Utah basketball: Broncos rout Utes 80-59

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  • RonBergundy SANDY, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    A sweet 16 run "go utes"....are you kidding me? Did i really just read that comment. When did you last check BASKETBALL rankings 20 years,ago? Ha boise st is a Definitely ranked 5 in FOOTBALL. And oh yeah they picked to finish last in the mwc. But yep they are a powerhouse

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    Hang in there. I remember when the Aggies went 4-23 one year,(long before Stewwwww)and the very next year they turned it around and went 20-9 and got an NCAA invite....so it can and does happen.

  • GoUTES Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    Tough loss. The mighty Utes will regroup and be back. I still think this team has what it takes to make a sweet 16 run. A close loss to power house Boise St is not too shabby. I mean the Broncos are ranked #5 or at least they were when I checked. When is the last time yBu won a tournament game? The way the Cougar fans talk, you would think they had won at least 25 games a year for the last 5 years or something. What is with those fans? You act like you won 30 games the last 2 years. The Utes are the best team in the state. The aggies are scared to play us in the HC. You would be surprised how loud 450 friends and family can get.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 17, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    Wow I guess I am not up on Basketball. Surprised me to see this score. Come on Utah we need you to turn the ship. Want you to make us proud not make us embarrassed. Could be a long year.

    I see some good things coming. Hope we can weather the storm.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Nov. 17, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    This is going to be a long, long season. I'll be happy with 4 wins.
    We have a long way to rebuild this program.

    Go UTES!

  • agarrett PROVO, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    If Coach Kryswhatever (the Utah coach) "doesn't pay much attention" to conference standings, then how does he know the MWC is 20 points better than the PAC-12???

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    The Utes have 3 players back from last season's team, not counting Foster who is out long-term with a broken foot. This is Krystko's first recruiting class, recruited with very limited time, with most players already committed to other schools. We know our Utes are going to have a tough season.

    What I like is the players we have. They are Utes for all the right reasons, unlike the players the past few years. They looked lost in the first half in Boise, but they did scrap back and "held their own" in the second half.

    I look forward to seeing the grit and the development of this year's players. If they fight every possession, they'll surprise a few teams. This team has a huge upside.

    If they look as bad and uninvolved as they did in the first half in Boise, they'll lose us as well as the game. Work hard 40 minutes a game, and we'll love them, win or lose. Go Utes!

  • Sloppyj30 Saint Louis, MO
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    I recall the Y's 1-25 (or thereabouts) season and didn't appreciate the all-too-easy potshots taken at the time by gleeful haters, so I'll refrain from piling on. At least the Utes have nowhere to go but up. I feel we Y fans are doomed to merely a pretty good season, and certainly it won't be as exciting as last year. I know I've been by The Jimmer Experience, but a team led by Noah Hartsock and Charles Abouo just doesn't fuel the imagination.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:43 p.m.


    That was great...I hope to catch you when you appear at the comedy club "Wise Guy"...your hilarious.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:41 p.m.


    As utah "fans" are so fond of asking BYU fans "who cares about ancient history?".

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Nov. 17, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    BYU grad and fan here.

    One thing I truly dislike is having seen the downfall of UofU basketball. I hope the new coach can pull it all together and see them up near the top again. It's good for Utah as a state and the other universities in the state too when all are doing well...

    And that Boylen, well... count your blessings he's moved on, "U" certainly deserve better.

  • RonBergundy SANDY, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 11:27 a.m.


    I guess since were going to go back to our prehistoric history books in order to talk smack...

    2 BCS WINS < 1984 National Championship
    Final Four < 1951 National Champions

    But yeah the Utes definitely have a better history...

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:56 a.m.

    @Ducky, swoop and Tom in CA

    How many final four games have the Y played in? Exactly start talking basketball trash talk when the Y actually does something in basketball.

    You guy's are right the aggies are an outstanding basketball team top 10, right? Of course that's the only reason the Y lost in logan. Their football team is great to right? Thats why ducky, Tom in CA, and swoop all stormed the field after knocking off the mighty aggies...lol

    54-10, 7 of 10, 2BCSWINS...lol at ducky, swoop and Tom in CA

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    I see some talent on this team, and some guys who would have a tough time making the YMCA team. Odunsi, Storey and Matthews will all be pretty darn good in time. We really need more size (two 6'10"+ guys coming next year) to grab some boards. Loveridge will be a great addition. Go Utes!

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:06 a.m.


    Just to clarify, as long as Utah fans knew that the mighty Utes were going to be awful, Utah fans can talk smack and play the "we're too good to play the Aggies anymore because we're in the PAC 12" card, but still whine about other fans kicking the Utes while they're down?

    In other words, the Utes can dish it, but they're too whimpy to take it.

  • millerdu PROVO, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    BYU lost a close game to the team picked to win the WAC--Utah lost in a blowout to the team picked to finish last in the WAC.

  • BigUtahFan BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:51 a.m.


    Are you kidding me? Keep telling yourself that. How many feshman played for byu when they played USU? Didn't see any other game, but I'm sure you had freshman playing in those games as well.

    I love how you believe that's the reason Loveridge chose Utah. You really think Dave Rose would sit Loveridge? He would easily start in front of Abuou and Rogers.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    "Have you alredy forgotten the Y lost to a WAC team in logan on Friday night"


    The difference, sir, is the mighty "bcs" conference of champions (chest thumping ute) doesn't lose to those little boys - or do they?

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    Utah 59 - Boise State 80 ...

    both teams were picked to finish last in their respective conferences. Does this mean the MWC is 20 points better than the PAC 12?



    Utah is so scared to play Utah State, that the Utes won't even schedule the Aggies anymore. Until the runnin' Utes MUSSter the courage to play the Aggies in the Spectrum every other year, the Utes should just pin lace on their shorts and keep their mouths shut about who's competitive, and who's not.

  • BigUtahFan BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    Dear Fans of schadenfreude,

    We, as Utah fans, knew that Utah was going to be awful this year. Trying to rub it in our faces isn't going to work. We understand Utah wiped the plate clean when they ditched Boylen.

    I'm glad that it makes you (@Tom in CA) happy, but Utah is still in the PAC12, they still have an exciting football season to finish and still have the best recruit in the state of Utah for basketball. Life is good as a Utah fan.

    Good luck to the cougs, the aggies and wildcats the first round of the NCAA tourney is the limit. Utah won't even make it to .500.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:19 a.m.


    Actually BYU did "compete" with USU. utah is the one that didn't "compete" with their wac opponent. Plus BYU is good, they will win 20+ games this year and make it to the ncaa tourney. utah might not win 5 games this year and won't make it to anything resembling a tourney.

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    @Tom in CA | 8:40 a.m. Nov. 17, 2011
    Vallejo, CA
    Chris B; hedgedog; Pretty tough competing in the lowly WAC - isn't it. Nice job utes!! Things will probably get better in the confines of the PAC.whatever.

    Have you alredy forgotten the Y lost to a WAC team in logan on Friday night? We all know the utes are not a good basketball team and probably won't be for another couple years. All we hear from you, ducky, and others however is how good the Y's basketball team is. What happened, can't the Y compete with the WAC in basketball either?

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 17, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    Chris B; hedgedog; Pretty tough competing in the lowly WAC - isn't it. Nice job utes!! Things will probably get better in the confines of the PAC.whatever.

    The 54-10 headlines news is officially over. Have fun boys. HaHaHaHaHa. My weekend is now a total success.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    It is going to be a very long season for the Utes.

  • EdCullen Orem, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    Ouch! Looks like it might be a REALLY rough year for Utah

  • morganh Orem, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    It might be awhile before you get a win. Good luck with the rebuilding effort and I hope the fans are patient. B.Y.U. comes to the Huntsman Center in Dec. and I am sure that chrisb will give his famous win prediction. They won't have Jimmer or Emery but they still have Davies, Hartsock, Abuou, Rogers, and plenty of talent to win again at the Huntsman Center again.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    Yeesh. Gotta guard the three.


    yourstruly | 9:27 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011
    PAUL, ID
    "A lot closer than the last time Boise annihalated Utah in football but we will take it"

    And unlike last year when the Utes Mens BBall team beat Boise St.

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    I was at the BYU vs BYU-Hawaii game last night...

    I was telling my date that BYU-H is playing terrible and how bad they looked, she said that BYU-H could probably beat Utah though.

    I think I should marry this girl.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:24 p.m.

    Oh, this is going to be such an ugly basketball season. Ugh.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    @ yourstruly

    "A lot closer than the last time Boise annihalated Utah in football but we will take it."

    A little smack talk huh? let's see byu play Boise State with Kellen Moore and company. You would get slaughtered worse than our 20 points.

    Hang in there Band of Little Brothers, Boise will pound you to the ground for the next 12 years starting next year.

    Nobody can beat Boise except TCU!

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Boys keep fighting? Really? Jordan Loveridge made a choice: play for 4 years as a starter, vs: ride bench for 1-3 years at ANY other place.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Nov. 16, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    Utah: Breaking Pac10(12) records that have been stable since 1977.

    BSU takes largest defeat of Pac opponent (last: Oreg St by 10).


  • millerdu PROVO, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:47 p.m.

    The utes should tear up the PAC 10.2.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:46 p.m.


  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    very ugly as anticipated but at least the boys kept fighting and played rather well in the second half. All they can do is get out there and play hard and keep trying to run the offense. A lot of gelling has to happen before they'll see positive results.
    It'll be an ugly year but if they can somehow stay bought in on providing max effort and commitment to the team, they'll at least have done a good job putting together the initial building blocks for next years team that should be quite a bit better.
    Just a year we ute fans need to plug through with the players and hope for the growth they'll need for next year. It is what it is.

  • yourstruly PAUL, ID
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    A lot closer than the last time Boise annihalated Utah in football but we will take it.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:25 p.m.


  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    Well said, Brave sir.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    Well, there goes our undefeated season.:)