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Published: Friday, Jan. 3 2014 7:51 a.m. MST

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Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Couldn't be more proud of coach k and the team. I thought this team was still a year away for competing for PAC 12 and march madness birth. By now it's safe to say we can play with anyone and no reason we can't end up in the big dance.

After a schedule of nothing but cupcakes in non conference, it sure is nice to be playing real teams

Great game guys.

Go PAC 12 utes!
Onward and upward

Old ball coach1
Sandy, UT

I was impressed with Utah tonight, but they still have to show it on the road....

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Wow a guy from Ogden with a name of Big 12 call yet is proud, wait, couldn't be more proud of his team for losing. Is this another Chris account with the pac 12 utes onward and upward stuff?

That being said, it will be interesting to watch what happens from here on out for Utah. There are a few cream puffs in the pac for sure but the fans claiming a bid to the big dance after a close game to Oregon are delusional. Shoot for any post season play first, then build up to the big dance. Baby steps. You'll get there. Maybe.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We are dang good and can win anybody this year on our home court.

Go Utes!

Esquire
Springville, UT

Who knows at this stage if the Utes scheduling was a good idea or not. It seems to me that a stronger schedule might have been more beneficial (but not as strong as BYU's schedule - it may have been too much and left a young team burned out). The bottom line is that we really don't know yet. It's too soon.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Here's something that hasn't changed - the moral victory parade after every loss.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Esquire,

Have you not seen Utah's schedule? We have two games against the #1 Arizona, two games against top 25 Colorado, plus games against UCLA, USC....

Its a very respectable schedule overall. And even better than byu's.

altahoops
Provo, UT

Or it could be that Oregon is very overrated. If you look at their schedule, they beat Georgetown pretty well, but barely beat Mississippi in OT. They had to have OT to beat BYU and Utah. The rest of their schedule has been pretty weak.

That said, Oregon keeps putting up the W's and is still undefeated.So they are getting the job done.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The only laughing matter is the beatdown Utah has been putting on cupcakes like Katherine community and byu!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"The one-liners about playing a high school schedule now seem as dusty as a Cosby monologue."

But you still desperately keep trying them, Rock.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Then Byu should get massive Kudos for playing this same team on THEIR court and taking them to OT.

ekute
Layton, UT

jarka-rus,

Kudos to byu for how they performed vs Oregon and Stanford.

Now the team needs to do some soul searching, maybe a meeting without the coaches and where the leaders step up. Good luck.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

jarka-rus
byu was blown out by the Utes and failed miserably in their OT bid at Oregon by, once again, not bothering to play defense which they clearly have never been taught. Add to that byu's more immediate concerns regarding their performance in the vaunted WCC and...well...I think you see why excitement abounds on the hill and not at byu. byu's never ending 'quest for attention' is going to get steam rolled by the Utes.

StGtoSLC
Great observation. It's time for the local media to realize that Coach K is bringing Utah basketball back and write accordingly. That's probably too much to ask and we Utah fans would be well advised to keep our expectations low.

Crow
Sandy , UT

Brad hit the nail on the head Utah is back and will be winning a lot of basketball games. The PAC is on notice that they better bring their A game when they come to the Huntsman. As our little brother found out getting beat by 17. Utah basketball is back and its about time.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I don't know when I last saw effort and defense like that. Especially, the first quarter. Blocked shots from out of nowhere! It's been a decade, at least, since a performance like that. Not certain what the record will be; however, effort appears off the chart! The wins will follow.

whowhatwhy
Shire, 00

Aggie fan here! Utes, you did and looked great! Don't let all the lame comments get you down! I will not be one bit surprised if you all go to the dance. You have destroyed teams that you should!!!! And will only get better against very good to above average teams! Here is an AGGIE truly wishing you well!!!!

Go Aggies!
Good Luck U!

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

Utes are improved. I weak schedule in the beginning has brought a well rested Utah team into conference wars. The jury is still out. Let's give it another few weeks before we crown them healed from past woes.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Even I must admit, Utes look better than I thought they would be this year. Wright has made a huge impact and Loveridge is a great player. Congrats.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@MyPerspective
Maybe they should suit up against St. Katherine and EVG?? Lamar etc etc then they could pile up the cupcake wins. the Utes would have got blown out playing at Oregon. Let's see how they do at Washington before everyone on the hill jumps and pounds their chests.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@MyPerspective
And the Utes failed miserably passing it to the wrong team right?

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