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Published: Saturday, Dec. 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just as Bronco learned that QB's are important in the game of football, Rose is now learning that shooters are helpful in this game of basketball.

I think we all knew byu was bad.

But this bad?

Game over Utes win!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just as we ended your season in football very early on,

I'd say a 5-4 start for a team in the "other conferences" category essentially ends this season too!

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

BYU pulls close. Gets a turn over, Carlino passes to a wide open Austin under the basket...who hesitates and lets a Ute knock the ball away.

Another turnover, Carlino forces a pass for a turnover.

Down two with a chance to tie, they launch some ill-advised threes. Davies gets two offensive boards, then forces a bad shot. doesn't get it. Does something stupid and gets T'd up.

Sharp gets fouled on a rebound. Misses both free throws.

4-22 on threes at one point in the 2nd half...but they keep launching them.

The Cougars are losing because they are not playing smart basketball.

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

Chris B... Just because your team is much improved doesn't give you license to come to the basketball pages and troll us... Take your 5-7 football season and 3 point loss for what the 7th time in a row and stick to your own boards enjoying your big dose of CROW pie!

indycrimson
Franklin, IN

Great game Utes...

One more brick in the wall...

Thx Coack KO...

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Smarter basketball leads to the win. 4-22 from three at one point in the 2nd half. They finished 7-26 after making 3 of their last 4. They were much smarter shots, coming with wide open looks after working the ball inside-out.

Give credit to Utah for stifling Haws most of the game. They played great defense in the first half. But BYU figured them out and finally got their heads in it.

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

The Chris B curse strikes the Utes again!. Thanks Chris. You never fail to come through for the Cougars!

Go Cougars!

sammyg
Springville, UT

Sorry Chris B... U lose... again.

Utes played a good game, better than what I expected.

Carlino finally pulled out of a slump just at the right time.

Congrats Cougars!

Disgruntled
Nephi, UT

Chris B., I'll give you credit for knowing how bad of a shooting team BYU is. However, as you may have noticed the game is 40 minutes. BYU is not good but they can still beat Utah when they shoot 31 percent from the field and 69 from the line. BYU was also out coached tonight. They better figure something out soon or they will not even finish in the top half of the WCC.

JustTheTruthMan
bountiful, ut

Can you please direct me to where I find information on the 'other conferences'? Is this just a modified attempt to pretend that the BCS is all that in basketball too? Well, it isn't because the rolls reverse and the Big East is typically a pretty strong basketball conference. Stronger than the Pac stronger than the 12, stronger than the 10, stronger than the SEC, stronger than all other than perhaps the ACC. But those are your top two. So, just take your crow pie and enjoy the final adaptation to reality that there is no such thing as 'other conferences' in basketball.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

When will Chris B ever tire of being absolutely, 100% wrong? I suppose he/she believes that negative attention is better than no attention at all and here I've played into that. Oh well, simple things for simple minds.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Wow! Great game. I was on the edge of my seat all night long. These Utes are fun to watch. I think the program is on the comeback.

Congrats to the Cougars on a nice win.

indycrimson
Franklin, IN

I cannot believe Utah has turned things around so quickly...or BYU isn't so good?

We have to be ahead of schedule, to Coach KO's plan!!! 10 new players, playing away, in a hostile house...unbelievable...

Utah's staff is amazing...we should beat Washington, WAZZU, USC, Colorado, OR ST, and one of the Bay Area school at home... Pick up a few on the road and win 14 games this year!!!

Hoping

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

chris b comes through for the cougs again. Thank you chris, U are the best prediction of Cougar success. As soon as I saw your post prophesying a Ute win, I knew the Cougs would crawl back in it, and they did. I'll keep marking it down! Lol

This is the weakest BYU team in six or seven years. Utes figured out how to contain Davies and Haws, and without these two the Cougs are average at best.

I give the Utes a lot of credit. I didn't think they would improve this much, this fast. U still have a lot to work on on the offensive side, but your defense was outstanding.

93 COUGAR
Orem, UT

That was cute how the Utah fans thought they were going to win the game.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

Great game for the Utes.
Great surprise for Cougar fans.
Interesting calls to get BYU back into the game.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

7 - 0 for Rose over the Utes. To quote some crimson football fans, we OWN Utah.

byu_num_1
Salt Lake, UT

A 3 point win over Utah should count as a loss.

Utes22
SPRINGVILLE, UT

That was a great game to watch. Not quite the finish that I would have liked to see but the Utes sure did look good. Very hostile environment and for the most part they kept their composure. They are definitely improving and I really couldn't be happier with the job that Coach K is doing up on the hill. Tough loss for the Utes but give the Cougars credit they really fought back and won the game. Great game all around. Looking forward to next week!!! Good luck on your future schedule BYU.
Go Utes!!!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

BYU played its worst game of the year and still beat the little boys up north. I feel real bad for Chris B because I know how much he had his heart set on getting a "w" over the mighty Cougars. Sleep tight Chrissy.

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