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HOOPS IN THE HIVE: January 3 – 9

In Beehive State hardwood action, the hometown teams faced off against plenty of big-name squads and talents, both professionally and collegiately, last week.

On the pro court, the Jazz had a up-and-down week, beating San Antonio before dropping both games of their New York road trip to the Nets and Knicks. They would, however, redeem themselves with a victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks on Friday night.

At the college level, the BYU men were forced to scramble to re-arrange their schedule when their contest against Pacific was postponed. That bumped up the Cougars’ matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga, who showed why they’re considered the nation’s top team with a 17-point win over BYU.

Here’s a complete roundup of NBA and major college basketball teams in the state:

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . 

Sunday

   JAZZ 130, SPURS 109: At San Antonio, Bojan Bogdanovic led Utah with 28 points. 

Monday

   None

Tuesday

    NETS 130, JAZZ 96: At Brooklyn, Kyrie Irving had 29 points as the Nets prevailed without Kevin Durant

Wednesday

    KNICKS 112, JAZZ 100: At New York, Austin Rivers scored 14 straight points down the stretch as the Knicks rallied to victory.

    USU MEN 77, NEW MEXICO 45: At Lubbock, Neemias Queta connected on 9-of-10 shots from the field as the Aggies topped the Lobos.

    USU WOMEN VS. NEW MEXICO: At Logan, postponed.

    UTAH MEN VS. OREGON STATE: At Salt Lake City, postponed.

Thursday

   BYU WOMEN 71, LMU 57: At Los Angeles, Shaylee Gonzales paced the Cougars with 20 points.

    EWU 78, WEBER STATE WOMEN 57: At Cheney, the Eagles had four players score 15 points or more.

   GONZAGA 86, BYU MEN 69: At Spokane, the Cougars were overpowered by the top-ranked and undefeated Bulldogs. Corey Kispert led all scorers with 23 points for Gonzaga.

   SUU MEN 85, IDAHO 80: At Cedar City, the Thunderbirds overcame a 27-point effort by Damen Thacker of the Vandals.

   WEBER STATE MEN VS. EWU: at Ogden, canceled.

Friday

   CAL BAPTIST 98, UVU WOMEN 69: At Riverside, the Lancers never looked back after taking a 36-8 lead after one quarter.

    IDAHO 69, SUU WOMEN 64: At Moscow, the Thunderbirds came up short despite a 66-37 rebounding advantage.

   JAZZ 131, BUCKS 118: At Milwaukee, Utah made a team-record 25 3-pointers to snap a two-game skid.

   USU MEN 82, NEW MEXICO 46: At Lubbock, Justin Bean posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Aggies extended their win streak to eight games.

   UVU MEN 77, CAL BAPTIST 50: At Orem, the Wolverines cruised to victory after building a 45-27 halftime lead.

Saturday

    CAL BAPTIST 62, UVU WOMEN 53: At Riverside, Josie Williams and Maria Carvalho each finished with 14 points apiece for the Wolverines.

    SUU MEN 83, IDAHO 67: At Cedar City, Tevian Jones netted 30 points and hit six 3-pointers for the Thunderbirds.

   EWU 71, WEBER STATE WOMEN 59: At Cheney, the Wildcats were outscored 34-22 in the second half. 

   IDAHO 77, SUU WOMEN 61: At Moscow, Madelyn Eaton tallied 15 points but it wasn’t enough to lift the Thunderbirds over the Vandals.

   OREGON 79, UTAH MEN 73: At Salt Lake City, Timmy Allen and Mikael Jantunen scored 23 and 20 points respectively, but it was in a losing effort to the No. 15/17-ranked Ducks.

   UVU MEN 81, CAL BAPTIST 77: At Orem, Fardaws Aimaq finished with a 23-point, 16-rebound double-double for the victorious Wolverines. Evan Cole also turned in a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

   BYU WOMEN VS. PEPPERDINE: at Malibu, postponed.

   USU WOMEN VS. NEW MEXICO: at Logan, Postponed.    

   WEBER STATE MEN VS. EWU: At Ogden, canceled.

THE WEEK AHEAD . . . 

All times Mountain

β€” BYU MEN (9-3, 0-1): Thursday at Saint Mary’s, 5 p.m., ESPN Networks; Saturday at San Francisco, 8 p.m., ESPN2.

β€” BYU WOMEN (7-2, 3-1): Thursday vs. Saint Mary’s, 6 p.m., BYUTV ; Saturday vs. Pacific, 2 p.m., BYUTV.

β€” DIXIE STATE MEN (4-2, 0-0): Friday at Rio Grande Valley, 6 p.m., WACD; Saturday at Rio Grande Valley, 6 p.m., WACD.

β€” JAZZ (5-4): Sunday at Detroit, 1 p.m., AT&T; Tuesday at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m., AT&T; Wednesday at Washington, 5 p.m., AT&T;  Friday vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m., AT&T.

β€” SUU MEN (9-1, 4-0): Thursday at EWU, 7 p.m., Pluto TV; Saturday at EWU, 1 p.mn., Pluto.TV.

β€” SUU WOMEN (3-4, 0-2): Thursday vs. EWU, 6:30 p.m., Pluto TV; Saturday vs. EWU, 6:30 p.m., Pluto.TV.

β€” USU MEN (9-3, 6-0): Thursday vs. San Diego State, 7 p.m., CBSN; Saturday vs. San Diego State, 11 a.m., CBS.

β€” USU WOMEN (4-4, 2-1): Thursday at San Diego State, 7 p.m., Stadium; Saturday at San Diego State, 2 p.m., Stadium.

β€” UTAH MEN (4-4, 1-3): Monday vs. Colorado, 4 p.m., P12N; Thursday vs. Stanford, 3 p.m., ESPNU; Saturday vs. California, 8 p.m., ESPNU.

β€” UTAH WOMEN (4-5, 3-5): Sunday at UCLA, 2 p.m., P12N; Friday vs. Stanford, 1:30 p.m., P12N.

β€” UVU MEN (4-5, 2-0): Friday at Seattle, 7 p.m., WACD; Saturday, 7 p.m., WACD

β€” UVU WOMEN (2-3, 0-2): Friday vs. Seattle, 5:30 p.m., WACD; Saturday vs. Seattle, 5:30 p.m., WACD.

β€” WEBER STATE MEN (4-3, 1-1): No games scheduled.

β€” WEBER STATE WOMEN (0-7, 0-4) : No games scheduled. 

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