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Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 7:35 p.m. MST

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MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Excellent piece, Dirk. There is nothing like a packed HC for a Utes basketball game. For Taylor to say the place was "rocking," he absolutely nailed it. Coach K and his staff and the players are certainly doing their part. It's time for true Utah fans to pack the arena once again! Pac-12 play is approaching fast and the Utes need our support.

Great game, Utes...you "ROCKED" the HC!

jp3
Salt Lake City, UT

I was at the game on Saturday night, a lot of fun. Like other arenas though, the Utes need to find a way to get the students closer to the court--that would give the team an even bigger advantage. The Michigan/Arizona game Saturday morning on t.v. was a great example--all those Michigan students in the first ten rows or so. Get the MUSS out of the cheap seats!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

jp3
Put them behind the visitor's bench. That will keep Mika plenty busy.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Just like football!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Wish I coulda been there. Work has taken me across the country for what should be a while, so I can't for a bit. The crowds at a few of the games last year, Arizona and Oregon particularly, were great. This game would've given me goosebumps. I hope the next game I'm able to attend will be similar. Keep it up, Utes fans!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

That was one of the funnest games I can remember. The BYU crowd came in with some moxy. They were really loud for a few minutes before the game started. But they were silent for most of the evening after tip off. The home crowd was amped from start to finish.

There is just not much better than having your rival come in, certain that they are still "out of your league," and then taking them to the woodshed.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

I still have not recovered from the embarrassment we suffered on Saturday night but my hat's off to Coach K and the Utes! They have shown that without question they're much much better than what some of our delusional fans gave them credit for. Sometimes the hype drives me crazy and wish people would just quietly cheer and let the results speaks for themselves. Here's hoping both teams will do well and have much success from here on.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

I like you BigSamoan. I'd like to watch sports with you. Thanks for being great fan of your team.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Anyone I saw in blue got a loud "just like football" all night long from me and my group.

Atmosphere was great.

I'm beginning to get worried though. With a schedule full of teams like Evergreen and byu, are we really prepared for Pac 12 play where we will play ranked teams at least 6 times, including the best team in the nation?

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

My 77-69 prediction gave byu WAY too much credit in that game.

I guess we learned where a #9 Pac 12 team stacks up against a #2 WCC team

LOL

Pac 12 > wcc

Utah > byu

Loveridge > Haws

Go Utes!

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Most of the byu fans have gone into hiding. I can't find my byu friend tators anywhere on these boards. The silence is deafening!

Yes, the game was incredible, the fans were great.

I sat very close to a group of byu fans and I let them have it all night long!

ThisIsMyScreenName!
Herriman, UT

@myperspective True Utah fans have been to every game for the last 4 years.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

bigsamoan,

Thanks for having some sense to you! It would be easier to cheer for your school if more fans were like you and could simply acknowledge the truth as opposed to making up excuses for when they don't like the SCOREBOARD

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Krystkowiak is right. I saw Boise State's "Corral" rattle the utes into a loss at Boise.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"I can't find my byu friend tators anywhere on these boards."

ChrisB:

I suspect he's honoring his promise to you to not post for a week if the Utes won. While I don't miss his comments, I've got to give him credit for following through--unlike some y "fans" who will remain nameless (and, it seems, in Tulsa).

ThisIsMyScreenName!
Herriman, UT

Guys the MUSS is in the perfect spot. They are about 10 feet away from the baseline and the visitors bench. And about 8 feet above giving them perfect position to project noise down to opposing teams and players. You prob can't find a student section in the country that is closer to the court and visitors bench in the country.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

I sat very close to a group of byu fans and I let them have it all night long!

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Little did they know they were sitting next to the infamous Chris B!

ha ha

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I suspect he's honoring his promise to you to not post for a week if the Utes won. While I don't miss his comments, I've got to give him credit for following through--unlike some y "fans" who will remain nameless (and, it seems, in Tulsa).

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Don't give him too much credit. He's probably staying away more out of embarrassment than his commitment to stay away for a week.

And Ducky... well he may well be gone for months. This beatdown was analogous to the 2011 BYU stomping in football. And we remember how long he stayed away after that.

When we do see him again, he'll tell us all he was in Amarillo, Texas on business.

1978
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah basketball is clearly back and the crowd once again has something to cheer for. With Chapman coming in next year you are going to be even better. I have been impressed with Coach K since the PAC-12 tournament last year. Good Luck in the PAC-12.

Go Cougars!

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