Utah Utes basketball: SDSU hands Utes 6th consecutive loss

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  • moodyblue77 Provo, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    Things are pretty dismal when a top ten team comes to your gym and nobody shows up.

    Please wear some red on Tuesday.

  • Th Tooele, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    This was the first I'd really watched Utah this year. Utah does have some players at gaurd and wing to compete at a higher level, that is, beat the San Diego's, Portlands, and Hawaii's of the college ranks. However, the bigs are terrible!

    I know Foster was a beast blocking shots in the middle but the problem here is SDSU gets the rebound and scores on the second shot. Utahs defensive rebounding is non existant.

    Utahs offense is solitary to say it the best. Its one on one and sloppy at that. They could be better than they are but they are all out for themselves. The entire coaching staff needs to be gone.

    As for the cougs, Jimmer is a freakish talent, and they have the most underrated gaurd around in Jackson Emery. That said, they still lack the bigs to ultimately make it deep. SDSU will win the conference because of their bigs.

    Utah can play byu tough, but ultimately byu will win by 10-12. Utahs recruiting will go to another level soon. They need a coach to grab the good Utah talent as Majerus did...

    Go utes

  • What's up? Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:30 a.m.

    For this sorry program, moral victories are important.

  • ChrisB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:57 a.m.

    Yeah, I actually think there ARE moral victories (well, maybe 'morals' or 'morality' has nothing to do with it), but the effort shown in this game was impressive. They hung in there hard, but some bad choices got made, some suspect coaching decisions, and overall, what has GOT to get fixed is the "5 individuals vs. 1 TEAM" approach to play. There just seems to be a real lack in cohesiveness in the approach to the offense. I still drop that problem right at the coach's feet. Evidently, he's not fixing it.

  • ChrisB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    Well, the "pretender" actually made a non-inflammatory comments, but I'm STILL taking back my name!

    Anyway, was pretty happy with the effort in the first half. Still need some 'finishers' and some coaching with the talent we have. We're still a LONG way from reaching the top in the conference (SDSU, Y, UNLV), but the effort here showed that it's not all lost. We have more rough hills to climb though. Realistically optimistic. Our potential remaining victories may not show up in the W-L column.

    The coaching, however, still has got to go...

  • BigBill Provo, Utah
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    Carlon Brown and Marshall Henderson are breathing a serious sigh of relief that they didn't come back to this disaster.

  • The NIT Draper, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    Mr defibman - You're obviously the one in his parent's basement - in Syracuse no less. It is not surprising that there was no one at the basketball game today because the Utes are not fielding much of a team - and the women were on TV. But football is another matter or maybe you haven't noticed - from your basement - that nearly every game is a sellout and with standing room only. And - I don't think it will be much of a problem to find the Utes on TV next year on ESPN and Fox - do you think you can do it?

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    Closer than I thought it would be. Moral victory?

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Funny thing, I agree with Chris B on this one. The Utes hung in with SDSU...

    Foster was a defensive monster in the middle today.

    KamUte, I agree there are no "moral victories", however the Utes looked better today than any other game this season.

    They just need to stop playing to keep a game close, and start playing to win.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    No such things as morale victories. There is not a good product on the floor. Poor planning equals poor performance. There was never a doubt. The Aztecs looked as if they could turn it on at any moment and were toting with our junior college talent.

  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Don't know what game chris was watching but the few minitues I saw of the second half I saw a lazy unmotivated zone defense stand around as SDSU blitzed the basket. NO HEART, NOT MUCH SKILL!

    I predict that u won't win 10 during the regular season.


  • ET Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    Maybe langli can play basketball. No one else at utah seems to be able to.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    I agree with Y4LYFE, you really need to get some fans to show up! ! ! What is sad is that a #6 team in the Nation shows up to play and about 5 or 6 fans are there. Boy is that going to look bad when they go into the Pac 12 and no one shows up for the games. Football and Bball will be funny to see with hardly any fans in the stands... oh wait, we won't see them on TV either. Oh well, it will be fun to look at the photo's in the paper...if the photographers decide to show up. Since they are getting paid to be there they probably will, but with the rest of the ute fans, having to pay big bucks, will probably sit in their parents basement and channel surf looking for the game.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Jan. 8, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    BYU won't be as sloppy. Please get some "fans" for the next game.

  • BigBill Provo, Utah
    Jan. 8, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    This season is getting ugly real fast.

  • kugrlover Provo, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Encouraging day for UteNation. Langi commits in football (GREAT get BTW - seriously) and the Runnin' Utes give SDSU a handful.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, because things will NOT be quite so much fun Tuesday night. Jimmer and the boys were a little distracted today against AFA, maybe suffering a little letdown after the UNLV Vegas beatdown.

    But I guarantee you, the Cougs will be laser-focused and ready to run Tuesday night, and it's not going to be pretty for those wearing red.

    As Chris B likes to say: 'mark it DOWN, you heard it here FIRST.' LOL

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    They need those hearts to get them some points! Nice to see SDSU isn't unbeatable, though. Here's looking forward to Tues!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    You boys battled today. Obviously things need to be changed - but I saw heart out there today, perhape more than all season.