I'm still baffled at Haws scoring only 1 point against Gonzaga. I
didn't see the game but I couldn't imagine him faring that bad scoring
only 1 point. I figured if he didn't score a basket, that he would at
least score more than 1 from the free throw line. That was very puzzling to me.
Anyhow, here's hoping he would fare much better the next time they meet.
I mean he couldn't do worse than 1 point.Go Cougars!
@Chrissy B: And your elite program is what over the same time frame?
@SCCougar:"over the same time frame"? HA HA LOL. Are you
seriuos. That's like saying Duke isn't that good in basketball
because their season ended earlier than normal last year in the tourament. Or that USC is not a good football programs because they went 7-6 last
year.My whole is point is that the pinnacle to BYU's basketball
program in the last 30 years? A single sweet 16 trip.Every team has
down periods. But the question of how good a program you are is how HIGH you
made it during the HIGH years.Utah has made many sweet 16 runs in
the past 30 years.But you just keep telling yourself USC is a bad
football program because last year they didnt do well.P.S. Big 12
Chris B"Every team has down periods. But the question of how
good a program you are is how HIGH you made it during the HIGH years."As in, football NC? I'll remember that the next time I hear
"what have you done lately?"
You just have to decide whether you're going to be a big fish in a little
pond or a little fish in a big pond. Utah has decided to be a doormat in the
Pac12 for the teams to wipe their feet on them. They decided to play other
teams than their former travel partner for decades.BYU is getting
the schedules, the wins, and the exposure they want. And it will improve, year
by year. Can Utah say that?
Chris B,LOL all you want. Facts are facts no matter how you might want to
brush them aside. BYU is in an elite group of winning programs nationwide.
Utah and BYU are heading in different directions in their baskelball programs.
They Y is on the way up and the U is at the bottom of their conference and
heading for the bottom of the country.BYU's recruiting class is
stellar so I only see them getting better in the next few years. Utah wil
struggle for some time and it may be many years before they become relevant
A poorman's Jimmer!!
Tyler's scoring problem will be resolved when other team mates start
scoring more. For instance, Austin has a beautiful shot that has been dropping
a lot lately. I sure hope coach Rose has given him the red light to shoot more.
If other team mates start scoring more, defenses will have to respond &
that will open Haws to score more. When a player is hot, they should shoot
more, but when they are cold, they should save it for another day. When any
given player misses 4-5 three point shots in a row, they should be smart enough
to back off for another day, and feed someone else that is hot.
Lack of quickness and athleticism is an issue. Haws is fairly quick, but his
arm length has him playing as if he is many inches shorter than his actual
height. Carlino is too slow to be effective against top points. Their zone
defense against Gonzaga was porous, way too many lay-ups allowed. Not sure of
the stats, but their 3 point success just feels inconsistent. In short, sad to
say, the Cougs are an NIT team that may win a few games in that not-so-long-ago
Haws is a very good shooter and typical Utah overachiever. He would probably
average 10-12 point per game on a top 30 team. Against top 25 teams he is
shooting 35% from the floor and 15% from 3pt. He is not tall enough or a good
enough athlete to consistently get to the basket for easy shots. His easy shots
come from screens, back cuts and teamwork. If the teamwork is not going well...
no easy shots for Haws. Players with less size and athletic ability have to
rely on smarts and teamwork, and of course very good shooting.
Haws is doing great for a sophomore who recently returned from his mission. Its
okay to be a poorman's Jimmer as a sophomore. If Haws was on a top 30
team, he wouldn't be the star but he also wouldn't be the focus of
double and triple teams either. The stat of his shooting versus top 25 teams
has too little sample data to give it any serious credence.Haws is
the best player in the state, which this year isn't saying a whole lot
compared to the previous years.