Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaboooooooooooooom, rock bottom.
SoonerUte"New" is another word for "young".I just attended a wedding for an elderly couple this weekend. I think the 82
year old bride will be happy to know she is not really the "new"
bride, she is the "young" bride.
B C, yes tougher than Stanford, ask anyone who's ever played college basketball
there. They're 40-6 there in the last 3 years with the only losses being to #1
Kansas twice, #13 Kansas State, #22 Texas A&M (all of those were 6 point or
closer games), Missouri and as you mentioned this year Wyoming. True, only
scoring 33 points there is deplorable and indicative of the talent and lack of
size we're working with, but I do know what I'm talking about.
@SoonerUteIf, according to what you said, good athletes want to test
themselves at the highest levels of competition, why would they choose the
Pac12? I think you contradict yourself a little bit there. in recent
years the pac 12 has been getting owned by the MWC, the WCC etc. I guess next in
line would be the big west conference and the big sky conference.
StGtoSLC"Colorado didn't play in the HC. Utah played Colorado
in Boulder, which is actually a pretty tough place to play."Tougher than Stanford? Wyoming beat the Buffs 65-54 in Boulder,
and Washington State, the team Utah beat by 2 points in OT, only lost 71-60 at
Colorado, so obviously it's not nearly as tough of a place to play as Utah made
Uteology"To BYU fans (or Veritas), the "high water
mark" this year was not going down in history as the worst team in the
State. That honor still belongs to BYU 1-25 1996."===Sorry you felt unloved.I was sort of feeling that the Utes scores
spoke for themselves.Since you bring up 1996, why not continue back
to 1984.But seriously, talking smack?Severe obsession
Sportscenter, Colorado didn't play in the HC. Utah played Colorado in Boulder,
which is actually a pretty tough place to play.
It's laughable that people keep calling this Ute team "young".NevadaCoug, they're called a young team because the majority of the
players are new to the team. Only two players from last year's team are on the
court (one is out with an injury). "New" is another word for
"young".Hope that helps you accept the term!
It's laughable that people keep calling this Ute team "young".
According to ESPN's roster lists, Utah has 2 Seniors, 7 Juniors, 3 Sophomores,
and 5 Freshman. Sorry, with more than half of your roster composed of
upperclassmen, you can't claim the "young" excuse.Now, can
you say that, because of the numerous transfers, these guys still haven't gelled
yet? Sure, I guess you could say that.Your welcome for finding you
a new excuse.
Uteology "At least you are not as bad as BYU in 1996."I'm
certain Coach Krys uses that line often when he motivates the team. It's very
Utah's brief display of life the last couple of weeks, a two-point win in OT and
a couple of closer than expected losses, is looking more and more like fool's
gold.Utah's 3-point loss at Stanford is particularly suspect
considering Stanford blew out Colorado by 20, 84-64, the same team that
destroyed Utah by 40 in the HC, 73-33.
Nice try, Uteology, but how pathetic is it for one of the "all time great
college basketball programs" to be setting their "high water
mark" goal as not having quite as bad a season as BYU's worst season in
history.Moving into this century:#20 BYU#110
USU#115 WSU#215 SUU#248 UVU#316 Utahbtw, BYU
1997 didn't lose to a DII team and didn't barely survive (by 3 points) losing to
an NAIA team. Based on those results, it could be argued that a 2012
25-loss Utah team could actually be worse than that 1997 25-loss BYU team.
Time to fire Chris hill....before the PAC 12 changes their minds and kicks Utah
back to obscurity
Feel better, Uteology? I know I am crushed knowing that over 15 years ago BYU
went 1-25.Enjoy your stellar season.
Another beat-down but I'm still hoping that we can get to the 5 win mark.To BYU fans (or Veritas), the "high water mark" this year was
not going down in history as the worst team in the State. That honor still
belongs to BYU 1-25 1996.
wow. the pac 12 being so inferior to the wcc, it's looking more and more like
Utah's high water mark this year was the 19 pt loss to byu at home.
As a Cougar fan I enjoy the seeing the u loose games as much as anyonebut enough
already. Time to get behind the u and focus on the good things they are doing
on the hill. I may find my little brothers a pain in the tush, but they are my
little brothers. It is time to stand up and help the kids in SLC. I like the approach Coach Kry is using with this team and the circumstances
they face. He remains positive, supportive and is focused on the bigger
picture. This season does not make or break the program, it is merely the first
step in the long process of rebuilding basketball at the u. I still believe the
u will win one more PAC 10.2 game this year, but they may shock us all and win
several more gamesI hope they are able to achieve this goal.Rise and
15 Pts in the first half? Better than 11 I guess.Hang in there lil
band of transfers.lol
CougarFaninTX expressed Pac 12 envy through his usual fake concern:"Players want to play for winning programs and coaches who will develop
them. They won't stay committed to the program just because you're in the
PAC12."Recruits want to go where they will play. It's nice to
be a part of a winning team, but what satisfaction is there in riding the bench?
An example in football might be a recruit who is praised as "future NFL
talent", but then left on the bench, undeveloped. Who could blame that
player for leaving?Utah represents a great opportunity to play
(obviously they need the help). Coach K is making a difference, and recruits
notice that. Good athletes are driven to test themselves at the highest levels
of competition that they can. A chance to play in the PAC12 is a definite draw.
We now resume regularly scheduled programming....
Is the Coach still thinking about having walk-on tryouts to help the team. If
not maybe he should do that real soon.
I remember playing on losing teams, it was hard. Hang in there players.
i'm surprised they scored 45.
CougFaninTX you post very good comments on both programs!!
well its A long hard road!! I agree with all U y fans we suck really bad this
year but things run in cycles the Utes will get better! no more smack talk
Hard to believe but the experts say the PAC12 will only get 1 team into the
tournament this year because they scheduled easy win schools at the beginning of
the year to bolster their records then lost to them.Among the blow
outs:UCLA lost to LoyolaArizona lost to Seattle PacificWashington lost to South Dakota StateUtah lost to everyoneThose same experts expect the WCC to qualify 3 teams for the tournament:St. Marys, Gonzaga, and BYU all of which have crushed PAC 12 teams they have
met.Utah should feel fortunite they are playing in such a weak
bleeding heart libs aren't good for much, but this time I say great job!
With BYU scoring 95 in their win they must of had 45 points by the half I would
Are you kidding? Only 15 points at halftime, only 45 points for the game; the
fourth game this season that the Utes haven't broken the 50 point barrier.Out of 345 Division 1 basketball teams, Utah now ranks:331st
in points per game - 57.4 ppg333rd in rebounds per game - 29.8 rpg304th in assists per game - 10.8 apg252nd in FG percentage - 41.4%BYU is AVERAGING (79.9ppg) more than Utah has scored in any game this
season (75 in a 14 point loss to Harvard 89-75).
How many points did the utes score in the first half I didn't see it in the
article just that it was very low
6 assists as a team. That a new season high?
I guess we can put to bed the notion that the Utes were actually starting to get
their act together. I'm sure I've ever seen a Utah team that was so inept at
offense.34.7% FG, 26.7% 3PT, 50% FT, SIX assists, EIGHTEEN
turnoversPathetic!Looks like beating a very mediocre
Washington State by 2 points at home in overtime and playing a couple of closer
than expected games against Washington and Stanford will be the high water mark
of the season for the Utes.
Sorry niners, this is not a young team. They are older than both BYU and USU.
CFIT, matter of fact, most of the team attends as many of Jordan's games as
they're able to. Also, many recruits respond well to these situations, knowing
they will instantly be a valuable commodity to the team and have a chance to be
a leader from day 1. It's not for everyone, and an obvious risk, but some feel
that the reward for success is that much greater.One thing I've
noticed with this team is they have a short memory and have been able to come
back and respond after some discouraging games. I'd say Colorado was more
embarrassing than this one. Wider point differential, much worse offense, and
Colorado's not as good as Cal. Hopefully they can play with the intent to win
against some beatable Arizona teams this week.
A 36 point loss. That's going to leave a mark. I was really starting to think
U had turned the corner, with the three close games. I hope this
season does not impact your returning players or recruits. Coach Kry's ability
to keep the players committed to the program and not back out of their
commitment will be tested. I hope he's on the phone with Loveridge every
day.Players want to play for winning programs and coaches who will
develop them. They won't stay committed to the program just because you're in
Bad game, that is what happens to a young team on the latter part of a 2 game
road trip. The Utes will be okay and come back swingin against Arizona and ASU.
Fantastic. Puts a smile on my face
Yikes. Boy, do we stink.