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

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

Correction to my last comment...

I meant to say that before Oregon's recent loss to Colorado, no other teams had come closer to beating the Ducks than both Utah and BYU did. Both local teams were impressive in taking Oregon to overtime... BYU at Oregon and Utah in SLC.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

OSU didn't have Moreland 'til their most recent road-trip. He's easily their 2nd best player, perhaps their best player by season's end.

UW did get crushed by UC-Irvine earlier this season, yet they've significantly improved as of late, as clearly evidenced by their most recent road-trip.

UO is widely considered by ALL national experts to be a legitimate contender in The PAC-12 race. Anybody stating otherwise is either biased/clearly doesn't comprehend College Basketball. In addition, UO had only played one neutral game against GU & one true road game at 'Ole Miss, prior to this last week. So, we're not the sole team to have played the vast majority of our games at home.

Keep in mind, our OOC schedule this season was primarily put together 2 years ago as we suffered our proud/storied program's worst season in history. Furthermore, we attempted to put together a few tougher opponents in replacement, yet these deals fell through late. Both Coach LK/AD CH have stated unequivocally that this won't be the case going forward, as clearly evidenced by our already scheduled game against KU in K.C. next season!

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Tators

2) After the first 10 minutes of the Ute-BYU game, it was played pretty equally the rest of the way.

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Nope, the game was never "equal".

It was a 14 point lead for Utah in the first 10 minutes.
It was a 22 point lead for Utah with 1:46 left in the game.

So Utah was +8 until garbage time when BYU cut the lead to 17 (+3 since the 10 min mark).

Anything else you would like to SPIN?

whowhatwhy
Shire, 00

AZUTE1,
I just came on here to talk some BBall and congratulate the U of U on a good game and looks like a very good team....and the first thing I see is a random attack no them????? AZUTE and any other U fan....I'm sorry you have to hear this! I'm not sure if it's Y fans or who....but really??????? Give them all the grief in the world about there OOC schedule...every U fan already knows it....but they are about to start a conference schedule that may be one of the toughest in the nation! And they are playing great? Are you just mad because you got completely beat down by them????

Talking trash about a team that smoked you seems pretty unintelligent to me!!!!!

Anyway, good luck U! I'm a huge Aggie fan but I am thinking I need to sneak down there a few times to watch some good teams!!

Go Aggies!!! Go Utes!!!
P.S. Has Y even won a conference game yet????

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

I watched the Huskies give Zona a tough time on the road, the uTes are going to get destroyed

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Don't sugar-coat it Jarka-rus. Tell us how you really feel? As long as you're here, won't you tell us what's going on with your team?

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

If BYU was in the PAC 12 they would win the conference since the WCC is a stronger conference and we win that every year.

UteTrog
Phoenix, AZ

Ute "fans" Uteology, Chris B, and the rest, Will you guys stop bugging on BYU fans? BYU is a respectable opponent. You make us all look bad.

Sparkley Briefs
New York, NY

Ah, nice to see Dr. Tators back again with another discourse explaining how BYU is somehow better than Utah despite all on-court evidence to the contrary. Just like football. Well done professor!

LoveTheKittens
Central, UT

@Tators

I am sure glad that you can find (over and over) some rank/rating/poll that shows some school that was beaten handily (pick the sport) by Utah as being superior to to the winning team. aka, sour grapes. Maybe the problem is that you can't pick a winner? Can't wait for the ineveitable women gymnastics justifications.

LoveTheKittens
Central, UT

@Tators

Here is a a football rating for ya, January 6, 2014
Team Rating SOS
Utah 34 (2 quintile) 3 (1 decile)
BYU 35 (2 quintile) 38 (3 decile)

LOL!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@Magna Ute Fan
You mean Duke? they are doing fine, tough loss to Notre Dame but won't lose to Wazzo I will guarantee that

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"You mean Duke?"

No, we want to hear about that "deep Tourney run" the Cougs are ready for now that they upset the might Toreros!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@LoveTheKittens
and Ute fans don't cherry pick reasons why the Utes are such a powerhouse? LOL right. How many times do we hear about 0-4 and the Stanford game? Dont' hear much about the loss to Wazzoo, Zona, OSU, etc etc. Those are bad teams.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

jarkarus--

"Dont' hear much about the loss to Wazzoo, Zona, OSU, etc etc. Those are bad teams."

Wazzu went 6-6 in the regular season against what finished pre-bowl season as the #1 SOS in the nation, including doing something byu has never done--Beating USC and they did so in LA....It also included going down to Auburn and outplaying them in a game they should've won....It also included doing something byu hasn't done in a long, long time--Beating Arizona in Tucson, 1 week before they destroyed Oregon....Wazzu also played Washington significantly tougher than byu did and did so in a very, very hostile Husky Stadium!

For the record, in spite of a fluke loss to Colorado State in their bowl game, Wazzu finished the season going 6-7 against the #5 SOS and finishing ranked #40 in the final Sagarin rankings, 5 spots below byu and 6 spots below The U....Arizona finished ranked #24 against the #31 SOS and Oregon State finished ranked #29 against the #18 SOS....byu finished ranked #35 against the #38 SOS....The U finished ranked #34 against the #3 SOS at 5-7!

LoveTheKittens
Central, UT

@Jerksrus
How about that quality loss to Virginia (2-10)?
Then 2 weeks later to the Utes (5-7)?
The best wins: Texas @ 33, Gtech @ 37, USU @ 41...not much for the best schedule ever.

BTW, it still is 0-4 vs Utah.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

LTK

Ninth straight bowl season for BYU.
Second straight bowl-less season for Utah.

Time to dust off another shelf in your closet of fame for another sos trophy.

scott
Alpine, UT

christy

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

Yes, hardly anybody has heard of Dennis Johnson or Doug Christy.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

"Utes head out on the road to face Washington, Washington State"

The Utes are winless on the road this season.

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