Confession time...I'm a Ute fan in despite of Chris B.Also, I’m a Cougar fan in despite of the Duck Hunter.Sincerely,Athletes & Alums from both institutions of higher
Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but WAY TO GO, YOU GUYS. Hope you
get a bid and then knock off some kingpins. A BYU fan.
@ worf"The little train that could"!"PAC 12
not such a bumpy road as we thought, or the train found some high octane
fuel".Yet, Utah keeps chugging along threw their Pac-12
tournament as a #10 seed with no signs of slowing down. The Cougies can't
even handle a small speed bump (San Diego) which derailed their train and NCAA
tournament hopes.Utah has shown resilience and a lot of heart! BYU has shown an epic flop! Be vewy, vewy, quiet; I'm hunting
@worfThere you go. that sounds better. thanks.Go Utes.
"The little train that could"!PAC 12 not such a bumpy road
as we thought, or the train found some high octane fuel.
Whatsnu - "From an avid BYU fan, congratulations Utes on your unbelievably
extraordinary, electrifying win over California (at least as Bill Walton would
describe it)."Walton does talk about every team that steps onto
the MGM Grand court as if they're a reincarnation of the Dream Team, but he
otherwise gives some interesting insight and commentary.Utah's
landscape is spectacular and the Utes have played amazingly enough to win a
couple of tourney games, so congratulations and good luck against the Ducks!
Some classy comments from most BYU fans!!! To the one's that call the PAC12
pathetic....4-6 teams going to the NCAA Tournament I will take that type of
pathetic conference...If the U loses to Oregon I know the trolls will be out.
It's nice to know the classy, not trashy, BYU fans will be there too. That
also goes for Utah fans too. I have gained some new respect for true Cougar
Congratulations to the Utes and the classy Utah fans on a great run to end the
season.Good luck against the Ducks!
VegasUte"Rock - Sometimes a player has to transfer to a real
conference to reach his potential."Typical, arrogant BYU-hating
response.For lack of class, see mirror!
Way to go Utes! Keep it rolling.SW - Utah has three wins against
teams in the top 50 of the RPI. How many does byU have? That's right,
they don't.Rock - Sometimes a player has to transfer to a real
conference to reach his potential.To all the classier BYU fans -
sorry about Chris B! The DN just keeps on printing him, just like they do your
@ nwcoug "This just shows how truly terrible the PAC 12 is"The WCC is soooo much stronger than the PAC 12, isn't it nwcoug.
Haven't seen Duckhunter on here yet. But, we could sure use his nickname
What a run! Keep it going, guys.GO UTES!!!
Congratulations Utes on a great win! It's too bad you didn't play like
this all season. Good luck against the Ducks!
Who would have guessed that a WCC transfer would be the catalyst for
resurrecting Utah's basketball program. Even teams playing in gyms with
roll-out bleachers sometimes have extraordinary players.Congratulations Utes and good luck tonight against the Ducks!
Have to give a shout out to all the supportive BYU fans here. It's nice to
read positive comments from our friends down South.On the flip side,
worf, you need to lighten up and enjoy the ride! No matter what
happens tonight, this team has unbelievable heart and should be proud of what
they accomplished this season.GO UTES!!!
Gone fishin"I could be a Utah fan if not for Chris B."Chris B and his arrogant BYU-hating friends do make it hard to cheer for
the Utes, but despite them, congratulations Utah on a great win. Utah may have
finally found a little offense. Good luck against Oregon!
@Gone fishinYou, worf, and the rest that's clicking
"like" on your comments can go fishing till this is over.Hopefully
you'll be gone for a while!Go Utes!
Nice job Utes! Good luck against the Quack Attack!
worf said:"What a pathetic conference!"Yeah tell
us about it! The WCC might only get two teams in the big dance.
Looks like Utah's rebuilding program is finally starting to show some
progress. Congratulations Utah on a great win. Good luck tonight!
From an avid BYU fan and Utah alum, congratulations on a great win and gutsy
performance! I'll never understand why teams don't foul
when they're up by three with the clock winding down and the only chance
the other team has is hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. California blew it
when they didn't foul DuBois before he hit his game-tying shot.Utah may killed California's NCAA dreams. Good luck tonight against
exciting run for the Utes. Odds are still very much stacked against them to win
the pac-12 tournament by winning 2 more. Utah's win over Cal
is not going to have enough of an effect to help ASU get in.
Man, bracket-busters are what's so fun about conference tournaments. Go
The Utes are playing good right now but they will still be left out of the big
dance and also the littlier dance and will be watching the games on the couch,
just like football.
From an avid BYU fan, congratulations Utes on your unbelievably extraordinary,
electrifying win over California (at least as Bill Walton would describe it).Good luck tonight against the Ducks!
I could be a Utah fan if not for Chris B.
CFIT: "Bad win for the conference. This win likely takes one more PAC12 team
out of contention for the NCAA."Not likely. As per ESPN's
Bubble Watch:"he Bears took a bit of a plummet after that
aforementioned loss to Utah, ending the night in Lunardi's last four byes.
The positive news is there is still a gap between them and the bubble abyss,
they're done playing, and it would be a borderline miracle for them to be
leapfrogged collectively in the next few days. So they're still a lock in
BW's humble opinion."So really what it did was opened up
the possibility of a 6th team making it, either in Utah, or if Utah doesn't
win the final but goes to the final, their RPI may improve enough to lessen the
impact of ASU's loss to Utah, moving ASU from the fringe of bubble
extinction to the land of bubble hope. It may be a loooong two days before
Congrats to the Utes!Keep it going!Impressive.
Great win for the Utes! Now they just need to win out in their conference
tournament and pick up one NCAA tournament win in order to finish the overall
season with a .500 record or better. Can they do it?
I've learned not to bet against the Utes. I've been wearing around a
red Ute hat for more than a week, from losing a bet on the first game that
started this Ute 4-game winning streak. I've decided to keep wearing it
until they lose. May this March-Madness continue. It keeps things in the
sports world very interesting.
Congrats Utes on a great win! Definitely playing much better ball than my Cougs
at the end of the year. Keep the drive alive!
@nwcougThe PAC 12 may not be the best in basketball, but let's
at least give the U some credit here. The program is on the right track. As a casual BYU fan, I can say California is better than most teams in
our conference. Coach K is making progress. It will be nice to see the U get
back to being a respected program and represent the state well.
@Spokane UteLeave him alone. He's hating life right now.Go Utes!
@ WorfYeah, only 4-5 team going to the NCAAs. Sheeeesh!
What a pathetic conference!
The utes will get a 5 seed in the NCAA tournament regardless of what happens
now. Next year, they'll go undefeated.
@thebigsamoanProps to you and the other BYU fans with positive
comments. Hop on and enjoy the ride!Go Utes!
Congrats guys. You could have folded your tent long ago but you have hung in
there. My Coogs folded their tent at the wrong time while you guys are heating
up. I know it is highly improbable but if you manage to win your tourney good
Tired year for Cougs...dang Utes have the last laugh again. GO BIG RED!!! I
guarantee some Cougs will be watching and cheering!
Final four here we come again! Then next year we will be National Champs! Add
that to the fact that we will win NC in football too. We are the champions of
4 more wins and we'll in the sweet 16! I told you we had the
best chance of going dancing of anyone in the state.Oregon
doesn't stand a chance. We will roll them. Again.Utah 72Oregon 64Mark it Down!
@Hey BabyI was just thinking something similar. Coach K. is like
Rick Majerus without the eccentric off-court (and sometimes on-court) behavior.
He's certainly taken the program a long ways this season. Let's see if
they can do it again with Oregon!
I'm impressed by all the supportive BYU fans. It makes for a nice change.
Thanks guys :) To my Utes: Good luck tonight, fellas!
Congratulations on making it this far!!LETS GO UTAH!!
Good job Utes. Congratulations. Good luck tonight.There, I said
Keep the dream alive! Way to go Utes manball team!
Amazing run, Utes! From a diehard Cougar fan, I'm tickled to death to see
the phenomenal transformation you've gone through. Absolutely amazing and
beautiful to watch! Here's hoping you will win it all. I no longer doubt
that you can after watching the highlights of your last few games.@nwcoug, Must the cup be always half empty, or are you just so
incapable of seeing things from a positive perspective? Rather than "This
just shows how truly terrible the PAC 12 is", couldn't it be that it
shows how good and very competitive their teams are? Maybe our
cougs can learn something from the Utes this year as far as playing with heart
and soul to the end. Or perhaps they did but just didn't have it in them
this year. Well, good luck next year Cougs! And keep rolling Utes!
Great win for the Utes! Congratulations!Bad win for the conference.
This win likely takes one more PAC12 team out of contention for the NCAA.
Great win, Utes! Keep it going!
From an avid BYU fan - Way to go Utes! It looks like you are peaking at the
right time. Enjoy!
Fantastic! Hope their run continues well into the NCAA. Way to go! (From
another Coug fan).
Win or lose tonight (Friday) night, or any night, this run of 4 straight wins
hopefully shows that Larry Krystkowiak is getting Utah's men's
basketball team use to winning. Congratulations! But, as always, in any
competitive effort, one learns one can never rest on one's laurels. And
concentration at the task at hand, and not the anticipated next task (i.e.,
game), is always paramount. Not just to give lip service to that concept. But to
execute in the task at hand indeed.This hopefully continues to
become the "first shall be last", but more importantly, "the last
shall be first", if grit, determination, and yes, even a bit of lucky, or
luck enhanced by adroit execution, continue to prevail!
Congrats Utah on a good win.I have to swallow some crow pie and
admit, you have the best basketball team in the state right now.Good
Luck in the semi's
It's gotta be the White Sweater!!! Big Rick is watching over this programs
recovery...One day at a time...There is no disappointment for
me...win or lose. We're playing on house money since the tourney started.
As much as it would make my 2013 to make the championship game, it's a long
shot...but, what if!!!Lots of freshman minutes logged last night.Go Utes!!!PS. Is it duck season in Utah? Or McAllen Texas?
Missing a few regulars on this board...
A lot of feet in a lot of mouths here in Provo
Great job Utes!! I love to root for a worthy underdog. Keep the run going! -From a Jimmer spoiled BYU fan and a WJHS alum . . .go Loveridge!!
Felt like old times tonight, what an awesome game.Crazy to think that with
as tough as things have seemed for Utah the last couple of seasons, they've
still managed to beat every team in the conference at least once in that time
span with the exception of Arizona and UCLA. If they can get by Oregon again,
Utah will get a chance to whittle that down to one. Not bad considering
Utah's in it's darkest days of the program - or should I say WERE in
their darkest days.Love the continuing progress ... Go Utes!
Hopefully they keep it rolling! It'd be hard to see no teams from Utah in
the big dance this year!
xert, good thing you'll get them on ESPN tomorrow.
This just shows how truly terrible the PAC 12 is.
What a game! J Love was clutch and JD was amazing. The Seniors
deserve to go out with a bang. Hope Cedric Martin is OK.Look out
Oregon or whoever they play.Go Utes!
Although I only saw them 3 times on TV this season (Thank you pac 12 channel and
direct tv) I love them.
Nice job Utes! It has been a long time coming.
Congratulations, Utes (from a BYU fan and Utah alumnus). Hope you go deep in