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Published: Saturday, Feb. 8 2014 6:45 p.m. MST

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ekute
Layton, UT

Love how this team put the game away. Several young rising stars already showing NBA potential. Delon is one of the front runners for PAC 12 player of the year. Let's hope that he stays around long enough to lead the Utes to greatness before he goes to the pros.

Sammyg, Block U baby!

Down under..?

DraperUteFan
Draper, UT

Much improved bench play the last two games. Still need to put away at the end of the 1st half, but great to see Onwas, Ogbe, and others improve and take pressure off Wright, Taylor, and Loveridge.

Need a road win next week! If we could split in LA heading into a 3-game home stand, it could really help them possibly get into a postseason tourney.

Go Utes!

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

Nice game Utes... Keep improving!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

6 Utes in double figure scoring is a good stat. The opponent wasn't great, but getting on a streak is never unwelcome, regardless of the opponents. SC is a tougher team at home, and is giving all they can against their crosstown rivals right now, but are certainly beatable. Offensive play like the last road game and rebounding efforts like the last two games will both be needed to pick up the first, and hopefully second, road win(s) of the season next week.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Now the only question that I want answered is can they win one road game this year?

BYU has beat more pac 10.2 teams on the road this year than utah has.

jpc53
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm a Ute fan, but this record still won't get them to the NIT let alone the "Big Dance". Maybe next year with the talent they are bringing in.

4 in a row!
Ogden, UT

Nice work tonight

Now, go and hit the road, get a W or two and build on that momentum through the final stretch of league play.

Go Utes!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Solid win. Hopefully, we pick up one in L.A. It would be huge for this team.

Go Utes!

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

Congratulations ute fans, you got some badly needed revenge against your new rival... Oh wait, I forgot the Buffs are your new rival... It's all so confusing, hard to tell the 3 teams apart (y'all have a bunch in common in both football and basketball (now that Colorado is stinking it up without Dinwiddle)... So if I say Washington State or Colorado just figure that I mean the utes as well...

The title of the story though really bags the question "If you are 16-1 at home and your total record is 16-7, how many road games have the utes won? It also raises the question to those who are not so good at math...How many total Road Games have you had??? lol.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Winning breeds confidence and its appears the Utes got bucketfuls of them now. I'm sure it feels great to avenged their previous losses to the W schools. Wins have not come easy for them on the road so far but I wouldn't count them out yet. Hope they'll turn the corner this next road trip against the Trojans and the Bruins. Tough order but not at all impossible for them. Not a fan but I still root for them when not playing us.

Good luck Utes!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Great momentum going into the LA road trip. The Runnin' Utes should be able to get at least a split on this road trip.

ute alumni
SLC, UT

i smell a national title

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Good win!

Eke ute

You should know that certain indivuals only come out when Utah loses

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

It was a must win game for the UTES. I like this team and the direction coach K is taking the program. Now go get us some road W's

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Joe Schmoe says BYU has beaten more pac 10.2 teams on the road than utah has, but he doesn't quite finish the sentence, now does he. Let me help if I can. "Ahem...unfortunately one of the pac 10.2 teams they didn't beat on the road--in fact, got schooled by on the road were (wait for it) why, none other than those very same Utes! But let's pretend that never happened."

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

If the Utes were capable of winning a conference road game, they might have a chance at the NIT.

Unfortunately, a 19-12 record, 7-11 in the conference, with only 17 D-1 wins and winless on the road, isn't going to impress any of the NIT, let alone, the NCAA selection committees.

ekute
Layton, UT

poyman,

Coach K said that Colorado was a rivalry game before we played them but I don't think we've been in the PAC 12 long enough to establish any rivalries. For now, owning byu in the major sports works for us.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ poyman

Careful. That bitter jealousy is about to shine through...

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Credit the Utes, who have enough talent to win games in SLC. Now if the Utes can just figure out how to win on the road.

I still think if the Utes would have played a couple more MWC, on the road, in pre-season, it would have helped immensely in league play.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Good that we were able to hold home court. It's critical that we win at USC next week, a split next week will be big for this young team.

We need Loveridge to continue shooting like he has the last two games 11/13 (84%). Taylor is also stepping up his game. The question is can they continue it on the road. Hope so!

@poyman

Again, Utah has one less road win than BYU's total wins in 1996-1997 (1-25).

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