Utah basketball embarrassed in home loss to Cougars

Jim Boylen made some Utah history tonight. It's too bad none of it was good. 

He became the first coach in the modern era of Utah basketball to lose seven consecutive games. You've got to go all the way back to the 1940s to find a similar streak. 

He became the first coach in Utah basketball history to start 1-6 against the Cougars. That's one game worse than Lynn Archibald, who was 2-5 after his first seven against BYU. 

Lastly, he became the first coach since 1980 to give up 100-plus at home.  

Three new additions to the great book of Utah history. 

Three new additions that almost certainly will cost Boylen his job at the end of the year. 

It's now at the point where we're not even dealing with a hypothetical or possibilities - this is reality. Jim Boylen, unless an improbable turnaround, won't be back for the 2011-12 season. 

As for the game? Well it went about as badly as you could have expected. The Utes had 20 turnovers and were torched by Jimmer Fredette - who had 47 points in tonight's game. 

Nothing went right. 

Now Utah is 7-10 on the season. Believe it or not, this Utes team was 7-3 at one point. 

That seems like an eternity ago.

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