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Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak gives his team some instruction during media day for the Running Utes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak acknowledged that the Utes are looking to make a high-profile addition to their non-conference home slate next season.

“We potentially have one game left to schedule and we’re looking to try to find the right game,” he said. “We’d like to find a marquee home game.”

Krystkowiak noted, however, that when trying to schedule a home-and-home series, everybody wants to play at home first. There are several teams Utah is talking to, including Georgetown and other programs with connections Krystkowiak has around college basketball.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah guard Sedrick Barefield is tied up by Washington State players on his way to the basket at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Barefield, who tested the NBA draft waters this summer, will be among the leaders returning to the Utes for the 2018-19 campaign.

Although Utah’s final non-conference schedule won’t be announced until later this summer, a home game with Tulsa and road games at Missouri and Kentucky are already set. So, too, is a meeting with BYU in the Beehive Classic at Vivint Arena, as well as participation in the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, California. The latter includes a field featuring Fresno State, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, La Salle, Miami, Northwestern and Seton Hall.

The Utes will have plenty of new faces in 2018-19, with eight players from last season’s team that reached the NIT championship game no longer with the program. Graduation losses include Justin Bibbins, David Collette, Tyler Rawson and Gabe Bealer. Kolbe Caldwell, Jake Connor (Westminster) and Chris Seeley (Fresno State) have transferred to other schools, while Jakub Jokl requested his release.

Krystkowiak noted they have a lot of kids coming back (including Sedrick Barefield and Donnie Tillman), a big grad transfer in center Novak Topalovic (Idaho State), a nice freshman class, and a highly sought-after junior college standout in Charles Jones, Jr.

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“I think it’s a nice combination — some good kids coming in and a nice nucleus to build off of,” Krystkowiak said. “It’s a new chapter.”

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Utah men’s basketball current roster

Seniors: G Sedrick Barefield; C Novak Topalovic; G Parker Van Dyke

Juniors: F/C Jayce Johnson; F/C Brandon Morley; F Marc Reininger; G Beau Rydalch; G Charles Jones, Jr.

Sophomores: G Christian Popoola; F Donnie Tillman

Freshmen: F Timmy Allen; F Riley Battin; G Naseem Gaskin; G Vante Hendrix *; G Brooks King; G Kevin Kremer; F Lahat Thioune

* Formerly Devante Doutrive (undergoing a legal name change)