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2011-12 Utah Men’s Basketball Game Notes
 2011-12 UTAH MEN’S BASKETBALL
Schedule & Results 
November4 (Fri) Adams State (exhibiton) L, 61-60
14(Mon)SanDiegoChrisanW,58-55
16 (Wed) at Boise State L, 80-59
19 (Sat) Montana State L, 70-64
 24 (Thurs) vs. Harvard^ L, 75-47
25(Fri)vs.Massachuses^L,89-75
26 (Sat) vs. UNC Asheville^ L, 87-65
December
3 (Sat) at Fresno State L, 82-52
7(Wed)CalStateFullertonL,81-50
10 (Sat) BYU L, 61-42
16(Fri)IdahoStateW,71-5919(Mon)PortlandW,72-67
22 (Thurs) at Weber State L, 81-5031 (Sat) at Colorado* L, 73-33
January5(Thurs)WashingtonState*W,62-60(OT)7(Sat)Washington*12p.m.
12 (Thurs) at Stanford* 8 p.m.14 (Sat) at California* 8:30 p.m.
19(Thurs)Arizona*6:30p.m.21(Sat)ArizonaState*3p.m.
26 (Thurs) at UCLA* 8:30 p.m.28 (Sat) at USC* 9 p.m.
February2(Thurs)Oregon*7p.m.4(Sat)OregonState*3p.m.
9 (Thurs) at Arizona State* TBA11 (Sat) at Arizona* 12 p.m.
18(Sat)Colorado*3p.m.23(Thurs)California*7p.m.25(Sat)Stanford*6:30p.m.
March
1 (Thurs) at Oregon State* TBA3 (Sat) at Oregon* TBA
Pac-12 Conference Tournament 
Los Angeles, Calif. Staples Center 
7 (Wed) First Round Game
8(Thurs)Quarternals9(Fri)Seminals
10 (Sat) Championship* = Pac-12 Game
^=Bale4Atlans(ParadiseIsland,Bahamas)()-Opponent’sAP/CoachesrankatmeofgameAllmesMountain
Homegamesinbold.
All home games are playedat the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Utah Athletic Communications 
AssociateA.D./Dir.ofCommunicaons:
Liz Abel
AssociateDirector(MBBContact):
Kyle Harris
OcePhone:
801-581-3771
MobilePhone:
801-580-4411
Fax:
801-581-4358
E-mail:
kharris@huntsman.utah.edu
AssistantDirector(2ndMBBContact):
Mike DeVine
E-mail:
mdevine@huntsman.utah.edu
OceManager(Credenals):
Kate Sturgeon
E-mail:
ksturgeon@huntsman.utah.eduwww.UtahUtes.com
Game15
WashingtonUtah
8-6, 2-1 Pac-12 4-10, 1-1 Pac-12
at
Date:
Saturday, Jan. 7
Tipo:
12 p.m. MT
Locaon:
Salt Lake City
Arena:
Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000)
Radio
Utah Sports Radio NetworkESPN 700 AMPlay-by-Play: Bill RileyAnalyst: Jimmy Soto
Television
FSN (ROOT Sports in SLC)Play-by-play: Joel MyersAnalyst: Ernie Kent
InSLC:ComcastCh.52,DirecTVCh.683and
Dish Network Ch. 414
Internet
Forup-to-dateinformaonincludinglivestats,gamenotes,mediaguides,ckengand
more, visit
www.UtahUtes.com
.
Social Networking
facebook.com/utahmbasketball
twier.com/utahmbasketballfacebook.com/utahathlecstwier.com/utahathlecs
WashingtonatUtah-QuickHits
•Saturday’sgamemarksthe12thall-memeeng
between Washington and Utah. The Huskies lead
theseries,6-5.UWhaswonthelasttwomeengsaertheUteshadrunothreestraightwins.Theirlastmeengresultedinan83-77HuskywininSealein2007.•Utah’sleadingscoreris
Josh“Jiggy”Watkins
,at 15.5 points per game, which ranks sixth inthe Pac-12 conference (including all games). Healso tops the Utes in assists with 5.2 helpers percontest, which is second-best in the Pac-12.
Jason
Washburn
is Utah’s top rebounder at 6.9 boardsper game and second-leading scorer with 11.1points per contest.
•TheUtesarecomingoThursday’sthrilling62-60overmevictoryastheycapturedtheirrst
conference win as members of the Pac-12.
•Washington’stopscorerisTonyWrotenat17.1
points per game, which ranks second in the Pac-12.He is one of three Huskies who average doubledigits, along with C.J. Wilcox (15.6) and TerrenceRoss (14.3). Aziz N’Diaye is the Huskies’ leadingrebounder at 7.7 per contest, while Abdul Gaddyleads UW in assists with 4.8 per game.
•WashingtonwonitsrsttwoconferencegamesbeforedroppingitslastoungatColorado,87-69.
Their conference wins both came at home againstOregon State, 95-80, and Oregon, 76-60.
2011-12 Runnin’ Utes At A Glance 
#NamePos.Ht.Wt.Yr.PPGRPG*Recenthighlightsandnotes...
0 Chris Hines G 6-0 185 Jr. 7.1 1.8
Scored eight crucial points in win vs. Washington State (1/5)
1GlenDeanG5-10175Jr.----Willsitout2011-12aertransferringfromEasternWashington2AaronDotsonG/W6-4204Jr.----Willsitout2011-12aertransferringfromLSU3AnthonyOdunsiG6-3197Fr.3.51.5ScoredfourpointsatColorado(12/31),starnginplaceofHines
5 Kareem Storey G 5-10 184 Fr. 3.9 2.4*
Had four points, two assists, two boards and a steal vs. Wash. St. (1/5)
10 Dijon Farr F 6-6 219 Jr. 6.4 3.6
Scored10pointsandgrabbedvereboundsvs.Wash.State(1/5)
11AlexMortensenG6-1165Fr.0.00.0SawrstcollegiateaconatBoiseState(11/16)
13 Kyle Perkins G 6-4 194 Jr. 1.1 0.3
Had two points and two boards in career-high 20 minutes at CU (12/31)
15 Josh Watkins G 5-11 211 Sr. 15.5 5.2*
Hitgame-winningshotforUtah’srst-everPac-12winvs.Wash.State(1/5)
21 Javon Dawson F 6-6 260 R-So. 2.8 2.4 Scored four points in career-high 22 minutes vs. Wash. St. (1/5)25 Blake Wilkinson F 6-6 230 Fr. 2.1 1.7 Scored six points and made two steals vs. Fullerton (12/7)
32GeorgeMahewsF6-5218Fr.0.50.7
Posted two points, two steals, one rebound and one assist at CU (12/31)
40AlexanderRickesF6-7214So.----Willsitout2011-12aertransferringfromSimonFraser
42 Jason Washburn C 6-10 244 Jr. 11.1 6.9
Scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Wash. State (1/5)
43CedricMarnW6-4200Jr.6.42.9
Careerhighsofeightreboundsandveassistsvs.Wash.State(1/5)
51DavidFosterC7-3243Sr.----Outindenitely(foot)53CorbinGreenW6-6200R-So.----SawhisrstaconasaUteatWeberState(12/22)
* - assists per game
HeadCoach:
Larry Krystkowiak (Montana ‘96)
AssistantCoaches:
Tommy Connor (Utah ‘90), DeMarlo Slocum (Georgia So. ‘01), Andy Hill (E. Washington ‘00)
Dir.ofBasketballOps:
Norm Parrish (NW Nazarene ‘87)
Dir.ofPlayerDevelopmentandCamps:
Randy Baruth (Dakota Wesleyan ‘00)
AthlecTrainer:
Trevor Jameson (BYU ‘95)
 
2011-12 Utah Men’s Basketball Game Notes
Covering The Utes 
Postgame Interviews
•TheUtahlockerroomisclosedaer
all games. Postgame interviews will beconducted in the press area, set up inthe women’s basketball lounge. Prior tothe conclusion of each game, the Utah
athleccommunicaonsstawillsurveypressmembersinaendanceforinterview
requests.
PraccePoliciesandMediaAvailability
•Utahmen’sbasketballpracceisclosedtothepublic.Thenal20minutesofmostpraccesareopenformediaviewing.•Videofootageandphotosmaybetaken
with advanced permission from Associate
DirectorofAthlecCommunicaonsKyle
Harris.
•Noinstantaneousorlivereportsfrompracceareallowed.•Allplayerandcoachinterviewsareconductedattheconclusionofpracce.
HeadCoachLarryKrystkowiakRadio/TVShowsRadio:
 Mondays from 6-7 p.m. on ESPN 700 AMwith Bill Riley, “Voice of the Utes”
Locaon:TrolleySquare
Television:
 Sundays at 10:30 p.m. on ABC 4
“TheRedZone”withWesRu 
WeeklyPac-12MediaTeleconference
The Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball
coacheswillparcipateinaweekly
media teleconference every Tuesday fromJanuary 3 - March 7, 2012. There will be an
addionalcallonDec.20.PleasecontactthePac-12Communicaonsoceforthedial-ininformaon.
This teleconference is for accreditedmedia only. A replay of each teleconferencewill be made available on the Pac-12website.
TentaveCallSchedule-AllmesMT
11:30 a.m. Moderator opens call11:32 a.m. Sean Miller, Arizona11:40 a.m. Herb Sendek, Arizona State11:48 a.m. Tad Boyle, Colorado11:56 a.m. Larry Krystkowiak, Utah12:04 a.m. Craig Robinson, Oregon State12:12 a.m. Dana Altman, Oregon12:20 a.m. Kevin O’Neill, USC12:28 a.m. Ken Bone, Washington State12:36 a.m. Johnny Dawkins, Stanford11:44 a.m. Mike Montgomery, California11:52 a.m. Lorenzo Romar, Washington12:00 p.m. Ben Howland, UCLA
Statistical Matchup 
Category
Utah
Washington
Edge Margin
Points Per Game 57.2 79.8 UW 22.6Opp. Points Per Game 72.8 74.4 Utah 1.6Scoring Margin -15.6 +5.4 UW 21.0Field Goal Pct. .410 .466 UW .056Opp. Field Goal Pct. .473 .421 UW .0523-Point FG Pct. .272 .371 UW .099Opp. 3-Point FG Pct. .412 .373 UW .039Free Throw Pct. .669 .634 Utah .035Rebounds Per Game 29.7 40.1 UW 10.4Opp. Rebounds Per Game 34.2 35.4 Utah 1.2Rebounding Margin -4.5 +4.7 UW 9.2Assists Per Game 11.1 14.0 UW 2.9Turnovers Per Game 13.1 14.1 Utah 1.0Turnover Margin -2.9 +0.3 UW 3.2
Assist/TurnoverRao0.81.0UW0.2
Blocks Per Game 2.2 4.9 UW 2.7Steals Per Game 4.6 6.9 UW 2.3
Projected Starters
No.Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.HometownPPGRPG*
3 G Anthony Odunsi 6-3 197 Fr. Fort Bend, Texas 3.5 1.515 G Josh Watkins 5-11 211 Sr. New York, N.Y. 15.1 5.1*
43WCedricMarn6-4200Jr.Minneapolis,Minn.6.52.5
10 F Dijon Farr 6-6 219 Jr. Pacolet, S.C. 6.1 3.5
42CJasonWashburn6-10244Jr.BaleCreek,Mich.11.27.1
*-assistspergame
Utah Runnin’ Utes (4-10, 1-1 Pac-12) 
HeadCoach:
Larry Krystkowiak
RecordatUtah:
3-10 (1st year)
AlmaMater:
Montana, 1996
CareerRecord:
45-30 (3rd year)
Projected Starters
No.Pos.NameHt.Wt.Cl.HometownPPGRPG*
0 G Abdul Gaddy 6-3 185 Jr. Tacoma, Wash. 9.1 4.8*5 C Aziz N’Diaye 7-0 260 Jr. Dakar, Senegal 7.3 7.7
14GTonyWroten6-5205Fr.Seale,Wash.17.14.9
31 G Terrence Ross 6-6 195 So. Portland, Ore. 14.3 6.244 F Darnell Gant 6-8 230 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. 7.7 4.9
*-assistspergame
Washington Huskies (8-6, 2-1 Pac-12) 
HeadCoach:
Lorenzo Romar
RecordatWashington:
203-108 (10th year)
AlmaMater:
Cincinna,1992
CareerRecord:
296-196 (16th year)
Series History
OverallRecord:
Washington Leads, 6-5
Streak:
Washington W2
Home:
31
Away:
1-4
Neutral:
1-1
2011-12 Pac-12 Standings 
ConferenceGamesAllGames
TeamWLPct.HAWLPct.HANLast10Streak
Colorado 2 0 1.000 2-0 0-0 10 4 .714 8-1 1-1 1-2 8-2 W5Stanford 2 1 .667 2-0 0-1 12 2 .800 9-1 2-1 1-1 7-3 L1California 2 1 .667 2-0 0-1 12 4 .750 11-0 0-3 1-1 7-3 L1Oregon 2 1 .667 1-0 1-1 11 4 .733 9-1 2-2 0-1 7-3 W1Washington 2 1 .667 2-0 0-1 8 6 .571 8-1 0-3 0-1 5-5 L1Arizona 1 1 .500 1-0 0-1 10 5 .667 8-1 1-2 1-2 6-4 L1Arizona State 1 1 .500 0-0 1-1 5 9 .357 2-6 2-1 1-2 4-6 W1
Utah 1 1 .500 1-0 0-1 4 10 .286 4-3 0-4 0-3 3-7 W1
Oregon State 1 2 .333 1-0 0-2 11 4 .733 8-1 2-2 1-1 7-3 W1Washington State 1 2 .333 1-1 0-1 9 6 .600 7-1 1-2 1-3 7-3 L1UCLA 1 2 .333 1-0 0-2 8 7 .533 7-3 0-2 1-2 7-3 W1USC 0 3 .000 0-1 0-2 5 11 .313 3-6 1-4 1-1 3-7 L4
 
2011-12 Utah Men’s Basketball Game Notes
Note the Time Change 
Utah’s home games vs. Arizona on Jan. 19 and
StanfordonFeb.25willnowpoat6:30p.m.
MT to accomodate television broadcasts.
Utes Capture First Pac-12 Home Game in Overtime 
ThursdaywasanightofrstsforUtahbasketball.
The Utes’ 62-60 victory over Washington State,
markedUtah’srstPac-12Conferencevictory,rstPac-12winathome,rsthomegameas
members of the newly expanded league and
rstovermewinsincethe2008-09season.ItwasalsoUtah’srsteverBlackoutgameinmen’s
basketball.
Watkins Among Pac-12 Leaders in Scoring, Assists 
Watkins is averaging 15.5 points per game, sixth-best in the Pac-12, including all games played. He
hasscoreddoubleguresin11ofhis13games
this year and in 16 of his last 18, going back to
lastseason.Watkinshasscoreddoubleguresin
35 of 44 career games as a Ute and has eclipsed
the20-pointplateau10mes,includingacareer-
high 26 against Portland on Dec. 19.
Watkinshaspostedatleastveassistsineight
of his last nine games and is averaging 5.2 assistsper game, second-best in the league. He has led
oredfortheteamleadinassists12mesthis
season.
Farr Continues Upward Scoring Trend 
Junior forward
Dijon Farr
has proven to be a
solidandecientscoringoponoverthelastvegames.Sincescoringacareer-high16pointsagainstIdahoStateonDec.16,hehasaveraged
11.2 points and raised his season scoring averageto 6.4 points per game.Most recently, Farr scored 10 points on 5-of-9
fromtheeldagainstWashingtonState.Overthelastvegames,Farrhasshot55%fromtheeld,knockingdown24-of-44eldgoals,including
4-of-9 from 3-point range.Farr is currently Utah’s best 3-point threat among
playerswithatleast10aempts,shoong42.9%
for the season (6-of-14).
Martin Has Career Night Doing ‘The Dirty Work’ 
Junior wing
CedricMarn
posted career highs of 
eightreboundsandveassistsThursdayagainst
Washington State, while playing a career-high 42
minutes.Healsoaddedvepointsandmadea
steal, while playing a key role in Utah’s defensive
eortthatallowedonly60points—including just54inregulaon—aseason-lowbyanyUtah
opponent.
Washburn Consistently Scoring Double Digits 
Comingo11pointsagainstWashingtonState,
Washburn has scored double digits in 10 of 14games this season and ranks among the top 30scorers in the Pac-12, coming in at No. 29 with11.1 points per game.
Washburnisshoongaveryecient60%fromtheoorfortheseason(60-of-100),whichis
highest on the team and third-best in the Pac-
12.Heisalsoknockingdown78.3%ofhisfree
throws (36-of-46), best on the squad and ninth inthe Pac-12.Washburn is averaging 6.9 boards per contest,leading the Utes and ranking sixth in the Pac-12.He is well ahead of his career average of 4.1rebounds per game and is just four boards awayfrom eclipsing the 100-rebound mark for the
secondmeinhiscareer.Heisonpacetogethis
100th rebound in game 15 against Washingtonon Saturday, six games faster than last year.Head coach
LarryKrystkowiak
has stated thathe would like Utah’s big men to maintain arebounding pace around one every four minutes.With 96 boards in 397 minutes this season,Washburn is right on that pace.
Utah vs. the Pac-12 
With the win against Washington State, Utah
improvesitsall-merecordagainstthePac-12
to 147-115 (.561), including a 1-1 mark as amember of the league.
Watkins and Storey Dish It Out 
Watkins and freshman guard
KareemStorey
havecombined for 41 assists and only 21 turnoversover the last four games, an assist-to-turnover
raoof1.95.
The two have combined for 101 assists on the
season.Twicetheyhaveeachpostedveormoreassistsinthesamegame(vs.IdahoStateandat
Boise State).
Utes in Overtime 
With Thursday’s victory, Utah improved to 50-35
inoverme,includinga23-10recordattheHuntsmanCenter.ItwasUtah’srstovermewinsincedefeangColoradoState,89-79,onthe
road on Feb. 18, 2009.
The Utes at the Huntsman Center 
Utahownsanall-merecordof530-128(.805)in
its current home, the Jon M. Huntsman Center,including a 4-3 mark this season.The Utes have posted a winning record at home
in38consecuveseasons,beginningin1973-74.Inconferencehomegamesoverthelast18years,
Utah is 105-22 (.827), including a 1-0 mark asmembers of the Pac-12.With 15,000 seats, the Huntsman Center is thelargest arena in the Pac-12 (excluding temporaryand tournament sites).
Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak 
With the win against Washington State onThursday, Krystkowiak picked up his fourth win as
theUtes’headcoachandhisrstasaheadcoach
in the Pac-12. For his NCAA coaching career,Krystkowiak is now 46-30 (.605) in his third year.Krystkowiak (pronounced krist-KOH-vee-ak), whohas prior head coaching experience in the NCAA,
CBAandNBA,leaposionasanassistantcoach
with the New Jersey Nets to become the 15thhead coach in Utah men’s basketball history.
Inhispreviouscollegiateheadcoachingpost,
Krystkowiak led his alma mater, the Universityof Montana, to a 42-20 record and two NCAAappearances as the Grizzlies’ from 2004-06before joining the NBA coaching ranks.
Utes Ink Five or 2012 
Utah opened the early signing period by inking
veplayerswhowilljointheUtesforthe
2012-13 season. The signing class includes highschool seniors
JoshHearlihy
(North Hollywood,Calif., Harvard-Westlake HS),
Jordan Loveridge
 (West Jordan, Utah, West Jordan HS) and
JusnSeymour
(Mariea,Ga.,WheelerHS),along
with Southern Utah transfer
DallinBachynski
 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sir Winston ChurchillHS) and returning LDS missionary
JeremyOlsen
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Collins Hill HS).
Utah’s Blocks Leader Out Indefnitely 
Senior center
David Foster
underwent foot
surgeryinNovemberandisoutindenitely.
Foster is Utah’s career record holder in blockedshots with 219. He also holds the top twosingle-season marks with 115 in 2009-10 and99 last season. Foster led the Mountain WestConference in blocks the last two years and
nishedamongthetopveinNCAADiv.Iboth
years as well. He was the 2010 MWC DefensivePlayer of the Year and was also named to theMWC All-Defensive team in 2011.
Series History vs. Washington 
(WashingtonLeads,6-5)
Date
......................H/A/N........... Result.............
Score
11/30/1951 ................H ....................W .................62-6112/1/1951 ..................H .....................L ..................44-6012/5/1952 ..................A .....................L ..................54-8212/6/1952 ..................A .....................L ..................56-7712/27/1957 ................N ....................W .................64-621/26/1968 ..................A .....................L ..................76-9312/6/1968 ..................H ....................W .................82-7412/19/1970 ................H ....................W .................89-7812/5/1989 ..................A ....................W .................71-6211/25/2004 ................N .....................L ..................71-7811/14/2007 ................A .....................L ..................77-83
HOME:
3-1 (.750)
AWAY:
1-4 (.200)
NEUTRAL:
1-1 (.500)

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