The University of Utah Utes basketball team is among the most accomplished programs in the nation. The Utes first started playing basketball in 1908, making them one of the oldest programs in the West. The program was instantly successful and by the 1940’s, had supplanted itself as a national powerhouse. In 1944, the Utes defeated Dartmouth 42-40 to claim the NCAA National Championship for that season. Overall the Utes have played in over 25 NCAA Tournaments, ranking among the top 5 most appearances by any team in the West. The Utes have won over 30 NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen 15 times and playing in the Elite Eight on 6 occasions. The Utes made it all the way to the Final Four in 1944, 1961, 1966, and 1998, finishing National runner-up in 1998. Utah has also played in the NIT over 10 times, winning the tournament in 1947. To go along with all of the postseason success, Utah has also won over 35 conference regular season championships. Helping the Utes achieve all of this success have been names like Andrew Bogut, Billy McGill, Arnie Ferrin, Danny Vranes, Andre Miller, Vern Gardner, and Keith Van Horn. In 2011, Utah joined the Pac-12, placing them in the premier basketball conference in the West. The move to the Pac-12 has revitalized the proud Utah basketball tradition and added extra energy at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Look for the Utes push towards their first Pac-12 title and another deep NCAA Tournament run in the near future. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Utah Utes basketball tickets.
Utah Utes Basketball at Jon M. Huntsman Center Address: 1825 E. South Campus Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
The University of Utah Utes basketball team plays their home games at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Huntsman Center has been home to Utes basketball since 1969, and can seat over 15,000 fans. Originally named the Special Events Center, the arena was renamed after Jon Huntsman, a local entrepreneur and father of a former governor of the State of Utah. The Jon M. Huntsman Center has been one of the States’ premier basketball venues for decades consistently being selected to host NCAA Tournament games, Conference Tournaments, and other basketball events. The Huntsman Center is the largest arena in the Pag-12 conference, and one of the largest college basketball venues in the country. Game days are known for being packed with a sea of Utah fans wearing Crimson and producing tons of noise. The Huntsman Center is consistently considered one of the toughest places for opposing teams to play in the West.
Utah vs. BYU
These two athletic powerhouses have dominated the athletic landscape in Utah for over a century. The Utes and Cougars first met on the hardwood in 1909 and have played over 130 times in their history. Despite the long history between these teams, the overall series is as close as it gets, and a chance to take the series lead is often on the line. There are few rivalries in the country as high energy as Utah-BYU, and it is always one of the can’t-miss games in college basketball.
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How can I buy cheap Utah Utes tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Utah Utes basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Utah tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee PAC-12 opponents like UCLA, Arizona, and Oregon can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Utah tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Utah Utes basketball schedule?
The Utes 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the PAC-12. Utah plays in the PAC-12 Conference, which means games against Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Stanford, California, USC, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State, and Oregon. Game times are announced by the PAC-12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Utah’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with BYU in the Utah-BYU Rivalry. If you are looking for Utes news or scores, visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Utah Utes team roster.
Can I buy Utah Utes basketball season tickets?
Utah Utes season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Utah basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Jon M. Huntsman Center.
What is the best Utah rivalry game during the season?
Without a doubt the best game on the Utes schedule is with BYU. The weeks, days, and hours leading up to the game are filled with chatter, energy, and anticipation. This rivalry divides the State in half, with almost everyone having an allegiance to one school or the other. Gamedays in both Salt Lake City and Provo are packed to the brim and the air is constantly full of noise. This is one of the absolute best rivalries in the whole country and attending this game in person is a can’t-miss opportunity for college basketball fans everywhere.
What is the best game day tradition at a Utes home game?
One of the best traditions at any Utah athletics event is known as the “U of U Chop.” Whenever the band plays a specific percussion song, Utah fans at the Jon M. Huntsman Center throw their hands in the air and form a U. They then proceed in unison to chop the U in the air to match the beat of the music. This tradition is very high energy and when all 15,000 fans at the Huntsman Center are participating, it is one of the largest displays of Utes pride at any event.