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Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

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Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

If we play our "B" game that should be enough to get by an average west coast team. Our "B" game earlier was enough to destroy the second best wcc team.


Sounded like a terrible call to start the game with an "illegal screen" by Brandon Taylor that was just a standard dribble-handoff, but good to see the team hasn't let it get to them. Crisp offense, smart D so far, keep it up!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Beatdown! Lol.

The gap between the PAC 12 and wcc is huge!

Utah 100% record over wcc

PAC 12 8-2 against the wcc cupcakes.

I'll call it
Ogden, UT

Who do the the Utes play next?


Utes'll live with anyone other than Holt or Walker shooting the 3, and it's working with everyone else at 0-7. Waldow is hilarious to watch so far. Really hope he keeps this kind of play up for 20 more minutes, comedic gold!

Stop turning the ball over, Utes! Finish!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

So this is what it's like to play in the WCC...

East Salt Lake City, Utah

At the half Utah has played really sloppy with 11 turnovers. Should have been up by double digits.

In the 2nd half we need to continue playing great defense, limit the turnovers, and take it to the rim like we've been doing.


Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

LOL. Utah playing its post season in a high school gym. SMC doesn't seem to want to be there.

Not saying much when the 4th place WCC teams gets a higher seed than the pac12 team.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Lifelong Ute

Since when does Utah's "B" consist of shooting lights out in the 1st half?

The truth is, Utah had to play one of the best games of the season on their home court in order to pull off the upset of a team they'd only beaten once in the last 12 meetings.


Took Holt ten seconds in the backcourt before calling a timeout, but that's not a ten second call? I thought that's why officials were told to start watching the clock instead of counting with arm movements in backcourt situations. Interesting...

Also, anyone else wonder if Stephen Holt walks around, pumping his arms in the air, yelling "Steve Holt!"? Because that's what I do every time they announce his name.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Well, that was pretty easy.

Utah's domination of the wcc continues.

Go utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm so glad we don't play our whole conference season in tiny high school gyms!

But if all we cared about was padding our record, this conference would be nice to join.

No thanks though, I'll stick with our wonderful Pac 12!

Utah 1.000 record against WCC cupcakes


They are scrappy! BTW, my high school gym.....in Montana, was larger than the St. Mary's gym.

West Jordan, UT

Here we go again. Lead is gone. Why can't this team hold a stinking lead in the road game???

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

3:52 left in the game, 19 Ute turnovers. St. Mary's up by 2 points. Even if the Utes pull this off, it hasn't been a cake walk. Welcome to the WCC.


Lack of aggressiveness and sloppiness offensively is killing the team in the second half.

Riverton, UT

Wow. Once St. Mary's started to actual play they destroyed the Utes. Good thing they held off for most of the game before turning it on. Fitting end to the Utes season. Another loss on the road.

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B

You mean easy for the Gaels who are up by TEN with 2 minutes left?

Salt Lake City, UT

What an awful performance by Utah. They've been good all year and then these last two games have been atrocious.

Ute parents - me Cougar
Rathdrum, ID

Ute fans. Maybe a bit too early with the gloating. Huh.

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