Well, you want to be able to end the season where whether you win or lose there’s no next game, and that’s a situation Utah finds themselves in. Sure, it’s not the big, big game, but playing for a trophy is always cool, and being able to end the season with a win is a big deal. It’s been a really good run over the last couple of weeks for the Utes, and now they’re going to have to play much better tonight to beat a very good Penn State team in what will be basically a home game for them.
Penn State thumped Mississippi State in the semifinal the other night, and has been battle tested in this tournament, being a 4-seed. They are long and can cause some fits for the Utes, so Utah needs to come prepared and ready to ball out. They can’t start slow, like they did against Western Kentucky, and they can’t allow as many offensive boards as they did on Tuesday. It has to be 40 minutes of clean, hardnosed basketball, and the usual suspects need to step up for the Utes, and maybe others.
So when you get off work at 5, tune and and let’s see if the Utes can get this done.
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