Two For FlinchingUSC's ranking is based on SOS AND
wins/losses.Why do Utah fans insist on double-dipping SOS when they
don't like the overall ranking?The rankings for #40
BYU#86 Santa Clara#111 Utah#113 USCalready include
SOS, as well as who teams beat, AND who they lost to.Based on
Sagarin's "Predictor", BYU(84.76) would be expected to beat
Utah(76.67 + 3.46) by approximately five points in a rematch at the Huntsman.
@ BYU fansUSC has losses to Illinois, Marquette, SDSU, Nebraska, New
Mexico, Minnesota, UC Irvine, Georgia, Cal, and Colorado. UC-I is the only
'bad' loss. Not many teams would be able to go through that with a
two ferUSC is so much better than their record shows, that they
fired their basketball coach today.
Two For Flinching"USC has played the 5th toughest schedule in
the country. Yeah they had a bad loss with UC-I, but they are still much better
than their record shows."It's funny that while checking
USC's 5th ranked SOS, you didn't notice that USC is ranked 113th.
Either you're don't understand that rankings are based on record and
SOS, or you're choosing to ignore USC's ranking because it
doesn't fit your agenda.USC isn't that much better than
their record shows.#40 BYU#86 Santa Clara#111 Utah#113 USC
@ Truth MachineUSC has played the 5th toughest schedule in the
country. Yeah they had a bad loss with UC-I, but they are still much better
than their record shows.
PAC manDon't look now but your hatred is showing.You said "Utah's game plan has been the same all season ... pack the
defense in the paint ... and force the opponent to make outside shots."If that were true then you'd see Utah playing zone 90 percent of
the time when in fact Utah plays man-to-man 90% of the time. You'd have
also seen your boy Haws open all night against the Utes though we all know he
wasn't and struggled mightily.Maybe if you truly had an
unbiased eye you'd have a comment now and then that expressed an accurate
view.The truth is USC has some talented big men and their guards had
not shot well from the outside all season. Coach Krystowiak saw this and felt it
was a decent gamble to play off the outside shooters so they could help in the
middle. It obviously backfired but the point here is that you don't have a
clue what you're talking about when you say it was the same game plan they
always have. Simply not true.
motorbikeUtah's game plan has been the same all season. Slow
down the game to a snail's crawl to keep the score low; pack the defense in
the paint, play extremely physical defense, and force the opponent to make
outside shots.It works, sort of, as long as the other team is
missing shots and isn't as physical as Utah. Unfortunately for U, USC is
even more physical than the Utes and the Trojans were hitting their outside
shots. The combination made for a blowout because coach k has nothing else he
can turn to when plan A isn't working.What's really
embarrassing is that U got blown out on your home floor by a team that is 257th
in scoring, 188th in rebounds, 199th in assists, 200th in FG%, and had lost 14
straight on the road.
This article pretty much nails it. It was just one of those games. While I
don't want to discredit USC (quite frankly they looked a lot better than
their record), the Utes just couldn't get anything to go their way.It
was clear to see that the game plan was exactly as Coach Kryskowiak is quoted in
the article as saying. Utah is still young enough and has enough holes in their
talent level that the coaches have to "pick their poison" defensively.
Unfortunately they chose to let USC shoot some threes and those threes went down
last night. Quite frankly, had Utah been out on those 3-point shots the ball
would've just made it to the middle where Utah was at a huge disadvantage.
I can't blame Coach Krystkowiak for the game plan.
two fer"I don't think USC is as bad as everyone wants to
make them out to be."Think what you want, but USC(7-10) was on a
14-game road losing streak and was beaten at home by UC Irvine(9-9) 61-54, a
team that lost to Sam Houston State, Pepperdine, Weber State, UC Santa Barbara,
and Cal Poly. Utah's plan of grind it out offense and extremely
physical play on defense simply ran into a buzz against a team that is even more
physical than Utah and had a hot shooting night.Utah's next
game at Washington State(9-7) may be Utah's last chance to get a win this
Cougar fans seem to enjoy piling on almost as much as Utah fans enjoy touting
the PAC-12 and ignoring themselves. What goes around comes around. In the end
it's just a game.
I don't think USC is as bad as everyone wants to make them out to be.
Their schedule is pretty solid. Still, Utah missed a big opportunity today, and
in front of a season high attendance too. It's a shame.
But Chris B. said it Utah was the most improved team in the state. I wrote it
down. How can this be? He has been kinda quiet lately. How about the best
team in 4A?
The only stat that really matters in the end is the score at the end. All these
other silliy numbers still get u in last place. Again we see why u were
selected by the PAC. Every door needs a mat.