Usually, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak isn't one to look into the future, or to try and predict how anything beyond the next game will turn out.
So when he makes a bold statement - or prediction, if you will - it's best to listen.
For the Utah media, such a moment came on Sunday night, right after the Utes defeated Arizona State 86-63 at the Huntsman Center.
The question came from yours truly, and it was innocent enough.
Can you guys make the NCAA Tournament?
His answer? "We plan on winning the Pac-12 tournament, and not worrying about the Selection Committee."
That's pretty bold.
Now. Should Utah not win the conference tournament, the Utes will probably need to win two of their next three and advance to the semifinals to have a chance at an at-large berth. The NCAA Tournament bubble is soft right now, and there are opportunities for the Utes to play themselves into the conversation.