Duckhunter Highland, UT@veritasActually reid
had majerus number, not the opposite as you claimed******If Roger Reid didn't have a winning record in head-to-head games against
Rick Majerus, how would he have Majerus' number? A little homework before a
comment would be helpful.Actually, Reid and Majerus were 9-9 going
into the 96-97 season. Utah swept BYU that year and Reid was also fired. Not
sure if he lost a game to Utah before he was fired or not.To
duckhunter's credit, playing .500 against the great Rick Majerus would give
one the feeling that he had Rick's number.
@dutchmanpac 12 networks??? What channel is that on direct tv???
lol... I'm guessing that the utes will get the same coverage that they get
in football... Next to non-existent...
BYU Fans,Utah will beat BYU this year at the Huntsman in December.
If you don't come to the Huntsman you can catch the game on the PAC 12
networks. Utah is back and will continue a steady climb.
Duck is right.....Reid's teams played the Utes really well until he got
fired. Of course success when it matters has never been the cougies strong suit.
This team looks to have some talent. Couple that with great coaching
= Ws. Loving what the next coach K is putting together on the hill. Will be a
fun year to watch. Go Utes!
@azuteWhen is the last time utah beat BYU? When is the las time they
even had a winning record? LOL!
@veritasActually reid had majerus number, not the opposite as you
Evergreen State is in for a whooping! It's good to see some progress after
a lot of lean years. My expectations are that the program will make year-over-
year improvements as new talent comes in and be competitive in the conference in
about two to three years. We should again return to expecting an NCAA tourney
invite on an annual basis. Go Utes!
@bravesirrobin... So it sounds like you want to turn this into a
football discussion... I don't blame you because losing 11 out of the last
12 games in basketball has to be a little embarrassing... But even if you wanted
to talk about football??? come back when you match BYU's run of 18 out of
20 games in the 80's, then we'll be impressed.
@chrisbLet's deal with facts... Shall we?Utah
finished last year with a record of 15-18 (according to the utes official
schedule and results)The utes were 8-4 in Non Conference, blowing
away such teams as Willamette, Central Michigan and College of Idaho while
losing on their home court to power houses such as Sac State and Cal State
Nothridge on their home court...The utes last half of the season was
played against conference teams where they racked up an impressive 5-13 record
snagging 10th place out of the 12 team conference...The utes post
season record was 2-1 beating USC and Cal (in OT) before being blown off the
court by Oregon (19 point loss)"Best record in the state"???
I don't think so... LOL.************BYU finished last
season 24-12.They went 11-4 in Non-Conference with losses to Florida
State, ND, Iowa State and Baylor... With good wins over Virginia Tech, Utah
State and Montana...They went 10-6 in League and finished third
behind #1 rated Gonzage and St. Marys.In post season they went 3-2
and made the Final Four of the NIT losing to the eventual Champs.
RonBergundy--"Straight from the official Utah Ute basketball
website. I guess its not just those in Utah County..."Giving an
overall review of a program's history dating beyond a century hence
doesn't even remotely equate to what's relevant today, which
exclusively 100% all about The NCAA Tourney....Which led me to pose my as of yet
still unanswered questions, namely--When's the last time byu
made it past The Sweet 16?How about when they last made it to The
@Gone fishinWOW. All these predictions and not a single game has
been played yet. Typical ute fans. I am guessing that they will also make it to
the final four and then win the national championship?-----------Coming from Cougar Nation that "celebrated and celebrated and
celebrated" in the streets of Provo .... a 1-0 Quest. Priceless!Utah looks to be improving. At least there's hope
for this team, unlike the Jazz.
Gonzaga just had a nice player from Germany graduate by the name of Elias
Harris, hope Ogbe follows suit!GO UTES
@ RonBergundyIn 1950 the NCAA changed the rules so that schools
could only play in one post season tournament. Since that date the NCAA
tournament has been clearly more prestigious and respected.
One certainly can't question the opinion or logic that the utes got better
towards the end of the season last year (despitewhat the record shows)... In
fact, I recall reading a headline from the DN during that time that said that
the utes had just "Snatched (or maybe the word was "snagged")10th
Place" in the conference... Great job utes, let's see if y'all can
pull down 9th or maybe even 8th place this year... Steady improvement is what we
are looking for.... right?I have a suggestion though...maybe this
year when the utes have pictures taken during the course of a game and then have
it included in the DN with a story on the game that they had just lost, it might
be helpful to ask the photographer to try and get pictures that show a few fans
sitting in the seats... The pictures of the empty seats last year was kind of
embarrassing... Maybe we can get a bunch of photos taken during the
BYU game and just use them throughout the year... It would be helpful because it
seems that's the only time that the HC gets a crowd.go utes.
@AZUTE1"Men's Basketball has thrived throughout its
history, winning an NCAA Championship in 1944 and finishing as the NCAA
runner-up in 1998. Utah, which also won national championships in 1916 (AAU) and
1947 (NIT), has advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 nine times."Straight from the official Utah Ute basketball website. I guess its not just
those in Utah County...
Down under--"A dunk brought the crowd to their feet? The HC has
not seen a crowd for years."For a school which "has not seen
a crowd for years", averaging 8,611 last season, good for #50 nationally,
wasn't too bad and I expect significantly more during this upcoming
season.@RonBergundy--Those outside of utah county only
recognize NCAA NCs. Speaking of which, when's the last time byu made it
past The Sweet 16? How about when they last made it to The Final Four?We should have no problem in hitting 20+wins/post-season this season, in what
is essentially Coach LK's 2nd season, and legitimately competing for The
Tourney in '14-'15!Go Utes!
@Dutchman.If you would do your homework, maybe you would know that
BYU did win a National Championship in the 1951. The NIT was the most
prestigious tournament until the late 1950's
Gone fishin, aka Down under, etc. "WOW. All these predictions and not a
single game has been played yet."Pretty ironic statement from you.
Yes, let's review some of these predictions."Can't
wait for the season to get going so BYU can make it 12 out of the last
13.""But the end result will still be the same.""12th seems more likely.""Even with the first 11
games at home they will still be well below .500 for the season.""(Scheduling early season home games) will hurt them later in the
year."Seems like you've always got something to say, but
never seem to own up to them like you want others to. Strange.
So we have a better history.
Gone Fishin,At the least the Utes have been to some final fours, a
national championship final game and won a national championship.
Accomplishments that your team will never get to experience.
The arrogance is starting to show - AGAIN. Win a few games, make it to the post
season and PROVE that you belong and then maybe you will have something to be
proud of. In the meantime, I would would suggest a healthy dose of
@Gone fishin"WOW. All these predictions and not a single game
has been played yet."Oh the irony of this statement coming from
a BYU fan. How's the Taysom Hill for Heisman campaign going? How's
that BCS buster prediction working out for ya? How did it work out in 2012,
2011, and 2010?Sorry but BYU fans are the masters of the preseason
WOW. All these predictions and not a single game has been played yet. Typical
ute fans. I am guessing that they will also make it to the final four and then
win the national championship?The program scheduling is a joke with
11 of the first 12 games at home. I guess they could not get any decent teams
to agree to this gimmick.
@Chris BAs a Utah fan I don't really care that we led the state
in RPI top 100 wins or best "second half" of the season. You need to
think outside the box a little more and stop worrying about BYU, Utah State and
the other Utah colleges and worry about the PAC-12. Worry about how many RPI top
100 wins we have in comparison to them! that's who we're competing
I hope that this is the turn around year for the Utes. I think they have one of
the best coaches in the state with asst Tommy Conner, and the job he did at both
Utah under Majerus and at Westminster.I remember that Majerus had
Roger Reid's number, and it just drove Reid crazy. Those games were fun to
watch. And the Bankowski-Vranes vs Ainge-Roberts years were a blast.I think it is time to have three decent programs in-state again, and not just
BYU and USU.Good luck on your year Coach K.
One more thought...Being in an elite conference means some great
talent will be rolling into the Huntsman Center this winter. Can it possibly
get any better than this? I don't think so! What a great time
to be a Ute!
The Utes are coming back!! I love what Coach K is doing with this team and it
looks as though this year's team will be putting up some great
entertainment. Are the highlights from the scrimmage available
anywhere? I really want to see Ogbee's dunk.
This team is so much better than last years team. Just need to come together and
gel like last years team did at the end of the season. So excited to see this
team play. Best team we have had since Bogut was here. Should be the
best team in the state.
Excited for this season! I've been waiting for some more news about the
team! Go Utes!
Utah had the most RPI top 100 wins of anyone in the state. And
Utah's second half of the season was better than anyone else in the
state's second half of the season. Chapman and Loveridge both
had offers from all kinds of big time programs.This year we'll
be 5-6 in the Pac 12 and next year will be back dancing.Love what
coach K has done!Keep up the good work Utes.
I wanted to go to this so bad! i am still bummed that i missed it. Who was
there? how many fans were in attendance? Did Van Dyke play well? where can i
A dunk brought the crowd to their feet? The HC has not seen a crowd for years.
Can't wait for the season to get going so BYU can make it 12 out of the