BYU basketball report card: Cougars miss free throws, big opportunity vs. No. 13 Oregon

Published: Sunday, Dec. 22 2013 4:58 p.m. MST

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Eric Mika and Nate Austin fouled out, which is a massive no-no for this team.

Mika was the worst offender of all at the foul line in making just 3-of-9 shots. He scored 13 points with eight rebounds, while turning the ball over four times. He didn't have any blocks or steals and had just one assist.

Austin struggled in making just 1-of-4 shots from the field and 2-of-4 from the foul line. He led the team with 12 rebounds and was third on the team with two assists.

Josh Sharp has seemingly replaced Luke Worthington as the third Cougar big man. He played 12 minutes, and Worthington did not play. Sharp did not attempt a shot and had three rebounds, a block, a turnover and three fouls in his 12 minutes.

The Cougar bigs appeared to be trying harder on defense than they had most of the season and certainly against Utah last week.

Grade: C
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Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Succinct and on target.

Collinsworth is learning to drive and gaining value. Too bad Luke W has disappeared. Many of us had hopes for him! He seems to be "the second coming of Derek Dawes" (another BYU big man who never contributed much).

The good news is that BYU held the Oregon inside players in check most of the game. They continue to struggle with quick guards and keep allowing opponents' guards to have career games against them!

Rebounding was solid. Austin adds value there -- but so did Carlino, Collinsworth, and Mika to a degree!

I am hopeful that the team will learn from its tough losses. Time will tell!

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