They never shook those road woes.
Through 10 games away from the Huntsman Center, close losses, blown leads and traumatic endings, Utah basketball somehow managed to throw almost all of those attributes into one grand finale - a 70-58 defeat to St. Mary's in Tuesday's NIT first round.
You want ugly? All you had to do was look at Utah play basketball at the offensive end. You want traumatic? St. Mary's somehow took this game over with a 25-6 run towards the end of the game. You want a blown lead? The Utes led 30-17 at one point and were very much in control.