Utes and Buffaloes will face off in each team's inaugural Pac-12 Tournament game.
Runnin' Utes hope to grab some momentum going into Pac-12 tournament.
Utes face Oregon State Thursday, then take on Oregon Saturday.
Utes face Cardinal in final home game of the season.
Kyle Perkins returned to the team in the off-season following a two-year LDS mission at the California Ventura Mission. He originally joined the team as a walk-on transfer from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Div. II) for the 2008-09 season and redshirted due to transfer rules.
Prior to Utah
Named first-team academic all-RMAC at UCCS ... earned All-Tournament Team honors twice as a sophomore ... led the team in rebounding (5.6 rpg), was second on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg), assists (1.7 apg) and steals (1.1 spg ... posted a career-high 31 points as part of his first double-double, adding 11 rebounds against Nebraska-Kearney ... had a career-high 16 rebounds against Western New Mexico ... as a freshman, played and started in all 28 games ... ranked second on the team in steals (1.1 spg), third in rebounding (4.6 rpg) and fifth in scoring (7.3 ppg).
Named first-team All-Southwest League as both a junior and senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School ... averaged 21.9 points per game for the Panthers in 2005-06 ... knocked down a career-high 38 points against Blanding High School ... named Class 4A all-state honorable mention by the Rocky Mountain News ... member of the National Honor Society with a 3.9 GPA.
Kyle Perkins is the son of Gail and Kim Perkins ... born Oct. 2, 1987 ... has four siblings, Kistine (30), Devin (27), Kathryn (21), and Jaclyn (11) ... majoring in Health Promotion and Education and is in the pre-med program ... plans to attend dental school after college.