QPWhat is the definition of 'traditionally' these days?
Does it include this year, only last year, years past, does it exclude last
year, or this year, or do we have to admit that the new
'traditionally' must reflect what the conference make up is now and
going forward? Since BYU is now in its second year of WCC
affiliation and the Utes are into their second season of PAC10.2 embarrassment I
think we can just dispel what traditionally means to each conferences past.
Moving forward with new conference traditions...The WCC new
tradition is fielding at least two teams to the NCAA tournament... last year it
was three, this year it will be two.And as for the new tradition for
the Utes... it is to stay at home for tournament and bowl play.'Traditionally' speaking that is with each teams affiliation to its
new conference. LOL
@swoopYes the Utes have been bad the last few years for sure. The funny thing is how good your cougs have been, they don't have
very many NCAA tournament victories to show for it. Also with how many coug
fans that have been blasting the Utes for the last few years, it's great to
see them fall on their face as well. Yes they will get 20 wins but they are in
a horrible conference that traditionally gets one bid to the NCAA tournament.
If byu was playing in the PAC, they would be mid to lower level this year and
they would probably be in the same position if they had stayed in the MWC.I'm glad you can still pound your chest at their accomplishments,
it makes it that more enjoyable when the lose.Go Utes!
QP"On the bright side, I wanted to thank Saint Mary's for
ending the Cougs tourney hopes tonight."Even in a rebuilding
year, BYU's 20+ win, NCAA/NIT tourney season dwarfs Utah's average
14-17, tourneyless seasons during most of the last decade.The train
wreck on the hill can only dream of someday having a 20+ win, NIT tourney
Going into this game I expected the Utes to get beat because Colorado is a tough
team at home and they probably wanted some revenge after the Utes upset them a
few weeks ago.So I wasn't surprised by the outcome but I feel
like the Utes could have won this game if they could have taken better care of
the ball. They had way too many turnovers in the second half to win the game.
The coaches need to be able to make better adjustments when we lose the ball
time after time in the same fashion.I agree that they needed to get
the ball to Washburn more the second half but the other guys have to step up and
knock down shots if nobody can make that entry pass to the post.I
hope the Utes can regroup once again and pick up a win on the road.On the bright side, I wanted to thank Saint Mary's for ending the cougs
tourney hopes tonight. Go Utes!
Didn't get to watch the second half, but the game appeared to me to be won
and lost on the offensive boards. Loveridge is the best rebounder on the team,
but he should spend the offseason watching a lot of tape of Andre Roberson, not
only the Buffs', but the nation's best rebounder currently. He's
got longer arms than Loveridge, but at 6'7" he's virtually the
same size, and uses great leverage and timing. One step toward winning these
games will be winning the rebounding battle.
11-15 record4 games leftThe quest for mediocrity (.500)
At Colorado is a tough place to get a win. Nice first half, but Buffs made
second half adjustments where the Utes could not.TV commentators
kept remarking on the "ball screen" as in "Utah needs to quit
running the ball screen" or "6 turnovers in 10 trips down the floor
means the ball screen in not working for Utah". So everybody at home knew
what the problem was, but Ute coaching staff didn't know, or wouldn't
adjust.I agree with Two For... I don't understand how the four
other players on the court just stand and watch as their guard gets trapped.
Maybe the coach's scheme is too rigid. Gotta run 30 seconds before
thinking about a shot. Gotta stand in your spot instead of helping on a trap.
Can't say I'm shocked. I don't know how they don't have
this figured out by this point in the season, but the offense absolutely has to
run through Washburn if we want to have a realistic shot at winning. Also
I'm tired of seeing Dean and Dubois fall into a trap and turn the ball over
every single time a team shows over the top of a screen. I'd like to see
Tucker and Seymour get minutes in lieu of Dubois and Martin. I hope
they use this week wisely and come out better against Cal.