As one cougar fan, I applaud the utes efforts in getting your RPI up to 155 and
your record to .450. You went from monumentally bad to just bad. Please consider
this post a pat on your back. Proud of you brothers!
Stick a fork in 'em Rock, the Utes are done.Finishing 10th in
the conference and having to play 3 games in 3 nights was too much to expect
from a team that struggled to score 60+ points on a good night.
Thanks to the Utes for an exciting week! Loved the way our seniors left it on
the floor and can't wait for next year when our Freshman 4 are
soph's...Most important thanks goes to Coach K2...dude...you
can recruit and coach!Chris B...you da man! Best fan ever..See y'all in the fall! Hoping Whit can get it together...Go UTES!!
This team is really going to feel the loss of Washburn and Dubois. I love how
the media is making it out to be the resurrection of the might utes basketball
program. It is all about the recruiting now for Utah. Any good players coming
Nice job Utah. Great to see the program turning around. Sets up for a great
BYU/Utah basketball game next year.I am a BYU fan that also likes to
see Utah do well when playing other teams. There were more of us on both sides
before Urban and Hall made it all about disrespect and hatred.
@snack pacAnd how did your team do in their tournament?
Congratulations to Utah, on a very good run in the Pac 12 Tourney. Now it is up
to Weber to get a team from Utah in the NCAA Tourney.
If all I had to go off of was the media and ute fans, I would have thought they
were making noise in the big dance, not the Pac 10.2 tourney hahahaha! USC is a
joke, and Cal likes to choke.
@lindonman"USC is a joke, and Cal likes to choke."How did your team do in their WCC tournament? I believe they ran into that
juggernaut, the U of San Diego. Talk about a "joke", as you would say.
"Some men see things as they are and ask why; I dream of things that never
were, and ask why not." Nice column, Rock, but the quote is from Bobby
Kennedy, not Jack.
LindonManLindon, UTIf all I had to go off of was the media and ute
fans, I would have thought they were making noise in the big dance, not the Pac
10.2 tourney hahahaha! USC is a joke, and Cal likes to choke.__________Meanwhile BYU is one and done, Utah played on, and the
PAC 12 will probably have five teams in the NCAA Tournament.Memo to
BYU fans: Your team can't even compete with the big boys in the WCC. They
can't even compete with the bottom feeders!
Haters gonna hate, that's what they do. As for me, I will take this end of
a season ALL DAY LONG! This was a lot of fun.Go Utes!
Congrats to the Utes on a nice finish to the season. @WPOSMemo to BYU fans: Your team can't even compete with the big boys in the
WCC. They can't even compete with the bottom feeders!__________________The Y beat at least one bottom feeder, Utah.
goreddoesn't really matter all that much how we got there,
bottom lineRPI#69 BYU(21-11) NIT bound#152 Utah(15-18)
couch potato bound8th straight 20+ win season for BYU6th
losing season in the last 8 for Utah149-145 series lead, 7 straight,
11 of 12BYU owns U in basketballGet used it!
Luke Skywalker in Palo AltoA head to head lead of 149 to 145
isn't even close to "owning"another team. Fact is, it took
Utah's decade long meltdown for the the Y to barely pull ahead in
roundball. Shall we discuss NCAA tourney records? Your team has NEVER even been
to a Final Four, less championship game. BTW, owning another team is a head to
head record of 56 wins vs, 34 losses on the gridiron; it's also known as
domination. Thanks for playing.
RE: SkywalkerUsing RPI, you'd say that BYU is a better team than San
Diego. When a team beats you two out of three? They own you, RPI or not. BYU
is not better than San Diego.More important to fans than RPI is how
these teams ended the year. BYU ended the season heads down, wondering how they
fell short of expectation, and with fans discouraged about next year. Utah
ended the season on a high note. They exceeded expectations, brought positive
light to the program, and left fans excited about next year.
actually BYU is going to end by playing in the NIT, while Utah might make it to
the CIT or end losing in a blowout to Oregon. up to this point, BYU ended going
3-5 in its last 8 and made the final 6 of its conference tournament. Utah ended
going 4-4 in its last 8 and made the final 4 of its conference tournament in a
more difficult conference.But props to Utah for winning 2 and making
the week somewhat interesting even for the BYU fans. when the high-seed usually
wins, the power conference tourneys are actually pretty lame to outside fans.
Great way to end a season which brings plenty of hope for a return to glory.As a Cougar, I am proud of my brothers on the hill and have no doubt
that you will soon return to NCAA tournament relevance. Probably as early as
next season.Congrats on a great end-of-season run!!
Give the utes their due - they can celebrate loses like nobody else.
@skywalkerSo I guess that means you openly admit that Utah owns byu
in football right? The overall record isn't even close.Congratulations to the cougars for getting 20 wins against some very tough
competition in the WCC conference. Since I don't follow byu sports, can
someone tell me how they did against the top teams in their conference and how
many teams from the WCC are getting into the NCAA tournament? I'm sure
quantity is better than quality.As for Utah, they made some great
improvement in coach K's second year with the program. I'm looking
forward to seeing this team continue to improve and play in a top conference.
It will be interesting to see how many teams that Utah beat this year will get
invited to the big dance. Probably more than any other team in the state.Go Utes!