Mar 5, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA Utah Utes bench reacts after a basket against the California Golden Bears during the second half at Haas Pavilion. The Utah Utes defeated the California Golden Bears 63-59. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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Mar 5, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; Utah Utes forward Renan Lenz (10) fouls California Golden Bears forward Richard Solomon (35) during the second half at Haas Pavilion. The Utah Utes defeated the California Golden Bears 63-59. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Well how about that.

As I sat in a bar with a dead phone, Utah survived a horrid game from its best players too…

Win??????

ON THE ROAD?????

Holy Hell.

Sure it was a crazy night and sure at times it looked like both teams were committing crimes against basketball but there are no style points in the wins and loss columns.

And the Utes have really done something I didn’t think they could do, put themselves firmly on the bubble.

So where does that leave us now?

Utah finds itself both a game out of third place and half a game ahead of ninth place.  I’m sure someone smarter than I can tell you all the scenerios.  I was told there would be no math on this exam.  The two things I do know is that Utah loses a tiebreaker to Oregon and holds a tiebreaker over Cal.  Imagine that, Utah holds a tiebreaker.

And Washington not deciding to have one of their good games tonight against UCLA would probably be helpful to.  So we can remain tied for fifth and eighth and not fifth and ninth.

I don’t know how this season will shake out and there are still some things that frustrate me wildly.  But it’s March 6th and we’re talking about the NCAA tournament and not in a gee I wish we could make the NCAA tournament.

There will be no use of an AK today.

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