Ute Basketball re-cap

It was not the best week for the Ute basketball team. They dropped a pair of games, including a one-point loss against Colorado to kick off a four game home stand.

Ute Player Of The Week:
Luke Nevill. The sophomore center averaged 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

Last Week:

Santa Clara 83, Utah 72
Santa Clara used a 17-2 run midway through the first half to erase a seven-point deficit and take a 29-19 edge. They would never look back and led by as many as 14. Utah closed to within 57-54 with 10:04 remaining but Santa Clara responded with a 12-2 run to finish off the visiting Utes.

Colorado 60, Utah 59
Jermyl Jackson-Wilson made a free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift Colorado to a 60-59 victory over Utah. The Utes committed two crucial turnover in the final minute, with the game tied 59-59.

Johnnie Bryant scored 20 points for the Utes, including the first 11 to start the second half. Nevill added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Richard Roby scored 22 points for the Buffs.

This Week:

Utah hosts Rice (2-3) and Weber State (4-1) on Saturday and Wednesday respectively.

Last week in the Mountain West:

Air Force: The Falcons moved to 6-1, suffering their first loss on the year. AFA beat Colorado 84-46, but fell 71-56 at Duke. They followed that up with wins over Texas Tech and Radford. NEXT UP: 11/29 against Wake Forest.

BYU: The Cougars went 3-0 on the week beating Idaho State, Portland and Southern Utah. They are 3-1 overall. NEXT UP: 11/29 at Boise State

Colorado State: The Rams beat Montana State and Boise State in a pair of games in Fort Collins. NEXT UP: 11/29 at Denver

New Mexico: The Lobos moved to 4-0 after beating Bob Huggins and Kansas State 78-54. NEXT UP: 11/28 against New Mexico State

San Diego State: The Aztecs continue to role. They are 6-0 after edging Cal 86-79 and blew out UC Riverside 79-45. NEXT UP: 11.25 at UCSB

Texas Christian: The Frogs beat Texas Arlington (97-89) and fell to St. Mary's. NEXT UP: 11/29 against Texas Tech

UNLV: The 3-1 Rebels had a light week beating Washburn 53-55. NEXT UP: 11/28 at Arizona

Wyoming: The Cowboys split two games with UAB. They got the Blazers 93-87 at home and lost to them 92-71 in Birmingham. They are now 3-1. NEXT UP: 11/26 at Colorado

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