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Last Updated Jan 24, 2015 11:14PM

Las Vegas • Like many unlucky visitors to Sin City, Utah State coach Stew Morrill couldn’t quite figure out how he lost Saturday night. “I don’t even know where to start,” he said, shaking his head after UNLV’s 79-77 overtime …

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  • UNLV guard Jordan Cornish (3) puts up a shot against Utah State forward David Collette (13) during overtime at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. UNLV won 79-77. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus)  (AP Photo/The Sun, ) Utah State basketball notes: Aggies have rebounding edge in loss to UNLV
    Las Vegas • Utah State prevailed in one battle Saturday night. During their 79-77 overtime loss at UNLV, the Aggies outrebounded an opponent for only ...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • San Diego guard Johnny Dee (1) splits four BYU defenders while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in San Diego. The BYU players are, from left to right, are: Skyler Halford, Kyle Collinsworth, Chase Fischer and Dalton Nixon).  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) BYU basketball: Cougars fall at San Diego, 77-74
    San Diego • As his point-blank, potentially game-tying shot rolled off the rim and into the hands of San Diego’s Thomas Jacobs on Saturday afternoon w...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, top, runs the ball in the first half during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) College football: Utah’s Orchard shines in Senior Bowl
    Mobile, Ala. • Utah’s Nate Orchard was chosen as the North’s most outstanding player as he helped his team defeat the South 34-13 in the Senior Bowl o...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma (35) and Utah Utes guard/forward Dakarai Tucker (14) leap up and pump together after Kuzma nailed a three-pointer causing Colorado to call a time-out during second half action in the Utah versus Colorado men's basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Utah basketball: No. 12 Utes adjusting to life as a favorite
    With every win, the Runnin’ Utes wipe away vestiges of their frustrating past few years. One more trace of those struggles just a few seasons ago cou...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • BYU basketball: Flagrant foul reverses momentum, proves costly for Cougars
    San Diego • BYU didn’t shoot the ball well enough from long range and didn’t defend the interior well enough in the second half to win on Saturday at ...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU's Kyle Collinsworth talks with members of the media Tuesday October 8, 2013. BYU basketball: Kyle Collinsworth mastering the art of the triple-double
    San Diego • There are all kinds of reasons why Kyle Collinsworth is on the verge of breaking the NCAA college basketball single-season record for trip...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah athletic director Chris Hill, left, Utah interim president Lorris Betz, and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott hold up a football jersey commemorating the day as the University of Utah officially became a member of the Pac-12 conference on July 1. Utes, other Power Five schools brace for higher cost of attendance
    Sixty-five representatives and 15 student-athletes from schools in the so-called Power Five conferences met last weekend in the nation’s capital to ex...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah basketball notes: Freshman star Poeltl rejoins Ute starters
    With a game coming up against one of the nation’s tougher defenses, the Utes want to be at full strength. They’re a step closer in that direction: Fre...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah gymnastics notes: UCLA’s Samantha Peszek tops Utah’s Georgia Dabritz in all-around
    The showdown between UCLA’s Samantha Peszek and Utah’s Georgia Dabritz was good as predicted. Unfortunately for the Utes, Peszek came out on top in Fr...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Team mates watch as Georgia Dabritz competes in the uneven parallel bars as Utah Gymnastics defeated UCLA 196.725 - 194.725 in the Huntsman Center, Friday, January 23, 2015. Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks defeat UCLA in Pac-12 opener
    Utah’s home winning streak is intact — and so, too, is the Utes’ reign over the Pac-12. Utah, the defending Pac-12 champion, sent a message it has the...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State basketball: Sacramento State preview
    — Sacramento State at Weber State P At the Dee Events Center, Ogden Tipoff • 7 p.m. TV • none Radio • 1430 AM Records • Weber State 8-10, 3-4; Sacr...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mississippi State guard Fred Thomas (1) shoots over Utah State defenders including guard Julion Pearre (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) USU basketball: Freshman Julion Pearre thriving as a starter
    Las Vegas • Utah State coach Stew Morrill has made just one change to his starting lineup all season. It’s become a win-win-win situation for the Aggi...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Josh Heupel finally makes it to Utah State
    Josh Heupel’s arrival in Logan comes far too late to save his original college coach’s job, but he certainly adds a major dimension to Utah State’s fo...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Josh Heupel, Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, answers a question during media day in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) USU football: Aggies name Josh Heupel, Kevin Clune as new coordinators
    The Utah State Aggies finally made it official on Friday, naming Kevin Clune the defensive coordinator and Josh Heupel assistant head coach, offensive...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State basketball: Wildcats “not tough enough,” Coach Rahe says after loss
    Ogden • Weber State’s already-disappointing season took a turn for the worse Thursday night, leaving coach Randy Rahe in a foul mood. After Portland S...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU basketball: Y. returns Winder; Austin still out
    Provo • Coach Dave Rose had good news and bad news for BYU basketball fans after the Cougars wrapped up basketball practice on Thursday. The good news...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State basketball: Portland State slips past Wildcats 69-63
    Ogden • Braxton Tucker scored 21 points and DaShaun Wiggins added 17 to lead Portland State to a 69-63 victory over Weber State on Thursday night at t...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michigan State safety Chris Laneaux (14) breaks up a pass intended for Baylor wide receiver Antwan Goodley (5) during the second half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas.  Michigan State won 42-41. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  BYU football: Cougars schedule a home-and-home series with Michigan State
    Provo • BYU and Michigan State announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2016 and 2020. The 2016 game, to be pla...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes guard Isaiah Wright (1) drives on Washington State Cougars guard DaVonte Lacy (25) as the University of Utah Utes host the Washington State Cougars, college basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday January 21, 2015. Utah basketball: Utes’ backcourt offsets frontcourt’s struggles in thrashing Washington State
    Minus Jakob Poeltl, on an off-night for Utah’s frontcourt, the margin of error was slim for Utah’s backcourt. But the margin of victory was large, non...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes forward Jordan Loveridge (21) celebrates a three-pointer from the floor, as the University of Utah Utes host the Washington State Cougars, college basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday January 21, 2015. Utes net leadership from wings
    It shouldn’t be a surprise that the pivotal point of Utah’s win over Washington State started with a 3-pointer. Brandon Taylor streaked by the baselin...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Georgia Dabritz is congratulated by teammates after her 9.875 routine on the vault in a super meet at the Huntsman Center on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Utah gymnastics: Utes ready for their showdown against UCLA
    Asked what it will be like when Utah’s fourth-ranked gymnastics team hosts No. 8 UCLA on Friday, coach Greg Marsden laughed. “These are the fun ones,”...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share