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Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 4:40 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Monk

Still, gotta ask, if your choices were two schools, one played post season, one did not, which would impress you more?

ekute

I apply the same criteria to U, and I think, "what they have done, they ever will do?" That kinda smack coming from Utah fans just doesn't hurt much. It kind of makes me giggle.

I do expect the Utah basketball team to continue progressing and improving. I have no such expectations for Utah fans that demonstrate their superior patheticism anonamously on their ex-rival's sports stories.

JmThms
Henderson, NV

Roger Jolly,

Stop manifesting an inferiority complex. 'No one wants BYU'. 'A real conference'. This is so transparent a first year psych student could nail the diagnosis.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

AZUTE1

The reality of BYU and Utah basketball during the Dave Rose era; there hasn't been a coaching "era" at the U since Majerus left.

BYU
209-66(76%), 6 NCAA tournaments, 2 NIT tournaments, 4 conference championships, 8 20+ win seasons, Consensus National Player of the Year

Utah
116-137(46%), 6 losing seasons, 1 NCAA tournament, 1 conference championship, 1 20+ win season

And let's not forget, BYU signed its best recruiting class ever in 2013.

Overall, BYU leads the series 149-145, has won 7 in a row, and 11 of the last 12

Regardless of conference affiliation, it's indisputable which school has the better basketball program.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

AZute1 sounds pretty bitter...

On a brighter note, I was encouraged by the play of the team in the NIT and look forward to the continued growth and development of Matt CArlino. He needs to play with confidence and it seems he found it again in the tourney. Keep it up Matt and I'm already looking forward to next season!!!

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

After seeing that Baylor dismantled Iowa in the NIT Championship game, it makes me wonder if the two best teams in the tournament didn't face each other in the semifinals?

sports4life1
OGDEN, UT

It's quite sad to see some BYU fans bringing up quite poor statistics from the past when the utes could do the same thing. truthfully congrats on your success the last 10 years, but if you want to compare basketball programs outside of that then we can look at the Utes being far better overall. They can actually win when they get to the tournament and are one of the few teams that have a successful record in the tournament.

and about your 2013 signing class there all going on missions which is basicially going to leave you with nothing next season. The Utes will beat BYU next year and will dominate the series the rest of the way. Just like football

Central Texan
Buda, TX

Monk, with so many of the teams in the NCAA Tournament as automatic qualifiers from the myriad conferences across the country, no one believes the 64 represented there are the best 64 in the country. The way both BYU and Baylor finished in the NIT, I would rank them among the 50 best teams in the country, if not among the top 40 for Baylor.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Re: Sports4life1

phantomblade's point, which you obviously didn't get, is that the Ute Basketball program has done very little since losing Majerus. The point is that BYU Basketball has been on the rise during that time, while Utah has been floundering.

Nobody will deny that Utah did very well under Majerus. Nobody will deny that they have the better overall history in the NCAA tournament. But in the last 10 years? What Utah basketball has done doesn't even come close to what BYU Basketball has accomplished.

Utah fans so love to focus on just the last 10 years in football, but in Basketball it has to be their whole history that is considered. Double standard there?

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