Utah Utes Basketball
The University of Utah Utes have consistently been one of the most successful basketball programs in the NCAA. They are currently an NCAA Division I program that plays in the Pacific-12 Conference. The school has made the NCAA Tournament 26 times, which ranks 5th in NCAA history and 3rd behind UCLA and the University of Arizona in the Western United States. They last made the tournament in 2009. Utah won the NCAA Championship in 1944, defeating Dartmouth College 42–40 for the school's only basketball championship. They have also won the NIT once, defeating Kentucky in 1947. In 1998 the Utes played in the NCAA championship game, losing to Kentucky.
Famous quotes containing the word basketball:
“Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The opposite is labor. In writing, every writer knows when he or she is laboring to achieve an effect. You want to get from here to there, but find yourself willing it, forcing it. The equivalent in basketball is aiming your shot, a kind of strained and usually ineffective purposefulness. What you want is to be in some kind of flow, each next moment a discovery.”
—Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)