Go Utes!
Go Utes!
Utes Take on UTEP, New Mexico




Feb. 25, 1998

UTAH (23-2, WAC:10-2)
VS. UTEP (12-12, WAC: 3-9)
Thursday, Feb. 26-7:05 p.m. KJZZ
Special Events Center (12,222)
El Paso, Texas

VS. NEW MEXICO (21-4, WAC: 11-1)
Saturday, Feb. 28-7:35 p.m. ESPN
Huntsman Center (15,000)
Salt Lake City

PROBABLE UTE STARTERS
F-50 Alex Jensen (6-7, 225, So.) 6.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg
F-13 Hanno Mottola (6-10, 230, So.) 13.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg
C-51 Michael Doleac (6-11, 265, Sr.) 15.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg
G-34 Drew Hansen (6-5, 195, Sr.) 5.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg
G-24 Andre Miller (6-2, 200, Jr.) 13.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.9 apg

OFF THE BENCH
G-3 David Jackson (6-3, 205, So.) 3.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg
G-11 Jordie McTavish (6-0, 169, So.) 3.0 ppg, 1.0 apg
G-21 Trace Caton (6-4, 215, Fr.) 4.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg
F-31 Britton Johnsen (6-9, 200, Fr.) 2.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg
F-40 Jon Carlisle (6-9, 223, Fr.) 2.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg
F-45 Greg Barratt (6-8, 223, Fr.) 1.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg
C-52 Nate Althoff (6-11, 245, Fr.) 1.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg

QUICKLY: The 5th ranked Utes (23-2, WAC: 10-2) continue their string of four games in eight days with a road game at UTEP on Thursday and a home game against New Mexico on Saturday. The New Mexico game is the final regular season game for Utah ... the UTEP game will be televised live on KJZZ-TV while the UNM game can be seen nationally on ESPN ... both games will also be broadcast live on KALL radio and the Utah Sports Network ... the Utes are ranked 5th this week in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll and 5th in the Associated Press poll.

11 UTES MAKE HONOR ROLL: Not only are the Utes having an outstanding year on the basketball court, they are also having an excellent year in the classroom. 11 Ute players were named to the honor roll for their performance in the classroom fall quarter. Five of those players also made the Dean's List. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required to make the honor roll while a 3.5 GPA or better is required for Dean's List honors. Named to the Dean's List were GREG BARRATT, DREW HANSEN and walk-ons BRETT ALLEN, DOUG GOOCH and BRANDON SLUGA. Joining them on the honor roll were TRACE CATON, JON CARLISLE, MICHAEL DOLEAC, ALEX JENSEN, JORDIE MCTAVISH and ADAM SHARP. Eight of the 13 scholarship players made the coveted list. During RICK MAJERUS' tenure as head coach at Utah 68 players have made the honor roll.

RADIO: Both games will be broadcast live on KALL RADIO (910) AM. BILL MARCROFT will call the play-by-play with JEFF JONAS doing color. BRAD STONE handles pre and post-game show duties. Stations on the network are KOAL (Price), KSGI AM (St. George), KZEZ FM (St. George) and KVEL (Vernal). Pre-game show starts 90 minutes before tipoff.

TV: The UTEP game will be televised live on KJZZ-TV. STEVE BROWN and FRANK LAYDEN will handle the broadcast ... the New Mexico game will be televised live by ESPN. CRAIG BOLERJACK will call the action with JOHN LAMBERT adding color commentary.

UTES ON A ROLL: The Utes have been on a roll the last couple of years. They are off to a 23-2 start in the current season but dating back to last year Utah has won 37 of it's last 40 games. The three setbacks were the Feb. 12 loss at Wyoming (62-56), the Feb. 1 loss at New Mexico (77-74) and the 72-59 loss to Kentucky in last years NCAA Regional Finals in San Jose.

UTES NOTCH 26TH 20 WIN SEASON: This is the 26th season a Utah Basketball team has won at least 20 games in a season. Under RICK MAJERUS Utah has seven seasons of at least 20 wins including the last four in a row.

RICK MAJERUS' 20 WIN SEASONS:
1990-91: 30-4
1991-92: 24-11
1992-93: 24-7
1994-95: 28-6
1995-96: 27-7
1996-97: 29-4
1997-98: 23-2

RICK MAJERUS HEAD COACH 9TH YEAR Eight years under Head Coach Rick Majerus has entrenched the University of Utah in the nation's basketball power structure. Majerus, the winningest Utah basketball coach in modern times (203-57) (.781), has led the Utes to unprecedented success. In the 89-year history of Utah basketball, the Utes have never enjoyed an eight-year stretch like the Majerus tenure. Despite the fact Majerus coached just six games in his first season, due to heart surgery his clubs have averaged 22 wins per year during that time. His six postseason appearances (five NCAA) is a school coaching benchmark. Never before has a Ute team advanced to the Sweet 16 three times in a six-year span. Majerus' teams own five Western Athletic Conference championships in the decade of the 1990s, including the last three--a feat never before achieved at Utah. His Utes captured both the Mountain Division crown last year, with a near-perfect 15-1 record, and the WAC Tournament title. Majerus' success goes beyond the conference level. The 1996-97 Utes were mainstays in the nation's Top-10, going into the NCAA Tournament with a best-ever No. 2 ranking and a No. 2 seed in the tourney. The team advanced to the West Regional championship game (the Elite Eight), becoming the first Ute team to make it that far since the 1966 squad played in the "Final Four." Last Season was Utah's fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under Majerus, and its third trip to the Sweet 16. The 1990-91 Utes produced a school-record 30-4 record and made it to the Sweet 16, where they lost to defending NCAA champion UNLV. The 1995-96 Utes also made the regional tourney--running into eventual NCAA champion Kentucky in the first game. All five of Majerus' Utah NCAA teams have won at least a first-round game, with the 1993 and 1995 teams falling in the second round. Majerus also has one NIT "Final Four" to his credit while at Utah. His 1991-92 club made the trip to the Big Apple and the NIT finals, where the Utes took third. Majerus' feats have earned him national recognition and respect. The three-time WAC Coach of the Year (1991, '93, '95), was tapped for national honors in 1991 (Basketball Times' and UPI Coach of the Year) and 1992 (Playboy Coach of the Year). He is also a four-time District Coach of the Year. In a previous two-year stint with Ball State, Majerus received The Hoop Scoop Coach of the Year honors in 1988-89. Most recently, the WAC media voted him Mountain Division Coach of the Year in 1996-97. Success has followed Majerus at all of his stops. His head coaching career began at Marquette, where he compiled a 56-35 record from 1983-86 and took his teams to three NIT Tournaments. He preceded his Utah tenure with a successful two-year stint at Ball State, where he logged a 43-17 mark, including a 29-3 record and an NCAA second round berth in 1988-89. He was an accomplished assistant coach before making the jump to the top seat. In 12 years as an assistant at Marquette (1972-83), Majerus was part of 11 NCAA Tournament teams. Marquette won the NCAA Championship in 1976-77. The veteran coach also spent a year in the National Basketball Association as an assistant to Don Nelson. The Milwaukee Bucks posted a 50-32 record and made the NBA playoffs during Majerus' year on the bench (1986-87). Majerus has an international resume, as well. He served last summer as the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's 22 and under team that competed in the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. He spent the summer of 1994 as an assistant coach to Don Nelson for the USA "Dream Team 2," which featured the top NBA players in the Men's World Basketball Championships in Toronto. Majerus' reach extends into the classroom. In his time at Utah, 57 players have made the honor roll, including 12 this past spring quarter. Michael Doleac and Drew Hansen were named to the GTE Academic All-America District Team. Hansen was also chosen as the winner of the 1997 Playboy Magazine Anson Mount Scholar/Athlete Award for basketball. The 1995-96 Ute hoop team's cumulative grade point average was an impressive 2.91, while 1996-97 bunch put together a team GPA of 3.08. Born on Feb. 17, 1948, the 49-year-old Majerus is a Sheboygan, Wis., native. He graduated from Marquette in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in history. He received a master's, also from Marquette, in 1979 in guidance and counseling.

RICK'S RECORD
YEAR    TEAM        RECORD   FINISH POST SEASON
1997-98 Utah        23-2
1996-97 Utah        29-4    1st NCAA "Elite 8"
1995-96 Utah        27-7    1st NCAA "Sweet 16"
1994-95 Utah        28-6    1st NCAA 2nd Round
1993-94 Utah        14-14   5th (tie)
1992-93 Utah        24-7    1st NCAA 2nd Round
1991-92 Utah        24-11   4th NIT "Final Four"
1990-91 Utah        30-4    1st NCAA "Sweet 16"
1989-90 Utah        4-2 6th (tie)
1988-89 Ball State  29-3    --  NCAA 2nd Round 
1987-88 Ball State  14-14   --
1985-86 Marquette   19-11   --  NIT
1984-85 Marquette   20-11   --  NIT
1983-84 Marquette   17-13   --  NIT
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Utah Total: 203-57 (.781), 9th year Career Total: 302-109 (.735), 14th year-13th among active NCAA coaches in winning percentage going into the season.

DOLEAC DOIN' IT: MICHAEL DOLEAC is having an excellent season. The 6-11 senior is leading the Utes in scoring and rebounding for the season averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He leads the team in blocks with 28. Doleac is in 14th place on the Ute career scoring chart with 1,357 career points. He needs 44 points to pass JERRY CHAMBERS (1964-66, 1400 points) to move into 13th place on the list. Doleac is also in 8th place on the career rebound chart with 821 rebounds. He needs 56 boards to pass TOM CHAMBERS (1978-81, 876 rebounds) to move into 7th place on the list.

MILLER TIME: ANDRE MILLER continues to play well from the point guard position. He is second on the team in scoring averaging 13.9 points per game. He also leads the team in assists averaging 4.9 per game and steals with 53 on the year. He is averaging 2.1 steals per game. His assist to turnover ratio for the season is 4.9 assists to 2.2 turnovers per game. In WAC games he has a 5.5 assist to 1.9 turnover ratio per game. He is also shooting .567 percent from the floor for the season. He is shooting .598 in WAC play. Andre is in 4th place on the Ute career assist list with 481 assists. He needs 55 more to pass PACE MANNION (1980-83, 535 assists) and move into 3rd place on the list. Andre is among 10 finalists for USBWA Player of the Year honors. Against UNLV on Monday night he passed for a season-high 9 assists.

MICHAEL DOLEAC is currently in 14th place on the Ute career scoring list with 1,3 points. He needs points to pass JERRY CHAMBERS (1964-66, 1400 points ) to move into the 13th spot on the list.

UTES AMONG TOP TEAMS IN THE 90s: Going into the season the Utes were ranked 10th in the country for most victories and highest winning percentage in the decade of the 1990s. Utah has posted a 215-69 record during that time for a .756 winning percentage.

UTES IN 1,000 VICTORY CLUB: The Utes are one of the teams in the country with over 1,000 basketball wins in their history. In the 89 years of Utah basketball, Utah hoop teams have won 1,369 games and have lost just 730. That works out to a .652 winning percentage. Utah first started playing basketball in 1908. college basketball teams in the country this season. As a team Utah averages a little over 6-5 per man. The Ute front line is even taller averaging 6-7 3/4 per front line player.

YOUNG GUNS: The Utes field a very young team this season. Seniors MICHAEL DOLEAC and DREW HANSEN and junior ANDRE MILLER are the only upperclassmen on the squad. Four players (DAVID JACKSON, ALEX JENSEN, JORDIE MCTAVISH and HANNO MOTTOLA) are sophomores while five players (NATE ALTHOFF, GREG BARRATT, JON CARLISLE, TRACE CATON and BRITTON JOHNSEN) are freshmen.

DEFENSIVE DARLINGS: The Utes continue to play outstanding defense. No team has shot 50 percent from the field on the Utes this season, The highest a team has shot against Utah this year is .490 by Oregon State. The Utes have held teams to under 30 percent shooting twice, under 40 percent shooting 11 times and under 50 percent shooting 12 times. They lead the WAC in scoring defense and are ranked fourth in the country giving up an average of 56.6 points per game. Only two teams (Weber State and New Mexico) have scored more than 70 points on the Utes this season. Only six teams (Oregon State, Rice, BYU twice, Wyoming and UNLV) have scored at least 60 points against the Ute defense in a game.

UTES IN NCAA STATS: NCAA Basketball stats are released every Wednesday. In the latest national stats the Utes are ranked in the following categories: REBOUNDING MARGIN: 1ST, WON-LOST PERCENTAGE: 4TH, FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE DEFENSE: 9TH, SCORING DEFENSE: 4TH, SCORING MARGIN: 15TH, FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: 18TH, THREE POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: 22TH.

SERIES RECORD VS. THE MINERS: UTEP leads in the series with the Utes 31-30 ... Utes won the first meeting this year, a 62-56 victory in Salt Lake. MICHAEL DOLEAC was the top Ute scorer in that game with 20 points. ALEX JENSEN led in rebounds with 6 ... Utes have won last five games in a row ... last Miner win was 65-61 victory in El Paso during the 1995 season ... RICK MAJERUS is 12-4 vs. UTEP since he has been at Utah.

PROBABLE UTEP STARTERS
F-5 Sharif Fajardo (6-8, 225, Jr.) 15.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg
F-42 B.J. Wade (6-7, 220, Sr.) 10.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg
C-33 Jon Bomba (6-11, 230, Jr.) 1.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg
G-4 Alton Sanders (5-10, 185, Jr.) 7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg
G-11 Rico Nelson (6-1, 185, So.) 5.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg

SERIES RECORD VS. THE LOBOS: Utah leads 62-35 in the series with the Lobos ... UNM won the first game this year, a 77-74 victory on Feb. 1 in Albuquerque ... ANDRE MILLER led the Utes with a career-high 24 points. He also led in rebounds with 5 and in assists with 7.

PROBABLE UNM STARTERS
F-22 Clayton Shields (6-8, 210, Jr.) 17.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg
F-3 Lamont Long (6-4, 170, So.) 14.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg
C-4 Kenny Thomas (6-8, 255, Jr.) 17.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg
G-32 David Gibson (6-2, 165, Sr.) 5.9 ppg, 3.9 apg
G-11 Kevin Henry (6-3, 185, Fr.) 5.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg


THE WAC STANDINGS

MOUNTAIN DIVISION
TEAM    WAC     ALL GAMES
        W   L   W   L
UNM     11  1   21  3
UTAH    10  2   23  2
WYO     8   4   18  6
CSU     7   5   19  6
UNLV    5   7   14  12  
UTEP    3   9   12  12
AFA     2   10  9   14
BYU     2   10  7   20

PACIFIC DIVISION
TEAM        WAC     ALL GAMES
            W   L   W   L
TCU         12  0   24  4
Fresno St   9   3   16  9
Tulsa       8   4   17  10
Hawai'i     6   6   17  7
SMU         5   7   16  8
SDSU        5   7   12  12
Rice        3   9    6  20
SJSU        0   12   2  22

WAC GAMES THIS WEEK
MONDAY, FEB. 23
UTAH 79, UNLV 68

THURSDAY, FEB. 26
BYU at New Mexico
San Diego State at Fresno State
TCU at Tulsa
UTAH at UTEP
Colorado State at Air Force
Hawaii at San Jose State
Wyoming at UNLV
SMU at Rice

SATURDAY, FEB. 28
SMU at Tulsa
BYU at UTEP
Hawaii at Fresno State
Colorado State at UNLV
New Mexico at Utah
San Diego State at San Jose State
TCU at Rice
Wyoming at Air Force

WHAT ABOUT A TIE? Going into Thursday's games New Mexico (11-1) and the Utes (10-2) are first and second in the WAC's Mountain Division. If the Lobos beat BYU and the Utes knock off UTEP and New Mexico the two teams would finish the conference season tied with identical 12-2 records. Both teams would tie for the Mountain Division championship but the number one seed from the Mountain Division in next week's WAC Tournament would be determined by a coin flip which would take place in the WAC Office. The coin flip would come about because the Utes and Lobos split their two games during the regular season and both lost at Wyoming for their only other conference loss. The winner of the coin flip would get the number one seed with the loser being seeded number two in the tournament.

UTE SORE SPOTS: DAVID JACKSON missed the Air Force and UNLV games with a sprained ankle but is listed as probable for UTEP ... TRACE CATON has been suffering from a bruised patella but will play against the Miners.

UTES IN THE HUNTSMAN CENTER: Utah basketball teams have compiled a 353-83 (.810) record in the JON M. HUNTSMAN CENTER since the building opened for the 1969-70 season. RICK MAJERUS has posted a 113-10 (.919) record in the building since he has been the Ute coach ... the Utes have won 20 games in a row in the JMHC dating back to last season's Dec. 31 loss to Wake Forest. That is currently the 10th best home win streak in the nation.

RICK'S REMARKS: ON THE UTES: " We are playing very well. The most important thing for us is to heal and to get our guys back. I would like our guys to play with great passion and good defensively principles. We have to play defense with more purpose as a team and be careful about unnecessary turnovers." ON UTEP: " UTEP always poises a lot of problems because they play Don Haskins defense and that's good team defense and they are very smart. They are sitting there with an eight day layoff, rested and waiting on us. Hopefully, we are determined and we play with great passion." ON NEW MEXICO: "New Mexico is the team that was picked to win the league. They are the most talented team in the league. I picked them at the start of the season to go to the "Final Four." They defend very well. They have a potent three-point game that is among the best in the nation. They have a terrific player in Kenny Thomas. They have a stellar athletic cast and Dave Bliss does a good job defensively. New Mexico has tremendous quickness coupled with good size." UTE PLAYER UPDATES

The Ute Players

#51 MICHAEL DOLEAC, C (6-11, 265, SR. PORTLAND, ORE.)-Top 30 candidate #for Wooden Award and Naismith Award ... career-high 30 points against #Utah State ... 12 points and 11 rebounds in first game against Cal #State Fullerton ... missed Weber State and Southern Utah games with #sprained ankle ... leads Utes in scoring (15.4) and rebounding (7.1) #... 19 points in UC Irvine win ... 13 points, 8 rebounds vs. #Providence ... excellent game against Wake Forest with 14 points and #7 rebounds ... 21 points and 9 rebounds in OSU win ... went 2-2 from #three-point range in that game ... 20 points, 8 boards, 3 blocks, 3 #steals against Rice ... 18 points vs. BYU in Provo and Salt Lake. #Went 9-9 from the free throw line in SLC game ... 19 points vs. UNLV #in first game and 20 points and 9 boards in second meeting ... 20 #points vs.UTEP ... 14 points and 8 rebounds at CSU ... is in 14th #place on the Ute career scoring chart with 1,357 points ... shooting #.810 percent (119-147) from the free throw line ... has been top Ute #scorer in ten games this season ... named to honor roll fall quarter.

#34 DREW HANSEN, G/F (6-5, 195, SR. TOOELE, UTAH)-1997 Playboy #Magazine Anson Mount Scholarship Award winner ... was also a Rhodes #Scholar nominee ... career-high 16 points vs. Rice in Houston. Went #5-8 from three-point range in that game ... 12 points against Weber #State on 4-5 shooting from three-point range ... is 31-65 (.477) from #three-point range this season ... missed UC Irvine game with sprained #right knee ... 5 points against Wake Forest and Oregon State ... 9 #points on 3-5 shooting from three-point range against Utah State ... #career-high 7 rebounds against Asuza Pacific ... also had 5 assists #in that game ... 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 rebounds against #Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists against Rice #... 7 points, 4 assists vs. BYU in Provo ... 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 #assists 1 steal against CSU ... 8 points vs. Wyoming and UNLV in SLC #... 6 points vs. Air Force ... 5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists vs. #UNLV ... 6 points vs. BYU in Salt Lake ... named to honor roll and #Dean's List fall quarter with perfect 4.0 GPA.

#24 ANDRE MILLER, G (6-2, 200, JR. LOS ANGELES, CALIF.)- Finalist for #USBWA Player of the Year ... hit for career-high 24 points in loss at #New Mexico on 10-12 shooting from field ... also had 5 rebounds and 7 #assists ... led Utes in scoring in Fullerton game with 19 points ... #also had 7 rebounds ... had 16 points (7-8 shooting) and 4 assists #against Loyola Marymount ... 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in #Weber State win ... second on team in scoring averaging 13.9 points #per game ... 10 points, 4 assists vs. UC Irvine ... 11 points, #season-high 7 assists and 6 rebounds vs. Providence ... 7 assists was #second-highest total in Great Eight history ... 20 points against #Wake Forest, also had 3 steals ... 13 points, 6 assists in Utah State #win ... 17 points against Azusa Pacific ... averaging 4.9 assists to #2.2 turnovers per game for the season and 5.5 assists to 1.9 #turnovers in WAC play ... 18 points and career-high 11 rebounds vs. #Oregon State ... went 12-12 from free throw line (fourth best in #school history) and had 6 steals in that game ... named WAC Player of #the Week twice this season ... 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 #steals vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists #vs. Rice ... 11 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals vs. BYU in #Provo ... 17 points, 7 boards, 6 assists, 5 steals against CSU ... 8 #points, 8 assists, rebounds against Wyoming ... had no turnovers in #CSU and Wyoming games ... 12 points, 7 boards, 4 steals vs. Air Force #in first game and 20 points in second victory over the Falcons ... 10 #points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals vs. UNLV in first game and 17 #points and season-high 9 assists in second meeting ... 16 points, 6 #assists at CSU ... 4th in career assists with 481 ... shooting .567 #for all games and .598 for WAC games only ... has led Utes in scoring #in seven games this season.

#50 ALEX JENSEN, F (6-7, 225, SO. CENTERVILLE, UTAH)-Opened season #against Cal State Fullerton with career-high 16 rebounds ... also #scored 12 points in first game ... had 8 offensive rebounds against #the Titans ... had 11 points and 7 boards against Southern Utah ... #10 points in Loyola win .. 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists against UC #Irvine ... 8 rebounds vs. Providence ... played great defense against #Wake Forest. Had 7 rebounds against Demon Deacons and second Air #Force game ... 8 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Utah State ... first #double-double of season against Azusa Pacific with 15 points and 10 #rebounds ... 11 points vs. Oregon State ... 9 points, 5 boards #against BYU in Provo ... second on team in rebounding at 5.8 boards #per game ... 9 points, 8 rebounds vs. Colorado State ... tied #career-high with 17 points vs. Air Force ... also had 6 boards and 3 #steals in that game ... averaging 6.6 points per game ... has guarded #all five positions on defense this year ... named to honor roll fall #quarter.

#13 HANNO MOTTOLA, F (6-10, 230, SO. HELSINKI, FINLAND) (pronounced #MET aa LA)-Career-high 11 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton ... #scored 12 points against Titans ... had career-high 25 points and 10 #boards in win at Weber State. Also had 25 points in Loyola win ... set single game field goal record when he went 10-10 against Loyola (second best in NCAA this year) ... named WAC Player of the Week after Loyola game ... averaging 13.0 points per game ... set school record for consecutive field goals made with 13 straight in Loyola and UC Irvine games ... 16 points vs. Irvine on 7-9 shooting from field ... 17 points, 9 rebounds against Providence ... third double-double of the season against Wake Forest with 16 points and 10 rebounds ... 14 points, 7 rebounds vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... 15 points vs. Rice ... 19 points in UNLV win ... 12 points in UTEP win ... 14 points vs. New Mexico and BYU in Salt Lake ... 10 points, 8 rebounds at CSU ... 16 points and 9 rebounds in second UNLV game ... has led Utes in scoring in seven games ... named one of top foreign players in college basketball this year by Sports Illustrated.

#11 JORDIE MCTAVISH, G (6-0, 169, SO. SALMON ARM, B.C., CANADA)-Scored #8 points in first game against Fullerton ... also passed for 3 #assists ... tied career-high with 9 points against Southern Utah, #Loyola and BYU in Salt Lake ... 8 points, 4 assists in UC Irvine win #... played well in Oregon State game with 5 points, including big #three-pointer ... 5 points vs. Rice on 2-2 shooting from the field #... 6 points vs. Air Force in SLC ... averaging 3.0 points per game #... named to honor roll fall quarter.

#3 DAVID JACKSON, G (6-3, 205, SO. PORTLAND, ORE.)-5 points, 1 assist #1 steal in win at Weber State ... tied career-high with 6 assists #against Southern Utah ... 9 points on 3-4 shooting from three-point #range at Loyola ... started against UC Irvine ... 9 points, 4 assists #against UCI ... went 3-4 from three-point range in that game ... tied #career-high with 10 points against Providence ... also had 6 rebounds #and 4 assists ... 6 points, 4 assists in Utah State win ... passed #for 4 assists vs. Rice ... 5 points, 4 rebounds vs. BYU in Provo ... #went 2-2 from three-point range against Colorado State ... 8 points #vs. BYU in Salt Lake ... shooting .475 (19-40) from three-point range #... averaging 3.7 points per game ... missed Air Force and UNLV games #in Salt Lake with sprained ankle.

#52 NATE ALTHOFF, C (6-11, 245, FR. DELANO, MINN.)-4 points in opening #game against Fullerton ... also had 5 rebounds against Titans and #Southern Utah ... 4 points against Loyola ... played well vs. Wake #Forest with 3 points and 2 rebounds in 5 minutes ... career-high 8 #points against Azusa Pacific ... 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block vs. #Wyoming ... shooting .667 (12-18) from field.

#45 GREG BARRATT, F (6-8, 223, FR. SALT LAKE CITY)-3 points in opening #game against Fullerton ...4 points and 3 rebounds in win at Weber #State ... 6 points in Southern Utah win ... 7 boards against Loyola #... 4 points vs. UC Irvine ... named to honor roll and Dean's List #fall quarter.

#40 JON CARLISLE, F (6-9, 223, FR. SALT LAKE CITY)-6 points against #Fullerton, Southern Utah and Air Force in SLC ... started against #Weber State and Southern Utah ... season high 8 points and 2 blocks #against Wildcats ... 6 boards against Loyola ... shooting .581 #(24-43) from the field for season ... 4 points, 4 boards against UC #Irvine ... 5 points, 4 rebounds vs. Providence ... hit two big free #throws in Wake Forest win ... tied season high with 6 rebounds .. 3 #steals against Azusa Pacific ... 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block vs. #UTEP ... 4 points on 2-2 shooting in Wyoming loss.

#21 TRACE CATON, G/F (6-4, 215, FR. ALAMOSA, COL.)-8 points in first #game against Fullerton ... went 2-3 from three-point range ... #season-high 12 points against Weber State ... 5 points, 3 assists vs. #UC Irvine ... 3 points, 2 assists, 1 steal in Utah State win ... 9 #points on 3-4 shooting from three-point range vs. Azusa Pacific ... #also had 9 points vs. New Mexico on 3-4 shooting ... 6 points vs. #Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... 10 points, 3 rebounds vs. BYU in Provo. Also #went 4-4 in that game in last 35 seconds and played great defense ... #4 points vs. Air Force ... 7 points vs. UNLV on 4-4 shooting from #field ... 5 points vs. UTEP ... 6 points on 2-2 shooting from #three-point range in Wyoming loss ... shooting .494 from the field #(39-79) and .857 (18-21) from free throw line ... averaging 4.7 #points per game ... named to honor roll fall quarter.

#31 BRITTON JOHNSEN, F (6-9, 200, FR. MURRAY, UTAH)-Missed much of #pre-season drills and first eight games of the season with patella #tendinitis in his left knee ... had 7 points and 7 rebounds in first #game back vs. Azsua Pacific ... hit for 6 points and had 3 rebounds #vs. BYU in Salt Lake ... good game at CSU with 6 points on 3-5 #shooting ... also played solid defensive game vs. the Rams ... 5 #points in second UNLV game.


 

 

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