FILE: Drew Hansen of Utah steals the ball from Kaspars Kambala of UNLV.

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The fourth-ranked Utah Utes broke a school record for most wins to open a season, set back in 1911-12, and tied a school record for consecutive wins, set in 1990-91, with their 17th straight win, a 67-54 victory over UNLV.

Utah broke the consecutive win mark the next week.

The men's team wasn't the only program on a roll. The women's team vaulted to No. 11 in The Associated Press poll after improving to 16-0.