As bad as it has been, and still will be, there have been some signs of the
players starting to get cohesive and buy into Coach Krysko's philosophy. It wouldn't surprise me to see them actually surpass ASU and USC in
overall and conference record by season's end. That's not much, and I'm not
necessarily counting on it, but ASU has already shown signs of dismemberment,
USC is wavering, and the Utes are getting warmer (relatively speaking, of
Third close game in a row! I can't wait for next week's home games.
Dang Utes! that was a tough loss... Utah has improved a ton over the season,
each game they improve little by little. Just make 4 of the 9 free throws you
missed and U win the game!!
Tough loss. Like I said last week, these are the games we gotta steal when we
have the chance. Losing by 3 when you shoot 1-9 from the foul line and allowing
about 20 second chance points is unacceptable. Love seeing Hinesy come out
firing, though, so definitely some bright spots. The team also shot 51% from the
field, which is great on the road, so that's encouraging as well. Cal's probably
an even tougher than Stanford, although maybe not as accurate shooting, so we
gotta tighten up on the boards and get tough for Saturday.
Congratulations to the Utah coaches and players from a BYU fan. You're probably
not celebrating a close loss, but you have shown a lot of heart in banding
together in the face of so much criticism and ridicule to become a very
competitive team worthy of your opponents respect. Nice to see, even from a BYU
The turnaround is happening ... and much faster than the coug fans keep telling
us it would be.Imagine when the Utes start adding more talent ... the
future is bright!
WOW...what a tuff conference, i wonder if any of the PAC12 will make it to the
State High School playoffs????
Denver Post takes the entire PAC to task for their lack of BB prowess the last
couple of years, and they are correct. Stanford didn't exactly set the world on
fire this evening either.
@Disgruntled,I'm also a BYU fan. I love to see the Utes lose, but
it does appear to me the Utes are well on their way back to being a good
basketball team.Until then - loving the losses!
"The turnaround is happening ... and much faster than the coug fans keep
telling us it would be."You're misreading the tea leaves.
Didn't BYU fans also tell U that Utah's schedule would be alot easier once the
Utes got to conference play?Stanford, the best team in the PAC 12
barely surviving at home against one of the worst teams in the country is proof
of that.Stanford lost by 5 at home to Butler(9-8), a team that lost
to Detroit(9-10), Evansville(7-8), and Gonzaga by 16.One thing that
is becoming clearer, the PAC 12 is a one bid league.
So close to pulling off the upset. Utah played a tough game and never gave up -
too bad the few last second 3 attempts didn't fall. I agree with above that the
Utes need to improve on their foul shots.This team is showing some
good improvement and I really don't care what the coug fans have to say about
it. The Utes are down and the PAC12 overall is down in basketball but the
future is nothing but bright for both the Utes and the conference.I
do find it amusing when coug fans bag on the PAC12 - your jealousy is so
transparent. The WCC as great as it is and all, is still ranked behind a down
PAC12. Good years the WCC has been a 1 bid league - I'm not too sure that will
change this year.As for the Utes, keep working hard and good things
I think there's truth in both sides of the argument. The Utes seem to be
getting a little better because they are playing harder and believing in
themselves. But for those who believe U had a close game against a typical top
tier PAC team, U are mistaken. I don't think there's a team in the PAC this
year who could beat St Marys, BYU or Gonzaga on a consistent basis.The good news for the conference, a Stanford win keeps them in the discussion
for March madness. A loss to Utah would have taken them out of the picture.
I'll be surprise if PAC get more than two teams in the dance.
I thought BYU's free throw percentage was when the Cougars dropped below 70%
this year (to 69.2%), butUtah shooting 1 for 9 from the stripe (11%)
isn't even up to peewee league standards.Ouch!
@ Snack PAC"You're misreading the tea leaves. Didn't BYU fans
also tell U that Utah's schedule would be alot easier once the Utes got to
conference play?"Didn't Utah fans also tell BYU fans that once
you start playing WAC and FCS teams in football, your schedule would be a lot
Despite the loss I enjoy a close Stanford game rather than playing San
Similar to the Washington game, when time is on the clock, the Utes play well.
When each possession matters, they throw it way under pressure.A
little more maturity is needed with this team and I think they could win over
50% in the conference.
Bleed CrimsonMore deflecting! How long are you going to
try to hide the runnin' Utes behind the skirts of your football program?
Good job utes. Cant ever cheer for you, but I actually am wishing you a lil luck
hahaha i love the y fans coming on here trying their hardest to make like the
wcc is better than the pac. YEAH RIGHT! sand diego one of the worst teams in the
country barely lost to st marys by what 3 points? 5 points? get a clue y fans.
didnt the EXACT same thing happpen with your football eam and you claimed they
were getting better against VERY weak competition but when its the utah
basketball team against a much better conference than the (wcc?) its impossible
they are getting better they just play bad competition. what school in the wcc
played duke to 6 pts? marquette to 6 pts? on a neutral site! haha get real y
Live in a house that is divided between the school, I bleed blue, but can't wait
for the ute's to start winning their basketball games. Some how the rivalry is
just not the same, when one school is not doing so well.
@simply me"Some how the rivalry is just not the same, when one school
is not doing so well."That is exactly what I said a decade ago
from the red side. Just wasn't the same as the 80's when it was Vranes &
Chambers against Ainge & Durant.Hope the best for both teams.