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BYU women's basketball: Cougars outlast Nebraska, become 3rd No. 12 seed in NCAA history to reach Sweet 16

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  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    March 24, 2014 9:03 p.m.

    YAHOO

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    March 24, 2014 9:31 p.m.

    Ladies! Way to represent! Couldn't be any prouder here in West Jordan City! Stay humble, humiliate U Conn (my oxymoron of the day)!!!

    Rise up!!!

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    March 24, 2014 9:33 p.m.

    Good job girls...awesome! Beat UConn now

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    March 24, 2014 9:34 p.m.

    Lady Cougars rock!

    Great win

    Hello Sweet Sixteen.

    Cut down on the turnovers and you can make it to the elite 8 and even further!

    Go Cougars!!

  • Beaver Springville, UT
    March 24, 2014 9:41 p.m.

    Tried to give it away, but thankfully, pulled it out. Good luck next game and stop turning it over. Go Cougs!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    March 24, 2014 9:43 p.m.

    Nice win! Sloppy play at the end made the score much closer than it should have been.

  • Balan South Jordan, Utah
    March 24, 2014 9:49 p.m.

    I am happy for Coach Judkins and his team. Always a class act.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 24, 2014 9:55 p.m.

    That's absolutely awesome! Congrats to the ladies. Next game will be definitely on the Tivo!

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    March 24, 2014 9:58 p.m.

    Woohoo! Way to go cougars! Will be rooting for St. Joe's to upset UConn tomorrow night.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    March 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.

    This Ute says "Way to BYU" Juddy is doing a great job CONGRATS!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    This is great news! This women's team could go the distance!

    Go Cougars! Beat UConn!

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    It's a great run these ladies are putting together. And I'm happy for Judkins.

    Keep going Cougs.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    March 24, 2014 11:05 p.m.

    Great job Lady Cougars!!!

  • G-Day-M8 WVC, UT
    March 24, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    I had to attend a B-day party tonight and I watched the game on DVR right to the 3.9 second mark on the clock when Jen was fouled. The recorder ended right there. They must have put time back on the clock for the free throws.

    Super game and the Lady Cougs are so fun to watch. Bailey is my choice for MVP with Harry a very close second. Great game!

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2014 12:11 a.m.

    Congrats to the one BYU team this time of year that has come to play!!

    Let's enjoy the moment as long as we can, because all UConn has to do to win is get off the bus. OK, I'll modify that. All they need to do is apply full court pressure the first ten minutes of the game.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    March 25, 2014 6:43 a.m.

    How does a women's basketball team play "man on man" defense?

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    March 25, 2014 7:05 a.m.

    What a thrill you give us ladies. We are so proud of your tenacity and teamwork. We wish you the very best in your next and toughest contest yet.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 25, 2014 7:07 a.m.

    Amazing win! Xojian was money off the bench just when Beaston's shots weren't falling and Hamson out with foul trouble. Lexi and Maeda were worth their weight in gold! Overall, the girls and their coaches executed their game plan quite nicely, except during those few minutes towards the end when they almost had an epic collapse!

    Rooting hard for them to advance further even though it will be a monumental task if it's against UConn. I'm hoping for a miracle on the next round, be it against St. John or the Huskies!

    Go Lady Cougars!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 25, 2014 7:34 a.m.

    Sorry I forgot about Morgan! She was beautiful to watch too and played superbly the last couple of games! Her contributions to the team is priceless! Hope they keep it up and go as far as they can. But anything more from here on is icing on the cake for them. They've achieved far beyond than what I imagined after their disappointing loss to the Lady Utes during the regular season!

    Go Lady Cougars!

  • A_Chinese_American Cedar Hills, UT
    March 25, 2014 7:37 a.m.

    That's a great win we BYU fans will remember for many years!

  • D4inSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 25, 2014 7:59 a.m.

    Another Ute Fan saying Way to go ladies! You Go Juddy!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 25, 2014 8:03 a.m.

    Great win! The state of Utah is still on the NCAA tournament map.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    March 25, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    BYU has a fine women's basketball program. Congratulations to the coaches and the young ladies. What a shame that the crowds they play in front of in Provo are so small. Go Cougars!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 25, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    Nice run. Congrats! And yes, pray that UConn loses tonight. Yikes!

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    March 25, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    UConn will steamroll byu by 30-40

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    March 25, 2014 9:09 a.m.

    We can always hope UConn's first string players all get academically disqualified in the next 2 days. Or a 1980 Holiday Bowl type miracle.

  • daver Provo, 00
    March 25, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    I think we finally found some REAL men to play basketball for BYU...

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    I think Dave Rose is a great guy, and a pretty good coach. But when I see Jeff Judkins' women's teams overcoming their seeding to beat not one but two higher-seeded opponents in the tournament--and this isn't the first time his teams have made a tourney run from a lower seed--I find myself wondering "what if?". Note to Tom Holmoe: if Coach Rose chooses to retire for whatever reason, I think we have the next men's coach already in BYU's employ.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    March 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    Bring on UConn!

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    Nice work Ladies.

    Keep it up.

  • William Wallace OGDEN, UT
    March 25, 2014 10:14 a.m.

    I don't understand why Christopher B. would continue to antagonize BYU. This is a great win for a class coach and his team. Good luck BYU ladies. Everyone knows UConn is a force to be reckoned with, but what a great opportunity to play against the best. And yes, I'm a Ute fan.

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    March 25, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    Christopher B
    Ogden, UT

    "UConn will steamroll byu by 30-40"

    Uhhh, Christopher, U CONN steamrolls everybody by 30-40.

    Ball handling is a problem and forcing a play....how many times did Lexie Eaton dribble into turnovers?

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    March 25, 2014 10:32 a.m.

    Regardless of what happens in the tournament from here on out, these two wins point up the genius of Jen Hamson's decision to red-shirt in volleyball this year and concentrate on basketball. Hopefully, she'll come back next fall and lead the BYU volleyball team on a similar run.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    March 25, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    Congrats ladies. So proud of how tough and resilient these gals have been. Great job coach Judkins! Clean it up a little and you can beat UConn...now that would be epic.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 11:42 a.m.

    @Christopher B

    How're lady utes doing?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    Old man.

    One of the byu players said they could beat anyone in the country after win.

    We'll see wont we?

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 25, 2014 4:24 p.m.

    Oh Chris B! That maybe just a young player (you didn't even say who it was) saying something in the spur of the moment that didn't mean anything! Must you always look for the negative instead of showing some love for a change and support a team who's now the only representative from the State of Utah? Please join all these Utah fans who are now showing their support! Or is that too much to ask? Aren't you proud that the Lady Utes beat this team earlier in the season?

    I don't expect them to win against UCONN but I also don't think they'll roll over and play dead!

    Go Lady Cougars!

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    March 26, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    Chris B
    Salt Lake City, UT

    "Old man.
    One of the byu players said they could beat anyone in the country after win.
    We'll see wont we?"

    Assuming you have me in mind Chris, the accuracy of "her" comment is not in question. She said "could" not "will." I know it takes some effort to make a distinction, but you oughta give it a try.

    As I recall both you and Coach k were predicting that U men would win the PAC-12 tourney, and we won't have to wait and see how that turned out...will we?