Utah’s basketball program has won three straight NCAA tournament games, becoming just the second team in college basketball history to accomplish the feat.
The Utah Jazz, ranked No. 6 in the AP poll, beat Wisconsin, No. 2 seed, 98-78, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Wednesday night.
Utah’s win capped a dominant season that saw the team advance to the Sweet 16 in six of its first eight games.
Utah has won the NCAA Tournament nine times, with its most recent appearance coming in 2008, when it went on to win the national title.
The Jazz have also won the national championship in six straight seasons, with the only other team to do so being North Carolina in 2013-14.
Utah has won five consecutive NCAA tournaments.
“It was really a great win.
We were going to come back here and get the win and hopefully win it again,” Utah coach Rich Brooks said.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to our home court at Utah State.
We’ve been talking about it for a while, and I think we’re going to get there.
We’re just going to try to make it a championship-type atmosphere.”
Utah was coming off a season that featured back-to-back wins over top-seeded Kentucky and Wisconsin in the Sweet Sixteen.
The Wildcats are now 2-0 in their last five games.
The Bucks, a team that had been in the same position as Utah last season, are in their second year in the tournament.
The team won its first four games of the season.
Utah will play Wisconsin on Saturday in the opening round of this year’s tournament.