Be scared. Be very very scared!
Good D and great rebounding. Can't wait for Saturday!
Very funny. The outcome of this game wasn't hard to anticipate as San Diego
State played their characteristic um... bad game. Anyone who took the time to
look out from under their dunce cap would have known this would be an easy game
for the Cougars. Jimmer lit up a fat one and BYU is easily one of the best teams
in the country. HaHaHa.
Congrats Cougs! Another double digit home win. Keep it up against the Lobos on
I was able to get an internet feed while monitoring a class.The
three J's did the job for the Cougars, but it was a team win too!One
game at a time is the key . . . I was worried about the Aztecs.Way
to go, men. Glad to see Utah top Air Force.
Solid win for BYU. A win on Saturday puts them in the driver's seat for the
conference reg. season championship.
If you look past the Lobos, you will be sorry.
and a gentleman...the kind of coach Utah should look for!
We'll dine on Lobo this Saturday and then cleanse the pallet with some Runnin
Utes next week.
One down, one to go for the MWC championship!The Marriott Center
will be rockin' Saturday Lobos!cya thenGoooooo COUGARS!
Great rebounding and defense. Concerned about Saturday against a more athletic
New Mexico team.One game at a time . . . . Utah will be
ready next week, but that game can take care of itself!The Three J's
took care of the offense!
Be scared? Why? We are expected to lose and have nothing to lose... what is
there to be scared of silly person??? Oh wait, I know, it sounded cool in your
head. By the way, good win tonight... big game, I thought San Diego State would
give you all you wanted and you beat them fairly soundly. Jimmer was solid, 26
points, yeah but 6 rebounds and 5 assists. As much as I hate to admit it...
and Saturday BYU will have more fans present than Utah has had for their home
conference games combined...two programs headed in the opposite direction
Saturday will be a great game. Hopefully UNM plays like they did against Air
force, and BYU also plays like they did against Air Force. :) Should be a
close, exciting game.
Rebounding and the trademark transition won it for the Cougars in front of their
own sell-out crowd for a sweep in the series against SDSU. And it was cool to
see it on CBS College Sports. Take it to the Lobos Saturday, BYU!
Cewgs - does it really matter whether you get a #4 seed or a #9 seed? One and
done is one and done no matter how you look at it. My Utes still
have as good of a chance at winning a tourney game as you doGo UTES
Nothing but silence from the haters. So, how many will BYU lose by Saturday?Lobos have no chance. Top 10 come Monday.
TDS - You're going to lose to New Mexico, us in SLC, probably the 2nd round of
the mwc tournament, get another #9 seed, and then well you know the rest.Don't book your march madness hotels past thursday
I'm a BYU fan and I think it is childish the way some BYU fans are bringing up
the failures of Utah in this article. Without any trash talk from Ute fans, you
guys are writing irrelevant posts. You are just as annoying as some of the
ignorant Ute fans. Just knock it off. Focus on BYU and its success.
What haters are you talking about? Are you asking for it? Ridiculous. You
people are filled with so much hate yourself you don't even think straight.
Then come on here asking for it and when you get it, you have the audacity to be
indignant! Silly really! Congratulations BYU... could have been a tough game.
Fredette was impressive... adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists!
I'm excited that I get to go to the game on Saturday. This will bring back
memories of Danny Ainge and Kresimir Cosic when the Marriott Center was really
Have no chance? What a silly comment!
Jimmer can take over a game the same way that Ainge did. But Jimmer has a really
good supporting cast. This is the best guard line ever for BYU.
Keep up the stupid comments.Where do you want the UTES to go?
Fellow Coug fans can rub it in the Yewts all we want, but truth be told, The
Utah game remains the toughest remaining on our schedule. If UNM
"finds a way to win," then we truly are pretenders. I VERY much doubt that will
happen. Why?Jimmer Fredette has the ability and focus to
take over a game when said game is in doubt.I honestly believe in
this group of players as a unified bunch, a committed group, a team with a true
star as well as a very capable cast that cares more about each other, cares more
about winning than they do about personal accolades--even those will certainly
come.I like rooting for team that is not only athletically good,
but also has enough maturity and humility win a lot of ball games.
BYU is easily the best of the conference. I don't want to hear any excuses from
fans of a team that is sub .500 wow. BYU is #1 and NM will fall by 18 to the us.
GO BYUGreat Win
The guard play of BYU is refreshing, some of the best in the land. Does anyone
else worry about our lack of inside offense?
"My Utes still have as good of a chance at winning a tourney game as you do"Uh, the only flaw in your little fantasy world is that it doesn't work
because your Yewts won't even be at the REAL tourney. So, while you're right
saying one and done is one and done, isn't that better than none and done?
There is absutely no reason why the Cougars should lose the rest of the season
and I am stoked! Forget the haters, they got nothing on us. Go
Great Game Cougars,I remember just a few years ago we were fliped in our
win-loss record.I love to see BYU beat Utah, but Utah will be back,just not this year.NM will be a difficult game, I am glad we are at
home.Now if we can just get the MWC to move the conf. T to the MC!
How many times do they get the ball? How can you be part of an offense when you
don't get the ball? The guards can pass it into them many more times in a game
and they chose to shoot or pass to another guard instead, who then shoots.
Was in town visiting and got tickets for the game. Man, I'd forgotten how fun
live bball is in the MC!Go COUGS!
Am I the only one that has noticed that Tyler Haws' outside shooting has dropped
off considerably in recent games? I like his hustle and beyond his years
ability to play, but I miss that additional threat from the outside. JT has
stepped it up considerably. If BYU has four confident outside shooters, they
become very difficult to defend and defeat. I wish them well as the season
winds down to tournament time. Regardless of how this season ends, this team
has been special to follow throughout the season.
I always wonder what game people are watching when they comment on the bigs for
BYU. After watching just a few times you can tell the offensive scheme is built
for the guards and the bigs scoring is just extra points. Their offense has so
few plays for the bigs and it's really just about them helping the guards get
open and score.
9:44pm, Bwahahahaha...what year are you living in?You got one thing
right: your team won't have a chance to win in the NCAA tournament this year.
Bye bye none and done.
Jackson Emery is all over the place - scoring the bucket and drawing the foul.
Different numbers, different skin color, that guy is amazing!!!
Good game for the Cougars tonight. They beat SDSU by 14. Good outside play and
good inside play in outrebounding SDSU. They simply played a good team and beat
them in all aspects. Coach Fisher was very complimentary about the Cougars
play. Get ready to play UNM now. One game at a time. Wish I was
travelling in Utah and had tickets as this game will be a battle, like a repeat
of the game at the Pit. Unlike that game, BYU will win this one in a close one
by 6.Go Cougars.
Rose has 37 loses in five seasons. Are you kidding? There are teams that are
approaching half that many loses sofar this partial season. Forget one and done.
Get your own team right before you start worrying about someone else's team.
Particularly when your team has only been to the tournament one time in that
BYU is the best team in the state. It's amazing! They lead many stats in the
nation, which adds to their success. BYU, Weber, and USU could all possibly get
in, with BYU being the highest seed and most likely to move on, if they actually
get a good draw. Keep it up!
I want to add my voice and ask for the all of the immature babies at BYU and the
U to stop whining and pointing fingers at each other. Honestly, you're like
little kids crying to their mom. The U, USU, and BYU are all great schools.
Some years one is better than another. Wake up! It will always be that way.
All of your "I'm better than you are" crying is getting really, really old. You
almost wonder if there is anyone grown up at either school.
Why are Ute fans talking trash on here and why are Y fans baiting them? Utah is
not even in the equation this year for the MWC championship nor the NCAA
tourney. Don't kick them while they're down. They're a non-issue. Biggest
game of the year is this Saturday against NM. Huge game.
NM BYU will be a good matchup. Finding ways to win involves invoking the right
strategies as well as general athleticism. That's what makes playing tough teams
so interesting. Looking forward to seeing how Coach Rose game plans the tough
games throughout the rest of the season.
Does it matter whether we get a #4 or 12 seed. Yea, just like the utes did last
year with a #5 and still got trounced by the 12 seed. I've seen this Cougar
team play and they're no 2009 version of the pathetic utes that lost to a # 12
seed. Too bad you have nothing to root for this year. Your football team was
third best in the conference and your b-ball team is looking at trying to avoid
the play in game for the MWC tourney. What a joke!!!
BYU basketball, hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I have watched BYU basketball for almost 40
years. In that length of time I have seen some pretty good teams. Most of
those years have ended in frustration and a feeling of "were good but not
great". That is the way I see the team this year, "good but not great". Right
now, I see the cougars losing in the conference tournament and making the NCAA
tournament and losing in the first round. BYU needs to be willing to go "Toe to
Toe" with whoever they play. It seems to me, BYU basketball players in general,
lack the toughness to compete at a realy high level. Sorry Cougs but your
going to have to make a believer out of me and that means, Conference tournament
champions, conference champions, and atleast two wins in the NCAA tournament.
GOOD LUCK !
Congratulations to BYU on beating SDSU. I'm a UNM fan and looking forward to
Saturday's game between the Cougars and the Lobos. UNM is the definite underdog
in this one, I just hope it's a good game. The Mountain West is a strong
conference, and I think BYU, UNM, SDSU, UNLV and maybe even one other team
deserve an NCAA bid, but we know that will never happen.
Get ready to play a real team that has actually beaten ranked teams BYU. Brace
yourself for a big Lobo beat down. Jimmer wont get his average. We're too fast
and athletic. Cougars are going down Saturday!!! Go Lobos!
Isn't it cool to be able to watch a game in HD every once in a while? Why is it that the BYU big guys can't dunk a ball when they need to? When you
have a team than has been blocking shots all night, just dunk the stinking ball.
As they said in Remember the Titans "Leave no doubt Herman!".Great
win, and great unselfish play throughout the night. Sat should be fun.
Hey Tony,Thanks for the good post. I also look forward
to a good game. Our family cheers on UNM except when they play BYU. Our son
played in the PIT a few years ago, and our trip to Albuquerque was great. Great
people, great city.I should be a great game.Good luck in
the NCAA tourney Lobos.
What team have you been watching? BYU is deep,talented and well coached. When
the game is on the line, any one of four players can step up. People who really
know basketball are calling the Cougars the best team in the west. Yes, they
stumbled twice, once at USU and again in Vegas, and yes, they may lose another
one before the tournament, but one and done is not likely in the cards this
year. Enjoy the ride.
Great game and win for BYU last night. I too was worried about the size and
athelticism mismatches, but BYU did what it is suppose too. Very impressive. I
have blue blooded, but I too, no matter how good this team has been thus far;
have butterflies thinking about the NCAA tourney. I don't care if BYU is a #2
or #12, they should win either way. Until they do, we will always be the
Buffalo Bills of the NFL (make the game, and always lose, never remembered for
the phenominal seasons).As for UNM fan (EL Camino)... don't forget
that Jimmer pimped slapped the Lobos for 27 on their home court. Don't know if
he'll do the same Saturday, but I doubt UNM will be the first to figure this kid
out? This game we will need the bench and other supporting cast to step up.
Hey 'True Blue' you're a big phony. When you say, "Sorry Cougs" you reveal
you're not one of us. And 'Big Rich' who wants everyone to get along. You say
that Utah is a great school. In what?
BYU is turning up and heat...the players and coaching staff are really having a
great year. Coach Rose is a fine recruiter, has a deep and talented team, and is
one of the finest coaches in the nation. Fredette and Emery are special
players...Utah State has rebounded from a shaky start and are on a
roll. Give them credit! They have been playing smart basketball and, as usual,
Coach Morrill is getting a maximum effort from his players. He and his staff
have transformed this group with a great system, and they are believing in
themselves again.Utah has underachieved...Coach Boylan is erratic as
are his players. With a record of 13-14, they are just as their record
indicates, a very average team, with very average talent, and a disappointing
coaching staff.I met a Go Utah friend in a mall parking lot
yesterday and noticed his BIG UTE FAN red hat stuffed in the back of his car,
under some tools and rags.Nuf said...
SDSU was supposed to be way more athletic than us and look where it got
them,can't wait for the beatdown of the wolf pups on Sat. in the MC.GO COUGS
Great win for BYU. A win on Saturday and BYU will be regular season conference
champions regardless of what happens in the rivalry game. I think this is
probably BYU's year to win out in vegas and make a run in the NCAA's, but I
don't criticize fans who, like me, are guardedly optomistic. If BYU loses to
UNM on Saturday or loses in the first (very unlikely) or second (very possible
if against UNLV) round in vegas then they'll be severely punished come seeding
time and a 7-9 seed makes that first round game a tough one. If, on the other
hand, BYU wins Saturday and then at least gets to the championship game in vegas
then we can safely assume BYU will be in the 3-6 seed range and probably win at
least one game in the NCAAs and possibly make a visit to the sweet 16. It's
clearly essential that BYU get the monkey of its back as the players play tight
in the NCAAs and a win would do wonders for the team's confidence, but it all
starts Saturday and in Vegas in my view.
Sound more like a disgruntled Ute fan. If you are a BYU fan, find a new
team.BYU really looks good. I'm not counting on a NC but they just
beat a very athletic SDSU who have really been on a roll. BYU are not athletic
but they are very skilled and shoot very well. I bet SDSU wishes they could
shoot as well. Go Cougs. Big game Saturday.
You may have been watching BYU basketball for 40 years, but you're either a
crimson-glasses wearing Utah fan or an Eyeore-glass-half-full BYU fan.In either case, you are obviously lacking in basketball analysis skills
because this is THE BEST BYU basketball team since the Danny Ainge led 1981
team.The Cougars are talented, well-coached, and have great team
chemistry.BYU is not only beating their opponents, the Cougars are
DOMINATING most of them.Wake up and smell the Postum because you're
missing a great BYU basketball team.
I've read many comments from MWC coaches and sportswriters claiming that the
Aztecs are the most athletic team in the MWC.It doesn't really
matter, though, since BYU's deadly outside shooting and transition game will
easily compensate for any "athletic advantage" the Lobos may have.Saturday's game will be what college basketball is all about. Two highly
ranked, skilled, well-coached teams playing for the MWC championship, easily THE
BIGGEST GAME in the history of the MWC.Fortunately for BYU, the
Cougars get to play this one on their home court where the Cougars haven't lost
to the Lobos since 2000.Lobo fans are in for an eye opener when they
see what the Marriott Center has planned for them on Saturday.cya
"In either case, you are obviously lacking in basketball analysis skills because
this is THE BEST BYU basketball team since the Danny Ainge led 1981 team."Kewg Basketball definition/One dimensional, smoke and
mirrors, gimmick, un athletic, afraid to get physical, propensity for epic
40 years, huh?....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm time to go see the eye doctor or let
those who know how to judge talent, do so.
How did Haws beat out Abouo for playing time? Remember at the beginning of the
season when Abouo was the starter. I think Abouo is a better player then Haws
and Abouo deserves more playing time. Why does Rose not give Abouo more playing
Cougs should beat a very good UNM team on Saturday. Big reasons: Bench play and
unique combination of efficient scorers and good defenders. BYU should be able
to win 2 games in the big dance as well.No one can stop Fridette
from getting a good shot.Emery's defense changes games by 10 points.Tavineri and Haws are great rebounders and will always stretch defences with
their good shooting.Our bigs are solid and very good at what they do.
Solid rebounders and can score if the offense stalls. Miles hits his free throws
consistantly as opposed to last year. Abuao is very phyical and will out rebound
much larger players. Not many teams nationwide cause me to worry except maybe
Syracuse. Bring on Duke, Vilinova, kentucky, and Purdue, Ohio State would run
out of gas playing BYU.This is not your old BYU team with weak players in
key spots, everyone on this team knows his role and are efficient at one or two
componants of the game. Cougers a #3or #4 seed and a Sweet 16, if they play in
the West-a final 8.
Abouo is a good role player. He is not a starter! Tyler Haws is much better.
"One dimensional, smoke and mirrors, gimmick, un athletic, afraid to get
physical (except for Marshall's suckerpunch), propensity for epic failure."Your description of this year's team is spot on...except
that it's the Utes that you're describing!No
worries, it's common for people to project their own short-comings onto others
just to make themselves feel better.
If you were a head basketball coach that had won 78% of his games the last 5
seasons and soon to be 4 straight MWC championships, you'd understand.Abouo is a good player and it wouldn't be surprising to see him starting next
season; but this season, Haws played his way into the starting role and you
don't start fiddling with starting lineups at the end of the season just because
a player has a couple of off nights.
We'll be cheering you on to a great old fashion beat down of the kewgs in the
Marriott wharehouse Saturday. That roar you hear from up north will be Ute
Nation celebrating your victory over the one dimentional unathletic zoobies. Go
New Mexico, and oh yes GO UTES!!! We'll apply our beat down next week! Oh Yeah!
i like the comment of big rich.stop cry about how good you are and let it play
out on the court.im a byu fan from wy. you guys act like a bunch of little kids.
"That roar you hear from up north will be Ute Nation celebrating your victory
over the one dimentional unathletic zoobies." Funny, I don't think
anyone can even hear a roar in SLC when they are playing there...
Poor little yetwies. Ever so hopeful the Cougars will lose in football and
basketball and, yes, once in a while they get their wish...but not nearly as
often as they'd like. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
If cougar fans think they are more athletic than the Lobos or the Aztecs you are
dreaming!! I do think BYU has a better team though due to fundamentals,
shooting, and team play. Sorry, but no one on BYU's squad wows me as being
I like our three top teams this year and I love their chances of putting the
slap down on the Big East or ACC and Big 12. Im a lobo fan but I like how our
two fan bases stay classy for Sat meeting.Its gonna be a heck of a
game!Go LOBOSGo CougarsGo RebelsSorry Aztecs
good luck in the NIT
The slow and unathletic Cougars once again beat another quick athletic team. I
hope Coach Rose and his assistants keep recruting these slow unathletic guys for
years to come. Although I would like to see another Trent Plaisted type player
in the middle sometime soon.
Utes fans pulling for lobos,dimensional,not "dimentional" you genius.typical
manifestation of Ute educashun.
It would be nice if BYU wins the tourney, but it is much more important to win
the regular season title. I don't mean to sound like Big Rick when he was at the
U, who basically said it was a joke. The higher seeding will come
from winning the next 3 games, making it a 4-peat and outright this year. I have a question on MWC seeding. If BYU wins out, they will be the #1
seed, UNM #2, but who will be #3? UNLV and SDSU will win out and be tied at
11-5. What is the tie-breaker? A coin-flip?I have been the the
Vegas-invite every year. It is easier to knock off the Rebels earlier. If you
can get them in the quarters or semis, it is less of a home crowd. As teams
lose, a lot see to locals. The fans who stay root against BYU and become rebel
fans anyway. If UNLV gets the #4, I would much rather play them in the semis
than the final.
Re: Utes Fans Pulling For Lobos: As much as I'd like to explain why you're a
hater rather than a fan for cheering against BYU, I have to just give you props
for actually admitting to being a Ute fan. Most of your collegues are too
embarrased of your sorry program to even admit they're Utes so they post as
SDSU, UNM or even CSU fans (because we know the DesNews readership in those
regions is off the charts). I commend you for your bravery, not your
intelligence (you are a ute fan afterall), but definitely for your bravery. You
sir, deserve a nice refreshing bud light. A lesser fan would pretend he's
someone else (like a fan for a MWC team that isn't fighting for its life to stay
out of the play-in game in Vegas). So I salute you my little yewt sister. Post
on my team's articles any time you want.
To "UNM" and others talking about the "unathletic" BYU team: I guess you guys
are not reading or understanding what everyone is saying. BYU is NOT considered
more "athletic" than maybe UNM, SDSU or UNLV but we've beaten 2 out of three of
them. BUT...numerous opposing coaches say that BYU's strength is
their transition game. We can run their butts up and down the court and out the
door--like they did to San Diego State (a more athletic team) so go figure!
Bottom line is that you better figure out a good way to beat a very good SLOWER
team on Saturday or you'll get your fannies handed to you! BYU has
only lost to UNLV and UNM on THEIR home floors. BYU gets UNM in Provo on
Saturday in front of a SOLD OUT Marriott Center crowd of 22,700 fans and UNM
will know they are in a big time game!
I just fell out of my chair laughing. Great post!
"Go New Mexico, and oh yes GO UTES!!!" Almost forgot about your own favorite
school?Wow, it is really getting bad at Utah. I'm starting to feel
really bad. When I used to with Utah would struggle, I never meant for it to be
like this. I'm sorry Utes.
UNLV would be the 3 and SDSU the 4 based on the fact that UNLV beat the 1 seed
once and SDSU got swept by the 1 seed.
Thank you...no really thank you. You simply summed up every person who "cheers"
for the utes. You simply root against others and not for your team. It all comes
down to motives and yours are bitter. I wish I could say I feel sorry for you,
but I don't. I wonder how you approach other facets of your life. Probably
Get used to it boys and girls, these so-called slow un-atheletic types you keep
referring to in your comments here, keep whooping your butts on and off the
fields/floors, where ever it might be. BYU has always been and will continue to
be the flagship school of this conference whether it was the WAC before, or the
MWC today, or wherever the play. Get use to being 2nd fiddle, and everything you
do when facing the Cougars. When you have won 40% of all the sport championships
over the years (MWC), consistantly place in the TOP-25 of the Sears-cup, and
have more nationally recognized athletic accomplishments on your resume (as BYU
does), will always conjure up the little yappy dogs (i.e. Utes, Lobos, Rebels,
Aztecs etc), nipping at your heels (BYU) will continue to whine and yelp and
cry, trying teardown and ridicule these "slow, white guys that can't compete w/
our superior atheletes" are consistently the ones on top of the standings. Keep
it going all you BYU wannabees, BYU owns you, and you know it. Otherwise, these
comment boards would be empty...Champions always command attention...Keep going
Hello? You basically are arguing with the same points I just made. I just
admitted that overall BYU is a better team, but overall athleticism is not their
strong point. This is why BYU has failed to win the past few years at the
dance. If the cougars don't shoot well and turn the ball over they are very
mediocre. If everything is clicking for them they could beat anyone out there.
Athleticism and speed can allow teams like UNM and UNLV to advance without
shooting the ball from the perimeter particularly well because they can bet you
off the dribble, go to the rack, and live at the foul line. I'll be the first
one to admit that the Lobos do not shoot the ball well from the perimeter. By
the way those of you accusing me of being a Ute fan, I grew up in NM, am LDS,
got married, and moved to Utah. I like all 3 teams, but UNM will always be my
Post 3:09 p.m. is the reason people don't like the cougars, why can't our
student body figure this out? Isn't humility taught at BYU? Lets be gracious
winners because it's not too long ago we only won one game in a season.
I know the BYU fans think they have a great crowd, and they are loud and there
are a lot of them, but they don't do anything. They play the fight song 100
times and they have no organized cheers. The best crowd is Utah State! When we
went up for the BYU/Utah State game I was amazed at what that crowd does.
That's what the BYU fans need to be doing!
BYU has won 76 of their last 78 games in the Marriott Center.I'll
take winning over having the "best organized cheers" ANYDAY!
Isn't it ironic that you tell everyone else to focus on BYU's success while you
don't? Your post is just as irrelevant as the next guys.
We don't care why people don't like us, just as long as they continue to not
like us is the important thing. You know which fans are like? Air Force fans.
That tell you anything?
You're right, our crowd is pretty week.Sincerely Wake Forrest
players that said that was as tough of an environment that there is in the
This is such a fun team to watch. I love the hustle, the effort, and the
I don't really think BYU needs pointers from Utah State on how to be a good
crowd. Those coordinated cheers are cute and all, but the MC gets plenty loud
when the game is going without having a cheer coordinator telling everyone what
to say. I'm really not trying to knock USU and it's a great atmosphere at the
Spectrum, I just don't think we need to steal their crowd behavior like we stole
I will hand it to Utah State and their organized cheering and loud crowd-one of
the toughest environments in the country. However, at 22,700
capacity in the Marriott Center versus 10,270 in the Spectrum in Logan...there's
no comparison. And that's why teams HATE to come to Provo!
If the standard of excellence of crowd behavior is the gutter speak coming out
of the Aggie student section, the Aggies are welcome to keep it in the
Spectrum.I'll take winning anyday, and being able to take my kids to
a basketball game without having to worry about an entire student section
shouting coordinated obscenities.The noise coming from the Aggie
student section in the ESA last year was impressive.The content was
an embarrassment for a Utah school.
Way too many ignorant posts on how Un-Athletic BYU is. Really? What are you
trying to say? Too many white dudes? Give me a break. Have you
watched them play? I think the majority of the posts are from people who either
are completely clueless, or have never watched BYU play this year. Lets see BYU is on the top of the MWC stats in almost everything like
shooting, 3-pt shooting, assists etc. Now lets look at the stats
most experts recognize as the 'athletic' stats. BYU is #1 in Steals, #3 in
Defense, #3 in offensive rebounding (#1 in defensive rebounds), #3 in blocked
shots. HmmmmIndividuals. Emery #1 in steals, JT #2, Hartsock is #2
in blocks. Have you seen them play... they look pretty athletic to me. Speed...
have you seen Lloyd Jr play? Looks slow to me. LOL. Have you seen Davies or
Abouo play? You make it sound like BYU has a bunch of slow white dudes camping
out on the 3 pt line. Not the case. Kind of funny when you look at
the most minutes played and there is NOT ONE BYU player in the Top 10.
You're really cheering against the team that gave you your only quality win?It probably won't make any difference, since that Aggies pretty much
have to win the WAC tourney to get an invite to the Big Dance anyway.While the Cougars, that team the Aggies snuck past waaaay back in December in
the Spectrum, are already a lock of the NCAA tournament.
I couldn't agree more with the post from "Athletic" at 4:55 pm. People need to
define athletic. Here are dictionary definitions: 1. physically active
and strong; good at athletics or sports: an athletic child.2. of, like, or
befitting an athlete.3. of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of
physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: athletic
sports; athletic training.4. for athletics: an athletic field.5.
Psychology. (of a physical type) having a sturdy build or well-proportioned body
structure.Compare asthenic (def. 2), pyknic (def. 1).Which of the
above definitions does not apply to BYU players? They are certainly skilled at
playing basketball, which is what counts. Perhaps people are referring to
definition #5, which boils down to how they look. Who cares about how they
look, it is how they play that counts. Greatest player that I ever personally
saw play was Jerry West. If you saw him on the street you would not say that he
looked like a great athlete... but, what a player!!!
We whipped you ladies at the spectrum. You can't beat a quality team like Utah
State. I was at that game, it was loud. It was louder than you 22,000 fans
singing pop corn popping on the nacho tree last night. The aggies are the pride
of the state. BYU fans just can't stand being second fiddle to a smaller school
that is from the WAC. Oh year, next year you are going down against us in
football too. Aggies RULE!!!
#3- involving the use of physical SKILLS or CAPABILITIES, as strength, AGILITY,
or stamina. I think you well-know where BYU lacks in athleticism. To say that
BYU is more athletic than New Mexico is foolish. They definitely are faster,
more agile, and explosive. They just can't shoot the rock.
Here's an example: who's more athletic Ronnie Brewer or Kyle Korver? This is a
good analogy for New Mexico and BYU. Brewer- extremely athletic, can't shoot
the ball. Korver- pure shooter, athletic in his own sphere but you would never
say that he is more athletic than Brewer.
Bob in Boise: Regarding Haws outsiding shooting; I have mentioned
the huge dropoff of Haws' outside shooting a couple of times now. He missed 7
or 8 two games ago and was 0 for 6 outside shots against SDSU. Good thing he has
made some layups and free throws.Haws will need to hit some shots in
the upcoming tournaments for BYU to get successful.
We've got two perfect examples of annoying Aggie and Ute fans. Aggies4Life
seems to have convinced himself USU is the best team in the state because his
team beat BYU on an off night at the Spectrum. Nevermind RPI, Rankings,
Records, or the fact that you lost to a sub .500 Utah team that BYU beat, you've
convinced yourself of your own superiority and now you're so dilusional you are
predicting a win in football. Aggies are just good enough this year to be
annoying, but still largely irrelevant on the Utah sports scene and now you're
trying to discount your ONLY quality victory this season by bashing BYU. Ute fans pulling for Lobos is just a typical Ute hater. Nothing to
cheer for, just against. As difficult as it is sometimes with
annoying fans like these, I actually cheer for all Utah teams including both USU
and Utah, but I know ya'll are too insecure to do the same and I really don't
care if you cheer against BYU. We're used to dealing with your sorry
inferiority complexes, it's just funny you can't see it.
I call all UTE fans to root for NM on Saturday!!Shut their arrogant
Dude, where have you been the last thirty years? All Ute fans already DO root
for NM, or any other team that plays BYU, so you are preaching to the choir my
friend. Nothing you say is going to influence the outcome of the game unless
there were hundreds of ute fans pathetic enough to actually buy tickets to the
game just to root against BYU. Possible, but not likely.
dittoUtah AlumBYU Fan
Haws does so much more for this team than score even though he is averaging
almost 12 pts a game and is the #1 FT shooter in the Conference. Over the past
three games,Haws is 9/27 and 18-18 from the line scoring 36 pts, 12 pts a game
avg with 15 rebounds, 8 assists 3 steals.Every's numbers are 15/24
and 9/13 from the line scoring 43 pts, 14 pts a game avg with 16 rebounds, 6
assists and 7 steals.Even though his shooting has been offf a bit,
Haws is still shooting .509 from the field, 116/228 while Emery is 117/240 for
.488. Emery is averaging 12.4 through 29 games, Haws 11.7.Off night, I like the numbers that we get from both Haws and Emery. Coaches