The Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce has issued a special resolution in support and congratulations for the outstanding year of basketball supremacy shown by the University of Utah.

"The resolution is designed to show our support for a very fine Utah basketball team," said Chamber President Steve Densley."The fact that Utah won the Western Athletic Conference championship and was recognized by the WAC as having the coach of the year and the conference most valuable player is something the entire state can be proud of."

The resolution further expresses the chamber's congratulations on reaching the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA tournament.

"This honor is one that each person in our state should recognize as the great accomplishment it represents," Densley said.

"We are all very proud of the effort made by our own Cougar team this year," Densley added.

"However, since the Cougars are out of the tournament, many true-blue Cougar fans will be yelling for the Runnin' Utes on Thursday night. Go, Utes!"

- Genelle Larsen