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100 Greatest Moments In Utah Basketball History

41. Feb. 16, 1991 - Josh Grant dunks over BYU's 7-foot 6-inch Shawn Bradley
42. March 2, 1991 - Utah beats BYU 72-71 OT (30-4 season)
43. 1999 - Utah over Tulsa 64-61 OT in semifinals of WAC tournament at UNLV (Utah won tournament title and finished 28-5)
44. May 19, 2005 - Utah vs. Oklahoma NCAA tournament (Utah won 67-58 to advance to Sweet 16)
45. Jan. 31, 2005 - Utah drops BYU in Provo 72-58
46. 1975 - Kodak Classic in Rochester, NY. Defeated Canisius 91-89 in a great game that was marred by a fight.
47. March 17, 1977 - Utah vs. UNLV in Western Regional at BYU (game blacked out on local TV until Utah federal judge Willis Ritter stepped in)
48. 1990 - Utah vs. Wichita State; Phil Dixon was 7-of-8 from three-point range
49. 2002 - Utah vs. Indiana. Phil Cullens was 7-of-8 from three-point range
50. 2002 & 2004 - Nick Jacobson had 7 three pointers each year against San Diego State
51. Feb. 23, 1978 - Utah beats New Mexico in SLC. Lobos were undefeated in WAC play at the time.
52. Dec. 10, 1908 - Utah's 1st Basketball game. Utes lost to YMCA 37-22.
53. Jan. 21, 1909 - Utah's 1st Basketball win. Utah topped Salt Lake High School 31-26.
54. Jan 9, 1940 - Utah's 1st game at Einer Nielson Fieldhouse. Utah topped California 41-39.
55. March 3, 1945 - Utah wins the Big 7 conference with a 56-52 thriller over BYU.
56. April 16, 1953 - Vadal Peterson resigns as head basketball coach. Record of 384-224 (.631). Peterson led Utah to two of its three national titles.
57. March 4, 1955 - Utah 99 Denver 70 to win the Skyline title
58. March 6, 1958 - Utah beats Wyoming 81-74 in overtime
59. 1970 - Utah beats Arizona in Bear Down gym for the 1st time ever, 79-74
60. March 3, 1962 - Utah 94, Wyoming 75 for Utah's 4th straight Skyline title. Billy McGill scores 50 points in the game.
61. April 10, 1962 - Billy McGill finishes season as leading scorer in the nation (38.8-point average).
62. March 12, 1966 - Utah 70 Oregon State 64 to win NCAA Western Regional. Jerry Chambers had 33 points for the Utes.
63. March 15, 1970 - Utah 78 Duke 75 in the NIT. John Hunter hit free throw with 38 seconds remaining to lift the Utes to the win.
64. March 5, 1977 - Utah 67, BYU 54 for the WAC title. Colby Leavitt had the game of his life, playing for Buster Matheney, who was ejected.
65. March 12, 1977 - Utah 72, St. John's 68 in NCAA First Round in Tucson
66. March 12, 1978 - Utah 86, Missouri 79 in NCAA Midwest regionals, double overtime. Buster Matheney had 10 points in the 2nd overtime.
67. 1979 - Utah vs. Pepperdine at UCLA. The Utes lost 92-88 after Pepperdine scored off a freakish full-court inbounds pass that sent the game into overtime.
68. March 5, 1983 - Utah stuns BYU 64-62 in triple overtime. Peter Williams had 22 points for the Utes.
69.March 17, 1983 - Utah beats Illinois 52-49 in the NCAA West Regional. Manny Hendrix had 14 points in the win.
70. March 2, 1985 - Triple overtime win over BYU, 86-85. Bobby Adair's 15-footer with four seconds remaining gave Utah the win.

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