3 takeaways from the Utah Runnin' Utes' 88-61 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats

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  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Dec. 16, 2018 1:22 p.m.

    There are 4 legitimate chances for a Utah win on the remaining schedule.

    I made a comment earlier that I thought Utah would be lucky to win 15 games.

    Let me amend that prediction...

    Utah will be lucky to win 10 games.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 16, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    Gruncle Ralph - Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 8:36 p.m.
    @fakeute
    Watching Ute hoops this season is like watching BYU football.......ouch!

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    Except ute basketball won't finish their regular season at even .500 nor will they get an invite to play in some post-season event.

    One thing is clear, ute bball is the worst team in the state this year. They'd even struggle with SUU.

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    We're nothing like the 1996 1-25 BYU team, we have some real good young talent.

    The problem is our upper-classmen Barefield, Johnson, Van Dyke, Topalovic are just not good enough against teams like Kentucky.

    This is the 3rd stright year Coach Krystkowiak is rebuilding, picked to finish bottom in league play, with tons of turnover.

    The last two seasons he over performed finishing top 5. This team will be lucky if they win 15 games.

    The question is will Krystkowiak be rebuilding again next season with more turnover?

    As the 8th highest paid coach that is unacceptable.

    IMO if he loses any of the young talent and misses the NCAA next season he should be fired.

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 10:16 p.m.

    I would like to know what happened to “this years team being more athletic and playing a more up tempo style”?? These were the words of Coach K at the start of the season.

    This team plays a BORING style of basketball and this Ute fan is not happy!!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Dec. 15, 2018 9:24 p.m.

    Just not a good team

    Still proud to be a Ute

  • Gruncle Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 8:38 p.m.

    @uteology
    3 takeaways

    1. Poor shooting
    2. Poor defense
    3. Poor coaching

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    3 more takeaways

    1. Poor athleticism
    2. Poor team chemistry
    3. Poor floor leadership

    The bigs aren't very skilled, play too soft and don't defend well.

  • Gruncle Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 8:36 p.m.

    @fakeute
    Watching Ute hoops this season is like watching BYU football.......ouch!

    --------------

    Except ute basketball won't finish their regular season at even .500 nor will they get an invite to play in some post-season event.

    One thing is clear, ute bball is the worst team in the state this year. They'd even struggle with SUU.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Dec. 15, 2018 7:25 p.m.

    I said it would be between a 20 and 30 point loss, so no surprise. They simply dont have the talent this year. You can’t run off your talent and expect to compete.

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Dec. 15, 2018 7:20 p.m.

    I can't watch Utah play BB anymore. The turnovers alone are sad. The game is lost before the offensive side of the game can be played. The penalties make it even more difficult to watch and then you see a team that plays with a jerky tense offense with no natural team flow. Don't expect much from this team.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Dec. 15, 2018 6:29 p.m.

    Watching Ute hoops this season is like watching BYU football.......ouch!

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 6:24 p.m.

    Utelogy,
    Doubtful that any of the three will return next year if they want to win.

    Chances are that the utes will end up with under 10 wins this year and that will spell the end of ute basketball as we know it.

  • utahDoug Murray, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 6:12 p.m.

    Where did the "Runnin Utes" go???

  • Oh, please! Saint George, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 5:43 p.m.

    Great game, Kentucky!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 15, 2018 5:19 p.m.

    3 takeaways

    1. Poor shooting
    2. Poor defense
    3. Poor coaching

    Tillman is a big disappointment, he's shooting hasn't improved.
    Barefield is the same streaky shooter.

    Freshman Gach, Allen, and Battin are the future, the question is do they all return next year?

  • Pasta Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 15, 2018 5:12 p.m.

    Here's another takeaway, time for a new coach, Krysco is overpaid and under performing, hopefully Harlan will move on from him.