Ouch! Not gonna sugar coat it, this one hurt.Utah took far too long to
grab the momentum in this one. Had the game gone two more minutes I don't
doubt that Utah would've come out the winner. But it didn't and this
is an L. A painful L.Bummer seeing so many open shots get missed,
especially by Dean and Loveridge. I love the heart of this team, but there is no
room for a moral victory tonight. Utah better beat USC Saturday because wins
aren't going to come easy at home or away the rest of the season.
Another 'moral victory'! I have to hand it to the Utes. I
don't think there's a team out there that comes even close to making
the opposition play to their level like the Utes.Another ugly
game... these are hard to watch for more than a few minutes.
Had our chances, once again. We need to start pulling these games out.Great showing by the fans though, especially the MUSS.
The Utes were once again so close but couldn't hit the shots when they
needed to. There weren't many going in for Utah in the first half and that
turned out to kill them down the stretch.They had their chances
again tonight, just need a couple more guys knock down shots when they get open
looks. Dean had a wide open 3 pointer that would have put them up by 1 but it
didn't go down. I agree with motorbike, the Utes really need
to beat USC this Saturday.Go Utes!
We again played good in stretches and couldn't close out the game. Good to
see we didn't quit when we were down 13 in the 2nd half. I still think
Coach K has the program headed in the right direction. Now its time to take the
next step, start learning how to win.Go UTES!!
@sammygAnother ugly game... these are hard to watch for more than a
few minutes.---------I think we all know that it would
have been hard for you to watch if Utah pulled out a win. They didn't so
here you are posting once again. Thanks for the dedication.
After Jordan Loveridge's layup cut the UCLA lead to 55-53 with 3 1/2
minutes left in the game, the Utes bricked 6 straight shots including an
attempted dunk and a layup. It's nice to play better teams close, but moral
victories are getting old.The Utes need to pick up a win Saturday
versus USC and/or next Wednesday at Washington State or it could be February
before Utah wins its first PAC 12 game.
UteologyIt's got to be a huge emotional drain to expend so much
hope only to see it dashed to pieces in the last minutes of a close game. 6
missed attempts, that's pretty ugly. I feel your angst.25 cents
to the first Ute fan that can convince me or anyone else that this was a
'pretty' loss and easy to take unless of course we agree that this is
the new normal.I'm ambivalent, so to think I'd be upset if
the Utes win is actually pretty weird. I suppose you've forgotten the times
I paid Hays a compliment and defended him. I'm just watching games and
commenting, so you really don't have a clue as to what or when I'll
say anything.But to really throw you a curve ball here's a
compliment now...Nice defense... but it doesn't mean much, as
we all know, without offense and more points than the opponent at the end of the
game.Nice 'moral victory' though... but in the end, losing
is just not 'pretty' and this Ute style of basketball is
I just dont care about Ute bball like I do football. Wake me up when September
@sammygUgly is going 1-25 (see BYU 1996-97 season) and then going
9-21 and being blown out 13 times in a rebuilding year (see BYU 1998-98
season).Utah at its historical low last year have taken a huge step
forward in one year. The defense that you call meaningless is keeping them in
games against some good teams. The emotional drain was the football
team that underperformed after some high hopes in the preseason. The basketball
team is over performing the low preseason expectations. I'm happy with the
progress of the basketball team, the football team is another discussion for
@uteologyThey are bad in both sports but I am glad you are getting
some moral victories to tide you over until they are g....well.....until
something I guess.
DuckhunterHighland, UT..and yet they have still beaten your
mighty Cougars in football three years in a row.Pathetic attempt by
you, or should I say FAIL.
No, dear Uteology, ugly is becoming a perennial "rebuilding" train wreck
and conference bottom dweller.Since that disastrous 1997 season, BYU
has only had THREE losing seasons; in fact, BYU has only had FOUR losing seasons
since 1990.Contrast that with Utah, which has had FIVE losing
seasons in the last 7 years, and could very well add a SIXTH losing season to
that dubious distinction this year.Three years after 1997, BYU
finished 22-11; the following season, BYU was back in the NCAA tournament.Since 2000, BYU has had ELEVEN 20+ win seasons, and SIX 25+ win
seasons.Since 2000, Utah has had SIX 20+ win seasons, and only TWO 25+ win
seasons.btw, you can forget your whiny excuses about Utah being in a
superior conference. BYU and Utah were in the same conference until that last
two years, and the WCC actually sent more teams (3) to the NCAA tournament last
season, than the PAC 12.Bottom line - since Utah's 1998 peak
and BYU's 1997 low point, BYU has become the better program. I know
that's hard for our crimson-glasses wearers to accept, but it's true.
54-IQAnd, finished with a worse record and ranking in two of the
three years.btw, where was the coach potato bowl played? It
wasn't listed on the bowl television schedule.
New Midseason Top 50 Players just released by CBS SportsAmong
players listed:37. Tyler Haws, 6-5, SG, SOPH., BYU: The new Jimmer
out in Provo, Haws is averaging 21.1 points and shooting 41.9 percent from 3.
Had 42 against Va. Tech this season.44. Brandon Davies, 6-9, PF,
SR., BYU: Overshadowed by more high-profile players in the WCC, Davies has been
arguably the most consistent player in the league.Number of Players
by ConferenceWCC(5) - BYU(2), Gonzaga(1), Santa Clara(1), SMC(1)PAC(5) - UCLA(2), Arizona(1), ASU(1), California(1)For a team and
conference that, according to some, are supposed to be "irrelevant", BYU
and the WCC seem to be getting a lot of national attention.
UteanymousStrange. I didn't see any members of the
203rd highest scoring team in the country on your list. After all of their
recent moral victories, it's hard to understand how they could be so
@TruthSince 1990 BYU has made ONE sweet 16. One and done is not
success. Go back one more year in your 7 year analysis and Utah has had ONE
sweet 16 just like BYU in over 8 years. The difference our program is at its
lowest point in history.BTW when did I ever say Utah was a better
program. I have said Utah is rebuilding its program from historical lows.
UteologyUtah has indeed had a lot of success in the past.
Unfortunately for U, hardly anybody associated with that past remains at the
U.Utah has been rebuilding since Majerus and the team he built
left.2012 was simply the low point, so far, in that rebuilding
process.What most Utah fans, including yourself, have undoubtedly
overlooked, is three of Utah's starters are Seniors (DuBois, Washburn, and
Martin), so you'll be rebuilding again next season.Meanwhile,
three of BYU's starters are only Sophomores (Haws, Carlino, and Sharp), and
BYU will signing its best recruiting class in BYU history this spring.It could be several more years, before Utah's rebuilding process returns
the Utes to the NCAA tournament, let alone a Sweet 16.BYU is already
set for the next several years with coaches and players who have played in the
NCAA tournament and were around when BYU's last Sweet 16 run began.
@ Sammy G:There is one thing that the Utes will not be bothered by.
That is, not having pregame practice interrupted while waiting for the bleachers
to be pulled out.