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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 11:15 p.m. MST

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Gilbert, AZ

Utah's strategy of playing only one road game in the first half of the season backfires as the Utes lose to a weak Washington team.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

It was just days ago when the ute fans said they would sweep the Washington schools because they were bad this year. As it turns out they are bad, but certainly good enough to beat the utsies. Utah is headed for the basement again, pretty much just like last year. Way to go Huskies. Go WSU Cougars on Sunday.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Utah returns to form losing their 18th PAC road game in 19 tries.

Next up, the battle for the conference basement with Washington St.

Salt Lake City, UT

Really amazing that the Utes were in this game after starting 0-10 from the field. Defense kept them in the game though! Good game, overall.

Still room for improvement. The trap is too successful against our ball handlers. At times we seem unaware of the shot clock. We need better execution on "last shot" plays.

Utah rules
Salt Lake City, UT

Well here we go, again. The PAC is too tough for us if we can't beat a bad 9-6 Washington team. The WSU Cougars won't be much easier as they lost to Colorado OT by a single point.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

..............and so it goes, AGAIN.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Great defense again! Next step? Learn to finish out close games.

Delon Wright can ball! He's the reason we're better than expected.


Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Frustrating game. The 3-ball disappeared for some reason. Hopefully these guys can find their stroke before heading to Pullman. Also, Utah needs a better play when we have the ball late in the game. We're 0-3 when we have the ball with a chance to win it late in the game.


Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. Killed the game offensively. And Andrew Andrews couldn't be stopped tonight. Tough loss. Head home, take care of business at practice, and rebound against a bad Cougars team Sunday. If they can't win in Pullman, they have no business being in the postseason this year.

Denver to Portland
Portland, OR

Once again a Utah teams enters Pac 10.2 play, and next thing you know, the loses and reality set in. Just not that good...

go Ducks!

West Jordan, Utah

Coming up short in the last second category yet again. When will the worm turn?

Lincoln City, OR

Well, that's a bummer... So what does that make the utes "away record" now?

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

No mater, we are still a dang awsome road team so no reason we can't finish in the top 4 of the PAC 12.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

For Starters, Washington is far from a bad team. There last three loses were all to top 25 teams. However, Utah can not win on the road. Whether it football or basketball, it makes no difference. Until they break this stigma they will be destin to remain in the bottom half of the conference. Very dissapointing.

Notice how all of the usual Haters chime in? Of course they were dead silent when Utah throttled BYU. What a classy bunch.

Cheyenne, WY

Delon Wright is a very good player.
I watched Washington State almost beat Colorado, it should be an interesting matchup Sunday.

Salt Lake City, UT

Where's BYU on the schedule when we need them ?

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

It's OK, Utah fans...take heart. According to some BYU fans head-to-head results don't determine which team is better. So basically if we decide that Utah is better than Washington, it's true.

Congratulations to the Runnin Utes on being better than Washington (even though we lost to them)!

South Jordan, Utah

The Utes could easily have won this game and the game against Oregon - if it had prepared properly in the preseason. These two losses are on the coach and administration.

Utah is off to its best start since 1997-98 beating the likes of Saint Martin, Evergreen State, UC Davis, Grand Canyon, Lamar, Savannah State, Ball State, Fresno, ISU, BYU, Texas State and St. Katherine - all at home. Impressive.

If I were a Utah fan I wouldn't be pleased with how things have transpired. This really is a pretty good team with woefully inadequate preparation for the rigors of PAC12 play - particuarly when playing on the road.

Mcallen, TX

No matter how you spin it,--a loss is still a loss.

PAC 12 is just more than the utes can handle.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Nice. Keeping the perfect road record intact. That's our ultimate goal. Does this still count as a moral victory for us like the Oregon game even though Washington isn't that good?

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