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Utah heads to Europe looking to grow after heavy turnover

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak isn't a fan of the narrative that the Utes will have "so many new guys" next season but there's no question there will be a significant transition after the team lost four of its top six scorers from the 2016-17 season.

Utah has begun practicing in anticipation of a 10-day European tour beginning Saturday that includes three games and visits to Barcelona and Paris. The trip will be a good development opportunity for a roster that will have four new starters and five newcomers, including a redshirt freshman. Virtually everyone could have bigger roles.

"If we didn't have a new guy, this would still be valuable," Krystkowiak said. "We're not going to do the same things. We don't have a system that we recruit players to and do the same thing each year. But we try to bring in the best players, put them all together and put them in a position where they can be successful. So that's a different challenge with this group."

Points: K. Kuzma16.4
Rebounds: K. Kuzma9.3
Assists: L. Bonam3.1
FG%: K. Kuzma50.4%
FT%: L. Bonam79.0%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: L. Bonam1.4
Blocks: D. Collette0.9
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1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Arizona 16-2 32-5
Oregon 16-2 33-6
UCLA 15-3 31-5
Utah 11-7 20-12
USC 10-8 26-10
California 10-8 21-13
Colorado 8-10 19-15
Arizona State 7-11 15-18
Stanford 6-12 14-17
Washington State 6-12 13-18
Washington 2-16 9-22
Oregon State 1-17 5-27
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