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Conley’s fourth quarter leads Jazz past Grizzlies 111-107 – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) drives past Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant with help from center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Jordan Clarkson added 24 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 111-107 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory. Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 points for Utah, which defeated Memphis for the third time in a week, this time overcoming 36 points from Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Kyle Anderson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, and Dillon Brooks finished with 17 points. Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 14 rebounds. Leading scorer Donovan Mitchell was not with the Jazz for personal reasons. Mitchell was on the team’s original charter flight out of Salt Lake City before it was forced to return to the airport after striking a flock of birds on Tuesday. “I think our team showed a lot of grit,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “Mike Conley was terrific. Controlling the game, finding people. … In the end, we got

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Jazz beat Bulls for record 21st straight at home – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) flexes his muscles as Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young (21) walks away in the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz have not lost at home since the calendar turned to 2021. Their latest victory was one for the history books. Mitchell scored 26 points and the Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 113-106 on Friday night for their 21st straight win at home, a franchise record. Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Utah (37-11) won its eighth in a row overall despite getting outscored 68-40 in the paint. Jordan Clarkson scored 19 off the bench. Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points and a season-high eight rebounds. The Jazz allowed only 10 points in the paint in the fourth quarter after giving up 58 through the first three periods. “They came out aggressive. They came out wanting to get into the paint,” Mitchell said. “It’s going to happen some games. It’s just about how much can we limit it from happening? We didn’t really do too good of a job of

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Ryan Odom Named Utah State Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Cache Valley Daily

Ryan Odom, newly announced USU basketball head coach (Courtesy: Utah State) LOGAN – Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced Monday that Ryan Odom has been named the Aggies’ 20th head men’s basketball coach. In all, Odom is 126-81 (.609) in seven years as a head coach and has 24 years of collegiate coaching experience. “We are beyond excited to announce Ryan Odom as Utah State’s new men’s basketball head coach,” said Hartwell. “We had great interest from many qualified candidates and Ryan quickly distinguished himself as the clear choice. Ryan has a proven track record of accomplishments with his student-athletes, both in the classroom and on the court, and we are confident he will continue to elevate the success of our Aggie basketball program.” Odom comes to Utah State after spending the past five years as the head coach at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), leading the Retrievers to a 97-60 (.573) record, including a 50-29 mark in the America East Conference. In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, UMBC became the first-ever 16-seed to win a first round game as it posted a 74-54 win against top overall seed Virginia. In his five years

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Doncic’s 31 points pace Mavs over NBA-leading Jazz 111-103 – Cache Valley Daily

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) goes up to shoot as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday April 5, 2021. Jazz’s Mike Conley and Georges Niang look on. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 31 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added a season-high 23 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 111-103 on Monday night for their season-best fifth straight win. The NBA-leading Jazz had their nine-game winning streak halted. Jalen Brunson scored 20 points, Josh Richardson 17 and Tim Hardaway Jr. 16 as Dallas won for the first time in three games versus Utah this season. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas’ No. 2 scorer and leading rebounder, sat out with a sprained right wrist. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was pleased to hold the NBA’s No. 3 scoring team, averaging 117.2 points going in, to its lowest point total since Feb. 7 after losing the previous two games in the season series at Utah in late January. “To hold these guys to 103 is a hell of a job,” Carlisle said. “The difference was we just came out and we were much more physical than

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Booker, Paul lead Suns to 117-113 OT win over Jazz – Cache Valley Daily

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, embrace after an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Phoenix. The Suns won 117-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, Chris Paul added 29 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz 117-113 in overtime Wednesday night in an entertaining matchup between the top two teams in the NBA. The Suns scored the first five points in overtime and never trailed again. Booker had a couple of clutch mid-range jumpers to keep the Jazz behind and Paul made a 3-pointer with a minute left that pushed Phoenix ahead 114-108. Utah pulled to 114-112 on Mike Conley’s layup with 21 seconds left, but could never tie it. Paul hit two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to finally seal it and wrap up the season series with a game left. Phoenix has won seven in a row. The Suns pushed ahead 100-96 in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Jae Crowder with two minutes left. Donovan Mitchell made a contested 3-pointer with 10.4 seconds left for Utah to tie it at 102. Booker’s 3 at the buzzer was off

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Jazz rout Trail Blazers for 23rd straight home victory – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays the ball up while guarded by Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Isaac Hale) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Strong second-half defense helped the Utah Jazz break open a close game and extend their franchise-record home winning streak. Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points to lead Utah to its 23rd straight victory at home, a 122-103 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 21 rebounds, Joe Ingles added 13 points and six assists and Utah dominated the glass by outrebounding Portland 58-41 while snapping a two-game skid. “This was a must-win,” Mitchell said. “We kind of put our focus on that, not letting three go to teams who are playoff bound.” Damian Lillard scored 23 points and C.J. McCollum added 19 to lead the Trail Blazers, who lost for the third time in four games. “We couldn’t get stops,” Lillard said. Utah surged on offense in the third quarter when it erased a six-point deficit and built a double-digit lead while scoring 40 points on 57% shooting

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Jazz beat Kings 128-112, extend home winning streak to 24 – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, goes to the basket as Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, right, defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 14 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 128-112 on Saturday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 24 games. Mitchell tallied his 18th 30-point game this season, but it took him a while to heat up after a slow start. But his ability to penetrate the lane on almost every possession powered a 19-4 run in the fourth quarter. Mitchell has scored 41, 37 and 42 points in his last three games. Mike Conley had 26 points, and Joe Ingles added 20 as the Jazz scored 69 points in the second half to power past Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox scored 30 points and Richaun Holmes 25 to lead the Kings, who have lost six in a row. The final score belied the topsy-turvy nature of the game as the lead changed 17 times and the Kings often made the vaunted Jazz defense look

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Wizards snap Utah’s 24-game home winning streak, win 125-121 – Cache Valley Daily

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 34 points to help the Washington Wizards beat Utah 125-121 on Monday night, ending a franchise-record, 24-game home winning streak for the Jazz. Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for the Wizards. Daniel Gafford matched his season high with 15 points while Robin Lopez and Davis Bertans each chipped in 10 for Washington. The Wizards swept the season series with the Jazz after shooting 52% from the field and 47% from 3-point range. Donovan Mitchell scored 42 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added a season-high 33 for Utah. Joe Ingles chipped in 18 but the Jazz also had a two-game winning streak snapped while losing at home for the first time in 2021. The Jazz rallied late and cut a 19-point deficit to 121-119 on a driving layup from Mitchell with 12.3 seconds left. Beal hit a pair of free throws with 11.5 seconds remaining. Bogdanovic missed a corner 3-pointer on

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Neemias Queta and Autumn DeHarde named Male and Female Athlete of the Year – Cache Valley Daily

Neemias Queta, left, and Autumn Deharde, right, were named the Male and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively, at the annual Robins Awards LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball junior Neemias Queta and gymnastics senior Autumn DeHarde were named the Male and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively, at the annual Robins Awards, taking place via an online stream on Saturday, April 10.   Queta rewrote the defensive record books at Utah State, setting records in single-game, single-season and career blocks during his three years at Utah State. Queta finished the 2020-21 season as one of four finalists for the Naismith Defense Player of the Year, given annually to the top defender in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Queta led the nation with 97 blocks in 2020-21 and was the only player in the Mountain West to finish the year averaging a double-double, turning in 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Futhermore, Queta is one of only two players in the NCAA since 1992-93 to finish the year averaging more than 14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Queta was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year twice in his career

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