The madness of March is firing up with conference tournaments in swing and teams fighting for invitations and/or positioning in the NCAA Tournament. The Ute men faced the biggest week they’ve had in years and the BYU women and men kicked off their pressure-packed conference tournament runs.
All in all, it was a busy week for sports fans in Utah with the Jazz continuing their wild illogical ride, BYU baseball annihilating Utah and throwing a no-hitter, conference player of the year awards, high-profile high school championships, a win over a No. 1 team, Real Salt Lake starting its quest to repeat as Western Conference champs, Jabari Parker going off on North Carolina and the Lakers losing 142-94 to the Clippers.
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Nate Gagon is the author of the weekly sports column, Utah Sports Ruckus, and a contributor for the Deseret News. He is also a tech/media entrepreneur, shoots roughly 94% from the foul line, and can be reached at email@example.com or @nategagon.