Gotta get to that point, we're undefeated when we lead by 10 at any point in any
game this season.
The guys just need to relax and have some fun. They are way too tight! In with
the good, out with the bad.
Report on the game at it's conclusion please.
Enjoy the last 14 minutes of your season tds.Easiest 10/7 upset pick
in the history of the tournament. I can't wait to watch the crash
and burn. Here it comes.....
Don't hold your breath cewgs. We all knew the outcome before the season even
....and now they're up 13 half-way through the 2nd half...go cougars
tds up a few - 5 minutes left. I stand by what I said. The season crumbles
pass the ball!!!!!!
get'n really quite on the posts LOL!
tie game. 2 minutes left. HA - this is great. Sure, we had a bad season, but
watching this "amazing season" crash and burn is just as good. See ya back in
Provo tonight cewgs!
I also stand by what I've been saying. Utah watching this from their couch! I
won't back down on that statement.
I want Coach Rose to do well, but BYU is going to lose this game. And how long
before we hear the first comment about the officials!
This is bad. I guess it could be worse, we could be Utah fans.
Cougars go into fold mode. Let JT crank up the 3, you will win for sure, not!!
OT BABY!!!! Kewgs down by 3
What is the spread on this game?
Wasn’t the spread 4 or 5 points for BYU??
I never comment on these boards but I gotta say that I used to love watching
Jimmer play. Thought he was amazing. Now I can't stand watching him. With all
the talent on the BYU team, it is sickening to watch him force so many stupid
shots. So what if he makes one now and then if your team loses. Pass the stupid
Double overtime. What a game!
I'm a BYU fan, but if this is all they've got, they're really going to need to
step it up in the second round!
Winning in the tourney is nice, how was watching that game from home Boylen? See
you guys Saturday for our NEXT game.
BYU was lucky to escape this one. Jimmer is great, but looks half asleep. He
better wake up to face Kansas State. Wow! we won't hear anything about the
officials because BYU won.
The curse is broken!!!!!!!!!!Yeah Baby!!!!Haters go
Quick, keep an eye on the BYU haters. I'm afraid they may be looking for a
window to jump out of.
"Jimmer is great, but looks half asleep. He better wake up"Could be
a tummy ache.
Heart Attack Central.Great win BYU!GO COUGS!
Good coaching move to pull JT down the stretch. After his first shot today I
thought he was going to be a big factor. He almost was but thank goodness that
WOW!Great game for Loyd, who was so key to this win!Another tough game for the Cougs. They need an inside presence. Keep
fighting, men!Loyd continues to amaze me!!!!!
the utie prognosticators that predicted defeat, what do you have to say now?
Where's the "one and done" chant now? BYU is THE dominant sports program in the
state. Football (remember 3 out of the last 4), basketball (we go dancing and
the U doesn't), what a great time to be a Cougar. I can't wait to read the
brainless comments that will pour forth from the little uties who only want to
try to be as good as the TDS. I'm sure they'll make Max Hall's comment seem
even more appropriate. LOL!!!!
I would like all "One and done" people to please come back to the comment
boards. It's no fun if you're not around to eat crow!
uties. Don't have anything to cheer for, so why not look stupid and just cheer
against BYU. So classy those little uties who only want to imitate that TDS.
good job Cougs.. but you got lucky. Florida had the game in their hands both
times at the end of the game and 1st overtime, but still doesn't matter you won.
Good luck! would be awesome if you beat K-state
Loyd came through. He was MVP of the game.
So are all of the naysayers going to get back on here and eat crow? Show some
class and admit you were wrong!
You people are clueless. The guy is one of the best shooters in the league.
Let's see today - 13/26 for 37 points. what a ballhog huh people? He should
have passed more. HAThe only thing worse than you jimmer haters are
Look at his shooting percentage, he really needs to spread the ball. He missed
like seven layups. We don't win this one without Loyd. He played loose and
poised the whole game. Should have pulled Jackson early and left Haws in,
except for that three when we were down four he was abysmal today. Need a
rebounding clinic for next game.All that being said, it feels good
to finally win!!
2OT to beat Florida? Lame
I am exhausted!!!Thank goodness BYU pulled that out, would have been
so disappointing. Should have been a 15-point win, but we are BYU, we take what
we can get. Who says the Y can't win the close ones?Rose needs to
tell them to push the pace, no matter the score. They had a 13 point lead and
lost it playing slow-down.
I guess all you "one-and-done"-ers can start dishing up your plates of crow.
What a great game! no more one and done, must be painful to watch if you where
rooting for the other team. non and done, non and done, non and done. Can't
wait for next year to see how Michael Loyd, Jimmer and Embry play together.
Hope the other three MWC teams do well today!
What an embarasement for the haters. Almost every post is from one of you
drooling for a BYU loss. You are pathetic in your envy and hatred. By the way,
Jimmer complainers, he shot 50%. Great game for Lloyd.
it took you double overtime to beat the last and prob most unworthy team in the
tournament. I hate you and even I thought that you would win easily. Narrow win
against a bad florida team, oh well you will get killed by k state. so enjoy
dancing in the streets of provo like the oklahoma game. I mean you deserved it,
best byu team ever and you were lucky that florida ran out of gas.
Lucky break. BYU looked pathetic
BYU looked listless. This was a lucky win
BYU escapes but I don't see them beating K-State in the second round.
Well done. Loyd Jr. is a beast. Jimmer is pretty solid too. Finally give me
something to cheer about. Congrats boys.
I sincerely hope that all of the "one and done" Ute Fans (aka Cougar haters) go
back to their mommies crying their eyes out. They have suffered yet another
blow to their fragile egos and immature emotions now that the Cougars won.
He played well and hit his shots when we needed it.
It was the Loyd and Jimmer show.
Wuuuuhooooooo! Way to go Cougs!!!! Not that the local press did their best to
remind you about that one and done streak! It's over! Now I hope the local
press will congratlulate you as much as they hyped you!Great game to
start the tourney. Love the Fredette wave!!!
What an embarrassment for the haters. Almost every post is from one of you
drooling for a BYU loss. You are pathetic in your envy and hatred. By the way,
Jimmer complainers, he shot 50%. Great game for Lloyd. Heart attack of a game.
Congrats on the win. It was obvious though that BYU has trouble when the other
team has a decent post game. BYU was fortunate that they made enough plays down
the stretch to not lose in regulation and the 1st overtime and then to win it in
double OT. Good luck the rest of the way. Hope my Aggies can show you how to
beat A&M.One question though: Why do many fans here always have to bring
down the Utes? Shouldn't you be the bigger person and maybe just cheer for your
teams success? Just wondering.
No lame is NOT being in the tourney!
Ahh it really is fun - even when the "One and done" people are gone. They
really aren't Utah fans - just somebody trying to bug anyone they can. They are
probably busy searching for a soccer article so they can razz the soccer fans
for awhile.Great win BYU, you did what you were supposed to do. Now
go out and play tough against Kansas State.
Congratulations, Cougars. Great effort in both OTs.
Sorry if it took 2OTs to beat Florida, but how many OTs did it take Utah this
year to win its first game in the Big Dance? Wait, they didn't even go. HA HA
YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH! Even though we can't cram into the Marriott center, we
squeezed 1000+ students into the Wilk to watch BYU finally put this game away.
Jimmer with 37 points and 50% shooting, Loyd with 26 points and 70% shooting.
Loyd is a MONSTER. This man took control and scored all the points in the first
overtime. And Jimmer sealed it in the second with two treys. I love you, Jimmer,
and Senor Loyd Jr. EAT CROW! We got this one!
Don't like the odds against Kstate. Should have blown out Florida especially
after forcing 21 turnovers. The game should have never sniffed OT.
Good game Cougars. Fans don't loose sight of what BYU just did. Let's not spew
hate and forget about the acomplishments of the team. They didn't quit and kept
fighting. The Coaches did great and Rose is a great coach. Haters will never
go away, but remember your team might be on a roll now and we know that it won't
last FOREVER...... Come on Boylen please get us there next year.
Nice work Cougars!!! Way to represent, there was a large contingency of Ags here
in Spokane cheering on the Cougars, along with some Gonzaga fans cheering on the
Cougs as well.Great win, way to represent!
Way to keep rpoise to stay in this game and win going away. I want to say more
but this will be all for me today.
I hope you're joking right. Did you not see the other scores today. Villanova
was down the whole game to a 15 seed and needed overtime to beat them. ODU beat
ND. A win is a win and BYU pulled it out.
No one id going to eat crow over a lucky loss to a Florida team that handed BYU
Yeah Boy! Bring on K-State (if they win). Did The Utes win in their
GO COUGARS! What a game! Give credit to Florida for playing hard.
Those guys were huge! From a physical standpoint they were a tough team.Finally the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in forever! Let's just
enjoy the win.Yeah obviously Kansas State is better than us, we
know. Are we going to lose? Probably, but let's enjoy the win, seriously, this
is big. K State will be very tough to beat. I think the players need
to enjoy the win, get some rest, get healthy, watch film, and put together a
game plan for a chance to win against the Wildcats.
No smack from yewts. Your team is sitting at home...again!!
It was the word of wisdom that pulled the cougs through O.T. It's a testimony
to how blessed the righteous are over the wicked!Go Cougars!!!!!
Lame? At this level, anything can happen;a W in the National Tournament is a W.
I don't share your assessment of "lame."
Wow, plenty of hubris around here considering what just happened: The best BYU
team in 30 years just took 2OT to beat a Florida team that didn't even deserve
to get into the tournament. Ease down on the calls for a national championship,
at least until you get by K State.And FYI, K State won't help you
out by sending you to the line every 30 seconds and committing 22 turnovers. I
predict a good old fashioned "rise and pout, we're getting blown out" of
Looks like some people are just a little bittter that their team isn't in the
tourny. Way to come away with a win, Cougs!
He shot around 50%. I would take that.I am an Aggie fan and was
entertained. The rest of the games today are going to feel boring after that.
Nice win. Congrats!
BYU took control a little in the second OT but was real lucky in winning this.
This shows you how overated BYU is when they almost got beat by a team that most
said shouldn't even be in the tournament. Well I guess eventually you get
lucky. Enjoy the win because it will be short lived against Kansas State in the
Hello BYU Haters, trying to say something offensive to boost your own self
esteem?.... Max Hall is still right, yall are CLASSLESS. Word.
I have no problem with you talking smack. For example - Boylen's best
recruit in 3 full seasons is Henderson - Now that is really funny. But your comment:Sure, we had a bad season, but watching this "amazing
season" crash and burn is just as good. See ya back in Provo tonight cewgs! But you really seemed more excited that BYU was going to lose than when
Utah Wins. That is sadMost BYU fans begrudging root for Utah when they
played in the Sugar Bowl. It was good for the conference. BYU beating
Florida is good for the conference.
Glad to see the Cougars get that monkey off their back. Jimmer was very Stockton
like around the cup. Still not sure they can make it to SLC next week.
Good to see the win, but the play from the front line drove me nuts. It's one
thing to not score, but not boxing out and committing silly fouls is another.
Nice win, though.
Imagine you'e a Ute fan. You're pulling your hair out by now. BYU one-ups them
in every way this year. Live in misery UU fans!
no one outside the state of utah cares about BYU
Wake up people. Bash all you want, but BYU won!!! Florida gained my respect.
They played some tough games this year and almost beat some top teams. They
don't get blown out. BYU more than likely will get smoked by K-State, but hey,
you never know during tournament time. BYU did get the monkey off their backs,
so watch out. They could come be more relieved and play their style against
Cewgs - be proud once you've done something impressive - like win one or two bcs
games or go to a final four. One madness game. Not impressive
I'm an apologetic Lakers fan, tiring of the "Kobe show". Familiar? Spred it
around and remember the game plan. Maybe you need to watch Stockton just a
little more.. But congrats.
Florida was not the "last and prob most unworthy team in the tournament." They
were a 10 seed for crying out loud. All the haters need to ease up on Jimmer
and the Cougs. The guy had 37 points and BYU actually won a tournament game.
There was no luck involved and if BYU sucks so bad how come they keep beating
the Utes, who are sitting at home right now?
To all my beloved (NOT) BYU haters, BYU WON!!!!!!!!!! That must pain you
greatly and you deserve every ounce of anguish. And, lest you
bloviate about the 2OT's required, may I direct your attention to 2-Seeded
Villanova needing OT to beat 15-Seed Robert Morris and 11-Seed OldDominion
beating 6-Seed NotreDame.The March Madness mantra is Survive &
Advance. BYU survived. YaaaHooooooooo! and BYU is advancing. Go Cougs!!!!!
All the BYU hating yewts cluck and crow about BYU being one and done. Then when
it doesn't happen and BYU wins it....'oh it was just lucky' and 'way to barely
beat the worst and most undeserving team in the tourney'. Well yewties, what
does that say about YOUR team that we clobbered at YOUR arena, if BYU is so
lucky to have beaten a terrible team. Have fun watching your women gymnastics
team, since goodness knows your basketball team is home picking their noses and
watching BYU advance in the Big Dance.
I think not. Rose did a very good job of coaching against a very good coach. The
BYU bigs learned they can rebound and play in the NCAA. They need to box out a
lot better. BYU occasionally ran their offense and still managed to
win. BYU played pretty decent D part of the game. Fredette is
getting a lot of ink and much of it is deserved but he also almost lost this
game by going inside and trying to draw fouls that he is not going to get in the
NCAA. He has to adjust his game and run the offense. Lloyd was
awesome. He came to play and it was obvious. The rest of the team kind of went
in fits and starts but at least the big monkey is off of BYU they should be able
to loosen up. They have nothing to lose against KState. BYU can not
afford to be one dimensional relying on the PG to score the majority of the
points. There has to be a team effort.BYU bigs are better than most
people realize. They are not great but they are adequate. Jimmer needs to run
I can't wait until we get a chance to destroy Kansas State on national
Stay Classy yewts
Quick, lock the windows. This guy may be looking to jump.
from a Utah State fan.I hope the rest of the schools from our local
conferences can beat some of these so called "power conference" schools..... go
BYU fans: Show some class and quit rubbing it in the Utes' fans faces. Give it a
break. We were fortunate to win and break the streak. Congrats to
Jimmer and Lloyd who had fantastic games. Now we are the underdog again and can
play like we have nothing to lose. Go Cougs!
Great finish! Now on to bigger and better things taking down overconfident K
State (or maybe N. Texas with the way this day has been playing out).To all BYU haters, get over it. The Cougars rock this season and deserve this
win, and have a legit shot of making it to the Elite Eight (beat Kansas State
and the next game is in Salt Lake City!).
Oklahoma City — Cleaning crews at the Ford Center today discovered what at
first appeared to be an old fur coat that was matted and dirty. Upon closer
examination it was determined to be a 17 year-old deceased monkey.
Keep picking Syracuse or Kentucky or Duke to lose and they finally might. So
what?All this silly talk about best BYU team ever is such a joke.
This is a good team. They had the luck of playing in a conference with crappy
teams like Utah, Colorado State, and TCU. That got them enough wins
to get a high enough seed to have a chance to win. They overcame a huge letdown
and some poor play to win.In this tournament, winning in overtime is
as good a winning by 20. Ask Villanova. Ask Notre Dame.Another
game is another chance to win. And another chance for Ute predictors to be
wrong, this time for the 31st time this season.
...that all the haters would ignore their one and done claims and talk trash
about the second round. What round are you guys in? Just curious.Stay off the boards clowns unless you are going to admit you are pathetic
haters. Go Cougars!!!!!!
With out him, BYU is mediocre at best. Happily Fredette can shoot the eyes out,
but he is slow and can't jump. MLJ can shoot, is quick, and can really
jump--what a man!!Total rebounds: Florida 45 BYU 33. That is
potentially a 30+point difference. Same as happened with New Mexico. No
rebounding = no farther, just a fact.
There went your reason for living!
The Ute commenters were right. One and done...for Florida.NCAA
losing streak over: check.Monkey off back: check.Uties
still mouthing off: check.See you in Round 2 and beyond, Cougar
BYU played tight with the lead. Now with a win, they'll play loose and have a
good shot at beating K-state. This was a close game, but only because Florida
made so many threes. BYU had to weather the storm of a hot shooting team and
they did. BYU looked great most of the game. Jackson Emery is the MVP. His three
toward the end of regulation saved BYU.
Fredette's 37 in post-season is not a BYU record; Ainge had 42 against UCLA in
1981...get your facts straight DN.
Congratulations on the win. But I didn't like the haircuts some of those BYU
players had. I can't believe Coach Rose let some of his players play with those
mohawks. Doesn't BYU have an honor code or something???
Proably in the hospital from the hate which most likely caused either a heart
attacke or a stroke. Have a nice recovery.
Why does Dave Rose insist on having Tavernari in close games at the end?? He
single-handedly kills us. Two terrible, rushed 3 point shots, no defense or
rebounding, and have you noticed that he will not, under any circumstance, dive
on the floor for a ball? He bends over and half-heartedly slaps around at it,
but he'd rather give it over to the other team than jump on it.JT
wants to be the hero, and he's willing to sacrifice the good of the team to get
it. Can't wait to see him head off into the sunset.
So will "oneanddone" come back on Saturday as "twoanddone"?
We all know Jimmer puts himself in a tough position to force shots on a few
drives every game. But the guy only set the all-time BYU post season single game
scoring mark and made half his shots. What more do some of you want? We are
extremely lucky to have him and more than lucky to have Loyd emerge as a great
player as well. I would have liked to have seen Abuou play more. Like Loyd, he
has BCS caliber athleticism allowing him to run and jump with the big boys -
unlike JT and Miles.Now if our bigs can step it up a notch (or
three) we will be in for a great game Saturday!! Go Cougs!!
LUCKY!!!! They won't be so fortunate against Kansas State!
"Shouldn't you be the bigger person and maybe just cheer for your teams success?
Just wondering. "Does that include the title of your comment
also.What a hypocrite.
Congrats on the win. I'm glad the Cougars won. My Utes won't always be down
like they are now. A Cougar team that has won a tourney game in recent memory
makes the conference stronger.
This was not pretty, but BYU played just well enought to win. I agree with
prior posters that BYU should have won handily. Questionable shot selection at
times, horrible job on the defensive boards, and periods of less than stellar
effort (another slow start) could have ruined this game for BYU (and would have
ruined BYU if they had played a better team). Why is it that BYU seems to
routinely sleepwalk through the first half of games? I have to believe that
Coach Rose harps on this. If BYU can muster event decent energy to start games,
they would be much better. Loyd has proven to be the guy to jumpstart the team
over the last few games. I like keeping a consistent starting lineup, but the
moment things start to get stale on offense after tipoff, Loyd should be off the
bench. Saturday is a new game. Thankfully. Let's hope they can bring the
intensity at the start because they will need it.
Nice win Cougs...against a team that isn't even ranked.Congratulations anyway.
Great game for Cougar fans. The players played their hearts out, the Florida
team played their hearts out. Both teams made some runs and brought the game
back to close compeition. Florida could have won but didn't when they missed
their shots, but BYU's D made them take tough shots. Both teams played very
well. Jimmer and Lloyd are an amazing tandem. Lloyd brings so much
energy and quickness to the floor and Jimmer can hurt the other team on the
drive or from 3 pt. land or by assists to his teammates. He did both today.
Congrats to the Cougars. They played straight up, adjusted to
Forida's man to man defense and pulled out the close one. 2 OT's, what could be
better for the fans who paid to watch this one? Go Cougars. Rest
well for Saturday's game. Thanks CBS for putting the game feed on live as it is
the only game I was able to watch all year. Congrats to Coach Rose
who adjusted the game plan to counter Florida when he had to.
Someone needs to explain to me who this kid is in Michael Lloyd Jr.'s uniform.
Until two months ago, he was just another scrub who played in blowouts.He is the most exciting player I've seen in a BYU uniform since the days of
that floppy-haired kid who wore #22 back in the late '70's and early '80's.I was very worried about lossing Haws to his mission next season, but
having Lloyd in his place might just make the team even better.Does
anyone know if we have any good missionaries returning next season?Wow. Glad we got that monkey off our back.
What has happened to Jackson Emery?Outside of one steal and one
three he was no factor on offense. His defense was not up to par. At times he
appeared to be lost out there. If Emery plays a regular game, BYU wins by 15 in
Regulation.Jimmer and Michael were sensational.Miles,
Davies, Noah, Tyler, JT, and Abouo will have to be at the top of their games
Saturday.Congratulations Coaching Staff.THE MONKEY IS
OFFICIALLY OFF BYU'S BACK.
Loyd rescued the game in multiple clutch situations. I'm loving this team.
Somebody has a bad night, a team-mate steps it up and brings the W.Grats Cougars!
So on both the Trib and DNews boards, the theme emerging is the same. BYU was
lucky, should have won by more, and Florida is pathetic. Honestly, you
BYU-haters have no shame. There is no depth to which you will not go to hate the
Cougs. First they wouldn't win. Now, they didn't win by enough. Your methods of
retreat and retrench, retreat again and retrench are pathetic. Actually, it's
comical.Speaking of comical, the first two callers into 1320 KFAN
after the game were BYU haters who both used the phrase "one and done". Utes
can't even do math now! Unless they decide to forfeit the game against KState,
it's gonna be at least two and done.You Utes are truly and genuinely
pathetic. I'm beginning to think Max had a point.
Bet it was fun with a 1000 plus. Was it loud in there?WAY TO GO,
BYU!!!USU Aggies--we're all gunning for you now. Good Luck
Great Game for the Cougs. What a 3 point shot by Emery at the end of regulation
to pull us within one. That was my key shot. Loyd saved us in the first half.
And where were the refs? I saw numerous fouls, but very few calls. Once Boynton
was fouled out Gators did not have a chance to dance. Good luck to
USU, TxA&M is a very good team.Even on a bad day for Jimmer, the
others rose and shouted. Way to go Cougs. Sorry utes, next year we will be even
better.Let us see what KState has. Remeber the Cotton Bowl when they
said KState would beat us?
Are you kidding me. Go back and look at the beginning posts. All BYU haters.
When they shoot off their mouths they are going to get it shot right back at
them. Many more BYU hater comments than comments bringing utah down.
Congratulations. Well done.
Interesting haircuts some of those byu players had today. I can't believe Coach
Rose let some of his players play with mohawks. Coach Rose needs to remind some
of his players who they are representing when they play ball.
I'm so proud of the Cougars for their win today in the double OT! My heart is
still racing! Way to go guys!
Finally - on this one and how many years we tried? I say this game was luck just
to get this stupid monkey off their back. Now just relax and we will see who is
our next oponent (current score - N. Tex 10 and K State 16) - so we will see who
is our next game going to be. Dave Rose need to have both Jimmer and Michael
Loyd in the game more!
The Cougars FINALLY have a second game to play in a tourney. I really didn't
think they were gonna pull it off...
Hmmmm..... loved reading the posts. Let's see, they had 1 opportunity and played
well enough to give them another opportunity. That's how opportunities work.
The Utes had, uh, wait a sec... I'm getting it added up now... "0"
opportunities!! It must be boring to be a UTE this year. Party is in Provo if
you want to come.... Y fans are gracious and will allow you to join in.
Seriousely though, if we don't stop others from getting second chance points, we
won't be getting a second chance. Some how, some way we have to box better and
hold position. K State will focus on our struggles there and exploit it. I
am way impressed with BYU's zone defense... they are just good. Maybe that will
keep them in the next few games.
Sorry dude. BYU isn't in the sweet sixteen yet. The tremendous 32, but you're a
little ahead of yourself. We'll be in the sweet sixteen when we take
care of Kansas State.
Isn't it about time!? Finally!! Hallelujah!! Great game exciting and dramatic
until the end. Jimmer cannot be stopped. What is his last 3 game average
like 35ppg? Unreal.K-State isn't exactly destroying the Mean Green so calm
down on the predictions that they will roll us.
I am back to take my stripes. Although I am a Cougar fan, I am very fair
weather. I thought rebounding was going to kill me today - I can't believe how
inept we were. However, Loyd is awesome and there were many clutch
shots down the stretch. Congrats Cougs. Here's to hoping, with this 17 year
monkey off your back, you'll just play loose and have fun!
No more one and done! Yes!!! Way to go Cougars!
No one outside of Utah cares about BYU? Do I exist or am I a figment of my
imagination? Are there Mormons outside of Utah?
Despite blowing a 13 point lead...Jimmer then almost blowing the game, if only
he had called a timeout to set up a play, instead of going through 4 defenders
and turning it over BYU probably would have won in regulation. Anyway the
monkey is off the back and the Cougars have a great shot to continue to advance
maybe even to the Final Four.As to the clown who said no one cares
about BYU outside of Utah, yeah that's why BYU has been rated the #1 most
popular school in the country!Go Cougars!
"no one outside the state of utah cares about BYU"Actually, no one
outside the state of Utah goes to the University of Utah. Quite the opposite
What was that? What were you saying? SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I don't care if BYU won
by 30 or by 7 in 2OT. A win is a win and BYU WON! Not only that but they beat
a team that hasn't lost a tournament game in 12 games. I don't care if it's a
different team or not. We beat Florida, Utah is at home trying to figure out
how they won't get dominated for another 5 years by BYU and the Cougs are
playing Saturday! All you haters that say "lucky win" and "pathetic" all just
lil' balls of hate that have nothing better to do but hate on a great BYU team
that played an awesome game today! Nice job Cougs, let's do it again Saturday!
BYU Basketball plays on, still in the playoff to find the real national
champion!What a shame it would be if the season ended for all of
today and tomorrow's winners! In football, that's exactly what happens, you are
ONE AND DONE, WIN OR LOSE!College Basketball has it right, BCS
Football is broken :(
BYU. On top. Let's hope it lasts. Ha. These crazy UT fans, galvanating their
hate all over the place. Funny. Pathetic. From all of us Downtown, great game
Cougars, way to represent your school and your conference...
Anyone who says this was a lucky win is somehow a Ute fan and must be
criticized? It's really just fact. Florida had the chance (more than one
actually). I forget they don't teach common sense and critical thinking at the
Y. Take your win and stop showing your insecurities by ragging on Utah.
Love my Cougars!!!
No one outside the state cares about BYU-- is that why they outdraw Utah 3 to 1
in games outside Utah?
no one outside the state cares about BYU??? Most BYU alums live outside of Utah
and draw fans from all over the world. What an ignrorant comment.
Great Win Cougz!! Now hoping for the other MWC teams to get a W! and Utah State!
Seriously people. Come on! In this tournament a win is a win. Anyone
surprised at the Cougars needing double OT to beat Florida needs to take a look
at the Villanova/Robert Morris game earlier. The 2 seed nearly lost to a 15
seed. In fact, Robert Morris outplayed Villanova, but Villanova got lucky. Does
anyone think less of Villanova now? I doubt it. Anything can happen in this
tournament. Enjoy watching the tourney without no one to support and only teams
to cheer against ute fans. GO COUGS!!!
so being hated justifies hating back? that's awesome coming from a byu fan.
really, why not just be happy in winning? and to the guy spouting off
about the title of my post: just simply stating a fact. I wasn't hating or
anything. Just being happy that the aggies beat you. just happy with a win,
nothing more. but I guess if you get offended that easily, that's cool.
good luck the rest of the way.
Barely defeating a BAD Florida team means K-STATE is going to destroy the Zoobs
!Go Wildcats !
BYU= classless even in victory. Makes it hard for this Ute to cheer on the 2nd
best team in the MWC.
Congratulations BYU...way to represent the MWC! Now, let's see, BYU
won the game so there are no comments about poor officiating. Of course this
also means that BYU fans in attendance had no reason to throw trash on the
court. So...Cougs and their fans were on their best behavior last night.
Looks to me like you're the one who needs to simmer down. Who is calling for
the national championship? Stop making mountains out of mole hills in an effort
to discredit the win and let BYU fans celebrate a great game.
30-5 Baby! 30-5Great game and gutsy play to win in
double-overtime.I see all the Utah fans/BYU haters already trying to
minimize a great BYU win by calling it "lucky".The reality is, BYU
played tough D at the end of regulation and at the end of the 1st overtime to
deny Florida an easy game-winning shot.If that's what Utah fans call
"lucky", then they're just as clueless as their team has been the last 5
years.The one-and-done monkey now sits squarely on Utah's shoulders.
Enjoy the ride monkey!BYU fans will simply enjoy the ride as far as
this BYU will carry them.Again, Congrats COUGARS!Good
luck against Kansas State!
Congrats BYU. I love your fans. Utah is down, but they have also won 17 NCAA
tournament games between BYU wins. I do have conference pride, but I'm not
particularly fond of the fan base. They are proving it today. The Utes will rise
again. Good luck on Saturday, you will need it.
Probably "twoandthrwo". Or more likely "tooandthroo".
We won, but boy, where was the defense? It was horrid and nearly cost us the
game. And I love Jimmer, and he is good, but he really did have the other guys
just standing around too much. Share the ball, your teammates can shoot too.
Glad BYU won but I can't see them getting past K-State. We'll see on Saturday
but this game took a lot out of our kids. Good Luck!
UTAH DIDN'T EVEN MAKE IT TO THE DANCE! Come on haters...bring it! Look in the
mirror. Oh wait, first ya gotta pull yourselves off the COUCH first. It doesn't matter that BYU will win only one game in the tournament this year.
Thats more than Utah did. HELLO!
What's worse, facing this tough economy or being a Ute fan? Ute fan, easily. BYU!!!!!!!!!!!
I bet if the Utes played Florida 20 times we would win one time.....maybeGo Utes!! I have the Utes to win the whole thing!!!
When is Utah playing? Oh...Nevermind. Ha ha. GO COUGARS!
Some may call me crazy, but I think that going to 2OT and winning will benefit
BYU more than if they had won comfortably. It proved to the team that we can
overcome a big comeback, keep our poise, and pull the game out in OT. If Florida
hadn't come back and if we had won comfortably, the team could have been more
complacent the next game. I think playing a tight game and winning will be a
good boost for the team.
good win cougars....thanks to those who offered congratulations. to the coach of
the cougars...you have a remarkable athlete in #10. If it wasn't for him you
would not have won this game. i have cheered for fredette since he first started
playing for the "Y". he is a great ball player but all of us need to be grateful
for loyd for continueing on to the next game. he came on really well and has had
some great games. let him play a little more coach. if jimmer is tired like
comming up two feet short on his three's give him more rest. jimmer when you
have three tall defenders standing over you with nowhere to go next to the
basket, think for just one second about that little #4 out there all alone that
shoots 50% of his three's. you are a great player, but just make your friends
around you a little better players themselves. after all how good would you be
if they didn't get you the ball? no i am not #4's father! good luck, on
saturday. you put a smile on my face today.
How was it to cheer on the 6th team in the conference. Below .500 team, doesn't
make the big dance.Makes it hard for this Cougar fan to cheer on the
6th best team in the MWC. Especially when they done make the big dance.
Ainge had 37 against UCLA in 1981..so Fredette tied his mark.
glad to have this one behind us. NCAA BBall tourney tradition glad to have
broken. Kids can settle down now and play ball. Lots of pressure off their backs
now and they can do what we have seen them do all year.Look at the
freethrows in the last 7 minutes of regulation and then all through the OTs. Our
90+% FT shooters missed more in that time than they did in all of February and
March combined. That won't last. I expect the next game with KSU will be alot
like this one, down to the wire and Cougs win it. Final 4 BABY.
Great game. Fun to watch. The cougs stepped up. 1st round victory and talk
about mental toughness. Saturday will be harder but I sure love watching my
cougs in the second round. March madness, anything can happen.
Even if they lose on Saturday, they will be able to respond to the haters with
"2 and through, but where were U?"
One and Done haha guess you were wrong
Wannabies? Two is better than U!
How do you cheer for the Utes then, with all of the classless comments coming
from your fellow Utah fans?Utah fans = classless, even when their
team isn't even playingCongratulations BYU on getting that monkey
off your back and for representing Utah and the MWC well.Go USU
Aggies, Rebels, Aztecs and Lobos.
We're mighty short on "One and done," comments here. Congrats Cougars!
Congrats to Cougs and their fans!Keep it going and make our state
and conference proud.And to you bitter fellow Ute fans - zip it!
BYU is our brother and New Mexico and other MWC teams our our cousins. You
ought to be supporting them.Warm regards,Mark
Right Now Kansas St. is handling North Texas by 17. I would say that is
handling them. BYU better be very prepared.
Scoreboard always has the final word.Now, you BYU haters, go turn on
your local talk radio station and complain about "how" BYU won.Scoreboard says BYU advances.Scoreboard says Yewt fans are sitting
home.Scoreboard says 71-51 at YewtdomeScoreboard says
26-23Scoreboard says 99-92 (Florida fans, you are awesome!!! It was
fun sitting by you)Scoreboard says a 30-win season!!!!Scoreboard says Jimmer scored 37 on 50% shooting, Lloyd score 26One thing about the scoreboard, it could care less what you say, it only cares
about what you do.
“Ease down on the calls for a national championship…”Umm, are you delusional? Who ever mentioned a national championship? I swear
90% of the stereotypes put on BYU are completely fabricated by Utes with fragile
Did that take you all day to try and write that? Really original.
I am happy for BYU I am also glad they have some black kids on the team. I wish
the football would sign more black kids!
Good, then don't. There's plenty of room available in the Yewtah cheering room
today. Wait, they're not playing anywhere this post season, are they! I almost
forgot.Buh Bye loser!
Just curious, what are you doing on the BYU comment boards if you hate their
fans so bad anyway? Go comment on a Ute Basketball article instead. Oh wait,
THERE AREN'T ANY.Bwaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa
He who scores the most points wins! Scoreboard! Nuf said!
Utah may have won 17 games between 1993 and 2005, but Utah fans haven't learned
how SHUT their traps and stop talking smack when their team is down.Utah has tanked, while BYU has become one of the best teams in the MWC over
the last 5 seasons.
BYU fans: Cheering the states most current win!ut fans: Sitting on the
couch wondering why they spent months saying one and done anonymously and
sitting on the coach in hate.USU fans: Being followers of ut fans and now
dreading their team must match their dreaded one-sided 'rival' and pray for a
win.Any way you put it, BYU is the best team in the state!!!!! No
one can argue that. They just defeated a team who had 12 NCAA wins in a row and
the coach who has two recent championships. No team will beat that for a long
time!!!!! Go Cougs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Barely defeating a BAD Florida team means K-STATE is going to destroy the Zoobs
!Go Wildcats !"I sincerely hope you're not talking
about Weber State, you know the Weber State who blew the Big Sky Championship to
Montana, and then lost in the first round of the NIT. Yeah, go Weber!For all of you who are talking trash about barely beating Florida. What about
Vanderbilt losing to Murray St., Notre Dame losing to Old Dominion, and
Villanova beating Robert Morris by 3 in OT. Two upsets, and another near upset.
Hmmmmm. There's a reason they call it March Madness. Anything can happen. Upsets
and near upsets are the norm. Winning in everything.
Double OT win is all the more sweet, as a Ute fan I was glad to see your
victory. You should all enjoy the win, but what is with all the negative
comments toward Ute fans? Those who choose to comment in that fashion rather
than savor the victory are proving that they are just haters themselves. Perfect
example of the many is anonymous @1:52, and Max Hall. Now knock out KState then
ENJOY the victory.
Love the posts from down utes and aggies. What losers.
That should read "Winning is everything", not "Winning in everything".
Our team has stunk for 5+ years but we used to be good, therefore, since your
team stunk 5 years ago but this year you ate our lunch, we're better than
you.Huh???? Gotta love that Yewtah mentality!Note to Y
Haters - Give up the history thing. We know you USED to be good. The
Sacramento Kings USED to be good. But you're not now. Nobody currently in
BYU's basketball program was even around the last time Ewe were good. We're
talking about today. BYU's BB program is far superior to Utah's TODAY. Im sure
Boilin' will fix that though, right? ha ha ha ha ha Good one.
Funny how the DN censor posts anti-BYU comments and blocks the same comment
directed back at the ankle biters.
does winning margin mean anything? Where is the rule that you are a lesser
person, team or country except you win by a certain margin?Who sets
the margin? The haters? Bad idea that, from the postings on this site.
The Cougs after the display shown on this comment board today. Yeah, you won,
your school got a 17 year old monkey off its back good job! But you barely
squeaked by a Florida team that was one of the last if not the last team
selected into the tournament, and the way Kansas State is playing the team will
be home in time to make a 9 am Sacrament meeting Sunday morning, so enjoy this
one win. And further more, just because there are "BYU Haters" doesn't mean they
are all Utah fans, I know plenty of fans from other schools that don't like BYU
because of its fans and I can't blame em. And lastly, you don't need to remind
Utah fans their team stunk this year, we are already aware of that, and
reminding us makes us dislike you even more.
Not a good day for the higher seeds. All are having challenges - some have
lost. Was ND overrated. How 'bout Nova - a 2 seed? Good to see
the BYU survive.
Sweeeeeet! Great game Cougs! Anyone complaining about Jimmer needs to go look up
Dear "one and done" commenters from the past 2 - weeks on every bball-related
article featuring the Cougs or MWC . . .S-H-A-A-D U-P! And don't ever write in
here like that again . . get a life!
It was close. However, it the NCAA tournament. All the teams are good and
capable. I expect a lot of close games. Just ask 'Nova.I hope the
Cougars can come out a little bit looser for the next round. We can't miss
those easy shots under the basket. Gotta figure out how to keep the opponents
off the offensive boards.It was good to see Lloyd step up again.
Haws looked like he was ready to take that role also. And Jimmer... Wow! He
does force some shots, but I think he's also looking for contact and an
opportunity to get to the free throw line.And foul shots... It would
have been sad to choke this game away from the line in OT.But...
hey, the Cougars pulled through! Let's do it again Saturday!
As you can tell I am not a BYU fan. But I will have to admit that I cheered for
them in this one. The better the MWC does in the tournament, the better the
recruiting for the conference in the offseason. We need to put two teams in the
sweet 16.UNLV has the worst chance as we would have to play the #1
team in the nation next round. I like the chances of BYU and New Mexico right
now. I watched K State play earlier this year. They are a good team but
beatable. As far as San Diego State. Fisher is a bad coach. I don't think
they have much of a chance.
Well, I see we have the usual number of ten-year olds posting. I wish everyone
could just grow up. It's so sad when people can't just be happy for a team of
guys who worked hard and won a game.Go Cougars!
Jimmer is one of the top 10 best players in college basketball right now. He
may be the best player in college basketball when it come to the ability to
score from anywhere at anytime. He makes some bad decisions with the ball but
he has the ability to score every time down the floor. Even about Wall you
can't say that.
all the "one and done" comments? Ute fans have nothing to cheer for, so they
just hate on the BYU. Shows that Max Hall was right on the money. Come on Ute
fans, jump on the band wagon there's plenty of room even for little uties who
want to imitate and be just like the TDS. LOL!!!!
So, all you got to say is the Cougars were lucky to win??? Wow, you haters are
pitiful. You can't just say, "Wow, Florida played a decent game because it's
March Madness"? Too bad you're hatred blinds you. Good game, Cougars! Time
for the upset that K-State's not suspecting. Wahoo!
He is the difference and the entire team knows it. Watch the game, get
educated, then start commenting. Oh and by the way, Utah is also one and done,
but now it is the MWC.
Any win in the NCAA tournament is a good win #7 BYU beating #10
Florida 99-92 2OT GOOD!Already today#6 Notre Dame lost
to #11 Old Dominion 50-51#2 Villanova barely beat #15 Robert Morris 73-70
OT#4 Vanderbilt lost to #13 Murray State 65-66even#3 Baylor only beat #14 Sam Houston St 68-59That's four teams
seeded higher than BYU who failed to produce a more impressive win than the
Cougars did over the Gators (in fact, two of them LOST!)BYU's
defense stopped Florida in regulation and the 1st OT, then the Cougars outplayed
the Gators in the 2nd OT to earn a well-deserved win.
Be Honest cougar fans, you were all thinking one and done as your beloved
Cougars choked away a 13 point advantage!!! All that aside, good win for BYU
and the MWC (it is about time) I do agree with Idaho coug, I think Jimmer has
recently got a sever case of Tavanaritous, (jack it up whenever, whereever and
hope it drops. I hope he gets over it soon!!!!
Everyone knows Utah didn't make it to the Big Dance this year. Why must the Y
dwell on that? Focus on your team
Go climb back into that hole you crawled out of Utah troll.
Now I know why anti-depressant use is so high in Provo. You can't even just be
happy for your team. You turn everything into a BYU v Utah arguemnt. Can you
Yay!Great excitement, Cougs!
We have average coaches. Rose almost laid an egg and got bailed out by players
making plays. After FL called time out we had nothing special while FL went
inside and got back in the game. Even though we are average in coaching,
this is a great win and good luck next game!
You do realize that Florida didn't make the NCAA tournament last year. The 12
wins in a row would sound really impressive if they had been there last year
(which would mean they were the last one standing). That team that had 12 wins
in a row is gone. You beat a team that was in the NIT last year
Funny how all you Y-haters are referring to a 10 seed as "the last team to
squeek into the tournament" and "had no business being in the tournament."
There were #11-16 in 4 different brackets all lower seeds than Florida. What
are you saying, the selection committee jobs the seeds? No, couldn't be.By the way, with that #136 seed in the West bracket the Utes are will on
their way back to the Final Four! At this rate you'll be there when Rick
Majerus' Great-Grandson is your coach! Keep it up.
Congratulations to BYU! You showed the national your mentality is strong! The
game is so entertaining, I loved it! Double OT? No problem! We just WIN!
USU was one of the last teams in. I heard it straight from the head guy. There
are some classes losers out there. First, you watch a team cheering for them to
lose, then you go and post random stuff on their blog, and then you wait to see
who comments to try to think of more negative stuff to say. You people are
definitions of LOSERS! Seriously, be men and grow up. A simple congrats is
good enough, or is that too hard for 4 year olds?
BYU will beat Kstate with no problem. All the hype andjitters are gone.
Jimmer will go for 30 plus.
Now we have the toughest game behind us, the Cougars will cruise to the Final 4.
At that point, we should be tested but we will prevail. When's the downtown
After all of the one-and-done spamming from some very juvenile Utah fans ever
since the season began, BYU fans have every right to vent a little.That said, Thanks to the Utah fans who are classy enough to put
aside the rivalry long enough to congratulate the Cougars on a well-deserved
If Florida was so bad, why were they not ranked 13 or worse? A win is a win, in
OT, Regulation or 2OT! Not a fan of the hate among the Utah schools, but wins by
the Mtn West teams in the tourney are good for all the teams in the Mtn West. Go
If they try and play the zone they are playing against N Texas against us in the
second round I predict good things for the Cougars.
but K State is going to roll you big time. Florida is a bad team and you were
lucky to win. Yo Jimmer, don't you have any confidence in your
team. Pass the freaking ball dude.
I don't understand, I cheered for O of U when they went to BCS bowls, and now,
when BYU is in the Big Dance, all the Utes fans act...classless... is it really
because of the education differences?
I am I big Ute fan, but I am still glad that the Cougars Won. Good Job!
Lucky is having a horrible outside shooting team play the game of their life
from beyond the arch. Coming back from thirteen is lucky...to all
the BYU haters (angry ute fans). When you win in another sport besides woman's
gymnastics this year, than you can talk smack. Are you so hateful that you
can't root for your own conference?"one and done" is a closet cougar
lover, just wishing his team was good at something...
To all|1:04 p.m. March 18, 2010the utie prognosticators that predicted
defeat, what do you have to say now? Where's the "one and done" chant now? BYU
is THE dominant sports program in the state. Football (remember 3 out of the
last 4), basketball (we go dancing and the U doesn't), what a great time to be a
Cougar. I can't wait to read the brainless comments that will pour forth from
the little uties who only want to try to be as good as the TDS. I'm sure they'll
make Max Hall's comment seem even more appropriate. LOL!!!!------Defintion of dominate over the last 5 years:BYU: 3 of 4 to
3-2 in Vegas AND 7 of 8 to 1-4Utah: 2-0 BCS with higest non-AQ team
under SOS rules AND 2005 Sweet 16.
as a lifelong Utah fan I attended two holiday bowls and rooted for BYU because
a) they were our neighbors, and b) what is good for the conference is good for
everybody. I don't see that kind of fan on either side of the rivalry any more.
Utah fans (those who post here anyway) seem rabid and immature while the BYU
fans seem childish and petty. A game won by the conference used to be good news
for all in the conference...and a loss to the conference hurt us all. Now it
seems more important for us to destroy our in state rival on and off the court
or field, than it does to win and develop as players, and have fun. The first
handful of post game comments were not cheers for the win but BYU fans trying to
call out Utah fans for a giant "neener neener". So sorry that was all the joy
you could derive from this win...it should be good for so many other reasons.
"Even though we are average in coaching,..."Who's we? Utah troll!Coach Rose is one of the best coaches in the country -- as soon as this
season is finished and Coach Rose has the required five full seasons of coaching
under his belt, he'll move into the Top 10 of winningest active coaches based on
percentage of games won.Average coaches don't win over 75% of their
games.Only a clueless fan would even think so.
Donavon is the most overated coach in the tourney he can't win with his own
Time will tell if this is the best BYU Team ever. If Virginia hadn't had Ralph
Sampson BYU would have won in 1981 and gone on to the Final Four, this team has
everything that the 81 team did. One more and it is Sweet Sixteen in SLC and I
sure hope any Utah fans at the E-Center will root for the Y! Just because I
cannot stand the Utes in MWC games doesn't mean I didnt root for them in the
Sugar Bowl or when they play in any non-conference games. The way this turned
out may be a blessing in disguise and tested the team. I expect and hope they
come out on fire and put away K-State early...BYU fans will also have the
support of Kansas fans since they HATE K- St.Go Cougars --> Final
we have a great coach, he went to the final four when he played...in fact, he
was in the championship game. you can coach so much the rest is up to the
players. yeah!! go byu!!!it was fun watching some rm's running around out there
No neener neener at all. The call out was to the hundreds of Y-Haters who have
been chanting "one and done" relentlessly for weeks now.Even if BYU
loses on Saturday the new chant will be "two and through, where were U?"
The UTES are better than b.y.u.
Although Emery's three pointer was huge, I think he is being negatively effected
by Jimmer's "ball hogging." The thing I loved about Lyod today was that he
wasn't worried who had the ball, or if anyone was hogging the ball -- he flat
out took it to them whenever he got the ball. The efficiency of his touches
were huge. Emery could improve his game by not thinking so much (obviously my
opinion) and following Lyod's aggressive example.
There are some fans (or maybe trolls) that are really strange. They slammed Max
Hall all season long yet he ended up one of the best QBs in BYU history. They
slammed John Beck his whole career yet he is good enough to be in the NFL and
now they slam Jimmer who is the best player at BYU since Danny Ainge.He scored 37 points and shot 50% had 2 steals 3 assists and a block. If you
think that is bad then you know nothing about basketball. Also, it
was a lucky game - for Florida. They played probably their bast game of the
year and still lost.
Wow! Fantastic game, Cougars! Good luck Saturday.
Fantastic game. Sweet victory. Some observations:First, major
props to Boynton from Florida - he really played out of his mind today. He left
it all out on the court. Without him, Florida folds up with 8 min to play and
loses by 20.Second, Fredette is clutch - I just love to watch that
guy play. I wish he was more comfortable with his mid-range jump shot, so he
wouldn't be so focused on drawing contact when he drives. A few 12-ft pull-up
jumpers would actually lead to more contact when he actually does drive
inside.Third, without Loyd, BYU doesn't win today. Pure and
simple.Fourth, unless K-State can either shoot the lights out from
3-point range or they have a dominant big man, I expect a very close game on
Saturday. Should be another good one.GO COUGS! It feels nice to
have the Queen Mary off our backs.
If it isn't obvious by now that JT is as bad as Miles than Rose is clueless.
Freddy, Lloyd Jr., Emery, Hartsock or Davies, and Haws is the lineup to get
In the second round in 1981, #6 BYU played #3 UCLA.The biggest
difference 2010 BYU will have to face is that 1981 game was played on a truly
neutral court on the East Coast, far away from BYU and UCLA.In the
second round in 2010, #7 BYU will play #2 Kansas State in Oklahoma City, only a
few hours drive from Kansas. Not only are the Kansas State fans in Oklahoma
City, but the Kansas fans as well.The Cougars will have to deal with
a raucous Kansas State crowd as well as a very good Kansas State team to advance
to the Sweet Sixteen.The Cougars are good enough to beat Kansas
State, but they're going to have to play their best game of the season to beat
...up here at the U.
your right! At Womans gymnastics. At Football and B-Ball, not so much. But
that's OK. Mommy will read you a nice bedtime fairytale later, about the little
utie that could.
THe problem is you have to play Kansas State. BYU squeeked by florida who I
think was not that good this year. Surely not the florida teams of the past.
As a former Utah resident now out of state and as an alum of neither school, I
can honestly say I cheer for both BYU and Utah. I missed Ainge's dash in '81
(mission) but stood and screamed at the TV when the refs robbed the Utes in '98
(remember Mottola's "charge", anybody?) The rivalry is quite a spectacle--and
the way the fans go at it is kind of like watching UFC--nasty, violent and I
LOVE it! Yes, it's a game--and the whining and bickering back and forth (by a
minority, I think) is a wonderful, vibrant part of it. Mom, if you don't like
UFC, change the channel!Now, as for the Cougs, go for it and give all of
us a thrill Saturday--but I think it will need to be more than the Jimmer
dribbling show then. By the way, his defence was a big factor down the stretch
today, it you were watching.
"Now I know why anti-depressant use is so high in Provo. You can't even
just be happy for your team. You turn everything into a BYU v Utah arguemnt. Can
you say "insecure"?"Umm I think it was the Utah fans bashing
the Y for "squeeking by" that turned it into a Y/U argumentMost of
us Y fans are happy about the win - but if you want to be insecure AND bitter -
that is your deal, not mine
Very nice. Great, exciting game to watch. Loyd Jr. and Fredette performed some
great hoops action. Congrats on the end of the "one and done" curse.
Without Jimmer's "ball hogging", BYU wouldn't have gotten past Florida.Did you ever consider that it was Jimmer's "ball hogging" and the effort that
Florida was putting into stopping Jimmer, that opened the door for Loyd?
The current utes team couldn't win the WAC.
Way to go Cubers. It did my heart good to not see you get knocked out in the
first round like usual.I'm still a Ute but I'll give you prop's.
A "W" is a "W" and an "L" is an "L"...That's the way it is, win and
you play, lose and you go home. That's right Mr. NONE AND DONE, who went into
his hole real fast.To those of you watching from your couch (The
Utah coaching staff, players and fans), the NCAA tourney brings out the best of
every team, including Fla. and their twelve game win streak. Those Fla. players
gave everything they had, and came up short.BYU has a great team.
Now they can focus on winning games.Jimmer is a stud. I wonder how
many nights Kobe, Michael, et al. shoot 50% (not comparing players, but shooting
percentages).What a fun season, what a fun four years not to be a
yewtie cewtie with all their slogans and smack, and only one win on the turf to
claim head to head.
BYU is hardly considered the dominant 'sports' program in the state...Only in the last 5 years has BYU basketball shown consistency and been a
regular Top 25 team.And the U went to the Dance last year, if you
remember back that far.When the Y is going to the tournament every
year and winning 1-2 games each time, then we can talk about some form of
consistency. Dominance requires the body of work that teams put together over
long periods of time (like the U from 1992-2004).
30 win season!!! Sweet!!!!
Congratulations cougars! That was a great game. Keep up the good work and
continue representing the MWC.
The only thing more classless than a typical classless yewt fan is a typical
classless yewtah fan pretending to be a BYU fan. We all know BYU will lose to
K-state. Two and done sounds a whole lot better than "almost .500" It's ok though, you guys are "rebuilding" huh?HA!Well
Jimmer hates you too!
Stop the shouting. You won one game. Pretty weak if you celebrate after that.
You're just barely better than the Utes this year - during a rebuilding year.
We would have beaten Florida too
A win is a win, but the team has got to play defense to advance any futher.
From the same guy about haircuts?A mowhawk is fine. Just looking and
begging for something to slam an emerging star about.Let's just be
happy he didn't trip an All-American from behind, or smack someone in the
face...(wait, that was a different team that represents well with
returned missionaries, and class, and all that).NCAA, ya take the
win and keep going.
I'll take Jimmer ball hogging and an NCAA tournament win any day of the week
over the entire Poote season. Hey Poote fans? if you were watching. BYU wasn't
the only team to squeek by today. a W is a W. Prepare for K-State and see what
"BYU should have beat them by more." "BYU got lucky". "Double Overtime?!?!"It's the NCAA Tournament!!!My favorite run to watch was back
in 1983, NC State with jimmy V, Thurl, Whittenburg, Lowe, Charles, etc. son the
close games all the way to the title.6 North Carolina State 69 11 Pepperdine 67 6 North Carolina State 71 3 UNLV 70
6 North Carolina State 75 10 Utah 56 1
Virginia 62 6 North Carolina State 63 E4 Georgia 60 W6 North Carolina State 67 W6 North Carolina State 54 MW1 Houston 52 Ute fans, just go back in your holes while BYU
keeps the W's coming!
Utah fan here ... I hate swallowing my pride like this, but good
game. Jimmer's wicked cross over to step back and nail the 3 point shot is
nearly indefensible. Lloyd come through when most of the team was panicking.
And Florida was no pushover.Thank you for not embarassing the MWC
and getting that 7 game 1st round losing streak monkey off your back.K-State will be tough ...
No more Monkey jumping on our backs!!!!
I've heard it said, and have always believed, that BYU 'is' the University of
Utah. As good as it feels to get that Gorilla off our backs (17 years) it feels
even better knowing that the 'U' is reeling in jealousy. The tide has turned
and the cycle now favors the Cougars. Great to see Kenny, Digger
and Vitale giving tons of praise/props to Rose and his courageous band of
Cougars, over on ESPN. With the Cougars owning Utah anymore, it's only fitting
that they knock off K-State then finish off their Final Four push in, are you
ready for this, Salt Lake City.It is great to be a Cougar! 'U'
fans, this is what it feels like to be in the NCAA Tournament and to be owned by
your arch rival!Stay tuned.
Interestingly there was one game in there that was not close.6 North
Carolina State 7510 Utah 56
Utes still better | 4:41 p.m. March 18, 2010Stop the shouting. You won one
game. Pretty weak if you celebrate after that. You're just barely better than
the Utes this year - during a rebuilding year. We would have beaten Florida
too-------I guess if you consider winning 16 more games (and
counting) barely better and loosing by 20 on your home court then you know
something I don't.
Who said anything about hate????? They spout off and we can spout off right
back...it is called talking smack. And if YOU are so offended by it don't come
on our boards.I totally agree with the person calling you a
hypocrit. Your title is really trying to rub in our face. I like USU but it is
fans like you who make me want to cheer against your team. Don't ever think you
are better than us until you come and play on OUR home floor....after all the U
beat you didn't they.....
Being the last in the tourney doesn't mean being the worst team. Florida might
have actually been the last team selected as an at-large team, but (for example)
they're better than the automatically qualifying WAC champion.Florida is a decent team, no doubt about it. Anyone who says otherwise is
simply a hater. Top 25 team? No, probably not, but a very good team anyway. BYU
did a good job beating them. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. They're just
jealous that their team is busy eating Twinkies and watching the NCAAs from the
couch instead of from the court.
I am very glad the "one and done" mantra is now dead and gone. The 800 lb
monkey/gorrila is off the cougars' backs. For the last 17 years I kind of
related with Chicago Cubs fans. I prognosticate that since the
monkey is now dead, the cougars will actually play much better in round 2.The next game is against a very good Kansas State team that ranks in the
top 10 on offense and defense. The Cougs will need bring their A game, but
Kansas State will need to bring their A game as well. The fact is simply that
both teams are very good.BYU vs. Kanasas State could be the most
entertaining and exciting game of the tournament.It would behoove
all MWC fans to actually root for BYU, UNM, SDSU and UNLV. The MWC is and will
continue to be compared to the "major" or "big" conferences. We, as a
conference, have an opportunity to open eyes and hand teams from the majors
their backsides on a silver platter. Think about it. GO BYU, Go
UNM, Go SDSU, Go UNLVGo MWC
My Carolina tar heels are history for this year,but will enjoy watching
those sky blue BYU uniforms as they continue to pull off exciting games.Go Big Blue BYU
WHO cares about the Aggies? They are so starved for attention that they nip and
nip and nip until you just want to turn around and kick em in the face.Bottom line is they are the WAC and BYU (and Utah for that matter) is the MWC.
Two different conferences, two different worlds.I could care less
if USU wins or loses.
WOW!!! that was a great game and even greater win!!!Looks like Jimmer may
be able to make a check playing some ball!!Those were no slouches guarding
him.GOOOOOOO Cougs!!Why do some of you respond to the EEWT stuff on
these blogs??Does anyone care what they think or say, REALLY???
You are classy, I hope Utah turns things around next year, the rivalry is so
much more fun when we give each other a good fight! Good luck! Go cougars!
A win is a win and if we can do it again on Saturday then good for the Cougs.
Should be a great game. K-St is good and I can dream a little more. That's what
all true fans do. As for the haters, just keep on hating and predicting, who
cares. Sure BYU may lose sometime but at least we are representing.
on this board from Ute fans and Aggie fans. No Cougars seem to be able to read
those ones though; they only seem to reply to posts they can find something to
get offended at. Pathetic. Well congratulations anyways - to the BYU
basketball team. Reading this board makes it hard to be happy for the fans, but
congrats to the team. You guys played tough.
I have read the "lucky" comment several times on this sight. If the Cougs played
that bad against a lesser team but still came out on top, just think if they
played really good the next 5 games. You never know what could happen. One
phrase to remember "It is better to be lucky some times than good". Nice job
BYU. Good luck to you and all the rest of the MWC. Take it to the so called
power house conferences.
Yes I am a Ute! Boylen is terrible and we need to revamp a lot!BYU
is good in a weird way. Fredette doesn't make ANYONE better and you NEVER have
good post players. Your coaches are riding a wave and are lucky. Mark my words,
if Jimmer scores 30 Saturday, BYU will lose by 15. Oh, and you were
SO CLOSE to losing this game in regulation and OT. You might walk tall and have
the typical false pride, but you know you almost choked the game away, and the
coaches should feel the pressure.
keep on proving Max Hall correct, and they always will
Coach Rose and BYU knew all you yewts were sitting at home on your couches
before heading into work at McDonalds just waiting for them to lose so you can
justify your awful team so they decided to let Florida catch up and take it into
a couple OT's. No biggy, BYU wins and covers.
The fact of it is yewts, while BYU is winning in the tournament your team of
slow, unathletic and worthless white boys lead by a fool as a coach are sitting
at home wishing it was them. Green with envy and lack of class utes.
O no! we "almost" lost the game! gasp! O wait, we won. It doesn't matter that we
Kewgs win in the 1st round. Awe so cute. They have finally snapped
their 17-year droubt. Cute.Did anyone mention tney needed two
overtimes to do it against an aweful opponenent?So cute.
Poor Ute fans. All they can do is watch the few Utah wins they've saved on the
DVR, and Boylen's rant. And disguise their self-loathing with their criticism of
a team that's on a whole other level. And pay $100/hr. for professional help.
It's sad, so sad, to sit their trashing a team that schooled you, and is in the
In a round about way the 'Y' finally has beaten Urban Meyer. It's nice to get
that monkey off our back too. Urban who?
No, now cute is when a family gets their picture taken, walking along the beach,
pants rolled up, barefoot in the sand, while the kids are shoveling sand into a
bucket.Sort of like I picture the yewt coaches right now, walking
barefoot in the sand with the players running and splashing each other,
Henderson hitting one in the face without their seeing it coming, Drca tripping
one from behind, while the fans are shoveling something, not sand, onto these
boards.Thanks to "Utes4Ever | 5:07 p.m." for your compliment, and
you're welcome for us not embarassing the conference. That was nice of you. And
thanks to you yewts also for not embarassing the conference by being invited to
the NIT or the CBI.See, things are fun when they are civil.It's fun being cute, I guess, as you break Florida's 12 game win streak, and
prepare for the second round of "Big Dance". Wish you yewts were here. BTW, what is a droubt? I know this. BYU has won a game in the
Tournament. When is the last time the yewts won a game? How many years now?
5?Sorry for your cutelessness...ScOrEbOaRd!!!
LOL!!Please no more airport celebrations for another 1-0 team.Congrats to BYU but please lets not get carried away about final four
What is almost winning? I looked it up at ESPN, and CBS Sports, and it's not
there.It seems they only keep track of wins and losses.And there was no mention of "lucky wins"??? Joe Paterno once said
"I'd rather be lucky than good". I wonder what lucky is. Did BYU win
and find a quarter, meet a cute girl, or pull the 6 on the river to make a
"gut-shot" straight?Both teams missed shots. Were those that BYU
missed bad, and Fla missed "lucky"?Wou;d you Ute fans run home now.
Your moms are calling.
We keep beating Utah, they keep barking. Hey, Bar-B-Que at my house,
then we can all watch the game on my Big Screen HDTV!!! Because our season is
still going!!!Everyone who has posted is invited!
"RE: #1 | 7:11 p.m. March 18, 2010 LOL!!Please no more airport
celebrations for another 1-0 team."How about three parades for a
football team that beat a 4-8 UNM team 10-7? Can we do that, because we need
utah's permission, because they got dem selves da class. See the suit dat Boylen
wers. He was married in dat suit.And Holmoe was not equating the win
to a Superbowl. He was equating the wait-time for a goal to be reached.Serious, yewt fans are a dense group.
#1 | 5:12 p.m. March 18, 2010 "It is great to be a Cougar! 'U' fans,
this is what it feels like to be in the NCAA Tournament and to be owned by your
arch rival!"----------Simmer down Zoobies, its
only one game just like OU last fall.Why is it that the Zoob nation
now measures success as winning its rival?3 of 4 and 7 of 8 is
meaningless if Utah has #2 ranking and Sweet 16 during that period. I don't
think any Ute will trade that for 3-2 in Vegas and a 1-4 in the dance.Congrats to BYU but reality check is Saturday for reference see FSU @ LES.
I am a lifelong U fan, and yes...I am eating crow. I honestly thought the Y
would lose this game, especially at the end of regulation and during the first
overtime. I don't know why I watched the game...it's kind of painful to watch
the cougs have such an amazing season, and now to make some noise in the big
dance. ESPN was going wild over Jimmer, although I would say Loyd was the real
hero. As for my Utes, I really thinks its time we let Boylen go. I just
don't see our program going anywhere over the next handful of years. In the
meantime, I guess I'll pull for the conference.Here's to the MWC!!!
Good job Zoobs. Now act like you've been there before and stop running your
than sitting home!
is still pretty lame if thats the best you can ever do tds
Great win, BYU. Jimmer is AMAZING!In contrast to many others on the
board, I think BYU does has a shot at K-State. There are a couple of nice
matchups that favor BYU. It will be especially fun to watch the guard play.On a different note, I must congratulate Northern Iowa for a great game
and win over UNLV. Voice of Reason, if you are listening, I hope you are big
enough to congratulate UNI after all your trash talking.
I think Jimmer should dribble more.
Wow, all of the BYU posts seem to be obsessed with the Utes! Come on, enjoy
your win. It's been 17 years, and 7 first-round exits since you won an NCAA
game. Since that time, the Utes have played in 5 Sweet 16's, including a
national championship appearance. And you've won exactly one tournament game.
I think if I were you, I'd hold off on all of the trash talk until you've won in
the NCAA tournament with consistency.
I hoped you would comment...Yes, congrats big time. I didn't see the game, but
saw the score. You called it. To quote Frank Barone..."Holy Crap!" Let's push
for SDSU now...they look like they could use it.
Great win Cougars! Jimmer and Loyd were huge in this game. People who hate on
Jimmer are completely clueless, he is an incredible player. If he decides to
come back next season the Cougars will be very tough to beat again.
Hey 9:02, my question is why is a Ute even Reading the sports page right now?
needs to reign in Jimmer and pull him from the game when he goes into 1 on 5
mode. It is his responsibility.We looked best today when Jimmer was
on the bench. Florida is the worst at-large team in the tournament. We would
have beat them by 25 if we had been in mid-season form.The only way
we have a chance against K-State is if Jimmer sits.
Great coverage by Mr. Winterton as always. Thanks for the images.
First - I'm not a Jimmer hater. I love good fundamentals. While Jimmer had a
very good game overall, nobody can tell me that he doesn't hurt the team when he
starts trying to do everything on his own. It causes the rest of the team to
just stand around. He was trying too hard to draw fouls and as a result, he made
some bad decisions at a pretty important time in the game. Hmmm, I am suddenly
having flash backs of Karl Malone. A good win for the Cougs. They
need to be able to come up with an answer for K State's bigs. Very athletic.
Rebounding is less about talent and jumping ability and more about desire and
fundamentals. Good rebounding fundamentals unfortunately seem to be lost. My suggestions:Push the ball when it's there for you. Show
patience in your half court offense and pass the ball around. Block out,
block out, block out. Play relaxed. Good luck on Saturday.
TX lose in OT and NM nearly lose to MT, not to mention UNLV losing to NIowa and
SDSU to TN, BYU does not look that bad. In fact they are getting a
lot of comments on radio in Houston. I am not sure if Fredette
decides to do it all himself because the offense gets stymied by the right
defense or if he stops running the offense?Loyd also was a one man
show also. Donovan (FL coach) is very smart and made several moves to stop BYU.
Rose did a good job of coaching and adjusting.The BYU bigs HAVE to
box out. If they get position they will do fine on rebounding. Hartsock played
pretty well. The bigs have got to realize they are good enough, they belong. BYU
plays a Euro style of ball. That can be a problem for teams used to a
traditional style. BYU appears to be a blend of the Jazz with their
fast break and PHO with their run and gun. It would really help if
BYU actually ran the offense for more than a few minutes. The D was sporadically
Way to go BYU! You made the final 32 teams! If you feel this good after
winning one game in the tourney you get a glimpse of what it was like for Utah
to make the Final 4.
all you want to BYU!You deserve it!And don't pay any
attention to whether that bothers the juvenile little Utah fans who've been
spamming your blog with their incessant "one-and-dones" all season long.The BYU hater's sacred cow is dead.Utah is now the most
pathetic basketball program in the state.Weber State Alum
What would happen if Byu actualy had offensive plays, played some defense and
could rebound. They might be a real good team. Good for you to win. Jimmer is
the real deal, but my heck, run some set plays involving all five players. I
have heard of a box and one on defense, not on offense. You cougars really need
a good coach.
With all due congratulations and respect to Coach Rose, why was Michael Loyd the
#9 player on the team?
Congrats to BYU on the tough win! Keep hanging in there. KS is certainly
beatable.Good luck to Utah State in tomorrow's game!
When you've coached your first Junior Jazz team to a winning record, maybe then,
you'll be qualified to make an intelligent comment on Dave Rose's coaching.Until then, please just keep quiet about when and how Coach Rose should
use one of the best players in the country.
Only thing I can think of is he likes certain players and that's who he wanted
on the floor, regardless of what others were capable of. I've seen it this year
with Davies and Miles, Abuouo and Haws and Loyd and Fredette. Other players
were better certain games and he either didn't like it or can't adjust as much
as he should and took them out and didn't let them back in. Certain things
happend that forced his hand in relying on new guys and they came through! Good
for them and hopefully Rose will stay with the better group, not just the ones
he thinks he likes on the floor.
Wow congrats, you finally got a win in the first round after 17 years. Still
doesn't mean much until you can advance deep in the tournament. After the way
you guys looked against a team that should have been in the NIT, you won't go
far. No worries, BYU has never been relevant in Basketball. You should be used
to it by now.
Re. Anonymous 131 p.m.There are many BYU fans outside the state of
@Thank You Haters | 1:18 p.m. March 18, 2010 I sincerely hope that all of
the "one and done" Ute Fans (aka Cougar haters) go back to their mommies crying
their eyes out. They have suffered yet another blow to their fragile egos and
immature emotions now that the Cougars won. I don't know what your
talking about crying to mommies. Is that what you do, anyway, a double overtime
win against an unranked FOURTH best team in the SEC East. Very impressive, I
must say, the bubble team gave the storied BYU Cougars a double overtime run for
their money. And talk about immature emotions, seems that your attacking Ute fan
because the Cougars finally won a game, GROW UP! Seems that your the one with
the fragile ego, why else would you care what Ute fan thinks? Your exactly why I
pick on Cougar fans, because you make it way to easy. All I have to say now
is.... GO WILDCATS!
There are very few BYU fans outside of Utah.
If and when they expand the NCAA tournament to 96 teams, the Yewts will still be
sitting at home.
That's fantastic!!!! GO COUGARS!!!!
I disagree. If they expand the NCAA tournament, the Yewts will definitely have
a chance to make the NIT.
The Ute fans continue to amaze me. The U basketball team is lousy. The U fan
is lousy. Get over it Utes. BYU is simply better and has class.
To: Top 32 @ 11:15 p.m. "Way to go BYU! You made the final 32 teams! If
you feel this good after winning one game in the tourney you get a glimpse of
what it was like for Utah to make the Final 4."Way to go Utah, You
finally went undefeated in football a couple of years ago and didn't win the
national championship! If you felt that good after the season, you get a glimpse
of what it was like for BYU to actually win a National Championship. Give it a rest Ute fans. You didn't make it this year and the future is in
doubt with your current coach. We embarassed you this year, so just get over it
and hope for a better next year. If you want to live in the past, then everyone
gets to live what they want in the past. The present is the only thing that
Everyone is proclaiming Fredette as the second coming but truth is, if Loyd
wasn't there, Fredette and the rest of the Cougars are watching the second round
on TV. Loyd was the player of the game hands down IMO.
Congrats to the TDS. Any win over the ACC is great for the conference.
Great game yesterday! Finally! And reading so many comments from Yewt fans is
a reminder that Max Hall was right. And I agree with everything he said. Go
It's hilarious reading these comments from the whining utah fans trying to
diminish BYU's win with their "logic" and whatever other reasons make sense to
them (but to no one else). Their comments are absolutely DRIPPING with jealousy!
Hey yewt fans are u guys and your clown coach and his team all enjoying the view
from your couches? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Just lovin' it.Go Cougars, best
of luck in the next one against K State! That will be a tough game.
Great day to be a Cougar!
I've seen some comments here about Florida being the last team selected to the
tourney. While that may be true the implication is that this means they were
the worst team of the 64 just because they were the final one picked. This
premise is false.The committee fills the top slots with the best
teams and the lower slots with the lower rated teams who happened to win their
lesser-known conference's automatic bid. This leaves the middle to be filled
with the best of the rest.Florida is a solid 20+ win team from a
solid conference. The fact that the committee decided to include them in the
NCAA tournament (instead of leaving them to the NIT) says a lot for that team.
Your fragile ego is showing
For what it is worth. KState played in the NIT last year and lost to SDSU by 18.
Florida also played in the NIT last year and lost in the quarterfinals to the
eventual champions Penn State.We can beat KState. Go Cougs!
Look out Yewts! The Monkey is looking for a new back to climb onto, and you are
looking good. When was the last time you made the tournament? ...and last year
doesn't count. If the Cougs can't count one-and-dones, you can't either.
All the Cryin' Utes prophesying "one and done" coming back on here and saying
"yeah, but it wasn't a good win, it wasn't a good team, yada yada yada" are just
showing what poor sports they truly are. BYU won, all games in the
NCAA are good games, and it sounds like the utes are just jealous babies.What about all of the #4's that get upset by #13's? Were they bad teams
that should have won, or is it only the Cougars who you ever think are
undeserving?Yeah, right.We won, you didn't even get
invited. That's all.
You're team couldn't beat anyone right now now. They quit before they even took
the court for their last three games. A coaching change is coming, and they
I wouldn't want to roll around on the floor of any locker room I've ever been
Loved the game way to go kougs! I can't wait to watch you next week I got you
deep in my bracket. And go new Mexico!!
BYU and UNM win! SDSU plays Tennessee close. UNLV loses to Northern Iowa?
Where's a home court when you need one?
Florida plays in the SEC not the ACC. Still respectable. I'm sure you're a big
basketball fan and that was just a typo. The 'A' and 'C' are on the same side of
the keyboard as the 'S' and 'E'.As one of the "few" BYU fans outside
of Utah, ignoring all the people in my ward and the other 3 wards in my city
which also include 2 or 3 Utah fans, it is releaving to finally beat an east
coast team in a big game. Living on the east coast most people out here have no
respect for any western school.To all the Anti-Utah comments and
generalizations: go after the haters. I don't mind that, but don't say all the
Utah fans are that way. I'm friends with every Utah fan I know and often we
watch the rivalry games together. It's all in good fun. It has nothing to do
with religion or simply being better people than others or being better fans.
Does anyone imagine Elder Holland or Elder Oaks ragging on President Monson
after this game? Give it a rest.
...the fuss about? Basketball is as boring as watching paint dry. It's a joke.
All you folks getting excited over basketball need to get a life.
I think basketball is more exciting that watching paint dry. I think most
humans agree with me, and by most humans I mean very, very, close to 100% of
One game in 17 years makes you the best! I'm impressed with the way the zoobs
blew past Florida. And those who are talking about final four. . . . . . well no
One and Done,How Messed up Emotionally did BYU winning that game
whose basketball team looks and plays like, well, I should not insult the Delta
Rabbits, but here I go, the Delta Rabbits could beat this team, and look much
better also. How about some new uniforms for the Utes folks...send them a
donation as they languish while watching the Y move on in the NCAA playoffs.
Where did you learn how to spell? The UofU?
what color of paint? Don't throw out a generalization like that...I really like
watching the red stuff but I would take basketball over plain white! Seriously,
I am a Utah fan who graduated from Fresno State and roots for BYU when they are
not playig Utah. I took a lot of flak for bad mouthing Trent Dilfer when he
talked smack about BYU after the game his (and my) senior year. I just don't
understand why fans of two schools that, in reality are very similar in
academics, sports, and even demographics, have nothing but poison to share with
each other...where is the love?
There are only two reasons why non-BYU fans would even want to comment on an
exciting NCAA tournament win for the Cougars:#1 To congratulate the
Cougars on a well-deserved win#2 To try to minimize the win because
of jealousy, hatred, and to protect their own fragile egosTrue fans
are #1theEYEpatch and "one-and-done" are prime examples of #2
Congrats to the Cougars! Coach Rose is a class act, and he and his team deserve
this win. Good luck against K-State.
When you spew hatred at your rivals how is that considered "bringing others to
Christ" or the program is a "missionary tool"?It's pathetic to see
byu fans stoop to the level of Utah fans.Remember who you represent.
I read nothing of Utah in the article yet half of the posts are about BYU v
UTAH. As I blogged earlier..."great job BYU" and I mean it. It is so painful
to watch the hate and ridiculous responses about a BYU basketball game. Utah
wasn't even there so ignore them and big News flash...BYU won...give them
props.Incidentally there is a great article about Utah's NCAA and
NIT national championship in 1943-44 and overcoming racial barriers - it is in
the most recent sports illustrated.Go AFA Falcons
On behalf of my fellow mature Utah Fans I want to first contratulate BYU. You
represented our conference well.Second, I appologize for the
less-than-mature and jealous Utah fans. They will grow up some day.Go as far as you can and represent the MWC and the state of Utah well. I for
one will be cheering you on.
It wasn't started by the Daily Universe (BYU student paper) or even the Provo
Herald but by national sportwriters looking for a news angle. So far, courtesy
of BYU, it's working for them. It could happen if all of BYU's 7 or 8 top
players bring their "A" game. That's why they call it "March Madness."
..even small teams get a shot.Sure wish Football did the same.
That comment is about as smart as saying "If Boynten wouldn't have played for
Florida BYU would have won by 30." Duh Loyd played superb, but that's what he's
done for several games now. We've come to expect that punch off the bench. If
he and Fredette can play well tomorrow and we can get some kind of contribution,
anything, from Tavernari and the 3 bigs (Hartsock, Miles and Davies) inside BYU
might actually stand a chance against K-State. If it's just the Fredette/Loyd
show though it will likely be a long game...and Ute fans will hit the comment
boards proclaiming their basketball program as better than BYU's again, like
they have all season. Whether it's 31-5 or 30-6 tomorrow it will still have
been a far far far better year in Provo than up on the hill! But hey, go ahead
and keep hanging your future on Boylen's coaching. See where that gets you.
are crazy nonsense! Expand the field beyond 64? I say no, they need a BCS
system! I don't want to see Wofford play Duke!!
the upsets! Love the playoff system. March madness is great!
It will be another 20 years before you win another madness game. My
guess - you'll end up 4th/5th in the league next year.New MexicoUNLVUtahSDSU/BYUYes I know starters are returning.
You've been "blessed" by the refs in half of your games though. Reality next
Hey Coug's...here's a challenge. Let's please just ignore the negative
comments. As we acknowledge, we just give credibility to the ignorance. It's
starting to get out of hand and is actually quite embarrassing for both sides.
We have enough to worry about with K-State tomorrow. Let's not allow them to
contaminate our experience. Think about it...
I agree wholeheartedly with the comments by Voice of Reason (5:40). The comments
and bickering back and forth do nothing but show lack of maturity and
thoughtfulness. Some are almost silly and have no basis in any type of factual
data (e.g., there are few BYU fans outside Utah).I am not now and
have never been a Ute fan, but I would certainly be rooting for them vigorously
if they were in the tournament and not trying to diminish a win or think I am
somehow promoting my team by belittling someone else.BYU will have a
tough contest and will certainly be the underdog, but I think they are going to
surprise lots of people with their toughness. Yes, they really do have a chance
to win. Unfortunately, I am afraid my UNI team doesn't have much of
a chance in their next game unless at least 2 outside shooters become almost
unconscious and hit well over 50 percent from beyond the arc. One can only
hope, but defense, not offense, has been their trademark this year (#2 overall).
In the big dance, you also have to get hot at the right time.
You won't see Wofford play Duke. Duke is playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Happy?
K-State has "no chance" against Jimmer the Dribbler.