Congrats to USU! Clearly the best team in the state right now. I am a Cougar
fan and always will be but I love Cache Valley, Logan, Sardine Canyon, and am a
big supporter of Stew Morrill. I hope USU wins the WAC and does well in the Big
Dance. USU is a tough place to play and a tougher place to win.
yea yea, pre-season. Bring on a real challenge!
The game is totally different on a neutral court or in Provo. But,
congratulations to the Aggies for a nice win.But seriously, Aggie
Fans, you have to acknowledge that a win in the Spectrum doesn't mean you have a
better team. It just means you have a huge home court advantage.As
for Dave Rose being "afraid" to play in Logan, that is the most ridiculous
assertion ever. Please Aggie fans, don't become like the Utes and make such
Can I get a WOOT YEAH?!
USU, along with almost any other basketball team, has a home court advantage.
Although USU's advantage is probably better than any other in the state, that
doesn't necessarily mean that the game was won solely by home court advantage.
Teams can become better or worse as new players arrive, old players graduate,
and current players advance their skills. Had this game been played in SLC, USU
could have very well won there as well, but that is all silly speculation. Fact:
USU has a W on their schedule/results sheet and BYU has their first L. That is
part of basketball and many in-state rivalries in college basketball. Play a
team at home, then play that team at their home. Good luck with the rest of the
year Cougar fans, I'm sure you'll do great. Go Aggies.
What a fine showing for the Aggies. Especially on the night before Coach Chris
Jones 48th birthday. What a special treat for him, to beat BYU.Class
team, class fans, class coaches.Happy B-day Joneseeee!!!
As always, the cougar coaches and players have good things to say about their
opponents. I saw several instances of good sportsmanship on the part of BYU
throughout the game. They are coached well and are just a great all-around
team. Their post-game comments to the media were very congratulatory and spoke
of their characters quite well. At least with this rivalry (yes, it is a
rivalry, we've played for the past 100 years) we don't have the ugly situations
as with BYU-Utah. Come back any time Cougars and we'll see you down there for
another great game next year.
I'm disappointed in BYU for laying down to an inferior team. This has always
bugged me about BYU, whenever a team gets tough they always lay down and give
up. It's frustrating to watch.
Watched my first BYU game(no mtn)and was dumbfounded. Coach Rose, who I respect
greatly, either made no effort to inside; or his players defied him? We can't
be hot on 3s every game. USU did play great defense. But, I don't buy this
"home" court 6th man stuff. As a "one armed" pitcher at a CA Jr. College, I
pitched mt best game (6 innings no hitter) at a hostile CC in Coalinga, CA where
they had no entertainment except sports. Go Aggies in WAC; GO COUGARS in MWC and
in the NCAA.
Give the win to the crowd. They were boisterous, rude (did you hear what they
were screaming in unison?), loud and abrasive. Do they practice this? The
weight-challenged bare-chested guy under the basket was enough to distract every
player with a continued double-take!CW30 has a long ways to go to
provide a quality TV sports presentation. Visual quality looked like a kid with
a cheap video camera making a backyard movie. Professional it was not!I'm a Cougar fan and was literally scared to see the Y play in Logan. USU
took the Cougars completely out of their game plan and the Cougars panicked.
Can't JT drive for the hole? His game is now predictable since all he wants is
a distant fade away jump shot. Sit him until he brings back his game.A team that lives by the jump shot will sometimes lose by it. Fredette is
awesome, but his drives should have created some assists to his teammates since
his shots weren't going down.Difficult game for the Cougars to
swallow. Kudos to the Aggies!
USU=best team in state?Didn't USU lose to Utah earlier?
Hail the Utah Aggies!
I've noticed a huge difference in the comments on this board. Most are
respectful. And isn't this an instate rivalry?Stew morrill is an
excellent coach.GO BYU!!
Did you really just tell us not to make ridiculous statements? Um, why don't
you pull the beam out of your quarterback's eye, then you can start talking.
Come on. Don't become like Utah fans and make rediculous statements. If my
mind serves me correctly, LES is one of the toughest places in the country to
play and win. Ridiculous statements like yours are part of the reason that any
fans make statements at all. I haven't yet, but since you brought it up,
seriously, since the Cougars beat the Utes saturday in Provo doesn't mean you
have a better football team, it just means you have a huge home field advantage.
Now since your statement is not ridiculous, neither is mine.
RE: Aaron W.Get a life Aaron, BYU didn't lay down to an "inferior
team", IT GOT BEAT BY A *SUPERIOR* TEAM!
How do you figure that the Aggies are an inferior team? The Aggies are a tough,
well coached, blue collar type of team that just beat you. If you are losing to
an inferior team then what does that make you? You are a little full of
yourself. If your team quits when things get tough that sounds like a problem.
Utah State took away what BYU wanted to do in the game. You had a season low in
points and you got out rebounded by an "inferior team". I wonder what a "good
team" would do to you then.
this is why byu will be a once and done again in the NCAA tourney if they even
get there. i am happy to see Haws the freshman starting but that says a lot when
JT the senior should be benched. he is a clutch player "at times" otherwise he
is reckless and that has not changed since playing this summer with the
brazilian national team. the Cougs need more talent like Brandon Davies on the
team. athleticism like you see at duke or north carolina is missing. that extra
pop and jump in the step is not there. jimmer does a good job but is now trying
to hard to do it on his own. Davies is being held back from what i can see. cut
him loose. start working the ball into him and game plan for davies.
re: Sierra Blue. Child, please. If USU had just squeaked out a one point win
your point might have some validity. That was a thorough domination, though.
The crowd can only do so much in a game. Anyone who knows anything about
basketball could clearly see who the better team was and IS. Last
night reminded me of 2004, when USU crushed BYU in Logan AND in Provo. I'd love
to see a rematch in Happy Valley, I believe we win there too.
first loss. Sorry Dave, can't play them all at home.No wonder BYU
tried so hard to change this series to a neutral-court affair.
Wake me up when the Aggies come to Boise and actually play to win. Yawn.......
We cannot win the big games without him. His absence cost us the game yesterday
and if he would have showed up (like last year), then we would have won. There
is nobody that can replace him off the bench and score the 15 points per game
that we need out of him. Let's get behind him and support him. If he doesn't
get his touch back, we'll lose all the big ones and just beat up on the little
guys all season. Go JT!
Props to USU on a good win based on stingy defense and a great crowd supporting
your team. That said, I never really know how to feel about the USU
game in Logan. I like the rivalry and want to see it continue, but there's very
little for BYU to gain by playing there and a lot to lose. The Spectrum
provides an abnormally significant home court advantage (fans right on top of
the players and crummy lighting, etc.) and teams always struggle to shoot even
close to their averages there, which is why opposing teams hate playing there.
BYU is no exception. USU is twice as good a team at home. If BYU
wins this game everyone says they "should" win and there's little real benefit
(although USU's RPI is usually pretty good). If BYU loses then it's an ugly
loss to a team that gets little national respect. I don't think we know which
is the better team unless the game is in Logan and Provo every year or on a
neutral court. Congrats to the Aggies on a good win.
GREAT WIN!! Beating the cougs felt great! Listening to Jimmer Fredette's post
game comments made me realize he is a class act. I think he is a good player and
I hope he has a great season. I am one of the crazy Aggie students who rode him
the whole game; after the game Jimmer could have gone all max hall on us, but he
was gracious in defeat. Jimmer may have lost the game but he gained a lot of
I listened to the game on the Internet (KSL) and after eight minutes knew that
USU was going to win. Everything being equal, that game could have been played
on a neutral court and USU would have still won. BYU could buy a basket, nor
could their defense keep USU off the boards. Hopefully, Tavenari will practice
driving to the basket and making layups because he sure stunk at 3-pointers (and
that is all he shot). I'm still routing for BYU but they had better pick
themselves up and play better ball or ASU will kill them.
Great Win for the Aggies and the Spectrum is one of the best basketball arenas
in the West. Good teams should take care of business at home though??? just
saying, so far every team in the state has defended their home court! USU did
loose to a bad Utah team on the road? We have three good teams in the state USU
BYU and Weber State, but all three will all loose in the NCAA tournament
because they cant win on the road againt a great team. UNLV is a great team
...are class acts, in my mind. The game last night was a tough fought battle
between two excellent teams. USU was the better team last night, with some
pretty good defense, especially inside, where USU has always excelled (remember
that, except for Jared Quayle and Jaycee Carroll, USU's definitive players have
always been big men). If the game had been played in Provo, the Y would very
likely have won (the Marriot Center is also a difficult place to play), and on a
neutral site, who knows?Both teams have the talent to be ranked by
the end of the season, and both teams have the talent to go at least one or two
games into the Big Dance. Whether or not they have the mental discipline and
heart to make that happen remains to be seen, but I can hope.Now
that my Aggoies have beaten the Y, and lost to the U, I hope both teams pull it
together and do fantastically the rest of the season. A loss to a ranked Ute
team wouldn't look as bad, and a win over a ranked Y team would look fantastic,
come Selection Sunday.Go Aggies!
It is very clear who is the best team in the MWC. Cougar fans can look to
finish 4th in the conference behind the Rebels, San Diego State and New
Congrats Utah State. Great game and great coaching. I am frustrated at BYU's
lack of inside play. The only thing that was working was going in to Miles and
yet, they kept shooting from the outside. I thought Hartsock played well.
BYU's insistence in playing small ball shooting the three works at home, but
struggles on the road and in the NCAAs. Road wins and NCAA wins come when teams
are big and physical, go inside, and dominate the boards. BYU has some good
bigs in Miles, Davies, Hartsock and even Anderson. Why do we continue to play
four guards and a center, especially on the road. Lets go big and start either
Hartsock or Davies with Miles.
BYU is a better team than USU. Play this game on a neutral court and we win 7
out of 10. Play it at the Marriot Center and we win 9 times out of 10. This
was the first true road test for this Cougs team, and we showed that we don't
have the mental toughness. We dominated the first half, but didn't have enough
to blow it wide open and let USU come back. Once you hit a few 3's in the
second, we panicked, started taking rushed jumpers (Thanks Tavernari), and lost
our composure. IT was over from there. Hopefully we'll learn that you can't
panic on the road, and need to stick to your gameplan. I think we'll be ok. We
are better than our little sister in Logan, too bad we didn't prove it last
I was at the game and felt like the difference of the game wasn't the crowd
(although its a great place to watch a college game) or the bad lighting (which
I think that guy was smoking dope or has only watched games on CW because the
lighting is excellent - giant jumbotron etc.) but it was coaching. BYU has a
lot of talent, USU has a lot of talent. It looked to me like a couple of BYU's
players were a bit more skilled however, but the game plan of the Aggies was
efficient, tough D, and effective (as per usual). BYU tried to run and when
they weren't fast enough they shot long range 3s. Look at the assists, BYU
didn't set anything up, didn't adjust at the half, and tried to rely on Jimmert
to win. This team isn't Southern, you can't rely on talent alone against a good
team. Not that Rose isn't a good coach, he just isn't a great one.
I love the logic that Cougar fans have. I have started applying this to the
Utes loss this past week in Provo. Based on other cougar logic, home
field/court was the difference, I love it. Utah plays BYU on a neutral field
and Utes win 7 out of 10, play them all at RES and the Utes win 9 of 10. Utah
started the game out strong taking a 6 point lead, couldn't maintain it, rushed
a few plays, missed a few plays, missed a few tackles and forunately was able to
at least force overtime. Utah is better than there little brother in Provo,
just didn't prove it saturday. I sure feel better about my team. It is easy
now to see why we should be playing the Florida/Alabama winner in January.
Not enough quick ball movement on offense. That is BYU's problem. They were so
insistent in trying to take advantage of mismatches, until they realized Utah
State could handle the mismatches and then it was too late. It's all a quality
of shot issue. Utah State got better looks, and that's why they won.
Not a bad game for a bunch of ute and cougar rejects. I guess the home court in
logan does make a big difference and usu got spanked in SLC.
Are you high? Not a good team? Nothing to win by playing USU in Logan? Your
attitude and comment could be used as the Wikipedia definition for "Why everyone
dislikes BYU." USU basketball is just as recognized nationally as
BYU's, if not more so. Prove me wrong. The fact that these two teams are
almost dead even, with a slight nod going to USU, over the past 10 years gives
you no reason to be so self absorbed and important. BYU's schedule is ranked
317th in college basketball. How important can you be?Nice cut on
the Spectrum. Have you ever even been there before? Poor lighting? Either you
are high or your mouth is stuffed with sour grapes. Don't choke on them.
Get control of Tavernari beofre he costs us more games! No, he isn't going to
shoot himself out of his shooting slump. It is what it is! All the misses he
tosses up get us out of rhythm and disrupt the flow of our offense. We lost that
game more than the aggies won it. That was a shame.
does a great job up ther in Logan. Now keep on winning all year long!YBOY
Yep, saying BYU is a better team after last nights performance was about as
smart as Tavernari declaring himself for the NBA draft. I'm sure all those NBA
scouts were impressed last night.
spanked? Rejects? BYU has nothing to gain by playing us in Logan? This is why
BYU fans are disliked you come off as complete arrogant fools. Not
sure why we are even talking about if this game was played somewhere else
Myth#1-any one at USU is there because they didn't get into or recruited by
byu.Truth#1- aggie players and students are at USU because they want be.
Aggie guard Jared Quayle said after the game that his jc coach tried telling him
to go to byu but he flat out said no, he wanted to be an Aggie.Myth#2-USU is byu's little brother and truth#2- why byu and their fans
think that they are better than everyone else and feel entitled to anything
beats me, since the 2000-01 season byu has a 192-94 record. USU has a record of
224-72. The series is tied at 4-4, with USU winning three at home and one on the
road, byu won two at home, one on the road and one at a neutral site.
Ute and Coogie rejects huh? I don't think there is one player on the AGGIES
that could have or would have gone to either school. I bet if you asked Miles
if he made a mistake not coming to USU he would say yes in a heartbeat if he is
honest. Davies is going to waste his time as well and all that talent gone down
the tube in coogarville. IF any big man in this state wants to be the best they
can be, then they should play for STEW if offered because he is far and away the
best coach in the state. GO AGGIES, GO UTES, GO WILDCATS AND GO EVERY SINGLE
TEAM THAT PLAYS ybu IN EVERY SPORT!
as a cougar fan I have to say that was ridiculously awful. There are some games
that I believe teams should be required to pay back the price of the ticket to
every fan. I think someone should file a suit that BYU has to payback every fan
that paid to watch that performance. It was worse than poor. I wish I could
just have five minutes of their time today to ask them what were they thinking?
Where were their heads? Did they think they could just go into Logan and have a
W handed to them. IF that's their best when it gets tough, they have no chance
of taking the program to the next level. Beat up on the little boys and pat
yourself on the back cause that will be the pinnacle of your season. BYU you
were pathetic last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
utes mens b-ball team has fallen so far off the national basketball map over the
last few years (last year being an anomaly), that it is nice that the Y has one
instate rival who makes in state games interesting.
I am sure all of Cougar Nation is very concerned about USU fans and Utah fans
not liking them. I would guess that this is already assumed and I for one will
not loose any sleep over it. I am sure Utah fans and USU fans are considered
the best in the Nation though!!!!
I agree with one thing you said. BYU and Utah State should play in Logan and
Provo every year. Weber and Utah State have done it for a while, BYU should do
it too. It would strengthen both of our schedules.
BYU and UTAH students could learn a few things from USU students. Great
atmosphere last night. Yes; there were a few people who have not figured it out
yet and kind of went over the top. USU executed their game plan - BYU did not.
USU ran their offense - BYU did not. too much one on one - to many 30 foot
jumpers. any team with a decent 4man goes right at JT. Bendall had a great night
and JT did not have 1 foul. others tried to help him but USU did a great job of
finding the open man. We talk about playing as a team; well last night 5
individuals were beaten by a team. BYU can have a GREAT YEAR if they can get
things figured out.
It's difficult for players to get into a rhythm when you give them 2 or 3
minutes to get something going and they get the ball once. Maybe that's why
there was no spark off the bench. JT can stay in 25 something minutes and shoot
horrible shots and you don't bat an eye. Chris was okay, he scored 11 pts in 22
min. Davies did that in 10 min. last game and then never got the chance to go
back in. It's just disappointing to watch the guards take shot after shot with
no attempt at an inside game.
Out coached (mr. rose, looks like you can get a coaching gig in salt lake or SUU
soon...), out played (we just have one senior! our interior play and our D was
fantastic), out cheered (even though the bumbling bufoon "#00" behind your bench
tried to help the cougar cause with his little buddies, they just looked more
and more ridiculous as the game went on). You poor little guys. And I may as
well point out in this holiday season that I'm just so happy to not have to live
in utah county.My hope now is that the coward mr. rose doesn't cut the
series off again after we beat y'all down there next year. dave rose is
spineless, so who knows what'll happen. If he takes a page out of max hall's
book he'll probably just say not nice things and cry in his cougar pillow. "oh
tom holmoe! the aggie students were so mean to me!!! do i really have to go
back?!" bring it, son!
Comments like your's are an embarassment to us true Aggie fans. You criticize
Max Hall, and then stoop as low as to call Rose "spineless." And then think
you're any different than Hall? You're a true classless fan, and we don't need
you at USU.
All this talk about "if they would have played on a neutral court the cougars
would have won" is garbage. The only time you should have to play on a neutral
court is in a tournament, for example, the Big Dance. Not because one of the
coaches is afraid to play in the other teams arena.
Rebounding and defense wins games, always. Inside out game is always the best,
if you know anything about hoops its fundamentals every time. And the Aggies are
always fundamentally sound.
A disappointing loss. Looks like USU has a very good team this year. Maybe
better than BYU maybe not. JT will not go pro if he does not become more
consistent. Utah also seems to be a pretty good team. A loss to Weber at their
place is not an embarrassment. They are good.
Funny how Aggies fans want to taint this win by bringing up the "coward"
argument and "afraid to play" argument. So juvenile and distracting from the
team. Stew's stance was no different than Rose's, if it was, then why wouldn't
the Aggies play last year's game in Provo? Just look at the past 10 years, BYU
has played more in Logan than USU has played in Provo. Let's end that poor-sport
cry now. It's not a legitimate claim, and distracts from the the game on the
The reason that BYU has played more in Logan is because they backed out of the
football contract and agreed to play in Logan the year that the game would have
only been in Provo. It's BYU's own fault, so stop using that claim, it's not
I agree with you that the argument is worn-out, and was never that good to begin
with, but there is more to it than you accept.BYU wanted out of a
football game scheduled with USU (clearly not because they were afraid - they
just wanted to play someone else). In order to get out of the scheduled
football game at USU, BYU agreed to give USU an extra home game, so instead of
Logan, Provo, Logan during a three year period, it was three straight years in
Logan, and then a year in Provo to end the contract. Counting up, that's one
extra game, and it was done at the request of the Y. Rose demanded that they
start the next series at Provo, but it was Logan's turn, so Stew said no. The
compromise was to start at a neutral site, rather than in Logan, although it is
debatable whether anything in Salt Lake or Provo could ever be a "neutral"
site.In the end, Rose wanted compensation for the extra game in
Logan, but Logan had already paid for the extra game by giving up a football
game. Rose demanded too much, and Stew declined.
Props to BYU on a good game based on good offense and great support for your
team. That said, I never really know how to feel about the BYU game
in Provo. I like the rivalry and want to see it continue, but there's very
little for USU to gain by playing there and a lot to lose. The Marriott Center
provides an abnormally significant home court advantage (apatheitc fans, the
ditch by the side of the floor, crummy lighting, etc.) and teams always struggle
to shoot even close to their averages there, which is why opposing teams hate
playing there. USU is no exception. BYU is twice as good a team at home. If USU wins this game everyone says they "should" win and there's little
real benefit (although BYU's RPI is usually pretty good). If USU loses then it's
an ugly loss to a team that gets little national respect. I don't think we know
which is the better team unless the game is in Logan and Provo every year or on
a neutral court. Congrats to the Cougs for trying hard.*
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * See how stupid
your post sounded with roles reversed?
Hats off to the Aggies. Their defense was tough. Their crowd was loud. Their
refs were on their side. I don't necessarily think the Cougs win
this on a neutral court, but the same homer job in the Marriott Center would
likely have swung this one to the home team there, too.I'm just
saying what I saw...I'm not sure what took the Cougs out of the game
more, the Aggie defense or the whistle against the Cougs anytime it got down in
the post on either end. That blatant call against Miles instead of the Aggie
shielding him off of the ball was the last straw. The Cougs never recovered
their composure and went on their longest scoring drought, while the Aggies got
most of their points from then on, from the line. But had the refs been a little
less partial, I guess the Aggies may have still pulled it off. We'll never know!
The Cougs need to learn to win a dogfight despite the refs, that's all.
I looked at the boxscore, and the personal fouls looked almost equal.
Considering that the Cougars were fouling a little more right at the end with
their intense press (last 3 minutes or so), that seems to indicate that the refs
were calling it pretty evenly.
tough game for BYU and a big performance from USU.Anyone know why
Davies didnt play? It might not have been the difference but he would have
Coach Rose needs to reign in JT, he is out of control. The entire night was 1
pass, go one on one and put up a bad shot, it had little to do with USU's
defense forcing them to do it. I love BYU but they are not going to beat the
good teams until they start playing team ball. Yes USU fans it was a great win
for you but don't start this "were the best team in the state" garbage until you
beat some of the better teams on the road.
You assume the fouls committed were also even. If the refs called it about equal
even though the fouls committed were lopsided, it kind of debunks your
observation. I didn't look at the boxscore to tell me how the game was played.
You see the Aggies were playing tough defense because they wouldn't
get called for fouls and the Cougars started playing soft defense because they
would get called for fouls, which kind of explains why it would even out on
paper. Granted, the Aggies were taking better shots and hitting
those shots better in the second half but only after the Cougs started playing
soft, because the first half was exactly the opposite. As tough as the Aggie
defense played, I can't give them all of the credit for taking the Cougs out of
their game. Just can't! Maybe if the Aggies took it to the Cougs in the Marriot
Center where the refs favor the Cougs. Just keeping it real! I know how it
is.Hope the Cougs learned a valuable lesson: winning against a tough
opponent on the road will mean beating the refs, too. That's just how it goes.
You've got to be great at parties. Do people stop talking to you after a while
because you insist on being right?I watched the game, and neither
team was fouling any more than the other. The refs called it evenly, and if BYU
was soft, that has been their failing for the last few years. But hey, whatever
helps you sleep better at night.
If we are talking about refs I think the refs were calling ticky tack calls on
both ends of the floor. I think they were making loads of make up calls on both
ends after calling "touch" fouls all game.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!BYU is only average at best. Sure
we got beat by Weber, but we played a better game than the Cougars except for
the last few minutes and lost!We have better Athleges and a much
better coach!!!Just wait until be play you......you are going
Thanks for standing up to and correcting one of your own fans. Calling a man who
beat cancer in the off season spineless is classless!Everyone needs
to behave with more dignity and civility. The Cougs need to learn
how to use their big men and play some D! Tavernari is no 4 man. Use Hartsock
Yes it is possible. I went to school at BYU and moved to Aggie area. I have
never seen a community so responsive to a quality program like Cache Valley is.
I love their student section because it is basically the WHOLE building. I was
at the BYU/Utah football game and my boys commented to me how amazed they were
that a group of much fewer fans in Cache Valley can be so much lowder than the
60,000 plus fans at BYU. When things are down at BYU, the crowd get quiet and
people sit there disgusted. Aggie fans Never get disgusted! They cheer the whole
game and are always ready to help the team go in for the kill in the fourth
quarter! LOVE IT! Go Aggies! Go Cougars as long as you are not playing my
I'm a die-hard Coug fan. But give credit where credit is due..USU was the better
team at Logan. Cougs had a pretty good first half & the Aggies did an excellent
job of making necessary adjustments after half-time to keep us off our game.
Congrats to the Aggies.The reality is we have to learn to win on the
road in a tough environment or we'll continue to hear the nay sayers. Just hope
we can get this done!!!
And stay away...losers!!!
Awe, such a nice Aggie love fest. You only won by 10 points. Your 3's started
falling and the Cougars 3's weren't. That's it!Great defense on both
No, I don't think the refs were the difference. Maybe the Aggies
took the Cougs out of their game. Maybe the Cougs took themselves out of their
game. Maybe the refs took them out of the game. But the point is the
Cougs were off their game. And they should not let that happen. The
funny thing is the Aggies now think they can do no wrong. That was a rather
close game on your home court for a Cougar team that couldn't score for 7
minutes. blah blah blah blah blahOkay, so you were better on this
night, but with how poorly the Cougs played in the second half, it is obvious
that the Cougs have a lot of room for improvement, while Aggies are likely to
get complacent if they think they beat the Cougs at their best, like their fans
seem to think. Hope both teams get better.
The Aggies deserved to win. They were the better team. But homecourt advantage
clearly doesn't hurt.If the refs didn't miss but one call all game,
that one call was definitely calling Miles for a foul when he was clearly
shielded off the ball by an Aggie who had no intention to recover/rebound the
ball.That was a key play!!! Aggie fans just shouldn't act like
homecourt advantage doesn't mean that refs call a play here and there for the
home team when they are unsure what to call. The same home-cooking goes on in
the Marriot Center.
What there really needs to be is a right before Christmas two day in-state
basketball showcase at the Delta Center. Bring in USU, UVU, SUU, BYU, Utah, and
Weber and draw out who plays who. FIgure out a way that everyone plays both
nights, Televise the game. There are many in this state that have their
favorites but enjoy watching all the teams play. This would give the media and
fans, along with the teams, to really have a great two days of Basketball in
this state. Fans would get to know all the players and could follow them all
year long.Someone give me a real good reason why this is not a good
idea? The only thing keeping it from happening are EGO's. How about it media.
Why don't you sponsor it? Get the teams to play and make a great day of it,.I am not interested in scheduling issues. When it comes right down to
it, there is no real excuse for not having it each year.
I agree with the assesment of Tavernari. He seems to fire up shots that NO ONE
should ever take! It messes up the flow and just looks like he feels he has to
shoot sometimes. The rest of the guys seem to take good shots and when
Tavernari takes "good" shots, he usually drains them. It's when he gets carried
away that he tries to force the most ridiculous shots up I've ever seen. I know
Coach Rose doesn't want to put the reins on him for fear it will do more harm
than good, but someone needs to get in his face and correct his shot selection.
He in no way needs to feel like he has to carry the team, 'cause he can't!
Instate basketball showcase - One good reason? It's COLLEGE basketball!
COLLEGE basketball should be played at the COLLEGES in front of their students
and fans, not in a commercialized, media showcase disconnected from the
universities. When I showed up at the USU/BYU game at 6 the other night, the
entire student section was completely packed and there were still another 2000
kids out on the hyper field waiting to get in. That's what college athletics is
all about. Who in their right mind wants to change something like that? A
media fest in a sterile NBA arena 100 miles from campus? No thanks!
We've been reminded of everything we've ever known about BYU this week -
classless in victory, crybabies in defeat! Some things never change.
How is LES a tough place to play? You got spanked twice this season there and
you barely beat Utah there which everyone knows was in rebuilding mode this
season. Don't claim stupid things!