Johnnie Bryant is averaging a team-best 13.7 points per game in Mountain West play
Jan. 27, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - The Runnin' Utes conclude a two-game home stand against Mountain West Conference newcomer TCU on Saturday at 1:04 p.m. (MST) in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Tickets are on sale at www.UtahTickets.com (click here), by phone at (801) 581-UTIX, or at the Utah Athletics Rice-Eccles Stadium Ticket Office.
The game will be televised by ESPN Regional and shown on KJZZ-TV 14 in Salt Lake City. It will also be broadcast on Hot Ticket 700 (KALL-AM) and the Utah Sports Network.
Utah (8-9, 1-5 MWC) is 7-3 at home this season. The Utes are coming off five consecutive losses--three of which came on the road--including a 71-59 defeat to UNLV in the Huntsman Center last Saturday night.
Freshman center Luke Nevill had his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds against UNLV. Nevill is third on the team in scoring (9.3 ppg) and leads the way in rebounding (6.1 rpg).
TCU is 5-15 overall and tied with Utah and Colorado State for seventh place in the Mountain West Conference with a 1-5 record. The Horned Frogs are 0-7 on opponents' courts and 0-9 away from home this season. TCU snapped a six-game losing streak with an 85-72 win over Colorado State last Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, before losing 89-80 in overtime at BYU on Thursday night.
Senior guard Nile Murry ranks second in the MWC in scoring (16.8 ppg), seventh in three-point percentage (35.7), 17th in rebounding (4.7 rpg) and fourth in steals (2.05 spg).
The Runnin' Utes lead the all-time series 6-1 and have won four in a row over the Horned Frogs. The last time they met, Utah defeated TCU, 89-68 on March 8, 1997 in the WAC Tournament championship game in Las Vegas.