UteLinks: Yahoo! Sports lists Utes as a postseason sleeper

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  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2014 10:10 p.m.

    Not a tournament year for the Utes; but we should be a solid NIT team.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 9, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    Well "sleeper" as in 'home asleep' while everyone that is actually good is still playing. Sure I'll agree with that. lol

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    March 8, 2014 4:03 p.m.

    they will make absolutely no noise in the tournament LOL

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2014 3:26 p.m.

    Sleeper might not be a good term. Yawner may be more appropriate.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    Sine when did Yahoo become basketball experts?

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    March 8, 2014 4:58 a.m.


    According to the dictionary:

    Upend: to set on end; to defeat in competition, as in boxing or business.

    Upset: to defeat or overthrow an opponent that is considered more formidable, as in war, politics, or sports.

    You may think the words are synonymous, but they are not.

    The point is, Utah won the game, and did it convincingly.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 7, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    To put things in perspective, when was the last night BYU "upset" Utah in the Marriott Center?

  • Chamberlain Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    The actual quote:

    "The Utes, 18-2 at home this year, have routinely UPENDED top competition, including the likes of BYU, UCLA and Arizona St."

    Upended, as in, UPSET Top Competition, in other words, the Utes weren't expected to beat BETTER teams like BYU, UCLA and ASU, but somehow managed to pull off the upset.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    March 7, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    souptwins- That was a great night. I remember before the game seeing all those cougar fans there. I went out to get a drink and they started chanting in unison. It was impressive, and just a little unsettling. But by the end I was so glad they all come to witness the whoopin'.

    Then the Utah student section started to chant "Just like football!" It was awesome. See you next year.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 7, 2014 12:29 p.m.


    "Sshhh Yahoo should not be telling Utah fans that beating BYU at home was against 'top competition'."

    Nothing wrong at all with Yahoo saying that ... see the key word in your sentence is "beating" - which is exactly what Utah laid on your cougs.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 7, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    Sshhh Yahoo should not be telling Utah fans that beating BYU at home was against "top competition". They don't like thinking of BYU that way even though most the rest of the country does.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2014 10:56 a.m.

    That's an interesting write up...good research, Dirk. Breaking into the NCAA tournament is a lot to hope for at this point but this season has been great anyway! Coach K has brought the fun back to Utah basketball!!

    Go Utes!!