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Published: Sunday, Feb. 9 2014 5:50 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Great weekend for the Utes.

We won two basketball games and took a football coach from another state school.

Go UTES

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We won our 2 teams this weekend which proves we are a awsome road team so we should dominate this week.

Go Utes!

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

@ Chris B.
The utes had a good week on the court.
Question: Coach Holliday is tweeting about morning workouts at BYU, and the Utes are denying the job offer. Do you have a source or is this an imaginative job change?

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

I give the utes props for beating two weak pac foes at home. The RPI rankings acknowledge their effort by lowering then 9 spots to 104.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

I can only laugh when people make a federal case out of our road woes when it coincides directly w/our throw-away season in '11-'12/essentially Y1 & Y2 in Coach K's rebuilding process AND the fact we still have 7 regular season games remaining.

We're well ahead of schedule and literally could just as easily be undefeated right now....I'm excited about where we're at.

p.s. Washington has a higher RPI than 7 wcc teams....Talk about "weak foes"....For clarification, our RPI currently sits at #99....Not too bad considering our OOC schedule which we arranged as we were enduring our worst season in our proud/storied program's history--'11-'12!

81-64.

Go Utes!

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, they have 16 wins but how many of them really count that are not even in the top 350 PRI?
Since when did div. 8 and high schools games even count? I can guarantee that the NCAA looks at the lowest preseason schedule in the entire country when making their pairings.
If you take off the 9cupcake wins and put a few of them on the road then the utes may be at 12 wins at best.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"If you just rearrange reality to make it fit my viewpoint, you'd understand where I'm coming from."

That's good stuff, buster!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Ute buster

"Since when did div. 8 and high schools games even count?"

I'm not sure, but I bet a phone call to the WCC office would yield a definitive answer.

Jordan
Lynchburg, VA

I only comment every once and a while, but I just had to commend Brave Sir Robin on a funny comment. Thanks for the laugh!

Go Utes!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes have continued to make some good progress every year under coach K. I realize that our preseason schedule was not good, I don't think anyone in the basketball program has claimed otherwise. No matter who the opponent is, it's pretty easy to see the improvement of this team. Seems like each week more and more guys are getting comfortable within the offense. The scoring has been more evenly distributed than it has been for a few years.

I hope they can finally break through this week and get a win on the road. The USC game will be the best chance they have. If they continue to distribute the ball around and play good defense, they will have a shot.

Go Utes!

Crow
Sandy , UT

Utah is 7th right now in the PAC 12 which means we would be the home team against #10 Oregon We would also avoid a quarterfinal matchup against Arizona, and instead we would get UCLA, who we not only beat but dominated until the last few minutes. That is a clear-cut path to the conference tournament semifinals which Utah did a good job last year at acheiving. Utah should split on the road this week with USC and UCLA we should move up since CO has a brutal road schedule still left to go.

Brave Sir Robin I think the wcc is fighting the reputation as being a tough highschool division that is why the wcc office is looking for a definate answer.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah needs some road wins in the worst way. I hope that starts on this trip. USC is very win-able. UCLA will a little bit tougher.

@BraveRobinSir

Nicely done!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Brave,
Please show us of us how the preseason patsies stack up against anyone in the WCC and then we will talk. Yeah, I didn't think so.

Crow
Sandy , UT

@Downunder Utah did face the 2nd best team in the wcc and throttled them by 17 points Utah would be the #1 team in the wcc. No doubt about it.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

I am embarrassed for the y fans on this board. Not only did the Utes beat BYU straight up but the Y has not had a good win since November.
@utebuster
You pretty much summed up BYU's the scheduling philosophy for BYU football.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Down under

"Please show us of us how the preseason patsies stack up against anyone in the WCC and then we will talk."

One of our preseason patsies was BYU and Utah beat you into next Tuesday. So there's one data point...

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Crow,
Just you know wcc teams play on the road so you might want to rethink your comment

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Brave,
Shall we go back and loom at the past 13 games? Yeah, I didn't think so.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Two road games = two road loses. Keep the perfect road record intact utes.

FACTchequer
Salt Lake City, UT

timid sparrow

Unfortunately for U, BYU's Top 50 RPI wasn't nearly enough to counterbalance Utah's 350th WORST non-conference schedule. In most of Utah's OOC opponents, and consequently, most of Utah's wins, were against bottom 100 teams.

In three seasons in the PAC 12, the Utes have won exactly TWO road games, at Texas State and at Washington, NONE this season.

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