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Published: Thursday, Dec. 6 2012 8:05 a.m. MST

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Th
Tooele, UT

Utah put it all together last night at the HC. I was great to see!

This group of guys is going to surprise a lot of teams out there remaining on their schedule. That might not equate to a win every night, but you can bet every team on their schedule will earn their win.

College basketball for the most part has a lot of nice systems. This is why BYU is successful with minimal NBA talent. This is why USU is successful with no NBA talent.You can look at many programs across the nation and see this same trend. This is why I believe Utah will be back sooner rather than later. Krystko has a nice system in place. Unfortunately last year he had very little D1 talent on the roster and it showed although at times even they could compete with teams such as Stanford who won the NIT.

Utah will compete Saturday in Provo. They will beat teams like SMU, Cal Northridge, and the rest of the pre-season opponents. I don't believe Utah is "back," but they will turn some heads this year ending with at least 16 wins on the season.

Go Utes

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

It's laughable that most of these so-called "fans" who have suddenly rediscovered Utah basketball, haven't stepped foot in the Huntsman for most of the last 5 years.

Unfortunately, their new-found euphoria will soon end and the Huntsman will once again become a ghost town.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

motorbike

"I love the nervousness you can see in the typing of the trolls today."

The "nervousness" you see is caused by your other teeth chattering with fear.

Even with a ridiculously easy pre-season schedule the Utes are only 5-2 (sorry, nobody counts your exhibition game against a D-III school).

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

Phoenix
You are way off base and your comparison is ridiculous. The Utes are coming out of a historic low point never seen before in the history of the program. Apples to apples, the season after the Y won 1 game and had 200 - 500 people showing up to many of the games you are saying that 20,000 people would flood the MC for a similar occasion? Not only is the comparison distasteful it is not even accurate.
The only thing embarassing is taking the man's death as an opportunity talk smack about attendance.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

gonefishn

What's distasteful is the thousands of Utah fans who packed the Huntsman to watch Utah basketball during its heyday, not even bothering to show up to honor the coach who made that possible.

Your whiny excuses about Utah basketball being in a slump are just that, excuses.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

I think the game with the Y will be competitive but the Utes have yet to prove that they can dublicate last nights effort on the road.
As for some of the BYU fan posts, They are consumed by a program that has only just begun the rebuilding process. It can only be taken as a clear acknowledgement from these Y fans that the U is headed in the right direction.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@phoenix

Embarrassing is your logic, relating attendance with respect for Majerus. Ute Nation will always love RM for what he did for the program. Your attendance smack is weak.

I think Majerus would agree that embarrassing would have been if we Utah lost 76-55.

scott
Alpine, UT

gonefishn

"As for some of the BYU fan posts, They are consumed by a program that has only just begun the rebuilding process. It can only be taken as a clear acknowledgement from these Y fans that the U is headed in the right direction."

Don't kid yourself. You're 5-2 against the 317th best (er, worst) schedule in the country.

Utah's "rebuilding process" has been going on for so long that most of the kids on the hill were still in grade school when it started.

From a BYU fan's perspective, it's more curiousity, than any sort of acknowledgement, like watching a never-ending train wreck.

The light at the end of the tunnel that you think gives a clear indication that you're headed in the right direction, could easily be another train.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

@Scott
I have no illusions about the highs and the lows of the U BB program. The programs improvement is tangible.

@sports authority
What excuses? The Utes have nobody to blame but themselves for their strugles.
Your link between attendance and respect for coach Majerus is as misplaced as the post I was originally responding to.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

For those of you scolding Ute fans for not showing up to honor Coach Majerus - trust me, I would have been there if I wasn't currently several time zones away from the Huntsman Center.

Congratulations, Utes! Keep up the hard work, and beat the Cougars this weekend!

U 90
Corona, CA

Utah is horrible in basketball right? So why do BYU fans feel the need to come on a Ute hoops thread to dis the program. U of U basketball shouldn't even hit your radar screen because your team is so elite and Utah is merely a fly in your path.

Why so obsessed with such an insignificant b-ball program like Utah?

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

May I please apologize for my fellow BYU fans making snarky comments on this article? It was a good win for the Utes, and it shows positively for Coach K. I would surmise that the Utah program is headed in the right direction and that my Cougs had better not look past them.

AK UTE
Palmer, AK

Thank you "Coach Biff" it is nice to see some class it is a difficult time right now at the U BB program but things are getting better. They are a long way from where they need to be but it will come. Good luck Utes and Cougars.

Thank you Coach M I would have loved to have been in attendance the other night I just leave too far away.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Due to the arrogance of their fans, you would think BYU would be up there with North Carolina, Kansas or Duke in their basketball tradition. To come on here and knock a blowout win over a team that is better (beat a top 20 team, came close to beating another) than their team is very telling that rational thought isn't the driving factor. Speaking of basketball tradition, Utah has far more of it than BYU who has never even been to the Final Four and as such, the final game. Even after the nadir the that has been the last half dozen years, Utah still ranks higher on every list of top NCAA Basketball Programs (#12 all time with a NCAA Tourney Record to back it up). BYU on the other hand owns the NCAA Tourney Record in futility; most appearances without ever getting to the Final four (only been to the Elite 8 once). So please save the puffed up attitude until after your team actually does something noteworthy when it counts.

cedarcityute
cedar city, UT

Hopefully the Utes can keep paying tribute to this great coach and start winning some more games. It's been hard on me as a fan to see my Utes go downhill like this, they did so well, but I think coach K is helping them get on the right track and I love seeing this. It's wonderful to see this much respect for this guy. Anyone remember when he threw a chair? How about the cooler? What about the telephone? Crazy times with that guy, but he was an awesome man nonetheless and I'm sad he passed away at such a young age.

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