by Ken Pomeroy on Friday, January 6, 2012
Utah beat Washington State 62-60 in a 60 possession, overtime game on Thursday night. I was there. This is was I saw.
Heading into last night, no team in the nation had a better shot at going winless in conference than Utah. Their inaugural Pac-12 contest was a 40-point loss to Colorado, who is (despite now leading the conference at 2-0) probably somewhere between the 7th and 11th best team in the conference. By the end of the night, the Utes were off the hook. As was the third-most likely team, Grambling who beat Alabama A&M 60-55. The bottom line is that it’s very difficult to go through a conference slate winless, no matter how bleak the situation looks after non-conference play. The onus is now on Towson, who has a 29% chance of losing their last 15 CAA games. Despite being on a 34-game losing streak, I…