BASKETBALL: The University of Utah men's and women's basketball teams will make their first public appearances of the 2007-08 season Oct. 12 when they host "Utah Basketball — Friday Night Hoops" at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Ute volleyball team also hosts archrival BYU at 7 p.m. on Crimson Court. Friday Night Hoops will follow the volleyball match.

The Huntsman Center doors will open at 8 p.m. Friday Night Hoops will get under way at 9 p.m., with both the Ute men's and women's squads signing autographs on the concourse.

The on-court portion of the event will feature the men's and women's teams both playing short intrasquad scrimmages. In addition, there will be a 3-point shootout pitting the men's and women's squads against each other. The men's team will also hold a dunk contest.

Admission to Friday Night Hoops is free. The Utah pep band, cheerleaders and Crimson Line will be on hand and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.


VOLLEYBALL: Saturday afternoon at the Behnken Field House, the Westminster Griffins handed Montana-Western its 17th straight loss. Westminster knocked off the Bulldogs 30-16, 30-15, 30-17 to improve to 13-5 and 6-1 in the Frontier Conference.

All 17 players saw time in at least two games for the Griffins. Sophomore Whitney Adams finished with a career-high nine kills. Freshman Janelle Kendall contributed nine kills of her own, plus four service aces.


VOLLEYBALL: The No. 2 Bruins jumped to a 9-0 run to begin the first game on their way to defeating the CNCC Spartans in three games (30-10, 30-14, 30-18). The Bruins (34-1, 5-0 SWAC) were led by Camilla Phillips with 11 kills. Amanda Carter also had seven kills and Morgan Lloyd contributed 17 digs for the Bruins. The Spartans were led by Katelyn Randolph with nine digs and three kills. The Bruins are on a 20-match win steak. They face Snow College on Thursday at 7 p.m.