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Published: Monday, Dec. 2 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

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pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Duck

Of course it plays into it, but to say it won't help them get into the post season is off. If you are correct in Utah getting 5-6 Pac 12 wins (I think it will be more than that as this team is much better than last years team) that puts them at at least a .500 team. A .500 Pac 12 team will get a probably get a CBI, and if they pull off 7-8 wins, likely an NIT bid.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter, you are awfully full of your BYU team. They are good, but they're not the "1 really good team in the entire preseason," at least not according to any real experts in the sport. Boise is better according to all credible sources. They have voters' respect, are the highest-scoring team in Division I, and return a lot of starters from an NCAA at large team last season. BYU gets kudos for scheduling a tough non-conference and playing pretty well against them, but an unranked (with zero top 25 votes) NIT team who played inconsistently in a mediocre conference the season before is not a solid tourney resume.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

The flagrant 2 was a horrible call. Too bad to lose Princeton in a game like this.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Dumb play by Onwas, you gotta know you can't swing the ball high, especially against a team known for drawing and selling contact like Boise is. But there was obviously no intent or winging his elbow out to go for the head, the ejection is a little puzzling. Tucker's a better off-ball defender, but can't create his own shot as well as Onwas can, so they'll miss that in the second half.

Both teams are showing some nerves so far, missing a lot of open shots for teams that normally shoot very well from the perimeter, although Boise started to get better towards the end of the half. Hopefully the Utes settle down a little and start knocking down some shots.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@pocy

Yea they might get a CBI invite but if utah "fans" are in the least bit consistent they will be highly critical of them for scheduling true doormats and patsies to get themselves there. I don't expect to see that consistency from utah "fans".

@stg

I'm not full of "my" BYU team nor do I consider them to be mine. I am a fan of them, no more, no less. But they are undoubtedly a very good team as the results so far this season attest. I understand you are jealous but your jealousy and my fandom have no effect on outcomes or realities. BYU is loaded with talent, top recruits and top players. They were a 25 win team last year that made it to the NIT final 4. They have been to the NCAA almost every year for the last decade. And lest we forget they own utah, 7 in a row and 11 of 12 plus the overall advantage all time. I don't know what to tell you other than that.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Oh and stg, boise, much like utah, has played no one yet. You need to hold off on giving them to much in the way of kudo's until they actually play a decent team. No utah does not qualify as a decent team at this point so what happens tonight tells us very little.

I personally think utah is improved, but that really isn't saying much. We'll see how the season unfolds.

Striker
Omaha, NE

myperspective,

"So, Duck here's a look at byu's preseason schedule: Mount St. Mary's, Colorado Mesa, North Texas, Prarie View. Are you proud of those contests? "

Did this kid really just say that? Wow!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Haha! I thought Utah was an "awful" team, according to you, Duckhunter. How would BYU's recent record against them prove anything about their clout nationally? Look, I already said BYU is good, but no, at this point they're not "really good." "Really good" teams have more than zero votes in the polls. I never said BYU was untalented, they just haven't shown consistency. If they show they can be consistent and are consistently respected nationally throughout the year, I'll consider them really good. You can believe they are all you want, but you saying so isn't going to convince me or the coaches and media that don't vote for them to be ranked. The jealous part made me laugh the hardest, though. I'm not jealous of Kentucky or Duke, why would I be jealous of a team like BYU?

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

A team that returns all its starters from an at large tournament team the year before isn't a good team, but a team coming off an NIT season receiving no top 25 votes is "REALLY GOOD!" Comic gold!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Free throws! Ugh! Good game by both teams.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

Not surprising that the Utes lose the first time they play a decent team.

That high-powered offense that Utah fans were boasting about after Evergreen St and UC Davis has certainly taken a nose dive since then.

Utah seems improved, but that may just be the lack of competition.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Free throws, free throws, free throws. Lost the game at the line.

Good scoring in the second half with 42 points, but the first half shooting was certainly lacking.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Wee\ll ute fans. What say ye now? I know the refs cost them the game. Here comes the whining. As i and so many have predicted, when the utes have to play a div. I they will not b e prepared. BSU is not really that good and they best the utsies. Let's start racking up the moral victories.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

This schedule is an embarrassment! Don't go bragging about your record when you play nobody and never leave home. You aren't preparing your team to play in the PAC and will fill your rightful place as doormat again!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Down under

I think you're confusing us with BYU fans. Overall I thoughts the refs called a pretty good game. Utah lost the game because they didn't hit free throws. Nobody to blame but themselves

@ Real Bass

Nobody is bragging about Utah's record. Also Utah just played a road game, in a tough environment, against a tournament team. Thanks for your concern about Utah being prepared for PAC-12 play though.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

Spokane Ute,
You may be missing the fact that by the time the last 4 f 7 road games come it will be too late. The testing should be done BEFORE they play conference games. I think you may have missed that important concept.

Perspective,
Nice try. Please check the BYU schedule more closely. In case you missed it they play 4 ranked teams and many other high caliber teams prior to the conference schedule. The national experts rank their schedule as 6th toughest in the country. Please try to keep up. Maybe they should have consulted you first before putting out their hard facts. Their bad.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

Two fer,
Down under was probably just just mimicking the ute fans.
I feel bad for BSU. They just ruined their RPI and SOS by playing Utah. They will not get any respect from the voters. This meager 2 point at home win will probably cost them votes. BYU may replace them in the polls with their solid win and strong RPI and SOS.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Gone under: "They just ruined their RPI and SOS by playing Utah. They will not get any respect from the voters. This meager 2 point at home win will probably cost them votes."

Just like it did last year, right? Wait... no, they were the team that lost to the Utes last year and still made the tournament. Same with Cal and Oregon.

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