Five reasons BYU will make the NCAA tournament

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 3:44 p.m. MST

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Coming into this month, BYU was 36-6 all-time in February under Coach Dave Rose, an .857 winning percentage that is significantly higher than Rose's career .772 winning percentage. This shows the Cougars get better as the season progresses. This February got off to an ominous start in San Diego but expect the Cougars to rebound and finish the regular season strong. Another strong February will build the Cougars' resume while other bubble teams falter. Teams that finish the season strong also receive more favorable treatment from the Tournament Committee.


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OCoug
Ogden, UT

It would be great if they made the field of 68 this year, According to the reasons of this article on why the Y will make the tournament, quite a few things must go right and very few things go wrong. Either way, multiple consecutive trips to the Big Dance is nothing to sniff at. Go Cougars.

dumprake
Washington, UT

But BYU has Brock Zylstra and Brandon Davies who both turn into no-shows against better teams. And Zylstra is the worst shooter on the team when not playing in Provo. And Carlino is Mr. Hot Mr. Cold. When he's hot, BYU's tough to beat, when he's cold he kills BYU's chances against the better teams. I don't see BYU beating Gonzaga no matter how long they have to prepare for them, and they won't beat Saint Mary's on their own court. Until Carlino becomes Mr. Consistent (next year?), and Davies and Zylstra graduate, BYU is not going dancing.

ekute
Layton, UT

#5-wrong,#4-doubtful,#3-prove it,#2-keep telling yourself,#1-your only hope. lol.

Striker
Omaha, NE

A win over St. Mary's and Gonzaga probably won't be enough. Losing to SD pretty much disregarded this article. Seeing how close they were to beating Gonzaga, I would have waited one more day before an article like this. This is an NIT team this year. They just can't hang with any decent team on the road, they just can't.

Darth Vader
Ogden, UT

Next, give us five reasons why the Cougars can win a game in the big dance.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

The writer basically thinks BYU will make the tournament because they will get better than they are today.

Keep dreaming... everyone needs a dream.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

BYU has no really good starting forwards they are too short and do not score. That is why they cannot compete with these teams. They miss Chris Collingsworth and Rogers badly.

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