Runnin' Utes 2013-2014 Preview

The Runnin' Utes look to capitalize on the momentum they gained towards the end of last season.

Utah's Final Record
Karren: 22-9
Gorringe: 21-9
Olson: 17-13
Swinney: 20-14
Jackson: 21-9

Team MVP
Karren: Jordan Loveridge
Gorringe: Delon Wright
Olson: Jordan Loveridge
Swinney: Jordan Loveridge
Jackson: Jordan Loveridge

Leading Scorer
Karren: Jordan Loveridge
Gorringe: Delon Wright
Olson: Jordan Loveridge
Swinney: Jordan Loveridge
Jackson: Jordan Loveridge

Leading Rebounder
Karren: Jeremy Olsen
Gorringe: Renan Lenz
Olson: Jordan Loveridge
Swinney: Jordan Loveridge
Jackson: Jeremy Olsen

Assist Leader
Karren: Parker Van Dyke
Gorringe: Brandon Taylor
Olson: Brandon Taylor
Swinney: Delon Wright
Jackson: Delon Wright

Runnin' Utes season will be a success if…
Karren: If the Utes can get out of the non-conference slate with at least 13 wins, they should have enough momentum to carry them to a handful of conference wins. .500 or better in-conference would be a major success.
Gorringe: If the Utes win 20 games and make a postseason tournament. NIT preferably.
Olson: The Utes make it into the Pac-12 Tournament as an 8 or higher seed, and show that they can compete with every team in the conference. This team must prove that they can win on the road.
Swinney: If the Utes make it to the NIT.
Jackson: If the Utes can win 20+ games, go .500 in Pac-12 play, and make a postseason tournament

Pac-12 predicted order of finish
Karren: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Utah, USC, Washington State, Oregon State
Gorringe: Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, Cal, Utah, Stanford, Washington, USC, Oregon State, Washington State
Olson: Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, Washington, Stanford, Utah, USC, Oregon State, Washington State
Swinney: Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Cal, Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Utah, Washington State, Oregon State
Jackson: Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Utah, Washington, Oregon State, USC, Washington State

Pac-12 teams to make NCAA Tournament
Karren: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado and Arizona State
Gorringe: Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State
Olson: Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon
Swinney: Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Cal, Colorado
Jackson: Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona State

All Pac-12 team
Karren: Jahii Carson, Justin Cobbs, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Bachynski
Gorringe: Jahii Carson, Aaron Gordon, C.J. Wilcox, Kyle Anderson and Mike Moser
Olson: Jahii Carson, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Anderson, Aaron Gordon, Dwight Powell
Swinney: Kyle Anderson, Jahii Carson, CJ Wilcox, Nick Johnson,and Jordan Adams
Jackson: Jahii Carson, Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Bachynski

Pac-12 Player of the Year
Karren: Spencer Dinwiddie
Gorringe: Jahii Carson
Olson: Jahii Carson
Swinney: CJ Wilcox
Jackson: Jahii Carson

All American Team
Karren: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Mitch McGary (Michigan)
Gorringe: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Jabari Parker (Duke), Gary Harris (Michigan), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Mitch McGary (Michigan)
Olson: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Julius Randle (Kentucky), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and Aaron Craft (Ohio State)
Swinney: Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Mitch McGary (Michigan), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
Jackson: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Jabari Parker (Duke), Mitch McGary (Michigan), Alex Kirk (New Mexico), Isaiah Austin (Baylor)

Player of the Year
Karren: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
Gorringe: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
Olson: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
Swinney: Gary Harris (Michigan State)
Jackson: Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)

Final Four Teams
Karren: Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, and Duke
Gorringe: Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Michigan State
Olson: Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina
Swinney: Kansas, Gonzaga, Louisville, Michigan State
Jackson: Kansas, Duke, Ohio State and Syracuse

National Champion
Karren: Kansas
Gorringe: Kansas
Olson: Kentucky
Swinney: Kansas
Jackson: Kansas


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