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Published: Thursday, March 7 2013 11:30 p.m. MST

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poyman
Lincoln City, OR

"Seize" like in "grab"? Way to go you guys...

I think that they probably would have "Seized" tenth place this year in the WCC as well... They will be a force to deal with in the PAC 10.s Tourney...

Good thing that Sacramento State and Cal-Northridge are not members of their Conference or they would have had to "seize" 13th place...

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

The Utes dd it! They are going to finish the regular season with a .400 win percentage!

Now all they have to do is win one more game before getting knocked out of the PAC 12 tournament and they can boast a .400+ win percentage for the whole season.

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

Great game for the Utes!
I can really see progress being made at both ends of the floor. I cannot wait to be in the huntsman center for tomorrows match up against Oregon.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

This was the first time I've watched Oregon State play this year. No disrespect to the Utes, but the Beavs were awful. Utes didn't play their best game, and this wasn't as close as the score indicates.

For those saying the WCC is weak at the bottom, I'd pick LMU in a match against Oregon State without doubt.

Congrats to the Utes on their 12th win, which is exactly the win total I predicted at the beginning of the season.

Loveridge continues to impress. A couple more kids of his quality, and U could turn this around.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Great win Utes! It is so satisfying to see the growth of this team, not just from last year-but also the development of these wonderful freshmen throughout this season. Anyone who makes the mistake of thinking that Jordan Loveridge and Company won't become one amazing squad is really underestimating them. Next year will be interesting if this solid core comes back healthy. But I would look for Utah to be back to prominence during the 14-15 season. But who knows? Play d like you did last night (wonderful) and we could see it next year.

BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Way to go Utes! I guess someone had to be the 10th best. And it is better than last year! Time to celebrate.

1cynicalfan
Appleton, WI

This is just way too easy. Like taking candy from a baby. Picking on the Utes here wouldn't bring any sense of satisfaction at all. Of course, that doesn't stop Ute fans from criticizing BYU's awful performance this year. Some of us have higher standards, I guess. Probably has something to do with the honor code.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Total domination.

I like where this program is headed!

Let's make it two in a row, with a tpo 25 win.

Something byu and usu did NOT accomplish this year

Go Utes

Ironmomo
Ogden, Utah

And neither will the Utes...

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B

Lest you start getting a little bit too excited, remember that the Utes haven't yet beat a top 25 team this year yet either. Nor have they won a game against either BYU or USU this year. And they've also won the fewest number of games among the 3 in-state schools this year.
And in giving credit where credit is due, last week BYU did take the #1 team in the nation down to the wire before coming up just a bit short.
But this article is about the Utes, so let's get back to them. In giving credit where credit is due to Utah... they did play a very good game against OSU last night. I was surprisingly impressed. Coach Larry appears to have them turned the corner and headed in the right direction.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

Does a team seize or just oooozz into tenth place?

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Funniest headline of the year. If I were a Ute, this headline would be insulting.

I sincerely hope the Runnin' Ute ship is turning...it's been going downstream for too long. It's hard to watch Chris B. struggling so hard to find a way to praise his Utes and demean everyone else.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Chris, love your zealousness for the U, but let's put it into perspective. The Utes are 10th in the PAC. From paper that looks awful, but as you and I know and a few other Ute fans, there has been significant progress in rebuilding this year. Coach K2 is building a foundation that should produce a winning team in 2 years and a competitive team in 3-4 years.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Coach K is doing a fantastic job. He should be considered for a future Jazz coach. It's nice to see the Utes on the upswing. In a few years they will be in the elite of the pac 12. Honestly, they should be able to recruit better than BYU.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

The headline is the most hilarious of the year.

"seize 10th place"

LOL!

That said......congratulations?

Runner
Chandler, AZ

"recruit better than BYU..." are you kidding me. BYU is basically in a down year this having lost two starting seniors before the season even started and yet they put together another 20+ win season and compiled, according to the latest rankings, the #14 ranked recruiting class for 2013-2014 and the #8 ranked class for the following year...and that's without Dastrup from AZ.

The future of BYU basketball looks very bright.

Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

Seems a bit over the top to be celebrating locking up 10th place, but the Utes did play much better in the 2nd half than they have for most of the season. In the first 5 min they actually had a little "run" in them.

Any improvement in the overall program, however, will depend on how the replacements for Washburn, DuBois and Martin perform next season. Loveridge and Taylor are a couple of nice pieces, but the Utes are going to need a lot more than those two to escape the PAC 12 basement.

btw, Tators is correct, the Utes haven't beaten a Top 25 this season.

Arizona, Oregon, and UCLA are the PAC 12 teams that are ranked (currently), and the Utes haven't beaten any of them.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

I've read the comments. Typical and predictable from BYU fans. I suggest that the title of this article is in reference to the Pac-12 preseason rankings that had Utah, a team that was assembled this year, picked last. So, in light of the expectation, the accomplishments of the 2013 squad are indeed noteworthy. Well done, gentlemen!! Now, take care of business against Oregon.

Near the end of the game ESPN projected five (5) Pac-12 teams in the tournament. If that prediction comes to fruition, the Pac-12 will certainly be well represented.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ 1cynicalfan

Clearly you aren't referring to yourself when you talk about 'some of us' having standards. Pretty classic post from a BYU fan though. It had over the top arrogance and you played the victim card. Well done.

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

As a Ute fan this year, I'll take what I can get.

Even though the Utes don't have a win against a Top 25 team, they have been in some close games this year with the elite of the league. Remember, they almost beat Arizona on their home floor.

Here's hoping they have a good showing against Oregon tomorrow. Whatever happens, I'm glad to see that Washburn made the 1,000 point club. He has stuck with a losing program and tried to keep a positive outlook. He deserves props for that.

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