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Runnin’ Utes Hit the Road for Thursday Night Tilt Versus Beavers

Runnin' Utes Hit the Road for Thursday Night Tilt Versus Beavers

SALT LAKE CITY – Sitting in second heading into the turn in the Pac-12 standings, the Utah men’s basketball team looks to pick up its first road win of 2023 in conference play this Thursday, Jan. 26, when it squares off against Oregon State at 9 p.m. (MT).
JB Long will once again guide fans through the action while former Husky Eldridge Recasner serves as the analyst in the Pac-12 Networks broadcast as the Runnin’ Utes look for their first win in Corvallis since Dec. 31, 2018.
With Utah hitting the road this week, the Runnin’ Utes got a head start on #SuitsAndSneakers Week as it partnered with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to raise money for cancer research. Utah will be wearing the NABC/Coaches vs. Cancer lapel pins this week on the road and wear White sneakers in support of #SuitsAndSneakers Week. To learn more about the Coaches vs. Cancer Week initiative, please visit
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Utah completed the season sweep at home against the Washington schools for the seventh time since joining the league in 2011-12. The Runnin’ Utes first bested Washington State 77-63 before dominating Washington 86-61. With Utah only playing UW at home this season, the 2022-23 squad is just the third team to complete the season sweep of the Washington schools – joining the 2016-17 and 2017-18 teams who went 4-0 those seasons.



After averaging 26.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals to go with a .724 (21-of-29) shooting clip in the two games last week Utah center Branden Carlson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week.


It was the first player of the week honor for the 7-footer and joins Rollie Worster as the second Ute to earn the accolade this season. This is the first time since the 2019-20 season that the Utes have earned this award at least twice and with two different players in a single-season. It just the fourth time Utah has had multiple player of the week accolades in a single season since joining the league in 2011-12.


The South Jordan, Utah, product opened the week with a career-high 28 points – the third time this season he’s bested his previous career-high – against Washington State going a near perfect 11-of-12 from…

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