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Published: Sunday, Jan. 26 2014 10:10 p.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

What a game so far.

The thing I've been so impressed with in the Pac 12 is the RESPECT teams have for each other. We all respect each other. We all want to win but respect the teams, fans, and other Pac 12 institutions. Been great to be part of such respect among all participants.

Utes WINNING 37-36. Get it done Utes

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Utes are for real! Great job on turning around the program Coach K!

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

The Utes put up a fight and made this interesting. Can't wait to see Arizona come to the Huntsman Center.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

We would have won if it wasn't for the refs. They don't want us winning anything in the Pac 12. How can we go onward and upward with these refs? Just like in Football.

KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH
Ogden, UT

Things are falling apart. Going to need some 3's to get this back. Come on UTES!

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

That was cute how the ute fans thought they had a chance. Arizona was just toying with them.

Sandy, UT

Tough loss, but we gave #1 Arizona all they could handle. Good game Arizona, you deserved the win. We don't make excuses and we respect your program. Great to be in the Pac 12 with you as we battle each other and then respect each other as well. To all Pac 12 programs - it's a pleasure to make this conference one of the best in the country, if not the best, along with you.

-Ute Nation

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm proud of our Utes! Way to hang tough with the #1 team in the land.

I love the direction the program is headed. Keep it up!


Cottonwood Heights, UT

Arizona is lucky to have gotten out of this game alive!


Gone fishin
Seattle, WA

As I suspected and have been saying all year long; the pac is way over-rated. If Arizona can allow one of the worst teams in college basketball to come in to their home and only win by 9 points they are not as good as their ranking.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I think rebounding is what killed us in the end. We had a 1 point lead after the Ogbe 3 and then after multiple Arizona offensive boards in a row, they pulled away.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

We would have won that game if the refs weren't against us. It is just like football. They don't want the utes to win anything in this league. Pathetic.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Nice effort on the road. The utes are improving but will never compete in the pac. it's plain to see that the pac is not as good as most people thought if a bad utah team can give az a run for their money.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT


Very nice!!! Has it come down to blaming the refs for utah's poor road performance? 1-21 on the road cannot be blamed on the refs.

Phoenix, AZ

I seem to remember many ute fans saying that byu fans were the ones complaining about the refs...

Ken, if Arizona respected Utah, Utah would have lost by 40. Arizona overlooked Utah, that's why the game was as close as it was.

If Arizona overlooks Utah at the HC, and Utah brings their A game, Arizona might loose like Stanford did in football.

Layton, UT

The Runnin' Utes played them tough. Nobody is giving up on this young team. Knock it off with blaming the refs, that's what our little brothers do. Same old little one liners by the detractors, nice try, gonzaga and byu would of lost to Arizona in the first quarter.

Salt Lake City, UT

"We would have won that game if the refs weren't against us." -- Joe Schmoe
That is a popular saying in Utah county, but we don't use that excuse up north.
Refs weren't an issue.

Mcallen, TX

Just like football.

Close, but no cigar.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Nice effort, but much like football they just can't get over the hump on the road.

Bountiful, UT

Beyond the whining, moralizing and trolling, there are some thoughts:

Arizona coach Miller said that a big part of their second have surge was recognizing that the way Utah was playing them defensively they would have 2nd chance opportunities at the rim, and they did, but kudos for Coach K for devising a tough defense Arizona struggled with.

We need more talent up front, without a doubt. Arizona's defense was good enough to give Brandon Taylor a goose egg on the box score, which is impressive. I hope Delon Wright is seeing what he needs to work on, and he dedicates himself to hundreds of jumpers daily over the offseason between weightlifting sessions.

I think it will be a raucus crowd at the Hunty for Arizona's return.

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