"Although CBI officials gauged Utah’s interest in participating,
Krystkowiak said that no telephone call came after the NCAA and NIT announced
their field and things trickled down."So I stand corrected, and
was misinformed. I still would have rather not had Utah participate in the CBI,
however. It costs the school more money they'd likely get from ticket sales
if they pay for a home game, and better time could be spent in the recruiting
field for the coaches and recovering from bumps and bruises and working on
individual game by the players.
"...my sources are personal acquaintances within the athletic department, so
no I won't cite specifically who said it."Gotta love those
personal sources, huh?"It costs the school..." Yeah
right...And here I thought the U was flush with cash from the
glorious conference association. To even suggest that the U would turn down such
an opportunity when it could gain some much needed media traction is pretty
ridiculous. An invite would have been a huge windfall on several fronts,
priceless at any cost for the current two years of disappointing results in the
PAC10.2But it didn't happen, and on the BYU story we have all
these disgruntled Ute fans or BYU haters returning to knock BYU for being in the
NIT. And if the Utes had gotten their 'moral victory' invitation to
the CBI or CIT it would somehow have been anointed something greater than
BYU.Are we done yet with the spin?About the article... I
thought Coach K's comments were quite appropriate and honest.
WOW, to not even receive an invitation the the CBI or CIT? Someone please tell
me how this is better than the NIT? I guess membership in the mighty PAC 10.2
is not all it is cracked up to be. Does anyone know how many PAC 10.2 teams did
not receive any invitation at all to any post-season tourney?
As a Runnin' Ute fan I'm satisfied. The season ended on a high note.
Excited about the future of the program.Lot's of hating and
ranting from the tds fans. sammyg, I didn't see a single post from
you under the byu article, yet you're over here trolling under a Utah
article.Are you guys Jealous? Paranoid? Worried, knowing that your
programs are in danger of collapsing if this independence-wcc thing don't
"Utes finish season with four wins in last five games"Or,
from a more realistic view, the Utes finished 5-5 in their last 10 games, a
slight improvement from their overall 15-18 losing season - their sixth losing
season in the last eight years.
Great ending to the season. There is definately a lot of things to look forward
to for the U. I think the venom and spite from BYU fans speaks for itself and is
probably the best evidence that the U is on the way back from a historical low
quicker than expected.
Utah had a strong finish to a season that had them projected to finish dead last
in conference play. Of course it would have been nice to win a few more games
that's what you play for but realistically, the Utes exceeded most
expectations.I'm looking forward to the next few years to Utah
basketball as I believe coach K and his staff have the program headed in the
right direction. I think next season might be a little better than this one,
but hopefully within two years he can get the Utes back into the NCAA
tournament.This team never gave up and played some of their best
basketball against the toughest teams in the league. The future looks bright up
on the hill.Go Utes!
Phantom blade "Or, from a more realistic view, the Utes finished 5-5
in their last 10 games, a slight improvement from their overall 15-18 losing
season - their sixth losing season in the last eight years."Enjoy it while it lasts. Actually, it might already be over. We're back
and it's going to be tough to accept. You folks couldn't win with
class and Jimmer iis gone.
Gonefishin,Maybe we should look at the reason so many BYU fans are on Utah
pages. Look no further than Crissy B. If somehow the Utah fans could silence
him/her things would be much more civil.Additionally, I remember many BYU
fans congratulating Utah on their wins in the tourney but not one positive thing
to say from Utah fans about BYU's NIT bid. I guess it does not go both
gonefishn"I think the venom and spite from BYU fans speaks for
itself and is probably the best evidence that the U is on the way back from a
historical low quicker than expected."Finishing with your 6th
losing season in the last 8, with only 13 wins against D-1 opponents, is a
pretty low standard for "improvement". U seem to be living
with this delusion that last year was simply a momentary dip in the program; the
truth is, Utah's basketball program has been a train wreck for most of the
last 8 years - 14-15, 11-19, 18-15 (CBI), 25-10 (NCAA, one-and-done), 14-17,
13-18, 6-25, 14-18 - overall 102-137.--------ImaCaMan"We're back and it's going to be tough to accept."If that's what you call "back", LOL!Washburn,
Martin, and DuBois will all be gone next season, so another "rebuilding"
year, in the never-ending rebuilding project on the hill, is inevitable.At the current pace, the Utes won't even finish with a winning
conference record until 2016.2012 - 3-152013 - 5-132014
- 7-112015 - 9-92016 - 11-7
Who's ImaCaMan?Who's back?"You folks couldn't win
with class."... What?Jimmer???GO UTES!
Down Under- "I remember many BYU fans congratulating Utah on their wins in
the tourney but not one positive thing to say from Utah fans about BYU's
NIT bid." Congratulations. I hope that makes you feel better.If you congratulated me for my team making the NIT, I would think you were
joking. I usually reserve post season congratulations for at least making the
NCAA tourney. Congratulations on an improvement, like the Utes have been
making, is nice. But, congratulations for not making the NCAA tourney, after a
nice multi year run? That's odd.
@Down under"not one positive thing to say from Utah fans about
BYU's NIT bid"You guys are matched up against a team from our
Pac12. Go Huskies!
@ImaCaManSorry man, I misunderstood your post.Go Utes!
The Utes did have a nice little run to end the season and they played well at
times during the rest of the season, but this program is a long ways away from
actually being a serious competitor for a conference championship.Losing Washburn, DuBois, and Martin would leave a huge hole for a good team to
fill, and the Utes aren't anywhere close to being a good team.Coach Krystko seems to have the program on the right track, but it's
going to take a lot more work to climb into the upper half of the conference.
Magna Ute Fan"If you congratulated me for my team making the
NIT, I would think you were joking."You're correct in the
sense that accomplishments are judged according to expectationsEven
though both teams were undergoing rebuilding seasons, - for BYU,
book-ending six straight 25-win, NCAA tournament seasons, with 20+ win NIT
seasons was a bit of a downer.- for Utah, a 20+ win NIT season would
have been a monumental success.