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Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 10:28 p.m. MST

Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 10:28 p.m. MST

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Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Good luck with that.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

"Sophomore forward Jordan Loveridge also had a tough outing. He was just 1-of-12 from the field and missed a free throw with 28 seconds remaining in regulation that would have put Utah ahead. Loveridge, who finished with seven points, said it was just one of those games where shots weren’t falling." -- DN

It's 1 of those 11 PAC-12 games where his shooting was below 40%, or 1 of those 5 PAC-12 games where he shot below 20%.

I'm hoping he resolves his shooting problems over the off-season.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Looks like that patsy preconference schedule did nothing to get u ready for tough games like this.

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

JL is a great player. I can't believe how many fair weather fans are ready to throw him under the bus. You have a young man with proven talent. Whete does the coaches responsibility come into consideration? Did anyone look at the team aspect of the game or of some other players trying to showcase. Give him a break. Plenty of other teams would take him in a heartbeat.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

The sad thing is loveridge is considered u's best player and the center of the team.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

He will get an earlt start to the off season to work on his shot

worf
Mcallen, TX

@Real Bass:

Got to disagree with you.

Preconference schedule did improve the utes.

Compare this, and last year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Love the way the guys have fought this year.

Clearly Loveridge needs to work on his shot, but the sky is the limit for the guy. He'll be winning a lot of games for us these next two years.

Lets finish strong and do some damage in the conference tournament.

Go Utes
>--->

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Real Bass,

That patsy preconference schedule included a dominating win over BYU.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

@ Real Bass

"Looks like that patsy preconference schedule did nothing to get u ready for tough games like this"

I guess BYU falls into that category of patsy teams Utah demolished this season.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

It is hilarious that the utes fans their entire season on beating BYU. And no BYU does not fall into the patsie category but Grand Canyon elementary and St. Katherines jr. College certainly would. Patsies don't schedule the 18th hardest schedule in the country adn still have a winning record. Patsies do however schedule the 350th easiest preseason schedule in the country thinking that it will make them a top 10 team.

I also thibk that it is interesting that u fans have such short memories and conveniently forget how the last 13 games went against BYU. They get a win or two every decade and think that they are the better team. LOL

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

CB

"Love the way the guys have fought this year."

You mean choked in close games.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@CB
Where's your sure fire predictions of National championships and big boy conference domination? Oh and the ever present spinning on a loss?

ute94
Corona, CA

I think it's funny Utah fans are getting so upset about these close losses. Yeah it's disappointing but we have to remember just 2 years ago we were 6-25 with a completely different team. What can we really expect from a team starting freshman, sophomores and what one junior? And the lone senior rarely plays. I think as Utah fans you have to keep things into perspective of what we're dealing with. Sure these guys are talented enough to beat any team in the Pac-12, but they just have to put everything together and that's just part of the process and it'll come with time.

As for BYU fans that continue to knock Utah's schedule, this speaks for itself

RPI Pac-12
2. Arizona
13. UCLA
24. Colorado
31. Arizona State
39. Oregon
48. Stanford
50. California

Utah Plays 11 games against these teams currently in the top 50

RPI WCC
28. Gonzaga
37. BYU

BYU played them twice
BYU has played a total of 6 teams in the current RPI top 50

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Down under

"It is hilarious that the utes fans their entire season on beating BYU."

Especially when they know perfectly well that the Utes would most likely lose in a rematch at BYU, just like they have in every rematch on the road in the PAC 12, with the exception of lowly USC, the worst team in the PAC 12.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@ute94
Oregon Stanford and Cal are not good teams gimme a break, the media pumps the Pac up just like the SEC in football. They get the we are good because we play each other treatment.

scott
Alpine, UT

ute94

"BYU has played a total of 6 teams in the current RPI top 50"

Why do Utah fans resort to completely distorting the facts to make themselves feel better?

There's a reason BYU is ranked SIXTY places higher than Utah.

#37 BYU is 6-7 versus RPI Top 100, 3-5 versus Top 50, and has an overall SOS of #18.

#97 Utah is 4-8 versus RPI Top 100, 2-6 versus Top 50, and has an overall SOS of #142.

THREE of BYU's Top 100 were road/neutral wins, including a Top 50 win, while Utah's ONLY road win was against #140 USC.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

ute94, No mention of Utah's actual RPI or SOS in your PAC-12 advertisement? Of course, that would just further accentuate the embarrassing pre-season schedule.

It was comical during Wednesday's game to hear the PAC homer announcers tout Utah's impressive W-L record without a whisper of who they beat OOC or the venue for the victories.

ekute
Layton, UT

The Utes are young and they played tight against Az. and UCLA. Loosen up and have fun. Bright future for this program.

byu "fans", go ahead and hang your hats on a rematch, just like you always do in football. lol.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

ekute

Utah fans delusionally believe that Utah would somehow be more competitive in a rematch on the road at BYU than they've been against anybody else they've played on the road this season.

LOL at their misguided arrogance!

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