BYU basketball: Cougars have made a case for a No. 1 seed
ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan wrote that BYU is deserving of No. 1 seed consideration: "The Mountain West has been solid all season, and at some point, you have to give a team credit for winning the games it has won. It's not easy to get to 26 wins — or 30 wins, or whatever BYU will end up with this season — no matter who you play. And BYU has played plenty of tough teams. As we've learned multiple times this season, it's never a good idea to doubt The Jimmer. Nor is it wise to sleep on Jimmer's supporting cast."
It appears the Cougars could start the NCAA Tournament in Denver. If they can win two games to advance to the Sweet 16, they likely would play in Anaheim, Calif.
When this possible scenario was presented to Emery on Saturday at Viejas Arena, he said, "It would be nice because we have a great fan base out here (in southern California). You definitely shoot for the stars, right?"
BYU as a No. 1 seed? For the Cougars, yes, that's shooting for the stars.
A rundown on BYU's NCAA Tournament seeding, going back to 1988:
1988 — No. 8 (lost in second round)
1990 — No. 12 (lost in first round)
1991 — No. 10 (lost in second round)
1992 — No. 10 (lost in first round)
1993 — No. 7 (lost in second round)
1995 — No. 8 (lost in first round)
2001 — No. 12 (lost in first round)
2003 — No. 12 (lost in first round)
2004 — No. 12 (lost in first round)
2007 — No. 8 (lost in first round)
2008 — No. 8 (lost in first round)
2009 — No. 8 (lost in first round)
2010 — No. 7 (lost in second round)
- Brad Rock: Bowl drama shows BYU not going...
- Sitake, Tuiaki leaving Utah for Oregon State
- Both BYU and Memphis to review bowl game brawl
- Report: Video games experts, BYU head coach...
- Brady Poppinga: Confronting an unlikely opponent
- BYU's Tyler Haws' recovery from an ankle...
- These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love...
- Jordan's Austin Kafentzis will keep his...
- Wild one: Memphis edges BYU in... 170
- Sitake, Tuiaki leaving Utah for Oregon... 108
- Miami Beach Bowl ends in free-for-all... 97
- Dick Harmon: Cougar bowl loss kind of... 59
- Big winner: Utes hit jackpot early and... 55
- Miami Beach Bowl ends in brawl between... 51
- Report: Video games experts, BYU head... 45
- Both BYU and Memphis to review bowl... 43