The Griz showed some heart after falling behind by 20 points in the second half on Wednesday at Utah, clawing back to within six points before dropping the 80-71 decision.
Star of the game: Will Cherry. The sophomore point guard scored a career-best 21 points and made all four of his attempts from the free-throw line, where he has struggled.
Reasons for optimism:
1. Derek Selvig. The 7-foot junior scored 14 points and …