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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 8 2011 10:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

I hope they had a fun day at the beach because the Utes didn't play with anymore energy than they have all season.

Jimmer time coming up Saturday.

At least it should be an entertaining show to watch.

ogden, ut

The program has hit bottom.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

The silence is deafening.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I really really miss Majerus. Really!!!

Surfers Paradise, AU

Wow. No shame in losing to SDSU, but by 28. That's tough.

Surfers Paradise, AU

Sorry, i meant 32.

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

"SDSU (24-1, 9-1) pulled away in the pivotal first half..."

That's giving the Utes far more credit than they deserve. Utah was only in the game for the first four minutes, 10-6. With 11:32 left in the first half, the Utes were down 28-9 and the game was over.

The Utes did have 9 assists, but 15 turnovers, many of them completely unforced.

Clyburn was the lone bright spot for Utah with 18 points, the only Ute in double figures, on 7 of 18 shooting.

The most intriguing left for this season is whether Utah will get Jimmered for 50 points on Saturday.

Oh, and whether Hill can find enough money to pull the plug on Boylen.

sandy, ut


West Jordan, UT

No worries, Boylen only has SEVEN games left! Prof. Hill will make that decision after BYU whips us on Saturday.

Lubbock, TX


Pleasant Grove, Ut

At this rate, I'm not sure Utah can win a game the rest of the season. It's time to do the right thing Boylen. RESIGN!!!!!

Draper, UT

The total embarrassment continues - there are really only two options - fire Boylen or fire Boylen. I guess you could argue for an entire new roster - this time of Division 1 players...Dr. Hill you have to do something before none of us even care enough to write a post.

Bountiful, Utah

They would have to buy out his contract, which isn't cheap, and then bring a new guy in. That's hard to do when the Pac 12 wants new facilities. Especially when the U can't even fill a quarter of the HC. They have no money to buy him out... Sad day for Utah Basketball. Maybe there should be some true fans who support through the tough times too (see BYU football attendance this year).

Evanston, WY

I'd like to change the discussion towards SDSU. What a team effort in San Diego against Utah (even though the Utes are having a tough year with young players). Once BYU starts their preparations for SDSU at SDSU, they had better focus like they have never focused before, because SDSU is difficult, if not impossible to contain at home. The fan base at the game will make the difference UNLESS BYU can get a bunch of points on the board quickly, to quiet those SDSU fans.

Payson, UT

What is Boylen's strategy? Players don't want to play for him. We can't recruit because of all the players leaving (after they were recruited). Why in the world would anyone want to play on this team with Boylen?

He might be a good guy and even a good coach on the court, but he shoots himself in the foot with his relationship with the players. That doesn't work at this level. Time to move on, he has had ample time to improve and the risk of him devaluing the Utah Utes basketball reputation is too much.

I feel very bad for these players, because some of them are very good and need a little more motivation.

Syracuse, UT

Sad, Sad, SAD day (season) to be a ute fan. My heart goes out to you.

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

Wish it were different with the Utes. I love it when they are up and BYU is up. Makes it a lot more fun.

As for SDSU fans? They are completely classless. Always have been. Nothing wrong with fun but they go way over the edge.

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Maybe Whittingham could coach these clowns and get some good play out of them.

What's up?
Salt Lake City, UT

What can you say? Boylen said that the Aztecs "looked like a final 4 team". That may be true coach, but beating Utah by a bunch is not a mark of excellence. WYO said they fired their coach now because of the "negativity surrounding" their program. Can it get more negative with this program? What was with the game last second time out????

Frisco, TX

It's always interesting to me why three or four of the Ute trolls are always the first ones to add their negaitive commentary on BYU basketball / football articles, but they are conspicuously absent on articles about the Utes with them struggling. True fans stick with their team through thick and thin.

I really hope the team can get things turned around, (after Jimmer puts up his first 50 point game on Saturday). When the Utes and Cougars are both at the top, it builds both programs and it's good for the state.

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