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Am I just drinking the red Kool-Aid or are the Runnin' Utes really going to win tomorrow night?

Posted By: ex'dute
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 01:14 pm

I know Utah's played a bunch of bad teams -- with the exception of Boise State -- but I really like the makeup of Coach K.'s club and I think the Utes could pose some problems for the Zoobs.

BYU will play zone against us, but Boise, Fresno and Idaho State all zoned us so we've gotten quite a bit of practice against it in the past two weeks. Frankly, after watching the Cougars play UMass, it looks like BYU's zone defense is weaker than all of those three. The Cougars just try to win (and usually succeed) by scoring in bunches --- with defense being an afterthought.

We don't have a stopper like Cedric Martin to put on Haws. But between Onwas, Tucker and Wright, I think we willl have enough long-armed bodies to throw at him to frustrate him a bit. The one thing we don't want to do is put Haws on the free throw line because that is two easy points. He NEVER misses foul shots.

Mika is their only post scoring threat. Hopefully the three-headed monster of Lenz, Olsen and Bat$#!+sky can get him into early foul trouble.

Carlino can shoot them into a game and just as quickly shoot them out of it. He was the difference last season in our 3-point loss, as we happened to play them on one of his "on" games.

Loveridge is going to be a handful for the them, as will Wright. Tucker and Taylor will get some open 3 looks against their zone. They just need to knock them down, which has a better chance of happening at home.

I'm calling it: Utah 82, BYU 75

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ex'dute icon NEW: Am I just drinking the red Kool-Aid or are the Runnin' Utes really going to win tomorrow night?
ex'dute - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:14 pm [ID# 1580038] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Am I just drinking the red Kool-Aid or are the Runnin' Utes really going to win tomorrow night?
HCHooligan - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:18 pm [ID# 1580040] [reply]
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Chad Sexington icon NEW: My thinking on this is...
Chad Sexington - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:21 pm [ID# 1580041] [reply]
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scratch icon NEW: I think you're nuts if you think this year's Y team is inferior to last year's. I think they're significantly improved. (nm)
scratch - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:24 pm [ID# 1580043] [reply]
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Vegas Ute icon NEW: Sadly I agree... This is different looking BYU team... but it is a good team.
Vegas Ute - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:51 pm [ID# 1580060] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: With those stats the Y would be best off chucking-up 3's every possession. (nm)
Maji Man - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 03:42 pm [ID# 1580072] [reply]
Chad Sexington icon NEW: Just relax. You think I'm nuts regardless of my views on local roundball. (nm)
Chad Sexington - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 02:22 pm [ID# 1580065] [reply]
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FountainofUte icon NEW: A Ute win is by no means a done deal, but I DO think fans from both sides are writing off the Runnin' Utes a little too quickly.
FountainofUte - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:25 pm [ID# 1580044] [reply]
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ex'dute icon NEW: If I recall correctly, we were ahead by 6 to 8 points most of the way last year. . .
ex'dute - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:34 pm [ID# 1580050] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Am I just drinking the red Kool-Aid or are the Runnin' Utes really going to win tomorrow night?
Josh - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:30 pm [ID# 1580047] [reply]
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utefansince79 icon NEW: 3 point shooting will be critical as will FT shooting (especially if game is called tightly)
utefansince79 - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:35 pm [ID# 1580051] [reply]
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o NEW: Agreed. You have to hit the jump shot against a zone
Josh - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:40 pm [ID# 1580056] [reply]
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Homer_Crimson icon NEW: Welcome to ignore... (short)
Homer_Crimson - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 01:43 pm [ID# 1580057] [reply]
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Chad Sexington icon NEW: Appreciate your views. EDIT: Curious, though, why should the UTES be hesitant to run with your team? Honest question. (nm)
Chad Sexington - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 04:14 pm [ID# 1580076] [reply]
o NEW: Just because that's our style
Josh - -- Saturday 14 December 2013, at 12:46 am [ID# 1580155] [reply]
UTAH744 icon NEW: RE: Am I just drinking the red Kool-Aid or are the Runnin' Utes really going to win tomorrow night?
UTAH744 - -- Friday 13 December 2013, at 05:02 pm [ID# 1580087] [reply]
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