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Published: Thursday, Jan. 2 2014 8:20 p.m. MST

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Darth Vader
Ogden, UT

What an exciting game, wow!

Congratulations to the Oregon Ducks.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Great game Utah! Even with a loss, I think we can all agree that Utah is on its way back.

Go UTES!

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Thought we had it.

This utah team has a legit shot at march madness and is by far th best team in Utah

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

BYU and Utah in overtime. Lucky Ducks!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

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.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes are back and so is the crowd. Disappointing loss but WOW, what a game!

Well done, Utes...well done indeed!!

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Total heartbreak! Our Utes are going to win a lot of games this year!

GO UTES!!!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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 tonight.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

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.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

So close... but at least Utah showed they can compete on this level.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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.

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

It is nice to see the Utes playing so well - a BYU supporter.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

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.

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

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.

Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

@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...

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Dawgs, Tators and Ricardo ...

Extremely classy comments, it's refreshing and I hope others (including Ute fans) will take note and follow suit.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Fantastic game and fantastic atmosphere on the hill tonight. Despite the loss, it felt an awful lot like old times.
Keep moving forward Utes!

orem_man_am_i
orem, UT

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.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

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!!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

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 Saturday.

Go Utes!

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