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Published: Saturday, Feb. 15 2014 7:20 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Looks like ucla is going to win this one.

Tough loss. Most experts had Utah right on the bubble and some showed Utah was in before this loss.

Side note: espn just showed Arizonas remaining schedule with percent chance to win each game.

Their lowest chance to win?

The prestigious PAC 12 utes being favored 52%

That's what the experts think of our ball team.

Beat Arizona and we are back in the march madness discussion on the bubble.

Proud ute
Proud PAC 12 member.

It could be worse. Instead of losing to ucla we could be losing to community colleges in high school gyms like pacific, Portland, an Pepperdine.

Go utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Announcers just said wright will play in the nba.

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

They just did not come to play in the second half. Totally laid an egg!

Hopefully they can shake this one off quick.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Loveridge again goes missing on the road and we lose. Same story different day. Wright is the only consistent player we have. He can't do it by himself. This was are worst game of the season by far but least we didn't quit and get blown out by 20.

Big 3 home games coming up, 2-1 most likely (8-8).

Go UTES!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Turnovers and bad defensive rotations in this game. Fortunately, those are uncharacteristic of the team this year, and hopefully won't be a problem the rest of the season, because there are no slouches on the remaining schedule. Vs UA and ASU, and at Cal and Stanford, any of those would be great wins. Splitting them or going 3-1 would create a good chance for NIT invite. 4-0 finish and a couple conference tourney games, who knows?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday we need to PAC the house and get ready to storm the floor if we win

Beat top 5 Arizona!

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes have already pulled off their ONLY conference road win of the season against the worst team in the PAC.

BYU accomplished in early November, against a MUCH better team, what it took Utah until mid-February to accomplish.

Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

Can't believe how well the Utes are doing compared to the Cougars. Look I'm a cougar fan and have to admit that the Utes talent isn't as good as the cougars. So it must be the coaching. Let's hope coach K gets a call up to the NBA or a bigger program.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Hey at least they beat USC. That is something.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Terrible start to the second half doomed us. It's alright though, went 3-1 against the LA schools this season. Need to win at least one next week though.

Bounce back strong, fellas. Go Utes!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Good job utes. You finally got your annual road win against the worst team in the pac.
You are back to normal against UCLA.

The Anti Chris
Salt Lake City, UT

Utes lose, Cougs win. All is back to normal.
Nice win on the road COUGARS.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

That was a bad loss. Wright again was the only one to show up. Once again, Loveridge went missing on the road. Taylor also struggled.

Big 3 home games coming up, 2-1 most likely. Let regroup and get a win over Arizona.

Go UTES!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Forgot about the Colorado home game, but what I said still stands. Games at home are winnable against about anyone in the country. The NorCal road stretch will be the toughest part of the regular season remaining.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

Utes lost to UCLA in the second half.

Dancing for Utah?

Lol. I think not.

starthillnotnelson
Kamas/United States, UT

I think utah will give Arizona a run for their money. I also say that Wright goes to the nba. I do not think utah or byu will go the ncaa tourney. Both will go far in the NIt.

The Anti Chris
Salt Lake City, UT

CB, please name most of the experts that had u in the bubble of the ncaa. There is not one expert outside of yourself that puts u on the bubble. Way to make stuff up.

BYU9293
Clinton, UT

Chris B, you really crack me up...you are sooo funny, truly. The Utes on the bubble, aw, that is so sweet that you believe that...funny, but cute. BYU is on the bubble, but I don't think they will get in unless they win out the regular season, too many bad losses (including to over 100 rpi Utah).

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

CB , first off you could not beat Portland, Pepperdine, and Pacific. They would take u to the cleaners just like WSU did.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

CB you are the master of spin. I see the utes winning maybe 1 more game in league. AZ will crush the utes by 20+ this time around.

That being said, the utes doomed themselves to not even have a chance at the tourney before league play even started. The Dr. scheduled games that were sure wins trying to build some confidence in the team and in the coach. The Dr. couldn't have yet another unsuccessful coach at the help. Coach K is doing a good job now hopefully the utes can schedule a few more decent teams.

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