NCAA Tournament March Madness

#69 Utah

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Projection: first four out

The Utah basketball squad owns a mixed bag with some quality wins but with blemishes that weigh their resume down. Notably, victories against teams like BYU and Saint Mary's certainly bolster their case, exhibiting their ability to rise up against solid competition. However, the losses to Arizona State and Stanford, both outside the top tier of the conference, hurt their cause. Their performances against top-ranked teams like Arizona and Houston show they can compete but ultimately fell short of statement wins. To solidify their tournament hopes, the Utes need to snatch victories in their remaining games, particularly against higher-ranked opposition, and make a deep run in the Pac-12 tournament. Their offense has shown firepower, which could propel them forward, but it's their defense that will need to tighten up to ensure positive outcomes in these critical matchups. A strong finish to the season and a robust showing in the conference tournament could see them shake off the inconsistencies and punch their ticket, but as it stands, they're nervously on the outside looking in.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6E Washington135W101-66
11/10UC Riverside230W82-53
11/16(N)Wake Forest36W77-70
11/17(N)Houston3L76-66
11/19(N)St John's35L91-82
11/27@St Mary's CA50W78-71
11/30(N)Hawaii169W79-66
12/5Southern Utah252W88-86
12/9BYU27W73-69
12/16Utah Valley170W76-62
12/20Bellarmine313W85-43
12/29Washington St43W80-58
12/31Washington86W95-90
1/4@Arizona St120L82-70
1/6@Arizona4L92-73
1/11UCLA107W90-44
1/14@Stanford133L79-73
1/18Oregon St152W74-47
1/21Oregon71W80-77
1/24@Washington St43L79-57
1/27@Washington86L98-73
2/3Colorado38W73-68
2/8Arizona4L105-99
2/10Arizona St120L85-77
2/15@USC116L68-64
2/18@UCLA107W70-69
2/24@Colorado38L89-65
2/29Stanford133W90-68
3/2California113W88-59
3/7@Oregon St15260%
3/9@Oregon7139%