SALT LAKE CITY -- Chris Holtmann knew he had learned a lot about his Butler team during a week-long, three game road trip -- for better or worse. The ride back to Indianapolis will be a pleasant one for the third-year coach after a clean sweep.Kelan Martin scored 18 points as No. 18 Butler remained undefeated with a 68-59 victory over Utah on Monday night. The loss was the first of the season for the Utes.Its been a long week, but a full week and a really good week, Holtmann said. Id have had a different look on my face if we had been 0-3 on this stretch, but either way we were going to learn a lot of stuff.The experience of playing on (at Utah) and in a road environment and what comes out of that that you learn -- moving on to the next possession and playing with poise under duress. Those were the things we were going to hope came out of it, and it did.Butler controlled the game from the opening tip and trailed just once at 20-19. The Bulldogs responded to that with a 14-3 run to take a 10-point lead.A 13-4 run early in the second half, highlighted by a deep 3-pointer from Tyler Lewis, put Utah away. Butler did what its done all season -- shoot well from the field, play stingy defense and limit turnovers. The Bulldogs shot 52.8 percent and held the Utes to 36.5 percent.Tyler Wideman chipped in 15 points for Butler, which moved into the Top 25 earlier Monday.Kyle Kuzma led Utah with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Lorenzo Bonam finished with 17 points.Butler took a 33-27 lead into halftime after a clunky first half in which both teams struggled in its own way. The Bulldogs were efficient from the field, shooting 56.0 percent, and played stout defense. That defense, however, fouled so often Utah was able to remain in the game.The Utes missed open shots, layups and turned over the ball repeatedly. They shot just 30.8 percent in the first half, including 2 for 13 from behind the arc, but outrebounded the Bulldogs by nine and hit eight more free throws. That balanced the 10 turnovers and the 17 points Butler scored off them.I dont think Ive been involved with a college basketball game (before now) where the other team scored 23 points off our turnovers. Its damn near impossible to do, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. You cant defend turnovers and we basically turned it over to the point where they scored right away.This was the first test for us, really, if you look at our schedule. The timing was about right after a handful of games and we didnt do a good job with the test. But we cant learn unless were put in a position where theres a little adversity.BIG PICTUREButler: The Bulldogs are rolling after a road trip that included wins over Utah, No. 16 Arizona and Vanderbilt. Butler has a strong chance of an 11-0 start heading into the Crossroads Classic against No. 13 Indiana.UTAH: The Utes were tested for the first time after beginning the season against two Division II teams and two lower non-Power 5 teams. The team clearly awaits the availability of point guard Sedrick Barefield and power forward David Collette, who will be eligible against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 17 after transferring in last year.POLL IMPLICATIONSButler just entered the Top 25 this week and dont look to be going anywhere soon. Monday should be considered the fourth quality win of the season and with just a home game against Central Arkansas remaining this week, the Bulldogs are unlikely to drop.ALMOST THEREKrystkowiak remains at 99 wins wearing the red and white. He currently sits at 99-74 in his sixth season. Krystkowiak had a 42-20 record in two seasons at Montana from 2004-06.QUOTABLEHonestly, I dont think they did a lot, Kuzma said. Im not saying that just because we lost. A lot of credit to them. We had a lot of blatant turnovers that we shouldnt have had and that affected a lot of things we did today.UP NEXTButler: The Bulldogs return from a three-game road trip to host Central Arkansas on Saturday.Utah: The Utes host Montana State on Thursday in their sixth straight home game to open the season.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Wholesale Yeezy 350 . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. Clearance Yeezy 350 . 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Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. RIO DE JANEIRO -- As Manu Ginobili walked off the basketball court, a legion of Argentina fans crowded around the tunnel where players exit.Ole, ole, ole, ole! Manuuuu! Manuuuuu!Ginobili slapped hands and waved to a crowd that could not have been more delighted. And it came after a 19-point loss to Spain in group play. The 39-year-old Ginobili soaked in the admiration, just like hes soaking in his fourth Olympics. And it underscores that for so many athletes in Rio de Janeiro, the go gold or go home mantra couldnt be further from the truth.My main goal is to enjoy the experience one more time, Ginobili said. I had a blast in the last three editions. Im older now so I value things a little differently. I came here to play my best basketball possible, help my team, but enjoy the daily experience of being in the Olympics.Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt and the Olympics biggest stars are hailed back home for all of the gold hanging around their necks. For the vast majority of athletes competing, and their home countries who sit on the edge of their sofas watching from afar, merely getting to the podium is more than just good enough. Its cause for a national holiday.Olaf Tufte and Kjetil Borch popped the bubbly and feasted on cake with red and blue icing while Norwegian newspapers hailed them as heroes for their bronze medal in rowing. Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz received a personal message from the president -- and nearly $53,000 -- for finishing second and celebrations broke out in towns across Colombia during boxer Yuberjen Martinezs unexpected run to the silver medal.Heck, when Joseph Schooling defeated Michael Phelps in a heat of the 100-meter butterfly, his native Singapore celebrated as if he had won the gold medal -- before he ACTUALLY won the gold medal.Throughout the tennis tournament, the loudest cheers came for Juan Martin del Potro, never more so than when he fell short against Andy Murray in the gold medal match. When it was all over, you never would have known from del Potro -- or the boisterous Argentine fans in the stands -- that he had lost.Now Ive got the silver medal, which means gold for me, said del Potro, who won bronze at the 2012 Olympics. I cannot believe I will bring another medal (home) for my country.There were big celebrations in Chigorodo and Turbo, two towns near the Panama border that have been plagued by guerrilla and drug-trafficking violence, after Martinez beat Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba in the semifinals of the 49-kilogram division.Colombian media reported live from the boxers family home in Chiggorodo, where family and friends greeted cheering neighbors.ddddddddddddMy brother is a warrior and hes going for more, his brother Didier told Caracol Radio after the semifinal bout. We suffered a lot watching the fight, but we knew he was going to win.The 24-year-old Martinez was born in Turbo and moved with his family to Chigorodo. He told Colombian media after losing the gold medal bout to Hasanboy Dusmatov that his only disappointment was that he wouldnt win enough money to buy his mother a house. He will receive 96 million pesos (about $36,000) for the silver. It was the first boxing medal better than bronze for Colombia.Considering the strength of his opponent, Martinez can leave these games with his head held high, wrote the Bogota Post, and can be exceptionally proud of his countrys greatest ever boxing performance at the Olympic Games.That appears to be the key for so many athletes and fans at the Olympics. The biggest games on the biggest stages in leagues back home come with a winner-take-all conclusion -- the Golden State Warriors wont get second-place rings after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.In Rio, there is room on the podium -- and hardware to take home -- for three.Of course its a little bit different tournament than the Grand Slams, said tennis player Angelique Kerber, who won silver in womens singles. But its also really high on my list because I was always dreaming to play in the Olympics for my country and (play) in the final. I really tried to enjoy it and to go back home with a medal, its a really special feeling.So its less about the gold they lost than the silver or bronze they won. In Rio, there are points for second place. And third, too.Ginobili knows the chances of a magical run to gold in Rio are small. His team shocked the world once when they won the title in 2004 and sparked a renewed commitment to international play from the mighty United States.This time around, its about enjoying the ride. Sometimes, for the athletes competing and the fans who love them, that is more than enough.I feel very fortunate to be here at 39 (years old), Ginobili said. At the same time were playing well, we made it to the quarterfinals, its not a given, and were going to try and play our best basketball possible, no matter who we play.---AP Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich, AP Sports Writer Ricardo Zuniga and Associated Press writer Karl Ritter contributed to this story. ' ' '