The up and down Utes (10-9, 3-2) are looking for their sixth win in their last eight games when they face the Wyoming Cowboys (8-11, 1-4) tonight in Laramie.
After a sluggish start to the season, the Utes have found a bit of consistency. Utah now is at full strength and it is showing on the court. They will face a struggling Cowboys team that returns home on a three game losing streak.
Utah head coach Jim Boylen is concerned with Wyoming's speed and quick style of play:
For Wyoming, very concerned about their athleticism, speed and quickness. Their as quick and athletic as anyone in the league. The tempo they want to play at is fast. Their pressure defense concerns me. We can not have turnovers for touchdowns. We have to get our butts back and make them play through us, not by us. It's very, very important in this game.
A quick, high tempo game could be a concern for the Utes when they have a bigger lineup with guys like David Foster in the game. If Utah struggles with the fast pace they may have to go with a smaller lineup.
If the Utes win and New Mexico loses, the Utes can actually jump the Lobos in the MWC standings and take over the #3 spot. Utah is still a player in the MWC and is just two games out of first place.
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010, 6:00 PM PST