The madness of March is upon us. While the colleges sort out seeding for postseason play, the Utah Jazz took their league-best act out on the road and went 1-3 on a trip before the NBA All-Star break. SOuthern Utah, meanwhile, won the Big Sky Conference regular-season title and Utah Valley claimed a share of the WAC crown .
THE WEEK THAT WAS . . .
MONDAY, MARCH 1
• PELICANS 129, JAZZ 124: At New Orleans, Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 31 points as Utah fell to 1-2 on its pre-All-Star Game break trip. At 27-8, though, the Jazz still hold the league’s top record.
• NEW MEXICO 97, UTAH STATE 65: At Logan, the Aggies fell to 4-19 overall and 2-16 in record-tying fashion. Shyla Latone scored 33 points and equaled a school record by making nine 3-pointers.
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
• UTAH VALLEY 60, TARLETON STATE 58: At Stephenville, the Wolverines prevailed in Texas. Maria Carvalho led the way with 16 points, while Shay Fano added 13 and 10 rebounds.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
- SIXERS 131, JAZZ 123 (OT): At Philadelphia, Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and eight assists as Utah dropped their second straight game before the NBA All-Star break.
- OREGON STATE 75, UTAH 70: At Salt Lake City, the Utes dropped a decision to the Beavers in the Huntsman Center. Timmy Allen led Utah (10-12, 7-11) with 23 points.
- WASHINGTON STATE 57, UTAH 48: At Las Vegas, the Cougars eliminated the Utes in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Brynna Maxwell and Kemery Maxwell scored 15 and 13 points, respectively for Utah (5-16, 4-15).
- SOUTHERN UTAH 58, PORTLAND STATE 51: At Cedar City, double-doubles by Liz Graves (22 points, 13 rebounds) and Darri Frandsen (15 points, 14 rebounds) lifted the Thunderbirds (11-7, 6-4) to victory.
- UTAH VALLEY 67, TARLETON STATE 54: At Stephenville, the Wolverines (12-5, 10-4) earned their fifth straight win and secured the No. 2 seed in next week’s WAC tourney. Maria Carvalho and Shay Fano finished with 19 and 18 points, respectively, for UVU.
- NORTHERN COLORADO 83, WEBER STATE 60: At Greeley, the Wildcats were led by 19 points from Darryn Hickok and 17 by Jadyn Matthews.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4
- WEBER STATE 60, NORTHERN COLORADO 59: At Ogden, Michal Kozak hit a game-winning free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining as the Wildcats prevailed. Dillon Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds.
- UTAH STATE 72, WYOMING 59: At Logan, the Aggies capped their home slate with a victory. Justin Bean (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Neemias Queta (14 points, 13 rebounds) led the way.
- SOUTHERN UTAH 68, PORTLAND STATE 58: At Portland, the Thunderbirds moved closer to a Big Sky Conference title with a convincing win. John Knight III led SUU with 26 points. Tevian Jones added 21.
- UTAH STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE: Canceled..
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
- NEW MEXICO STATE 76, DIXIE STATE 66: At St. George, Hunter Schofield finished wih 20 points for the Trailblazers (8-12, 4-9).
- UTAH VALLEY 59, GRAND CANYON 55: At Phoenix, the Wolverines (11-9, 9-3) moved into the Western Athletic Conference lead with a win over the Antelopes. Evan Cole led the charge with 20 points.
- PORTLAND STATE 60, SOUTHERN UTAH 57 : At Cedar City, the Thunderbirds (11-8, 6-5) dropped their home finale. Madelyn Eaton had a team-high 17 points, while Liz Graves added 15 points and 13 rebounds.
- NORTHERN COLORADO 71, WEBER STATE 66: At Greeley, the Wildcats (2-19, 2-16) lost their regular-season finale. Kori Pentzer finished with 20 points.
SATURDAY, MARCH 6
- UTAH 98, ARIZONA STATE 59: At Salt Lake City, Alfonso Plummer and Mikael Jantunen each scored 15 points as the Utes (11-12, 8-11) overpowered the Sun Devils.
- SOUTHERN UTAH 73, PORTLAND STATE 54: At Portland, the Thunderbirds won the Big Sky Conference regular season title with a road win over the Vikings. John Knight III had a career-high 26 points.
- GRAND CANYON 74, UTAH VALLEY 64: At Phoenix, Fardaws Aimaq netted a team-high 14 points as the Wolverines lost a battle for the No. 1 seed in the WAC tourney. The co-champs are No. 2.
- NEW MEXICO STATE 68, DIXIE STATE 56: At St.George, the Trailblazers finished their first Division I season with an 8-13 record (4-10 in WAC play). Cameron Gooden scored a team0high 14 points.
- UTAH STATE 57, FRESNO STATE 51: At Fresno, Justin Bean (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Neemias Queta (13 points, 11 rebounds) lifted the Aggies past the Bulldogs.
- NORTHERN COLORADO AT WEBER STATE: Canceled.
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
THE WEEK AHEAD . . .
UTAH JAZZ (27-9): Friday vs.Houston (8 p.m., AT&T); Sunday at Golden State (2 p.m., AT&T/NBATV).
BYU (19-5 10-3): Monday (10 p.m., ESPN2) vs. Pepperdine or Santa Clara, WCC Tournament (Las Vegas).
SOUTHERN UTAH (19-3, 12-2): Thursday (11 a.m., Pluto TV) vs. Northern Colorado or Sacramento State, Big Sky Tournament (Boise).
UTAH (11-12,8-11): Wednesday (5 p.m., P12N) vs. Washington, Pac-12 Tournament (Las Vegas).
UTAH STATE (18-7, 15-4): Thursday (7 p.m., CBSSN) vs. UNLV or Air Force, Mountain West Tournament (Las Vegas).
UTAH VALLEY (11-10, 9-4): Friday vs. New Mexico State or Rio Grande Valley (9 p.m., WAC Digital), WAC Tournament (Las Vegas).
WEBER STATE (17-5, 12-3): Thursday (8 p.m., Pluto TV) vs. Montana or Idaho, Big Sky Tournament (Boise).
BYU (17-4, 13-3): Monday vs. San Francisco (3 p.m., BYUTV), WCC Tournament (Las Vegas).
SOUTHERN UTAH (11-8, 6-5): Tuesday vs. Northern Colorado (2 p.m., Pluto TV), Big Sky Tournament (Boise).
UTAH STATE (4-19, 2-16): Sunday vs. Wyoming (5:30 p.m., MW Network), Mountain West Tournament (Las Vegas).
UTAH VALLEY (12-5, 10-4): Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., WACD), vs. Chicago State, WAC Tournament (Las Vegas).
WEBER STATE (2-19, 2-16): Monday vs. Northern Arizona (5 p.m., Pluto TV), Big Sky Tournament (Boise).
(All times Mountain)