Utah basketball: Tucker's 3-pointers from the corner spark Ute victory over Trojans

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    Jan. 19, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    moderate, thank you for that insightful commentary on Utah's win over USC and Dakarai Tucker's role in it.

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 4:45 p.m.

    Mormon Ute
    Kaysville, UT yes utah beat byu this year thats the 1st time in almost 10 yrs that they beat byu in basketball yet you guys continue to shoot off your mouths at how good the utes are, they play 30 games this year and 24 are at home 7 on the road, who did dr hill pay off to get that many home games, if they had played byu in provo the utes would have lost by 25 points or more so who is pumping their chests they have yet to win a game on the road because they are to chicken and this yrs schedule proves it.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 17, 2014 3:55 p.m.


    "quality wins... #36 BYU".

    And what was the score on that one?

    Enough said.

    Go Utes!!

    Jan. 17, 2014 3:36 p.m.

    Veritas, I also read that and had a little chuckle about some of the specific examples. Thanks for the classy remarks, I agree with you about the staff doing a good job with them. Coach Slocum specifically is doing a great job scouting and recruiting players, and I think Tommy Connor is secretly one of the best associate head coaches in the country, and I hope it remains a secret for at least a while longer!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    Proud of the Utes. They have really improved. They have a great staff that is getting the right kids and teaching that basketball should be hard work, and fun.

    The results are exciting!

    (Just got a email from the Des News. Told me they would be stricter about civility and stop off topic, yet they allow this to become a Bash BYU-Utah.) Come on moderators, clean it up.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 12:37 p.m.


    The fact remains that the Utes beat BYU. All the schedule comparing and chest thumping can't erase that fact. If you want to compare conferences, take a look at the latest NCAA tournament predictions. The Pac 12 is predicted to get 5 teams in while the WCC is predicted to have only one. I guess we Ute fans can get some satisfaction from knowing our team had something to do with that by beating BYU. What satisfaction do you get from putting down the team that not only beat your team, but totally dominated them in every way?

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    utah hasn´t lost a game by more than 3 points all season. Very close to being undefeated.

    That is why the runnin utes are leading the counry in margin of victory. They eitehr win or lose one in the final seconds.

    Gotta be happy with this team. Best in the state.

    Don´t understand the mentality of the lesser minds that root for another school who lose big to the utes and then keep trash talking. Do they really not understand sportsmanship?

  • jpjazz Sandy, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    I attended a Utah BB game for the first time in many years, we had a great time amongst the energetic crowd. The Muss was out in force, loved the band and the intensity of the team play. With another player or two, they will soon be a competitor in the league.

    One obsevation that puzzled me was the number of fans who commented to me that this was a good victory, but the year's best victory was the one against BYU ?? Utah has much improved team, however in my section the fan base is still in the WAC/MWC era.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Jan. 17, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    But serious

    The HC holds 15K

    It's good to see it starting to fill up a bit.

    Yesterday, the Dnews reported that Utah was 2nd in the Pac-12 in attendance, behind AZ.

    Go Utes.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 10:21 a.m.


    BYU has beaten #46 Texas, #57 Stanford, #95 Utah State, and #103 San Francisco in road/neutral site games.

    Utah has only had two quality wins all season, #36 BYU and #97 USC, both at home.

    The last time the Utes won a road game was Jan 19, 2012 at Washington, Utah's ONLY conference road win since joining the PAC.

    NOBODY is more experienced at losing on the road than the hapless Utes who are 1-19 in the PAC 12 and WINLESS in the Marriott Center during the Dave Rose era.

    Utah's ONLY OOC road win since joining the PAC 12 in 2011 was 74-69 over Texas State in November 2012.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    It's a lot easier to hit those threes when you're shooting within the friendly confines of your own gym.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    9200 fans; impressive. How many does the hc hold?

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 16, 2014 11:19 p.m.

    It's hard to believe USC can't put together a better team with their prominence in So Cal, good education and national recognition. They should be in the upper quartile of the PAC most years, but have spent a lot of time in the cellar in recent years.