I"m confused by Chris B are you a proud SEC member or Pac member?
Ute exuberance is entertaining."If we win the
tournament..."Ute imagination is hilarious.Our
enthusiasm should be tempered, we're playing in the PAC 12 tournament not
the WCC tournament...... having already whupped up on the #2 seed.
Thank you Utefan4Lyf. I appreciate your comment. So then I would conclude that
BYU is better than Stanford, which runs counter to AZUTE1's earlier comment
based on your view. I think I would agree with your assessment on the winner of
the head to head is more likely the better team. I do believe teams can improve
or digress throughout a season, but since many teams only play once, There
really is no sure fire way to determine who is better at any other given point
other than on the head to head matchup. Utah was the better team this year
against BYU. Cheers!
Let's hope Wright gets similar contribution from his teammates on the road
and in the tourney. The Utes are playing tough right now. Keep it up, boys!
Have been watching the Ute fans' brave talk about winning the Pac12
tournament from down here in Tucson. Confidence is good. But can their guys
win a road game over someone other than USC (1-15 in conf. play) ? Can they
beat Stanford by bigger margin than our friends in Provo did? We shall see.
CougarSunDevil: The way I see it, the ultimate way to determine who is the
better team, when discussing head to head, is how they play each other head to
head. I can tell you that Utah is better than BYU because they beat one team,
who beat BYU, but it is better to say Utah is better than BYU because Utah beat
AZUTE1"Yes, because most certainly Stanford's the same,
identical team they were in Game 2 of the regular season in early November as
they are in the final game in early March....Outstanding comparison!"So are you saying that it is entirely possible to say the BYU is the
better team even though they lost head to head? It seems that many posts I read
from BYU fans argue this point, but many Utah fans argue the head to head shows
which team is better, period. BYU fans say that ratings matter (which have BYU
ahead of Utah), but Utah fans still say head to head. I'm putting this out
there in a non-antagonistic way. I just seek clarification.
@ Old But Not StupidWe say Coach K because typing "Coach
Krystkowiak" every time is obnoxious. No need to take offense.
@CrowRPI is 78 according to ESPN (BPI 34).Cal has lost 3
of last 4 by 15+ points. Utah has a great chance to beat Cal. I think that
Stanford will be the more difficult game. Can we sweep? Utah is
10-0 when 4 ore more players score in double digits. Wright is the only player
that has been consistent all year long regardless of arena.Which
means we need Loveridge and Taylor to carry their good form on the road. We
also need at least one of the following three Onwas/Tucker/Bachynski to step up.
If that happens look for Utah to sweep and the RPI to be around 63.
This lost was costly to the Buffs. If the Buffs lose the last two, which is
likely, they will not be asked to the dance. It will be interesting
to see how U do against Stanford on the road. Remember BYU took it to them.
How sad little brother is today. I feel like most of them would rather see Utah
lose than BYU win. Utah is clearly on there way up rapidly, why do BYU fans feel
the need to downplay everything Utah does, especially when it doesn't even
apply to them? Talk about obsession.
"Ute imagination is hilarious."sammy, did you type that
wearing your "Quest For Perfection" t-shirt?
My Perspective-Up late I see.If by SCL UT you mean Salt
Lake City, it is 715 miles NORTH as the crow flies.While Coach
Krysto has done a good job rebuilding, he "ain't" Coach K--except
in flyover country. Why do you have to copy the trademark of such an icon who
has ~850 more wins than Krysto? That does not improve your relevance.BYU9293's comment about only six PAC-12 invites was "correction"
an over-exuberant Ute fan who was projecting seven invitations.
Another great win by the best team in the State of Utah. Utah jumped from 93 to
80 in the RPI just think if they sweep Cal and Stanford on the road they could
move into the 60's even with their weak preseason conference games we
played against teams from the wcc mwc and others. This has been a great year for
a rebuilding Ute team.
Ute exuberance is entertaining."If we win the
tournament..."Ute imagination is hilarious.
Old But Not StupidMoorpark, CA"Coach K resides 2,120 miles
to the East....Durham, NC to be exact."The only Coach K you need
to worry about is the one who put on a coaching clinic for Dave Rose a couple of
months ago and he's about 700 miles East of you...SCL UT to be exact. BYU9293Clinton, UT"...the Pac would still only get
6 bids max, that is reality." So half the conference goes to
the NCAA tournament. And that's a problem because??
Great win today for the Utes! Loveridge and Wright were stellar.But
can someone teach the bigs how to handle the ball down low? Those guys have
bricks for hands.So excited for the PAC 12 tournament. Hopefully,
they can make some noise like last year.
Wow. The u is on their way to the final four and have finally climbed to a
whopping .500 in Pac play. Where can I buy final four tickets?
Chris BCoach K resides 2,120 miles to the East....Durham, NC to be
exact.Proud PAC-12 member? Excuse me, but isn't the Univ of
Utah the PAC-12 member? As far as I know the PAC-12 does not extend memberships
Nice win by the Utes, but the next 2 are on the road and the Utes have very
little chance of winning the conference tournament. Oh, and Chris B, if the
Utes did win it, the Pac would still only get 6 bids max, that is reality. Pac
better than the big 10 and Acc in basketball...I don't think so, but keep
pocyUte"A couple of W's on the road to end the season would
generate some nice momentum for the Pac-12 tourney."You are
talking about Utah, aren't you? You know, a team that is 1-7 on the road
this season and a team that has only won TWO PAC 12 road games in the last three
seasons COMBINED!Dream on...
Good win utes, way to send your seniors out right.
The good news - U out performed expectations by 4 or 5 games, and U had several
close loses.The bad news - I expect many college and NBA programs to
try to lure Coach Kry away from the Utes over the next few months.
Congratulations on the win, Utes. Now you need to break through on the road.
@utesonthehill,Why not get excited about winning the Pac 12
tournament like we may do first before you get excited about next season?Or get excited about beating theses last two teams?There is
a LOT of basetkball with March Madness very much a possibility if we just play
our gameOnward and upward
Hey Goingdownthehill...Hello....we have 2 more games and then the
PAC 12 tourney...Im excited to watch them next year as well...but
not until this season is over.Real sports fan fella...
We're going to the big dance! Pac 12 glory! Onward and upward!
Coach K has done a tremendous job this year and should be PAC 12 Coach of the
Year, but the California schools are always in the limelight. I expect that
Utah will be at the top of the standings with 24-25 wins next year, and in the
NCAA Championships. I just hope Coach K stays after next year.
I'm considering going to the conference tournament, with the way the guys
are playing.And considering coach K has already said we'll win
the tournament, I'd hate to miss what could be an incredible tournamentLets show up and support our team Utes! Who's with me?Onward and Upward
Was there a game today? Does this mean the utes will go dancing now?
Really proud of Utes today. Excited to watch this team play next season.
Great game. Great way to end the season at home. I hope they can grab one more
on the road, and then have a run in the conference tourney.Go Utes!
Nice winA couple of W's on the road to end the season would
generate some nice momentum for the Pac-12 tourney.Go Utes!!
Dominant second half after a slow start. Hopefully play like that second half
will be what we'll see in these last two games and into the conference
tourney. Sitting at #7, pending Oregon's game at SC, they still have an
outside shot at 4th or 5th seed in Vegas, though NCAA at large hopes probably
went out the window between the losses at Wazzu and in OT against UA.
Nice win!Great all-around win. Contributions from everyone. Huge
games from DW and J Love!Go Utes!! On to No Cal.
Way to take care of business Utes. Now lets go get one, or both, of these last
Great Game.Take the hustle and defense from this game on the road with
you. Go Utes!
Good win! Nice to see Loveridge get out of his shooting slump.
Hopefully he can continue his good form on the road next week. If so, Utah has
a great chance of winning both games. Both Cal and Stanford are beatable but we
need Loveridge and Taylor to both show up and help out Wright.Go
Nice win. I'd love to see them get at least one of these last two on the
road, and then win two in the conf tourney. That would be PAC 12 coach of the
year material for Larry K.Go Utes!
Total beatdown!I called it.there was just no way we were
going to lose to our rivals.Remember when we were going to finish
last in the Pac 12Remember when we were going to lose to byU?Remember when we couldn't dominate ASU?Remember when we
had zero chance to beat UCLA?And no we can't win the
tournanment like coach K promised we would?I like our chances!Rivalry Beatdown!
A bad loss here to Utah will almost certainly take Colorado off the bubble and
into the CIT with Utah. A Utah win helps the Cougars, how sad for Crissy and the
Good run to end the half.Last home game of the season(unless we
don't win the tournament like Coach K said we would). Been a great
season. Thanks to all the players and coaches for putting Utah back on the road
to March Madness glory.Utah WILL beat our rivals today.I
don't see any chance we lose this rivalry game today.If we win
the tournament there will be SEVEN pac 12 teams in the tournament.Second best conference in football to the SECSecond best conference in
basketball to the Big 12(with only 10 teams)Proud UteProud Pac