It has been a very tough start to the conference season for Utah. Losing close games on the Arizona swing and coming very close to beating UCLA gave us all hope. The games against USC and Washington State have killed any possible momentum the team may have.
After a promising start in conference play, albeit not in the win column, the Runnin' Utes were absolutely man-handled by USC, prompting Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak to hold individual player interviews to better understand what is going on from an athlete's perspective.
Prior to conference play the thought crossed my mind that 9-9 for this Utah basketball team was a possibility. I realize that the Utes have since dropped to 0-2 (losing by a combined four points) and host UCLA tonight.