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Utah Sports Ruckus: Jazz blowing it; March Madness; headlines; predictions; all things Utah sports

Published: Monday, June 29 2015 5:52 p.m. MDT

Head coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Utes yells to his team during NCAA basketball against UCLA in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Head coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Utes yells to his team during NCAA basketball against UCLA in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

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.

Discover what’s up, where it’s at, who’s hot and what’s going down with your weekly dose of the Utah Sports Ruckus.

View the column here — starting with “The madness continues for Jazz”

Utah forward Jeremy Olsen (41) tries to go to the basket between Stanford forwards Dwight Powell, left, and Josh Huestis, right, during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.  (Eric Risberg, Associated Press) Utah forward Jeremy Olsen (41) tries to go to the basket between Stanford forwards Dwight Powell, left, and Josh Huestis, right, during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (Eric Risberg, Associated Press)

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 nategagon@hotmail.com or @nategagon.

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