Utah Utes Fan Board

Utah5410
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K Claims The Core Should be Intact for Next Year.

We will see. The clock is officially ticking. No more excuses. None.  Next year it is tourney or bust for Larry K. I hope for his case there arent any big transfers – Both, other core rotation guys etc. Either way, no matter who suits up next year, larry needs to get them dialed in on defense and not make any escuses of youth or schedule oe weight or whatever. Figure that all out before the years.  This obviously assumes we are back to normal by then.  Tick Tock Larry. Time to get things in order and start prepping even though the season just ended. 

  • Tony
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    #tourneyorbust 

    • So what is the schedule for next year?  Is it possible to go without winning either A. P12 or B. P12 tourney berth. 

      • AZUTE
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        Utah will play at the Battle for Atlantis next season. Also the Pac-12 will be playing a 20 game regular season next year. So only a 10 game preseason with two less patsies. In the past a team would play 4 teams only once in a season but now it’s only 2 next year. Larry said Utah will play Washington at home and most likely WSU on the road.

        The idea is to improve the leagues standing when it comes tournament time and strength of schedule is taken into consideration. It looks better to play another pac team rather then Mississippi Valley St or The Logan School of wayward girls and Barber College like we’ve seen in the past.

  • Hammer
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    It’s officially ticking? Well, ok then. Unfortunately, I think his contract will be honored to the last day even if it’s not the result we want. His contract is through the 22-23′ season, right?

  • chinngiskhaan
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    If I see another team that can’t seem to figure out how to beat a press consistently, and can’t make easy basketball plays without turning the ball over, I am going to explode! The team has been a turnover factory (in more ways than one) since Krystkowiak arrived. We’ve had more turnovers than almost any other team despite the fact that we play at a snails pace. I love our players, but the brand of basketball we have been playing is hard to watch.

    • Hammer

      I agree. We shouldn’t be last in the country in turnover margin every year.

    • Hammer
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      A bad shot is better than a turnover, let’s get the ball up….BATTIN!!!!!

      • chinngiskhaan
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        Could not agree more. Battin just completely lost all confidence in his shot this year. It was bizarre and frustrating all at the same time to see him pass up wide open threes late in the clock only to pass it to one of the other guys (usually a blanketed Rylan Jones, or terrible shooter Timmy Allen) to get off a last second heave. 

        • utefansince79
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          When the shot clock is down to a peace sign or impolite gesture, ANY shot is a good shot and any pass will result in a shot clock violation.

           

      • Tony
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        So our new strategy will be to quickly throw up bad shots to avoid being last in the nation in turnovers.

        • Rick
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          Seems to work for some on this board.  How about recognize the defense earlier than 15 second into the shot clock and run an appropriate offensive set each time.  You might get better shots and less TOs.  Battin can make shots in the flow of an offenseve set.  He is not the scrub that this board portrays him to be.  We too good of a guard line to have so many TOs.  It is because we lack offensive strategy and execution.

          • Have you ever thought that it is not as easy to score in basketball as you think it is? You realize that the teams Utah plays are trying to win the game too right? They scheme and plan to stop Utah just as much as Utah plans and schemes to beat them. If it were so easy, everybody would just score at will and never struggle. Another thing that improves an offense is experience and repetition. It’s no different than in football really. When you have a team made up of first and second year players, no matter what you do you are going to struggle. It takes TIME AND REPETITION TO MASTER AN OFFENSE. You judge them WAY TOO HARSHLY. You also have to remember that most of the teams Utah played in conference play this season were EXPERIENCED, SEASONED TEAMS RIGHT? Just wait until next season when UTAH is the team with all of the returning players and all the teams they played last year in conference are going at it with inexperienced, green players at every position. We’ll see who is the wiser one.

  • Ute2
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    Hit the nail on the head Rick. Agree on all points. Batin is fine. He’s not a star but he can make shots and contribute.

    Our offensive scheme was disjointed garbage. And games were there for the taking if they could’ve ran something competent…

    I’m shocked this staff couldn’t put something better out there with the talent on this squad. Shocked.