RRa 17 point win should be enough to convince most people that one
team is better. If that doesn't do it, then 11-2 vs 8-7 (including that 17
point beat down and 2 straight losses to Loyola and Pepperdine )should do it, if
that doesn't do it, I don't know what will.That's ok,
we on this board know who the best team in the state is, and that team is Utah.
"That's ludicrous. Check out how many tough games BYU played. BYU won
more of those games than utah has played."Check out the weak
teams BYU's lost to versus Utah not losing to any weak teams. Yes, Stanford
and Texas are probably better wins than BYU, but Boise State is nowhere near as
bad of a loss as PEPPERDINE or LMU.
"Yep I will admit it - the best college basketball team in the state, by
far, are the Utes. So their non-conference schedule was weakest in all the land
- they are legit!"That's ludicrous. Check out how many
tough games BYU played. BYU won more of those games than utah has played. utah
lost both of those games. Put utah in BYU's schedule and they will lose
just as many. I'd love to see utah go on the road and play three
undefeated top 25 teams and see how they fare. Their WEAK schedule is going to
hurt them, especially on the road.
Nice game. It shouldn't do too much to put a dent in the team's
confidence. Most important thing is to stay focused and take care of OSU.It's clear there's been significant improvement year over
year, but it won't be clear just how much until the team gets on the road.
With only one away game so far assessing real improvement will have to wait
until deep into the conference schedule. At this point it's like trying to
measure the academic success of a home-schooled student.Great to see
some life in the HC. Hopefully the fans will stick with it when the inevitable
bumps in the road come along.
@TatorsBut to BYU critics, the Utes still don't have any more
conference wins than BYU has. Plus, BYU doesn't yet have any home court
conference losses. ------------But I wasn't aware
you played in the PAC-12, the 2-3 best league in the nation.
I don't know how many wins Utah might accumulate this year in conference
but this Ute fan is seeing some light break through the windows of doldrum. It
has been way too long since Utah was relevant, but the way up from the abysmal
seasons recently has been greatly accelerated by Coach K and the young nucleus
on the current roster.
What a game! I had to sit next to a LOUD Duck fan. I gave it my all to out
shout him and came home horse. What a fun, exciting game. So close. I love
Even though Oregon has to now play the single toughest road game on the PAC-12
schedule, Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO, they get a bit of a break in
having nearly 3 full days to recover. The Utes have only 40 hours to recover
from an agonizing, exhausting, physical overtime game before Oregon State and
two of the conference's top scorers, Roberto Nelson and Devon Collier, come
in. The guys need a win Saturday, can't start conference 0-2 going into a
"I have never seen a group of fans so happy about a loss"CougarBlue:It's because despite having a bad night from the
field the Utes still had a shot. They played TEAM basketball--not run and miss,
with no assists.
It was an awesome game! Was a bit shocked about the finish but all in all the
guys played really hard and kept a very good offensive team out of their game.
The rest of the season will be fun to watch.Go Utes!
Incredible to think how the program has turned around without one Utah County
It was not a tough way to lose.It was an awesome way to lose.
Nothing to hang your head over..up to the lat 0.6 seconds in overtime.I confess, I didn't expect so much from the Utes. I figured Oregon would
have regrouped after BYU or that if Utah did well, than BYU and Utah proved
Oregon is overrated.No way. Oregon's Dotson and Armadi are the
real thing and fun to watch. I just think Utah plays better as a team. Shout out
to you Coach K!
Great win by the Ducks. For a team that scores 90+ pts a game, they came out and
found a way to get the W.
Nice couple of stories on Ute basketball on ESPN. NCAAM section has a cover
story "Utah Utes've come a long way, baby" -- starting to get some
national attention. Well done, Utes! Keep it up!!
Not a Ute fan, but I have to give Coach K credit for the "cupcake"
preseason schedule strategy. It did exactly what it was intended to do; give his
team some much needed confidence after a few miserable years. I'll be
watching to see how the Utes do the rest of the way, but right now, the strategy
seems to have worked perfectly.The Cougars, however, seem to have
burned themselves out playing a difficult preseason schedule. The idea here was
to play tougher teams with the hope that they could beat a few and that it would
better prepare them for Conference play. This strategy seems to have backfired.
The Cougars look tired and are playing with no confidence or teamwork. They are
a young team and are having to develop with a great deal of pressure on them,
whereas the Utes have developed with little pressure due to low expectations.Interesting contrast.
Hard not to like this team!Go Runnin' Utes! Stay healthy and play
hard. We're behind ya.
To the most of the coug fans, thanks for contributing to the board, this is what
the board should be, not the petty bickering that had evolved.Tough
loss for the Utes. Coming into it, I really thought they would win this one.
Now the Utes have to bounce back and beat OSU. Can't start the
season 0-2 at home. Go Utes!!
We would of won them but the dang refs wouldnt call pass interfearance on the
pass to Loveridge. Still what we did on our home court proves we have a legit
shot to go to the sweet 16 in march madness!Go Utes!
Great game, Utes! Congrats and good luck the rest of the season. I think
you've surprised a lot of people. Glad the Huntsman Center is rocking
Didn't get to see the game but it reads like Utah could and probably should
have beaten the Ducks... Tough way to lose and I feel badly for Bachynski...The utes have surprised me this year... They are honestly playing far
better than what I would have expected... However, they have only played one
game out of the confines of the HC so the true test of whether or not they are
for real is actually about to begin... A trip to the Washington schools however,
looks like a good place to start... I think that both Washington and WSU are
down from a year ago and they weren't very far up then.Hopefully your team can shake this off and pick it up hard next week... Good
luck with the Beavers... Looks like they gave Colorado a bit of a game tonight.
Lots of moral victories tonight for ute fans but still a loss in the
standings.This will be an interesting season. Can they ride the pre
season confidence into conference play or will the utes of yesteryears return?
Fabulous game, great atmosphere, good to see the Utes playing well enough to
nearly beat a really quality opponent. Feels a bit like the football season at
times though...close but not good enough.Should have won it in
regulation and what a heartbreaker at the end. Coach K. is doing a great job on
the hill and is a class act. He was so positive in his postgame comments. If
this team can get some signature wins and beat teams they should beat, they
could be looking at a tourney berth in March.Thanks to the BYU fans
for keeping it classy with the comments.
Tough way to lose, but the atmosphere was incredible. It's been a long
time since I've heard the Huntsman get that loud. Lets bounce back on
Just a few comments here. What a great atmosphere tonight. It appeared to be a
sellout. I could only see a few rows empty at the very top of the west end of
the arena. It reminded me a lot of the games during the 90's. Coach K is
doing a fantastic job with the program, especially considering the disaster he
inherited from the former coach.The game was a hearbreak. Utah
dictated the tempo all night. Oregon was fortunate to just hang around. But
when it mattered most, they came through. Hats off to them.As to
our team, I really like our core players. We have three solid post players in
Lenz, Olsen, and especially Bachinsky, who is becoming a real force. Taylor is
playing the point with a lot of poise and confidence, and Tucker is a good
complement to him. But our fortunes this year lie in Loveridge's and
Wright's hands. Loveridge is solid, and Wright has unbelievable moves
around the basket. I think we'll be very competitive in the challenging
PAC 12.Go Utes!!
Yep I will admit it - the best college basketball team in the state, by far, are
the Utes. So their non-conference schedule was weakest in all the land - they
are legit!They lost the game tonight on a few minor errors that
Coach K will rectify - something that my team down south's coach seems
incapable of doing.
Fantastic game and fantastic atmosphere on the hill tonight. Despite the loss,
it felt an awful lot like old times.Keep moving forward Utes!
Dawgs, Tators and Ricardo ...Extremely classy comments, it's
refreshing and I hope others (including Ute fans) will take note and follow
@Tom in CA"couldn't score 70 with 5 extra minutes."Well, maybe because in this game there was some defense actually being
played, unlike, in another game...
It was right there . . . tough way to lose on a turnover and breakaway dunk.The Utes should be proud of the way they played tonight. They are a few
points away from being 13 - 0.
Nice game Utah. It's exciting to see the Utes performing so well. I think
this is going to be the surprise team of the PAC12...weren't they picked to
finish 10th or something? In the words of Lee Corso, "not so fast"!
Athletic guards who defend well and nice length in the front court...good
looking team on the hill this year.
It is nice to see the Utes playing so well - a BYU supporter.
Tators, nice comment. I was thinking kind of the same thing, I'm sure a lot
of people were when it went into OT. You could tell the guys had to be gassed
near the end, as open jumpers couldn't quite go down late. Unfortunate to
see Taylor have on off night, he's usually automatic on open 3's.
So close... but at least Utah showed they can compete on this level.
Tough loss. I was pulling for the Utes. They've proven they're for
real tonight. The Utes earned my respect tonight, even though Chris B
hasn't yet.But to BYU critics, the Utes still don't have
any more conference wins than BYU has. Plus, BYU doesn't yet have any home
court conference losses. Both teams losses to Oregon were eerily
similar... with both losing in OT after leading most of their games. Neither
will win their respective conferences. But both will rebound and do decently.
What a wild finish. Disappointed with the result, but even more excited about
this season! Difference in the game to me was Oregon's 3 point shooting in
the first half. It kept them in the game in the first half, and allowed things
to open up inside in the second.Two very good defenses in this game.
Oregon should contend for 2nd place in the regular season, and has as good a
chance as any to knock off UA in Vegas. Utah will hopefully finish with a
winning conference record, especially if they keep playing the way they did
Total heartbreak! Our Utes are going to win a lot of games this year!GO UTES!!!
The Utes are back and so is the crowd. Disappointing loss but WOW, what a game!
Well done, Utes...well done indeed!!
Awesome game. Ducks shoot 38% and terrible at the line - shouldn't have got
the "W". utah couldn't hang on to the ball when it counted.
mediocre performance. couldn't score 70 with 5 extra minutes.
BYU and Utah in overtime. Lucky Ducks!
Thought we had it.This utah team has a legit shot at march madness
and is by far th best team in Utah
Great game Utah! Even with a loss, I think we can all agree that Utah is on its
way back.Go UTES!
What an exciting game, wow!Congratulations to the Oregon Ducks.