Utah lost for two reasons: Getting dominated on the glass and Loveridge
disappearing in the second half.
Two For Flinching:AND because we're a terrible team. And
young. But that should all change in about a year or so.
@ Naval VetI agree, but this one was winnable if those two things
fell into place.
Losing in a very close game against a top 25 respected Conference of Champion
team on the road is not ideal, but respectable.Losing at home
against a San Francisco Community College, member of the Weak Coast Conference
team by over 10? Embarassing.After watching byu go like 2-20 betwen
basketball and football against noteworthy opponents the past couple years, the
big winner in the conference realignment is the big 12, for having NOT invited
byu.I'm convinced the next team to make the big dance, will be
the University of Utah, under the direction of Coach K.We're
inconsistent, but have proven we do have the talent and coaching to compete with
anyone in the nation.That shows we DO have reason to be very
optimistic we'll rejoin our rightful place in the top 25 within a couple
years. Go Utes!
I only got to see the second half but I was surprised to see Utah keep it that
close to be honest. I thought the Utes were going to be blown out tonight but
they played tough.I don't think the loss can be pinned on
Loveridge - he had a great first half and Oregon made adjustments for the second
half. The Utes had a couple stretches in the second half that they didn't
score and gave them some easy baskets off of turnovers. They needed to call
time outs or make some substitutions or something to shake it up when that
happens. It seems like they had a chance in this game but they needed more guys
to score to get it done.I hope they can win a few more games during
the second half of conference play. That will help the confidence of our young
guys and the rest of the team returning for next year.Go Utes! And
thank you San Francisco - that was a great win for another team under 500.
The biggest positive I took from the game is that the team is losing its
dependence on its seniors. Dakarai Tucker played some great minutes tonight and
didn't back down from Oregon's bigs shoving him after plays were over.
I don't think Justin Seymour played tonight, but his minutes have been
increasing lately. Brandon Taylor played another great game, especially
defensively, in his second start.
Two and Vet...Agree with you both. Offensive boards and losing one hot
hand is enough to break this fragile/improving team. A strong, go to shooter is
needed, but rebounding is a 5 man project.Chris...well said my man!
Looking forward each week to tough opponents is awesome. AZ and ASU coming in
this week! Week in and week out...tough competition makes you better.I'll accept the loses as long as improvements are made each week. Now,
if I had to go into every weekend knowing we were playing JC's and worrying
about embarrassing ourselves I would hate it. Something to be said about
playing pac12 type teams.Keep improving Utes!
How can they still call themselves the RUNNING UTES more like the stalling utes
because there sure wasn,t much running from them in that game just stall
tactics they looked like the UTEP of old with Don Haskins as coach i thought
the game was called basketball not stall ball.