26 assists on 34 made field goals is phenomenal. It was nice to see BYU's
offense starting to flow more smoothly.
Thank goodness for a win. I was beginning to feel like a u fan.
Byu and Utah fans are lucky to have such national powers as Portland and Arizona
visit our programs this week. Our respective invitations to the
pac12 and wcc have been great things!Congrats to both programs.
Glad BYU got the win, but honestly it didn't give me a lot of hope for
beating Gonzaga or SMC. BYU didn't seem to play with the same intensity the
2nd half and generally just held the same lead in the 2nd half until the subs
were put in at the end when Portland caught up a little.
Nice win but Portland is a bad team so they have won by more. The Cougs still
struggle defending the long ball. This will be a problem when they play decent
teams. IF they don't figure this out they will not go far in post-season
play. Oh well, on the bright side, we are not the utes.
I think it's a bit unfair to say BYU collapsed in the second half against
San Francisco. BYU did not play great in either half of that game, but sometimes
teams just light it up and the ball goes in. SF did not miss a shot for 8
minutes in the second half, most shots were contested, some just bounced and
bounced in, but they all went in--that does not happen very often, but when it
does, it doesn't matter who you're playing, you're probably not
going to win the game. 12 of 13 from behind the arc? most teams can't shoot
that well in practice with nobody guarding them. It's just one of those
games, and although I was disappointed in some of BYU's play, had SF shot a
normal percentage in the second half, BYU would have won easily. Let's call
it like it was--SF just couldn't miss in the second half, and it's
tough to beat a team shooting like that.
Crissy,It seems that every conference has a few weak teams that the big
boys get to pound on. The WCC has punching bags in Portland and the PAC 10.2
has Utah as their punching bag. Enjoy your elite status in the PAC 10.2.
Sarcasm at its ugliest"Byu and Utah fans are lucky to have such
national powers as Portland and Arizona visit our programs this week." I wonder what really motivates the person hiding behind the "Chris
B" alias, to be so hateful and sarcastic. As I have said before, I really
think it would be good if this person would head up to the "U" and get
the advice of Coaches W and K on this kind of stuff. Maybe even talking to
their Mom or Grandma would help. Maybe the hate can be channeled into something
Re: DumprakeWhile I agree with you that it is tough to beat a team
that doesn't miss, let's be honest; BYU's defense was sorely
lacking against SF. Yes, they made a bunch of contested shots. But they also
had way too many wide open looks. And SF players were able to dash past BYU
defenders into the paint all night long.Yes, SF couldn't miss.
But BYU still should could have won that game if they had stepped it up on
defense. Before losing to St. Mary's, BYU often stepped up the defensive
pressure in the 2nd half. Since then, they haven't had that extra
intensity. They need to find it again. Quick. I would say they didn't
even really have it yesterday against Portland.
does anyone else besides me think that Davies decides which move to use before
he gets position and then tries it no matter what vs. instinctively reacting to
what the defense is against him?
Glad to see Haws shoot better last night. His 4 of 17 shooting last week really
damaged the team in the most recent loss. Glad he has the confidence to keep on
firing away. I would like to see him look to pass a little bit more. Still too
many bad forced shots. As long as he shooting well, things go well....
Chris,It has to be tough with no post season aspirations to look
forward to. First football and now basketball. Enjoy the down time!
Coug12Haws could score 50 against a 12 year old. He struggles
against D1 schools who rank in the top 50...BYU's pathetic
conference gives y fans lots of false hope....maybe a good thing!
Does byu have a victory this season against the RPI Top-50? Just curious.UTAH has 2 such victories [current #'s 21 and 42] and 2 more
against current #'s 70 and 84....And we're in the first year of
rebuilding and have done so against currently the #60 ranked SOS.
Is it true that byu has won two games in the tourney only once since '81,
when they had Ainge and registered the only year byu has ever won three games,
yet never, ever reached the final four, correct? Just curious....Thanks.
AZUTE1Is it true that the Utes haven't won a NCAA tournament
game in almost a decade?20+ Win SeasonsRose 8Utah 1Losing SeasonsRose 0Utah 6NCAA TournamentsRose 6Utah 1NCAA Tournament RecordRose 4-6Utah
0-1Overall RecordRose 204-62(77%)Utah 112-133(46%)Head-to-headRose 12 (including 11 of the last 12)Utah 3A disappointing 20+ win, NCAA/NIT tournament, rebuilding year for BYU
would be considered a monumental breakthrough by our little brothers on the
hill.U can deny it if it helps you sleep at night, but it is true.
Silly byu fan....Rose Postseason--2012 Defeated Iona in opening
round, 78-72 [PLAY-IN GAME]Lost to Marquette in first round, 88-68 [Round
of 64]20112-1Defeated Wofford in first round, 74-66Defeated
Gonzaga in second round, 89-67Lost to Florida in regional semifinal,
83-7420101-1Defeated Florida in first round, 99-92Lost to
Kansas State in second round, 84-7220090-1Lost to Texas A&M in
first round, 79-6620080-1Lost to Texas A&M in first round,
67-6220070-1Lost to Xavier in first round, 79-772005-2006 NIT 1st Roundbyu--NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORYFinal Fours0Tournament Record15-30Championship
TOURNAMENT HISTORYFinal Fours4Tournament Record35-30Championship Seasons1944Tournament Appearances27
Most NCAA Tournament appearances without reaching a Final FourApp.School27BYU25Missouri23Xavier20Alabama, Utah State19Tennessee18Boston College17Creighton,
Miami (OH)15Gonzaga, Murray State14Tulsa, UAB, Weber State13Pepperdine, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt12Arizona State,
Old Dominion, Texas A&M11Davidson, Idaho State, Navy, Oklahoma City10Clemson, Chattanooga, George Washington, Southern Illinois
AZUTE1Ancient history silly, jealous little bro!Utah's Big Dance history during the Dave Rose era:2009 - #5
seed Utah EMBARRASSED by #12 seed Arizona 71-84!THAT'S IT! ONE
game!It's laughable that Utah basketball has become such a
train wreck, that Utah has only managed to earn 7 NCAA berths since their finals
run in 1998, only one in the last 8 seasons.And from the pace of the
never-ending rebuilding project on the hill, the Utes are years away from their
next Big Dance.The "runnin' Utes" basketball program is
dead in the water.------Now tell us why it took the Utes
over a hundred years (1894 to 1994) to crack the AP Football Top 25 and why
they've only cracked it FIVE times during their entire history.It only took your big brother 53 years (1922 to 1977) to crack the AP Football
Top 25 and BYU has cracked it SEVENTEEN times since then, including a #1 finish.