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Utah Utes celebrate 40 years of the Huntsman Center

The University of Utah celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Jon M. Huntsman Center at Saturday's Utah-Wyoming game.

Besides 1970s-themed giveaways before the game and disco music throughout the game, a four-minute video on the history of the arena was shown during halftime. Besides men's basketball, the video celebrated the women's basketball team, gymnastics and the Final Four being held at the arena in 1979.

The arena was originally called the Sports and Special Events Center and opened in 1969. In the first game on Dec. 1, Utah defeated Stanford 96-94.

After Saturday's win over Wyoming, the Utah men have a 517-118 record in the Huntsman Center, an 81.4 winning percentage.