We need to all be a bit more honest with ourselves and understand that we are
good but not yet that good. Go Cougs!!
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.
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
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.
yeah those tall guys need some practice they look a little rusty
Jimmer needs to get his tall front line involvedThey do that and
they will be more athleticdish it son
Those 11 points are still 11 points. If he can get more points come then most
from drawing fouls, then I don't see how you could objectively call that a bad
thing. It isn't "fraud". It is just one way of scoring in basketball. However, I
don't think he would be able to do it very well at the next level. As a matter
of fact, I don't know how well he could do anything at the next level... but of
course I thought similarly about Austin Collie when he went to the NFL and he
just played well in a Super Bowl loss after playing well all season.
Lights outFreddie and his bandwagon fans are overrated
He would have had ten points if he didnt make his 11 free throw shotsOnce again pad the numbers with his little acrobatics and forced shots to get
Your comments are much more a reflection of your own maturity than BYU fans who
continue to have faith in their team.Go ahead, though. I mean, if
someone else started it, it's okay, right?
Are you serious? I did just read the first page of posts. 4 negative comments
where Utah allegiance is claimed and two of those are commenting about YOU (you
like to dish it out but can't take it) not the BYU team or game. One negative
comment is implied Utah allegiance because it mentions football recruiting. All
the others are anonymous or state their allegiance to Utah State, UNM, Kansas,
UNLV! I know you want to believe that every negative comment (which to you
seems to even include stating the truth about free throws, defense or shooting
percentages) but you simply can't do that because it is not true. Yes, I
believe a lot of the "contrary" comments are Utah fans but not all! Go Lobos
(where I grew up), go Jayhawks (yes, where I was born)!!!
What a great game. UNLV was on it Saturday and thats the way they should play
everygame. Now, BYU is a very good basketball team. Been a fan of Coach Rose
since his Dixie College days. As a conference we should all have a smile on out
faces because now the national media is looking at our conference. Now, for those who want another shoot at UNLV, be careful of what you ask for.
You don't matchup with us. JT has one turnover his game goes to pot, and Haws
as good as ge has played this season, he was not ready for that presseaure
defence. Ferrette is a great player and possibly a NBA backup, but basketball
is not a one man team and you need the rest of you players to step up. Goodluck
the rest of the season. See you at the MWC Tourney.REEEBEEELLLS!!!!!
where are all the byu bandwagon fans at??
I don't know about the Utes. My team, the Jayhawks, aren't 11-12 but I think I
can answer for the Ute fans as I do live here... I think they are doing the
bashing because you BYU fans make it SO... DARN... FUN!!! LOL We really just
get a kick out of reading the responses!
Here is your second taker.
... it with all the utah fans bashing when their team is 11-12? I know you guys
want to bash BYU but please do it when you have a team that backs up all the
talking. This one loss obviously will drop the Cougars out of the Top 15, maybe
Top 20 but really, their 3 losses were on the road to teams that generally have
great home court advantages. I do believe it hurts BYU that they don't
have a big man to go to and teams that have figured out how to play solid
perimeter defense (like my Aggies I'd like to add ;)) will likely beat the
Cougars. Nonetheless, this was one game and will not make or break the Cougar
season. I do believe, UNLV and USU have shown other teams how to handle BYU.Go Aggies!!!
Keep jacking them up.Sincerely,Everyone who plays BYU
Please stop shooting.Sincerely,Every BYU Fan
Thanks to all the utes who pay so close attention to the cougs. It really shows
which team matters most in the state. Thanks for your support!
"Do all the SEC schools treat Florida like this? If that's the case, then it's
good to be king!"The mere fact that you'd even compare yourself to
Florida is why the pile on will continue.Delusion in the bubble...
so sad, so very very sad.
Abuo needs more minutes. He is playing better than Haws is right now. He is
more athletic and can guard the likes of Willis better than Haws. Just my
You're on. If BYU loses in the first round this year I'll buy a UofU tie and
wear it the whole next week. (Wearing red doesn't mean much since I'm a
professor at Indiana University).
a BYU shirt all day at work as a bet that BYU is one and done in the NCAA
tourney and I KNOW I won't ever have to do it. Any Cougars willing to put up???
Wear the evil red all day?? Of course not....you have absolutely NO CONFIDENCE
that your team won't be one and done like they have been the last 17 years!!!
Have you looked at any other rivalry blogs of other teams/conferences? The
BYU/Utah/BYU haters rivalry is no different, except that there is a religious
tone in many of the comments. I read an Oregon/Oregon St. blog the other day
and I thought I was reading the Cougars/Utes. The problem with many of these
posts is they are making generalizations about a group or team or fans. There
are obviously many quality and classy fans on all sides, but unfortunately there
will always be those who go too far. BYU was outplayed by a good UNLV team who
was hot at home. It has happened to every team in the country this year. WY
beat SDSU, Utah beat UNLV @ home, South Carolina beat Kentucky, yada, yada,
yada. BYU did not quit and made a couple of runs. Should help them down the
road. BYU did win a few games without Jimmer against good teams, including UNLV.
When Jimmer plays within the offense and does not force things, they are a great
team. When Jimmer goes outside the offense and he is not shooting well, they
are not so good. Hopefully they remember what team is.
UNLV shot lights out. Their fans were amazing. I don't think a team in the
country could have beat them last night in the Thomas and Mack. I think that
leaves a lot of hope for the cougs. Every week there are several top ten teams
that lose to unranked opponents. I still think this is the best BYU team to
play in decades and this will be the year to break the one and done curse.
Probably a little late for anyone to see, but to all those calling me a
hypocrite for pointing out Utah had just lost to CSU, I'll type slowly so you
can understand......I never commented on the article about the UU/CSU game...I
comment on my own team's games. I was merely pointing out Utah fans have
nothing of their own to brag about so their only outlet is to celebrate when BYU
loses. So, if it makes you fell better to call ME the hypocrite I'm happy to be
the balm for your wounds! Maybe when you play BYU at home all those fans
disguised as empty seats will suddenly appear and your program will be relevant
again for a couple hours and you can have something of your own to comment on.
When you choose to live or die by outside shooting, sometimes you're gonna die
by it, because sooner or later you're gonna get outgunned. Despite the loss,
BYU is still a fine team, just not the bigtime powerhouse their fans like to
pretend they are!
Wow! There's a lot of people here dogpilling on BYU. Looks like when you're the
best everybody seems to want to take a shot at you after you've had a bad game.
I wonder if all the other PAC 10 schools dogpile on USC like this? Do all the
SEC schools treat Florida like this? If that's the case, then it's good to be
king!Rise & Shout!!
Man I love this site and all the delusional puma fans."Outscoring your
opponent doesnt always work" stated by chuckers is just ignorant. Seems to me
that whenever a team "outscores" another-they win! What ignorance!Listen,
the REBELS are just better on the T&M floor and a neutral floor. UNLV would
have beat the pumas in provo if we hadn't fell apart on the last 6 minutes.byu will make the tournament because the ncaa has a love affair with them but
you will lose in the first round, just like every March.See you back at
the T&M in March when you will get beat by SDSU or UNM. My REBELS wont even get
the opportunity to beat you again this year!U-N-L-V UNLV GO FIGHT WIN
I guess conference championships are getting a little old. Will this be the 5th
in a row? I am honestly losing count.
This game was nothing more than a fluke. We're headed to the Final Four and
everyone in the State of Utah knows it.All you Yewts are still mad
about what the Kewgs did to you last week.Go Blue!
Just wondering exactly why you get such pleasure out of this? You seem to
exactly match the profile of Utah trolls-although I would guess you may be a bit
older-say 17 or 18 a senior in HS.Although we react to your obvious
hatred of BYU and all things blue, we actually root for the University of Utah
in every game or match they play, except when it is against our Cougs.Truly do not understand your hatred and your need to downplay any success at
BYU.Most of us were thrilled at delighted at Utah's BCS success.
Over the years, we have rooted for Utah time after time in basketball, football,
etc.Unfortunately with a few much appreciated exceptions, we see
very little of this from Ute fans.
We were at the game. Fredette was a selfish ball-hog who really hurt the
Cougars. Bellfield distri-buted the ball like a true point guard does.
UNLVplayed team basketball and got the result it wanted.
Best year in BYU history on the hardwoods. Getting throttled by UNLV and only
being in a three way tie for first...Priceless!!
Reality check my young yewt troll. Did you read the first full page of
comments? Nothing but Ute trolls dissing BYU and delighting in their loss at
UNLV.Without provocation and instantly started bashing Utah???
The first BYU commenters were simply reacting to troll disingenuity and real
provocation.I sometimes think that most Ute trolls are nothing more
than a bunch of literal 11-12 year olds that have snuck onto mom's computer.
Sad that a whole young generation is growing up talking smack.
Actually, the NCAA tournament is played at neutral sites.
Sure hope my Huskies make the big dance or NIT and play BYU - we'll embarass
them like UNLV did!!!
I'm so embarrassed by BYU being ranked better than Utah in both basketball and
football. HA!!! And to think I was bummed out until an anonymous ute
reminded me just how good BYU has it compared to our rivals. THANKS BUDDY!
I an a UNLV fan, I love my Rebels, I don't like BYU, as a Rebel fan, with that
said, we did not play well against Utah, you did not play well against us. So what it's only one game youwill play better saturday.
Good luck, I hopewe beat you again real soon, I respect yourprogram.
12:22 & 2:44 = gibberish nation speaks
Utah fans would rather see BYU lose than their own "beloved" Utes win!! Wow,
what a joke! It is so funny how much trash they talk, yet BYU handled them once
already and how did CSU the other night at home turn out?? Oh ya, BYU beat them
by 40 on their home floor if you want to play that game! Utes all you do is
whine whine whine! Get a life
Which Utah team will go to the Big Dance this year? Oh, its Not the yewtie
The y is the king of choke. Don't bother getting new shoes for the big dance.
You wont be wearing them long.Go Big Blue!!!
FYI Zoob Nation the Utes aren't ranked #12 you were. Getting embarassed by a
team that my weak Ute team beat is not quite as humilating as a #7 team getting
a thrashing by FSU at LES.
I admit it...Utah is pretty bad this year! And now I admit, I really enjoy
watching Jimmer and I think Coach Rose seems like a great guy. Now it's time for
all you cougars to admit something...You got a little ahead of yourselves again.
You might have thought you could be a #3 seed...not now! You are the same
cougars as always. You will be one and done in the tourney as always. And who
gets all mad then...that's right, you do, all the BYU fans were ready to change
teams last year...REMEMBER?
zoobs were pounding Utah fans after wed nights loss to CSU, and now when they go
down???? Whaaa! Whaaa! Whaaaaaaa!!!!! Utah fans this and Utah fans that. I guess
if you can't take it...don't dish it. Same as it always is...peaked too soon...7
more games and then the MWC tourney...can you cougs hang on that long?? Maybe???
You'll get an 8 or 9 seed for the NCAA's. Another one and done year??? starting
to look that way....
What are you even doing on here! USU you can't win on the road and you can't
even say anything! You've lost two games in the WAC conference! Pretty Sad! Also
Utah what about Southern Baptist last year and Colorado State this year? Woah!
UNLV was feeling it, there's no question about it. We will see who the better
team is in the tournament! Also when BYU faces New Mexico for a rematch at the
Marriott Center. Ya you guys can take your win now because UNLV played amazing!
BYU will do well in the MWC tournament and will do well in the big Dance!
Re:Called it I could`nt say that any better myselfAGREED!!!
Called this one two weeks ago. Everyone has figured the Cougs out!Keep Fredette under or around 20, play solid D and BYU flops like a pancake.
BYU bigs are no match for true post players.Cougs lose to UNLV
today-Cougs lose to UNM in Provo.Cougs lose to Utah at SLC.UNLV #1UNM #2BYU #3UNLV wins the conference tourney -
goes to sweet 16.UNM 2nd in tourney - loses in second round.BYU -
oh, did somebody get their feelings hurt? its ok...
"Hats off to UNLV. They would have beat just about anyone today."----------------Yes, I'm sure that any team that beats your
beloved Cougars that soundly would probably have won the NCAA Tournament had it
been played yesterday. I mean, if they beat the Cougars, they must be the best
team around, right?Or, maybe BYU isn't as good as you think they
UNLV is good, BYU is good, NM is good, San Diego St is above average, Anyone of
them can beat the other one on any given night. The MWC tournament is going to
be good entertainment. Can't wait to watch the games. The regular season means
I am not surprised at all by the immature reactions of most of the commenters.
Lets be honest UNLV just played amazing today.The Cougars are still
a great team and still have the inside track to the conference championship if
they can win at home, which we all know they can do.The Utes are
still horrible, but if it makes them feel better to rip on the Cougs go ahead,
cause your own team isn't making you feel good thats for sure.
Rise and shout
for proving there is no such thing as a Utah fan - merely BYU hatersget a
ANY BYU LOSS IS A GOOD ONE
the cougars are exposed and the byu fans instantly, without provocation, start
ute bashing. good call. hope it helps your insecurity.
Which "class less fans on this board who must drink vinegar every day" are you
talking about? The BYU ones? The Utah ones? Or both? I see more than plenty
of that on both sides! Believe me... as a neutral transplant here... WE see it
abundantly on both sides! If you don't, you choose to excuse it or apply that
magic filter to the "pro" BYU comments!!! Here is a quote for you!!! "yewt
fans shut your mouths and get a life. Your team is a joke and cant even break
.500 and lets not forget that BYU destroyed utah just a week ago. You yewt fans
worry about your own team trying to break .500 and get a life ya clowns."
Really classy! Right? Reality check time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up,
snap out of it... fess up... real world, not dream world here!!! LOL
It's so sad to see the Cougs lose like this, especially to a team from Sin City.
BYU will not win the MWC reg season, UNLESS they prepare. They looked terrible
today. But they have got to dig down deep and play with heart. They do not
want it bad enough----that is it.........let's hope they wake up and come to the
Taking solace in somebody else's loss? You mean like "you just lost at home to
CSU, nah nah nah nah nah..." I guess you practice hypocrisy so often you don't
even see it when you spout it on here? LOL
Do you see the irony in your own post? Complaining about Ute fans taking solace
in the BYU loss and you in the next statement say "You just lost AT HOME TO
COLORADO STATE!!" Who is taking solace in another team's loss? Who?
Hilarious!!!! Especially funny given that most Utah fans, I think, I am not
one. Have already conceded the season as a write off... it's over. But are not
so much taking solace as much as poking fun, talking smack... etc. You,
however, do seem to be taking solace in beating the weak Utes and the Utes
losing to CSU! Too funny...
I said BYU would win. I was amased at the way UNLV played. But here is the
thing, BYU does not play tough enough with "street" games, Coach Rose should
teach them to go after every lose ball. They have not got it yet, Miles needs
to be dominant in the post. I hope He reads some of the comments--------He
could be a force for good. I hope they get it together before the MWC
Cougars played awful in first half, they couldn't buy a basket and everything
UNLV threw up went in. Probably the worst half of basketball the Cougars have
played this year. But its one game, the Cougars will rebound from this. Anyone
here who thinks or expected the Cougars or any team to go undefeated in the
conference is being very unrealistic. BYU will be fine, they only have 3 losses
and are still tied for first. As for the trolls... LOL are kidding me?,
yewt fans shut your mouths and get a life. Your team is a joke and cant even
break .500 and lets not forget that BYU destroyed utah just a week ago. You yewt
fans worry about your own team trying to break .500 and get a life ya clowns. Oh
and have fun come March when your garbage team is sitting at home while the
Cougars are playing in the NCAA tourney.
Aggies rolled over Nevada tonight. Best team, best coach and best fans in the
state.Go Big Blue!!!
Hats off to UNLV. They would have beat just about anyone today.Utes, worry about your own team - or teams for those of you who like football
I love the Mountain West Conference. Great teams with a lot of heart. Too bad
San Diego State couldn't pull out a win at the Pit. They could be a tournament
team. There will be at least three tournament teams, but San Diego could make
it four.The only losers in the conference are the class less fans on this
board who must drink vinegar every day. Get a life and start looking for the
good and quit trashing everything and anything-that's getting really tiring.
Not as funny as you needing to convince yourself that all of these anonymous
posters on here ribbing and teasing BYU are Ute fans!!!! Seriously, my boy is
likely playing for Utah State, I grew up in SW Colorado rooting for the Lobos
and still want them to win the conference championship! I have probably made a
fourth of the posts on here ribbing and talking smack (but none hateful) about
the shooting percentage differential, foul shooting totals, etc. No... I AM NOT
a Ute fan. And I really find your comment about officials hilarious! You know
BYU shot 24 free throws at BYU against twelve for UNLV. Do you realize BYU shot
22 free throws tonight against 19 for UNLV??? Do you realize BYU had a 7 point
advantage in free throws??? So, if you consider the 7 free throws and the 14
point margin of victory, UNLV outscored BYU by 21 points on field goal
differential!!! I suppose the refs made all those extra shots for UNLV? Oh,
maybe they interfered with BYU shots to make them miss? Seriously dude. 21
point differential on field goals! BYU got beat, plain and simple... and
soundly!!! Go Lobos!!!
At tonight's Utah Valley University -- Houston Baptist University basketball
team. UVU won the game, which today puts them one up on some other local team
that will remain nameless. Thank heavens the Cougars wore their blue uniforms.
Real men wear pink, but that does not include basketball boys shleping up and
down the court.
I heard some unrealistic BYU fans saying this is the year to win a tourney game,
maybe even make a deep run. BYU may not even win the Mountain West,
and we all have reason to be worried come Tourney Time with the tourney in Vegas
based on BYU's record in Vegas. We are staring at a middle seed, and another
loss come NCAA time. SO again, it is One and Done.
Way to show your intelligence Floyd T. B. You can't even tell the difference in
22-3 and winning out ties for the MWC Championship!I'll take it!
Before you talk championship, you better learn how to win on the road!!!Go Aggies!
Sure is funny seeing all the Ute fans posting about BYU's loss. Can't win them
all. We won't complain too much but hey, Utah is a better team right UTIES? I
mean you have beaten everyone on your schedule and you lead the conference
and......oh must be some other year I forgot about HAHAHAHA!
our faces are red. But that will go away tomorrow and U will still be ugly and
near last place!
The Cougars will need to do a lot better than this if they're going to win an
NCAA game. They were absolutley pathetic on defense in the first half. Why do
they got so freaked out about playing at UNLV? I would expect Tyler Haws to not
do very well in a road game at a highly charged venue, he's just a freshman. But
tonight was a really sad effort by this team. They better wake up and play with
a lot more energy and heart.
Attention Utah fans: You just lost AT HOME TO COLORADO STATE!! Your program
must be in a pretty sorry state if you have to find solace in BYU's losses. BYU
will still win the conference championship and you will not even make the NIT,
so enjoy today for all it's worth.
comments not published again as residents of utah have tender ears, espically at
this paper, and one cannot suggest replacing slow white players with Loyd,
Morgan and Abouo much earlier in the game.So be it.
"...the real BYU stands up."Don't you mean the real BYU "folds" up?
I love pic number 2 of 9."Come of ref... where's the foul... we're
the C.O.U.G.A.R.S... don't you understand that?"
Same ole problems for BYU. Lot's of hype all season long, at least until they
play good teams, then the real BYU stands up. Just like in football.
Which Utah basketball teams have actually made it past the first round lately in
the NCAA Tournement? Oh it is not the kitty cats.MEOW
I have said it many times this year, and I was about to start believing BYU was
a great team but this happens when you live and die by the 3 ball. Some teams
understand how to defend that type of play and that doesn't bode well for BYU.
BYU is a good team and this loss doesn't change that, it just needs to find
another way to score besides the 3 ball.
At one point the Rebels were 8 for 10 from three?
Good grief...what's that about?? So, when BYU plays on the road the opposing
school should not be allowed to have fans in the building??Who's the
BYU guy laying on the floor begging for a foul?? Great photo.
Which Utah Baketball team is tied for MWC Title. Oh it is not the yewts. Can we
say NOT EVEN RATED
Rebels! Rebels! Rebels!
Which Utah Basketball team won down in Vegas this year? Oh, it was the Utes.
That's right. Can we say OVER RATED
Let me break the suspense for you...Utah will not be dancing
this year.But, we have been there and we have won big there...unlike your Cougars.The Utes will be back to where the
Cougars have never been.Does that help?
I can’t believe it. My weekend is totally ruined with the loss. We could
have been in the top five. What is wrong. We have lost two out of the last
three. I guess we really aren’t that good or as good as we think we are.
Hope the Super Bowl is better.
Wow, the haters are in force today. Even though we lost I am still stoked to be
a Cougar. If a loss makes haters so happy I can only imagine what a win does.
Why don't you guys go put on your clown tie dye shirts and scream at your
oppenents instead of cheering on your team. Boast, boast, win. We are BYU and we
are better than you in every way. Go Cougs.
Yewtah lost by more to CSU @home then BYU did to UNLV on the Road
Do the Yewts think a BYU loss makes their pathetic team better? It doesn't. To
a warped mind a road loss at UNLV is somehow much worse than a home loss to CSU.
But then, this Yewt team is way past embarassing. Watch out in Dallas
Wednesday. Its already looking like another loss.
I'm excited to see which NCAA Tournament bracket Utah will be in...oooh...so
Championship teams can win on the road. BYU has played 3 or 4 tough road games
this year and has lost all but one. All that chest pounding a bravado and you
may not even win the MWC. Even if you do we all know you won't win in the MWC
tourney or the NCAA tourney. BYU, championship posers:)
It was raining 3's today in Vegas, and somebody got spanked! As I
predicted.....every Dave Rose team peaks way too early in the season.......and
then limps into post season. Starting to see the usual trend again this
Lots of trashing talking against a team that has lost only 3 games to pretty
decent teams on the road. I don't think the players give 2 cents for all these
opinions. Everybody has a bad game here and there. Keep your heads up Cougs (and
FANS!) and learn from your mistakes!
Yes Jimmer, even as perfect as you and your zoobie fans think your school is and
how they are above of everyone else you aren't going to get every call!
Oh come deseret news you can`t stand the TRUTH either!!! Is that why you are not
posting anymore of my comments. Must not want to get those Yners anymore riled
up then they already are!!!
BYU got trounced by a VERY hungry UNLV team. Major props to the Rebels!! The race for the MWC championship is going to get even tighter now which
will make for an exciting run towards March Madness. I'm hoping this piece of
humble pie will be digested well so that the Cougars can get home and get ready
for when the Lobos and the Aztecs come visiting.
I'd like to think Cougar fan is humbled by this beat down. But I suspect within
a day or two the #3 seed talk will start again.Note to Courgar fan;
Stay down, know your role.Big East Fan.
Always a great day when the cougs lose and the zoobs have to eat it!
Doing the happy dance! Go UNLV.
There's nothing funnier to me than seeing yewt fans that are so embarrased of
their own program they have to post anonymously. I guess when your team is that
bad watching BYU lose is as good as it gets for little sister, but enough about
those jokers.The fact is, BYU still has the inside track for the
regular season MWC title. Sure it's a 3 way tie now, but it's not as close as
it looks since BYU has already played its three toughest road games going 1-2.
BYU now has the easiest road from here on out. UNLV has to play UNM at home and
at SDSU. UNM still has its toughest two games ahead of it at UNLV and at BYU.
The only tough game left for BYU is home vs. UNM. I also can't
stand the officiating in the MWC. They're always biased for the home team
(which benefits BYU when at home but hurts away). The zebras in the MWC are
just crowd pleasers who don't have the mental fortitude to call a fair game, but
you can't pin this one on the refs.
What has conference play proven so far- well BYU can beat UNLV at home and UNLV
can win at home- New Mex. casn win at home- so far all we have seen is that conf
play is about home wins- San D St.- loss at home to one them so they are out-
UNLV has one big problem- they lost to Utah at home- so real Ute fans if you
hate BYU must root for UNLV in SLC becasue that willeven things for UNLV-
otherwsie BYU is still in the drivers seat with a New Mex. game still to go in
Provo- ahhh what a tough spot to be in for a Ute fan
I'm printing my "Quest for identity" Tee shirt.
And your Conference Champion is.... UNLV.
Honestly, I think the Cougars begin to believe the excessive praise and
adoration lavished on them by the DN and the local sports media.When
they start to believe the hype, results like today are inevitable.
Oh, and for the record. I am just as "put off" by Utah fan comments when the
roles are reversed. When they are obviously hate-filled. I do enjoy the
ribbing and teasing and seeing the way some folks react and can't take it and
get all bent out of shape but I do not like the obviously venomous and
hate-filled comments on either side! Go Lobos, go Jayhawks, go MWC in the NCAA
tournament! Unless you play a Big 12 school that is! Cheers! Crap! San Diego
State eliminated a 9 point deficit in the last 1:54!!!
BYU always folds up the tent come conference tournament and NCAA tournament
time. Expect the Cougars to bow out early of the conference tournament as well
as the NCAA big dance.
What was UNLV ranked? What was there biggest lead?Yes my little
zoobe, your a number #3 seed.Bwah ha ha ah ah ha ah ha ha aaaah ha
ha ha ah ha!!!BWWWWA HA HA HA HAAAA HAA HA HA AH!!!
Ouch!!!!!!My wife and I went to the show after the first half -- and
should have left earlier.UNLV was outstanding. BYU looked like
pretenders! UNLV spotlighted BYU's weaknesses. 'Nuff said about the
Cougars.This game will test their character. Unless they win the
remainder of their games in the conference and make a good showing in the MWC
Tournament, they are unlikely to do much in the NCAA Tournament.
True class! BYU fan or not, you show class. Re UNLV Fan, honestly? UNLV isn't
despised like this by Nevada fans? Why is that do you think? I don't think it
would be that way here if most BYU fans were like @Anonymous | 5:50 p.m. I
don't think it is Utah... they are really just another state school. Hmmm...
From what I see, Jimmer is a big FRAUD. and Rose is over his head. I'm smelling
a epic collapse.Is it possible the Cougars miss the Tournement?
...actually on second thought, after reading all of your remarkably insightful
comments...Nope. I'm still going to go with "tee hee".
Nope, as I have said before and will say again. I am not a BYU hater... I was
hoping the Y would do well in the NCAA tournament... on behalf if the MWC (if
UNM doesn't). I am here because your arrogant, silly attitudes are fun to
respond to and tease and jab at! You stop behaving the way you do, I will lose
my interest. Why am I on here? Because I LIVE here! I don't live in NM (grew
up in NW New Mexico). I follow the DN closely both for my son's basketball and
for the in state (Utah, BYU, Utah State) basketball! And what does "beating
your chest about imaginary wins" mean? Really, you lost me on that one! What
point was proven here? That BYU fans can't accept that others like to poke fun
at them because of their arrogant attitudes. Well, believe it... it is true!
Thanks for the entertainment by the way. (smile) Oh, UNM up 9 with 2:00 to
Let's be honest. This team is maybe a 30 to 40th ranked team. Pretty typical of
BYU athletics; beat the teams your supposed to and lose the teams that are
better. Never been to the website before but It's amazing how many
readers seem to be against the Cougars. Wow. Don't suffer such a fate in
BYU is 1-4 agains RPI top 50 teams. Sounds like one and done in March.Ha
I just wanted to compliment the players and coaching staff on their postgame
comments and realizing where they came short and where UNLV deserved to win.
good job, good game.
You aren't a BYU fan, right? You are a Ute fan or an Aggie fan that does not
like BYU trying to make BYU fans look bad aren't you? Seriously, "BYU won that
game.?" You do realize that BYU shot 16 percent more free throws than UNLV
right? You do realize that UNLV defended better and shot better, right? You do
realize BYU shot twice as many free throws at home as UNLV (24-12) don't you?
UNM did shoot more free throws on their court (not 100 percent more) but that
couldn't be from them taking it to the hole and attacking the defense though? I
am not a Ute fan at all (I'll admit, I did like seeing them do well their years
in the final four and national championship game but I had just moved here
then), but I do like to come on here and read entertainment like your post!!!
RE:amber leaf | 5:23 p.m.Your comments are soooo out of bounds even
for the most delusional zoobie.. you must be a Utah troll.
"I am not a Ute fan."I see, you're simply a BYU hater.Congrats!That's even more pathetic.YOUR ATTITUDE
proves everything about you.You're not really even a New Mexico.Instead of finding a New Mexico blog to discuss the game, during he
NM/SDSU game I might add, you're on here beating your chest about imaginary
You are right! The nap will be a big win for the "Kitty" when they next play the
utes. Coach B will be running the sideline like a chicken with his head cut off.
UNLV won the battle, but the war is still ahead of all of us (except Utah, maybe
they will make it to the Stake Bball invitational). Our ward over 40 team can
put up a game against the mighty utes!!!
and... U STINK and... BYU mega fan. You folks are really cracking me up! Sooo
entertaining! They looked past you... they were on their own floor (and had 7
less free throws), they will never shoot that well again! Seriously, I am not a
Ute fan. I just live here and enjoy my weekly entertainment reading these
forums! As a matter of fact... here is my desire... 1) UNM 2) UNLV 3) BYU and
hoping that the highest seeded MWC team in the tournament (even if it is BYU)
makes the sweet 16! Unless they play Kansas of course!!!
MEOW MEOW MEOW!!! There there stop your Y-ning
don't you think. BYU had a really bad day, a bad game, and deserved to lose, the
way they played and the way UNLV out played them. The Y couldn't overcome the
shock and get balanced again. BUT, Yew Yewt trolls are embarrassing
yourselves with all the zoobie trash. The way you have played all year is just
like the Y played for this one UNLV game. You have done nothing but choke and
die all season and have the nerve to poke fun at the Y for having a bad game.
But then, you don't need a real reason to poke do you, just a stick, and a
pathetic, nasty disposition. Grow up
Hilarious!!! You actually assume that everyone that enjoys coming on here and
talking smack is a Utah fan! I AM NOT a Utah fan!!! As many of us here are
not... saw Lobo fans, Aggie fans, Jayhawk fans. You want to know why we come on
here and comment like this??? Do you really... honestly... want to know the
truth??? Because your attitude makes it so much fun to do so! And regarding
"Losers." You say you are not a BYU fan and I have to take your word for it
but... have you not noticed this same behavior from BYU fans when the roles are
reversed? You say you aren't a BYU fan but you only comment on "people here"
"who attack those who are doing well and set high goals and standards." You
folks just don't understand how fun and entertaining this is to be a neutral
here who moved to the area and is not a true fan of either school (until they
play in the NCAA tournament not against one of my favorite Big 12 schools that
Rose should be canned! kicked out the door NOW.Go
and we'll admit that. No, they did not look like the 12th best team in the
country.But Ute trolls trying to point to their team's win over UNLV
are just silly. As a poster said above, Utah is irrelevant this year. At least
BYU is going to the NCAA tourney, and Utah won't even make the NIT.So stop making yourselves look like envious younger brothers reveling in your
big bros' woes. At least our SEASON is still worth talking about. Sheesh.
Live by the 3, Die by the 3.Good Game Plan, but outscoring your
opponent does not always work.
"the "loser" Utes beat the Rebels in Vegas... "Catchy nickname, but
with all of the experience the Utes are getting at losing, it just might
stick.The "loser" Utes simply caught the Rebels napping after their
big wins at NM and against SDSU. A team as pathetic as the Utes is easy to
overlook. Since steaing one in Vegas, however, the Utes have proven
what kind of a team they and their fans really are...losers.
That troll who suggested the utes had a better football recruiting class really
hit a nerve with the Cougar fan? Just an interesting observation.....
BYU all season long has been overrated. And Jimmer is nothing. He's a flopper,
whiner and expects every call. I was at the game and was wondering how, just how
is this kid doing what he does offensively and now I saw it. He drives to the
basket, gets a phantom foul and goes to the line. NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL by BYU or
Jimmer. Wait, do you hear that. It's the sound of BYU getting ready for its
annual year end collapse (aka CHOKE). They'll make it to the NCAA and then lose
their first game again. I can't believe how overrated they are - its got to be
that not many of the people that do the rankings have seen their games. They're
just not good.
BYU won that game. They won the last eight minutes of the first half and the
entire second half. The Cougars are obviously the better team and the best team
in the Mountain West Conference. I hope the conference officials will look into
the unfair advantage teams like New Mexico and UNLV have on their home courts
and do something to even things out. Most of the fans in Las Vegas shouldn't be
allowed into the game. BYU would easily win that game on a neutral court. Being
the best team in the conference, BYU shouldn't be subject to facing unfair
advantages given to other teams when it is the Cougars who are recognized on the
national scene and have the best chance of winning the National Championship. It
is in the conferences best interests that BYU go undefeated.
BYU does not match up well against UNLV and UTAH does. ALso, this was suppose
to be a rebuilding year at UNLV after losing 3 of our top players from last
year. The bottom line - BYU has peaked and UNLV is still growing in experience
and maturity. Utah - don't expect to see the same team you played in Vegas
earlier this year. And don't expect the same result.
When I predicted a BYU defeat earlier in the week, I was called crazy. There
was no way BYU was going to win in Vegas. BYU is great at home and average on
the road against good opponents. Problem is the NCAA tournament is on the road.
Coach Rose has got to ask himself why he doesn't get his teams ready for the
critical games.He is a fine man, good coach. But he get's out
coached by Lon every time.
And "Ute Fan Comments." I am not a Ute fan. I come on here and comment for one
reason... YOUR ATTITUDE! You ask for it and you make it fun to be able to do
this! My two favorite teams are not in the MWC and my favorite team in the MWC
is UNM! Funny how you say "BYU will be 14-2 and UNM will be 14-4!" I have news
for you! Not if (notice I said IF not WHEN) UNM hands it to you on your home
floor! I don't say "when" because even though this is anonymous, I don't want
to state something like that and be embarrassed when (if) it doesn't happen!
Even if I am the only one that knows! I am sorry but you folks make is sooo
much fun to talk smack and tease you. Yes indeed!
you ute fans just dont get it....we beat good teams!!!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS
LOSE TO TERRIBLE TEAMS!!!! good game against CSU haha whatta joke. the cougs
will bounce back next week!
Meaning ute fans. Sure you beat UNLV, but they looked past the u as they are a
cellar dweller in the conf. It is much easier to get up for a game against a
ranked team. I am not shocked the cougs lost this one but I see no more games on
the schedule that should be a problem for the cougs and they will end the
regular sason with just two loses. I also hate how ESPN only shows
highlights of BYU when they lose.
Oh no you byu fans do it all the time, trash talk on a Utah story that has
nothing to do with you.Like I said you can`t take what you dish out
Yners, so expect it all the time when you guys stumble and fall flat on your
face, there will be a boot with a Utes logo on it to kick you right back down
when you try to get back up!!!
What actually goes on in your little yewt brains, but head to head, pretty sure
you lost to the Cougs. And by the way, I'd take the Y's recruiting class any day
How many points did Utah beat the Rebles ( in Vegas baby)????Just
Hey I got and idea! Let's talk about the '84 "NC" game. LOLI'll
predict a 12 or 13 seed.
UNLV was definitely the better team today. They shot lights out and BYU's
defense was not very good. BYU will still win the conference with UNLV second
and NM third. Hopefully NM can beat UNLV in the conference tournament since I
don't think BYU will ever beat UNLV on their court. Definitely a match up
problem.Utes will still be trying to climb out of the cellar.
I agree with you! I will not make any excuses! They were really hot??? Yeah,
that's what happens when you don't defend well!! On their floor??? BYU shot
more free throws than they did and made quite a few more! Granted, BYU shot
more free throws because UNLV was more physical and defended more aggressively
but even with the 7 point deficit they probably came out on the plus side of
that defensive approach! No, BYU DID NOT play with fire, like a top 12 team,
with defensive intensity!
Here kitty kitty. Time for some warm milk and a nap.
Ya know what's funny is seeing all the losers and whiners on here attacking BYU
for losing a basketball game. The Utah fans and fans from any of the other
schools talk all the same when they are up and things are going well. The only
thing really notable here is all the people who are losers in the game of life
who attack those who are doing well and set high goals and standards. Not a BYU
fans here, just a neutral observation.
The Rebels shot lights out in the first half; disappointing loss for the
Cougars, but not unexpected. BYU is still in great shape; tied for 1st place in
the MWC with all of their tough road games finished.Didn't even
bother reading the jibberish from the Utah trolls. I'm not sure why they're even
spamming the blog with their inane comments. Utah's season is over.
Can we please not have any more games on Versus???!!! BYU football and
basketball have lost by a lot this year on Versus!! And by the way,
anyone can beat anyone in D1 basketball--or even D1 vs D2 (Southern Baptist) or
brand new D1 teams (Seattle U) or the Utes this year even beat that same UNLV
team @ UNLV. You anti-BYUers are unreal.
Why are you even on here posting? Utah is not even relevant.
Can't beat a good team on the road? UNLV almost did! All they needed to do was
not have BYU outscore them by 11 on free throws (i.e., only get outscored by 6
on free throws) and they would have handed it to the Cougars at home! I guess
what I am saying is most of what you said just sounds like excuses. How would
it feel to lose once and accept it without making excuses? Do you know what you
think of others when the make excuses when they don't perform? Well, guess what
we view you the same way! Go Aggies!
Love it.Church should be great tomorrow.
Just who passed BYU in recruiting???? It sure wasn't Utah.
When do the Cougar trolls show up?? I'm sure your knee deep looking up some
obscure zoobe stats to1) support why this blow-out is actually a good
thing.2) How this Zoobie lose is better than the Utes victory over the
Rebles in NV.3)How to incroporate "George is still running" into the
this is a team sport, and when you have depended so heavily on Jimmer being your
offensive power, you are bound to lose....and lose bad.BYU doesn't
have any decent post players. They all to often rely on outside shooting....that
wont win all the games, especially when you play a decent team.One
and Done.....typical NCAA tournament showing is what I predict.
Ute fans are commenting on a loss by BYU@UNLV. That is funny. BYU will end up
14-2, UNLV 13-3 and NM 14-4. Where will Utes end up. By the way, same record
Realtime RPI predicted when the conference schedule began. Also, recruiting, one
source has Utah slightly ahead of BYU with all other sources giving the edge to
BYU. I would not say that is a ringing endorsement for a win by Utah in
recruiting. By the way, there is little difference in fans between the two
Re: Golfer and Dear Ute Fans, seriously. Show some integrity! Utah fans aren't
boasting or claiming they have a good team (best in the western U.S. I think I
read) this year. They are weak this year and admit it! They know they fell on
their faces against CSU and got beat by a good performance at BYU! But does
that really make your loss today any better or different? Does it really make
you feel better to be a top 12 team and lose badly to an unranked team by
commenting on losses by an admittedly weak team? Really? I mean Really? If
so, I am glad it makes you feel better but at the same time, it is too bad that
it does! Honestly, your satisfaction should come from how your team performs
not how another team fails to perform! Go Aggies, Go Lobos!
Its funny how the Utah trolls are more interested in what happens to BYU than
how much their team really stinks. I guess you have to find your happiness
where you can get it.
I think this shows that the MWC has 3 teams that are pretty good and all very
similare. UNM, BYU and UNLV. And with the exception of SDSU after the top tier
of the league the rest of the teams are very weak. If they get 3 teams in this
year it will be interesting to see how they fare.
You pathetic byu fans can`t take what they dish out!!!
Give all the credit to UNLV and none to the Cougars. What a trashing! This
result just validates my contention that BYU is just horrible on the road when
the chips are down, as in all their losses (USU,UNM,UNLV). No athleticism, no
one to stop opposition scorers, shoddy passing, out of control play....UNREAL!
It also punctuates my views of bigtime B-Ball players don't come, and probably
can't gain admission to BYU. So why crow all the time about the program being
so wonderful? We need some meat on players down low, and some athletes who can
guard someone besides my Mother. This loss is devastating to the Cougars
chances for the conference title and the prospects for the season ending
tournaments. I am just totally disappointed at the result. Evidently, the team
missed Davies a lot more than I thought with his surgery, and the coaching staff
absolutely did not prepare this team for what happened in the first half. That
was just a joke getting down like that. What's the problem? Players that can't
get motivated enough to take care of business in the crunch is mindboggling.
I said it last week, If Jimmer was hot, they could still win on him, BUT Lon
Krueger gets his players ready. If the big men for the Y don't show up, theweakness is exposed.The Y can't be different than it's always
been. Heartbreak kids...
Say goodbye to a good seeding in the tourney and hello to another first round
hmmm, the "loser" Utes beat the Rebels in Vegas... what does this say about the
almighty Kittens?Let's hope the NCAA finds away of keeping the
Cougars out of the tourney. After all they're looking for decent teams to
Hey, Utah lost to BYU... does it matter... is it pertinent to today's game? BYU
fans were just stating the other day on another forum... "you can't live in the
past... what you did in the past doesn't matter, only what happens now!"
Interesting how BYU now wants to talk about last week or winning the conference
last year now that they are in jeopardy of losing it to New Mexico or UNLV this
year. Don't want to talk about BCS bowl games won last year or a few years ago
but want to talk about 1984. Oh, and by the way, I AM NOT a Utah fan! Go
Lobos, Go Rams, Go Jayhawks!!!
UNLV couldn't miss, and BYU was sloppy with the passing game. They tried to
force too much. But, I don't care who you are and how high your are ranked: you
can't beat a team on their home court when they shoot 70% behind the arc and
near 60%. They got up big and only had to hold on. Hard to come back from
that.In the end, it's just one loss. BYU has now played all their
tough road games and just needs to win out at home and beat the lower tier teams
on the road, and they'll win the conference.
Dave, how did the Utes do Wednesday at Home to CSU? Not to be rude but UNLV
seems to play their best against BYU. This isn't an excuse for the lose, as we
lost and UNLV deserves all the credit in the world. But if you watch them play
multiple games they seem to play at a much higher level against BYU than they do
against anyone else.
Over the years I have noticed that home teams playing in the afternoon often
build up huge leads and win. BYU has a good team, maybe still not ready for
prime time. I doubt BYU can beat UNLV in the tournament. They still have a good
chance to tie for champion.
Nice showing! BYU's three losses have come in games that are against NCAA-type
teams. Can we say one and done? What a Joke!
Dear Ute Fans:We all watched your last two games:BYU and
CSU.How did you fare?Seattle rings a bell too....can you
remind me what that score was? Does Seattle even have a basketball team?
do you think the cougars are the 12th ranked team in the country? hardly. so
fun to see them fall on their face....as usual.
Thank you UNLV for showing up those FAKERS!!!
BYU shot three more free throws at UNLV than UNLV did, and made seven more
total!!! And lost!!! BYU shot two more total field goals, four more three
pointers but had 8 less makes and 5 less threes! Looks like UNLV either
defended better, shot better or both. Another observation, UNLV loses by 4 at
BYU (where BYU shot twice as many free throws and made 11 MORE of them), BYU
loses by 14 at UNLV (with 7 more made free throws). UNLV is better than BYU....
on a neutral floor. Unfortunately we won't get to see on a neutral floor since
the MWC tournament is all home games for UNLV!
Get passed in football recruiting and then get blown out by the Rebels in
basketball.Can't wait till next week!
Well...a deep hole in the ground, and that is where the Yners went today!!!!!!
That was an old fashioned butt kicking, but we'll bounce back and hopefully even
the score with UNLV come tournament time.
UNLV just had one of those days. Everything they threw up went in. They would
have beat the Lakers in the first half of that game. Put it behind and move on.
My guess is that BYU will get another shot at UNLV in Vegas and I'll bet they
don't have another shooting night like that. Having said all that I was very
disappointed in BYU. They had almost no fight in them that first half to stop
the run from happening.
Hey Dave- how did the Utes do against BYU?
YES:) GO UNLV
Too bad the y doesn't play more often in Vegas. The team that showed up from
happy valley today shouldn't be in the top 20.
Wow!! Way to put up a fight today Zoobs. The really sad part is that you are
having arguably your best year ever and yet you are only tied for first place in
the MWC.Even the Utes beat UNLV on their home court this year.
Wow... real quite.Boast Boast LOSE!