Wow, strength of schedule is impressive.......I know the Utes is worse, but
Hey bigutefan and Live Hard,Remember Southern Baptist?That's all.
Newsflash to my uneducated friends above; these last two games are part of a
tournament. (And the team we just beat by 50 lost to Georgia by 2 in the last
seconds.) Now getting past the comments from the peanut gallery,
this was one weird game. Neither team could make a basket for their lives for
10 minutes. Then, like a switch being turned on, we ran them off the floor and
smothered them with defense. We scored 8 points the first 10 minutes and then
76 points the next 30. Defensively, we were .01 seconds from holding them to
the lowest point total in the history of the Marriott Center for a half. They
scored a basket as the buzzer sounded to get to 10 points for the first half.Funny game to be at. Glad it gave the clown patrol something to whine
Wrong board you ute trollsYes Miss Valley St. was part of 4 game
tournament and yes they did lost to Georgia by 2, 70 to 72. The next 8 games
will be road trip which won't be easy (two of them at Energy Arena).Now go play in your own backyard and stay their you trolls.
I suggest we simply ignore the inane comments from the clueless peanut
gallery.BYU did indeed get off to a cold shooting start in the first
10 minutes, but their defense was solid and when the Cougar shooting did warm
up, they blew out to a 30-point lead at the half and a 50-point win with most of
the starters sitting the last 10 minutes of the game.This is still a
relatively new team putting a lot of new pieces into place. Abouo and Davies are
both struggling to make shot and Anderson is his same old clumsy self on
offense, but all are playing with intensity.South Florida of the Big
East will be a stiffer challenge.
Live Hard should be more concerned with Wyoming's dismal 2-3 record against this
laughable schedule:Kean W 92-58at Northern Colorado L 53-67North Florida L 60-76Western Ill. W 64-55at (11) Missouri L 62-72
There's a good reason Live Hard NEVER tries to talk smack about his
BYU will end the season ranked in the top 20. Then will promptly be placed in
the East as an #8 seed playing the Thursday / Saturday game and play Duke in the
second round. It is how the NCAA tries to punish BYU for not playing on Sunday.
Look back at BYU's tournament history if you want proof. Even if they get a
higher seed, the tournament committee will put them up against some tradition
power that is playing very well and matches up very well against the Cougs. Strength of schedule or not, this is how it goes. Every year. It is a
"The Delta Devils closed to within 37-10 at the half..." That has to
be the biggest understatement of the article. It makes it sound like the Devils
were mounting a furious comeback. This certainly was a lock down,
beat down win. Seriously when you beat a team by 50, the angle you take is to
talk about the cold shooting? That's your emphasis? How about this lead,
"The Cougars started cold but that didn't keep them from turning up the
But really, if you can't beat Duke, or any other power house, in the second
round, you're not gonna beat them in the finals. So what's it matter?
Each weekend of the tournament is a season unto itself. The most upsets happen
in the first game of the weekend (Thursday / Friday) - because good coaches have
a chance to prep for that game (See Rick Majerus' record in the first round).
The next game the better athletes usually (usually - not always) win. So if you
are going to knock off an athlete laden team with a mediocre coach (so in this
case Duke doesn't qualify) then you are better off playing them in the Sweet 16,
not the 32. That is why it matters.
@ dustman. So are you saying that the year the Utes played KY in the finals
they might as well have just lost in the first round and been just as happy
about it? I wonder why I always hear about that great run they had to the
finals even though they didn't win it. It means something to make
it to the sweet 16 or elite 8. Please don't pretend that it doesn't.
@Triple B: I'm just saying...who goes to the tourney without the goal to win it?
"Gee, I hope we get 32nd place coach!" If all you're concerned about
is making passed the second round, that's probably the best you'll do. Tourney
play is fair. By the way...I'm not a "Ute."
Fresno State, Utah State, S. Florida and St. Mary's or Texas Tech is a very
respectable way to open any schedule. With UCLA and Arizona on the horizon. Yeah
there are a couple of gimmies sprinkled in there but every team does that.Some comments are simply unintelligent.
@ Live Hard"I'd take Wyoming's schedule over a powder puff schedule
BYU's playing..."Really? Your pokes lost to North Florida by
16. Isn't that like playing North Idaho college, or North Dakota? When was the
last time you had a home/home in football with someone other than the MEAC? I am sure your comments will still linger long after the Y is gone
because you have to hate the Y. It's in your nature. Face it, no
one cares about WYO, and you know it.
@ Live HardYou're comparing hoops to football now. Even with two starters
out you couldn't beat North Florda. WOW. As for your suspension comment...I
have a few words for you:O'Neill Chambers AND Harvey Unga just two name
two.Please don't come out here and spew hatered, when you don't have
your facts in order. So WYO has played AT Tenessee, and has played Texas...BYU
will play TX next year, and our OoC schedule is as competetive as anyones.You're doing a wonderful job of keeping hate alive. Bring Fennis Dembo
Live Hard "I'd take Wyoming's schedule over a powder puff
schedule BYU's playing..."You need to get out more, Live Hard,
because you really do live in a dream world if you think this:Kean W
92-58at Northern Colorado L 53-67North Florida L 60-76Western
Ill. W 64-55at (11) Missouri L 62-72 at Providenceat South
DakotaIndiana St.at UC IrvineDenverWestern St.CentenaryWis. Green BayKennesaw St.at Houston BaptistIs better than this:Fresno St. W 83-56Utah St. W
78-72Chicago St. W 109-60Miss. Valley St. W 86-36 at South
Floridaat CreightonHawaiiat VermontArizonaat
UCLAat Weber St.UTEPat Buffalo How many DII and
DIII teams does Wyoming expect to count in their record this year?Wyoming is already the only team in the MWC with a losing record, and the
Cowboys have only played one legitimate team so far.
dustman"But really, if you can't beat Duke, or any other power
house, in the second round, you're not gonna beat them in the finals. So what's
it matter?"It matters because teams that might be better than
those middle of the road teams from the power conferences don't get as much of
an opportunity to prove themselves by advancing farther into the tournament
because they always have to face teams like Duke instead of Providence in the
2nd round.It's nice to dream, but every somewhat reasonable fan
knows that there are only a handful of teams each year that have a legitimate
chance of winning the national championship.That doesn't mean a team
can't be very successful shooting for a more reasonable goal of advancing to at
least the Sweet Sixteen to demonstrate that they're one of the best teams in the
country.With over 300 Division I basketball teams, finishing in the
Top 16 in basketball is a much greater accomplishment than finishing in the Top
16 in football, where only 120 teams compete.
We'll see a lot more Ute trolls this year on BYU hoop stories considering there
is nothing you can say with a straight face about Ute BB.
Most teams in Division I play a creampuff pre-conference schedule. BYU is no
exception. Mississippi Valley State? What's that? I honestly don't think
those games should be counted. If MVS is Division I, then Division I should be
re-evaluated. I don't believe in Division I teams padding their records prior
to conference schedules. I don't care if you have to be a road warrior to
schedule the mainstream teams or not. Do it for the sake of creditability for
your program.BYU, please recruit some beefy players who can guard
people.Go Cougars...best of luck this season.
back @ dustman. I never said you were a Ute now did I? I was just using that
as example. Have you ever seen teams excited to win a game or two? I have.
Plus it can't hurt with their recruiting. No one ever sets out to take
"32nd place". But it sure beats 64th place. Let's talk again when
your team wins it all.
Jimmer Fredette is the best PG in the Country and is in running for National
Player of the year and a high 1st round draft pick in the 2011 NBA draft but he
needs to start averaging more than 28-29 minutes per game to compete with the
few players who are ahead of him in scoring, they are getting nearly 10 minutes
more playing time per game. Let him play!!!!! Can't penalize him because BYU is
blowing everyone off the court!!!! Dave Rose made the comment "I don't want
to mess up an All American, never had 1 before" That will happen if he
keeps holding Jimmer back!!!!