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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 10:46 p.m. MDT

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Eddie
Syracuse, UT

That's all the points they could muster after 4 overtimes! And then the coach says they need to work on defense! Wow, this is going to be an exciting year. Let's see the mighty Runnin' utes start off by playing Willam"ette". Would that be an all girls school? They just might win that game.

No U Won't
Reality, UT

Four overtimes and all they could manage was a 65-62 score?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

With the embarrassingly weak schedule they have put together I have no doubt they'll win a few more games than they did last year. It won't be much of an accomplishment though.

Mokie
Mokie1735, UT

Ummm....It was a 20 minute game with 4 OTs not a 40 minute game with 4 OTs. This was not a regulation length game. Relax!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Mokie, don't confuse them with facts. Assumptions are much more popular.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

duck

We are so glad that you feel the way that you do. I'm sure you will be in your free seats on the front row before long. We know you love the U.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

@StGtoSLC

How long were the overtimes? You know that they had to have time outs to count the players to ensure that none of them had kept "runnin'" right out of the building.

You have to admit that with 4 overtimes, that is still a pretty low scoring game! especially when the coach says that they need to work on defense.

Jordan
Lynchburg, VA

To Eddie and Duckhunter,

Overall, it was a 60 minute games with the overtime. Sure, they could score more, but you must remember, college is different than the NBA, they don't score nearly every possession. Plus, this team is still young, and still inexperienced. They're not good yet, everyone knew that would be the case long before this season ever started. We are still looking to build a solid foundation to build a great program on; we haven't even laid the cement yet. Give it a rest, it seems slightly immature.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

duckhunter
I agree with your comment, the Utes schedule is light and has scheduled wins on it that serve to undercut the credibility of any possible success this year, please also see BYU's football schedule 2010, 2011 and 2012.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Jordan -- let me help you with the math -- 20 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 37 minutes.

MLH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter

With the statement you made about "embarrassingly weak schedule" I had to look at the schedule the y is playing this year. Are you serious about that comment, you are playing one good team, Baylor. You try to talk such a good game, but the only thing you do is find fault with anything the University of Utah does. I'm sure the fans will have a great time with the Findlay and Eastern New Mexico games. Talk about an "embarrassingly weak schedule ".

mamalongarms
Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you UU32, I was just about to say that.

Goodness sakes naysayers, anything to make your ego bigger even if its all pre-emptive lies.

The game was very exciting and showed the team having a lot of promise. There is definitely a lot more size and skill this year. It will be a lot more exciting to watch. Can't wait!

abang3
American Fork, UT

@MLH

Baylor, . . . AND Florida State, and Notre Dame (or St. Joes), and Iowa State, and Utah State, and Virginia Tech.

One Good Team? Open your eyes please.

And Findlay is an Exhibition Game - it doesn't count .

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"You try to talk such a good game, but the only thing you do is find fault with anything the University of Utah does."

MLH:

Duckie's "comments" are the product of his stewing in Tulsa again after the annual football whoopin' the Utes laid on his cougies. He can't find much success bagging on the Utes' football stories because no matter how he tries, that 3-in-a-row and 8-of-11 comes back to bite him. He and the other Yners are glad they're closer to basketball season so they can pretend that they really didn't care about football. We'll see more of it, so enjoy it for what it is: Pac-12 envy.

cougardevil
TEMPE, AZ

Unless the offensive (double meaning) style of play has changed from last year, the players' conditioning wouldn't come into play for another hours or two. Dribbling/passing the ball around the perimeter for 25 seconds before you look for a shot isn't exactly taxing.

Of course, when you're overmatched as badly as Utah has been, you'll consider anything to stay in the game until the 3rd media timeout. The only problem is the few fans that showed up in the first place decide that the movie that's been on the DVR since last year is worth leaving at halftime for.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@mlh

BYU's out of conference schedule includes 5 NCAA tourney teams. I'm thinking you don't know what you are talking about.

LOL!

Jordan
Lynchburg, VA

UU32 and mamalongarms:

Whoops, my bad, I forgot that last one was two minutes. Either way, my comment stands, which was the beef of what I was trying to say.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

Phew....wow....that's a killer start to the season, Simon Fraser (from British Colombia) and then followed up by Willamette. Good luck, if you can manage a split with that nightmare pair you should feel pretty good about the direction of things for the rest of the year.

Jordan
Lynchburg, VA

Oh, wow, I was way off, too, not sure what I was thinking. I promise, I have an education somewhere, I just forgot where I put it!

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

MLH

ESPN ranked OOC schedules for every D1 team. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most difficult:

BYU's OOC schedule was ranked a NINE
Utah's OOC schedule was ranked a ONE

In other words, BYU's OOC is one of the TOUGHEST in the country; while Utah's OOC schedule is one of the WEAKEST.

Feel free to compare the final Sagarin rankings from last season for BYU and Utah OOC opponents and you'll get a clearer picture of just how pitifully weak Utah's OOC schedule really is.

If you're going to make comparisons, you should at least try do so with a little understanding of what you're talking about.

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