While I agree that Delon Wright is the best player in the state right now-and
the best JC transfer I've ever seen at the U--Jordan Loveridge and Brandon
Taylor are the ones to be most excited about. They are taking ownership of this
program and they are going to be impossible for opposing teams to deal with over
the next couple of years. Brandon is a vocal, gutty, smart and talented point
guard and Jordan is a flat out gamer. Both will be All Pac 12 before it's
all said and done. Add solidly mentored and physical big men who seem to get
better with every outing and the future is bright on the hill.
Great to see the Utes making some noise in their conference. I hope they
continue to do well. It'll be fun to see them back in post season play.
Coach K2 is proving to be a genius with his so called soft OOC schedule to build
pride and confidence in his players. As for Chris B, you can't
ever say anything about your team without taking a dig at BYU, can you? Do you
have to remind us over and over that you're a member of the prestigious Pac
12? Do you always need to take a swipe at us to make you feel better about
yourself? Oh well, I guess if that's what it takes then hate on Mr. B? So
Congratulations to the Utes from an Aggie fan. It's good to see this
program resurrected, and I hope the Utes can make some noise in the PAC-12. I
think we have 4 good teams in the state this year which should make things
interesting even though they don't all play each other.
Wright is the best player in the state. The guy is a beast.
Taylor stepped up huge in the game. Loveridge and Wright are studs, but there
really needs to be 3 consistent scoring threats. Now, let's got
get some wins in Washington.Go Utes
Nice conference win, now need to sweep the Washington schools.
I'm glad to see some other players step up and make some baskets. The Utes
could have used a couple more guys make some shots on Thursday night. This was
a great response to a heartbreaking loss.I hope this team can take
this momentum on the road and get a couple more wins.Go Utes!
In so many words, Brad Rock finally came around in his article yesterday and
hesitatingly agreed that the weak schedule the Utes played in pre-season was
actually some very good (practice) games.My piano teacher used to
say, "...practice makes perfect." My football coach used to say,
"...you play as you practice." Good advice from both. Krystosiak was
right. He will have the last laugh. The Utes will be great this
year and dominating next season, with their lineup.
What a difference one year can make. Great job by the players and the coaches at
Utah. Isn't it fun to watch these guys play true team basketball? It is
only going to get better and better. Great job today young Utes.
Great game today. Great crowd in the Huntsman Center. This team is so fun to
watch. They have good depth, and they play good team ball. The future is
bright on the hill.
I was at the game today and I kept telling my husband "I don't think
Wright has come out of the game once." Looking at the stat line, I was
wrong . . . he only played 39 minutes instead of 40! That is incredible.All five starters scored in double figures and the defense was great!
Fun to be in the Huntsman Center again with an enthusiastic crowd and much
As a Utes fan, I am a little concerned this could turn out like our football
season.Play well at the beginning of the year against lesser opponents,
and then struggling on the road.This team has only played 1 game away from
the Huntsman Center. Hopefully this young team isn't overcome when they
face adversity on the road.I am cautiously optimistic.Go Utes!
Delon Wright's stat line:14 points (6/10 FGs), 7 rebounds, 6
assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 0 turnovers.He's the most well
rounded player at Utah since Andre Miller.
This Utah team played a fantastic game. Defense is outstanding and they play as
a team. As noted in other comments above, the Utes looked extremely sharp with
no ill affects from the heart breaking loss Thursday night. Coach K has these
guys firing on all cylinders. The Pac-12 Network analysts stated
that the Utes are for real and could lay claim to the top third of the
conference. They also said that both Utah and Colorado are paying huge
dividends to the conference in basketball while the football programs are
developing. Great compliment from our conference network! Good
crowd on hand for the game...well deserved by our Utes.Go Utes!!
Turns out playing cupcakes like Katherine community and byu didn't hurt us
as bad I was worried in preparation for prestigious PAC 12 play
Congrats to the prestigious PAC 12 utes, the best team by far in Utah Go utes!Our march madness quest is very much alive! Unlike other
local WAC programs.
Nice conference win at home!Good luck with the Washington clubs next
week and go make some noise on the road.Go Utes!
I was frankly worried if the easy early schedule would ultimately hurt the Utes.
When you win against a pick-up team from Joe's Butcher Shop, you only think
you're good. After two performances in a row against PAC-12 teams however,
it looks like this could be a breakthrough year. Nice going Coach K!
Nice win by the Utes. Good to see Taylor step up with Loveridge having a subpar
game and after having a rough shooting night against Oregon.Now go get a
couple of road wins!