Coach K praised this recruiting class and incoming players as the most talented
he has had since arriving. Hmm. I haven't seen that yet.
Team just not very good this year, turn over machine, to many transfers equals
not a recipe for success. Losing a little confidence in Coach K as well. The
best way for me to get through this season, is just lower expectations and try
to ride it out and hope it gets better in the future as this is just a bad team
This team is a disaster. Any team where PVD plays in a game is not a good team.
The Utes were soundly beaten by a better team. They aided in their own
destruction by turning over the ball so much. Having said that, they did seem
to play more as a team than at any point this year, so perhaps there is some
hope. Coach K(West)'s teams ALWAYS get better as the season progresses.
Jd—I have to disagree. They outdid their worst loss of the season so far
by 5. If you got beaten by 27–you were destroyed. Hats off to a good KY
It wasn't the "turnovers" that killed Utah's chances. It was
"Kentucky". They ALWAYS beat us! They're a better team.
They're a better program. There's no other reason.
Kentucky is a bit down this year, Nevada will be much tougher. Still, playing
top teams before the conference play starts is always a good thing if players
can focus on learning from each game. Go Utes!
I'm so frustrated watching this team. Both Gach is one amazing find, how
lucky is Utah to have him. I also think Jaylen Johnson gives it everything he
has, things don't necessarily come easy for him, but I can see his
improvement, and he held his own against Kentucky. What I can't understand
is Barefield. He has the talent to break anyone down to get to the rim or get
himself open. Yet he seems lost, completely lost, each possession. Toward the
end of last year, he had the green light and was aggressive in shooting and
played with purpose and meaning. I haven't seen the fire lit under him yet.
We will go as far as Sedarick decides to take us. But where is he? His body is
at the games, but his heart is not. The announcer made note that Parker Van Dyke
(aka Terry Preston) runs the team, and Barefield barely speaks. This team is not
the greatest, nor are they headed to the Final Four, but they could be better
than the 8th place predicted. I'm missing Bibbins big time! Despite the
area's of concern, while the score was not close, the Utes were within
distance with 6 minutes left Utah was within 9 and had several possessions to
cut the score lower, they were not destroyed.