Larry Krystkowiak, the only men’s basketball coach Utah has had during its Pac-12 era, is no longer at the helm of the program. He had a 183-139 record in 10 seasons with the Utes, including a 91-90 mark in conference play. The team hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament field since 2016, or the NIT since 2018. Utah went 12-13 this past season.
The Utes won all of their meets this season and enter the NCAA Championships, March 10-13 at Cannon Mountain and the Jackson Nordic Center in Franconia, New Hampshire, as the team to beat. They’re one of just eight squads — joining Alaska-Anchorage, Colorado, Denver, Montana State, New Hampshire, St. Lawrence and Vermont —to have the maximum 12 qualifiers.