The Utah Runnin' Utes (18-10, 9-7) close out regular-season play this week, taking on both Bay Area squads. The Utes open the week hosting the California Golden Bears (19-9, 10-6) this Thursday, March 2, at the Huntsman Center. Tip-off between the Utes and Bears is set for 9 p.m. MST.
The Utah Runnin' Utes (17-10, 8-7) will head to Boulder, Colo., for a single mid-week contest against the Colorado Buffaloes (16-12, 6-9), this Thursday, Feb. 23. Tip-off between the Utes and Buffs is set for 9 p.m. MST at Coors Events Center.
Freshman Jayce Johnson registered his first career double-double with a team-high 14 points and 12 rebounds, but the Utah Runnin' Utes (17-9, 8-6) were handed a road loss to the No. 7-ranked Oregon Ducks (23-4, 12-2) Thursday evening at Matthew Knight Arena.