Utah men's basketball: Turnovers kill Utes' chances against Kentucky

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 17, 2018 8:37 a.m.

    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.

  • soulkracker Kansas City, MO
    Dec. 16, 2018 11:16 a.m.

    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 right now.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 16, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    This team is a disaster. Any team where PVD plays in a game is not a good team.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Dec. 16, 2018 9:05 a.m.

    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.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 16, 2018 12:05 a.m.

    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 squad.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 15, 2018 10:43 p.m.

    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.

  • Kralon HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
    Dec. 15, 2018 9:34 p.m.

    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!

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 15, 2018 8:46 p.m.

    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.