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Ute players, coaches gain three wins, countless memories on Pac-12 China tour
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A scheduled game against the Guangdong Southern Tigers in Shenzhen was canceled because of political unrest, Krystkowiak said, so the team opted to take a bullet train to Beijing and soak in the culture.

They spent the evening at the Silk Market, and the next morning they woke up early and visited the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.

At a glance

Pac-12 China tour roster

Andrew Andrews, Washington »  Sophomore, guard

Bo Barnes, Arizona State »  Junior, guard/forward

Malcolm Duvivier, Oregon State »  Freshman, guard

Jacob Hazzard, Arizona »  Sophomore, guard

Xavier Johnson, Colorado »  Sophomore, forward

Nikola Jovanovic, USC »  Freshman, forward

DaVonte Lacy, Washington State »  Junior, guard

Jordan Loveridge, Utah »  Sophomore, forward

Roger Moute a Bidias, Cal »  Junior, forward

Cheikh N’diaye, Oregon State »  Freshman, center

Jeremy Olsen, Utah »  Junior, center

Rimmer Schuyler, Stanford »  Freshman, center

Brandon Taylor, Utah »  Sophomore, guard

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"The highlight definitely was the Great Wall," Loveridge said. "You never really get the full effect until you go there and experience it."

There, Krystkowiak may have made history by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (donate at alsa.org) on the Great Wall, and — he jokes — by using the smallest ice bucket: a cold bottle of water.

Krystkowiak was accompanied by his son, Cameron, and a couple assistants for an ambitious hike of the wall — and it ran a tad longer than they expected.

"You think you’re climbing up something and the return is going to be so much faster because you’re going downhill, but it’s probably slower," he said, describing some steps as two feet down and 6 inches wide.

So players waited by the bus while their head coach spent an hour or more longer than he expected taking in one of the wonders of the world.

The soreness has just now gone away, he said.

"The lower legs were barking."

mpiper@sltrib.com

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