If the season ended today? Absolutely yes. However, BYU can still get in if
other bubble teams continue to lose and they beat St. Mary's. The best
case scenario would be to win out, including wins against St. Mary's and
Gonzaga. If they do that, I believe they're in.Other than
that, hope for a really good run in the WCC tournament to get the auto-bid.
NevadaCougBYU will have to beat Saint Mary's and Gonzaga to get
into the NCAA tournament, so I believe that the best case scenario would be to
beat them both on a neutral court in the WCC tournament and get the auto bid.
That way, the Cougars won't have to sweat selection Sunday hoping that
their bubble won't pop.
Answer to the question; conference tournament.
If Davies can't figure out how to make free throws, then forget it. That
one thing lost the game for the Cougars on Thursday. Davies is not as hungry as
he should be and he makes too many dumb mistakes. That's all. The next 7
days is going to tell the story.
Zylstra should not be playing! He is wasting pt!?
Tom in CAMissing free throws may happen because of a lack of
concentration, but it doesn't happen because of a lack of effort or a lack
of desire.Davies, Haws and Carlino all have to play well, but the
key this team being successful is getting solid contributions from other
players, specifically Zylstra, Winder, Austin and Sharp. Zylstra, in particular,
has disappeared in most of BYU's losses this season. He was a virtual ghost
against San Diego, scoring 0 points on 0 for 7 shooting.
There was no bubble or no burst. BYU hasn't been a post season team since
pre-season. You haven't beaten a top 100 team and have been played close
by everyone...in a one team conference.Have you checked out VTech?
Iowa State? Baylor? These teams are not important...and only Gonzaga is
important in the D2 type conference you enjoy playing in.No
bubble...no bursting...just dreaming. But yes, dreams were busted...
I hope that BYU can play well in the NIT.
Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. It's still a little premature but if
beating St. Mary's and Gonzaga could happen and a good tournament showing
there is a remote chance.Though the chance of any of this happening
with the inconsistent play is about as remote as the Utes winning two in a row
in their conference.It's still been a good season of basketball
and next year will be even better.As much as I like this team and
its players I get as frustrated as watching the Jazz when Ostertag played for
I am sick of people getting on Davies about free throws. He is a big man, he
shouldn't be a great free throw shooter. The player who needs to shoot free
throws better is Tyler Haws. Earlier in the year he was automatic, however
lately he is missing way too many front ends of one and one's and only
making one of two free throws way too often lately. I am way more disappointed
in Tyler's free throws lately, than I am with Davies' free thows.
I think its safe to say that the best basketball team in utah this year is Lone
Peak. all three D-1 teams are no good this year at all !
@nate"I am sick of people getting on Davies about free throws.
He is a big man, he shouldn't be a great free throw shooter."Dude. Every player should make free throws.
indycrimson"There was no bubble or no burst. BYU hasn't
been a post season team since pre-season."Says our jealous
little friend from the hill.The truth is, BYU has been projected as
a bubble team by every national "bracketoligist" since the pre-season
ended.You're just jealous that the Utes were eliminated from
bubble consideration after their FIRST D-1 game, waaaaay back on November 16th,
after losing to RPI #271 Sacramento State in the Huntsman. Since then, the only
drama left in Utedom was whether the rundown Utes would exceed their 3
conference wins total from last season.
Cougs must go undefeated in the regular season and make it to the Championship
game, or win the WCC tourney to get in.If Cougs beat St Marys in the
regualar season of conference tournament, it is likely that neither of them get
in and the WCC is a one bid league this year. The good news is that BYU or
Gaels could make a lot of noise in the NIT.Davies and Haws need to
get back to 70% and 90% free throw shooting. This is what cost us the last
game.Zylstra is not playing well at all. The one line-up we
haven't tried is Haws at the shooting guard and Ambrosio at the wing.
I'd love to see it. Davies, Sharp or Austin, Ambrosino, Haws, Carlino.
This would force opponents to guard Haws with a smaller player, and I think he
could shoot over them from the 15 feet and out all day long.
Help is on the way.Four of Dave Rose's five Class of 2013
signees are on the list of 814 prep seniors named as McDonald's
All-American nominees - Jakob Hartsock (Oklahoma), Luke Worthington (Wisconsin),
Nick Emery and Eric Mika (Utah) all made the list.The future of BYU
basketball is bright indeed.
Yes. What little air was left in their bubble certainly was burst. The ONLY
chance for an NCAA Tourney bid is to win the WCC Tournament. If our Cougs have
shown anything "consistently" throughout this season, it's that
they have been inconsistent. I believe there's not chance of winning the
conf. tournament. The Zags are in a league of their own this season in the WCC.
Yep. Looking like NIT bid.
I'm getting tired of the people calling for Ambrosino to play more. He DID
play in the game on Thursday...and looked lost the whole time. In once
sequence, he allowed Johnny Dee to have a wide open three because he didn't
get over and cover.If Ambrosino was really that good, he would be
getting more time. Maybe he is good. Who knows? But he obviously hasn't
learned Rose's system well enough to merit more playing time.
Dave Rose needs to take, all his players,sit them down and lay down the law
to either start rebounding and showing some gumption or sit on the bench and
he will play someone who wants to play and win,and if they miss their foul
shots they sit,there is absolutely no excuse to miss a foul shot, nobody is
guarding you and it,s only a 15' shot Zylstra needs to be sat down
permanently, the last 3-4 games he has been totally worthless i think he has
only hit 3 3 pointers the whole season,Rose really needs to stop being such
a nice guy and start disciplining guys who insist on taking 40' shots and
missing them instead of trying to be another Jimmer.
RE: indycrimson"There was no bubble or no burst. BYU hasn't
been a post season team since pre-season. You haven't beaten a top 100 team
and have been played close by everyone...in a one team conference."While one part of that statement is almost true (RPI 100, but Santa Clara is
#98), another part is very debatable (one team conference), and the other part
is flat out untrue (played close by everyone). BYU has won games by
the following margins: 81-66, 80-62, 81-62, 87-75, 85-60, 61-58, 78-68, 95-62,
84-54, 97-71, 92-51, 80-76, 76-51, 82-64, 74-57, 85-67, 63-61, 96-79. I think
you'll agree that there are many more blow outs there than close games. BYU
has three wins by more than 30 points and several other blow outs. While BYU is
not great this year and likely won't go to the tourney (the focus of this
article and discussion), even trolls should know better than to make statements
like "have been played close by everyone" unless they have something to
back it up.
Like a dog to his vomit, we went back to the 3 pointer or nothing for Carlino
and Zylstra. Carlino had been doing so much better with not getting over
fascinated with threes. Carlino made 4 out 7 on non 3 pointers. Zylstra
needs to be told to not shoot any more threes for a while or be benched
permanently. Zylstra needs tough love and he might become useful. How hard
is it to figure out we need to shoot the shots we are making and lay off ones we
are not making for the night. I teach little kids, that if you can't
make a shot from far out, move in. I can't understand why this becomes
such a problem at BYU. Amazing, Haws took only 2 three pointers with 27
points. Shot selection took us down. Lack of rebounding/interior
presence(Kaufusi needed) was secondary but still remains a problem.Shot selection-Davies-Haws- Grade AShot selection-Carlino,Zylstra-Grade
F(Lack of coaching or control of players)Offensive rebounds
allowed,obtained Grade B-Turnovers Grade CDefense A- Dave if you have ears to hear, these items are fixable. These items
generally make teams successful.
Couple of last comments Sports Authority-you obviously get
basketball.Was Sharp hurt? Why so little playing time. Why so much playing time for Zylstra? He must have been beast on defense.
No he didn't even have a steal. So much to fix in that game and it had a
lot to do with coaching. But I guess coaches have off nights too.
The NCAA doesn't want a team who loses to San Francisco as an at large
team, period. The only chance the Cougars have is to win their tournament, and
the chances of that are about as good as the Utes winning their conference
tourney to get in.Let's face it, this is a down year for college
basketball in the state, all three teams won't make it in.