Rivalry games are always pretty exciting but I don't think it's going to come
down to the last two minutes for this one. It will be nice to see how our
backups do. Go Cougs!
I don't think it will come down to the first two minutes in this game.
Hopefully BYU doesn't come out flat. However, it might not matter in the W/L
column if they do, only the margin of victory.
Most people will think I'm nuts -- but I'm predicting an upset tomorrow night.
The Utes men's team will beat BYU. A couple of reasons, the Utes
will be pumped to beat their hated rival. On the other hand, the team from
Provo will completely overlook the Utes. The blue team probably didn't even
practice for the game and will be in for a big surprise.Coach K
knows how important the rivalry game is. The Utes will come out playing harder
then they ever have and beat the team from Provo. It will be epic.Utes 49 BYU 45
With so many new players and freshmen on both teams, it'll be interesting to see
whether either team can match the intensity of years past.Cal
State's 31-point beatdown of the Utes may be tough to match with Jiggy back for
the Utes, but, curiously, BYU has already beaten the Utes by 31 points a couple
of times, just not in the SLC1965 BYU 98 Utah 67, in Provo1994
BYU 96 Utah 65, in WAC tourneyBYU nows leads the all-time seriesBYU 127Utah 125
I'm thinking first half score BYU 54 - Utah 10, but the moral victory that Chris
B. will bring from this is Utah will come back in the second half with a three
pointer to start the half. But still final score will be BYU 93 - Utah 41.Not a hater just a realist.
byu 103 utes 36
Isn't it funny how Watkins gets reinstated from an indefinite suspension so soon
after the utes get their worst spanking ever and BYU is coming up?It's too bad Josh Sharp won't get to play after the ute coach and fans cried
so hard when he decided to transfer to BYU and get out of a bad scene at Utah.
I'm really interested to see what utah's "best effort" is?
How bad is the PAC12 at BB this year?Idaho demolishes Oregons State
today. This is the same Idaho team that lost to Long Beach St, Montana, and
Eastern Washington.Wyoming beats up Colorado.Ute trolls
continue to hype the Conference of Chumpions, but this could be a one team bid
to the NCAA this year. The only good news is once they get into conference
play, one of the teams has to get a win.I'm glad BYU joined the much
stronger WCC.I know you can throw out the record most years when
rivals play each other, but this year is the exception to the rule. It will be
a Cougar blowout.
Yea and the Vandels demolished them in Corvalis and Wyoming is 9-1. With all
the braging of the Ute fans about the pac 12 how did a weak team like Colorado
get in the conference?
Cougs by 30+. This game is already decided.
I Still Can't Say It ,Somebody spiked your kool-aid.
Utah should just send a fax of surrender. I am one BIG Ute fan but this is a
year for practice!!! Not games...but practice....in the words of the famous A
Iverson...oh yeah!!!! And some recruiting! Oh...and a new AD!
Hey selway, In defense of Colorado, they were involved in big boy
conference football (Big 8 and Big 12) long before Utah even dreamed about
playing in its two BCS games. And wait for it... they were
Co-National Champions in 1990.Simply here for the money and it made
sense to move since the Big 12 was imploding.The real question is
why did Utah get invited?
I Still Can't Say It 9:20pm Dec 9 2011Holladay, UT, said this:" ...I'm predicting an upset tomorrow night ..."If you
tune in "tomorrow night" you might miss the "upset". The
beat down will be played at 11am. Oh wait, there's always a re-run on BYU TV.BYU - 104utah - 38
I watched the news last night and only saw one station even report on this game.
Funny how the local media only reports on the big "rivalry" game when
it appears Utah has the stronger team. When the utes are in the tank, they
report nothing. In fact Fox did a report about gymnastics but nothing about
basketball.Hilarious stuff.It is sad how far utah
basketball has fallen. Good thing they are in the pac12. They
might actually have a chance to win a game but I doubt it.
Utah has not even covered a spread this year. With BYU a 22.5 point favorite, it
looks like oddsmakers finally caught up to how bad Utah is (Harvard was only
favored by 14.5).
@ I still can't say itYou have to be a DN plant. And, by the way,
Coach K, at last report was still coaching at Duke. Learn how to spell
Krystkowiak or find a new nickname.
Last time I checked, Vegas had BYU as 22 point favorites so I think an upset is
highly unlikely. It's sad how far Utah basketball has fallen, but I have faith
that they can rise up again in the next few years.
"The team from Provo" whatever, I wish we could call what is currently
in Salt Lake a "team" How about if that hodge podge from Salt Lake
shows up and brings their A game, they might just make it within 20 points.
Utes will play unprofessionally and lose any sense of class in this one as they
Living in Iowa, this is where the Pac12 TV contract kills BYU fans who will not
see this game without a sports bonus/platinum (or whatever it's called) package
to even get the Pac12 on Directv. I'll listen in on KSL radio and enjoy the
fact that almost ALL BYU games are on TV this year thanks to BYUTV and ESPN! Go
Cougs. Hope the Utes can assemble a team in the near future. BBall for them is
painful and needs to Rise UP!
BYU 54 Utah 10 at half time.
This game will be different than last years. There won't be a Jimmer who goes
off for 47 points this year. Watching the Cougars I see a very balanced scoring
attack and a lot of good shooters. The emergence of Nate Austin will take a lot
of pressure off of Davies and gives them more inside depth. Interesting that
Utah's leading score who was suspended Monday was re-instated just before this
game. That will help but it won't be enough against a very good B.Y.U. team.
My prediction: B.Y.U. 88 Utah 63.
BYU is missing Jimmer and Jacks, but this year's team is much deeper and more
balanced - the Cougars have 6 or 7 players who could go off for 20+ points on
any given night.Utah may not be as good as BYU's one-win 1997
team.The Utes MIGHT keep the game close for a little while if
they're hitting outside shots early, but in the end, I expect an easy 20+ point
win by the Cougars.
Let the boys play and forget the predictions. A ute win would truly be an upset
-that's when a pitiful team beats a much superior team. How long before
Jordan L. joins Cusick and Sharp? Coach Krystkowiak's indignation and team rules
seem to be very flexible, here today gone tomorrow.
Thank goodness I shelled out a few extra bucks for the Direct TV Sports Package
so I can watch this one (and it's on 20 (that's right, TWENTY) different
channels on Direct TV)...I think it'll be a lot closer than most
think...somewhere in the 15-18 point range.
Utah vs BYU rivalry maybe still exists in the minds of some, but in reality it
is over since the move to independence and other conferences. Let's quit
kidding ourselves. Move on and forget about it as they say in New York. No
doubt because Utah is in the PAC-12 they will over time acquire superior
athletes; subsequently football and basketball will become somewhat
uncompetitive for BYU. It just so happens that Utah is currently "out of
business" in the sport of basketball. Basketball is a funny animal with
only five players on the court, so it can be more competitive for lesser schools
in terms of recruiting. This year Utah has one of the least competitive teams
in the history of Utah basketball; quite unusual really.
Utah showed they can keep the slow down going the whole game. My bad prediction
it took us until 2:30 left in the second half to score 54 points. Guess the
Utes wanted to keep the score under 54 to show superiority even if they were
only scoring 33.If the idea was to get their stalling offense ready
for the PAC 10.2 they were able to keep that focus.
PAC-12, the Conference of Champions! I heard it on TV.
CougFaninTX - "I'm glad BYU joined the much stronger WCC."LOL...you've got us all believing you.___________________gchris - "Learn how to spell Krystkowiak or find a new nickname."Coach K Coach K Coach K Coach K Coach K ... it's easy, deal with it.___________________Cougarista - "How long before Jordan L.
joins Cusick and Sharp?"Never...he signed his letter of intent,
he'd lose a year or have to use his redshirt to transfer now...not likely.
As someone who loves BYU but disliked living in the state of Utah for the few
years I was there (much of which had to do with boorish students and fans of
other local universities), I cannot share the disappointment of so many of the
Utah-based members of Cougar Nation. I love it when the BYU-hater fans' schools
lose big. It is a weakness that I hope to get around to working on eventually.
Not sure when that will be.
BYU has won six straight and 10 of the last 11 in the rivalry series. All things
relative todays beatdown was as big as in football.... Typical scores in
football are 2-7 or 8 points per drive...... In basketball they are only 1-3
points per bucket... So, do the math.... Don't give me any of that nonsense Utah
spin that Utah won by more... More points yes... Indeed.... But, have they
dominated the series 128-125? I mean seriously.... Get real utes...
Game predictions?My prediction is that BYU fans will still be obsessed
with the fact they are not in a major conference.You have zip, zero,
nothing. Utah joined the Pac 12 which has more NCAA titles than any other
conference. You did not get invited. Move on. I know, posters will make fun of
sports other than football and basketball. Well if that is the case, kindly ask
BYU to remove itself from olympic sports in the WCC. Leave it to BYU fans to set
the standard for double standards.
Night owls quickly learn to eat out of peoples hands I guess Utes and Buffs can
be satisfied to ride the coattails of others and live off of them as well.
Where's Stockton ??? can't accept like my fellow BYU fans that no conference
will take us. We are after all riding the coat tails of the WCC. Are we going to
make fun of the WCC and its NCAA titles as well?