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Dick Harmon: San Diego State, you just got Jimmered

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  • Delmar the Amazing Las vegas, NV
    Jan. 27, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    Nice game tonight. Please do the same to new mexico on Saturday. Cougs are for real.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    He came. He shot. He scored. Loved it!

    What a game! I loved watching it. Some of the other players looked a little nervous but Jimmer was ready. Jimmer is always ready! Go Cougars!

    Chuck Norris couldn't stop Jimmer Fredette!

  • jasonras Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:16 a.m.

    Great article, thanks.

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    From NBC Sports "Beyond the Arc" by Mike Miller

    Jimmer shoots his way into legendary status.

    Much like LeBron during his Decision, Twitter timelines slowed to a crawl as users tossed out 140 characters of love, disbelief and sheer delight. He turned everyone into Fredette fans:

    Arizonas Derrick Williams: "The only way your stopping Jimmer is when the game ends."

    Ohio States Jared Sullinger: "Yooo Jimmer is going off right now. Pure scorer."

    Washingtons John Wall: "Jimmer Fredette is cold!

    Kevin Durant (who had 47 himself on Wednesday) gushed about Fredette: "Jimmer is the best scorer in the world!!"

  • TheSpiker Alpine, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 2:06 a.m.

    One of the greatest games I have ever been to.

    The crowd, the teams, the win, the national attention, the Jimmer show.

    More to come ...

  • True Blue Champions (1984) Provo, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 5:18 a.m.

    Wow amazing game!!! I may be overly optimistic but I am very excited about this team for various reasons.

    1. Jimer out did himself again. This boy is amazing.
    He may well be one of the best scorers of all time. He will probably be picked in the top five of the NBA draft and if he is not picked first it will be due to the bias most of the nation has against my Cougs.

    Considering the NBA games last much longer than a College game, I can see him scoring in the 30's each game as a Pro. It was just classic at the end of the game when everyone chanted "you got Jimered!!!" (I think pretty creative and intelligent fans!!!)

    2. All of the other players on the Cougs would be super stars on any other major college team. We are very lucky to have a great group.

    3. Looks like we will be getting a number one seat. If we play our cards right we may not only have a College Football Championship.

    Thanks for the memories.

    Go Cougs!!!

  • Rock Chalk BYU Lawrence, KS
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:22 a.m.

    That was "amazing." Already got my tickets to the MWC tourney in Vegas, can't wait!!

  • NGrant Frisco, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:22 a.m.

    I have been reading all the comments from this posting and the prior articles written and I like a good spirited debtate between Utah fans and BYU fans...What I don't get is this...BYU is a legitimate top 10 team, Jimmer Fredette is probably a lottery pick at this point and Utah fans still act like BYU is overhyped..First, Leonard for SDSU played incredible..He may have been sick before, but he didn't play like it..Second, go read the "Tweets" from players like Kevin Durant, John Wall, and prior players Fredette has played against and see they hype they are giving him...
    While I love to read comments from people like Chris B and other Utah fans who hate BYU, pick a year to do this where they are actually overrated like Utah football was this year! Utah fans are still feeling the 47 points Jimmer dropped on you at home..
    Over and out!

  • CTguy30 Colchester, CT
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:42 a.m.

    Jimmer is phenomenal, but the rest of the team was terrible when it came to offense. It seemed like no one could shoot the ball besides Jimmer. That won't win tournaments. It's always nice to have someone who can drop 40+ points on the #4 team in the nation, but if the cougs expect to do anything after the regular season, the rest of the team better get on board, and start lighting it up. Teams are going to figure how to frustrate Jimmer (UCLA already did). Great defense Cougs!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    We were so happy to have been there. The atmosphere at this game was electric! I loved the chant, "You got Jimmered!" at the end. All 22,700 in attendance joined to add to the sweetness of this win. Stunning, to say the least! Thanks to Dave Rose and BYU's great coaches and players for this outstanding event and win.

    Thanks, Dick Harmon, for another colorful, masterful article on BYU basketball and Jimmermania.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    Well done cougs. Impressive finish.

  • Vince Clortho S_SPRINGS, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:40 a.m.

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves, there is a lot of season left. Regardless of the end however this season has been an excellent one.

  • Back Overland Park, KS
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:02 a.m.

    Too much fun!

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    Harmon says, "In the past three Aztec games, Fredette has scored 33, 26 and 43. That's an average of 34 points per game. And BYU won. That is simply insane. SDSU plays defense, manly defense."

    My father (a professional baseball manager) used to say, "The best defense is a great offense" (not original with him, I'm sure).

    Jimmer proves the point.

    And it stands to reason: Offense is proactive and defense by definition is reactive.

    Defense waits till the game comes to it; offense takes what it wants.

    Way to go Jimmer and the Cougars!

    P.S. Jerry Sloan will NEVER win an NBA championship.

  • Cosmo Springville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:07 a.m.

    I bet if he went by his real first name (James), the national spotlight would not be quite as intense as it is now.

    Face it, there is something cool about the way "Jimmer" rolls off the tongue!

    Jimmered!

  • unaffiliated_person Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:08 a.m.

    CTguy, UCLA didn't frsutrate Jimmer, Creighton did that (held him to 15 points). Regardless, I agree that the rest of the team needs to improve to a point. Davies and Anderson were fantastic down low. Emery could not make a shot...but his defense of Gay made up for that. I think this group definitely rivals the glory years of the 80's or the U's glory years of the 90's.

  • PerfectCougar Payson, UTAH
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:18 a.m.

    This is the first game the team has not shot well in support of Jimmer. They will bounce back just fine!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    Come in Dick. I thought atleast you could read between the lines on Durant's tweet!

    He had just put up 47 in an NBA game! It was a total smack in the face! LOL

    Again, that being said, I have to give the kid his due. He is an amazing college scorer. 0 assists (which means none of his team mates were helping him out), 4 turnovers and he rolled up SDSU.

    Enjoy it while you have this kid cougs.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    Comment above about the rest of the team's offense -- excluding Davies, I think, who certainly did his part -- is true. But their team defense was phenomenal. They completely stifled SDSU: below season average in rebounds and 15 points below their average points per game! Ouch! Agreed, others beside Jimmer need to score, but you can't fault the cougs defense.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Good win. Must avoid a pitfall this saturday.

  • BYU Deek Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    At the game last night, it was incredible. What I noticed was this. Dave Rose made great adjustments half way through the first half. He realized that nerves were affecting everyone but Jimmer and Davies. The second started and it was all about getting the ball to those two. I credit Dave Rose for his stifling defense, as well as coaching his guys to not be selfish and let the hot shooters shoot. I don't know if BYU will make it past the 16, but I'm starting to believe. Jimmer and the Jimmerette's are singing their song!!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    utahcountyute | 8:24 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Cedar Hills, UT
    Come in Dick. I thought atleast you could read between the lines on Durant's tweet!

    He had just put up 47 in an NBA game! It was a total smack in the face! LOL
    ===

    The guys played together this summer and became great friends.

    Jimmer gave the respect right back, and laughed and said that Durrant was. Not a smack in Durrant's face. Their friends. Maybe someday you'll understand what mutual respect is.

    Dude, it's OK to lose the hate.
    ===

    Agree with Spiker:

    It had the electricity of a Springsteen concert. No one wanted to leave the building. We just stood and watched the kids rush the floor. Jimmer was escorted from the floor with a grin that lit the place up. The kid loves to play.

    No one wanted to leave. People were hanging around the concourse, hanging around in the parking lot talking.

    I rolled in about 1:00 AM... still with a smile.

    It lived up to the Hype...

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, Wa
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    @ utahcountyute:

    You would have an eye for low assists and teammates not helping out being a yewt fan wouldn't you, seeing as how the yewts are 317th in asssists per game.

    Oh, and don't be so condescending to assume we didn't notice your backhanded compliment. And speaking of "enjoy it while it lasts" Yewtah's over .500 seasons have been few and far between lately, so go ahead and enjoy the possibility of an over .500 season while it lasts. Isn't there a story about utah football recruits decommiting out there you could comment about?

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    Great game by BYU. While Jimmer was phenominal, Davies contributions were the key - and will be come tournament time.

    BYU may actually get through the first weekend of the tournament. Or they'll lose to Wichita State in the first round. Either way, still fun to watch the Jimmer show while it lasts.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    Veritas

    Do you really think that Jimmer will be able to put up 47 point in an the NBA game?

    No hate here, just a bit of reality to Jimmermania.

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    @larry brady aka yarrlydarb

    Your take on offense and defense is only true if your defensive philosophy is to sit read and wait. People and teams who know how to play defense take what they want and push offenses backwards. Remember if you stop the other team from scoring you usually win. Defense wins Championships!!!

  • Snark Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    I was worried about all the pregame hype Jimmer received, but the kid seems to thrive on pressure and seems unaffected by the spotlight.

  • Golfhack20 West Jordan, Ut
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:11 a.m.

    What a great game. I don't like what the NBA has become. All the 1 on 1 and clear outs for the Stars. Jimmer is a Star. I love the UTES but basketball is my passion. Even if you are a Huge Utah fan you have to admit that Jimmer is a special talent. Kids like him don't come around to often. One of the neat things about Jimmer is all the interaction he has with Young Men and making them feel special and important. He makes others around him better and lifts them up. That is the sign of a true leader and great man. Don't be haters and call Jimmer a ball hog. Try to stop him first and then see what he does in the passing game.... I hope he stays healthy and doesn't get hurt. Jimmermania is just getting started!!!!!!!

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    I can't believe someone just said Durrant was slamming Jimmer with his tweet. Serious, is that how ute fans read everything?

    Keep posting Utes, the nation is watching and learning what you're really like. Guarantee the D-News and Trib are being read like crazy today. As good as a name a BYU is making for itself now, you're doing the complete opposite.

  • sports-junkie West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    The only people that are not enjoying the "Jimmer Show" are bitter Utah fans. Not all are bitter, but the ones that are bitter are in a lonely and dark place right now.

    Like comments before me, the place was rockin. 62 min before the game started Jimmer walks onto the floor and the place goes nuts. (mostly students at that time) It was incredible! Had a couple Aztec fans sitting near us that were class acts. They knew it was going to be hard to get a win in Provo and were both very surprised at how quickly Jimmer was sitting on 30 and then 40 points for the game.

    One I will never forget.

    Just need to take care of business at UNM on sat and then it will be the boys in blue in the top 5. Can you even imagine? Ranked in the top 5? Unbelievable.

    Go Cougs.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    I think my favorite part was seeing White during the timeout. He could hardly walk after trying to keep up with Jimmer. If Emery and Hartsock had been shooting like they usually do, this game would have been a blowout.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    BYU should have no problem with New Mexico. Afterall the Utes beat New Mexico - so that should mean a cakewalk for the Cougs, right?

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    Yes, this was a great game. I could watch it over and over again. Loved every second of it.

    The Utes comments here sound to me like little children crying.

    SDSU has a great team. They stuck with BYU for the first half. I think the altitude got to them (not to mention Jimmer). If SDSU had spent a week training at altitude (say at Idyllwild, CA not far from San Diego) They would have been much better prepared to play in Provo. (Don't tell coach Fisher)

    They will not have that problem at home. SDSU will be much tougher at home. BYU can still Jimmer them especially if the rest of the team has an average scoring night.

    TCU held Jimmer to 21 points by double and triple teaming him. BYU had 5 players in double figures. Jimmer creates openings just by stepping onto the court.

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    The best thing about Jimmer is the way he just gets better under pressure. It's a wonderful ability to have, and I've never seen it in anybody, in sports or anything else, as much as Jimmer. Amazing.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Veritas ... my husband and I totally would've met you at Dennys if we still lived in Provo. I hope the MC continues to be filled to the rafters the rest of the season. Enjoy the show!

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    From a die-hard ute to REAL cougar fans, I hope you guys make a deep run in the tourney. Jimmer is the man.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    utahcountyute | 9:02 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Cedar Hills, UT
    Veritas

    Do you really think that Jimmer will be able to put up 47 point in an the NBA game?

    ===

    Why put words in my mouth (or Durrant's, for that matter)?

    If you have a question for "me"....

    If you want reality, you will need to deal in "reality", not the one that make in your own mind?

  • badlandscougar great plains, sd
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    mr harmon a great game between two great teams, and someone had to lose. jimmer... emery is quick as a thought;davies ruled and even anderson came out to be the man in the and middle scoring. this team can get it done. i hope they don't cool down until april! good to see you on tv.

  • JayDogg Orem, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    The best was Coach Rose's comment at the end when he said "I'm gald we don't have to guard him."

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    utahcountyute

    The guys on Sports Center must not be as smart as you, because they took that tweet as a genuine compliment....

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    congrats cewgies,

    Winning big games if fun huh?

    You should try a bcs win, or 2 sometime. Those are really fun

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    utahcounty,

    when did veritas(or anyone else) suggest jimmer will ever put up 47 or anwhere close to that in an NBA game?

    Waiting.....

    Still waiting......

    Didn't happen. But well done on suggesting an absurdity just to shoot it down.

    hey utahcounty,

    Do you really think the University of Utah will win the next 1000 championships in every sport?

    Do you seriously believe that?!

    Make believe is fun

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    fresnogirl | 10:06 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Fresno, CA
    utahcountyute

    The guys on Sports Center must not be as smart as you, because they took that tweet as a genuine compliment....
    ===

    Well, ucute is dealing in reality...

    Sorry bout that frezgirl... Ended up watching Tivo'ed episodes of Psych...

    How about Emery forcing Gay to take that Time Out.

    Doing what it takes.

  • GJ Greenwood, IN
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    As far as Jimmer scoring 47 points in the NBA, would he really need to? I would see him averaging more in the 15-20 pt/game range and getting 7-10 assists per game. Pro teams aren't going to utilize him the same way that BYU does, but they have better finishers at the bucket so he'll get a lot more assists. Whatever needs to happen, I'm sure he'll adjust his game to meet the needs of the team.

  • ogmson Mapleton, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    Utahcountyute, nice jabs, but let's remind you of the real knock-out punch...

    When a top 5 team came to Utah County to play the top 10 Cougars, the Mighty Cougars won and won big.

    When a top 5 Football team came to Salt Lake County to play a top 10 Ute team, the stinkin utes made SLC and Utah the laughing stock of the Nation.

    At least you should give credit to the Cougars for restoring credibility to the State.

    That may have been the best article I have ever read by Dick Harmon. Great job! Made me laugh.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    Jimmer brother T.J. need to put a patten for his RAP SONG "Jimmer etc etc." and T.J. will be famous along with his brother.

    You know what, what about James Anderson - 14 minutes and 5 BLOCK SHOTS - WOW! I am not kidding and I know he will be ready for NM at the PIT!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    What will be an interesting storyline for the rest of the year, is what type of defensive plan will coaches come up with to stop Jimmer?

    Steve Fisher had as good of gameplan as any team I have seen this year, and got torched for 43.

    They pressed him full court to wear him down, Gay worked hard to shut him down, but picked up his third foul. They double and even triple teamed him, and he split the defenders.

    It will be interesting to watch what Alford does Saturday.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    So how is it that a game of this magnitude does not get broadcast nationally? I think every time 2 top-10 teams in a major sport play, someone should pick it up with a national feed. Guaranteed revenue...

  • Parkite1 Park City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Best Team in the Country as of now!! And if it weren't for the Biased press BYU would have been #6 or #7 when they played #4 SDSU. Now they should be #3 or #4 althought in reality #1 as they are the best and there RPI proves it! Keep winning Cougs, get a #1 seed for the tourney and the Elite Eight and Final Four should be yours. In the end I hope BYU wins a National Championship.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    Re: Chris B.

    Thanks for the thought, I think the football team plans to take you up on that in the next few seasons.

    Jimmer was absolutely amazing last night, and he's the unquestionable reason BYU is a top 10 team.

    Let's not forget though, that BYU has more than just a good Jimmer, BYU has a good team. Jimmer was shut down for the first 5 minutes because the Aztecs defensive game plan was completely against him. Then, because of the good play of the guys around him, the Aztecs finally needed to respect Jimmer's teammates also. That is when Jimmer caught fire. Jimmer and the rest of BYU's squad complement each other. BYU wouldn't be the crazy explosive offense they are without Jimmer, and Jimmer wouldn't explode without the good play of guys like Emery, Davies, Hartsock, Abuou, Collinsworth, etc.

    Great job Cougs! Good luck at the pit this Saturday.

  • Naked Truth Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    Chris B,

    I bet winning a BCS game or 2 is pretty fun. You know what's really fun, winning a National Championship. You should try that some time!

  • The Disillusionist Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    Having incorrectly predicted the outcome of the game (grossly) and absent any thoughtful observation on the game, Chris B plays the "2 BCS games" card yet again. Keep it up, Christopher, that's the only card left in your hand and the only one you'll be able to play for a long time.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    How many babies of either sex born this year and next will be named Jimmer?

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    Being a UNLV fan I have to say I go to the MWC tournament to watch Jimmer play. There is no one in the country who can do what Jimmer does with the basketball in his hand. He is amazing.

    To Ute fans: Get a life. If you were true fans of the game, you would bow down to Jimmer right now. You won't see a player in Utah again like him. Enjoy it while you can.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    Naked Truth | 11:17 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Chris B,

    I bet winning a BCS game or 2 is pretty fun. You know what's really fun, winning a National Championship. You should try that some time!
    ===

    Nah, let's give Chris B the bennifit of the doubt.

    Chris, tell us more about the BCS game that "you" won. What was it like on the field? How many yards did "you" pick up? How many tackles.

    I have no illusion that "I" was on the court last night. I enjoyed watching others play, but I am at work today, living "my" life, going home to "my" home, with "my" wife and daughters.

    I have a life...

    Tell us more about the BCS games "you" won.

  • NGrant Frisco, TX
    Jan. 27, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    Chris B- Yeah, you are right. Utah has won 2 BCS games, but never a national championship. I believe BYU won a national championship back in 1984, so we tried it, we liked it and will wait to see when Utah does it..
    Predecition, they finish in the bottom half of the Pac-12..
    I love your comments, so insightful and always accurate.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    I think Jimmer would be the first to tell you this: his incredible performance was made possible by his teammates and, especially, his coach.

    Rose planned for his team to come out running as fast and as furious as they could. SDSU is a plodding team. They do not score big numbers, and their defense keeps opponents from scoring big numbers.

    Rose knows the best way to play such a team is to force them out of their plodding rythm - run them into the ground the first half. By the second half, SDSU was not able to sustain their style and rythm, and began to fall apart.

    Just a crack here and there, so Jimmer could open up the game in the second half.

    Jimmer is impressive as a player. Rose is impressive as a coach.

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Who cares if Jimmer ever scores 47 in the NBA. This kid is amazing to watch and I wouldn't doubt his ability after yesterday. I do know that in college he was able to score 47 points on your utes. Trying to down play Jimmers ability by making a childs argument wont take away the Beat down he gave your team at home! He leads the Nation in Scoring at 27.4 points a game. As good as the Utes have been in the past has any Utah player ever won the NCAA scoring title??? Player of the Year?

  • TMung99 Bluffdale, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    May I just say, watching the game in the Wilk. with all the student's who couldn't get in the game, the support was overwhelming for the team. After the game there were mobs going to the MC and whooping in the streets going on all night. This was an experience that, as a student, I will never forget.

    Great win Cougs!! Lets take care of business in New Mexico!

  • diegodude Temecula, CA
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    JustintimeY - time2checkUfacts, the Utes have a POY playing in the NBA today!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    TMung99 | 1:17 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Bluffdale, Utah
    May I just say, watching the game in the Wilk. with all the student's who couldn't get in the game, the support was overwhelming for the team.
    ===
    You make me feel guilty for having ticks. I wil let you know your fellow students represented well.

    Enjoy your college days, get your degree, and you'll have the comfortable seats soon enough...

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    it amazes me how easily chris b gets so many of you. he obviously has no other point than to stir the pot and hijack the conversation. and then its like we are in a race to see who can come up with the most clever retort to what he said.

    please folks, he wins everytime you respond. please just ignore him.

  • Blue Chelan56 Chelan, WA
    Jan. 27, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    Re: the negative posts; "you need to take the bitter with the sweet,cause the bitter makes the sweet seem even sweeter"! "My Oh My, How Sweet It Is". Coach Rose and his staff get an A+ FOR THEIR COLLAPSING 2-3 ZONE DEFENSE. SDSU Front line three- some are the strength of their offense. They are not known as a three point shooting back court threat.Way to go Coach Rose.Goooo Coooougs!

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    One of the rarest of double-doubles,

    winning the National Player of the Year

    and

    being the National Scoring Leader

    and Jimmer is on pace to do both!

    It's a GREAT time to be a COUGAR!

  • Serenity Now American Fork, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    It's largely outside BYU's hands, but if the wins keep coming, it would be great for BYU to land the #2 seed in the West, opening up at the Tucson subregional and, if the Y can wins its first 2 games, moving on to Anaheim for the West regional with a potential regional final with Kansas. Before last night's victory over the Aztecs, Joe Lunardi of ESPN had SDSU as the #2 seed in the West, Tucson subregional. Can you imagine the crowds that would show up to watch the Jimmer try to replicate his 49-point outing the last time he was at McHale Arena?

  • stokethefire The Planet, Earth
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    All you need to know about Chris B - He may be stupid, but he's not clever.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    ute trolls, we all have sympathy for your embarrassment and envy of BYU. The Cougars are great young men who are skillfully and gracefully winning ball games, things that the utes are not. With all of the L's the utes have, their fans should have better skills at being graceful losers.

  • Chiro Portland, OR
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    Jimmy is the best thing in the world! No one can stop him and his scoring, well except for:

    66-61 2008 signed Texas a&m. One and done!

    79-61 2009 signed Texas a&m. One and done!

    84-72 2010 signed Kansas State. Round of 32.

    Heck it had been 20 years before byU got out of the first round and your beloved Jimmy could only take them to the second round.

    We will see how great he is when he does something in The Dance.

    It was just a few years ago that Utah was in the Sweet 16 with Bogut. Has byU every been that far in the Dance?

  • TaipeiModerate New Haven, CT
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    Chiro:

    Jimmer is the best individual basketball player that has ever played at BYU or Utah. All of your worthless trolling wont change that.

  • Fashion Police Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Chiro

    Get in line behind all of the other jealous Utah trolls.

    Gotta love all of these Utah "fans" who pretend to be from exotic places like "Portland" when we know that Utah has almost no fans who live outside Utah, especially who read the DN.

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    Love the Cougs, but still lots of basketball left to play. One game at a time boys.

    p.s. Jimmer is unreal, kind of reminds me of a faster (although shorter) Larry Bird, both can shoot from anywhere on the floor.

  • Iheartblood Salt Lake, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    @ J-TX | 10:57 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Allen, TX

    So how is it that a game of this magnitude does not get broadcast nationally? I think every time 2 top-10 teams in a major sport play, someone should pick it up with a national feed. Guaranteed revenue...

    Won't be a problem next year as BYU steps into what Ute fans call independent obscurity w/ the ESPN contract. But I may just be reading there comments wrong.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Jan. 28, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Jimmer.
    THE CUTE ASSASSIN.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Big_Ben | 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011
    Centerville, UT
    it amazes me how easily chris b gets so many of you.
    ===

    Ben, you have to admit...

    Chris, Hedge, and Uteology just make it to easy...