utahcountyuteUtah didn't win a national championship in 1944,
the Utes won the little brother of the big boy tournament of the day - the
NIT.Even the Utes acknowledged that when they accepted an invitation
to the NIT, INSTEAD of the NCAA tournament.And even then, the 1944
NCAA tournament was the most watered-down tournament in the history.Most college basketball programs had been suspended and the few teams still
remaining were composed mostly of freshmen and a few sophomores because every
able-bodied man over the age of 18 was busy fighting or preparing to fight a
world war.Utah only beat TWO college basketball teams before they
played in the 1944 NIT - that's not hype, that's an actual, verifiable
FACT!Unfortunately for U, despite Utah's past history of
success, BYU now owns U in basketball -149-145, 7 in a row, 11 of
12, including three straight 20-point beat downs in the HCbtw,
neither the NIT nor the NCAA tourney winner won the 1944 National Championship -
that honor went to Army.
utahcountyuteCedar Hills, UTBut somehow your NC in basketball
is somehow more relevant than our NC in football?You can reverse the
question, I don't mind. I'm kinda happy for my ute friends that the
long cold winter that had been Utah basketball seems maybe, just a little bit,
to be on the edge of beginning to thaw. Your football team is not enjoying all
the benefits so far that only membership in a big boy conference can provide.
Only wins on the field (more than losses) will change that. BYU
basketball is rebuilding. Not bad, just not as good as we are accustomed to.
Football too. Confident that the hoops wins will come again. Football? No
substitute for wins on the field. Go cougs!
@ NevadaCougTrolls go both ways my friend! There will always be Utah
trolls on BYU articles and BYU trolls will always be on Utah articles. Time to
give it up! People have the right to write on the other teams articles.
You know, it's pretty amazing. The article is about an amazing comeback
for BYU in an NCAA tournament game. So, of course, since the article is about
BYU, the trolls show up and start belittling. Someone posts a response about
the fact that BYU has had more success in the last couple of years. Then some
BYU-hater has to play the "one up" game.Immature, much?
Scotty,You are busted. Please check your facts before spewing.
SportoWhat exactly am I jealous about?Maybe you are
referring to the fact that byU has been to the Elite 8 (3) times and the Sweet
16 (7) times? Oh wait, the Utes have been to the sweet 16 (15) times, the elite
8 (6) times and the Final Four (4) times. Three of those Final Fours were
outside the 1939-1950 era that is so important to you.Maybe
it's the NCAA Tournament Championship that the Cougars won in..... Oh yeah,
that's right, it never happened.You can bag on the 1944
Tournament all you want but the fact still remains that the Utes played for and
won and NC. The banner in the HC says the same thing as Kentucky's from
last year. btw..The Cougs have to double their production in the
NCAA tournament for there to be any kind of "jealousy" from the Hill.If anyone is jealous...it's you.
Scott FarcusYou seem to be struggling, so let me help:March 17, 2008Comments from Utah fans on the Utes playing UTEP in the
CBILong Time Ute"The CBI is fine for its purpose and
that is to get the coaches and players more experience in playing in a
tournament situation. That is one thing that I respected Majerus for, getting
his team ready for the NCAA.If this is what it takes, I can support
that. Besides, if the Utes are playing, I am cheering."------------It isn't the "Hampton's," but..."Well my Utes aren't playing in the big dance or even the
"big apple" dance, but at least they're still playing."-----------hmmmm, although not ecstatic, at least Utah fans
seemed quite pleased simply to be playing in any post-season tournament.
D News you missed the rest.Hey, Buster>>>The
Utes would give their eye-teeth to be able to play in ANY post-season tournament
- go back and review their comments after Utah was invited to the CBI.
Hey, Buster>>>The Utes would give their eye-teeth to be
able to play in ANY post-season tournament - go back and review their comments
after Utah was invited to the CBI.
scottyThe Utes would give their eye-teeth to be able to play in ANY
post-season tournament - go back and review their comments after Utah was
invited to the CBI.The WCC has the #1-ranked team in the entire
country and a certain #1 seed. The PAC will be lucky to get a #5 seed for
whoever is lucky enough to stink it up the least in their tournament.
Deep thinkerThe NIT ?Thats not continues post season
play, its a consolation basketball camp.Deep, get used to being the
scrapes that fall from the smorgasbord of life's feast.Indy in
your athletic program wont afford you reservations to the prestigious sporting
venues now or in the future.I honestly thought that the Y would
dominate the WCC two years ago, Wow couldn't have predicted reality.We have one person to thank for that.DeepResING
scotty"while Utah continues on to play
ball...blah,blah,blah"Get back to us next week when BYU
continues its post-season play, while the Utes are home reprising the couch
potato bowl performance of Utah's football team.
utahcountyuteSo... how many teams played in that 1944 NCAA
tournament? That's right only EIGHT!In fact, from
1939–1950 the entire NCAA tournament consisted of only EIGHT teams.Get over your jealousy and try to keep things in perspective.It's laughable that our troll friends are here trying to minimize an
historic NCAA tournament comeback just so they can salve the pain of the growing
embarrassment they feel for Utah's train wreck of a program that
hasn't won a game in the Big Dance in almost a decade.
SportsFan"Congrats on winning your first ever PAC 10.2 tourney game
against a crippled 14-18 team... yawn"Sporty, while Utah
continues on to play ball. Im sure your yawns by now have turned to Z Z Z Z Zs,
with no games to look forward to it must be mundane listening to crickets.Night Sporty
@ SportsFan"Congrats on winning your first ever PAC 10.2 tourney
game against a crippled 14-18 team"And a congrats to you too for
losing your WCC tourney opener against a 16-18 patsy!
Marked itIndeed, call it what you want but everyone knows exactly
what it is...wink, wink.So... how many teams played in that
"first" round? That's right only 8, moved up from 4 from the
"play-in" game format. As in the "play-in" format though, you
get to play another similar ranked team to see who plays a 1,2 or 3 seed.
It's all the same thing, you play in to get crushed. Unless you are VCU:)
timid sparrowHistorical note: It's obviously been so long since
our little friends up north have been to the the Big Dance that they don't
realize that the tournament has evolved and moved on since then -- play-in games
no longer exist.Per ESPN's NCAA Tourney History Recap for
BYUSEASON W-L RESULTS2012 1-1 Defeated Iona in opening round,
78-72; Lost to Marquette in first round, 88-68Regardless of what you
call each round, and regardless of the clueless opinions of our jealous little
brothers, BYU's win over Iona counts just as much as a NCAA tournament win
as Utah's 1944 NCAA tournament win over Dartmouth.
Historical note: This wasn't an NCAA tournament game. It was a play-in
game to get into the NCAA tournament. When BYU won, THAT was when they entered
the tournament (and then got boat raced by Marquette).I know
revisionist history is popular in articles related to BYU but somebody needs to
be called out for this one.
It's fun to have a record that will be cited every time an NCAA tournament
team is mounting a huge comeback.
Scott FarcusCongrats on winning your first ever PAC 10.2 tourney
game against a crippled 14-18 team... yawn
Opps there is another saying;"Open mouth insert foot"Utah just beat USC first round PAC 12Take Utah off the dud
fuddy duddyJealous much?Better to have won an historic
comeback in the first round and get crushed in the second round just a year ago,
than not to have won an NCAA game in almost a decade.
"BYU makes historic comeback from 25 down to Iona"2 days
later BYU gets crushed by Marquette by a whopping 20 points in the Round of 64
(The round BYU historically struggles in)