10 memorable Utah-BYU games at the Huntsman Center

Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 2:19 p.m. MST

#9 - Feb. 3, 1989: Utah 90, BYU 86 Next » 2 of 10 « Prev
Neither team was having a great season when the two rivals met in this early February game, tied for fifth place at 3-4 in WAC play. But the two teams produced a run-and-gun shootout that wasn't decided until the final minute. The Cougars led 86-84, but couldn't score over the final two-and-a-half minutes of the game. Mitch Smith and Jimmy Madison both scored to put the Utes ahead for good. Then after Smith stripped the ball from freshman John Fish, Jon Hansen added another basket for Utah. Ute freshman Josh Grant scored a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds, eight assists and four blocks. BYU was led by Michael Smith with 21 points, but he only made 7 of 20 shots from the field.
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Mapleton, Utah

Must have been really tough for Mike Sorensen to find enough Ute wins to make the article interesting.

I wonder with wiggy back if the score will even be close at half?

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

I was disappointed that there were no Mike Newlin games. He was a great Utah player and went on to have a solid NBA record.

But the series has been exciting. This year and last year the Cougars seem to be far more dominant.

I think it may be six or seven years before the Utes beat the Cougars again.

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