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Published: Tuesday, June 10 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

This has to be one of the most difficult schedules in the country and will assure us of another NCAA bid.

Especially with Tom Holmoe on the selection committee.

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

Preseason will be rough unless Collinsworth can return at 90%, but we still won't have the UNLV transfer eligible until December. With Chatman and Fischer, though, we should be able to shoot the ball better from 3-point land.

Max-was-right
springville, UT

u-pac,

How did the utes fair in the post season last year? oh ya, lost to a nobody in a rice ecles sized stadium against a very weak opponent?

Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

I wonder if Evergreen State played So Virginia if either team would win...

Nice job Cougies...is that a home and home?

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

I like UPac's optimism on a long season. If BYU can manage to go deep in the tourney instead of these one and done tourneys it will be a memorable season indeed. BYU is going to avenge its losses from last year.

If we can schedule Southern Virginia, why can't we schedule UVU?

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

they ought to get UVU on there. that would be a much more interesting game than SVU. It'd be a big help to their schedule if they get 3 difficult games at Maui instead of just 1 or 2 (i.e. I hope they don't draw Chaminade). The 2 unusually big home and home series (uMass and Stanford) are ending. Hope they can start up something new similar in 2015-2016. Unless it is in a post season tournament, there will be no traveling east of Utah this season.

Yerffoegn
Maricopa, Az

Upac
That would be totally against 6 of the last 7 years. I'm wondering if you are willing to take that prediction to Vegas and bet your "farm".

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What? Not leaving the state of Utah other than the Maui Tournament? This has the feel of Utah's out of conference schedule last year that all the Cougar fans made fun of, and BYU doesn't have a tough conference schedule to fall back on either. The Cougs better plan on winning the Maui tournament and finishing no worse than second in the WCC and WCC tourney if they hope to have a prayer of making the NCAA tournament next year. Though they do have Holmoe on the committee, so perhaps that's the master plan?

Vegasbob
North Las Vegas, NV

It continues to amaze me that a team that wins one of twelve games can talk such smack after one victory. How was the road last year. Prove yourself ant then talk.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

@upac

Any kind of victory for the utes in Provo would be a history making event... It will be the first time that Utah has won in Provo in 10 seasons... that's 10 years... where were you 10 years ago??? I'm thinking you probably haven't even followed basketball for 10 years...

As for Southern VA, I think that it is cool that we play our Division III little brothers from the East Coast... I imagine that that will be a pretty exciting event for that school.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Great preseason schedule for another great year of basketball. Looking forward to Collinsworth's return.

And a flashback salute to the Utes for their preseason schedule last year.

Evergreen 128-44
UCD 94-60
GCU 79-54
LAM 84-57
Sav 71-57
Ball 88-69
Fres 90-77
IdSt 74-66

Cupcakes anyone?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Nice scheduling. The Maui invitation always has a tough field. It's better to play tough teams in non-conference; especially when it come selection time. Gonzaga has it's usual tough schedule: Memphis, SMU, @ UCLA, @ Arizona and the preseason NIT: Georgia, Minn, and St. Johns.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Max-was-right

"How did the utes fair (sp?) in the post season last year?"

How did BYU "fair" head-to-head?

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

The difference between BYU's non-conference this year and Utah's non-conference last year is that BYU IS Playing outside the state of Utah at the Maui Invite (likely against at least one team from the NCAA tournament last year) AND BYU is playing NCAA tournament teams (at home) from the prior year. BYU is not playing home games against Barbizon hair college, and ITT Technical Institute, like Utah did last year. YES, Utah won last year against BYU. But it tells you something that everyone said that was one of only a very few quality wins by Utah. Besides, everyone knows that Utah get's up for BYU more than any other game they play. BYU is Utah's bowl game/NCAA tournament game.

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

U-PAC

"It will be a long year for BYU this upcoming season. A goal to finish just over .500 would seem fitting. Look for Utah to blow out the Y easily again this year."

LOL at your delusion.

Unlike that perennial losing program on the hill, Rose has never had a losing season - 7 NCAA tournaments, 2 NITs in his 9-year tenure.

BYU will once again be dancing, while the Utes are still trying to figure out how to win on the road - it'll be the same ol' same ol' when the Utes visit the MC in December.

btw, why are the Utes still scared to visit the Spectrum or the Dee Center?

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

timid sparrow

"How did BYU "fair" head-to-head?"

BYU has won 7 of the last 8, 9 of the last 12,
and Rose has NEVER lost to Utah in the Marriott Center.

Laughing hysterically at the Ute faithful desperately hoping that one upset win in the HC has suddenly made the Utes unbeatable.

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

sweaterman

"I wonder if Evergreen State played So Virginia if either team would win..."

At least BYU has a connection to So. Virginia - the real question is "Why would a Ute homer be mocking BYU, when the Utes schedule two or three H.S. teams like Evergreen State every year?"

btw, So Virginia would stomp Evergreen State.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

motorbike

"What? Not leaving the state of Utah other than the Maui Tournament? This has the feel of Utah's out of conference schedule last year that all the Cougar fans made fun of,..."

LOL at your distorted hyperbole.

BYU's 2014-15 nonconference schedule includes seven home games, two on the road, and four at neutral sites, with severall RPI Top 100 teams in the mix.

Utah's 2013-14 nonconference schedule consisted of ELEVEN home games, ONE on the road, and NINE opponents with an RPI over 200.

BYU's 2014-15 OOC schedule will be in the Top 100 RPI SOS.
Utah's 2013-14 OOC schedule was in the Bottom 10.

Watch for Utah to play most of their pre-season games at home again. The hypocrisy on the hill never ends.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

This is a serviceable OOC schedule. The Maui tourney is a good one for sure. I'm actually glad to see more home games for the preseason. There were some really tough road games last year and we could have used a few more at home. Predicting post season play at this point is a fool's game. I do know that the Zags will be back in true form this year after making some excellent off-season moves. This schedule should prepare BYU for WCC play which is the most important thing.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

upac

"BYU will not be "dancing" this year folks. Even if they were to do so, the Y is a 1 and done participant in the NCAA tourney..."

The U is 1 and done for the last nine seasons, combined, and got stomped in the opening round of the NIT.

Before spouting off, try winning more than one road game per year against teams with a winning record. As usual, the Utes will be left on the outside looking in at the big dance, while, despite the delusional predictions of doom from the hill crowd, the Cougars will once again be dancing.

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