Commentary: Best, worst-case scenarios for BYU, Utah and USU basketball

Published: Friday, Oct. 25 2013 12:30 p.m. MDT

The Utah Utes celebrate their overtime win over Washington State in NCAA basketball action in Salt Lake City Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Editors note: These are not predictions — they’re exaggerated and fictional scenarios.

As a new college basketball season dawns, BYU, Utah and USU fans dream of what their teams could accomplish in 2013-14. These fans hope to see their team dominate in conference, win against in-state rivals and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament come March.

Of course, dreams don't always come true. Sometimes, seasons turn out to be complete nightmares. Take BYU's 1-25 season in 1996-97 as a perfect example of how bad things can be.

So, what are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Cougars, Utes and Aggies headed into the season?

Here are six fun, over-exaggerated scenarios for the three basketball programs.

Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News.

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