Utes get defensive in overpowering Cal, 77-43

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  • Utah Alum Provo, UT
    Feb. 12, 2018 8:20 a.m.

    Utah "overpowered" a team that has lost 11 of their last 12 games.

    We'll see how much the Utes have really improved when they play at Washington this week.

  • top of the world ,
    Feb. 11, 2018 11:13 a.m.

    at long last...I certainly agree with you. The biggest problem I have is allowing a center to just bang into a defender, over and over, virtually knocking the defender backwards so he can get a close-in shot. If any other player were to do this the whistle would blow before another breath was drawn. I can't blame the players for doing this if it's not going to be called, but allowing the practice is ridiculous. It happens constantly at the collegiate and professional levels.

    Regarding your comment, another area where inconsistency shows up is in calling fouls/penalties in football. This is somewhat related to the article, so perhaps it will be allowed. There is a wide difference in calling pass interference and in helmet-to-helmet tackles. The SEC seems to allow helmet-to-helmet often, while out west it's a no-no. It must get frustrating for the players.

  • top of the world ,
    Feb. 11, 2018 11:03 a.m.

    This team is cooking. Keep it rolling.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Feb. 11, 2018 7:43 a.m.

    Interesting to observe the substantial differences in refereeing in this game versus the previous game against Stanford. Every foul call in this game in the first half would not have been called in the Stanford game. There were evident wrong calls, but no more than is usual. The officiating in this game was mediocre - a vast improvement over the Stanford game.

    I am amazed there can be such a great disparity in the way referees call games. Surely there is some standard for what is and isn't a foul. Why can't the referees find a way to consistently get closer to the standard?