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The University of Utah competes against Stanford during an NCAA Basketball game at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah State’s Craig Smith Named New Coach of Utah Men’s Basketball

By Cole Bagley and Sammy Mora March 27, 2021

  The University of Utah men’s basketball team has a new leader as Craig Smith was named the newest head coach, Athletics Director Mark Harlan and Utah Athletics announced on Saturday morning.  Smith...

U of U junior forward, Timmy Allen (#1), during the game vs. the USC Trojans on Feb. 27th, 2021 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Timmy Allen Enters Name into Portal to Cap off Wild Week for Utah Men’s Basketball

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2021

  After a difficult week for the University of Utah men’s basketball program, things went from bad to worse Friday night as star Timmy Allen entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.  To...

University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak argues with a referee following a call during an NCAA Basketball game vs. The University of Oregon at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Larry Krystkowiak Out as Runnin’ Utes Head Coach

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer March 16, 2021

  The University of Utah announced Tuesday evening that men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak has been relieved of his coaching duties. The move comes after Utah posted its first losing...

University of Utah freshman guard Ian Martinez(15) in a NCAA Basketball game vs. Arizona State at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Men’s Basketball Drops Double OT Thriller Versus USC

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2021

  The University of Utah Runnin’ Utes men’s basketball team battled the USC Trojans through two overtimes but came up short, losing in dramatic fashion, 85-91.  First Half It was a slow...

University of Utah junior forward Timmy Allen (1) in a NCAA Basketball game vs. Arizona State at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Mar. 06, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Runnin’ Utes Narrowly Defeat Washington, Earn First Pac-12 Tournament Victory Since 2016

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2021

  The University of Utah Runnin’ Utes claimed their first Pac-12 tournament victory since 2016 as they defeated the Washington Huskies, 98-95. First Half It was a back and forth contest to...

U of U sophomore forward, Mikael Jantunen (#20), high-fives teammate, Alfonso Plummer (#25), during the game vs. the USC Trojans on Feb. 27th, 2021 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Runnin’ Utes Dominate Sun Devils, Win Big on Senior Day

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer March 6, 2021

  The University of Utah men's basketball team nabbed a blowout victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday afternoon, getting ready for the Pac-12 Tournament in style. This win will...

University of Utah Men's Basketball player, Pelle Larsson (#3), brings the ball down the court in the season-opening game against the University of Washington in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Pelle Larsson, Swedish Native and Runnin’ Utes Freshman Phenom

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2021

  The University of Utah Runnin’ Utes men's basketball team has endured a difficult 2020-21 season — and it is not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the new set of protocols...

U of U junior forward, Timmy Allen (#1), during the game vs. the USC Trojans on Feb. 27th, 2021 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Runnin’ Utes Commit Costly Turnovers Late, Lose to Oregon State

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2021

  Multiple mistakes and late turnovers doomed the University of Utah men’s basketball team late as they lost another to Oregon State, 75-70. First Half It was another slow start for the Utes...

U of U freshman guard, Ian Martinez (#2), during the game vs. the USC Trojans on Feb. 27th, 2021 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Runnin’ Utes Close Out Regular Season with Two-Game Homestand

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer March 3, 2021

  The University of Utah men’s basketball team will look to capitalize on a huge win as they head into the final week of their regular season. There are two more games scheduled before the Pac-12...

U of U freshman guard, Ian Martinez slams home the ball in the game vs the USC Trojans on Feb. 27th, 2021 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Runnin’ Utes Stay Connected, Grab Huge Win Over USC

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer February 27, 2021

  The University of Utah men’s basketball team grabbed a quality win Saturday night over the No. 19 USC Trojans, bringing hope for the team's future as the season's end draws near. First Half Utah...

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