Crissy, you out there or are you going to be a hit and run guy. You make
outrageous predictions and are never heard from again when they do not come
true. Join the discussion and MAN UP when you are wrong.
Good end to the season for the Utes, too bad that the ride ended short of a NCAA
tournament bid. U90Losing Zylstra and Cusick will have
minimal negative effect, if anything Zylstra was a detriment to this years team.
Replacing him with Collinsworth is a definite upgrade.
@U90,Of course the fact Utah is in the Pac12 makes it more difficult
to have a good record. The WCC is a poor league. I readily admit it. But you
seem to be bouncing all around in your argument. YOu are the one
who responded to CougfaninTX by asking if he thinks byu will also be .500 due to
the fact they lose key players. I'm simply pointing out your suggestion
doesn't seem based on reality. BYU and Utah are both losing key players we
all agree on that. Therefore if your argumnet was "byu and utah will both
do similar to this year, next year" I'd probably agree with you. But
you are the one who suggested byu may also be .500 as they are losing players.
I'm simply pointing out they weren't .500 this year, Utah
was. RPI does take into account your harder schedule. And BYU is better than
your Utes, roughly 150 RPI to 65 or so.And yes, I do like knowing
that since BYU is much better per RPI rankings(takes into account schedule) that
this bothers you. Thanks again!
Ted H,Do you think Utah's sub 500 record had anything to do
with playing in the PAC 12? Perhaps if the Utes could have played in the weaker
WCC they could have gotten 2 more wins which would put them above .500. Is my
reasoning poor, or have you overlooked a PAC 12 schedule vs. a WCC schedule?
I'm happy when the Utes are improving. I'm also happy to
see the Cougars do well. I'm sorry that your happiness is based in seeing
Utah lose. What a sad life for you.
@toosmartWhy do you care about the Utes? You should be more
concerned about how your team down south did in the West Coast tournament.By the way, how did they do?
"Losing Dubois, Dean, Washburn and Martin will have an impact."I
expect red shirt junior Glen Dean will be back for his senior season of
u90,Byu didn't go sub .500 this year. Utah did. Cougfan is
guessing Utah will see much of the same due to the losses in personnel. Byu has
the same struggle to replace key parts, but they didn't play sub .500 this
year, so why should cougfan think byu will be as bad as Utah next year when we
weren't as bad as you this year? Poor reasoning there. I am happy Utah
lost. I am happy byu was better this year again. I am happy that it makes you
sad that byu is better. Thanks!
CFIT,I don't see Ute fans saying "Utah is back". I see
comments like "moving in the right direction" or "good to build on
for next year".You call Utah's wins "over
achieving". A win is a win and teams earn their wins. Didn't BYU earn
their win over Utah by 3 pts on Dec 8? Likewise Utah earned wins over 39
Colorado, 44 BSU, 48 Oregon, 54 Cal and 85 ASU. And BYU earned their best RPI
win against #88 Montana.With regard to next year, sure Utah is
losing 28 pts and 12 rebs from Wash, Martin & Dubois (Dean is a JR.).
Likewise, BYU is losing 29 pts and 14 rebs from Davies, Zylstra and Cusik. Are
you prognosticating a sub 500 season for BYU as well? Utah will struggle to
replace Wash with Olson or Bacynski, but should be okay at the #2 spot with
incoming Delon Wright and ESPN Top 100 recruit Aaron Dotson who was hurt for
most of this season. Tell me, should we expect the starting 5 of Hawes, Austin,
Carlino, Sharp and ??? to tear it up next year?
I'm sorry, but I just don't see it.Utes over achieved by
three or four games - Cal, Oregon, Colorado and Boise State. With a patsy
non-conference schedule 12 wins was a given. Congrats on winning those four
games, but I don't see this a sign that the Utes are back.And
as for next year, I don't think the Utes will reach .500 and will likely
have a worse record than this year. Losing Dubois, Dean, Washburn and Martin
will have an impact. Who will give you 33 points, and 15 rebounds?There is some talent coming in, but Loveridge and Taylor are really the only
experience U will have.Now if you want to argue that next year is
really the rebuilding year and 2014-15 the Utes will be better, I can buy that.
2015 should be the first year U will be above .500 since 2008-2009.Nonetheless, congrats on beating Oregon in the regular seaon and Cal in the
tourney. U should feel very proud of your team for those thrilling wins!
The Utes lose... enter the trolls. Go ahead pile on, your team was a real world
beater in the WCC tournament.Given the level of talent on this Utah
squad, I'm satisfied with the amount of progress they made toward the end
of the season. I'm not a Chris B fan, but he is right about one thing,
Utah had the best 6 wins in the state of Utah.... however they also had some of
the worse losses. The bad losses came at the beginning of the season while many
of the quality wins came at the end, so we have a program moving in the right
How is this possible? Chris marked it down.
Someone should probably check on chrissy and make sure she's alright.Tough loss for the Utes, but at least they showed a little fight in the
Wow, a 29-point swing in less than a week. This is why comparing teams based on
a single head-to-head matchup is so pointless.Congrats to the Utes
on a great little mini-run to end the season. Unlike the last several years, at
least U have something positive to build on for next year.
Tough night, but what a fun run in the tournament! Great exposure for the
program, hopefully catching the eye of some class recruits like Loveridge who
see this as a team of opportunity. The freshmen walk away with experience and
confidence for next year, and inspiration to work hard during off season
training. Thanks again, gentlemen! You were the talk of the town and across
the nation. Looking forward to next year!
Nice try Utah, but three games in three nights was just too much too handle. Utah's big three of DuBois, Washburn and Loveridge were obviously
gassed - only 6 for 31 shooting and 20 points combined.At least
we're seeing signs of life in Utah's basketball program for the first
time in years.
It was a fun ride while it lasted!Thanks Utes for a memorable finish
to the season.There may be light at the end of the tunnel after all.
After scoring a whopping 15 points in the first half and your opponent scoring
29, you really think the team has earned "respect?" If the score were
25 - 29, then you'd deserve respect because Utah could overcome that, but
really....15 points in a half? That's less than one a minute. That's
not even a good scrimmage.
Tough game tonight for the Utes. They were looking pretty tired, especially in
the first half. With how many shots were coming off the front of the rim it was
apparent that fatigue was a bit of a factor. Credit to the Ducks though for
coming out and taking it to them, good luck tomorrow night vs UCLA. The
progress of the Utes over the past few weeks is very encouraging for the future.
Thanks for your heart and effort this year Utes.
@ phantomWith just under a minute left the Utes are down by 19
points. Is it ok for the announcers to now project a winner?The
Utes have come a long way this year. Unfortunately they are still under .500
for the season. A few tournament upsets are nice because of the timing and I
guess that's about the extent of their season. But I admit, they are
improving.Ken must be another Chris B. except he didn't say
"mark it down" when predicting a win. Maybe he can watch March Madness
from the comfort of his home, like the rest of us will be doing. He should be
used to it by now after two football seasons under his belt.
Still proud of this team and the growth. Future looks bright!
Toot toot. The welcome back to reality trained just pulled in.
Still fifteen minutes left in the game and the announcers are already discussing
the Oregon/UCLA matchup tomorrow night. No respect for the Utes.
My guess is an 8 or 9 seed if we win. What city would we play in does anyone
know the likely place?