Feb 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA Utah Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak reacts in the first half against the Southern California Trojans at Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Utes Get Lucky Versus Buffs

Feb 23, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah won 86-63. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

HAHA, settle down, I’m just trolling you people.

Utah played a very nice game today.  They didn’t let Colorado get away from them when CU was hot early.  When Booker left with foul trouble, Utah stepped on them.  Then when CU started scoring again, even though Utah didn’t get stops for a little bit, they didn’t back off on the offensive end and never let Colorado close.

I was concerned about this game and the Arizona St. game but the Utes came out and played maybe their two most complete games of the year.

Quick Thoughts…

  1. Nice to see Jordan Loveridge come up with nice back to back performances.  Lets hope that follows us on the road.
  2. Delon has to be first team all Pac-12 and could be POY next year if he finds a shot.
  3. Tucker, Fields and Ogbe combine for 17 total minutes.  Not entirely sure what to make of that.

I’ll have some deeper thoughts tomorrow and starting to comment on the big final road trip next week.

Tags: Basketball Pac 12 Utah Utes

  • superdoo

    I think that Princeton Onwas has proven that the difference maker in the PAC-12 is physical play and is taking their minutes – what a shift from sitting on the bench and hearing rumors he might be gone at the end of the year. The team is better with him on the floor for that very reason and he seems to have both accepted his role as that aggressive defender and also shown the coaching staff he is a scoring threat too.

    I don’t think that Ogbe and Tucker have proven they are ready for physical play… and the truth is Tucker has only shown this year that he is a good spot up 3-pt shooter. Ogbe and Fields have also proven to be a bit of a defensive liability out there too… but that is primarily an indication of youth.

    I personally think the Utes have turned a corner as a team, playing complete basketball and firing on all cylinders. I would hope that it indicates they can start winning some road games, but this all goes out the door if they crap the bed on the road again.