Utah basketball: Utes unable to keep pace with the Buffaloes

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  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 6, 2018 6:42 p.m.

    AzUte1,
    Losing by 12 to such an inferior team as BYU obviously stings! Interesting news that Utah will be giving away tickets to the home game against Stanford on the night to honor the name sake on the building! That says a lot about this year's team and chance to go dancing in March!!!!!!!! Utah must win out to reach 20 wins and BYU only needs to win 2 of it's remaining games! So enjoy your RPI trophy sitting next to your many SOS trophies! Go Blue! Go Cougs!!!!!! Go WCC!!!!!!!!

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2018 3:30 p.m.

    @Marked it Down: "The truth is, very few, if any, of Utah's men's basketball team knew Jon Huntsman well enough to be emotionally affected by his passing"

    @JohnInSLC: "And, with your blue goggles, you know that how?"

    Common sense.

    Jon Huntsman had far more important things to do than to hang out with Utah basketball players.

    It's interesting how the Red Rocks (suffering from the same "emotional trauma"), managed to post their highest score of the season only a day later.

    Quite obviously, the rundown Utes simply laid an egg in Boulder. It had nothing to do with the passing of Jon Huntsman.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 5, 2018 2:03 p.m.

    "The truth is, very few, if any, of Utah's men's basketball team knew Jon Huntsman well enough to be emotionally affected by his passing"

    MarkedDown:

    And, with your blue goggles, you know that how?

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Feb. 5, 2018 11:09 a.m.

    Ouch - this is LMU bad.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2018 8:35 a.m.

    johninslc

    "Meh. I'll give 'em that one. I wasn't much good for anything on the days I have lost people dear to me."

    The Red Rocks (highest score of the season) are obviously a lot tougher, mentally, than the rundown Utes.

    The truth is, very few, if any, of Utah's men's basketball team knew Jon Huntsman well enough to be emotionally affected by his passing in the slightest.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 5, 2018 8:22 a.m.

    AZUTE1

    "Updated Sos/Rpi rankings..."

    LOL at your delusional RPI spin.

    Latest ESPN Bracketology has the WCC getting just as many bids to the NCAA tournament as the might "conference of champions" - two bids each.

    A team that is tied for 7th in a 2-bid conference has absolutely ZERO chance of getting an at large bid

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2018 7:15 p.m.

    "Seriously, most Utah players barely knew Jon Huntsman"

    NoFan:

    Yeah, he only had courtside seats for every game in the building that bears his name, and the practice facility bears his name. How on earth could the players get to know him?

    The view of Utah athletics must be much better from Provo.

  • SportsFan Provo, UT
    Feb. 4, 2018 1:52 p.m.

    Updated BPI
    BYU 58, Utah 84

    Head-to-head
    BYU 77, Utah 65

    Chances of an at-large NCAA invite
    BYU 0%, Utah 0%

    Chances of a Top 4 conference tournament seed
    BYU 95%, Utah 0%

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 4, 2018 10:59 a.m.

    Updated Sos/Rpi rankings—

    U — Sos #56/Rpi #45

    byu — #129/#70

    Go Utes!

  • SportsFan Provo, UT
    Feb. 4, 2018 8:13 a.m.

    Seriously, most Utah players barely knew Jon Huntsman; they certainly didn’t know him well enough to be “distraught “ at his passing.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 11:03 p.m.

    It’s interesting all of the BYU fans piling on after each Utah game. It would appear that Utah’s wins and losses are more important to them than their own team is. Judging from the results of BYU’s last several games as well as their conference season in general, it is obvious that they should spend more time and effort cheering their on team on and worry less about the Utes.

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 7:46 p.m.

    80k is using Huntsman's passing as the excuse for this lost? What ever happened to "let's win this game to honor his memory, honor his family, and honor the name on our arena"??

    So now utha has lost this season to both of its rivals: BYU and its manufactured rival Colorado. Great day to be a BYU fan! Go Cougars!!!!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 5:57 p.m.

    Meh. I'll give 'em that one. I wasn't much good for anything on the days I have lost people dear to me. I'm guessing they'll play with a bit more fire from here on out.

    Lovin' the coog fans here trying to feel better about their team.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 3, 2018 3:05 p.m.

    In a word, disappointing. You’re just not going to win many games when you shoot 35% from the field.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 3, 2018 11:00 a.m.

    @Down under

    "Lovin their PAC membership"

    Sigh...you're right...I really really wish we were in the WCC, but they won't have us.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Feb. 3, 2018 10:50 a.m.

    Hey fellas. It's just a game.

    Enjoy it for what it is.

    Worfs law of sports:

    "For every winning team. There's an equal and opposite result."

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 10:09 a.m.

    80k just doesn't recruit enough talent. They are over matched in every game and the games they win are because the other teams does not take them serious enough.

  • pacmidmajor Springville, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 9:34 a.m.

    This team is just not very good ....

  • BAKC Litchfield Park, AZ
    Feb. 3, 2018 9:05 a.m.

    That’s a hard one to figure out. They beat ASU, lose a close one to UA and then get whooped by Colorado. Inconsistent indeed. Oh, PS Chris B - they lost the rivalry game to BYU earlier in the year. You can’t manufacture rivalries just because you post it here.

  • Sweater In Rafters Franklin, IN
    Feb. 3, 2018 6:03 a.m.

    The worst basketball game for Utah since Jack Gardner coached us.

    It must have been Larry’s special appreciation for Ground Hog Day...we did the same thing for 40 minutes. It didn’t work for any of the 40 minutes...

    Babe... I got you babe..

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 12:14 a.m.

    Below .500 in a watered down conference. Lovin their PAC membership. Maybe another bumper sticker will help.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2018 11:20 p.m.

    Tough rivalry loss. This team has been so inconsistent.

    Time to start developing younger players for next year.

    Go utes go Pac12 and go p5 conferences