This can't be good. I don't like this, not one bit.
This is going to be a tough task. If BYU can hit their outside shots then they
may be able to stay in the game, but we haven't stopped McDonald or Gordon the
first two games, doesn't bode well for the third game. BYU just doesn't have
enough offensive players that can create their own shot besides Jimmer. New
Mexico is too well rounded. I call it New Mexico 84 BYU 76.Hey look
on the bright side, itleast it will allow BYU to practice more for the NCAA
tourney and be rested when they are a 3 seed.
Wow, I didn't expect BYU's season to be so drab after losing Davies...I guess
the team was not as profound as was previously assumed.
A win tomorrow will propel the Y forward into a few big dance wins. A loss will
indicate a poor showing at the tourney.
"Hey look on the bright side, itleast it will allow BYU to practice more
for the NCAA tourney and be rested when they are a 3 seed"As we
speak ESPN has BYU as a 4 seed. My guess after tomorrow it will be a 5-6 seed,
BYU at 29-3 gets more smack talked about them than most of the other teams that
are barely .500. It is funny to read all the prognosticators who are begging for
BYU a loss. BYU 73 NM 68
kmh, how about being realistic. New Mexico has owned the y twice already. The
cougs did little today to build confidence. This is not the best 3 loss team in
Tomorrow nights game is huge. If BYU can get rebounds and their shooting is on,
they can win. Hopefully BYU has figured out how to win New Mexico after losing
to them 4 times in a row. I think Davies was more valuable than people
realized. GO BYU!
I hope third times the charm! Goooo Cougars!
Good. I was hoping for another shot at the pesky UNM team. Finally BYU will
get it together and redeem themselves. It is time for Jimmer to break his own
scoring record. Go Cougars. Rise to the occasion.
BYU struggled against a horrible team.Look for a 5 peat tomorrow.Should still be top 5 seed in the tournament.
We're dead. Unless Fredette gets his game back on (no turnovers and stop
shooting ridiculous 3's when you're cold) and someone fills in for Davies, this
team has had its last win of the season yesterday. Thanks for the memories!!
I love all this optimism.It's interesting to watch the faithful
circle the wagons just prior to the battle.We have played big games
in the past as underdog where not one local sportswriter would go on the record
to predict a win.I'm predicting BYU is going to win tonight.
Hedgie...always good to hear information from you that makes me want to find out
if what you're saying has any truth to it. I just checked ESPN's Bracketology
and they have BYU as a 2 in the West as of this morning. Thank you for doing
your part to help me get a little bit more excited about the tournament
though!!! Tonight will be tough...not impossible...but tough! Emery
hitting is the key. If he can find his range again and draw some attention that
should free Jimmer up to do his thing. If Emery keeps shooting ice cubes at the
rim we're in a lot of trouble! GO COUGS!!!
Hedgie: ESPN still has the Y as a 2 seed, check your facts again. Don't state
your opinion as truth. The Y will be fine tonigh, you know the challenge of
facing the same team 3 times. Hard to do. Anyone can play down to the competion
or up as in the case of the Utes. Where should SDSU be now that they stuggled
with a bad utah team. Maybe 6 or 7 seed?
Isn't it fun to listen to Steve Alford?He knows players read the
papers or follow basketball on the Internet. He knows with these comments that
he's basically talking to the BYU team, which is his target. In
effect, what he's really saying is: "We're in your heads now; we can beat
you in multiple ways, with multiple sets...there's not a lot you can do about
New Mexico has owned BYU for four straight!! Unless Drew Gordan, and Dairese
Gary hurt their wrists from gambling, this could be ugly. Sorry Cougs, but you
better pack your bags for Denver . . . a possible first round game with Michigan
St or Virgina Tech looms ahead. I think all of the BYU fans are
simply tired of disappointment. Yes, 29-3 is an awesome record, but who wants a
team to do that well and lose in the semifinals of the MWC tourney and lose in
the fist round of the NCAA's? When was the last time BYU won the MWC tourney?
How about 2001 - ya, they have wond the regular season title many times, but
when it comes down to tournament games - they struggle. When was the last time
BYU got past the second round of the NCAA's? How about 1981 when Danny Ainge
dribbled past the entire Notre Dame team to get into the elite eight. Every BYU fan wants and hopes for a win tonight, tomorrow, and to make it to
the sweet 16. Good luck!!GO TARHEELS
"Yes, 29-3 is an awesome record, but who wants a team to do that well and
lose in the semifinals of the MWC tourney"mahblah, I agree. Regular season records mean little to nothing if you don't make
atleast a sweet sixteen run. Year after year little known teams with bigshot
records enter the NCAA tourney.... only to get an epic beatdown in the first
round.And then they're forgotten.
Face it, the word "truth" and hedgehog cannot be used in the same
sentence without confusing everyone. "Wishing and hoping" by hedgehog
just will not make it so. New Mexico has proven that they can play
ball. They have a great coach and a squad with wonderful talent and
determination. They have obviously enjoyed success against BYU this year - for
which they should be respected and commended. However, the fact that New Mexico
(has won) the last two games this season should play in the Y's favor. It will
be an additional source of inspiration that the Cougars will enjoy today as they
prepare to take on the Lobos. This game (and the San Diego/UNLV
game) is really what College Basketball is all about. Two great teams, going
"head-to-head" and playing for their lives. Whoever wins will
certainly deserve it! BYU only needs to win by one, but look for
a breakout game. Good luck Cougars!We support you with confidence. BYU only need to win by one, but they will probably
win by 10!It's time for all of us to support our team, without
listening to the biased naysayers. Go Cougars!!!
Unfortunately, after the first two games I don't see BYU beating NM. Fredette
has lost his swagger the last few games. Shooting 30-35% is not even close to
good enough. Did you see the wide open 3 he missed yesterday and several other
shots he should have made. I hope BYU can bring a tournament title
back, but they have a tough road today.
@ Uteology:"BYU struggled against a horrible team."I guess now us BYU fans know what life has been like for Utah fans for 4
of the last 6 years. Oh, and because Utah "struggled against horrible
teams" so many times this year is the reason why they are a bubble team for
the CBI.BYU can win this game if Abouo and Harstock will take the
ball to the basket once they get it on the wing. This will do 3 things: 1. Get
the Lobos in foul trouble (as we saw they have a tendency for yesterday) 2. Will
force UNM to collapse inside, and open up things for Jimmer and Jax. 3. Gives us
the option for the inside out game.
BYU Will WIN! Jimmer shining again, and will make the winning basket!...you
heard it here first!
The only thing BYU has going for it in this game is the law of averages. It is
very difficult to beat a team 3 times in the same season. However, BYU's lack
of motivation showed in the TCU game and I don't expect that to improve against
an even more motivated and talented team that also happens to be on a roll. I
hope BYU wins, but this could get ugly.
Cheer up Cougar fan . . . at least your team is going to the Big Dance.
hedgie;You said: who wants a team to do that well and lose in the
semifinals of the MWC tourney"I can think of a half dozen jealous and
obsessed iq challenged DN posters that want that for BYU every game. What's your
point? The game hasn't been played yet.
hedgehog | 9:57 a.m. March 11, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI "Yes, 29-3 is
an awesome record, but who wants a team to do that well and lose in the
semifinals of the MWC tourney"mahblah,I agree.
Regular season records mean little to nothing if you don't make atleast a sweet
sixteen run. Year after year little known teams with bigshot records enter the
NCAA tourney.... only to get an epic beatdown in the first round.And then
they're forgotten. ===Are you saying you would prefer a losing
season, and an Epic Beatdown in the first round of the MWC tourney?You should set the bar a little higher.
This game is up to the players. How badly do they want to beat UNM and move on?
I hate all the people saying they played lousy against a bad team. Guess what?
Ohio State played lousy against the 8th seed today...took them to OT. Then,
Northwestern looked awful and shot poorly and OSU won it from the line. All
good teams have bad games in these tournaments. BYU was the team that finished
the other team off, which is a good sign. I think BYU will have an awesome plan
for UNM. I'm excited for the game!
GO BIG BLUE - and you were saying???????????Jimmer popped all the haters