties on her sleeve — or, more aptly, on her mailbox. The Utah women’s b...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share


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