Who's still not excited? Yeah, I kinda know the feeling. Hard to imagine there would be so much apathy toward Utah basketball ten years ago. Yet that seems to be the case. It's even more appalling when you realize the Runnin' Utes are taking on an in-state rival who's given us some memorable games over the years.
But that's exactly what we're facing tonight. It's something that has been building for a few years now and even though Utah played extremely well last year, there seems to be a Giacoletti hangover still pounding away at the program today. I mean, God bless Jim Boylen for trying to inject some energy into a lifeless fan base, but even that doesn't seem to be doing much of anything. Of course, it doesn't help when the team loses to Idaho.
Anyway, enough ranting about that. Tonight is a big night for the Utah basketball team. It always is when they play the Aggies. Especially since last year's game ended pretty painfully for the Utes. But with how the team struggled last week, I'm not sure what to expect from them this week.
Especially since Utah State appears to be a good team. They were picked to repeat as WAC champions and even though their lone win was close, this is a team capable of beating Utah. If the Utes play as poorly on the defensive end tonight as they did in their opener, it probably means they will.
Though it's hard getting into the basketball mood, I hope those who live in the Salt Lake Valley at least make a trip up to the Huntsman Center to watch tonight's game. Tipoff is at 6:00, so get there plenty early and cheer loud - because I expect USU fans to do the same.