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Published: Saturday, Feb. 6 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Jimmer needs to get his tall front line involved

They do that and they will be more athletic

dish it son

too much freddie

yeah those tall guys need some practice they look a little rusty

BYU nation full of excuses

Man, you BYU fans really have a hard time admitting defeat. UNLV shot it well, but don't you think that might partially have something to do with their defense? And maybe BYU didn't shoot as well because of UNLV's defense?
BYU scheduled an easy OOC schedule. They play a hard game and they buckle. They can't win hard games on the road, and barely escaped with a win at SDSU.

You should really think long and hard about being honest with yourself. Im not saying that UNLV is the greatest team ever, just that BYU isn't as good as they think. "UNLV got hot in the first half..." blah blah blah. Its college basketball. Its part of the game. I can't wait to wear my red tie to church tomorrow and listen to all the Vegas BYU people make the same EXCUSES that you are making on here, while I know that UNLV won the game fair and square.


I agree with JSDVEGAS that BYU has hit their peak. They may go the national tournament this year and most likely will, but they will get eliminated in the second round if not the first. They simply do not have any of the things it takes to get a national chamionship in basket, football, or any other sport for that matter.

Re: Excuses

Nobody said UNLV cheated to win the game or that UNLV somehow didn't deserve to win the game. What BYU fans are saying (mostly in response to the "overrated" comments) is that BYU is still the best team in the MWC and deserving of a top-20 ranking. I agree there are times where poor shooting by one team is due to exceptional defense by another and where good shooting is because of poor defense. But that's not always the case. Sometimes players miss wide open shots they usually make because they're just having an off night. It wasn't as though BYU had a hand in their face on every three point shot and it wasn't as though UNLV was only shooting wide open shots all game. There are individual differences which is why we look at the whole body of work rather than one game. As it stands right now, BYU is in the best position to win the league because it's played the toughest in league schedule so far and is still tied for first. This isn't an excuse, it's a fact.

Truth is

We need to all be a bit more honest with ourselves and understand that we are good but not yet that good.

Go Cougs!!

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