Utah Utes basketball: Familiar scenario in latest Ute loss

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  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 3, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    "is the "wcc scoring leader" equivalent to..."

    The WCC scoring leader is the equivalent to 11th best scorer in the entire country, averaging almost as many points per game as Utah's two highest scorers COMBINED.

    btw, before you start with your lame SOS whining,

    BYU SOS #97
    Utah SOS #54

    Not much difference!

    What's greatly different is RPI ranking.

    BYU RPI #62
    Utah RPI #179

    March 3, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    poyman, the win against Portland was last year with Utah's worst team in history. I'm pretty confident Utah would not be in the bottom five of the WCC this year.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 3, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Hey Chris B... What conference is Sacramento State and Cal Northridge in??? How did y'all do against them this year??? LOL.

    How well have y'all done against WCC teams? I think that you beat Portland this year which is playing in the 8-9 eleimination game on Thursday, but you have lost 11 of the past 12 games against BYU... The one you did win was in OT on your home floor...

    If the U were in the WCC I am thinking that you would be facing Portland again on Thursday.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 3, 2013 12:18 a.m.

    Chris B

    Laugh all you want christy, but BYU's JV team just won the high school national championship. While Utah wallows in the PAC 10.2 basement with their perpetual "rebuilding" program, BYU is busy building another NCAA-tournament caliber team that could be even better than the team Jimmer lead to the Sweet Sixteen with BYU's best inside player. BYU's 2017 team could be scary good, and BYU's 2014 team won't be bad either.

    149-145; 7 in a row; 11 of the last 12; including 3 straight 20-point blowouts in the HC.


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 2, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    Snack PAC, is the "wcc scoring leader" equivalent to the gold stars my first grade teacher used to put on our art projects? Even with gonzaga you are like the 11th best conference?


  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 2, 2013 6:26 p.m.


    LOL at the spin.

    A disappointing season for BYU is 20-25 wins, a #62 RPI rating, and an NIT bid.

    A vastly improved season for Utah is 12 wins, a #176 RPI rating, and no chance whatsoever for a bid to any post-season tournament.

    The real kicker:

    - BYU returns most of its top players, including the WCC scoring leader, and has great recruiting classes waiting in the wings.

    - Utah loses most of its top players, including its top two scorers, and doesn't have any top recruits coming in.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    March 2, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    "Looks like my preseason prediction of 12 wins is going to be spot on."
    Congrats on your spot on prediction, CougFaninTX! I won't embarrass you and ask what your preseason prediction was for that team down south. Everybody over-estimated that one, even Ute fans.

    When Utah almost beat BYU on their home floor, Ute fans walked away thinking "Wow. We've really improved! The Cougars are supposed to be a tournament contender and we almost won!" Unfortunately, that game was actually a dark foreshadowing for how far the Cougars would fall.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    March 2, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    "The Utes came out with a different gameplan Thursday night against Cal, actually pushing the ball and taking shots early on the shot clock, rather than passing the ball around for 30 seconds."


  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 2, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    I expect this familiar scenario to continue for the foreseeable future. Too bad that u will still be a one sport university and then not a very dominate one in that either. I can't wait for the next few years to see the remarks about how low the mighty have fallen. But then again, u really weren't that mighty. No NC banners except that one sport. Too bad, so sad

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 1, 2013 9:43 p.m.

    Looks like my preseason prediction of 12 wins is going to be spot on. With a regular non-conference schedule, the Utes wouldn't have reached double digit wins.

    Next season is looking like the rebuilding year to me, with 2014/2015 as the first year of real improvement. Next year is already looking like another 12 win season, that will test the fans patience. But since U a losing your leading scorer, shot blocker, assists; this cannot be considered a rebuilding year. Good luck.