One team has a good coach. The other has Coach K. Out coached, when the Utes
should have won.
This was one of the best games I have seen this year, especially when Butler
started to pull away and utah imploded. This game is what ute fans should
expect the rest of the year. Too bad they will now have to play half of their
games on the road.
come on Chris and Coach K don't schedule anyone you can't beat...I do
think we have orchestrated K another 20 win season however
People really seem to be running wild with their broad brushes from one
uneducated claim of Butler possessing "lesser talent". A statement like
that deserves as much stock as one claiming a 2-possession game with two and a
half minutes to go is "not as close as the scoreboard indicated".
Laxman: "Where was Collete? He totally disappeared."He’s been MIA this whole season. Something is “off" with
him.Xert, what’s confusing about Coach K’s statement
that either break out of the funk and get an edge to your playing, or else
remain being just average? Pretty basic stuff there and he’s right on
Xert, that's better than one former coach who could only describe average
play as 'the ball didn't go in the hoop.' At least he's
admitting the team isn't that great.
Thanks xert, I thought it was just me. Is he saying that they will break out
and become "average?" That's worrisome if your a Ute fan.
I'm chuckling at the remarks about losing to teams with "lesser
talent"....Butler's the school where Gordon Hayward played
his college ball. Their former coach is now leading the Boston Celtics. As has
been previously noted, Butler has a great hoops program, regularly gets invited
into the NCAAs each spring and is a now a member of the Big East.On
a related note, several of the "non-P5" conferences across the East and
the Midwest have a lot of guys who can play. They put a lot of their stars into
the NBA. Not a good idea to take them lightly - as I'm sure Coach
Krystkowiak knows.Tonight BYU will face a team tonight with just
about as much talent as Butler. I hope they don't take Illinois St.
lightly either. The Redbirds are contenders in the Missouri Valley, a
conference that's lately been rated equal to or better than the Pac-12 in
b-ball. Unless the Cougs bring their A-game they run the risk of getting
embarrassed at home.
The game was not as close as the scoreboard indicated. What a poor showing for
The road is always a lonely place.
CharlesB - Mt Prospect, IL, Don't mind the little ones dissing on Butler as
a 'lesser talent'. They like to latch on to their conference slogan
and pretend that they're also a team of champions. Their catch phrases of
'mid major' and 'P5' haven't landed them anywhere above
lower-average yet, so conference banners all over town are all they really have
to cling to. Anyone with any basketball smarts at all realizes that Butler
isn't the 'lesser talent' when going up against the little red
engine that thought it could.
Where was Collete? He totally disappeared.
Frank Walters: "lesser talent"? Butler was comfortably ahead most of the
game. Surely that had something to do with talent. And Butler is no longer a
"mid-major." This is their fifth year in the "new" Big East, a
conference that, incidentally, is consistently ranked higher than the Pac 12 in
basketball. Oh, and Butler has been to the NCAA tournament 9 of the last 11
years, compared to the Utes' 3 of the last 11.
We've got to pull it together against lesser talent, there's no reason
for us to lose against a mid-major like this. I'm disappointed and hope we
can get it going before we hit conference play.
As Seinfeld said often, "that's a shame".
This is about what I expected. We will be mid-PAC this year.Nothing
extraordinary, but not a failure.
If the Utes had made half their blown layups it would have been close.
Disappointing; but not all that unexpected. I would rather Utah schedule teams
like this and lose, then play schools I've never heard of. The Utah St.
game will be interesting. Bounce back; Go Utes!
“If we want to be average, which I don’t think any of us want to do,
then we’ll break out of the funk and start, you know, paying attention and
have a little bit more of an edge to us,” Krystkowiak said.That is the most confusing statement I’ve ever heard a coach make.
Collette and Johnson were out of sync, so the Utes were pretty ineffective in
the paint on both ends of the floor. I hope those two find their game soon.