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BYU basketball report card: Cougs start and finish hot to get revenge on Pepperdine

Published: Friday, Jan. 10 2014 12:01 a.m. MST

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Not only did Nate Austin not foul out, he played an important 30 minutes for the Cougars. He scored an efficient six points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two Pepperdine shots.

Josh Sharp played the second-most minutes of any non-guard on the team. Who saw that coming earlier this season? In his 16 minutes he did not attempt a shot. Worthington tied his season high with 11 minutes off the bench. All told, the Sharp/Worthington combo tallied five fouls, three turnovers, zero blocks, zero steals, one assist, six rebounds and zero points in 27 minutes.

Are there any questions about why BYU’s guards took 95 percent of the shots in the game?

Grade: D+
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red.diehard
Central, UT

Wow, a WCC conference game that is a home game for BYU and the author mentions the Running Utes multiple times, what's up with that?

FYI
Taylorsville, UT

Good analysis of the game last night. However, while I may understand the need to mention Utah in the "Coaching" portion of the article, I'm not sure sure why the need to mention them in the "Crowd" portion. It seems like just a petty jab at the Utah fan base. While it is true there were more fans at this game (14,000+) than Utah had at their game against Oregon (13,426), the Marriott Center was still only at 69%, while the Huntsman Center was at 90%.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Hey, that's 4 times as many as were attending Utah games just two years ago.

Chill out, kids. Comparisons aren't always intended as a jab, and if this one was, it was poorly aimed. Utah basketball is moving in the right direction. Enjoy it!

rlsintx
Plano, TX

My advice to BYU and Utah fans is the same I gave divorced couples; other than being polite when you meet, forget about each other and move on in your own respective lives.

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