Go Cougars! We Believe!!!
I think BYU won three time son Saturday:1) Vs Gonzaga, of course2)
By Florida beating UCLA (UCLA was playing better now than they did when they BYU
when the cougs were at full strength in Provo)3) and by Wisconsin beating
K State, the team that I thought would give BYU the worst match-up of this
bracket.I don't think Butler gave them any favors, though. I think
BYU would have match-up just fine with Pitt as the Panthers have a tendency to
give wide open looks from up top.Should be interesting. I felt
FLorida was seeded a tad too high considering who they lost to earlier this year
and how they played in the SEC final. But they do have some decent players and
will be looking for revenge.It's simple. If BYU shoots like they did
Saturday they can beat any team in the bracket. If not, look out.Good luck, Jimmer and the Y. This Ute fan wil be pulling for you.
This will be billed as a rematch of last years game. Cougars have 3 or 4 days
to prepare, which will be huge compared to Gonzaga. Of course, Coach Rose and
Rice may not have to stay awake all night long planning and scheming together a
game plan. This wll be good. I love to see the strategy the coach's put
together. You can tell what it is the players play and how they go about doing
scoring, either inside, drive and dish, layup or shoot the long one. Defense is
always good, as Emery gets the most difficult defensive assignment of every
team. The Cougars beat FSU on PPG, Rebounds and Assists. FSU wins
in FG%. Like MiP above, if the Cougars shoot well, they can beat anyone. If
they don't, anyone can beat BYU. If FSU shoots poorly, BYU will win going away.
That is the case of all teams left in this tournament. There are no bad teams
left. Go Cougars.
AK Cougar,You do know that Florida and Florida State are different
schools, don't you?
emery is a sub star player at best as are the rest of the team except of course
I imagine they will put Chandler Parsons or Kenny Boynton on Fredette. Parsons
is as speedy as they come for 6'0" guys and will give Fredette fits the way
SDSU's Billy White did.When Parsons is off the floor, Fredette
should be able to go off on Boynton. If Noah, Jax, or Charles prove they can hit
from three, we will see some offensive fireworks. Frankly however I
don't see how we can stop Parsons and Erving Walker from putting up alot of
points.The only way we win this game is the same way we won the
Gonzaga game. We have to shoot lights out. The Gators can't afford to go long
streches with Walker not on the floor; they also can not go to a true man
defense with the 5'8" Walker.Plain and simple if we're hitting,
we win a shootout in the 80+ scoring range. If we're not hitting, we lose pretty
badly. Whatever the outcome, this has been an amazing season. One I
certainly won't soon forget.Go Cougars.
Sorry typo. Parsons is 6'11".
Once you get to the Sweet 16, every team is good and playing well. I love the
rematch with Florida. Last year's game was about as exciting as the get. Go
When you look at the FL losses 2 things stand out. 1. They have
unusually high TOs or they have a lot more TOs than the opponent. 2. They
shoot the 3 poorly. This second effect is weaker than the TO effect. When you look at FL's quality wins 2 things stand out. 1. very
poor shooting by opponents particularly in the first half.2. strong
rebounding edge.The game could easily hinge on the BYU defensive
ability to TO FL and also disrupt the 3 point shooting. Disrupting the shooting
may be difficult given the need to double in the post. BYU will also
need to hit 3s and spread the floor in spite of excellent defense by FL.Depending on how the refs call the game BYU may need to drive and try to
get fouls on the FL bigs. Getting fouls on Parsons could be very
@MiPI understand your point is to build a contrast between UCLA and
BYU, but for the sake of accuracy, the Cougars did not lose to UCLA in Provo.
They lost in the Wooden (yes, John Wooden) Classic. It was technically a neutral
sitemuch like Energy Solutions Arena served as a "neutral" site for
the Arizona game.Go BYU! Beat the Gators! Again!
I think I see a pattern here: Play good defense.Score.Win.Go white, go blue.
Classy MiP! Really appreciate seeing so many Ute fans getting behind
the Cougars and putting aside the rivalry. I for one would do the same thing for
the Utes, Aggies, etc. in these tournaments and big name events. Seeing our
teams get national recognition is great for our state.It's the
season that keeps on giving!
Looking for consistency from the Cougars, to play as well against FL as they did
against Zags last Sat. Win, or lose, I hope to see Cougs play with heart of a
Lion, give everything they've got, expect to win and play like champions.
This Ute fan has been completely Jimmered. Good luck to the Cougs and especially
Coach Rose next weekend! We are pulling for you.
I remember when Utah made its big run in the NCAA Tournament and how the entire
state (regardless of school affiliation) got behind them. It's nice to see it
happen again. That's one of the things that makes Utah a great place to live.
"This Ute fan has been completely Jimmered. Good luck to the Cougs and
especially Coach Rose next weekend! We are pulling for you."I
would like Rose coming over the Utes with as much tournement expierence as
possible. So yes, I will be pulling for Rose.
Is it true that ESPN is trying to get a 5th year of eligibility for Jimmer?
From one slow white guy to another, I wish you well Jimmer!
Re: Otis SpurlockSpeak for yourself. . . Jimmer is one
quick white guy if I've ever seen one. Not to mention Jackson Emery and Kyle
Collinsworth aren't too bad either. Besides which they are great
players when they are on with their shots.Go Cougs! Beat the Gators
@dyer garyI'm not sure I understand what you are insinuating, maybe
you can help me? Are those the same "sub stars" that beat your utes
down every time they play them for several years running? Are those the same
"sub stars" that are 32-4 on the season? Are those the same "sub
stars" that are ranked in the top 10? Are those the same "sub
stars" that got a 3 seed to the ncaa tourney? Are those the same "sub
stars" that just pounded Gonzaga and are now in the Sweet 16? Are those the
same "sub stars" that utah was fall all over themselves to just get
one of on their roster?I really am having a hard time getting what
you mean unless you are just trolling it up out of bitterness? Oh wait...I think
it is all clear to me now. I do get what you mean.
Duckhunter -- why focus on the few bad commenters and not just enjoy your team?
Most rationale Ute/Aggie/T-bird/Wildcat fans are behind your beloved Cougs and
are genuinely hoping they stick it to Florida on Thursday and Butler/Wisc. on
Saturady -- enjoy the run and stop giving such a stage to the detractors.
If I had my choice I would have liked to see the Cougars have a chance to avenge
their loss to UCLA in the upcoming game. It's fun to win and advance, and even
better to do so against a team that beat you. But, Florida it is so good luck to
the Cougars. Like everyone else said before, if BYU shoots well they can beat
anyone in this tournament.
Beating Wofford and Gonzaga is one thing, But we will truly see if they belong
if they can beat the gators.
To UU32: Well said. The construction business needs to pick up so the
Duckhunter has less time to post. Go Cougs.
hedgehog | 1:57 p.m. March 21, 2011I would like Rose coming over the Utes
with as much tournement expierence as possible. So yes, I will be pulling for
Rose. Wow I can't believe hedgehog is actually cheering for BYU to
win this game in a weird sort of way... Nicest comment I've ever read from
Its gonna be a great matchup, last years game was a double overtime thriller,
very exciting but nerve racking as well. I hope BYU can shoot similiar to or as
well as they did on saturday. Looking forward to the rematch and hopefully
another Cougars victory. Go Cougars!
Re: Otis SpurlockThat being said I realize your comment was in good
fun, so I didn't mean to be rude or be a poor sport. I just get a little tired
of the slow white guy jokes. Despite popular opinion they've been old for a
very, VERY long time.Go Cougs!P.S. Jimmer, Jackson, and
Collinsworth are good athletes, I wasn't joking about that.
Dyer Gary | 7:16 a.m. March 21, 2011 Bountiful, UTemery is
a sub star player at best as are the rest of the team except of course the
jimmer.------------Exactly. Just like Hollywood!Superstars, like Angelina JolieStars, like Cameron DiazAnd Sub Stars, like Megan Fox. Great analogy!
anything can happen at the this point. If the Y comes out and stays hot - like
they did against a very good Gonzaga team then anything is possible. If Florida
is a bit flat or gets into some foul trouble anything can happen. The Y -
without Davies - must live and die by the outside shot which is tough to do
consistently but it is what it is. Good luck BYU. Good luck Jimmer.