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Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak watches during NCAA basketball against the Maine Black Bears in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak and his wife, Jan, are matching donations up to $100,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute before this weekend’s game against Oregon State. Saturday’s contest, which tips off at 3 p.m., comes exactly one year since the death of Jon M. Huntsman.

“I’m not one to be great at asking for money, but I know that we would love to be able to write a check for the Huntsman Cancer Institute for $200,000 and let them advance some research because that was Jon’s goal,” Krystkowiak said. “So his legacy lives up on the hill, at the institute, certainly in the Huntsman, it’s going to be a heck of a day. We’re looking forward to it.”

Donations are being accepted at: https://hope.huntsmancancer.org/diy/UofUBB. All proceeds will go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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Fans donating at least $25 can claim two tickets to the basketball game. For more information, call the Utah ticket office at (801) 581-8849.

" I’m not one to be great at asking for money, but I know that we would love to be able to write a check for the Huntsman Cancer Institute for $200,000 and let them advance some research because that was Jon’s goal. "
Runnin' Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak

Jon M. Huntsman will be honored throughout the game, and institute representatives will be in the concourse accepting donations.

“It‘s going to be a real big win if we can raise some money. Jon’s legacy continues to live,” Krystkowiak said. “There’s not a whole lot we can do right now, except maybe try to live like him a little bit. If you got to know him you can use some of his examples in life.”