Complete domination in the second half. That is how you close out a game.
Great to see Carlino back in form. As long as he stays under control, looks to
pass first, and hits when he is open, he will continue to be a force. Great
defense by the entire team tonight. A great team win!Keep it up
Wow; a 31-point swing from two weeks ago, and the Cougars are right back in the
conference race.Congratulations Cougars!Keep it going
back on the road.
Carlino is a good player, but like many players at this level he needs people to
believe in him and give him some trust and confidence... He also needs to
maintain his newly acquired discipline and improve his foul shooting by 5%...
Collinsworth also needs to improve his foul shooting, He gets to the
line more than anyone on the team and 59% does not cut it... He should be a 75%
minimum shooter and based on his style of play, 80% would be preferred...
Anything shy of 75% is hurting the team. When will Mika really be
It was a great game, so much fun to watch when they win! Carlino was awesome
off the bench and boy was he needed what with Halford and Haws struggling with
their shots before he entered! I hope he continues to play like that. We need
him back in his starting role as the leader on the floor! Collinsworth was a
rebounding beast and so was Austin and you could tell they've been working
on their free throws. Sharp and Winder were also great contributors. They were
still a bit careless with the ball at times but overall they were awesome!Go Cougars!
Tough to focus on one player when so many can have the hot hand. Love Carlino
under control and what a great bench (team) effort. We'll continue to see
different contributions from Halford, Carlino, Sharp, Bartley, Winder as
opponents try to game plan around the round robin contributions of the bench .
Fun game to watch, especially when they decided to get with it in the secocnd
I seriously doubt that Carlino feels coming off the bench is "kinda
nice" even if he said it, however, I think it is good for the team.
Masterful move by Rose. I also think that bringing Mika in off the bench might
be a good idea... in an effort to avoid early fouls.
This the first game in a long time that Matt seemed to play within himself
instead of pushing things so hard that he lost control and composure. Great job
Matt. Look for others first, but take the shot when it's yours to take.
Great defensive effort was seen on the part of several, including Carlino.
Congratulations on a great won. Go Cougars!
Nice bounce-back wins for BYU over Pepperdine and LMU to put the Cougars back
into the WCC championship race 1 game behind Gonzaga.BYU RPI up one
spot to #36. Utah RPI down six spots to #156.The next four games on
the road are critical to BYU's chances of winning the WCC and securing an
NCAA tournament berth.Utah also faces a critical road game at
Washington St. If the Utes can't beat lowly WSU today, Utah may not win a
single road game all season.
Good article. I always like Dick Harmon's thoughts. I saw a lot good
last night. Penetration into the key when the defense allowed it. Pull up
jumpers when it was right. No over reliance on the 3 ball. Defensive surge
in the second half. Defensive energy will knock it out of the park for a fast
break team. It also will completely demoralize the other team when you steal
and score. Jackson Emery was a master of that.Improvement1. Start games with defensive intensity and steals. 2. Nate-please
take more of those 15 footers. 3. Carlino-remember what you did
here in this game-play within yourself-no crazy plays/shots-you have the power
to pump your team up. Demoralize the other team with steals, not ours with
turnovers.4. Please work with Worthington to get arc on his
shot-frozen ropes are easily fixed-good kid, he will work with you5.
Halford- when your shot doesn't fall- take some 15 footers first to develop
game confidence and then move back outside. You disappeared this game due to
this.6. Kyle-hang out with Haws at the gym taking outside shots(mid
range mostly) and free throws. You're awesome else wise.
Never say never...Congratulations Cougars (and those who are the behind the
scenes mentors, supporters, fans, and loved ones...)
Nice to see Matty back on top.
As a BYU fan two things that I don't think ever should have to be said are
"Revenge game against Pepperdine" and "Revenge game against Loyola
Marymount". WIth that said, I am glad that we won the "revenge
games", but they never should have been revenge games in the first place.
Those are two teams we should never lose to, regardless of where it is played.
But even with those two losses (and at least one other loss that should have
never happened), Lunardi has BYU on the bubble as one of the first 4 out as of
his Jan 9 update of his ESPN bracketology. I am still a little skeptical about
if we will get in or not, but it is still possible for sure. Go Cougars!
The WCC - enough said.
oaklandaforlife#166 Utah's current RPI would place Utah 10th in
the WCC - enough said.
@oaklandaforlifeThe Pac really isn't all that, no matter how much
smoke and mirrors you use.
according to who? byu fans? that's just laughable. Jay Williams (former
duke all-american guard) disagrees with you and i'll take his word over a
yours. LOL. he has the pac rated as the 3rd best conference in the nation and
the wcc isnt even in the top 10. so just cause YOU say it isnt all that great
(which we all know is a lie) doesnt make it true by any stretch of the