Utah basketball: Runnin' Utes end up 8th, will face Washington in first round of Pac-12 tournament

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  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    March 10, 2014 12:50 p.m.

    @Y Grad/Y Dad

    Thanks Guy. I'm good with Utah's season. Considering where they were 2 years ago, the NIT is quite an improvement. BYU looks NCAA bound; and I look forward to a possible BYU-Gonzaga matchup in the championship. I hope all is well with you and yours.

    @ Cougsundevil

    Nicely Done!

    March 10, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    Utes and Yale, the Cal game proved that this team can win those kinds of games against good teams. Clutch free throws and then a dagger 3-pointer in the last minute by Brandon Taylor was the breakthrough that they needed, not just in that game, but to have a chance against the top teams in the conference tournament. Stanford's ending was disappointing, but hopefully it was enough of a teaching moment to play smarter in the future. First things first, take care of UW in the first round rubber match between the teams. A missed buzzer-beater in Seattle, followed up by a convincing home win, I like Utah's chances.

  • Go Utes! Go Yale! Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2014 11:22 a.m.


    "One game from a tie for third place" Isn't it sickening? Even though it's water under the bridge now, the fact that the Utes didn't even get a shot off in the last 23 seconds, with a chance to tie for third on the line, makes me sick to my stomach. How much longer will the Utes come oh-so-close? A win, tie for 3rd. A loss, even if it's by a single point, and they get bounced back to 8th. When will they see this, and step up in the biggest moments? They need to start helping themselves. They don't have any more feet to shoot off anymore!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 10, 2014 5:32 a.m.

    Good luck Utes! Spokane Ute, good luck Zags, too, just not too much!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 9, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    Great year. Sooo competitive. One game from a tie for third place! What a difference two years has made. And the promise of next year. But before then finish strong in the conference tournament and, presumably, the NIT.

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    March 9, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    Good season Utes. For obvious reasons, I don't see Utah getting past the second round of the PAC tourney. Good luck in the NIT! (I don't mean that in a derogatory way).

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 9, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure 8th is not "between 6th and 4th".

  • Whatsnu Sandy, UT
    March 9, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    Utah's PAC 12 tourney hopes are SLIM (as in beating #9 seed Washington) and NONE (as in knocking off Arizona).

  • arod Ogden, UT
    March 8, 2014 11:17 p.m.

    Has anyone every lost soo many way close road games in one year? It is going to be tough to make much noise in the conference tournament, but who knows?