NCAA Bracket 2015: Utah Runnin' Utes to face SF Austin in Portland [Shane.Roberts, Block U]: "This is the dreaded 5/12 matchup, where the 12 seed wins a lot of the time. The last time Utah was ' they were a 5-seed, and they lost to 12-seed Arizona."
Utah basketball notes: Utes use Oregon experience to scout Stephen F. Austin [Salt Lake Tribune]: "The Utes are placed in the unusual footing of figuring out an opponent in just a few days...but Utah does have one advantage: SFA is fast-paced, undersized, and shoots well. Kind of like … Oregon...."
Utes begin NCAA tournament practices [Desert News]: "In preparation for its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, the Utah Utes got in a “miniature two-a-day without getting carried away.”
Delon Wright Named USBWA All-American [Block U]: "The U.S. Basketball Writers of America named Delon Wright a second team all-american this morning. Wright became the eighth Utah player to earn All-America honors and the first since Andrew Bogut in 2005."
Kragthorpe: Unknowns surround Utes' return to NCAA Tournament [Salt Lake Tribune]: "Such hypothetical comparisons are all anybody can use to judge Utah's prospects in the 2015 event, including Thursday's pairing vs. Stephen F. Austin in Portland, Ore. And that's what makes the Utes' return to the tournament so mysterious and intriguing. "