@ Utah Utes
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009, 7:00 PM MST
Jon M. Huntsman Center
Okay, so I know the men's basketball team has not been very consistent or good this season. I know we're all still in football mode and the farthest thing from our minds right now is a basketball game. Yeah, it's like a million below outside and it's the mid-week. But there is a semi-decent opponent coming to town tonight and it would be nice to have at least a half-packed arena.
Tonight's opponent is Michigan. The Wolverines. You know, they made the dance last year and were supposed to do some good things in 2010. That doesn't seem likely (they're 4-3 with losses to Marquette, Alabama and Boston College - all unranked) - but it's still a good test for Boylen's team. To put it bluntly, they can't afford to lose this game if there is any hope of salvaging what has turned out to be a pretty horrific rebuilding year.
The good news is that the Wolverines enter the game on a shooting slump and with them traveling to Utah, they will face an uphill battle in this one. Of course, that's if the Utes don't shoot themselves in the foot, which is never a guarantee.
Regardless, this isn't the typical cupcake you see on Utah's home schedule in the month of December. So, brave the cold and get your asses to the Huntsman Center. Or not. I don't really care. But hey, maybe they'll win.