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Runnin' Utes Open Homestand with #2 Arizona in Thursday Night Double-Header

Feb 22, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – Fresh off its weekend sweep of the Bay Area teams, the Utah men's basketball team will have its hands full as the Runnin' Utes open a three-game homestand to close out the regular-season with #2/2 Arizona this Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. (MT) inside the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
 
Alex Faust will have the call alongside Casey Jacobsen as Utah honors the USS Salt Lake City and her crew with specialized Under Amour jerseys on the FS1 broadcast.
 
MILITARY APPRECIATION GAME
Similar to football, the Utah men's and women's basketball programs will host their military appreciation games on Feb. 24 with a special edition Under Armour USS Salt Lake City jersey. In addition to the game, there will be a historical display of the USS Salt Lake City as well as displays of the men and women's jerseys.
 
For ticket promotions and more information about the USS Salt Lake City, please visit www.utahutes.com/ussslc.

 
GAME DAY PROMOTION

  • All active, reserve and retired service members receive 50% off MBB tickets with valid Military ID
  • Fans can enter for a chance to win a flat screen TV at both the men's and women's basketball games
    • To enter, show your ticket to the marketing attendant in portal 9 and fill out a form
    • To win, fans must be present at halftime of each respective games to claim their prize

 
ANTHONY'S ASCENSION
Utah's Marco Anthony has been great for the Runnin' Utes all season, but has especially been great in his last five games. Since the start of February, the 6-5 guard is averaging 10.6 points and 10.2 rebounds with a team-high 17 assists. The San Antonio native is just 1-of-7 players from a major conference to be averaging a double-double in the month of February.
 

Player Team Games Played Rebounds Per game Points Per game
Oscar Tshiebwe Kentucky 6 15.7 16.7
Armando Bacot North Carolina 6 12.3 15.2
Jabari Walker Colorado 6 11.5 16.8
Jaylin Williams Arkansas 6 10.8 14.2
Marco Anthony Utah 5 10.2 10.6
Kofi Cockburn Illinois 6 10.2 23.0
Walker Kessler Auburn 6 10.2 14.2

 
LAST TIME OUT
The Utah men's basketball team needed a team effort to win yet again last Saturday and that they did with Marco Anthony leading the team with 10 of his 13 points in the first half while Rollie Worster led the squad with all eight of his points in the second-half. Riley Battin had a huge bucket for the Utes with 1:54 left to go, after knocking down a short jump hook in the paint to put Utah ahead 57-51 before Lazar Stefanovic and Anthony hit 3-of-4 from the line to secure the win.
 
Anthony the offensive spark for Utah in the first half, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with a pair of assists. Meanwhile, Lahat Thioune played a solid first half with six points on 3-of-4 shooting in seven-plus minutes of action. Utah's bench was also productive, scoring 21 of the team's 60 points Saturday afternoon to help the Runnin' Utes pick up the series sweep over Cal and weekend sweep in the Bay Area.
 
UP NEXT
The double-header weekend continues on Saturday, Feb. 26, as women's basketball welcomes in Oregon for a noon tip-off before the Runnin' Utes battle Arizona State at 8 p.m. (MT) on ESPNU. Dave Feldman will have the call alongside Adrian Branch as Utah looks to avenge its loss in Tempe.
 
LOOKING AHEAD
The Utah men's basketball program will close out the regular-season next Saturday, March 5, against Colorado for a 7:30 p.m. (MT) tip inside the Jon M. Huntsman Center on ESPNU.
 
For the latest news and information on the Runnin' Utes men's basketball program, fans can stay connected online at www.UtahUtes.com and on social media by following @UtahMBB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
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