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Utah 1-for-3 at Big Dance

Brigham Young University players can barely watch during the final minutes of their 84-59 loss to Cincinnati at San Diego in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament's West Regional Thursday night. At left, Southern Utah coach Bill Evans paces the sideline during the final minutes of Thunderbirds' 68-65 loss to Boston College in the East Regional at Uniondale, N.Y. But the Thunderbirds from Cedar City impressed many basketball observers with their performance in a game that wasn't decided until Justin Sant's last second three-point attempt fell off the rim. At right, Utah State's Curtis Bobb congratulates Tony Brown, who made the game-tying basket against Ohio State with 1.8 seconds left, forcing the overtime that produced a 77-68 victory over Ohio State in another East Regional game at Greensboro, N.C. Bobb scored USU's first seven points in the overtime. Utah State, a No. 12 seed, will play UCLA Saturday afternoon, with the winner advancing to the next round at Philadelphia. Stories on D1.