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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With an announced attendance of more than 14,000 versus Pepperdine, the Cougar faithful continued to support their team. By way of comparison, when the Pac-12 Utah Utes played then-undefeated and top-10 Oregon a week ago at the Huntsman Center, they had an announced attendance of 13,426.

The home crowd Thursday night at the Marriott Center had a lot to be excited about for 10 minutes of great BYU basketball and a lot of time to hit the concession stands and make new friends in between.

In the end, everybody left happy.

Grade: A-

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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?

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!

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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