Great first half for Carlino - but why does he turn the ball over "all the
time" to close out the half. The Cougars had the ball the last 27 seconds,
and couldn't get off a shot because of poor ball handling. Very
frustrating. You could see it coming a mile away.
Pepperdine and Mary Lola community will probably be good rivals for byu in the
coming years. After getting the revenge upset win over Pepperdine,
byu may just get the upset over Mary Lola community as well.
If Collinsworth can learn to make free throws he will become a pretty good ball
Nice! That is how you close out a game. 33-10 run in the second half to end
it. Cougars are on a roll! Now just keep it going as you hit the road. Big
games coming up!Go Cougars!
Way to go Cougs Rise Up!!!
Great game overall. Collingsworth is earning my respect at the PG position, and
I love having Carlino come off the bench (although I still think his shoot first
mentality has got to go). I think Loyola was feeling picked on
(officiating-wise) and I agree that many ticky tack calls against them were
called, but the Cougars got to the line more because they were on attack mode
all night--LM wasn't. This game shows that we're headed in the right
direction. Go Cougs!
No doubt BYU are state champions, and can win w/o Mica.
Excellent second half. And we must congratulate Matt Carlino. What a great
game for him and we are all grateful that he may have at long last found
himself. Great game Cougs, one and all!
Nice comeback win for the Cougs in a dominating performance over LMU.Carlino is learning to play under control and involve his team mates more.
Matt spent about 15 minutes practicing his 3-pointers 45 minutes before game
time and it paid off.The next four games are critical if BYU is
going to stay in the race for the WCC title and an NCAA berth.
Haws just proved why is is without question the best player in the state, hands
down, no questions asked, end of discussion. Collingsworth looks like he may be
the 2nd best player in the state with Carlino sneaking up on them.
So if any fans are wondering about the value of HCA (home court advantage) you
just saw it this weekend... BYU loses by 11 to LMU and 6 to Pepperdine and the
following week plays both teams on in the MC and beats LMU by 23 and Pepperdine
by 12... That's a 34 and a 20 point swing... On average that amounts to an
average of a 27 point difference... So you can see what may will have happened
had the Cougs got the utes and the Ducks in Provo instead of slc and
Eugene...I have to add that I was more than surprised that any ute
fan would want to come on any thread and belittle the Coug's SOS when
nearly all Poll agencies show the Cougs with one of the 10 hardest schedules in
Division 1... Meanwhile the utes are still showing an SOS of 300 or more in a
field of 351 total Division 1 Teams. Futhermore, the two WCC teams ridiculed by
CB both have RPIs 20 places higher than the utes... If the season
ended today both Pepperdine and LolyMola community would get Tourney bids ahead
of Utah... lol.
Loved the hustle from everyone in the last two games. Carlino was pure gold off
the bench last night! I'm just so happy to see his confidence back. I
hope he doesn't pay much attention to his critics and just keep working on
improving his game. He's a heck of a thief for sure even though sometimes
he tries to do too much and end up turning the ball over. Haw's had his
share of blunders too but overall he was money in the bank as always. And with the men's volleyball team upsetting #1 Long Beach, it was a
magnificent night for the Cougars! I went to bed with a big smile on my face.
Chris,It's time to get another hobby. This is BYU's worst
basketball team in several years and they still will not be as bad as the U has
been for the last several. By the way, the few decent teams Utah has played they
have lost too. Utah has definitely gotten better, but they still won't be
near the top in the Pac and will once again miss on March Madness. Don't
get me wrong though, BYU won't be in the big dance either.
Nice win over LMU, BYU's nemesis.
poyman,That's what you said about football back in September,
"we've got'em at home, this is our year, etc". Are you
forgetting last years basketball game when Utah wasn't near the team that
it is today.I think a team like byu should be more dominant in
conference like the wcc. There's no reason for struggling with or losing to
anybody but Gonzaga and Saint Mary's. Good Luck.
It was a strange tale of two halves. My preference was for the second half. For
those who can only trash talk the Cougs, TVs have an OFF switch.
poyman,"If the season ended today..."LOL!You mean if we were to assume that all the big time teams that play big
time conference schedules somehow didn't play more than a couple conference
games?Good logic there pal!Ya, and if the season ended
after 3 games into the football season then the SEC teams wouldn't have
very good strength of schedules either.LOL
poyman,My apologies, if they played again today, byu would get their
revenge. Not because byu is that good, because Utah is that bad.
Chris BDon't kid yourself; the season is already over for the
Utes.While BYU's RPI is holding steady in the 30's since
entering WCC play, Utah's RPI has actually dropped into the 160's
since conference play began.After losing to teams with the 9th and
11th worst RPI's in the PAC 12, the Utes now find themselves dead last in
the conference. If Utah was in the WCC, they'd only be 8th or 9th.Lowly #123 Pepperdine and #146 Loyola Marymount are ranked 20 to 40 places
higher than the Utes.The truth is, there is no "big time"
program on the hill. Only a burned-out relic of a once-proud program that died a
decade ago when Majerus left.
I like this team. Fun to watch. Collinsworth is an animal - he's
everywhere. Haws is a knife in the back, and Carlino will become a leader,
methinks. Mika will be a great center when he grows up.As for our
friend, CB, well, I love to read his posts after every BYU victory. Every team
they beat is a glorified HS team. He claims to be a Utah fan, but I think not.
He lives and dies with BYU losses and wins. Every win is painful.Tough to be a hater. Better to be a fan.
@marked it downthe season is already over for the utes? thats weird
i could have sworn they still have more than half of their conference schedule
to play. didnt a terrible utah team go deeper in their tougher conference
tourney than byu did in their VERY weak conference? just wondering.