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Old Standing ute
12-17-2014, 10:19 PM
UNLV: 6-2; 4-0 at home, but lost by over 20 to Stanford (neutral court) & at Az St.
Utes should be a solid favorite 8-10, but since UNLV no line.

Memory is that crowd can be loud.
Rebels have 2 players in double figures---6'6" Fr G & 6'11" So.

Don't think Larry K/Delon will let them be flat--but hope for a strong start.

thoughts?

Diehard Ute
12-17-2014, 10:27 PM
UNLV: 6-2; 4-0 at home, but lost by over 20 to Stanford (neutral court) & at Az St.
Utes should be a solid favorite 8-10, but since UNLV no line.

Memory is that crowd can be loud.
Rebels have 2 players in double figures---6'6" Fr G & 6'11" So.

Don't think Larry K/Delon will let them be flat--but hope for a strong start.

thoughts?

Pretty sure the game is at the MGM arena as part of their tourney there, so the crowd won't be their usual one I would guess

Dwight Schr-Ute
12-18-2014, 09:30 AM
UNLV is not good this year. Portland blew a lead, then lost by 2 in overtime last night. If we don't win by at least 15, I'm going to be pretty disappointed and worried for conference play.

sancho
12-18-2014, 09:33 AM
With UNLV's struggles, the nature of this game has changed for us. It used to be a potential statement game, and now it's closer to a potential bad loss.

Gotta get the Vegas sweep on Saturday!

UtahsMrSports
12-18-2014, 10:14 AM
I have to admit that I do not follow UNLV hoops nearly as much as I used to. I thought I remembered reading that Dave Rice had brought in a couple of dynamite recruiting classes. But it looks like UNLV is just "meh" this year.

This is one we need to win.

Dwight Schr-Ute
12-18-2014, 10:41 AM
I have to admit that I do not follow UNLV hoops nearly as much as I used to. I thought I remembered reading that Dave Rice had brought in a couple of dynamite recruiting classes. But it looks like UNLV is just "meh" this year.

This is one we need to win.

Rice has definitely been able to recruit top ranked kids and get transfers from top programs but that's about where his work stops.

SeattleUte
12-18-2014, 11:22 AM
I hope Rice isn't reading funk's exchanges with cougjunkie on Cougarstadium becaue they would super motivate him.

311ute
12-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Utes should be a solid favorite 8-10, but since UNLV no line.


Is that true? I had never heard that. I'm pretty sure they were listed as -6 vs Portland last night.


UNLV has been very interesting since Dave Rice has arrived. They've gotten top-25 recruiting classes every year since he's been there, but it hasn't translated to on the court success. That's why this game scares me a bit, because it seems like they should have the talent to "turn it on", and now if they do and we were to lose this one, it would be a bad loss.

So I agree that this is a "must win". I'm not going to be disappointed if we don't win by 15 plus, I just want a W. That's all that matters.

I don't think the Rebels will have much, if any, home court advantage in this one. If you look at the tickets on ticketmaster.com, the Utah section has basically been sold out for days, and the UNLV sections still have lots of seats open. I expect a good 3,000-4,000 Ute fans in the MGM on Saturday night.

NorthwestUteFan
12-18-2014, 01:13 PM
I hope Rice isn't reading funk's exchanges with cougjunkie on Cougarstadium becaue they would super motivate him.

Krystko is going to make a definitive statement with this game a prove that Utah was correct to hire him over Dave Rice.

SoCalPat
12-18-2014, 01:50 PM
UNLV: 6-2; 4-0 at home, but lost by over 20 to Stanford (neutral court) & at Az St.
Utes should be a solid favorite 8-10, but since UNLV no line.

Memory is that crowd can be loud.
Rebels have 2 players in double figures---6'6" Fr G & 6'11" So.

Don't think Larry K/Delon will let them be flat--but hope for a strong start.

thoughts?

Very outdated info there. You've been able to bet on games in the sports book that are being played in the state of Nevada involving UNLV and UNR now for over a decade.

Besides, if such a law was still in place today, your offshore sports books would definitely be setting a line and taking action.

bigmanUTE
12-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Anyone have any idea if this will be a unlv home court advantage again? or will utah have just as many/ (maybe more) fans than unlv on saturday?

Diehard Ute
12-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Anyone have any idea if this will be a unlv home court advantage again? or will utah have just as many/ (maybe more) fans than unlv on saturday?

Check out 311's post 3 above yours

bigmanUTE
12-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Check out 311's post 3 above yours

thanks!!!

Old Standing ute
12-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Very outdated info there. You've been able to bet on games in the sports book that are being played in the state of Nevada involving UNLV and UNR now for over a decade.

Besides, if such a law was still in place today, your offshore sports books would definitely be setting a line and taking action.

Oops--next thing you will tell me is you can watch games on a computer & not just TV.

Plus---think of all the money I lost, or saved.

311ute
12-19-2014, 01:47 PM
http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/scoreboard?date=20141220&breakdown=top25

Looks like early line has Utah -6

Dwight Schr-Ute
12-20-2014, 11:43 PM
Feel pretty fortunate to be up by one at the half. Atrocious shooting the first 20 minutes.

LA Ute
12-21-2014, 12:37 AM
We are up by 11 with four minutes to go, and I am still not comfortable. I hope these guys show tonight that they know how to put their feet on the opponent's neck.

LA Ute
12-21-2014, 12:48 AM
We are up by 11 with four minutes to go, and I am still not comfortable. I hope these guys show tonight that they know how to put their feet on the opponent's neck.

And they did!

LA Ute
12-21-2014, 12:50 AM
Larry seems to be pretty good at halftime adjustments.

SeattleUte
12-21-2014, 01:02 AM
This would be an epic recruiting year for Utah:

http://espn.go.com/colleges/basketball/recruiting/school/_/id/2439/class/2014

UtahsMrSports
12-21-2014, 01:16 AM
We went 3-2 against the elite five in the preseason. Before the seson, 0-5 would have been concerning, 1-4 meh, 2-3 expected, anything else gravy.

Great job, Utes!!!

Mormon Red Death
12-21-2014, 08:23 AM
A couple of breaks and we would have been 5-0... very happy with this team

NorthwestUteFan
12-21-2014, 08:26 AM
This would be an epic recruiting year for Utah:

http://espn.go.com/colleges/basketball/recruiting/school/_/id/2439/class/2014

Stacey Augmon must be a brilliant recruiter. The amount of talent those young players demonstrated was impressive. They are very good, but still very raw. They will make some noise over the next few years.

I am happy to escape Las Vegas with a win.

sancho
12-21-2014, 08:32 AM
We went 3-2 against the elite five in the preseason. Before the seson, 0-5 would have been concerning, 1-4 meh, 2-3 expected, anything else gravy.

Great job, Utes!!!

In hindsight, it was 1-1 against the elite 2, 0-1 against the pretty good 1, and 2-0 against the bubble 2.

LA Ute
12-21-2014, 08:50 AM
In hindsight, it was 1-1 against the elite 2, 0-1 against the pretty good 1, and 2-0 against the bubble 2.

I've already seen some coulda, shoulda, woulda talk about how we could be undefeated, but LK didn't schedule these challenging early games because he thought we would win them all. What the team has learned about itself and about playing against the best on a big stage, and the growth the guys have experienced is what he hoped for, I think. And I think he got all those things.

chrisrenrut
12-21-2014, 09:35 AM
I now want this team to learn not to play down to the level of its competition. Against BYU and UNLV, it felt like we were clearly the better team, but we couldn't get out of our own way. If we.cant learn this, we will drop a couple of unexpected games in league play. I'd like to see they young guys shoot with more confidence, and drive with more purpose and not shy away from contact and drawing fouls.

Interior or passing seems to be hit and miss. We love to drive and dish to the big guys, but too often the pass is at the big guys knees, or we don't sell the fake and the defender is able to tip the pass.

Sounds pessimistic, but I love this team and watching them develop. The frustrations are really minor, as we know they can play with almost anyone (wait and see on Arizona, and please God, avoid Kentucky in the tournament).

UtahsMrSports
12-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Larry said post game that it was time to tighten the rotation. I think brekkott and dallin are the only guys off the bench whove earned rotation minutes. Maybe ogbe. Once loveridge gets back tucker will get minutes at the two and three off the bench.

U-Ute
12-21-2014, 11:20 AM
In hindsight, it was 1-1 against the elite 2, 0-1 against the pretty good 1, and 2-0 against the bubble 2.

This is a good way of looking at it. Probably the way the selection committee will.

sancho
12-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Larry said post game that it was time to tighten the rotation. I think brekkott and dallin are the only guys off the bench whove earned rotation minutes. Maybe ogbe. Once loveridge gets back tucker will get minutes at the two and three off the bench.

I hope he continues to give everyone minutes. Delon in particular needs some rest.

justaute
12-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Agreed. I'm hopeful I/Wright will continue to develop and gets the chance to do so.



Delon in particular needs some rest.