Men’s hoops briefs

Bogut named to finalNaismith Award listTheAtlanta Tipoff Club announcedthefourfinalistsfortheNaismithAward, which recognizes the top playerincollegebasketball.UtesophomoreAndrewBogutjoinsWakeForest’sChris Paul, Duke’s J.J. Redick, andKansas’ Wayne Simien as finalists. Thegroupwaspareddownfromamidseasonlistof30,andthefinalawardwillbepresentedApril3.Thisyear,fans willbeableto influence the finalvote while using their cell phones. Ballotscan be acquired by text messaging”PLAY” to 26222.Thefan vote will accountfor 25 percent of the total.Sweet 16 ticket informationThe Utes will square off against KentuckyFriday evening in Austin, Texas.Game Time is approximately 7:40 p.m.TicketpackagesareavailablefromWorldTektravelat1-800-879-6176oron the web at wtms.worldtek.com/utahstlouis05.From11a.m.to8p.m.Monday,all Crimson Club members, men’sbasketballseason-ticketholders,andUstudentscanbuyticketsonlineorover the phone from WorldTek.