I love watching Jimmer play.BYU if they want to continue to play,
need to stop with the stupid fouls.I heard so much about
Collinsworth in high school but his offensive skills are suspect at best. He is
disappointing to watch. Over-all, not a bad game. Jimmer was very
patient and tried involving everyone. Who was that that blew the wide open
layup off a pass from Jimmer? That was bad bad bad
Good win, but we are going to need to step up next round.
Well, we certainly didn't use up our hot shooting or charitable refs in that
game. Next game would be a great place to shoot for average and have at least
some consistency in the calls. Go cougs, one more game at a time.
And chisb, thanks for attending. This exposure thing is really
working out rather well.
Excellent win! There were tons of close games today, it was nice to watch the
TEAM come out and play and keep Wofford at arms length. I would have liked to
have seen a double-double from Jimmer, there were a couple of gimmies that his
teammates missed. Great way for Magnusson to enjoy the tournament as a senior,
eh?I love to watch Kyle C. play. I have to say, I find he and his
brother to be very inspiring. They play the game with steady strength, and seem
to live the Gospel the same way. I enjoyed hearing the commentators discussing
Kyle's upcoming mission, I wish him all the best!It was a great day
to be a Cougar!!
Well it is a win. After watching SDSU and FL play this was a frustrating game.
BYU shot poorly. Collingsworth rebounded well. Hartsock came to
play. He got a couple of dorky fouls. Magnuson looked bad at first but got
better the more he played. Abouo had his head in the floor until the last of the
game when he actually played when he was needed the most (Hartsock out). BYU played tight but played better when they got a lead. They had
flashes of good play. Wofford had some players. They were an
experienced team. At least BYU got the first one.BYU is better than
they played in this game.
An NCAA win in two consecutive years? Feels like a new trend is in place!Good job Cougars, now get some rest, work on those shots and get ready
for the next one!
I keep thinking the coaching staff has figured how to get the Cougars to play
better. They keep proving me wrong. (Before anyone writes something to the
effect, well, they won didn't they?) If they don't something better (in fact, a
lot of things better), next game will be their last one.Shooting 27%
(3 point) and 39% (field goals) is not going to beat many teams. No doubt the
Wofford players and coaches will go back to SC with much of an impression of the
Cougars.Note: who called up that completely classless play at the
end when Jimmer put up the 27' AIR BALL with a 11 point lead???
Congratulations to both BYU and Morehead State for picking up their second NCAA
wins within the past 30 years. I think the scores today were very telling. Just
looking at teams who are seeded 3 or higher the margins of victory were as usual
very impressive. UConn won by 29, Pittsburgh won by 23, San Diego State won by
18, Florida won by 28, and in Provo the victory was by 8 points. The NCAA
committee should be thanked for such a high seed, anything lower than a 3 seed
might have turned out to be too tough. Did I hear about 8000 boo's at the end of
the game when Jimmer tried to pour on the points by shooting a 50 foot 3
pointer, I don't understand why they would boo, that wasn't classless at all.
Good game, a little frustrating on the outside but we scored some good points
from the paint!One to the next game... St. Johns and Gonzaga.Good night trolls. Rest comfy knowing that you have another game to
watch on your little troll tv in your mommy's basement this Saturday. Gosh, that
just has to irritate the heck out of all of you... makes my day!Go
Cougars! Proud of you guys and the coaching staff! You did good!
Is there anyone who'll score more than 32 today?
@bigutefanQuit trolling and continue your search for a new coach
that will coach your train wreck of a team
Hey bigutefan, did the Utes play today?............That's what I thought.
Well, they were tight and played down to the level of their competition. I'd
love to see Emory get his shot back---it's been missing for a few weeks now. If
he and Jimmer click on the same night, and Hartsock has a half-way decent game,
the Cougars will advance. If not, it could be trouble. They got lazy at the
end and could have easily won by a bigger nargin, but hey, save something for
Saturday. After a win then, you have about 5 days to rest for the next round.
Just make sure there IS a next round. As for the margin of victory, its no big
deal, as long as you have the greater score (unlike golf, more like bowling and
Sure, rip on Jimmer for throwing up a long 3 at the end of the game. Um, you DO
realize that the shot clock was winding down and somebody had to take a shot?
He was trying to avoid a shot clock violation and keep the clock running.
Unfortunately the air ball ruined that plan.Some people will find
any little thing to complain about, though.
Bigutefan,I agree with you Utah would have played much better than
BYU today. It is too bad that the selection committee didn't let Utah in the
Wer - Not sure what you mean by "classless play" regarding the
Fredette shot at the end of the game (which I loosely call a shot)...the shot
clock was at 1 or 2 seconds when he put it up and there was still 8 or 9 seconds
on the game clock...unless you expected BYU not to shoot at all and turn the
ball over? I honestly can't ever remember that scenario ever happening at the
end of a college basketball game...I think it's a non-issue.
bigutefan,Fredette's last shot was taken with 6 seconds left on the
clock. What should he have done to not "pad his stats"? Just let the
shot clock expire? At 35 feet from the basket he could either have shot or drove
it where he probably would have been fouled and people like you would still
accuse him of padding his stats. BYU has more than two NCAA wins in
the last 30 years. They have 9.A 4 seed actually lost today to a 13
seed. New Mexico was a 3 seed last year and won their first round game by only 4
points.The last time Utah was in the tournament (way back when) they
were a 5 seed and got throttled by a 12 seed in the first round. How is it to
have the Utes be irrelevant?Please do your homework.
Oh please!! Now margin of victory matters? This isn't football. Any game that
is over going into the final few minutes is good enough for me. It could have
been an 11 point victory if Wofford didn't hit that last pointless shot, and it
could have been 14 points if you tack on Jimmer's "classless" shot.
Both of those things happened in the final *8 seconds*, when the game was
completely over. If those two things had happened the other way, then what
would you have complained about?? I have no doubt the haters would have risen
to the challenge. The biggest realization the haters (and the rest of us) need
to come to is that they are haters, nothing will make them happy. Even if BYU
had 7 wins in the tournament (not even possible), they would still have
something to complain about.One and ... counting!!
Not the prettiest win, but we got it. You know your team is good when they play
so poorly, and yet hold strong for a comfortable win. If we can shoot next game,
we have a strong chance of advancing--if we shoot like we did tonight--that'll
be the season. Also, we need Abuo's energy the entire game.BigFruteMan:
Thanks for your interest in the cougs. It's gotta be tough being a fan of a
failing program who just fired their 3rd coach in the last what? 5 years? It is
hilarious to witness the demise of the once very respectable U of U Bball
program. I've heard the board of trustees at the U is considering scrapping the
basketball program. When you cannot keep your own players on the team and see a
different coach every 2-3 years, it just isn't worth the effort anymore.
Another Cougar win!Great to be a BYU fan.Winning an ugly
game like that is a good step in the right direction.Now on to the
next round.The rest of the team is due for a HUGE game Saturday.It will be like the second half of the Wyoming game!How did
the Chris b's and hedgehogs do today?
BYU wins and the trolls are sulking. Another great day! Way to go
Cougars and congrats to Jimmer for another great effort!See you
Saturday!One and done my foot!
Sure glad we could get Charles back into the game - his production spurt made
all the difference. I noticed too that once he had to leave with four fouls
Jimmer pressed more and missed shots. Still a nice spreading around of the
scoring - four players in double figures and Jackson close. The Cougars are
going to need everybody's A-game against either Gonzaga or St. Johns. Oh, and CJ, Collinsworth collected 11 rebounds and 3 assists. You really find
him a disappointment?
bigutefanSorry, your guess is way off, no prize for you this year,
try again next year.-------------------------------Not a
pretty game for the Cougars, but any win in the NCAA tournament is a good
win.Wofford is a conference champion, with an eight-game winning
streak coming into the NCAA tournament.Magnusson was clutch coming
off the bench hitting 2 of 3 from 3pt and scoring 10 points. Just the kind of
boost BYU is going to need from the bench to continue advancing. It was nice to
see Hartsock hit a couple of 3's.And Jimmer, 32 points, 7 assists,
on an off-shooting night; just the kind of performance you'd expect from the
National Player of the Year on an off night.
gonzaga looks tough, so does florida/ucla.we have no inside presence
at all. hartsock/anderson? please.now the davies issue really will
take its toll.we better be lights out shooting or we're done.still love jimmer though. amazing talent.
I would love to see Chris B's and Hedgehog's bracket. As much as they hate BYU
we all know that even they aren't dumb enough to pick wofford over BYU. The
question is how far do the really have to cougs going? I'll bet they have BYU
in the sweet 16 even though they are haters. If not, looks like they just lost
out on a bunch of points! Either way BYU gets the point and the upper hand!
Congratulations Cougars! My fingernails are a bit shorter now due to the first
half, but you settled down and got it done. Now the MWC is 2/2. Good luck to
A win is a win. Glad to see the Cougars play. CBS likes Jimmer and the Cougars
so they were the prime time game for TV viewing. Love it. It
seemed the Cougars were coasting at the end of the game. Coach Rose was here as
a player and he knows how to preserve strenght and energy for the next game. A
win by 1 is still a win. Style points and point spread do not count in this
tournament. It is strictly an honor to be invited. Go Cougars.
Great job Cougars. Any win in the big dance is a big win. It has been such a
great season to be a Cougar fan. I'm hoping we can take another one on
Congratulations Cougars! The trolls are going back under the bridge.Study that film on Gonzaga, it will be a tough game. Rest up and
bring your best game for Saturday.Great to be a Cougar fan!
Ugly game but we will take the win... There were times when I thought that we
looked more like this decades running utes than the far superior cougars that we
have all come to enjoy...It's beginning to look like we will be
facing one of our future league opponents in the next round.... We need another
game on game transition like we did with St. Mary's after South Florida and New
Mexico after TCU...I'm curious LasVegasUteFan.... Did you expect BYU
not to take a shot in the last minute as the shot clock was expiring?... The
Basketball IQ for some of you guys who cheer for the college team out of Salt
Lake is completely underwhelming.
Jimmer needs to handle the ball most of the time. Collingsworth and Emery need
to play/know their roles on this team. I'll just bet that Jimmer will give it
back to them when two/three men collapse onto him. It's almost as if they look
him off, at times.Lets put Brandon Davies into James Anderson's
uniform. Think anyone would notice.This is great fun and Dave Rose
is the man.
During the broadcast CBS said Fredette wasn't going to serve a mission. I made
a comment earlier, but I guess Jimmer is protected by Deseret News and I was
censored. So much for freedom of the press! Everyone thinks this was a great
win but against a 14 seed they barely made it through. But I guess Cougar fans
do not see it that way.
They won but not impressed with their play.Yeah, yeah, I know, where
are the Utes? Looking for a decent coach.My question is: What is
up with Leslie Visser? Yikes!
Congrats on the win Cougs! Congrats to Jimmer for breaking 1,000 pts for the
season (1,002)!!! Never thought I'd see the day someone broke Danny Ainge's
record or 1,000 pts in a season at BYU...Can't wait to play Gonzaga,
but BYU had better shoot much better or it will be a long night....Go Cougs!!!
This is not a deep team. We've got the best guard line in the nation and
Collingsworth plays like a demon but but he can't hit a shot further than 6'
away from the hoop. Abouo is a wonderful athlete who can sometimes hit a 3 but
not consistently. Hartsock is a good player but he's not Fred Roberts. Anderson
gives his all but he's simply not a very athletic. We haven't seen much of
Rogers lately and I'm puzzled by that. The cougs will have to play much better
to win the next game. I'm not optimistic. There's no way they go further than
the sweet 16.
@WoodyffThere are no points for glamour at this point. A win is a
win, whether you win by 29 or on a buzzer beater. At the end of the day one
team lives to play again and the other goes home. You can ask Vandy and
Louisville if they feel good about just "barely" losing today.BYU plays another day, while Wofford goes home.
Is there a reason Davies has to be suspended for the entire basketball season?
Shouldn't he be able to come back if they advance to the Sweet 16? Why was the
suspension not for a certain amount of games?And yes Collinsworth
did have a bunch of rebounds but his offensive skills are horrible at best. He
struggles to make a free throw.....
Yeah!! Good job BYU!! good game Jimmer!
The Y did not look sharp and Gonzaga will probably end the season on Saturday.
(Don't call me a Ute fan because I made a negative comment, don't like the
@dahomes - you are right! They won to play again, but don't be surprised Gonzaga
wins! Since your from Phoenix, my team is Arizona. Go Cats! By the way, ASU
didn't make it.
I thought is was a great game. Looked to me like BYU sized up their opponent
and conserved their energy for the next game, doing enough to get up by 10 and
coasting from there. Wofford looked like the winner of a major Juco league, and
I thought BYU could have won by 30 if they thought it was necessary. But,
they'll definitely have to up the energy and shooting percentage to beat
Gonzaga, because practice time is over.
I was cautious to not call you a Ute fan, as most people would make that
assumption!Your point is well made. IF (underline, bold) BYU plays
as mediocre as they played today and IF (underline, bold) Gonzaga plays as well
as they did tonight, then BYU would be in trouble.The good teams
though (in any sport, really) find a way to win games and BYU did that today.I live here, but I'm not a fan of any AZ teams really. Hence, I'm
posting on a Utah newspaper comment board. LOL
Not a good showing for BYU but a win is a win... right sammyg isn't that what
you were saying about the Ute football down the stretch when we struggling?
:)Shocked that Gonzaga destroyed my St. Johns team. They were a
beast on the boards if that happens on Saturday then BYU will be fishing on
Monday. If both teams play like the did today on Saturday then look for a
blowout win by Gonzaga.On the side note, USU stunk as usual and SDSU
looks like at least an Elite 8 team.
I always hope the cougs win and will be disappointed if they lose but I don't
see us getting past Gonzaga, Gonzaga is too tall and talented, plus they have
players that can shoot the 3. Like I said, I'd love to see the cougs win but I
don't see it happening. At least it wasn't a one and done year. The only
way I see the cougs winning is if they shoot the lights out and create a ton of
turnovers. Hope it happens.
Come on....Gonzaga struggled in their conference. They are not that good. They
have their moments but BYU is more consistent. BYU will make the Sweet 16 and
then there are no promises.San Diego State on the other hand, has an
opportunity to make it to the final 4.I don't think UNLV can get
past Kansas on Sunday.
Uteo... not sure what you're referring to in regards to my comments from last
fall. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt... obviously a win is win and
tonite's game had some issues.Lots of silly fouls, an off nite on
outside shooting, etc. Agree with you on the analysis, if BYU does not come with
their best game then they could very well fall short. I suspect
tonite that there could of been some big dance jitters and possibly they held
back a little. No excuses for getting into foul trouble though so early in the
game.The Cougars will need their 3-point machines to be hitting a
good percentage or it's over.As in every game in the dance... do or
die! Go Cougars!
BYU is going to have to play much better to have a chance against the Zags.
They kill St Johns on the boards. As far as BYU - they looked tight.
Not sure if it was the all the upsets they saw earlier in the day. But
hopefully will feel that even if they lose it was a good season, and not be so
tight. Emery was really bad - He jacked up some crazy shots. As far
as BYU game plan on defense. It was solid. Guard the 3 point line. They did
that pretty well. They also rebounded pretty well. Anderson had
Zero rebounds - That is bad. Collinsworth had 11 rebounds - well done You
think he has a bad game and you see 4 steals and 11 rebounds but he could not
make a layup. Jimmer will need to have a all Jimmer performance.
@ bigutefan and wer:Jimmer shot the ball with 3 seconds to go on the
shot clock, 10 seconds to go in the game. Was he supposed to just hand the ball
over to Wofford?Overall, there were a lot of improvements, and good
things to build on: namely rebounding (although Wofford is smaller than most
teams in the tournament), team play, scoring in transition, and attacking the
basket. Gonzaga is a tall order, but if we have the consistency on the defensive
end, plus increase our shooting percentage we can win the game.Go
Not a BYU fan, but that does not matter now.. this is a UTAH team and I am happy
they advanced! Sorry, one of those strange warped people that love this state!
No.. not sorry.. hope either Utah team runs ramshod over all others... oooorah.
Gonzaga had an unusually good night. BYU shot a very poor percentage. They did
play good D most of the time. BYU has to hit a high percentage of
their shots to beat the Zags. That will reduce the rebounding edge. Their guards are big. Their front line is big. Their shooting and rebounding
were most impressive. They ran their offense pretty much at will. I
am not sure how Rose develops a game plan for 7 ft, 6'9", 6'7",
6'5" and 6'2" with a bench that is just as big. They were also
athletic enough to play with St. Johns. However, the Big East may be over rated
like last year. Last year PHO found a way to play with LA Lakers. I
am sure Rose can find a way. BUT the Cougs will have to hit their shots. Against Wofford the right BYU players stepped up at the right time.
Maybe that will continue. Hopefully BYU will loosen up. The ZAGs
were loose once they got a lead and that made it much easier for them.
Nice win Cougars. Style points don't mean anything in the NCAA
tournament. The only thing that matters is winning.Win and you
advance.Lose and you go home.Gonzaga is going to be
tough; but, the Zags are beatable if the Cougars shoot well, stay out of foul
trouble, and limit turnovers.
Congrats cougs. Now we have at least 2/2 MWC teams going to second round. Don't
think you'll have a chance against Gonzaga though. However, here's
to Jimmer pulling off another 50 point game and bringing BYU to the sweet 16!
Get 'er done.
@WoodyffYou had a comment censored on these boards because Jimmer is
protected by the Deseret News? I'm sure you would be allowed to say anything you
want about what you like or don't like as it relates to BYU basketball. I
would't care to hear your comments about how you feel about Jimmer's personal
Two big guys for Wofford are good practice for other big guys, I think BYU will
play well against Zags
CJ Miles | 10:58 p.m. March 17, 2011 Dallas, TX Is there a reason
Davies has to be suspended for the entire basketball season? Shouldn't he be
able to come back if they advance to the Sweet 16? Why was the suspension not
for a certain amount of games?===It was a specific
number of games. The rest of the season.They don't give style
points, you lose you go home.Enjoyed the win. Every other game at
the Pepsi Center was a loss.
We don't have an inside game right now and our shooting is going to have to be
off the charts. I am afraid the Cougars go down against Gonzaga. We just aren't
playing well right now and the luck is going to run out at a very bad time.
The Zags look like a great team this past month, they really turned it around.
Should be a good one Saturday. Hopefully BYU shoots the 3-ball better and the
drives get some of the Zags' big guys in foul trouble to put them on the bench
for a long spell.Kyle and Charles need to keep rebounding like
crazy. I know some of the shots were not falling, but getting those boards is
going to be key to winning Saturday. And Jax is due for a 15-20 point night.
Guards vs. Forwards in the NCAA tends to go for the guards much more than NBA
Playoff basketball, so I am hopeful!
Wew! Now that's out of the way it's time to get down to business.
Congratulations Cougars!! Gonzaga will be tougher so be ready.
It's obvious that BYU fans have moved beyond the shock of losing Brandon Davies
and are now firmly entrenched in a state of denial. They will bargain, get
angry, and very depressed Saturday. We need to be here for them to help them get
I don't know what is going on with Collinsworth, Emery, and Abouo lately, but if
they don't get their heads screwed on right, and right away, BYU will not get
past Gonzaga. It feels like ever since the SDSU game in San Diego, these three
guys have just disappeared. Emery is clanking everything off the front of the
rim but not making any adjustments. Collinsworth is playing very tentative and
looks like he is asleep half the time. I did see a spark from Abouo last night,
which gives me hope. C'mon guys....we know you are better than you've played the
last several games.Gonzaga looked like they were clicking on all
cylinders last night. Shooting with confidence and well prepared for tournament
play. We had better come motivated and prepared.
I am really disappointed to read comments that complain about Collinsworth's
offensive performance and neglect the strong rebounding and exceptional defense
he has played, especially since Davies has been out. This young man has played
very well.Sure we all want every shot to go in, but that is not
realistic. Jimmer gets the shots and the other players have little opportunity
to get into a groove. Shooters shoot and must keep shooting through the misses
until they zone in on the basket.Collinsworth and others have few
opportunities to get in the zone. His primary role is defense and rebounding.
He also cleans up on the offensiv end and gets a few points with put backs.
That is his ROLE. He has the ability to drive and be a big scorer, but that
will happen under very different circumstances - post Jimmer.Support
him in his current role and respect the fact that he is not COMPLAINING about
his role and limited opportunities to score, as he no doubt would prefer.I strongly support this team and the roles that have been defined. Here
is to hoping that they play well and shoot great. That covers all sins.
Not sure what to make of the game. It seemed like Rose was hiding Jimmer for as
long as he could, especially in the opening 10 minutes of the game. There were
many possessions where he didn't even touch the ball. Rose is a canny coach and
former player who knows how to win in the clutch, and how to conserve his team.
I prefer to think he was playing chess here--giving just enough to beat the
current competition while not giving up more than he needs to, to the scouts and
film of the team in the next round. But I also agree that they will need to
bring a different game against the Zags. They have a tradition of winning big
games.One last thought, on a completely different topic: We need to
change the "cougar on the mountain" logo we have used since the MWC
was formed. I propose we go back to the old cougar with a paw down from my days
at school. just darken the color to match today's royal blue.
I'd rather by a Cougar knowing I'm going to lose in the tourney, then be a Ute
knowing I'm not going to the tourney.
This is the NCAA tournament, every team is going to bring their best. There can
only be one Champion. BYU always follows up a bad game with a great game.
Hopefully this next game will follow that trend. I could see Jimmer going for
another 40 point game and the supporting cast doing just what they need to do to
beat Gonzaga. With Davies, I had them going to the final 4 but without him, I
predicted sweet 16. Here's to hoping it's better than that.
WA_Alum&Dad,I have a different take on the game. Maybe the ball
wasn't in Jimmer's hands as much, because he wasn't making his shots. Even he
admitted in the post game interview that he was off most of the game. Look at
the percentages. He missed a lot more shots than usual. Yeah, he got 32
points, but how many shots did he take to get that? I don't see how you can say
he should have gotten the ball more when he already took such a huge percentage
of BYU's total shots and missed so many of them. In the NCAA tournament, if you
keep missing at that high a percentage somebody is going to take advantage of
it. Like Gonzaga. This could be a preview of next years WCC championship game.
If BYU plays like they did against Wofford, I don't think they's win it.
It's clear now who the best team in the state is. Clear as a bell. They are
also one of the best 32 teams in the country.
@big ute fan:Who's you new head coach?
Way to go Cougars! You had me worried for a while. What I was most impressed
with was that K. Collinsworth had 11 boards though he struggled to shoot the
ball. He just needs to settle down on offense. I'm not sure how BYU will beat
Gonzaga- the Zags had no trouble against St. Johns- who play a similar style to
BYU and are a similar sized lineup to BYU. My guess is that BYU will have to
push the pace and wear the Zags down. Big guys don't like running.
@Mormon Ute:You missed my point completely. I noticed from *the
opening possessions* that they were running offenses without Jimmer, and I
hadn't seen that all year. He hadn't shown cold, because the game had *just
started.* And normally, even when Jimmer is shooting cold, he'll still handle
the ball and run the offense. He wasn't even asking for or getting passes. It didn't bother me at all. But I did notice it. I'm fine with Jimmer
not going off every game. I like Jimmer just fine, but I'm no Jimmer groupie.
What I am for, big time, is for the Cougars to win the game. Whoever steps up
to make that happen is just fine with me, and there is nothing better than
watching the Cougs hammering on all cylinders and winning big. And if Coach
Rose has a bigger plan for the coming games, I'm happy to hear it.Anyway, isn't there an article somewhere discussing who to hire for next year
that you can comment on?
Good win Cougars!!! The game was a little bit closer than I would have liked
but a win is a win and its great to advance. I don't see any comments from
Chris B or Hedgehog. I guess their hopeful prediction of one and done didn't
come about. Well onto the next round vs. Gonzaga. Make us proud and win again!!
WA_Alum&Dad,When the Dnews locks out everyone but BYU fans from
commenting on BYU related articles, I'll stop commenting. Fans of a particular
team aren't the only ones interested and it's comments like yours that increase
the animosity between the two fan bases. If you are truly comfortable with your
team and your position as a fan, you don't have a problem with fans of other
teams making comments.
"comments like yours that increase the animosity . . . "That's rich (and typical) coming from a Ute fan. It will be so refreshing
playing league where classy coaches, players, and fans are the rule rather than
the exception, and having rivalries with other schools and fans who get what
being a religious school is about. Hasta la vista Ute, Cowboy, Lobo, Aztec
Rebel Mountain West hater fans! Soon you'll all be just an unpleasant memory.
Didn't mind playing AF or TCU CSU, but the rest I will not miss at all. I
wouldn't mind if BYU never played UU again.
DSB writes:"Looked to me like BYU sized up their opponent and
conserved their energy for the next game, doing enough to get up by 10 and
coasting from there."Legitimate 3 seeds get up by 30 and then
coast in from there. How many minutes did your starters rest, by the way?
"It's obvious that BYU fans have moved beyond the shock of losing Brandon
Davies and are now firmly entrenched in a state of denial. They will bargain,
get angry, and very depressed Saturday. We need to be here for them to help them
get through it."Spoken as true as it can be. There's probably
not a better person to help a depressed person than a ute fan who's gone through
it before. Yes, your football team was quite a disappointment wasn't it? I don't
think the pharmacies have been able to restock the shelves fast enough for you
depressed Utes and to add insult to your state of depression you had a
basketball season to contend with.Appreciate the compasionate offer
but you see it's like this, most Cougar fans rebound pretty quickly. Your 10-3
season wasn't a losing season but the perception was different. A 30 win season
and at the second round is not a losing season. Big difference, you get it?
Win and move on?True.A 3 seed beating a 14 seed by 8
will impress few?Also True.I've maintained that even in
a one-loss your out tourney, BYU as the former #3 team in the country, needs to
advance much farther than the second round to prove they weren't overrated.Does the loss of Davies hurt. Of course. Ute fans will argue that losing
Wynn (am him playing injured late in the season) also hurt. Teams don't get a #3
ranking unless they are stacked. A true #3 ranked team, or even a #12 ranked/3
seeded team needs to clobber first round opponents or it often bodes poorly
later.Do I have BYU in the Sweet sixteen in my bracket. Yes.Am
I having my doubts? Yes.But that's what great about March
Madness...the opportunity of being proven right or wrong.Good luck
to Jimmer and the Cougs.
Congrats Cougars on a nice win!!!...This Tournament is about survival, live to
play another day and thats what BYU did. Sure it wasn't pretty, but they got it
done, If you look at other games you will notice that there were not only close
calls, but some big upsets as well. BYU shot 39% for the game but still pulled
away in the end and led by as many as 14. Now they cant continue to shoot under
40% and win so hopefully they will find their touch tomorrow. Emery really needs
to step up and start knocking down some shots. I think his shooting is key, when
he and Jimmer are both on their game BYU is tough to beat. Go