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Utah basketball: Utes get back to work after overtime loss to No. 4 Arizona

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  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Feb. 20, 2014 9:36 p.m.

    Good luck with that.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 20, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    "Sophomore forward Jordan Loveridge also had a tough outing. He was just 1-of-12 from the field and missed a free throw with 28 seconds remaining in regulation that would have put Utah ahead. Loveridge, who finished with seven points, said it was just one of those games where shots weren’t falling." -- DN

    It's 1 of those 11 PAC-12 games where his shooting was below 40%, or 1 of those 5 PAC-12 games where he shot below 20%.

    I'm hoping he resolves his shooting problems over the off-season.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 20, 2014 11:31 p.m.

    Looks like that patsy preconference schedule did nothing to get u ready for tough games like this.

  • Vegasbob North Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 20, 2014 11:35 p.m.

    JL is a great player. I can't believe how many fair weather fans are ready to throw him under the bus. You have a young man with proven talent. Whete does the coaches responsibility come into consideration? Did anyone look at the team aspect of the game or of some other players trying to showcase. Give him a break. Plenty of other teams would take him in a heartbeat.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

    The sad thing is loveridge is considered u's best player and the center of the team.

  • Ute buster Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:07 a.m.

    He will get an earlt start to the off season to work on his shot

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 21, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    @Real Bass:

    Got to disagree with you.

    Preconference schedule did improve the utes.

    Compare this, and last year.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Love the way the guys have fought this year.

    Clearly Loveridge needs to work on his shot, but the sky is the limit for the guy. He'll be winning a lot of games for us these next two years.

    Lets finish strong and do some damage in the conference tournament.

    Go Utes
    >--->

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    Real Bass,

    That patsy preconference schedule included a dominating win over BYU.

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    @ Real Bass

    "Looks like that patsy preconference schedule did nothing to get u ready for tough games like this"

    I guess BYU falls into that category of patsy teams Utah demolished this season.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:31 a.m.

    It is hilarious that the utes fans their entire season on beating BYU. And no BYU does not fall into the patsie category but Grand Canyon elementary and St. Katherines jr. College certainly would. Patsies don't schedule the 18th hardest schedule in the country adn still have a winning record. Patsies do however schedule the 350th easiest preseason schedule in the country thinking that it will make them a top 10 team.

    I also thibk that it is interesting that u fans have such short memories and conveniently forget how the last 13 games went against BYU. They get a win or two every decade and think that they are the better team. LOL

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 21, 2014 11:41 a.m.

    CB

    "Love the way the guys have fought this year."

    You mean choked in close games.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:05 p.m.

    @CB
    Where's your sure fire predictions of National championships and big boy conference domination? Oh and the ever present spinning on a loss?

  • ute94 Corona, CA
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:08 p.m.

    I think it's funny Utah fans are getting so upset about these close losses. Yeah it's disappointing but we have to remember just 2 years ago we were 6-25 with a completely different team. What can we really expect from a team starting freshman, sophomores and what one junior? And the lone senior rarely plays. I think as Utah fans you have to keep things into perspective of what we're dealing with. Sure these guys are talented enough to beat any team in the Pac-12, but they just have to put everything together and that's just part of the process and it'll come with time.

    As for BYU fans that continue to knock Utah's schedule, this speaks for itself

    RPI Pac-12
    2. Arizona
    13. UCLA
    24. Colorado
    31. Arizona State
    39. Oregon
    48. Stanford
    50. California

    Utah Plays 11 games against these teams currently in the top 50

    RPI WCC
    28. Gonzaga
    37. BYU

    BYU played them twice
    BYU has played a total of 6 teams in the current RPI top 50

  • Solomon Levi Alpine, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    Down under

    "It is hilarious that the utes fans their entire season on beating BYU."

    Especially when they know perfectly well that the Utes would most likely lose in a rematch at BYU, just like they have in every rematch on the road in the PAC 12, with the exception of lowly USC, the worst team in the PAC 12.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:20 p.m.

    @ute94
    Oregon Stanford and Cal are not good teams gimme a break, the media pumps the Pac up just like the SEC in football. They get the we are good because we play each other treatment.

  • scott Alpine, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    ute94

    "BYU has played a total of 6 teams in the current RPI top 50"

    Why do Utah fans resort to completely distorting the facts to make themselves feel better?

    There's a reason BYU is ranked SIXTY places higher than Utah.

    #37 BYU is 6-7 versus RPI Top 100, 3-5 versus Top 50, and has an overall SOS of #18.

    #97 Utah is 4-8 versus RPI Top 100, 2-6 versus Top 50, and has an overall SOS of #142.

    THREE of BYU's Top 100 were road/neutral wins, including a Top 50 win, while Utah's ONLY road win was against #140 USC.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 12:44 p.m.

    ute94, No mention of Utah's actual RPI or SOS in your PAC-12 advertisement? Of course, that would just further accentuate the embarrassing pre-season schedule.

    It was comical during Wednesday's game to hear the PAC homer announcers tout Utah's impressive W-L record without a whisper of who they beat OOC or the venue for the victories.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 1:28 p.m.

    The Utes are young and they played tight against Az. and UCLA. Loosen up and have fun. Bright future for this program.

    byu "fans", go ahead and hang your hats on a rematch, just like you always do in football. lol.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Feb. 21, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    ekute

    Utah fans delusionally believe that Utah would somehow be more competitive in a rematch on the road at BYU than they've been against anybody else they've played on the road this season.

    LOL at their misguided arrogance!

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    There is always an imaginary "rematch victory" over the Utes after the real game has been played. We heard it all last year in football and now we're hearing it in basketball. Please stick to the game that was actually played. Not the one you imagined in your head.

  • killarney Lincoln Park, IL
    Feb. 21, 2014 3:32 p.m.

    KH

    Despite Ute fans' vain attempts to validate their entire season with a single head-to-head win, one game does not a season make.

    Utah won the battle versus BYU and Stanford - but Stanford won the conference championship and both teams played in a bowl.

    Utah won the battle versus BYU on their home floor for the first time in 5 years, but BYU looks to be playing in the Big Dance, while the Utes will once again be on the outside looking in.

    #37 > #97 regardless of how you spin it.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Feb. 21, 2014 9:26 p.m.

    No matter what, the season has already exceeded most expectations. I do think the Utes will win out at home, and would love to see them split on the road.

    Coach K has done a great job resurrecting this team from the dumpster fire it was but 2 season ago.

    Go Utes!!

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 9:47 p.m.

    "Utes get back to work"

    Hopefully they're getting back to work on free throws and interior passing. Even those who don't like Utah were embarrassed by the 4 consecutive bricks from the free throw line and the line drive pass over the big fella's head into the 4th row of fans...both monumental blunders that need to be worked on.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:22 p.m.

    Utah has played well especially at home. You have got to hand it to their new coach. It was a great hire and Utah is back. It is great to have all the programs in Utah playing well.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 8:53 a.m.

    ute94

    "As for BYU fans that continue to knock Utah's schedule, this speaks for itself..."

    Nope, what really says it all is this:

    #37 BYU(19-10) #18 SOS, 6-7 vs RPI Top 100
    #97 Utah(17-9) #142 SOS, 4-8 vs RPI Top 100

    BYU's #18 SOS is considerably better than Utah's #142 SOS.

    Next time, consider the entire season, not just the 2nd half.

  • UtesBy5 Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 23, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    Gotta love all the mid-major WCC comments on this University of Utah PAC-12 article!

  • UtesBy5 Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 23, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    @mussingaround

    "Utah fans delusionally believe that Utah would somehow be more competitive in a rematch on the road at BYU than they've been against anybody else they've played on the road this season.

    LOL at their misguided arrogance!"

    byu fans are delusional believing that byu, from the WCC, is equal to the PAC-12 schools.

    LOL at their misguided arrogance!