Well, the season ended last night for the Runnin’ Utes. Unfortunately, it was over at the beginning of the game. The Utes seemed to have run out of gas, losing the rebound battle and turning the ball over. The game last night was over in the first half, over at half time, and over when Utah forgot how to get a defensive rebound after cutting the Oregon lead to 8 points.
However, once again the Utes have given many fans reason to hope. They have seem glimmers of the potential for these young guys. Players like Olsen, Taylor, Tucker, and Loveridge have used this season to prove that they have what it takes to move the Utah basketball program from PAC-12 cellar dweller to top of the conference.
This season has also proven that Dr. Hill has actually hired the coach to take the Utes to the promise land. Since Larry Krsytkowiak took over the Utes have only improved, on and off the floor. In this season alone you can see the progress the Utes have made on the floor. The beginning and end of the PAC-12 season are prime examples. The season started with close losses to ASU and Arizona. It ended with a 4 game win streak that included finishing close games against USC and Cal. With the development of the many young players, Coach Krystkowiak has proven he has an eye for talent. I have heard the incoming recruiting class is talented as well, but only time will tell.