This week in hoops

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:
As good as Shaun Green and Johnnie Bryant played, Luke Nevill was better. The Big man averaged 20.5 ppg, 12 rpg and had a four assist game against Utah State.

Last Week:

Utah State 60, Utah 57
Jaycee Carroll scored 27 points and teammate Chaz Spicer hit a big 3-point shot in the final seconds to defeat the Utes.

Spicer connected from behind the arc 1.9 seconds remaining.

Utah trailed early on but an 11-2 run midway through the second half gave them the lead and the game was back and forth until the final bucket.

Rhode Island 85, Utah 84 OT
Jimmy Baron hit a pair of free throws with 19 seconds remaining in overtime to give Rhode Island the victory over Utah.

Baron scored eight in the overtime, including a pair of critical threes.

Utah had two chances to win in the final possession. Nevill had a shot blocked with two seconds left but Bryant gathered up with the ball and took an open 3-pointer at the buzzer.

This Week:

Utah hosts Cal Poly (4-3) on Saturday.

Around the Mountain West:

Air Force 10-1
Marquee Wins: at Stanford, Texas Tech, Wake Forest
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat Texas-Pan Am 78-66, beat Colorado College 82-31. The Falcons held Colorado College to just six points in the first half.
This Week: Norfolk State (12/13)

BYU 5-3
Marquee Wins: None
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat San Jose State 81-69 and lost to No. 25 Michigan State 76-61.
This Week: at Lama (12/13) and against Utah State (12/16)

Colorado State 7-2
Marquee Wins: at Colorado, Kansas State
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat Northern Colorado 75-66, beat Colorado 72-69.
This Week: The Rams do not have any games scheduled this week.

New Mexico 5-2
Marquee Wins: Colorado, Kansas State
Bad Losses: UTEP
Last Week: The previously undefeated Lobos dropped back-to-back road games against UTEP (87-63) and New Mexico State (103-72). They had beaten NMSU by three just a week before.
This Week: North Carolina A&T (12/16) and Longwood (12/17)

San Diego State 8-2
Marquee Wins: Cal
Bad Losses: at Western Michigan
Last Week: Lost to Arizona 69-48.
This Week: Host Campbell (12/12) and Loyola Marymount (12/16)

Texas Christian 6-3
Marquee Wins: None
Bad Losses: at Saint Mary's
Last Week: Beat Texas-San Antonio 62-46 and Tulane 53-51.
This Week: The Horned Frogs do not have any games scheduled this week.

UNLV 7-2
Marquee Wins: Nevada
Bad Losses: UC Santa Barbara
Last Week: The Rebels won two games at the road. They beat Hawaii 61-58 and Nevada 58-49.
This Week: Host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/17)

Wyoming 7-2
Marquee Wins: Colorado
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat Denver 91-59 and lost to Wichita State 83-69.
This Week: Hosts Lamar (12/16)


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