Locals may get shut out of NCAAs for first time since '94

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    The state may get shut out but the only sure thing at this point is that utah will not get in. They won't get into any post season tournament. While looking unlikely nothing else is decided a this point.

  • Mark321 Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 28, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    I disagree with the article. If BYU beats St. Mary on the road and beats them again in the WCC semifinal (which will likely be who the Cougars face) to get to the championship game against Gonzaga, they might get in as long as the game against Gonzaga is competitive and close. If BYU beats Gonzaga either on Feb 28th at Provo or the WCC championship game they are in. If BYU loses both games against St. Mary in there two more attempts at them and if they can't beat Gonzaga, then NIT will be what BYU gets.

    Jan. 28, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    If BYU beats SMC on the road, Utah State at home, and wins every other WCC game (sans Gonzaga), they will still be on the bubble heading in to the conference tournament.

    Assuming Santa Clara can stay in the RPI top-100, BYU, at the time of the final Gonzaga game, would be 4-6 against RPI top 100. Finishing over .500 against RPI top-100 would require a conference championship going through SMC and Gonzaga. It is going to be tough for the Cougars to get there

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 2:00 a.m.

    The one hope we have as a state is Weber State and that's not looking to promising. The U's only chance is the Pac12 Tourney and that's not looking good. The Y's only chance is beating Gonzaga at home and St. Mary's on the road and in the WCC tourney, not likely. Utah State was in the driver's seat, then more players out to injury. SUU yeah right.

    Its too bad, because basketball in this state has long been a winning tradition. This year, not so much.

  • Utes home for the holidays Sandy, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    Cosmo, your utes are losing, at home, by 33 currently. I was watching but I decided that I was enjoying it too much that I was probably breaking the sabbath too.

    Oh what the heck, I will repent later. This is too much fun, I am going to turn it back on.

  • Cosmo's Cousin Holladay, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    The Blue will get into the Big Dance and make a run at the Final Four.

    Yes, you can mark that down!!