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Both Gach to transfer back to the University of Utah

Both Gach is returning to the University of Utah after spending a transfer season with his hometown Minnesota Golden Gophers, per his twitter page. Gach spent his first two seasons with the Utes, starting sporadically.

Gach joins a new staff at Utah after playing for Larry Krystkowiak in his first stint in SLC. The Utes newest head coach, Craig Smith, tried to court Gach to Logan when the guard entered the transfer portal a year ago. Each being Minnesota natives, Smith and Gach had a prior recruiting relationship. Gach has two years of eligibility remaining heading into tip-off of 2021.


2020-21 | Junior Season: Made his Minnesota debut in the Green Bay game and produced 14 points and five rebounds • scored 17 points and six assists against LMU (11/28) • had 10 points and four assists against LMU (11/30) • scored 21 points and nine rebounds vs. North Dakota • produced 16 points, three assists and nine rebounds against Boston College (12/8) • scored 11 points, eight rebounds against Saint Louis (12/20) • had seven points, six rebounds and five assists in the Iowa win (12/25) • scored six points, have three assists and nine rebounds against Michigan State (12/28) • had 10 points in the Ohio State win (1/3) • had 13 points against Iowa (1/10) • scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against Michigan (1/16) • scored six points at Rutgers (2/4) and scored three points against Nebraska (2/8) • had three points, three assists and two rebounds against Illinois (2/20) • scored four points and had eight rebounds at Nebraska (2/27) and recorded seven points at Penn State (3/3) • had five points against Northwestern (3/10 – BTT) and nine against Ohio State (3/11 – BTT).

2019-20 | Sophomore Season (AT UTAH): Started in 25 of 27 games he played while playing 30.4 minutes per game • second on the team in scoring and averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists • became the third Utah player to record a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Mississippi Valley State (11/8) • posted a career-high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting and knocked down the game-tying basket to send into overtime against Colorado (3/7) before hitting three-straight free throws with 0.6 seconds left for the win • named Pac-12 Player of the Week at the end of the regular season.

2018-19 | Freshman Season (AT UTAH): Started 14 of 30 games played • shot .472 (77-163) from the field and .316 (30-95) from three-point range, while averaging 7.7 points per game • drained a team-leading .857 (48-56) from the charity stripe • pulled down 62 total rebounds for 2.1 boards per game average • also ranked third on the team with 63 assists • totaled 16 steals and four blocked shots • tallied nine double-digit scoring efforts, including a career-high 22-point contest at Kentucky (12/15/18) • dished out a career-high five assists at UCLA (02/09/19).

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  • Porter Larsen is in his fifth year with ESPN700, covering the Utah Jazz and University of Utah Athletics on-air, online and on the sidelines. Larsen is the Executive Producer of The Drive as well as the host of Utes Game Day and After the Whistle on ESPN700. Before 700, Porter served as the voice of DSU athletics on X91.3fm and CECTV broadcasts as well as beat writing for the Sun News in St. George, Utah.

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