Projecting the 2012-2013 Hoops Season
Krystkowiak

Posted Nov 15, 2012


The Running Utes enter year 2 of Pac 12 play with a revamped roster. The Inside The Utes staff takes their shot at predicting the season.

Utah's Final Record
Karren- 15-15
Kimmel- 15-15
Olson- 15-15
Smith- 15-15
Swinney- 16-14

Utah Team MVP
Karren- Jordan Loveridge
Kimmel-Loveridge
Olson- Glen Dean
Smith- Dean
Swinney- Loveridge

Leading Scorer
Karren- Loveridge
Kimmel- Loveridge
Olson- Loveridge
Smith- Loveridge
Swinney- Loveridge

Leading Rebounder
Karren- Bachynski
Kimmel- Loveridge
Olson- Washburn
Smith- Bachynski
Swinney- Bachynski

Jason Washburn will be counted on to be an inside presence for the Utes
Assist Leader
Karren- Dean
Kimmel- Dean
Olson- Dean
Smith- Jared DuBois
Swinney- Dean

The Running Utes' Season Will Be a Success If...

Karren- If they win at least 15 games and/or they finish in any position other than 12th in the Pac-12.

Kimmel- Cedric Martin and Jarred DuBois can man the fort until a healthy Aaron Dotson returns. The Utes need to handle the cupcakes

Olson- Utah finishes .500 or close to. The younger guys show improvement throughout the season. Keep games a lot closer than last year, less blowouts. Increase the average attendance and get the fans interested in the program again.

Smith- Utah does not finish last place in conference, finishes with 14 or more wins, and plays in a postseason game.

Swinney- The Utes finish in the top 10 in the conference and finish with a winning record.

Pac 12 Predicted Order of Finish

Karren
UCLA
Arizona
Stanford
Cal
Washington
Colorado
Oregon
USC
Oregon State
Washington State
Utah
Arizona State

Kimmel
Arizona
Stanford
UCLA
Colorado
Cal
Washington
Oregon
USC
Oregon State
Utah
Arizona State
Washington State

Olson
Arizona
UCLA
Stanford
Cal
Washington
Oregon
USC
Utah
Washington State
Oregon State
Arizona State

Freshman Kyle Anderson is looking to bring UCLA back to the promised land
Smith
Arizona
Colorado
UCLA
Cal
Stanford
Washington
Oregon
Utah
USC
Oregon State
Washington State
Arizona State

Swinney
UCLA
Arizona
Cal
Oregon
Colorado
Washington
USC
Stanford
Washington State
Utah
Oregon State
Arizona State

Pac 12 Teams To Make NCAA Tournament
Karren- Arizona, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Colorado
Kimmel- Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, COlorado, Cal, Washington
Olson- Arizona, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Colorado
Smith- Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Stanford, Cal
Swinney- UCLA, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Colorado

All Pac 12 Team
Karren- Allen Crabbe (Cal), CJ Wilcox (Washington), Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Andre Roberson (Colorado), Brock Motum (Washington State)
Kimmel- Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Mark Lyons (Arizona), Muhammad, Roberson, Josh Smith (UCLA)
Olson- Crabbe, Muhammad, EJ Singler (Oregon), Motum, Roberson
Smith- Chasson Randle (Stanford), Lyons, Crabbe, Roberson, Motum
Swinney-Muhammad, Crabbe, Anderson, Roberson, Solomon Hill (Arizona)

Creighton's Doug McDermott is headlining many preseason all american teams
Pac 12 Player of the Year
Karren- Muhammad
Kimmel Roberson
Olson- Crabbe
Smith- Crabbe
Swinney- Muhammad

All American Team
Karren- Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Peyton Siva (Louisville), Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), James McAdoo (North Carolina), Cody Zeller (Indiana)
Kimmel- Mike Moser (UNLV), Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Jamaal Franklin (SDSU), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) and Jeff Withey (Kansas)
Olson-Trey Burke (Michigan), Franklin, McDermott, Thomas, Zeller
Smith- Canaan, McDermott, Tony Mitchell (North Texas), Noel, Zeller
Swinney- Muhammad, McDermott, Zeller, Canaan, Burke

National Player of the Year
Karren-Peyton Siva (Louisville)
Kimmel- Mike Moser (UNLV)
Olson- Cody Zeller (Indiana)
Smith- Zeller
Swinney- Doug McDermmot (Creighton)

Mike Moser and UNLV are looking to return to their glory days
Final Four Teams
Karren-Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas
Kimmel- UNLV, Florida, Duke, North Carolina State
Olson- Michigan, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas
Smith- Florida, Indiana, Gonzaga, Michigan State
Swinney- UCLA, Louisville, UNLV, Michigan

National Champion
Karren- Louisville
Kimmel- North Carolina State
Olson- Kansas
Smith- Indiana
Swinney- Louisville




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