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

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Alaskan Ute
Fairbanks, AK

First time I've felt good about Ute Basketball in years. The team seem well coached and disciplined. I expected a blow-out by the Cougs. Exciting game.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

This BYU team doesn't look as good as last year, yet.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

I will never understand why BYU fans are incapable of giving credit where credit is due. It's always we played bad, or the officials were biased, or it was a fluke, or "we gave the game away."

Here are facts from the game:

Utah is still less talented, but is clearly closing the gap. Especially with the bigs.

Both teams have solid coaches. Coach K had a better plan coming into the game, but Rose made the right adjustments in the second half.

Neither team played particularly well. It was hard fought, physical, and emotional. Exactly what a rivalry game should be.

Utah went ice cold and BYU got hot when it mattered most.

Hopefully the Utes will get some revenge next year.

starthillnotnelson
Kamas/United States, UT

Wooooowww. I have to say I am impressed by these Runnin' Utes. But....as usual....BYU pulled it out....

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@two for flinching

"Utah is still less talented, but is clearly closing the gap."

It would be almost impossible to not close the gap, that is how wide it has been. That said I do think utah has improved but still do not think they are even in the same stratosphere as BYU despite the close game Saturday. I do believe it was much more BYU struggling than utah "closing the gap". BYU has some problems this year they need to resolve and I think that they will. But just like in football teams are judged based on the entire season not just by how they played one single game. For utah it is hard to say what they are because outside of BYU they haven't played a good team yet. I think we'll know better once they are into their conference season and their joke of a pre season schedule is finished.

For BYU their conference schedule will tell us about them as well. Honestly it might be another 6 years before utah beats BYU.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@2longforgotten&irreleventwins

How about we use the alltime basketball record. BYU leads it.

WON84
PLANO, TX

"Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT
Just as we ended your season in football very early on"

Lost or confused much? Utah's football season is over. BYU's is not.

Wireless Lawyer
Lehi, UT

Losing Rogers and Collingsworth (both of whom would likely be starting) and Harrison is really going to hurt. Starting Sharp allows teams to double team Davies as Sharp is not an offensive threat. Zylstra is a liability unless he's shooting well and that rarely happens, allowing teams to double team Haws off Zylstra. Bottom line, the talent level is as low as it's been in five years.

Since Y defenders have trouble staying in front of anyone, they'll have to rely on playing zone for the most part and hope teams don't shoot well. And they can't break down teams off the dribble so will have trouble scoring when they don't shoot well from distance.

I don't think they'll win the conference and it will be a real struggle to get in the tournament.

Down under
Pullman, WA

Crissy B,
I know you like the attention. Must be dark and lonely in your mom's basement. This was clearly the worst game (hands down) of the season for BYU and some how they still beqt Utah. What does that say about the Utes. It will be a long season for Utah. At least they can watch their bowl game as a consolation....Oh wait, Sorry

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