Utah and BYU will return to the hardwood for the 2017-18 season, and the two are working on a future series.
The University of Utah decided to cancel the final year of their contracted game against BYU because late last year as Ute head coach Larry Krystkowiak said that the game has “become pretty toxic and venomous.”
The incident that had Krystkowiak’s blood to boil and want to cancel this series was because of BYU’s Nick Emery who punched Utah’s Brandon Taylor in this past season’s game.
Well, the game is back on with just a one-year layoff as the two schools will meet in either November or December in 2017, and in Provo.
“(BYU athletics director) Tom Holmoe and I have agreed to a game in Provo in November or December of 2017,” Utah athletics director Chris Hill said in a released statement. “We are in the process of formulating plans for the future with BYU. We are also looking at future match-ups with other in-state schools.”
The game is specifically going to be in Provo since the canceled 2016 game was to be played at the Marriott Center, and the comments from Hill infers that this series could continue to be played on some sort of regular basis.