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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013 10:05 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Loved the energy tonight

It's better beating worse teams than losing to ranked team.

Congrats to undefeated PAC 12 utes !

This team will finish between 4-6 in the PAC 12 I think. Ton of talent on this team

Go utes!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Outstanding effort tonight. Well done, Utes!

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This team is fun to watch and are going to make some noise in the pac12 this year! Thanks for fueling excitement back into the program coach K! Delon Wright is a baller. I think that kid could be next level talent. Keep it up and GO UTES!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Wright and Onwas give the season some good optimism. No dominant post presence this year, but good team effort to defend the paint so far. Uncharacteristic free throw shooting tonight. Maybe they borrowed the Cougars' practice routine this week? (I jest.) That was the last tune up before what should be a couple really tough teams, the tougher one (no disrespect, just judging by what I've seen in addition to what the pollsters and pundits determine) coming on the road.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Great job. So fun to be at the games. This program is headed back to where we belong.

Undefeated PAC 12 utes!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Good game tonight. There were a couple impressive bursts of intensity. There were some great athletic displays. I am really excited to see what they can do against better competition.

Alex H
Murray, UT

Is this really news? The "undefeated" utes have won yet another game? That should be fairly easy considering their SOS is 351 out of how many teams? Ahh yes...351. Too bad that streak will end once Pac-11.5 play begins.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

"undefeated pac12 utes"...lol.

You don't get prepared for the pac12 or even the MWC (as you will soon find out against Boise State) by playing NAIA and Division II teams...

It's like trying to prepare for Daytona by riding your bicycle around East High's quarter mile track...

The only way the utes go undefeated in the pac12 is if they cancel all of their scheduled games... Didn't the DN say that the utes "snagged 10th place last year, as though it was a big accomplishment??? It will be a similar conference performance again this year... And like football, there will be no post season... And against BYU... the utes will lose their 12th in the past 13 meetings...

go Broncos.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a fun team to watch. Hope we can continue the streak on the road.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

@Chris B

You said, "It's better beating worse teams than losing to ranked team." You can't have it both ways buddy. Or is that true only in basketball?

I'd like to see Utah have a tougher preseason schedule.

LCBSoCal
Northridge, CA

It's interesting, and kind of fun, to watch fans of other Utah schools (mostly BYU fans, I'm guessing) pretend that Utah basketball will never return to a nationally competitive level. Wishing doesn't make it so, guys.

golfrUte
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I like the direction of the program under Coach K, but let's be honest, Ball State is the first decent team we've played. The first five games were nothing more than exhibitions. I hope there will be better pre-season scheduling in the future to get the team ready for conference play and to help with strength of schedule.
Coach K is proving to be an effective recruiter and Coach Conner is a terrific bench coach. After Chris Hill's disastrous hiring of Giacoletti and Boylen the program was as low as it could go. It will take time to get the program where it needs to be but I see progress on the floor and in recruiting. The new Basketball center will be another first class facility that will help with recruiting.

Go Utes!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

LCBSoCal
Northridge, CA

Your observation is right on point. I noticed that at least one of the posters you refer to above considers himself a veritable intellectual giant, too. Funny stuff. Best of all is the fact that byu fans still think Utah is their competition. They can't accept the fact that they have been relegated to gymnasiums with pull out bleachers. Comments from byu fans are always a fun read.

I agree with all of the observations above...our Utes looked very sharp again last night. It will be fun to see how they respond to the competition that awaits them in the Pac-12.

Go Utes!

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Hate to break it to you but Ball state isn't a decent team. We still don't know anything about this Utah squad. How long until a real game is scheduled? No bowl game in football, back to back LOSING seasons, and for sure no post season in basketball with this "we give up before the season even starts" pre season schedule.

What happened to the sports program? It used to be of a decent caliber….

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

I thought it was a disgrace to play inferior opponents. I thought it was better to lose to the ranked ASU's, UCLA's, and Oregon's of the world than beat the "mediocre" Boise State's, Texas' , and Georgia Tech's of the world. Oh, it must be the justice for you, but mercy for me mentality.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Joe Schmoe (from Orem Utah)
"Hate to break it to you but Ball state isn't a decent team. We still don't know anything about this Utah squad."

All true and I don't see anyone arguing differently. However, for your benefit I will repeat this comment... It will be fun to see the Utes respond to the competition that awaits them in the Pac-12.

Utah athletics is doing just fine. Our football team has shown that the theories behind the creation of the BCS are valid and our basketball team is reversing a long slide downward in dramatic fashion. Thanks for asking.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

The utes are not only having a tough time with constructing a competitive schedule to prepare them for Conference play, they are having a very tough time even getting their fans to the games...

So far the average attendance (through 6 games all played at home)... 8,000 people... As a comparison, Through 4 games, the Team just 40 miles south is averaging 16,000... (twice as many)... Don't you think that for a team that plays in the big bad pac12 to be pulling in half the number of fans for their games compared to a team that supposedly plays in gyms with roll out bleachers has to be a fairly big embarrassment for the utes as well as the pac12?... lol.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

I think it is fair to say Utah seems to be improving. I doubt they beat BYU this year, but what comes down is likely to go up. BYU should have a good season and since there are no seniors it seems they have an upside potential.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

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LCBSoCal

Northridge, CA

Who's "wishing"??? We are simply looking at the facts... I cannot recall any team in Division I basketball falling so fast from a position of prominence to a position of "also ran" (in fact, on the lower side of "also ran")... When Majerus left the basketball program fell on its face and never recovered and the Football program is looking to do the same thing... Sad but true.

I hope that the utes Athletic Department won't look to do the same thing to attempt to rebuild their Football program as they have in basketball... It would be a shame to see RES with 50% vacant seats while the fans who do come have to watch their team play Evergreen State, Grand Canyon, Lamar and Ball State.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

CougarSunDevil, frankly I think trying to argue either point is pretty dumb. However, in case you didn't notice, Chris' comments have been in response to the BYU fans trying to have their argument both ways. Again, not taking sides, it's a stupid argument from either standpoint. However, in basketball your Devils have done nearly the same thing scheduling a couple very good teams (Creighton, Marquette), a couple respectable teams (UNLV, who doesn't appear to be the UNLV caliber we are used to, and Texas Tech) and the rest terrible teams. So far it's worked for them, great win over Marquette the other night! I'm hoping the same will happen with Utah's team.

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