"stampederusEphraim, UTI am surprised Chris B. has not made any
comments. She usually is one of the first to laud a Ute win."Too
busy trying to chasing the next BYU news story.Anyways, congrats on
the good win Utah. Washington is or was anyways, one of the Last Four Out
according to Lunardi.
@Uteology"The difference is Utah basketball is rebuilding their
program..."Three of Utah's five starters are seniors.Three of BYU's five starters are sophomores.Who's
really rebuilding here?The real difference is a rebuilding year for
BYU means having another 20+ win season and being a NCAA bubble team; a
rebuilding year for Utah is having another losing season and a first round exit
in the conference tournament.
Uteology"The difference is Utah basketball is rebuilding their
program and we still have 13 games to rebuild for next year."Utah basketball has been "rebuilding" since 2005. True, Utah actually
looks like they're improving this year. Also true, this is a
senior-dominated team that will be losing Washburn, DuBois, and Martin at the
end of the season.It remains to be seen whether Utah will improve to
being a conference contender and NCAA tournament team, or meerly a perennial
middle of the PAC and NIT team.
sammygSpringville, UTUteologyIF BYU had scored 7
more points in 3 football games...If... blah blah blahNice try------------True, both teams are mediocre.The difference is Utah basketball is rebuilding their program and we
still have 13 games to rebuild for next year.
UteologyIF BYU had scored 7 more points in 3 football games...If... blah blah blahNice try
@SportsFanA little reality check about the chances of the Utes
finishing 15-15 or better:The Utes won't come anywhere close to
shooting 60 FG% every game, so unless they learn to adjust their plodding style
of offense when circumstance dictate, Utah will continue to struggle.--------------True but it is also true that IF Utah had only shot
their season average of 45% they would have beat BYU, ASU, Arizona, and CSN
which would put them at 13 wins. So if they want to give themselves
a shot at finishing with 15 wins they need to shoot 45%, play the same style
defense, continue to get good guard play from Taylor, and Loveridge needs to
create more in the paint.
IRS Agent"... you guys are dreaming if you think Coach Krysto
will be around for years to come. One above average season and an offer from a
semi-decent school and he will be gone faster than the players left when Boylen
was let go. By the way, didn't I see somewhere that Boylen is now a head
coach in the NBA? He wasn't good enough to coach at the U, but he is good
enough for the NBA??? What is going on up on the hill?"Couple of
things to get you up to speed.1 - You're right, Coach
Krystowiak is a good enough coach that he could get snatched up in a hurry.
Here's the beautiful thing, Utah already has a fantastic coach-in-waiting
with Assistant Coach Tommy Connor. He played at the U, coached under Majerus and
then left to be head coach at Westminster where he built an excellent program.
The job's Tommys to lose whenever it comes available.2 - Wrong Jim
Boylen/Boylan.So what's going on up on the hill? Good things my
friend ... very good things!
@stampederusYou have to go to the BYU related articles to see
comments from Chris B. I don't think she even reads the Utah articles. Great win for the Utes, but you guys are dreaming if you think Coach
Krysto will be around for years to come. One above average season and an offer
from a semi-decent school and he will be gone faster than the players left when
Boylen was let go.By the way, didn't I see somewhere that
Boylen is now a head coach in the NBA? He wasn't good enough to coach at
the U, but he is good enough for the NBA???What is going on up on
USALover, your obsession is showing.
The Utes are awesome!I think we might be going to the Final Four!And we're in the PAC 12 now!Oh my gosh, our team is so
great!Did I mention that we are in the Pac 12 now?Its
great to be a Ute!
Nice win for the Utes!
Indy,Of course they're Jekyll and Hyde, they are young. But
what we see on the floor is talented players who are working hard, AND
improving. This team will continue to have some head scratching losses, but
will also have their fair share of really impressive wins. One thing that is
obvious, however, is that coach K and his staff are doing a GREAT job
recruiting, and a GREAT job coaching them up. The progress is impressive, and,
given the commitments for next season, I expect it to continue.
Great work. Coach K has done an impressive job with the program. This is a big
step forward. The next step is when people start saying things like "the
Utes are for real." I don't think we are all that far from that.
I am surprised Chris B. has not made any comments. She usually is one of the
first to laud a Ute win.
Congrats to the Utes on a quality win in a very tough place to play.A little reality check about the chances of the Utes finishing 15-15 or
better:The Utes won't come anywhere close to shooting 60 FG%
every game, so unless they learn to adjust their plodding style of offense when
circumstance dictate, Utah will continue to struggle.
I knew this was a much better BBall team than their record indicated ever since
they gave my Cougars a scare. Coach K is very good and I think he'll bring
this team to prominence in the conference in 2 to 3 years.
That's a very quality win for the Utes and definitely something they should
be able to build on.If the Utes can play like they did last night, or
close to it for the remainder of their conference games, it's possible they
could finish with a 15-15 .500 regular season record. I wouldn't go as far
as predicting that's what will happen, but it also wouldn't surprise
me much and would be a huge step forward for this rebuilding program.Proud
of these players and proud of our coaches. Go Utes!
Congrats to Coach K and company! I hope you guys can build on this win.
@sammygQuoting the rocket scientist in Karl Malone eh? Didn't
he also say "life is like a box of chocolates"?Good on you
though Sammy, your take was semi-nice.
Nice win by the Utes; just need to get on a roll a win some conference games.
It's not hard to out coach Romar; I've seen it happen many, many
timees. Great recruiter, horrible game day coach.
It was only a matter of time, especially when taking into account how close
we've been against the two Arizona schools, BYU, and UCLA. Coach K is
doing a good job, and the new talent he's brought in is showing flashes of
brilliance, like in yesterday's game.Keep fighting, Utes!!
The Utes had a great game plan and were able to execute it properly. The
coaching and preparation for this game was excellent. With three more years of
good recruiting they well may be competitive at a national level again. Do it
again and you might make a believer out of more fans.
Congrats. Want to see more.
Congrats to the basketball team and to the coaches. I'm sure
these men feel very relieved of the burden and pressure of having to do what
seemed to be the impossible... to win a conference game. Maybe this will be one
of those defining moments that will help move these young men through something
that has been holding them back... or maybe not. We won't know until the
next game, then the next one and so forth.It will be funny to
observe the raised hopes of the 'dedicated' "fans" after such
a monumental fete. But as Karl Malone said... "even a blind squirrel can
fine a nut once in a while."Congrats Utes... enjoy the
afterglow... while it lasts.
I have to admit that I had not given the Utes much of a chance in this one.
Let's hope it was not just a one time thing.
Utah's record is not a good one but it's not hard to see the team is
much improved under Coach K. The cabinet is not full and his team is making the
nest of it. That shows as they play hard and with pride. The USC loss was ugly
but the other four were one play away from wins. So at 0-4 in conference, I was
worried about the team being discouraged and starting to pack it in. That did
not happen and it was a real good win on the road against Washington who was 4-0
in conference. NICE JOB UTES!
We all knew it had to happen sometime! There you go Chris B. Enjoy.
This team is Jekyll and Hyde! Tonight they couldn't have been
better....but scary that it seemed the offense developed the defense! It's
always better when strong D helps create the offense!Washington is
very weak...but learning to win is always a good thing for a bunch of guys
learning to play together...
So happy to see this Utah team get their first conference win and it was a road
game none the less. The Utes played a great game from start to finish. I think
all the close games they have been in finally pod off down the stretch.I was really impressed with the performance of the two freshmen Taylor and
Loveridge. The Utes had gret composure tonight against one of the better teams
in the PAC12. I'm glad they finally got their first road win
as well as their first conference win this year. They played really good
defense tonight as they have in a handful of other games this year but they also
had a number of guys step up and knock down shots.I hope this will
give this team some confidence for the rest of the season. The last two
previous games have been discouraging but tonight's game was a good sign
that this team still believes in themselves. Hopefully it will lead to a few
more victories this year.Go Utes!
Congrats on a great road win Utes!
Way to go. The ice has been broken.
Good all-around game. Taylor looked like the guard we were missing.Go UTES!