It's refreshing to hear Boylen talk about defense, as that was absent last year. While the Utes did give up 96 points, it's important to note that the game had a 24 second shot clock, not the regular 35 second shot clock seen in college basketball.
It's also good to see Boylen made adjustments, as Utah was down big early on in the game. That fighting attitude is something the team lacked last season, as they were often on the other side of the comeback -- watching as the opponent erased Utah's big lead.
On Stephen Weigh:
Boylen has ridden Weigh hard during practice, but it seems to be paying off. I'm glad Weigh did well in his homeland and hopefully he can build on this and use it toward a good 2007-'08 season.
On Luke Nevill:
Nevill struggled early, but it looked like he found his game in the second half. It's also neat to hear the arena was sold out, so hopefully there were a lot of fans cheering on the Utes.
On Utah's rematch with Perth:
He's right about this team not handling success. They would follow up a big win with a really bad loss and it will be interesting to see if the success against Perth today carries over into Saturday's game.
Boylen and his coaching staff will be breaking down game film, interesting concept. I always wondered if Giacoletti ever did this after a loss, let alone a win. Hopefully it yields results and the Utes don't find themselves in a hole Saturday.