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Published: Sunday, Jan. 5 2014 10:50 p.m. MST

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Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

If the coach is so eager to get out on the road why did he schedule 13 of 14 at home? What a pacthethic schedule. It is no wonder that the utes cannot get any respect from the national pollsters. Go Huskies and WSU cougars.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Aww, gone under came back to us. His and Duckhunter's prognostications have been sorely missed since December 14. I see we're back to whining about nonconference schedules... when nonconference has been over for a week.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"It is no wonder that the utes cannot get any respect from the national pollsters."
You must have missed the ESPN article over the weekend titled "Utes've come a long way, baby". National press attention leads to national respect. Coach has things headed in the right direction.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Down

We beat the respect out of your team.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We will destroy both the washingtons because are road record proves we are an awsome road team.

Go Utes!

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Down Under,

Yes, our out of conference was nothing but cupcakes like byu, except Boise

And byu's conference schedule is nothing but cupcakes other than Gonzaga.

Why is your conference schedule horrible?

Why don't you join a big boy conference and then start playing big boy teams in conference play?

Go Utes!
Onward and Upward

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

The Utes should win both games this week, the Washington schools are not very good.
It is pretty funny that BYU is mocked here, because they are out ranking both Utah and Boise with 7 losses.
Now that is how much respect or lack thereof that Utah receives (so much for Pac-12 respect), 65th sagarin ranking and 68th pomeroy ranking top BYUs 44th ranking and 55th repectfully.
LOL
Good luck to the Utes
Boise is also ranked behind BYU.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

BeSmart
The margin in the rankings you are so anxious to quote has closed significantly since the start of season. You might want to take that into consideration before you make additional comments.

Down under
StGtoSLC is right...you and Duckhunter have been completely non-existent since Coach K taught Rose how college basketball is played. Good to have you back with us.

Critical road games coming up...get it done, Utes! Make some noise in our elite conference!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The Washington schools are down this year; especially U Dub. Golden opportunity for Utah. You can't take anyone for granted though.

GO UTES

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

We'll see where our respective schools are at following conference play. As it stands, espn's bpi rankings have us at #45 and in The Tourney, w/bsu at #52/out and byu at #59/out.

As it stands, in addition to playing against a highly ranked Oregon, we still have #1 Arizona twice, #15 Colorado twice, hovering just outside of the Top-25 UCLA twice, a respectable ASU w/Jahii Carson twice and respectable CAL/Stanford. UW is significantly improved from earlier this season and just got done destroying ASU on their homecourt, as well as taking Arizona down to the wire in Tucson. Not to mention OSU getting Moreland back just before playing at CU, losing by merely 6 points, which we handled w/ease!

The disparity in strength between The PAC-12/the weak wcc is laughable. There's Gonzaga/SMC and then a bunch of patsies duking it out for 3rd-place! byu has already lost to LMU [Who?]/Pepperdine [Who?] LOL!

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

I was just stating that it is quite ironic that a team's fans which is openly mock another garners more from national respect than the original team.
I think Utah is a good team this year and have said that multiple times, but when people mock something they need to be intelligent concerning the matter or else it is funny to see when facts are placed before them.
I am glad the Utes won, but Oregon State is a pathetic team (lost to Coppin State) and Oregon lost to Colorado which is the only really good team they have played. It is a long season.

Objectified
Tooele, UT

I'm pretty sure this article is about Utah and Utah only. I didn't see one mention of BYU in it and am perplexed as to how articles on either team always elicits so many comments mentioning the other. Seems kinda juvenile.
Both Utah and BYU looked very impressive in their last games and both now have their first conference wins. Let's let it go at that.

The Utes... No doubt they've come a long way in the past 2 years. And this year has been surprisingly good. But I've never once in my life ever seen a team go this far into the season (nearing the halfway mark) with only a single road game. Almost weird. It will be interesting to see how Utah fares on their road games since that is definitely still a question mark.
Hopefully, they will continue doing well.

@ Down Under:

Coaches don't schedule their games. That is the Athletic Director's responsibility. The coach may have had some limited input, but the schedule is still ultimately up the AD. Don't blame coach K. However, it might've been just what the Utes needed to jump-start things.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Spokane, UW did just spank the Devils in Wells Fargo Arena and then hung tough in the McKale Center. I think they'll end up being a tough game. If the Utes don't destroy Wazzu, though, especially if Davonte Lacy is still out, that would be a big disappointment.

UteTrog
Phoenix, AZ

We split this series. Lose to Washington and beat Washington State. If we lose to Washington state, my prediction of an NIT birth would be questionable.

BeSmart,

I'm glad to see realistic analysis. Thank you for injecting a realistic approach to your comments. Oregon State is NOT that good of a team, inconsistent at best. beating them is not noteworthy. Utah is NIT bound unless they make a miracle run in the PAC tourney. But NIT is better than last year.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

BeSmart, Oregon's actually played several pretty good teams. Illinois and Georgetown are both top 50 teams, Ole Miss was a tourney team last year, and a close loss at CU isn't that bad considering they're a very good team and it's one of the toughest places to play in the country.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Utah's worst loss of the season is to a Boise team that went dancing last year.

Of byu's many losses, I'm not sure which is worse:

A Pepperdine team that many in the country don't realize even has a basketball team

A lola Mary Community team that likewise surprises many they even field a team

Rival Utah that has a horrible RPI that byu fans have been talking about, and not just losing, but being humiliated and totally dominated in all aspects

Go Utes!

byu's quest for march madness is over and the season isn't even halfway over.

LOL!

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

@ StGtoSLC
all I stated that Colorado was the only really good team.
It was not detracting Colorado or the top 50 schools I just don't consider them really good. I think really good teams are top 20.
Oregon is a good team and the Utes should have beaten them, but they are not great in my opinion. A mediocre BYU team took Oregon to OT in Eugene, that should not happen on their own court if they are really good.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

BeSmart, my fault I read your post wrong. Cheers!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

StGtoSLC

U W has played better as of late. They are 9-6, but there last three loses were all to ranked teams. I haven't watched U W much this year, but did watch them lose, at home, to Cal Irvine. Coach Romar is a great recruiter, but not that good of a coach. IMO

WSU is really struggling this year. No easy games in the PAC though, especially on the road. Your comments are generally spot on, and that's nice to see. Take care and have a good one Guy!

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Christopher B:

Once again you spend more time talking about BYU (on an article only about Utah) than you do about the Utes. Unbelievable. I believe there is a medical term for that kind of obsessive disorder. Perhaps counseling can help.

Though I'm happy for normal Ute fans and their team's success, you should consider a few things regarding your comment...

1) BYU is still ranked higher than Utah in most national ranking services. And they aren't biased like fans posting here.
2) After the first 10 minutes of the Ute-BYU game, it was played pretty equally the rest of the way.
3) The only team both Utah and BYU play in common this year is Oregon. Both BYU and Utah recently played them equally well with both games decided in overtime. No one has come closer to beating Oregon than both Utah and BYU did. Give some credit where credit is due... to BOTH local teams.

And please stop your practice of always ending your sports article comments with that silly "lol" thing. It really does seem quite childish and consequently makes it harder for others to take you as a serious commenter.

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