Hey all you sumbitches you know it’s Game Day right?! Beat the Buffs!


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    • #28572

      PorterRockwell
      Ute Fan
      @porterrockwell

      NIT NIT NIT

    • #28579
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      Milton Vanderslice
      Ute Fan
      @miltonvanderslice

      Colorado will be a good marker for where we are right now.  We should win this, but it’s all up the players mental state.

      • #28583
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        PorterRockwell
        Ute Fan
        @porterrockwell

        yeah we should but this team just isn’t that good

        • #28585

          Milton Vanderslice
          Ute Fan
          @miltonvanderslice

          Neither is Colorado.

          • #28674

            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            Neither was Oregon State.

          • #28675

            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            Neither was Stanford.

        • #28592

          Minnesota Ute
          Ute Fan
          @minnesotaute

          I disagree with that statement.  This team is not just good, they are very good, but they are underperforming greatly.  I agree with Milt, it is their mental state.  Statistically, this team is excellent in many categories, and servicable in most others except turnovers, and are kind of low on blocks.  At the end of the day, this team has all the pieces to make a run IF they take care of the ball and IF they stay out of foul trouble.  Our weakness isn’t in not having good to great players, it is in our ability to avoid empty possessions and our depth.  Maybe we are a year away just due to inexperience, and yes, we lack a coulpe of 6’7-6’10 guys that are just enforcer types like a Jordan Bell.  I do worry about their mental state though, because talent-wise, I don’t think there is much difference between us, UCLA, Cal, and USC.  BTW, what an aweful choke job by Cal last night.  Held OU to something like 16 points in the first half and gave up something like 56 in second.  But at least they didn’t lose to OSU.  🙁

          • #28595
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            PorterRockwell
            Ute Fan
            @porterrockwell

            I wasn’t commenting on the talent, there is plenty of talent there.  They haven’t figured out how to play consistently like a team.  I posted an article a couple of days ago about communication etc.  They clearly don’t communicate as evidenced by the easy baskets they give up on defense.

             

            • #28627

              Minnesota Ute
              Ute Fan
              @minnesotaute

              Fair enough, with that I agree.  But I am puzzled why this is a problem.  It’s pretty fundemental and I really wouldn’t expect D1 players to not be willing or able to effectively communicate.  All that said, I still feel like it’s largely a crisis of confidence.  I personally don’t think our defense has been horrible and our rebounding has been fine.  So while our defense could be better and particularly locking down in close games, I feel like offense is our achilles heel. Sometimes we look awesome, and others we just look lost.  That is where I think we are the most disjointed, and it seems like the closer the situation, the tighter the game, the more lost we look.  We need to figure out how we get buckets in crunch time when we need them so we can win the close games instead of folding like a cheap tent.  We have the personnel to do it, but we have to know what we are trying to do, and execute.

          • #28596
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            Milton Vanderslice
            Ute Fan
            @miltonvanderslice

            What’s crazy is that it’s still technically possible to place 4th, I believe.

            • #28609

              Stradlater
              Ute Fan
              @stradlater

              What’s the tiebreaker if Utah manages to beat Cal next Thursday and they end up with the same conference record?

              • #28610
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                Milton Vanderslice
                Ute Fan
                @miltonvanderslice

                1. Two-team tie
                a. Results of head-to-head competition during the regular season.
                b. Each team’s record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the !nal regular standings, and then continuing down through the standings until one
                team gains an advantage.
                When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team’s record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that
                group’s own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.
                c. Won-lost percentage against all Division I opponents.
                d. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee.

                2. Multiple-team tie
                a. Results of collective head-to-head competition during the regular season among the tied teams.
                b. If more than two teams are still tied, each of the tied team’s record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the !nal regular season standings, and
                then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
                When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team’s record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that
                group’s own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.
                If at any point the multiple-team tie is reduced to two teams, the two-team tie-breaking procedure will be applied.
                c. Won-lost percentage against all Division I opponents.
                d. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee.

              • #28649

                BulgieUte
                Ute Fan
                @bulgieute

                It’s crazy how Utah and Cal almost mirror each other. It’s very likely that the tie breaker would come all the way down to our Oregon State loss.

                Utah and Cal have not beaten UA/Oregon/UCLA.(tie)

                Both are 1-0 vs USC(tie)

                Both are 1-0 Vs Colorado, both still have 1 game vs Colorado.(possible tie)

                Cal is 1-1 vs Stanford. Utah is 0-1 vs Stanford but play them once more.(possible tie)

                Utah and Cal have not lost to ASU/WSU/UW.(tie)

                Cal vs OSU 1-0(1 game left vs OSU) Utah 1-1 vs OSU.(we’re f**ked)

                 

    • #28618

      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Snowstorm brewing in Boulder, maybe that will be a good omen like the road trip to Washington state.
      The Utes are already in Boulder so no travel worries (‘cept maybe getting back to SLC).

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Xs3-MVYAAFr8o.jpg

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