BYU's Basketball team is peaking at the right time. Is Utah a tournament
team? Unlike some posters, I don't pay more attention to my rival team than
my own team. Because I like my own team and, and my life is fulfilling enough
without having to troll everyday.
This should be a 'barn burner'. I can make an argument for both
teams. It will come down to which team can play within themselves and not play
too uptight. The Cougars need to stay calm when the other team makes a run and
play the best defense of the season.Go Cougars!
This may be a tougher matchup than Gonzaga but I think the Cougars will be well
prepared for them and I see them in the championship game. BYU is no longer
talked about being a bubble team and should be squarly in the NCAA.I
also see the utes getting by Washington but that will be the end to their 2014
season unless the CIT or WCI come calling. NIT is a very remote possibility
since there are so many teams with a better sos and better records than utah
that will not make the NCAA.
I must say that I love having BYU in the WCC. What a great conference.
I like the fact USF's coach is overconfident. Loses to Gonzaga and BYU
twice and therefore has the best team in the conference tournament? Methinks the "Coach of the year Award" has gone to his head.
Just as long as BYU doesn't come into the game overconfident, we have a
chance. Plus, it wouldn't hurt if Collinsworth could grab another 16
Cougars were rusty, 13 day layoff, in LMU game, expect shooters to do better
from 3 against SF. BYU has the talent, if they stick together and everyone
plays their best. SF's greatest asset may be their Coach, but he
doesn't play. Its Dave Rose's time to win a tournament. Win
Cougars! Just an observation, I think Chris B. is really a BYU
fan, and simply wants to support by playing devil's advocate. I think he
cares more than almost anyone else for the Cougars to win, even firing up Cougar
fans using reverse psychology. Thanks Chris B., from the posts I've seen,
it seems to be working.
EPOINT"13 day layoff"? What team/sport r u following? Pretty
sore byu played the previous Saturday. I'm scared of SF. I
don't see us getting all of those offensive rebounds again. Hopefully we
will make more shotsso there aren't a lot or offensive rebounds to be
This is the game where BYU punches there ticket to the NCAA tourney. Look
forward to the possible Gonzaga-BYU matchup. Gonzaga almost gave it away in
there first round game.
I think that BYU has a great chance to outrebound again if SF guards Haws with
the big guy again. Not sure they will do that though. Also, it was after the
last game with them that Rose changed up the lineup. I really like the new
starting lineup, Winder is a great defender and then bringing Carlino and Mika
off the bench is great. I think BYU will win this game and they need to win it.
Lose this, and I think we are NIT bound, win and NCAA. Although I would love a
rematch with Utah in the NIT but at the Marriott Center, that would be great.
However, I think they will win tonight and head to the NCAA tournament.
Watching the LMU game, my buddy noticed how hard the rims were. This gives the
ball a little bigger bounce and takes away some of the rattle-in shots. The
could have affected 3 point shooting, as neither team shot well from the arc. So
BYUs penetration was probably the best approach.Collinsworth is a
animal, for sure. Hope he gets a lot of FT practice over the summer. He'll
be a superstar if those FTs start falling at 80%.
I think the cougs were rusty shooting the 3 ball. I also predict it will improve
and be the game difference in the win againgst SF. A win will also make the
league look foolish is passing by Rose for coach of the year! I don't like
the late start which is in the favor of the Pacific time zone team.my
suggestion: Mika,look to rebound first and shoot second. team, make free throws.
Haws, don't force your shoot early, it will come as the game progesses.
now, go out and beat the Dons and a great TEAM First atttitude. Go cougs.
San Francisco is a scary team, and BYU will have to do a number of things to win
tonight: (1) make 40-50% of their threes; (2) make 75-80% of their free throws;
(3) box out to minimize second-chance possessions; (4) get Haws some open looks
on mid-range jumpers; (5) defend well on the perimeter; and (6) keep their big
men out of foul trouble. Otherwise, they'd better hope USF is off ~its~
Boards and free throw and threes - we must also impose our will in the trenches.
Kyle had a great game even without his bricks, but those have to go away. I
wonder what his FT average was before his mission? Obviously MIka has improved
on his this season - and I love Anson. He's been even better than Haws at
the line, I think. That's where we might win or lose it, if we're
going to be aggressive taking it inside. Go Cougs!
Let's go Cougars! I think it'll be a brawl to the end, but we should
prove the better team.