Larry Krystkowiak and his staff tried to tell the players in the five weeks leading up to Friday night's 91-64 win over St. Martin's.
During scrimmages, makeshift referees called fouls frequently.
But nothing's going to prepare a team for the real thing....like the real thing.
The Utes were whistled for 23 fouls against the Saints. Many of them were of the ticky tack variety. You see, the NCAA is outlawing all hand-checking this season. For teams that don't adjust, it will leave them in foul trouble.
So Utah has nothing left to do but adjust.
"We're going to have to figure out some ways to not foul," Krystkowiak said. "There's nothing like seeing this up close, and we're going to have to adjust in some ways and figure some things out."