Locals may get shut out of NCAAs for first time since '94

Published: Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 5:31 p.m. MST

Thanks to a late rally, however, the Huskies avoided the modern record for fewest points in a game set by Rick Majerus’ Saint Louis team in 2008 when it scored just 20 in a loss to George Washington.

BOYLEN’S BOYS: Talked to former Utah coach Jim Boylen, who is now an assistant for the Indiana Pacers Saturday night before the Pacers’ game with the Utah Jazz.

He seemed very happy in his current job and didn’t express any bitterness about being let go at Utah in 2011.

However when he talked about the former players he still keeps in touch with and how well they’re doing, he did lament, “we had the pieces,’’ to have a good team.

Boylen was talking about Will Clyburn, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds Saturday in leading Iowa State to another victory in its 14-5 season and J.J. O’Brien, who led the way for San Diego State with 12 points and 10 rebounds in that big victory over New Mexico.

And then there’s Marshall Henderson, who started most games as a freshman for the Utes in 2009-10. All Henderson is doing it lighting up the SEC for Mississippi with a 19.2 average as Ole Miss is off to its best start in decades at 17-2.

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