This was a great win for the Utah basketball program. Great way to finish
conference play and a perfect way to send off the seniors.I'm
very happy for Washburn to go out with back to back victories and knocking off
the number 19th team in the nation in the process. That guy has been through
more than probably every other player in college basketball. Three coaches and
more turn over with teammates than I can count and the guy had a great attitude
through it all. He also improved his game over the years.I really
don't get all the comparisons between the PAC12 and the WCC. The PAC has 5
teams projected to go to the NCAA tournament and has traditionally been a top
rated conference in the nation. The WCC has traditionally been a 1 bid
conference just like it most likely will be this year. Byu should have stayed
in the MWC but if they did that they probably would have finished 5th or 6th.
Might be hard to admit, but the y would have only finished a spot or two above
Utah if they were invited to the PAC12.Go Utes!
You byu fans make LOL. The fact is...just being a permanent member of the Pac12
is better then winning the wcc on occasion. But you guys wouldn't know
Enjoyed the comments so far. "Trolls" a name over used and well,
something a 14 year old bully on some social network might use. An official of
basketball games using this credential to impress the readers on this thread on
his knowledge of basketball. Are you not supposed to be insuring that the game
is conducted according to the rules. Why in fact are you even noticing any other
aspect of the game. Oh wait, the majority of officials believe the fans pay
money to watch them ref. congrats to both schools on their successes this year.
May all the Utah schools continue improving and providing us with great
talkinsports"Finishing 3rd in the WCC is certainly MUCH BETTER
than finishing one game out of the basement in the PAC 10.2."_________Agree to disagree. I'd rather Utah take 12th place
in the PAC-12 than having to compete in the WCC. Sorry, but I'd lose all
interest in watching U of U athletics if that was the competition they faced day
in and day out. I honestly have to give props to you and the other cougar fans
that are still hanging in there.
motorbike"Sounds like someone's not very happy about a 3rd
place finish in the terrible WCC."Disappointed in some of
BYU's losses, but most BYU fans realized early on that this was a
rebuilding year for the Cougars and very few expected to finish ahead of Gonzaga
or Saint Mary's this year.Finishing 3rd in the WCC is certainly
MUCH BETTER than finishing one game out of the basement in the PAC 10.2.#69 BYU(21-11) > #171 Utah(13-17)
Great win for the U program, may it only continue to move in the right direction
against the USC Trojans.
@too "smart" for youYou should quit while your behind.
talkinsports"After losing to Colorado and Utah, the Ducks
won't be ranked, so the Utes still haven't beaten a team that will be
ranked in next week's rankings."___________Sounds
like someone's not very happy about a 3rd place finish in the terrible WCC.
Or was it the embarrassing early departure from the WCC tournament that's
got you all worked up?
@talkinsportsThe Ducks are still one of the favorites to win the
Pac12 tournament and they will be ranked before they start dancin'. Tell us
After losing to Colorado and Utah, the Ducks won't be ranked, so the Utes
still haven't beaten a team that will be ranked in next week's
Gee thanks to some of you byu fans for admitting that the Runnin' Utes are
coming along...slowly. As apposed to the cougs spiraling down to one and out in
the...wcc?Tell us more about Moe. lol.
Too Smart, wrong O about nobody outside of SLC noticed. I was watching the UCLA
vs. Washington Game on CBS and they mentioned that Utah was beating Oregon a
couple of times as Oregon would have won the PAC 12 Title had they won and UCLA
lost. Then, later, during the Louisville vs. Notre Dame game, they mentioned it
again. ESPN also had it on the top of their page as they tend to track Top 20
teams. The people in Eugene also noticed, quite certain of it. Have anymore
toosmartforyou, yes, the "overlooking" excuse is extremely weak. And per
your inquisition, the attendance was 11,628, which I believe is the second
highest attendance of any PAC-12 game this year. Little ways to go to pack the
house, but an electric atmosphere with a good crowd to watch a really impressive
@ UteologyJust my opinion. I have officiated basketball for many
years, as well as watching, so I form opinions based on experience. And "on
any given day" proves to be true over and over again. But if Utah had
played them 10 times do you think Utah would have won more than 5 this year?I don't think Oregon came into SLC to lose, or were afraid of the
Uters, do you? For whatever reason, Utah did indeed outplay them. Oregon could
have stayed up too late, not been focused, been distracted thinking about PAC 12
Championship, NCAA Tourney, etc. Doesn't matter though, does it? Perish
the thought, they could have even overlooked Utah. Again, doesn't matter.
It doesn't make Utah the better team except for the day the game was
played. And that happens to be the day it counted this half of the season. So
congrats to the Utes.
@toosmartforyouI didn't minimize Utah's win. I said they
got an upset and that upsets are born out of someone looking past their
opponent. In case you aren't aware, a 13 - 17 team having defeated the #19
team is an upset---no one would put money on it happening, especially the #19
team.----------------------------Nope. Upsets happen
when the underdog out plays the favorite. Overlooking an opponent is just
opinion. Specially considering the fact the at Oregon it was
"trailing 30-22 to Utah at the half, Kazemi made an impassioned locker-room
plea... Kazemi's speech resonated with his teammates, and No. 19 Oregon
took charge midway through the second half to beat the Utes 73-64 on [February
9, 2013]."So no idea why you would think Oregon would OVERLOOK
Utah in Salt Lake when they struggled to beat us at Eugene.
@ GoRedNo, I don't need a tissue. I'm
grinning as I read these comments about the "mighty" Utes. And there
was a stab at the 'other school' from someone saying they were happy
they weren't playing the other opponent. So your fans are just as bad, not
being gracious winners at all (with a few exceptions).Look at the
article about the other team's loss and you'll see what I had to say
about that. I'm just being factual, which Ute fans seems to not be able to
do. You can't show me one post where I ever said the Y had a great BBall
team this year. And you can't see where I ever said the Jazz were the best
thing going, either. The whole basketball scenario in Utah this year leaves a
lot to be desired. And that includes the Utes as well. It's a pity fans
feel so warm and fuzzzy about a 13 - 17 team and that other teams seem to lose
in the final 2 minutes several times. Bad year all around.No tissues required for me. Maybe you, other than this game, for the
I try to keep my comments objective, unlike some Ute trolls who only comment on
BYU articles based on hate and bitterness, not objectivity.Congrats
on a great win. After a tough five or six years, it must feel great to get a
win like this. I don't think Oregon is the powerhouse that some thought
they were early in the year, but they're still a good team. This will
likely knock them out of the Top 25 and drop them a couple of seeds in the
NCAA.From a BYU fan who has enjoyed a great five or six year, I
admit it was a painful year losing to teams like San Diego (2X) and San
Francisco. I'm holding out hope for the great recruiting year we had and
we should be back to 25+ wins in 3 or 4 years.I think both the Utes
and Cougs will have similar years next year to what they had this year. Losing
four of your best players will be tough to replace.
Utah upsets #19 Oregon and BYU loses to San Diego snapping their NCAA tournament
appearance streak. It was a good weekend! Way to go Utes! Hopefully
this team can make a splash in the Pac-12 tournament next week.
@ Naval VetI didn't minimize Utah's win. I said they got
an upset and that upsets are born out of someone looking past their opponent.
In case you aren't aware, a 13 - 17 team having defeated the #19 team is an
upset---no one would put money on it happening, especially the #19 team.Just face the facts: Utah was way under .500 this year. An upset is
only worth so much. That having been said, I am happy for the Utes. Just
recognize it wasn't the same as winning the conference championship game.
It's like the Jazz squeaking into 8th place in the playoffs; an
achievement, but nothing particularly glorious. Ute fans are gushing like they
suddenly discovered oil.
@ UteologyI said nothing about the other team last night in this
blog. Obviously a 13 - 17 record is great for Utah fans. I'm just
wondering out loud how many seats were sold to see them get a great upset of
Oregon. I hope many, but I wouldn't bet the rent on it. A good upset is
only worth so much in the grand scheme of things. Other than TV stations in
Salt Lake City, don't expect anyone else to even notice.I'm not the least bit bitter. 20 - 11 is certainly light years ahead of
13 - 17. Maybe you're thinking basketball is scored in the same manner as
golf. Oops, not even close; it's like bowling. Speaking of
worfMcallen, TXMoe evidence the PAC is a conference below the
WAC, MWC, WCC. ------------That's not evidence,
that's just your opinion. Actual evidence shows #5 MWC, #6 PAC, and #10
WCC according to USA Today.Another bitter Cougar!! LOVE IT!!
Please keep your "obvious" and "evidence" coming!
Moe evidence the PAC is a conference below the WAC, MWC, WCC. BYU,
Utah State, and Weber would contend well.Highly over rated.
I don't log in much anymore to these boards but I thought this W merited a
hearty congrats to the Utes. The seniors, Washburn in particular, deserved a
game like this. Nice win!
alternate:"Too bad BYU lost because now all the bad mouthing
will begin. Uteology and toosmartforyou already have started."Actually, Uteology commented 5-minutes before toosmartforyou, and made no
mention of the Y at all. It wasn't until AFTER toosmartforyou started it
with her minimization of Utah's win that Uteology "responded".
Don't be such a hypocrite. The badmouthing on this thread was initiated by
Part II for me.I rest my case about bad mouthing. This is a perfect
example. Not sure who hates whom in this comment."nosaerfoeciovehtNSL, UTMy, my, my- the haters are going
to have a tough time with this one. All we've heard are comments about how
Utah hasn't shown any signs of improvement over last year. Looking forward
to the spin after this.Good thing we weren't playing the mighty
Toreros!Great game. GO UTES!!"
Great job, Utes!! Playing in an elite conference like the PAC 12 has had
growing pains, like we knew we would (Five PAC 12 teams are projected to get
into the NCAA tournament). But we're slowly getting back to where we
belong. And today was huge, denying Oregon the PAC 12 title.@too"smart" for youDo you need a tissue?
Good win for Utah. Actually fantastic. Too bad BYU lost because now all the
bad mouthing will begin. Uteology and toosmartforyou already have started. I will say this. Both teams had some very good days and some very bad
ones. So neither team can do much crowing. Utah ended well but started very
poorly. BYU the opposite. Both will suffer heavy losses when the seniors are
finished. Utah will get a game or two more, and BYU may get the same. Then it will be wait til next year for both teams. With that comes a
hope that the new guys can patch the holes and turn into a Washburn and/or a
Davies very quickly.Good luck to Utah in their conference tourney
and to BYU if the NIT comes calling.
@GO_COUGARS!Oregon would have dominated San Diego. Let's face
it, our Cougars lost to them and beating a ranked team is a big deal. Give
credit where it's due! :)
Fantastic game for the Utes today! The Huntsman Center was rocking. Biggest
crowd of the season. The only drawback were the ridiculously long lines at the
concessions. I don't think they were planning on such a large crowd.So happy for Washburn and the other seniors. Congrats to U all! First
in-state team this season to beat a Top 25 team!Make some noise in
Las Vegas next week! GO UTES!!!
My fellow byu fans promised me that utah could never beat a good team so this
headline must be a typo! Oregon isn't nearly as good a program as San Diego
obviously plus the refs made us lose so they probably helped you win.. Playing
in the Huntsman Center doesn't help because I heard its not very good
either. Did you hear that Gonzaga is in our conference? Go cougs
@lloyd braunSerenity now!
My, my, my- the haters are going to have a tough time with this one. All
we've heard are comments about how Utah hasn't shown any signs of
improvement over last year. Looking forward to the spin after this.Good thing we weren't playing the mighty Toreros!Great game.
@toosmartforyouObviously Oregon choked, looking past the Utes. But
Utah took advantage of it. I can understand why every team Utah played would be
tempted to look past them. Eventually those attitudes catch up with you. What
was the attendance figure for the game.....anyone know?-----------No that's not obvious at all. What is obvious by
your weak "attendance" smack your team choked last night and now
you're even more bitter today.
Good job Utes. A team based in Utah finally beat a ranked team this year!
I had a blast at the game with my boy. We're both horse now. Great
progress Utes! Thanks to all the players for a their hard work this season.
Special thanks to the Seniors. Big pat on the back to Jason Washburn. Thanks
for being a faithful Ute through the hard times.
Obviously Oregon choked, looking past the Utes. But Utah took advantage of it.
I can understand why every team Utah played would be tempted to look past them.
Eventually those attitudes catch up with you. What was the attendance figure
for the game.....anyone know?
From this BYU Fan, good job Utes! What an amazing Senior night for the team!
Great win, way to close out the season! At the start I thought Utah could pull
off a 16 win season. Utah was soundly beaten in 6 of the 30 games,
all were PAC-12 games. In 7 of 8 games we lost in the final minutes, 3 of which
we blew double digit leads deep in the second half. So finishing
13-17, with 11 new players, shows that overall we are on the right track.Go UTES!!
This is a good victory for Utah! Good job guys! Great way to finish off the
season! Whether Oregon has been a legit top 25 team the last half of the
season, Utah was able to get a victory against a ranked opponent. They just
need to build on this momentum for next year! Go UTES!!!
Great game Utes! Got up by 14, gave a little, but broke Oregon attempts to come
back. Well done! Nice to see everything coming together for next week's
Oh didn't Chris also predict what team in Utah beat a top 25 team?mmmmm more silence!
Nice weekend...Nice win(s)...Go Utes!
Great job Utes.Utes beat at least 2 tournament teams this year
(Oregon and Colorado).Not sure that any other team in the state beat
any teams that will play in the big dance.
Chris,You gave Oregon 3 extra points.... MMM Any Chris bashers ready to
comment? I didn't think so!!!
Big thanks and congrats to these Seniors and best of luck in Las Vegas. What a
Great way to finish the season for the team, the fans, and particularly the
seniors players.You can certainly see the growth of this team from the
beginning of the year until now, which adds a ton of credibility to the job
Coach Krystowiak is doing.I'd love to see this team get at least one
win in the conference tourney, two would be a tall order (would most likely face
a hot Cal team). But then again, Utah did just knock the number one team in the
conference off their perch!The future on the hill looks bright. I'm
not predicting things to be too different next year, but hopefully they'll
see some more progress and then add a couple more pieces to the puzzle and be a
true conference competitor by the 2014-15 season.Proud of the guys today
... Go Utes!
Go Utes! I wish I was there to watch it in person! That was a great game
against a good team!
Awesome! Great day for the seniors. Good job Coach K, Good job team. Definitely
a program going in the right direction. Generates excitement for the tournament
and for next season. Go Utes.
Great win for the Utes. I really hope the Utah program can get back to where it
was. I love to cheer for the Utes. Great job.
Never thought that this would happen nice win UTES!