The 3A state tournament is back in Region 9 country this year as Southern Utah will host the final three rounds of the tournament after the first round is played at home sites. However, unlike past years when the 3A tourney was held at Dixie State and Region 9 teams dominated, a repeat of that trend seems unlikely.

No. 1 Morgan rolls into the tourney with the highest-scoring offense in 3A, while fellow northern schools Payson, Grantsville and Juan Diego are also capable of getting hot and making deep tourney runs.

All four Region 9 teams who qualified for the tourney — Snow Canyon, Pine View, Cedar and Desert Hills — have the potential to string a few wins together as well, and if they do they'll definitely have home-court advantage at SUU.

Here’s a team-by-team look at all 16 teams in the state tournament, and what to expect:

Bear River Bears (12-10)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Scott Hunt (1st year)

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 11 with 7-1 record, but lost coin flip to earn No. 2 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Desert Hills, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 50-40 win at Box Elder on Dec. 31.

Most important region victory: A 51-47 win at Grantsville on Jan. 15.

Top contributors

#11 Parker Lewis, Sr., Forward (17.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg)

#10 Landon Cornwall, Sr., Guard (11.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.6 spg)

#5 McKade Mitton, Jr., Forward (6.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.1 apg)

#15 Stetson Summers, Sr., Forward (6.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.5 spg)

#4 Jared Olsen, Sr., Guard (5.5 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.0 apg)

Scoring offense: 59.6 ppg (7th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 53.7 ppg (8th in 3A)

Last state championship: 2009

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Desert Hills in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Three weeks ago, last year’s 3A runner-up seemed destined to win the Region 11 title, setting itself up nicely for a run at the semifinals and perhaps further. Instead it lost at home to Grantsville by 20 points on Jan. 31, a huge red flag heading into the playoffs. Facing a very stingy Desert Hills team in the opener, the Bears will need to be at their best to avoid a one-and-done playoff appearance.

Ben Lomond Scots (4-18)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Ryan Wilcox (5th year)

How qualified: Fourth in Region 11 with 2-6 record

Playoff opener: at Snow Canyon, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 48-44 win vs. Ogden on Dec. 6.

Most important region victory: A 47-43 win vs. Stansbury on Feb. 14.

Top contributors

#23 Brenden Morris, Jr. (11.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.0 apg)

#1 Corbin Medina, Jr. (9.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg)

#15 Anthony Hurtado, Sr. (7.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.2 apg)

#3 Chris Garcia, Sr. (2.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg)

#4 Javier Zambrano, Jr. (2.2 ppg)

Scoring offense: 41.8 ppg (22nd in 3A)

Scoring defense: 55.2 ppg (11th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1986

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Snow Canyon in first round

Edward’s evaluation: With just four victories, the Scots probably don’t deserve to be in the playoffs, but the depth in 3A took a big hit with the loss of Delta, Ogden, Wasatch and Spanish Fork to different classifications. Ben Lomond is the lowest-scoring team in 3A, which doesn’t bode well against a very good Snow Canyon team in the opener.

Cedar Redmen (13-8)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Craig Cardon (9th year)

How qualified: Tied for second in Region 9 with 8-4 record, but dropped to No. 4 seed in tiebreakers.

Playoff opener: at Grantsville, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 54-53 win vs. Morgan at Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 7.

Most important region victory: A 60-57 (OT) win vs. Desert Hills on Jan. 29.

Top contributors

#10 Kordan Nielson, Sr., Guard (18.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg)

#33 Dustin Staggs, Sr., Forward (14.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

#15 Kyle Wood, Jr., Forward (5.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.0 apg)

#3 Weston Bettridge, Sr., Guard (3.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg)

#34 Greyson Hulet, Sr., Forward (2.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg)

Scoring offense: 53.6 ppg (13th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 48.2 ppg (2nd in 3A)

Last state championship: 1995

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Grantsville in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Cedar has won six of seven heading into the playoffs, and features the second-stingiest scoring defense in 3A. In the first round, however, it faces Grantsville’s top-ranked scoring defense, which makes for a very intriguing opener. Cedar already beat Grantsville 50-43 at the Steve Hodson Classic back on Jan. 2, but the Cowboys are a much more confident team than they were back then, which makes Cedar a slight underdog.

Desert Hills Thunder (13-8)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Wade Turley (2nd year)

How qualified: Tied for second in Region 9 with 8-4 record, but dropped to No. 3 seed in tiebreakers.

Playoff opener: at Bear River, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 64-49 win vs. Morgan at Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 6.

Most important region victory: A 62-58 win at Pine View on Feb. 12.

Top contributors

#22 Quincy Matthews, Jr., Forward (13.0 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.7 apg)

#23 Jordan Hokanson, Sr., Guard (8.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.9 apg)

#24 Taylor Houston, Sr., Forward (7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg)

#0 Trey Tanner, Sr., Center (7.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg)

#3 Brycen Williams, Sr., Guard (5.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.7 spg)

Scoring offense: 54.1 ppg (12th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 49.2 ppg (4th in 3A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Morgan in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: With back-to-back wins over Pine View and Snow Canyon to end the regular season, Desert Hills is certainly hitting its stride heading into the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Thunder, they’ll be out of their comfort zone in the first round playing 378 miles away in Garland. Fortunately for the Thunder, their strength is defending, which should help if their shots aren’t falling after a nearly six-hour bus ride.

Grantsville Cowboys (18-3)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Chris Baker (3rd year)

How qualified: Tied for first in Region 11 with 7-1 record, and won coin flip to earn No. 1 seed.

Playoff opener: vs. Cedar, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 59-52 win vs. Juab on Dec. 4.

Most important region victory: A 69-49 win at Bear River on Jan. 31.

Top contributors

#23 Devin Adams, Sr. (15.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 3.2 spg)

#14 Devon Arellano, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg)

#21 Dallin Williams, Sr. (6.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg)

#12 Spencer Lawrence, Sr. (5.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#15 Tyler Colson, Sr. (5.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

Scoring offense: 54.8 ppg (9th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 40.3 ppg (1st in 3A)

Last state championship: 1998

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Snow Canyon in semifinals

Edward’s evaluation: Grantsville is no longer just a football town. After winning only six combined region games over the previous five seasons, this senior-laden bunch from Grantsville has taken 3A by storm to earn a share of the Region 11 title a year after not winning a single region game. There’s no reason this feel-good story can’t continue making noise in the playoffs either. The Cowboys feature the stingiest scoring defense in 3A, and even though a very difficult playoff draw awaits, they’re certainly capable of making a deep state tournament run.

Juab Wasps (13-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Jake Downard (2nd year)

How qualified: Third in Region 12 with 4-4 record

Playoff opener: at Juan Diego, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 75-69 (OT) win vs. Parowan on Jan. 2

Most important region victory: A 51-46 win at North Sanpete on Feb. 5.

Top contributors

#30 Josh Clark, Sr. (15.8 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 apg)

#20 Jeff Rowley, Sr. (14.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.3 spg)

#10 Dillon Douglas, Jr. (9.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.0 spg)

#12 Chance Carlton, Sr. (6.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 spg)

#5 Karter Ockey, Sr. (4.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.0 apg)

Scoring offense: 60.2 ppg (4th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 56.7 ppg (15th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1960

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Juan Diego in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Juab won 13 games this season, but only one came against a team with a winning record — 2A’s Parowan. That doesn’t bode well for its chances in the playoffs. However, Juab is one of the higher-scoring teams in 3A and if it gets hot from the field in the opener at Juan Diego, perhaps it could pull off the upset.

Juan Diego Soaring Eagle (18-5)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Drew Trost (1st year)

How qualified: Second in Region 10 with 6-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Juab, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 55-52 win vs. Layton at Riverton Tournament on Dec. 30.

Most important region victory: A 49-46 win at Park city on Jan. 14.

Top contributors

#22 Gabe Colosimo, Jr., Guard (20.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.7 apg, 3.4 spg)

#23 Will Hoffler, Sr., Guard (8.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.2 apg)

#3 Cameron Hansen, Sr., Forward (7.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.3 spg)

#32 Alex Hoffman, So., Forward (5.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.4 spg)

#10 Wyatt Parkin, Sr., Guard (4.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg)

Scoring offense: 58.6 ppg (8th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 49.2 ppg (3rd in 3A)

Last state championship: 2005

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Grantsville in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: First-year coach Drew Trost has turned Juan Diego into one of the elite defensive teams in 3A. Unfortunately for the Soaring Eagle, leading scorer Gabe Colosimo broke his leg in the final game of the regular season and his production will be virtually impossible to replace.

Morgan Trojans (17-6)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Jim Wiscombe (27th year)

How qualified: First in Region 10 with 8-0 record

Playoff opener: vs. North Sanpete, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 79-75 (OT) win at Riverton on Dec. 30.

Most important region victory: A 72-67 win at Juan Diego on Feb. 14.

Top contributors

#3 Garren Miles, Sr. (15.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.8 spg)

#25 Ben Saunders, Sr. (12.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.5 spg)

#12 Hunter Stanford, Sr. (10.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 spg)

#22 Bridger Streadbeck, Jr. (8.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#11 Matt Murdock, Sr. (7.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.8 apg, 2.7 spg)

Scoring offense: 70.2 ppg (1st in 3A)

Scoring defense: 62.3 ppg (20th in 3A)

Last state championship: 2013

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Win over Snow Canyon in championship game

Edward’s evaluation: Back in the preseason, senior Garren Miles said he believed this year’s Morgan team was better than last year’s state championship team because multiple guys could shoot instead of just one. It’s certainly playing out that way. Morgan averages 6.5 3-pointers per game and three players are averaging in double figures. This team has championship pedigree written all over it, and is the favorite to halt the notion that northern teams can’t win down south in the playoffs.

North Sanpete Hawks (4-15)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Cris Hoopes (3rd year)

How qualified: Fourth in Region 12 with 2-6 record

Playoff opener: at Morgan, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 51-44 win vs. North Sevier on Jan. 7.

Most important region victory: A 56-53 win at Carbon on Jan. 31.

Top contributors

#31 Dakota Anderson, So. (8.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

Brady Wheeler, Sr. (7.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.5 apg)

#23 Spencer Applegarth, So. (7.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.0 apg)

#14 Jake Hadley, So. (6.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.9 apg)

#12 Brandon Lewis, Jr. (5.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg)

Scoring offense: 48.0 ppg (20th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 58.3 ppg (16th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1969

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Morgan in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Things could get ugly for North Sanpete in the first round against Morgan. Not only is Morgan the highest-scoring team in 3A at 70 ppg, but North Sanpete is the third-lowest scoring team at 48.0. That's a recipe for a frustrating end to a frustrating season.

Park City Miners (7-15)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Caleb Fine (5th year)

How qualified: Third in Region 10 with 3-5 record

Playoff opener: at Richfield, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 70-54 win vs. Wasatch at Provo on Dec. 19.

Most important region victory: A 70-53 win vs. Park City on Jan. 28.

Top contributors

#11 Boston Vanderveur, Jr. (19.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.7 spg)

#32 Reid Marks, Jr. (8.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.2 apg)

#14 Beau Story, Jr. (4.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

#3 Sam Kingdon, Jr. (4.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg)

#1 Logan Holbrook, Jr. (3.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.7 apg)

Scoring offense: 51.7 ppg (16th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 56.1 ppg (12th in 3A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Richfield in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Of all the No. 3 seeds in the first round, Park City has the best draw against a beatable Richfield team. However, which Park City team will show up to try and pull off the upset? The Miners proved they could hang with 3A’s elite in two competitive losses to No. 1 Morgan, but they also lost to Juan Diego by 30 in a region game and then lost to Uintah in the regular-season finale.

Payson Lions (16-6)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Dan Lunt (21st year)

How qualified: First in Region 12 with 8-0 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Uintah, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 54-46 win vs. Cedar at Sevier Valley Center on Dec. 6.

Most important region victory: A 57-39 win vs. Richfield on Feb. 7.

Top contributors

#4 Daniel Reno, Sr., Guard (19.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.6 spg)

#1 Brycen Wood, Sr., Guard (8.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.9 spg)

#33 Dallin Rowley, Jr., Guard (7.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.6 spg)

#23 Mark Wolf, Sr., Forward (7.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg)

#13 Matt Hales, Jr., Forward (4.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.0 spg)

Scoring offense: 60.1 ppg (5th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 49.9 ppg (6th in 3A)

Last state championship: None

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Morgan in semifinals

Edward’s evaluation: Is this the year Payson finally captures that elusive state title? It’s certainly a possibility. Daniel Reno is a quality scorer that Payson can lean on every night, but he’s not a one-man show as fellow guards Bryce Wood and Dallin Rowley can go off as well. Payson rolled through a weak region as expected, but in the preseason against tougher 5A and 4A competition it more than held its own. If Payson takes the floor with confidence and doesn’t buy into the northern school hex down south, there’s no reason it can’t beat Pine View in the quarters to set up a semifinal showdown with Morgan.

Pine View Panthers (16-5)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Darrell Larsen (5th year)

How qualified: Tied for second in Region 9 with 8-4 record, and claimed No. 2 seed after region tiebreakers

Playoff opener: vs. Tooele, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 65-57 win vs. Richfield on Jan. 3.

Most important region victory: A 71-69 (OT) win vs. Snow Canyon on Jan. 29.

Top contributors

#2 Kody Wilstead, Jr., Forward (14.9 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg)

#14 Chaz Petersen, Jr., Guard (11.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 4.2 apg)

#5 Collin Dowdell, Sr., Forward (10.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg)

#32 Jack Bangerter, Sr., Guard (8.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.7 spg)

#22 Ryan Koller, Sr., Forward (8.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 apg)

Scoring offense: 65.2 ppg (2nd in 3A)

Scoring defense: 56.4 ppg (14th in 3A)

Last state championship: 2007

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Payson in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: The Panthers are limping into the playoffs with three straight losses to Canyon View, Cedar and Desert Hills to end the season. They have the benefit of a first-round home game and should easily advance to the quarterfinals, but their current form won’t be nearly good enough to beat Payson in the quarterfinals, and definitely not Morgan in the semifinals.

Richfield Wildcats (13-5)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Randy Janes (8th year)

How qualified: Second in Region 12 with 6-2 record

Playoff opener: vs. Park City, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 62-59 win vs. Cedar on Dec. 27.

Most important region victory: A 59-56 win at Juab on Feb. 12.

Top contributors

#21 Brandon Willardson, Jr., G/F (15.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.4 apg)

#34 Jaylon Steck, So., Guard (13.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.3 apg)

#23 Brenan Thomas, Sr., Forward (9.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.1 spg)

#20 Ryder Rippstein, Jr., F/C (4.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.9 spg)

#5 Tanner Jensen, Jr., Guard (2.7 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.9 apg)

Scoring offense: 53.1 ppg (14th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 49.4 ppg (5th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1988

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Snow Canyon in quarterfinals

Edward’s evaluation: In its first year in 3A, Richfield did well to finish second in the relatively weak Region 12. It should get past unpredictable Park City in the first round, but after that Region 9 champ Snow Canyon awaits, and Richfield will certainly be the underdog. There’s hope, though, based on common opponents. Even though a 37-point region loss to Payson is huge black eye on Richfield’s resume, it beat Cedar 62-59 during the holiday break and Cedar was one win away from tying for the Region 9 title.

Snow Canyon Warriors (14-7)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: James Brown (13th year)

How qualified: First in Region 9 with 9-3 record

Playoff opener: vs. Ben Lomond, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 73-71 win vs. Viewmont on Dec. 19.

Most important region victory: A 46-44 win at Cedar on Feb. 12.

Top contributors

#12 Nate Gottfredson, Sr., Center (14.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 apg)

#20 Tanner Sampson, Sr., Guard (8.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg)

#5 Jacob Frei, Jr., guard (8.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg)

#32 Hayden Anderson, Sr., Forward (8.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg)

#3 Warner Rigby, Sr., Guard (4.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.1 apg)

Scoring offense: 59.8 ppg (6th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 58.9 ppg (18th in 3A)

Last state championship: 2002

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Morgan in championship

Edward’s evaluation: Winning the Region 9 title was a tremendous accomplishment, not unlike winning a marathon. Now for the sprint: Does Snow Canyon have what it takes? The bracket is set up nicely for Snow Canyon to potentially coast into the semis, but the northern teams are very dangerous this year and it can’t afford to lay eggs like it did in a 14-point season-ending loss to Desert Hills — even if it was a meaningless game in the region race.

Tooele Buffaloes (10-12)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Shawn Faux (2nd year)

How qualified: Third in Region 10 with 3-5 record

Playoff opener: at Pine View, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 69-53 win vs. Hillcrest on Dec. 4.

Most important region victory: An 82-73 win at Stansbury on Feb. 5.

Top contributors

#32 Justin Pollmann, Sr., Guard (20.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.2 spg)

#25 Tyler Lawrence, Jr., Guard (13.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.7 apg)

#23 Ace Hymas, So., Forward (7.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

#12 Matt Memmott, So., Guard (5.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg)

#15 Ryan Brady, So., Guard (3.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.1 apg)

Scoring offense: 60.5 ppg (3rd in 3A)

Scoring defense: 65.7 ppg (22nd in 3A)

Last state championship: 2005

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Pine View in first round

Edward’s evaluation: Tooele hasn’t played first-round foe Pine View yet this season, but in games against other upper-tier 3A teams, the Buffaloes have routinely lost by double digits. The problem has usually been defense as Tooele sits last in 3A in scoring defense at 65.7 ppg. Senior guard Justin Pollmann leads 3A in scoring with 20.1 ppg, and he’ll likely need to go off for 35-plus for Tooele to pull off the first-round upset.

Uintah Utes (7-13)

2013-2014 Schedule

Coach: Scott Mansfield (12th year)

How qualified: Fourth in Region 10 with 2-6 record

Playoff opener: at Payson, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Best preseason victory: A 52-50 win vs. South Summit on Dec. 4.

Most important region victory: A 63-56 win over Park City on Feb. 14.

Top contributors

#12 Jordan Cushing, Jr. (9.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.0 spg)

#4 Hayden Bunderson, Jr. (9.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg)

#5 CJ Baum, Sr. (7.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg)

#23 Max Mansfield, Jr. (5.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

#13 Brady McNamara, Jr. (5.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg)

Scoring offense: 48.9 ppg (18th in 3A)

Scoring defense: 54.5 ppg (10th in 3A)

Last state championship: 1967

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Payson in first round

Edward’s evaluation: The Utes only beat three 3A teams this season, but the last was a much-needed 63-56 win against Park City on Valentine’s Day to avoid a play-in game with Union. Uintah's reward, unfortunately, is a first-round game with Payson, and the Utes just don’t score enough points to expect an upset.