— Alfonso Plummer scored 21 points, Timmy Allen added 14, and Utah used an 18-0 run midway through the second half to pull away for a 76-62 win over Washington on Thursday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.
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Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich preview the Pac-12.
- Utah coach, multiple players positive for virus
- Ohio State, Memphis in Crossover Classic field
- Pac-12 gives hoops go-ahead for Nov. 25 start
- Utah going to furlough whole athletic department
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said during a radio show that he and multiple Utes players tested positive for COVID-19.
Four potential preseason top-25 teams highlight the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, including a first-round matchup between Ohio State and Memphis.
The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference's men's and women's basketball teams could begin their seasons on Nov. 25, the same day as the rest of the country.
Utah will implement department-wide furloughs as the athletic department faces a financial shortfall that has previously been estimated as potentially being in the $50-60 million range.
Both Gach, who was second on the Utes in scoring last season, announced he is transferring to Minnesota.
Utah guard Timmy Allen, a sophomore, has joined teammate Both Gach among the 205 players on the NBA's most recent early-entry draft list.
Jarod Lucas hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left and Oregon State withstood Alfonso Plummer's conference-record 11 3-pointers to beat Utah 71-69 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.
Both Gach scored a career-high 28 points, including three free throws with 0.6 seconds left, to lift Utah to a 74-72 overtime victory over Colorado on Saturday.
Matt Bradley scored six of his 21 points in overtime before fouling out, and California held on to beat Utah 86-79 on Saturday.
Tyrell Terry scored a season-high 27 points, Oscar da Silva had 20 and Stanford ended a four-game losing streak to Utah, beating the Utes 70-62 on Wednesday.
Timmy Allen scored 21 points and collected 10 rebounds, while Alphonso Plummer chipped in 18 points off the bench to lead Utah to a 79-65 victory over Southern California on Sunday.
Jules Bernard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half as the UCLA Bruins staked an early lead and outlasted Utah 69-58 on Thursday night.
Payton Pritchard scored 25 points and led an early 3-point shooting spree as No. 17 Oregon rolled to an 80-62 victory over Utah on Sunday night.
Kylor Kelley scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Oregon State to a 70-51 rout of Utah on Thursday night.
Timmy Allen scored 21 points to help Utah beat California 60-45 on Saturday night.
Branden Carlson had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks to lead Utah over Stanford 64-56 in overtime on Thursday night.
Tyger Campbell scored a career-high 22 points and UCLA defeated Utah 73-57 on Sunday to complete a Pac-12 weekend sweep.