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Utah basketball: Utes set to hit the road in the Pac-12 — again

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  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 9, 2014 7:07 p.m.

    Great weekend for the Utes.

    We won two basketball games and took a football coach from another state school.

    Go UTES

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 7:30 a.m.

    We won our 2 teams this weekend which proves we are a awsome road team so we should dominate this week.

    Go Utes!

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Feb. 10, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    @ Chris B.
    The utes had a good week on the court.
    Question: Coach Holliday is tweeting about morning workouts at BYU, and the Utes are denying the job offer. Do you have a source or is this an imaginative job change?

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    I give the utes props for beating two weak pac foes at home. The RPI rankings acknowledge their effort by lowering then 9 spots to 104.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 10, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    I can only laugh when people make a federal case out of our road woes when it coincides directly w/our throw-away season in '11-'12/essentially Y1 & Y2 in Coach K's rebuilding process AND the fact we still have 7 regular season games remaining.

    We're well ahead of schedule and literally could just as easily be undefeated right now....I'm excited about where we're at.

    p.s. Washington has a higher RPI than 7 wcc teams....Talk about "weak foes"....For clarification, our RPI currently sits at #99....Not too bad considering our OOC schedule which we arranged as we were enduring our worst season in our proud/storied program's history--'11-'12!

    81-64.

    Go Utes!

  • Ute buster Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    Yes, they have 16 wins but how many of them really count that are not even in the top 350 PRI?
    Since when did div. 8 and high schools games even count? I can guarantee that the NCAA looks at the lowest preseason schedule in the entire country when making their pairings.
    If you take off the 9cupcake wins and put a few of them on the road then the utes may be at 12 wins at best.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    "If you just rearrange reality to make it fit my viewpoint, you'd understand where I'm coming from."

    That's good stuff, buster!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 10, 2014 10:05 a.m.

    @Ute buster

    "Since when did div. 8 and high schools games even count?"

    I'm not sure, but I bet a phone call to the WCC office would yield a definitive answer.

  • Jordan Lynchburg, VA
    Feb. 10, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    I only comment every once and a while, but I just had to commend Brave Sir Robin on a funny comment. Thanks for the laugh!

    Go Utes!

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 11:25 a.m.

    The Utes have continued to make some good progress every year under coach K. I realize that our preseason schedule was not good, I don't think anyone in the basketball program has claimed otherwise. No matter who the opponent is, it's pretty easy to see the improvement of this team. Seems like each week more and more guys are getting comfortable within the offense. The scoring has been more evenly distributed than it has been for a few years.

    I hope they can finally break through this week and get a win on the road. The USC game will be the best chance they have. If they continue to distribute the ball around and play good defense, they will have a shot.

    Go Utes!

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    Utah is 7th right now in the PAC 12 which means we would be the home team against #10 Oregon We would also avoid a quarterfinal matchup against Arizona, and instead we would get UCLA, who we not only beat but dominated until the last few minutes. That is a clear-cut path to the conference tournament semifinals which Utah did a good job last year at acheiving. Utah should split on the road this week with USC and UCLA we should move up since CO has a brutal road schedule still left to go.

    Brave Sir Robin I think the wcc is fighting the reputation as being a tough highschool division that is why the wcc office is looking for a definate answer.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 10, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    Utah needs some road wins in the worst way. I hope that starts on this trip. USC is very win-able. UCLA will a little bit tougher.

    @BraveRobinSir

    Nicely done!

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    Brave,
    Please show us of us how the preseason patsies stack up against anyone in the WCC and then we will talk. Yeah, I didn't think so.

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 12:28 p.m.

    @Downunder Utah did face the 2nd best team in the wcc and throttled them by 17 points Utah would be the #1 team in the wcc. No doubt about it.

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:03 p.m.

    I am embarrassed for the y fans on this board. Not only did the Utes beat BYU straight up but the Y has not had a good win since November.
    @utebuster
    You pretty much summed up BYU's the scheduling philosophy for BYU football.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    @Down under

    "Please show us of us how the preseason patsies stack up against anyone in the WCC and then we will talk."

    One of our preseason patsies was BYU and Utah beat you into next Tuesday. So there's one data point...

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    Crow,
    Just you know wcc teams play on the road so you might want to rethink your comment

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    Brave,
    Shall we go back and loom at the past 13 games? Yeah, I didn't think so.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    Two road games = two road loses. Keep the perfect road record intact utes.

  • FACTchequer Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    timid sparrow

    Unfortunately for U, BYU's Top 50 RPI wasn't nearly enough to counterbalance Utah's 350th WORST non-conference schedule. In most of Utah's OOC opponents, and consequently, most of Utah's wins, were against bottom 100 teams.

    In three seasons in the PAC 12, the Utes have won exactly TWO road games, at Texas State and at Washington, NONE this season.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 10, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    Interesting Ranking. Per the BPI, Utah = 37; BYU = 46. I guess that, along with score board pretty much sum it up.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 3:50 p.m.

    Spokane,
    Is the bpi a new ranking developed by the Utah alum?

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 4:54 p.m.

    Spokane,
    Just checked the newest TPI and it has BYU=45 Utah 172.

  • UU Provo, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 4:57 p.m.

    Down,

    The BPI was created by ESPN; specifically Jay Bilas, Joe Lunardi along with with ESPN staff analysts as a better predictor and improvement upon the RPI. The BPI index is based on W-L record, margin of victory and an SOS that takes in to account not only an opponents win-loss record (like the RPI) but also the quality of the wins and losses of the opponent. Also, teams with close losses (see Utah) are rewarded more than team with multiple blowouts (see BYU).

    BPI
    Utah 37
    BYU 46

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 5:02 p.m.

    You Y fans just crack me up. Seems you have all been blessed with selective memory.

    Many of you have just plain forgotten that in head to head competition back in December, your team got smoked by a Pac-12 team with ZERO road wins. That's right . . . we Ute fans can all acknowledge that the Utes have ZERO road wins this season.

    Now it's time for you all to acknowledge the 81 - 64 drubbing your team took at the hands of the Utes. But I won't hold my breath.

  • No playoff for U Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 5:20 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    Sorry, but it doesn't sum up anything for the who are still on the outside looking in at an NCAA berth.

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 8:41 p.m.

    @ down under No doubt it Utah would be undefeated and top dog in the wcc. After all their 2nd rate team got hammered by Utah. There would be no real competition for Utah if they were in the wcc.

    But Utah is an improving program and within a year or two will be competing for a PAC12 championship while byu will still be in the wcc trying to get past St Marys and Gonzaga.

  • Utah Alum Orem, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    Crow

    Utah is an improving program that is still incapable of winning a conference road game and thus has no chance of actually competing for a conference championship.

    As much as we may hope to compete for a conference title, the sad truth is, we're not even good enough to finish in the upper half of the conference.

  • yabuts Springville, utah
    Feb. 11, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    Ut Buster:

    Speaking of SOS, what say you about the "stellar" 2014 BYU football schedule. I am sure you will not have to play very hard to get another bowl game.

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    Thanks Alumnus or Alum for short both a specific chemical compound and a class of chemical compounds. The specific compound is the hydrated potassium aluminium sulfate (potassium alum) with the formula KAl(SO 4)2·12H 2O. More widely, alums are double sulfate salts, with the formula AM(SO 4) 2·12H2O, where A is a monovalent cation such as potassium or ammonium and M is a trivalent metal ion such as aluminium or chromium(III).

    Utah will get the monkey off their back and will start winning on the road and when they do they will be a tough team to beat and will contend for the conference title.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 12, 2014 5:47 a.m.

    Wow, I've never seen a fan use chemical wizardry to go at another fellow fan like this.

    Calling someone a "double sulfate salt"?

    All he said was...

    "Utah is an improving program that is still incapable of winning a conference road game and thus has no chance of actually competing for a conference championship.

    As much as we may hope to compete for a conference title, the sad truth is, we're not even good enough to finish in the upper half of the conference."

    This is a new low.

    Brutal