Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday

Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team, the Runnin’ Utes, will participate in Pac-12 media day at the Pac-12 conference/Pac-12 Networks studios in San Francisco.

Representatives for the team at these proceedings include head coach Larry Krystkowiak, senior guard Sedrick Barefield and junior forward Jayce Johnson.

This will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network as well as various digital platforms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.

Krystkowiak, Barefield and Johnson will appear together at 12:50 pm MDT and Krystkowiak will appear on-air in the Pac-12 Networks studios at 3:05 pm MDT.

Krytskowiak enters his eighth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Utes, sporting a record of 138-97 (.587) and is 180-117 (.606) as a collegiate head coach, having gone 42-20 at Montana from 2004-2006.

Barefield, a native of Corona, Calif., returns for his fourth season as Utah’s leading scorer from last season, having netted 12 points a game. He is a reliable free throw shooter, having shot 84.7 percent at the stripe last season, the second-best clip on the team.

Johnson, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., is in his third season on the squad, having averaged 4.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for his career for the Runnin’ Utes.

Johnson, who is 7-feet tall, also brings another dimension to the game. He averaged a team-best 0.93 blocks per game last season.