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  • Mar 20
    March 20, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    K-State has "no chance" against Jimmer the Dribbler.

  • RE:The upsets that are happening
    March 19, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    You won't see Wofford play Duke. Duke is playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Happy?

  • Iowa Cougar Fan
    March 19, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    I agree wholeheartedly with the comments by Voice of Reason (5:40). The comments and bickering back and forth do nothing but show lack of maturity and thoughtfulness. Some are almost silly and have no basis in any type of factual data (e.g., there are few BYU fans outside Utah).

    I am not now and have never been a Ute fan, but I would certainly be rooting for them vigorously if they were in the tournament and not trying to diminish a win or think I am somehow promoting my team by belittling someone else.

    BYU will have a tough contest and will certainly be the underdog, but I think they are going to surprise lots of people with their toughness. Yes, they really do have a chance to win.

    Unfortunately, I am afraid my UNI team doesn't have much of a chance in their next game unless at least 2 outside shooters become almost unconscious and hit well over 50 percent from beyond the arc. One can only hope, but defense, not offense, has been their trademark this year (#2 overall). In the big dance, you also have to get hot at the right time.

  • Voice of reason
    March 19, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    Hey Coug's...here's a challenge. Let's please just ignore the negative comments. As we acknowledge, we just give credibility to the ignorance. It's starting to get out of hand and is actually quite embarrassing for both sides. We have enough to worry about with K-State tomorrow. Let's not allow them to contaminate our experience. Think about it...

  • Don't get used to it cewgs
    March 19, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    It will be another 20 years before you win another madness game.

    My guess - you'll end up 4th/5th in the league next year.

    New Mexico
    UNLV
    Utah
    SDSU/BYU

    Yes I know starters are returning. You've been "blessed" by the refs in half of your games though. Reality next year.

  • Love
    March 19, 2010 4:19 p.m.

    the upsets! Love the playoff system. March madness is great!

  • The upsets that are happening
    March 19, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    are crazy nonsense! Expand the field beyond 64? I say no, they need a BCS system! I don't want to see Wofford play Duke!!

  • RE:jfiaf2319
    March 19, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    That comment is about as smart as saying "If Boynten wouldn't have played for Florida BYU would have won by 30." Duh Loyd played superb, but that's what he's done for several games now. We've come to expect that punch off the bench. If he and Fredette can play well tomorrow and we can get some kind of contribution, anything, from Tavernari and the 3 bigs (Hartsock, Miles and Davies) inside BYU might actually stand a chance against K-State. If it's just the Fredette/Loyd show though it will likely be a long game...and Ute fans will hit the comment boards proclaiming their basketball program as better than BYU's again, like they have all season. Whether it's 31-5 or 30-6 tomorrow it will still have been a far far far better year in Provo than up on the hill! But hey, go ahead and keep hanging your future on Boylen's coaching. See where that gets you.

  • This tournament is great...
    March 19, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    ..even small teams get a shot.

    Sure wish Football did the same.

  • Final Four talk
    March 19, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    It wasn't started by the Daily Universe (BYU student paper) or even the Provo Herald but by national sportwriters looking for a news angle. So far, courtesy of BYU, it's working for them. It could happen if all of BYU's 7 or 8 top players bring their "A" game. That's why they call it "March Madness."

  • Mature Utah Fan
    March 19, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    On behalf of my fellow mature Utah Fans I want to first contratulate BYU. You represented our conference well.

    Second, I appologize for the less-than-mature and jealous Utah fans. They will grow up some day.

    Go as far as you can and represent the MWC and the state of Utah well. I for one will be cheering you on.

  • AFA FALCON FAN
    March 19, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    I read nothing of Utah in the article yet half of the posts are about BYU v UTAH. As I blogged earlier..."great job BYU" and I mean it. It is so painful to watch the hate and ridiculous responses about a BYU basketball game. Utah wasn't even there so ignore them and big News flash...BYU won...give them props.

    Incidentally there is a great article about Utah's NCAA and NIT national championship in 1943-44 and overcoming racial barriers - it is in the most recent sports illustrated.

    Go AFA Falcons

  • BYU fans
    March 19, 2010 12:56 p.m.

    When you spew hatred at your rivals how is that considered "bringing others to Christ" or the program is a "missionary tool"?

    It's pathetic to see byu fans stoop to the level of Utah fans.

    Remember who you represent.

  • Wyo Fan
    March 19, 2010 12:55 p.m.

    Congrats to the Cougars! Coach Rose is a class act, and he and his team deserve this win. Good luck against K-State.

  • Fragile egos
    March 19, 2010 12:31 p.m.

    There are only two reasons why non-BYU fans would even want to comment on an exciting NCAA tournament win for the Cougars:

    #1 To congratulate the Cougars on a well-deserved win

    #2 To try to minimize the win because of jealousy, hatred, and to protect their own fragile egos

    True fans are #1

    theEYEpatch and "one-and-done" are prime examples of #2

  • @ What's all... 9:45
    March 19, 2010 12:20 p.m.

    what color of paint? Don't throw out a generalization like that...I really like watching the red stuff but I would take basketball over plain white! Seriously, I am a Utah fan who graduated from Fresno State and roots for BYU when they are not playig Utah. I took a lot of flak for bad mouthing Trent Dilfer when he talked smack about BYU after the game his (and my) senior year. I just don't understand why fans of two schools that, in reality are very similar in academics, sports, and even demographics, have nothing but poison to share with each other...where is the love?

  • Re; THEeyepatch
    March 19, 2010 12:11 p.m.

    Where did you learn how to spell? The UofU?

  • I am a Ute
    March 19, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    whose basketball team looks and plays like, well, I should not insult the Delta Rabbits, but here I go, the Delta Rabbits could beat this team, and look much better also. How about some new uniforms for the Utes folks...send them a donation as they languish while watching the Y move on in the NCAA playoffs.

  • Question??
    March 19, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    One and Done,

    How Messed up Emotionally did BYU winning that game leave you??

  • Whew! 2 OTs to Win!
    March 19, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    One game in 17 years makes you the best! I'm impressed with the way the zoobs blew past Florida. And those who are talking about final four. . . . . . well no comment.

  • Nyer @ 9:45 a.m.
    March 19, 2010 11:01 a.m.

    I think basketball is more exciting that watching paint dry. I think most humans agree with me, and by most humans I mean very, very, close to 100% of humans.

  • What's all...
    March 19, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    ...the fuss about? Basketball is as boring as watching paint dry. It's a joke. All you folks getting excited over basketball need to get a life.

  • RE: HENRY DRUMMOND
    March 19, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    Florida plays in the SEC not the ACC. Still respectable. I'm sure you're a big basketball fan and that was just a typo. The 'A' and 'C' are on the same side of the keyboard as the 'S' and 'E'.

    As one of the "few" BYU fans outside of Utah, ignoring all the people in my ward and the other 3 wards in my city which also include 2 or 3 Utah fans, it is releaving to finally beat an east coast team in a big game. Living on the east coast most people out here have no respect for any western school.

    To all the Anti-Utah comments and generalizations: go after the haters. I don't mind that, but don't say all the Utah fans are that way. I'm friends with every Utah fan I know and often we watch the rivalry games together. It's all in good fun. It has nothing to do with religion or simply being better people than others or being better fans. Does anyone imagine Elder Holland or Elder Oaks ragging on President Monson after this game? Give it a rest.

  • ????
    March 19, 2010 9:18 a.m.

    BYU and UNM win! SDSU plays Tennessee close. UNLV loses to Northern Iowa? Where's a home court when you need one?

  • Life long Utah fan
    March 19, 2010 9:15 a.m.

    Loved the game way to go kougs! I can't wait to watch you next week I got you deep in my bracket. And go new Mexico!!

  • Gary
    March 19, 2010 9:13 a.m.

    I wouldn't want to roll around on the floor of any locker room I've ever been in....

  • Re: Utes still better | 4:41 p.m
    March 19, 2010 9:10 a.m.

    You're team couldn't beat anyone right now now. They quit before they even took the court for their last three games. A coaching change is coming, and they know it.

  • Yeah, right
    March 19, 2010 9:05 a.m.

    All the Cryin' Utes prophesying "one and done" coming back on here and saying "yeah, but it wasn't a good win, it wasn't a good team, yada yada yada" are just showing what poor sports they truly are.

    BYU won, all games in the NCAA are good games, and it sounds like the utes are just jealous babies.

    What about all of the #4's that get upset by #13's? Were they bad teams that should have won, or is it only the Cougars who you ever think are undeserving?

    Yeah, right.

    We won, you didn't even get invited. That's all.

  • Re: Death to the Monkey | 5:07 p
    March 19, 2010 9:04 a.m.

    Look out Yewts! The Monkey is looking for a new back to climb onto, and you are looking good. When was the last time you made the tournament? ...and last year doesn't count. If the Cougs can't count one-and-dones, you can't either.

  • 2 moreThan U
    March 19, 2010 8:59 a.m.

    For what it is worth. KState played in the NIT last year and lost to SDSU by 18. Florida also played in the NIT last year and lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champions Penn State.

    We can beat KState. Go Cougs!

  • Re: THEeyepatch | 5:35 a.m. Marc
    March 19, 2010 8:56 a.m.

    Your fragile ego is showing

  • U of U Grad
    March 19, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    I've seen some comments here about Florida being the last team selected to the tourney. While that may be true the implication is that this means they were the worst team of the 64 just because they were the final one picked. This premise is false.

    The committee fills the top slots with the best teams and the lower slots with the lower rated teams who happened to win their lesser-known conference's automatic bid. This leaves the middle to be filled with the best of the rest.

    Florida is a solid 20+ win team from a solid conference. The fact that the committee decided to include them in the NCAA tournament (instead of leaving them to the NIT) says a lot for that team.

  • Cougs
    March 19, 2010 8:50 a.m.

    Great day to be a Cougar!

  • Too funny
    March 19, 2010 8:49 a.m.

    It's hilarious reading these comments from the whining utah fans trying to diminish BYU's win with their "logic" and whatever other reasons make sense to them (but to no one else). Their comments are absolutely DRIPPING with jealousy! Hey yewt fans are u guys and your clown coach and his team all enjoying the view from your couches? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Just lovin' it.

    Go Cougars, best of luck in the next one against K State! That will be a tough game.

  • citizen16
    March 19, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    Great game yesterday! Finally! And reading so many comments from Yewt fans is a reminder that Max Hall was right. And I agree with everything he said. Go Cougars!

  • Henry Drummond
    March 19, 2010 7:43 a.m.

    Congrats to the TDS. Any win over the ACC is great for the conference.

  • jfiaf2319
    March 19, 2010 7:37 a.m.

    Everyone is proclaiming Fredette as the second coming but truth is, if Loyd wasn't there, Fredette and the rest of the Cougars are watching the second round on TV.

    Loyd was the player of the game hands down IMO.

  • Eddie
    March 19, 2010 7:04 a.m.

    To: Top 32 @ 11:15 p.m.
    "Way to go BYU! You made the final 32 teams! If you feel this good after winning one game in the tourney you get a glimpse of what it was like for Utah to make the Final 4."

    Way to go Utah, You finally went undefeated in football a couple of years ago and didn't win the national championship! If you felt that good after the season, you get a glimpse of what it was like for BYU to actually win a National Championship.

    Give it a rest Ute fans. You didn't make it this year and the future is in doubt with your current coach. We embarassed you this year, so just get over it and hope for a better next year. If you want to live in the past, then everyone gets to live what they want in the past. The present is the only thing that matters.

  • The Amazing Ute Fan....
    March 19, 2010 6:50 a.m.

    The Ute fans continue to amaze me. The U basketball team is lousy. The U fan is lousy. Get over it Utes. BYU is simply better and has class.

  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    I disagree. If they expand the NCAA tournament, the Yewts will definitely have a chance to make the NIT.

  • rdha
    March 19, 2010 6:35 a.m.

    That's fantastic!!!! GO COUGARS!!!!

  • Re: Anonymous | 1:22 a.m. March
    March 19, 2010 6:34 a.m.

    If and when they expand the NCAA tournament to 96 teams, the Yewts will still be sitting at home.

  • DennyG
    March 19, 2010 5:56 a.m.

    There are very few BYU fans outside of Utah.

  • THEeyepatch
    March 19, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    @Thank You Haters | 1:18 p.m. March 18, 2010
    I sincerely hope that all of the "one and done" Ute Fans (aka Cougar haters) go back to their mommies crying their eyes out. They have suffered yet another blow to their fragile egos and immature emotions now that the Cougars won.

    I don't know what your talking about crying to mommies. Is that what you do, anyway, a double overtime win against an unranked FOURTH best team in the SEC East. Very impressive, I must say, the bubble team gave the storied BYU Cougars a double overtime run for their money. And talk about immature emotions, seems that your attacking Ute fan because the Cougars finally won a game, GROW UP! Seems that your the one with the fragile ego, why else would you care what Ute fan thinks? Your exactly why I pick on Cougar fans, because you make it way to easy. All I have to say now is.... GO WILDCATS!

  • Outside Utah Cougar
    March 19, 2010 2:36 a.m.

    Re. Anonymous 131 p.m.

    There are many BYU fans outside the state of Utah!

  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    Wow congrats, you finally got a win in the first round after 17 years. Still doesn't mean much until you can advance deep in the tournament. After the way you guys looked against a team that should have been in the NIT, you won't go far. No worries, BYU has never been relevant in Basketball. You should be used to it by now.

  • Rose
    March 19, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Only thing I can think of is he likes certain players and that's who he wanted on the floor, regardless of what others were capable of. I've seen it this year with Davies and Miles, Abuouo and Haws and Loyd and Fredette. Other players were better certain games and he either didn't like it or can't adjust as much as he should and took them out and didn't let them back in. Certain things happend that forced his hand in relying on new guys and they came through! Good for them and hopefully Rose will stay with the better group, not just the ones he thinks he likes on the floor.

  • re: Rose...
    March 19, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    When you've coached your first Junior Jazz team to a winning record, maybe then, you'll be qualified to make an intelligent comment on Dave Rose's coaching.

    Until then, please just keep quiet about when and how Coach Rose should use one of the best players in the country.

  • Congrats
    March 18, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    Congrats to BYU on the tough win! Keep hanging in there. KS is certainly beatable.

    Good luck to Utah State in tomorrow's game!

  • wer
    March 18, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    With all due congratulations and respect to Coach Rose, why was Michael Loyd the #9 player on the team?

  • oldaggieman
    March 18, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    What would happen if Byu actualy had offensive plays, played some defense and could rebound. They might be a real good team. Good for you to win. Jimmer is the real deal, but my heck, run some set plays involving all five players. I have heard of a box and one on defense, not on offense. You cougars really need a good coach.

  • Celebrate
    March 18, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    all you want to BYU!

    You deserve it!

    And don't pay any attention to whether that bothers the juvenile little Utah fans who've been spamming your blog with their incessant "one-and-dones" all season long.

    The BYU hater's sacred cow is dead.

    Utah is now the most pathetic basketball program in the state.

    Weber State Alum

  • Top 32
    March 18, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Way to go BYU! You made the final 32 teams! If you feel this good after winning one game in the tourney you get a glimpse of what it was like for Utah to make the Final 4.

  • After watching
    March 18, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    TX lose in OT and NM nearly lose to MT, not to mention UNLV losing to NIowa and SDSU to TN, BYU does not look that bad.

    In fact they are getting a lot of comments on radio in Houston.

    I am not sure if Fredette decides to do it all himself because the offense gets stymied by the right defense or if he stops running the offense?

    Loyd also was a one man show also. Donovan (FL coach) is very smart and made several moves to stop BYU. Rose did a good job of coaching and adjusting.

    The BYU bigs HAVE to box out. If they get position they will do fine on rebounding. Hartsock played pretty well. The bigs have got to realize they are good enough, they belong. BYU plays a Euro style of ball. That can be a problem for teams used to a traditional style.

    BYU appears to be a blend of the Jazz with their fast break and PHO with their run and gun.

    It would really help if BYU actually ran the offense for more than a few minutes. The D was sporadically good.

  • CougarFan
    March 18, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    First - I'm not a Jimmer hater. I love good fundamentals. While Jimmer had a very good game overall, nobody can tell me that he doesn't hurt the team when he starts trying to do everything on his own. It causes the rest of the team to just stand around. He was trying too hard to draw fouls and as a result, he made some bad decisions at a pretty important time in the game. Hmmm, I am suddenly having flash backs of Karl Malone.

    A good win for the Cougs. They need to be able to come up with an answer for K State's bigs. Very athletic. Rebounding is less about talent and jumping ability and more about desire and fundamentals. Good rebounding fundamentals unfortunately seem to be lost.

    My suggestions:
    Push the ball when it's there for you.
    Show patience in your half court offense and pass the ball around.
    Block out, block out, block out.
    Play relaxed.

    Good luck on Saturday.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    Great coverage by Mr. Winterton as always. Thanks for the images.

  • Rose...
    March 18, 2010 9:50 p.m.

    needs to reign in Jimmer and pull him from the game when he goes into 1 on 5 mode. It is his responsibility.

    We looked best today when Jimmer was on the bench. Florida is the worst at-large team in the tournament. We would have beat them by 25 if we had been in mid-season form.

    The only way we have a chance against K-State is if Jimmer sits.

  • Hey 9:02
    March 18, 2010 9:35 p.m.

    Hey 9:02, my question is why is a Ute even Reading the sports page right now?

  • Cougars Fan
    March 18, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    Great win Cougars! Jimmer and Loyd were huge in this game. People who hate on Jimmer are completely clueless, he is an incredible player. If he decides to come back next season the Cougars will be very tough to beat again.

  • Voice of reason
    March 18, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    I hoped you would comment...Yes, congrats big time. I didn't see the game, but saw the score. You called it. To quote Frank Barone..."Holy Crap!" Let's push for SDSU now...they look like they could use it.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Wow, all of the BYU posts seem to be obsessed with the Utes! Come on, enjoy your win. It's been 17 years, and 7 first-round exits since you won an NCAA game. Since that time, the Utes have played in 5 Sweet 16's, including a national championship appearance. And you've won exactly one tournament game. I think if I were you, I'd hold off on all of the trash talk until you've won in the NCAA tournament with consistency.

  • Mar 18
    March 18, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    I think Jimmer should dribble more.

  • Iowa Cougar Fan
    March 18, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    Great win, BYU. Jimmer is AMAZING!

    In contrast to many others on the board, I think BYU does has a shot at K-State. There are a couple of nice matchups that favor BYU. It will be especially fun to watch the guard play.

    On a different note, I must congratulate Northern Iowa for a great game and win over UNLV. Voice of Reason, if you are listening, I hope you are big enough to congratulate UNI after all your trash talking.

  • TWO AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    is still pretty lame if thats the best you can ever do tds

  • Better lucky
    March 18, 2010 8:06 p.m.

    than sitting home!

  • Good job
    March 18, 2010 8:00 p.m.

    Good job Zoobs. Now act like you've been there before and stop running your mouths.

  • Eating crow.
    March 18, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    I am a lifelong U fan, and yes...I am eating crow. I honestly thought the Y would lose this game, especially at the end of regulation and during the first overtime. I don't know why I watched the game...it's kind of painful to watch the cougs have such an amazing season, and now to make some noise in the big dance. ESPN was going wild over Jimmer, although I would say Loyd was the real hero.
    As for my Utes, I really thinks its time we let Boylen go. I just don't see our program going anywhere over the next handful of years. In the meantime, I guess I'll pull for the conference.
    Here's to the MWC!!!

  • Provo Airport
    March 18, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    #1 | 5:12 p.m. March 18, 2010

    "It is great to be a Cougar! 'U' fans, this is what it feels like to be in the NCAA Tournament and to be owned by your arch rival!"

    ----------


    Simmer down Zoobies, its only one game just like OU last fall.

    Why is it that the Zoob nation now measures success as winning its rival?

    3 of 4 and 7 of 8 is meaningless if Utah has #2 ranking and Sweet 16 during that period. I don't think any Ute will trade that for 3-2 in Vegas and a 1-4 in the dance.

    Congrats to BYU but reality check is Saturday for reference see FSU @ LES.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    "RE: #1 | 7:11 p.m. March 18, 2010
    LOL!!

    Please no more airport celebrations for another 1-0 team."

    How about three parades for a football team that beat a 4-8 UNM team 10-7? Can we do that, because we need utah's permission, because they got dem selves da class. See the suit dat Boylen wers. He was married in dat suit.

    And Holmoe was not equating the win to a Superbowl. He was equating the wait-time for a goal to be reached.

    Serious, yewt fans are a dense group.

  • Yawn
    March 18, 2010 7:20 p.m.

    We keep beating Utah, they keep barking.

    Hey, Bar-B-Que at my house, then we can all watch the game on my Big Screen HDTV!!! Because our season is still going!!!

    Everyone who has posted is invited!

  • What is almost losing?
    March 18, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    What is almost winning? I looked it up at ESPN, and CBS Sports, and it's not there.

    It seems they only keep track of wins and losses.

    And there was no mention of "lucky wins"???

    Joe Paterno once said "I'd rather be lucky than good".

    I wonder what lucky is. Did BYU win and find a quarter, meet a cute girl, or pull the 6 on the river to make a "gut-shot" straight?

    Both teams missed shots. Were those that BYU missed bad, and Fla missed "lucky"?

    Wou;d you Ute fans run home now. Your moms are calling.

  • RE: #1
    March 18, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    LOL!!

    Please no more airport celebrations for another 1-0 team.

    Congrats to BYU but please lets not get carried away about final four talk.

  • Being Cute (yewtie cewtie)
    March 18, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    No, now cute is when a family gets their picture taken, walking along the beach, pants rolled up, barefoot in the sand, while the kids are shoveling sand into a bucket.

    Sort of like I picture the yewt coaches right now, walking barefoot in the sand with the players running and splashing each other, Henderson hitting one in the face without their seeing it coming, Drca tripping one from behind, while the fans are shoveling something, not sand, onto these boards.

    Thanks to "Utes4Ever | 5:07 p.m." for your compliment, and you're welcome for us not embarassing the conference. That was nice of you. And thanks to you yewts also for not embarassing the conference by being invited to the NIT or the CBI.

    See, things are fun when they are civil.

    It's fun being cute, I guess, as you break Florida's 12 game win streak, and prepare for the second round of "Big Dance". Wish you yewts were here.

    BTW, what is a droubt?

    I know this. BYU has won a game in the Tournament. When is the last time the yewts won a game? How many years now? 5?

    Sorry for your cutelessness...


    ScOrEbOaRd!!!

  • Finally Done
    March 18, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    In a round about way the 'Y' finally has beaten Urban Meyer. It's nice to get that monkey off our back too.

    Urban who?

  • Get Therapy
    March 18, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    Poor Ute fans. All they can do is watch the few Utah wins they've saved on the DVR, and Boylen's rant. And disguise their self-loathing with their criticism of a team that's on a whole other level. And pay $100/hr. for professional help. It's sad, so sad, to sit their trashing a team that schooled you, and is in the tourney.

  • That was so cute
    March 18, 2010 6:41 p.m.

    Kewgs win in the 1st round. Awe so cute.

    They have finally snapped their 17-year droubt. Cute.

    Did anyone mention tney needed two overtimes to do it against an aweful opponenent?

    So cute.

  • @I am not a Coug Fan
    March 18, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    O no! we "almost" lost the game! gasp! O wait, we won. It doesn't matter that we "almost" lost.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    The fact of it is yewts, while BYU is winning in the tournament your team of slow, unathletic and worthless white boys lead by a fool as a coach are sitting at home wishing it was them. Green with envy and lack of class utes.

  • great game cougars
    March 18, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    Coach Rose and BYU knew all you yewts were sitting at home on your couches before heading into work at McDonalds just waiting for them to lose so you can justify your awful team so they decided to let Florida catch up and take it into a couple OT's. No biggy, BYU wins and covers.

  • Ute fans
    March 18, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    keep on proving Max Hall correct, and they always will

  • I AM NOT A COUG FAN
    March 18, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    Yes I am a Ute! Boylen is terrible and we need to revamp a lot!

    BYU is good in a weird way. Fredette doesn't make ANYONE better and you NEVER have good post players. Your coaches are riding a wave and are lucky. Mark my words, if Jimmer scores 30 Saturday, BYU will lose by 15.

    Oh, and you were SO CLOSE to losing this game in regulation and OT. You might walk tall and have the typical false pride, but you know you almost choked the game away, and the coaches should feel the pressure.

  • Lucky????
    March 18, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    I have read the "lucky" comment several times on this sight. If the Cougs played that bad against a lesser team but still came out on top, just think if they played really good the next 5 games. You never know what could happen. One phrase to remember "It is better to be lucky some times than good". Nice job BYU. Good luck to you and all the rest of the MWC. Take it to the so called power house conferences.

  • Lots of Congrats
    March 18, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    on this board from Ute fans and Aggie fans. No Cougars seem to be able to read those ones though; they only seem to reply to posts they can find something to get offended at. Pathetic. Well congratulations anyways - to the BYU basketball team. Reading this board makes it hard to be happy for the fans, but congrats to the team. You guys played tough.

  • Duh
    March 18, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    A win is a win and if we can do it again on Saturday then good for the Cougs. Should be a great game. K-St is good and I can dream a little more. That's what all true fans do. As for the haters, just keep on hating and predicting, who cares. Sure BYU may lose sometime but at least we are representing.

  • @Utes4Ever
    March 18, 2010 6:03 p.m.

    You are classy, I hope Utah turns things around next year, the rivalry is so much more fun when we give each other a good fight! Good luck! Go cougars!

  • die hard
    March 18, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    WOW!!! that was a great game and even greater win!!!
    Looks like Jimmer may be able to make a check playing some ball!!
    Those were no slouches guarding him.
    GOOOOOOO Cougs!!
    Why do some of you respond to the EEWT stuff on these blogs??
    Does anyone care what they think or say, REALLY???

  • Who cares
    March 18, 2010 5:43 p.m.

    WHO cares about the Aggies? They are so starved for attention that they nip and nip and nip until you just want to turn around and kick em in the face.

    Bottom line is they are the WAC and BYU (and Utah for that matter) is the MWC. Two different conferences, two different worlds.

    I could care less if USU wins or loses.

  • Tar Heel fan
    March 18, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    My Carolina tar heels are history for this year,
    but will enjoy watching those sky blue BYU uniforms as they continue to pull off exciting games.

    Go Big Blue BYU

  • McNasty
    March 18, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    I am very glad the "one and done" mantra is now dead and gone. The 800 lb monkey/gorrila is off the cougars' backs. For the last 17 years I kind of related with Chicago Cubs fans.

    I prognosticate that since the monkey is now dead, the cougars will actually play much better in round 2.

    The next game is against a very good Kansas State team that ranks in the top 10 on offense and defense. The Cougs will need bring their A game, but Kansas State will need to bring their A game as well. The fact is simply that both teams are very good.

    BYU vs. Kanasas State could be the most entertaining and exciting game of the tournament.

    It would behoove all MWC fans to actually root for BYU, UNM, SDSU and UNLV. The MWC is and will continue to be compared to the "major" or "big" conferences. We, as a conference, have an opportunity to open eyes and hand teams from the majors their backsides on a silver platter. Think about it.

    GO BYU, Go UNM, Go SDSU, Go UNLV
    Go MWC

  • Seattle Stephen
    March 18, 2010 5:28 p.m.

    Being the last in the tourney doesn't mean being the worst team. Florida might have actually been the last team selected as an at-large team, but (for example) they're better than the automatically qualifying WAC champion.

    Florida is a decent team, no doubt about it. Anyone who says otherwise is simply a hater. Top 25 team? No, probably not, but a very good team anyway. BYU did a good job beating them. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. They're just jealous that their team is busy eating Twinkies and watching the NCAAs from the couch instead of from the court.

  • Re:re:re: Aggies we beat u
    March 18, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    Who said anything about hate????? They spout off and we can spout off right back...it is called talking smack. And if YOU are so offended by it don't come on our boards.

    I totally agree with the person calling you a hypocrit. Your title is really trying to rub in our face. I like USU but it is fans like you who make me want to cheer against your team. Don't ever think you are better than us until you come and play on OUR home floor....after all the U beat you didn't they.....

  • PP
    March 18, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    Utes still better | 4:41 p.m. March 18, 2010
    Stop the shouting. You won one game. Pretty weak if you celebrate after that. You're just barely better than the Utes this year - during a rebuilding year. We would have beaten Florida too
    -------
    I guess if you consider winning 16 more games (and counting) barely better and loosing by 20 on your home court then you know something I don't.

  • Re: Yewt Whine
    March 18, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    Interestingly there was one game in there that was not close.

    6 North Carolina State 75
    10 Utah 56

  • #1
    March 18, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    I've heard it said, and have always believed, that BYU 'is' the University of Utah. As good as it feels to get that Gorilla off our backs (17 years) it feels even better knowing that the 'U' is reeling in jealousy. The tide has turned and the cycle now favors the Cougars.

    Great to see Kenny, Digger and Vitale giving tons of praise/props to Rose and his courageous band of Cougars, over on ESPN. With the Cougars owning Utah anymore, it's only fitting that they knock off K-State then finish off their Final Four push in, are you ready for this, Salt Lake City.

    It is great to be a Cougar! 'U' fans, this is what it feels like to be in the NCAA Tournament and to be owned by your arch rival!

    Stay tuned.

  • Death to the Monkey
    March 18, 2010 5:07 p.m.

    No more Monkey jumping on our backs!!!!

  • Utes4Ever
    March 18, 2010 5:07 p.m.

    Utah fan here ...

    I hate swallowing my pride like this, but good game. Jimmer's wicked cross over to step back and nail the 3 point shot is nearly indefensible. Lloyd come through when most of the team was panicking. And Florida was no pushover.

    Thank you for not embarassing the MWC and getting that 7 game 1st round losing streak monkey off your back.

    K-State will be tough ...

  • Yewt whine
    March 18, 2010 5:00 p.m.

    "BYU should have beat them by more." "BYU got lucky". "Double Overtime?!?!"

    It's the NCAA Tournament!!!

    My favorite run to watch was back in 1983, NC State with jimmy V, Thurl, Whittenburg, Lowe, Charles, etc. son the close games all the way to the title.

    6 North Carolina State 69
    11 Pepperdine 67

    6 North Carolina State 71
    3 UNLV 70

    6 North Carolina State 75
    10 Utah 56

    1 Virginia 62
    6 North Carolina State 63

    E4 Georgia 60
    W6 North Carolina State 67

    W6 North Carolina State 54
    MW1 Houston 52

    Ute fans, just go back in your holes while BYU keeps the W's coming!

  • ball hogging
    March 18, 2010 4:57 p.m.

    I'll take Jimmer ball hogging and an NCAA tournament win any day of the week over the entire Poote season. Hey Poote fans? if you were watching. BYU wasn't the only team to squeek by today. a W is a W. Prepare for K-State and see what happens.

  • Two comments???
    March 18, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    From the same guy about haircuts?

    A mowhawk is fine. Just looking and begging for something to slam an emerging star about.

    Let's just be happy he didn't trip an All-American from behind, or smack someone in the face...

    (wait, that was a different team that represents well with returned missionaries, and class, and all that).

    NCAA, ya take the win and keep going.



  • wer
    March 18, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    A win is a win, but the team has got to play defense to advance any futher.

  • Utes still better
    March 18, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    Stop the shouting. You won one game. Pretty weak if you celebrate after that. You're just barely better than the Utes this year - during a rebuilding year. We would have beaten Florida too

  • RE: Max Hall wannabes
    March 18, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    Jimmer hates you too!

  • to Todd M.
    March 18, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    The only thing more classless than a typical classless yewt fan is a typical classless yewtah fan pretending to be a BYU fan. We all know BYU will lose to K-state. Two and done sounds a whole lot better than "almost .500"

    It's ok though, you guys are "rebuilding" huh?

    HA!

    Well done cougars

  • MT UTE
    March 18, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Congratulations cougars! That was a great game. Keep up the good work and continue representing the MWC.

  • just remember...
    March 18, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    30 win season!!! Sweet!!!!

  • to: to all 1:04 pm
    March 18, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    BYU is hardly considered the dominant 'sports' program in the state...

    Only in the last 5 years has BYU basketball shown consistency and been a regular Top 25 team.

    And the U went to the Dance last year, if you remember back that far.

    When the Y is going to the tournament every year and winning 1-2 games each time, then we can talk about some form of consistency. Dominance requires the body of work that teams put together over long periods of time (like the U from 1992-2004).

  • Remind me again
    March 18, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    A "W" is a "W" and an "L" is an "L"...

    That's the way it is, win and you play, lose and you go home. That's right Mr. NONE AND DONE, who went into his hole real fast.

    To those of you watching from your couch (The Utah coaching staff, players and fans), the NCAA tourney brings out the best of every team, including Fla. and their twelve game win streak. Those Fla. players gave everything they had, and came up short.

    BYU has a great team. Now they can focus on winning games.

    Jimmer is a stud. I wonder how many nights Kobe, Michael, et al. shoot 50% (not comparing players, but shooting percentages).

    What a fun season, what a fun four years not to be a yewtie cewtie with all their slogans and smack, and only one win on the turf to claim head to head.

  • Vegas Ute
    March 18, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    Way to go Cubers. It did my heart good to not see you get knocked out in the first round like usual.

    I'm still a Ute but I'll give you prop's.

  • gorm
    March 18, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    The current utes team couldn't win the WAC.

  • Ball hogging
    March 18, 2010 4:21 p.m.

    Without Jimmer's "ball hogging", BYU wouldn't have gotten past Florida.

    Did you ever consider that it was Jimmer's "ball hogging" and the effort that Florida was putting into stopping Jimmer, that opened the door for Loyd?

  • AFA FALCON FAN
    March 18, 2010 4:21 p.m.

    Very nice. Great, exciting game to watch. Loyd Jr. and Fredette performed some great hoops action. Congrats on the end of the "one and done" curse.

  • re: Typical COugar
    March 18, 2010 4:19 p.m.


    "Now I know why anti-depressant use is so high in Provo. You can't even just be happy for your team. You turn everything into a BYU v Utah arguemnt. Can you say "insecure"?"


    Umm I think it was the Utah fans bashing the Y for "squeeking by" that turned it into a Y/U argument

    Most of us Y fans are happy about the win - but if you want to be insecure AND bitter - that is your deal, not mine

  • Canadafan
    March 18, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    As a former Utah resident now out of state and as an alum of neither school, I can honestly say I cheer for both BYU and Utah. I missed Ainge's dash in '81 (mission) but stood and screamed at the TV when the refs robbed the Utes in '98 (remember Mottola's "charge", anybody?) The rivalry is quite a spectacle--and the way the fans go at it is kind of like watching UFC--nasty, violent and I LOVE it! Yes, it's a game--and the whining and bickering back and forth (by a minority, I think) is a wonderful, vibrant part of it. Mom, if you don't like UFC, change the channel!
    Now, as for the Cougs, go for it and give all of us a thrill Saturday--but I think it will need to be more than the Jimmer dribbling show then. By the way, his defence was a big factor down the stretch today, it you were watching.

  • re: Uath fan
    March 18, 2010 4:16 p.m.

    really???

  • TWO and AND BLUE
    March 18, 2010 4:15 p.m.

    THe problem is you have to play Kansas State. BYU squeeked by florida who I think was not that good this year. Surely not the florida teams of the past.

  • re: Utah fan
    March 18, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    your right! At Womans gymnastics. At Football and B-Ball, not so much. But that's OK. Mommy will read you a nice bedtime fairytale later, about the little utie that could.

  • Sure is quiet...
    March 18, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    ...up here at the U.

  • BYU vs UCLA
    March 18, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    In the second round in 1981, #6 BYU played #3 UCLA.

    The biggest difference 2010 BYU will have to face is that 1981 game was played on a truly neutral court on the East Coast, far away from BYU and UCLA.

    In the second round in 2010, #7 BYU will play #2 Kansas State in Oklahoma City, only a few hours drive from Kansas. Not only are the Kansas State fans in Oklahoma City, but the Kansas fans as well.

    The Cougars will have to deal with a raucous Kansas State crowd as well as a very good Kansas State team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

    The Cougars are good enough to beat Kansas State, but they're going to have to play their best game of the season to beat the Wildcats.

  • Why does JT even play?
    March 18, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    If it isn't obvious by now that JT is as bad as Miles than Rose is clueless. Freddy, Lloyd Jr., Emery, Hartsock or Davies, and Haws is the lineup to get things done.

  • Portland Coug
    March 18, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    Fantastic game. Sweet victory. Some observations:

    First, major props to Boynton from Florida - he really played out of his mind today. He left it all out on the court. Without him, Florida folds up with 8 min to play and loses by 20.

    Second, Fredette is clutch - I just love to watch that guy play. I wish he was more comfortable with his mid-range jump shot, so he wouldn't be so focused on drawing contact when he drives. A few 12-ft pull-up jumpers would actually lead to more contact when he actually does drive inside.

    Third, without Loyd, BYU doesn't win today. Pure and simple.

    Fourth, unless K-State can either shoot the lights out from 3-point range or they have a dominant big man, I expect a very close game on Saturday. Should be another good one.

    GO COUGS! It feels nice to have the Queen Mary off our backs.

  • Chris in Texas
    March 18, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    Wow! Fantastic game, Cougars! Good luck Saturday.

  • PP
    March 18, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    There are some fans (or maybe trolls) that are really strange. They slammed Max Hall all season long yet he ended up one of the best QBs in BYU history. They slammed John Beck his whole career yet he is good enough to be in the NFL and now they slam Jimmer who is the best player at BYU since Danny Ainge.

    He scored 37 points and shot 50% had 2 steals 3 assists and a block. If you think that is bad then you know nothing about basketball.

    Also, it was a lucky game - for Florida. They played probably their bast game of the year and still lost.

  • Al
    March 18, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    Although Emery's three pointer was huge, I think he is being negatively effected by Jimmer's "ball hogging." The thing I loved about Lyod today was that he wasn't worried who had the ball, or if anyone was hogging the ball -- he flat out took it to them whenever he got the ball. The efficiency of his touches were huge. Emery could improve his game by not thinking so much (obviously my opinion) and following Lyod's aggressive example.

  • Uath fan
    March 18, 2010 4:00 p.m.

    The UTES are better than b.y.u.

  • RE:Utah Fan
    March 18, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    No neener neener at all. The call out was to the hundreds of Y-Haters who have been chanting "one and done" relentlessly for weeks now.

    Even if BYU loses on Saturday the new chant will be "two and through, where were U?"

  • badlandscougar
    March 18, 2010 3:55 p.m.

    we have a great coach, he went to the final four when he played...in fact, he was in the championship game. you can coach so much the rest is up to the players. yeah!! go byu!!!it was fun watching some rm's running around out there hooping!

  • Elite Eight
    March 18, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    Time will tell if this is the best BYU Team ever. If Virginia hadn't had Ralph Sampson BYU would have won in 1981 and gone on to the Final Four, this team has everything that the 81 team did. One more and it is Sweet Sixteen in SLC and I sure hope any Utah fans at the E-Center will root for the Y! Just because I cannot stand the Utes in MWC games doesn't mean I didnt root for them in the Sugar Bowl or when they play in any non-conference games. The way this turned out may be a blessing in disguise and tested the team. I expect and hope they come out on fire and put away K-State early...BYU fans will also have the support of Kansas fans since they HATE K- St.

    Go Cougars --> Final Four

  • gorm
    March 18, 2010 3:46 p.m.

    Donavon is the most overated coach in the tourney he can't win with his own recruits.

  • Who's we?
    March 18, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    "Even though we are average in coaching,..."

    Who's we? Utah troll!

    Coach Rose is one of the best coaches in the country -- as soon as this season is finished and Coach Rose has the required five full seasons of coaching under his belt, he'll move into the Top 10 of winningest active coaches based on percentage of games won.

    Average coaches don't win over 75% of their games.

    Only a clueless fan would even think so.

  • Utah fan
    March 18, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    as a lifelong Utah fan I attended two holiday bowls and rooted for BYU because a) they were our neighbors, and b) what is good for the conference is good for everybody. I don't see that kind of fan on either side of the rivalry any more. Utah fans (those who post here anyway) seem rabid and immature while the BYU fans seem childish and petty. A game won by the conference used to be good news for all in the conference...and a loss to the conference hurt us all. Now it seems more important for us to destroy our in state rival on and off the court or field, than it does to win and develop as players, and have fun. The first handful of post game comments were not cheers for the win but BYU fans trying to call out Utah fans for a giant "neener neener". So sorry that was all the joy you could derive from this win...it should be good for so many other reasons.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    To all|1:04 p.m. March 18, 2010
    the utie prognosticators that predicted defeat, what do you have to say now? Where's the "one and done" chant now? BYU is THE dominant sports program in the state. Football (remember 3 out of the last 4), basketball (we go dancing and the U doesn't), what a great time to be a Cougar. I can't wait to read the brainless comments that will pour forth from the little uties who only want to try to be as good as the TDS. I'm sure they'll make Max Hall's comment seem even more appropriate. LOL!!!!

    ------

    Defintion of dominate over the last 5 years:

    BYU: 3 of 4 to 3-2 in Vegas AND 7 of 8 to 1-4

    Utah: 2-0 BCS with higest non-AQ team under SOS rules AND 2005 Sweet 16.

  • BYU's lucky???
    March 18, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    Lucky is having a horrible outside shooting team play the game of their life from beyond the arch. Coming back from thirteen is lucky...

    to all the BYU haters (angry ute fans). When you win in another sport besides woman's gymnastics this year, than you can talk smack.
    Are you so hateful that you can't root for your own conference?

    "one and done" is a closet cougar lover, just wishing his team was good at something...

  • Ute fan
    March 18, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    I am I big Ute fan, but I am still glad that the Cougars Won. Good Job!

  • GoodGuyGary
    March 18, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    I don't understand, I cheered for O of U when they went to BCS bowls, and now, when BYU is in the Big Dance, all the Utes fans act...classless... is it really because of the education differences?

  • Nice win Y
    March 18, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    but K State is going to roll you big time. Florida is a bad team and you were lucky to win.

    Yo Jimmer, don't you have any confidence in your team. Pass the freaking ball dude.

  • 3-2 zone by K state
    March 18, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    If they try and play the zone they are playing against N Texas against us in the second round I predict good things for the Cougars.

  • Texas Cougars
    March 18, 2010 3:34 p.m.

    If Florida was so bad, why were they not ranked 13 or worse? A win is a win, in OT, Regulation or 2OT! Not a fan of the hate among the Utah schools, but wins by the Mtn West teams in the tourney are good for all the teams in the Mtn West. Go Lobos!!

  • Thanks Utah Fans
    March 18, 2010 3:33 p.m.

    After all of the one-and-done spamming from some very juvenile Utah fans ever since the season began, BYU fans have every right to vent a little.

    That said,

    Thanks to the Utah fans who are classy enough to put aside the rivalry long enough to congratulate the Cougars on a well-deserved victory!

  • Todd M.
    March 18, 2010 3:32 p.m.

    Now we have the toughest game behind us, the Cougars will cruise to the Final 4. At that point, we should be tested but we will prevail. When's the downtown parade?

  • gorm
    March 18, 2010 3:31 p.m.

    BYU will beat Kstate with no problem. All the hype and
    jitters are gone. Jimmer will go for 30 plus.



  • Nice Try
    March 18, 2010 3:30 p.m.

    USU was one of the last teams in. I heard it straight from the head guy. There are some classes losers out there. First, you watch a team cheering for them to lose, then you go and post random stuff on their blog, and then you wait to see who comments to try to think of more negative stuff to say. You people are definitions of LOSERS! Seriously, be men and grow up. A simple congrats is good enough, or is that too hard for 4 year olds?

  • A_Chinese_American
    March 18, 2010 3:28 p.m.

    Congratulations to BYU! You showed the national your mentality is strong! The game is so entertaining, I loved it! Double OT? No problem! We just WIN!

  • Florida
    March 18, 2010 3:28 p.m.

    Funny how all you Y-haters are referring to a 10 seed as "the last team to squeek into the tournament" and "had no business being in the tournament." There were #11-16 in 4 different brackets all lower seeds than Florida. What are you saying, the selection committee jobs the seeds? No, couldn't be.

    By the way, with that #136 seed in the West bracket the Utes are will on their way back to the Final Four! At this rate you'll be there when Rick Majerus' Great-Grandson is your coach! Keep it up.

  • Re Striker
    March 18, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    You do realize that Florida didn't make the NCAA tournament last year. The 12 wins in a row would sound really impressive if they had been there last year (which would mean they were the last one standing). That team that had 12 wins in a row is gone. You beat a team that was in the NIT last year

  • The best coach lost today
    March 18, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    We have average coaches. Rose almost laid an egg and got bailed out by players making plays. After FL called time out we had nothing special while FL went inside and got back in the game.
    Even though we are average in coaching, this is a great win and good luck next game!

  • digbads
    March 18, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    Yay!

    Great excitement, Cougs!

  • Typical Cougar
    March 18, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    Now I know why anti-depressant use is so high in Provo. You can't even just be happy for your team. You turn everything into a BYU v Utah arguemnt. Can you say "insecure"?

  • re: Capt. Smash
    March 18, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    Go climb back into that hole you crawled out of Utah troll.

  • ProvoJustin
    March 18, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Everyone knows Utah didn't make it to the Big Dance this year. Why must the Y dwell on that? Focus on your team

  • Come on
    March 18, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Be Honest cougar fans, you were all thinking one and done as your beloved Cougars choked away a 13 point advantage!!! All that aside, good win for BYU and the MWC (it is about time) I do agree with Idaho coug, I think Jimmer has recently got a sever case of Tavanaritous, (jack it up whenever, whereever and hope it drops. I hope he gets over it soon!!!!

  • Lucky? ... NOT!
    March 18, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Any win in the NCAA tournament is a good win

    #7 BYU beating #10 Florida 99-92 2OT GOOD!

    Already today

    #6 Notre Dame lost to #11 Old Dominion 50-51
    #2 Villanova barely beat #15 Robert Morris 73-70 OT
    #4 Vanderbilt lost to #13 Murray State 65-66

    even

    #3 Baylor only beat #14 Sam Houston St 68-59

    That's four teams seeded higher than BYU who failed to produce a more impressive win than the Cougars did over the Gators (in fact, two of them LOST!)

    BYU's defense stopped Florida in regulation and the 1st OT, then the Cougars outplayed the Gators in the 2nd OT to earn a well-deserved win.

  • Don't bag on Fredette
    March 18, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    He is the difference and the entire team knows it. Watch the game, get educated, then start commenting. Oh and by the way, Utah is also one and done, but now it is the MWC.

  • Haters Are Sad
    March 18, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    So, all you got to say is the Cougars were lucky to win??? Wow, you haters are pitiful. You can't just say, "Wow, Florida played a decent game because it's March Madness"? Too bad you're hatred blinds you. Good game, Cougars! Time for the upset that K-State's not suspecting. Wahoo!

  • Where are
    March 18, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    all the "one and done" comments? Ute fans have nothing to cheer for, so they just hate on the BYU. Shows that Max Hall was right on the money. Come on Ute fans, jump on the band wagon there's plenty of room even for little uties who want to imitate and be just like the TDS. LOL!!!!

  • UNLV
    March 18, 2010 3:11 p.m.

    Jimmer is one of the top 10 best players in college basketball right now. He may be the best player in college basketball when it come to the ability to score from anywhere at anytime. He makes some bad decisions with the ball but he has the ability to score every time down the floor. Even about Wall you can't say that.

  • Cats
    March 18, 2010 3:08 p.m.

    Well, I see we have the usual number of ten-year olds posting. I wish everyone could just grow up. It's so sad when people can't just be happy for a team of guys who worked hard and won a game.

    Go Cougars!

  • UNLV
    March 18, 2010 3:08 p.m.

    As you can tell I am not a BYU fan. But I will have to admit that I cheered for them in this one. The better the MWC does in the tournament, the better the recruiting for the conference in the offseason. We need to put two teams in the sweet 16.

    UNLV has the worst chance as we would have to play the #1 team in the nation next round. I like the chances of BYU and New Mexico right now. I watched K State play earlier this year. They are a good team but beatable. As far as San Diego State. Fisher is a bad coach. I don't think they have much of a chance.

  • CLOSE GAME!!
    March 18, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    It was close. However, it the NCAA tournament. All the teams are good and capable. I expect a lot of close games. Just ask 'Nova.

    I hope the Cougars can come out a little bit looser for the next round. We can't miss those easy shots under the basket. Gotta figure out how to keep the opponents off the offensive boards.

    It was good to see Lloyd step up again. Haws looked like he was ready to take that role also. And Jimmer... Wow! He does force some shots, but I think he's also looking for contact and an opportunity to get to the free throw line.

    And foul shots... It would have been sad to choke this game away from the line in OT.

    But... hey, the Cougars pulled through! Let's do it again Saturday!

  • ArmChairQBontheHill
    March 18, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    Dear "one and done" commenters from the past 2 - weeks on every bball-related article featuring the Cougs or MWC . . .S-H-A-A-D U-P! And don't ever write in here like that again . . get a life!

  • Yeah!
    March 18, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    Sweeeeeet! Great game Cougs! Anyone complaining about Jimmer needs to go look up his FG%!!!!

  • Day of Upsets/Tough Games
    March 18, 2010 3:02 p.m.

    Not a good day for the higher seeds. All are having challenges - some have lost. Was ND overrated. How 'bout Nova - a 2 seed?

    Good to see the BYU survive.

  • Hard to root for
    March 18, 2010 2:59 p.m.

    The Cougs after the display shown on this comment board today. Yeah, you won, your school got a 17 year old monkey off its back good job! But you barely squeaked by a Florida team that was one of the last if not the last team selected into the tournament, and the way Kansas State is playing the team will be home in time to make a 9 am Sacrament meeting Sunday morning, so enjoy this one win. And further more, just because there are "BYU Haters" doesn't mean they are all Utah fans, I know plenty of fans from other schools that don't like BYU because of its fans and I can't blame em. And lastly, you don't need to remind Utah fans their team stunk this year, we are already aware of that, and reminding us makes us dislike you even more.

  • Since when
    March 18, 2010 2:58 p.m.

    does winning margin mean anything? Where is the rule that you are a lesser person, team or country except you win by a certain margin?

    Who sets the margin? The haters? Bad idea that, from the postings on this site.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 2:58 p.m.

    Funny how the DN censor posts anti-BYU comments and blocks the same comment directed back at the ankle biters.

  • Yewtah Mentality
    March 18, 2010 2:57 p.m.

    Our team has stunk for 5+ years but we used to be good, therefore, since your team stunk 5 years ago but this year you ate our lunch, we're better than you.

    Huh???? Gotta love that Yewtah mentality!

    Note to Y Haters - Give up the history thing. We know you USED to be good. The Sacramento Kings USED to be good. But you're not now. Nobody currently in BYU's basketball program was even around the last time Ewe were good. We're talking about today. BYU's BB program is far superior to Utah's TODAY. Im sure Boilin' will fix that though, right? ha ha ha ha ha Good one.

  • Re: FRED DETTE
    March 18, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    That should read "Winning is everything", not "Winning in everything".

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    Love the posts from down utes and aggies. What losers.

  • Congrats
    March 18, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    Double OT win is all the more sweet, as a Ute fan I was glad to see your victory. You should all enjoy the win, but what is with all the negative comments toward Ute fans? Those who choose to comment in that fashion rather than savor the victory are proving that they are just haters themselves. Perfect example of the many is anonymous @1:52, and Max Hall. Now knock out KState then ENJOY the victory.

  • Re: FRED DETTE
    March 18, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    "Barely defeating a BAD Florida team means K-STATE is going to destroy the Zoobs !

    Go Wildcats !"


    I sincerely hope you're not talking about Weber State, you know the Weber State who blew the Big Sky Championship to Montana, and then lost in the first round of the NIT. Yeah, go Weber!

    For all of you who are talking trash about barely beating Florida. What about Vanderbilt losing to Murray St., Notre Dame losing to Old Dominion, and Villanova beating Robert Morris by 3 in OT. Two upsets, and another near upset. Hmmmmm. There's a reason they call it March Madness. Anything can happen. Upsets and near upsets are the norm. Winning in everything.

  • Striker
    March 18, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    BYU fans: Cheering the states most current win!
    ut fans: Sitting on the couch wondering why they spent months saying one and done anonymously and sitting on the coach in hate.
    USU fans: Being followers of ut fans and now dreading their team must match their dreaded one-sided 'rival' and pray for a win.

    Any way you put it, BYU is the best team in the state!!!!! No one can argue that. They just defeated a team who had 12 NCAA wins in a row and the coach who has two recent championships. No team will beat that for a long time!!!!!

    Go Cougs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Utah fans
    March 18, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    Utah may have won 17 games between 1993 and 2005, but Utah fans haven't learned how SHUT their traps and stop talking smack when their team is down.

    Utah has tanked, while BYU has become one of the best teams in the MWC over the last 5 seasons.

  • Rules
    March 18, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    He who scores the most points wins! Scoreboard! Nuf said!

  • RE:JS
    March 18, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    Just curious, what are you doing on the BYU comment boards if you hate their fans so bad anyway? Go comment on a Ute Basketball article instead. Oh wait, THERE AREN'T ANY.

    Bwaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa

  • RE:Max Hall Wannabes
    March 18, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    Good, then don't. There's plenty of room available in the Yewtah cheering room today. Wait, they're not playing anywhere this post season, are they! I almost forgot.

    Buh Bye loser!

  • Capt. Smash
    March 18, 2010 2:49 p.m.

    I am happy for BYU I am also glad they have some black kids on the team. I wish the football would sign more black kids!

  • WOW Mark
    March 18, 2010 2:47 p.m.

    Did that take you all day to try and write that? Really original.

  • @ Simmer down 1:27
    March 18, 2010 2:47 p.m.

    “Ease down on the calls for a national championship…”

    Umm, are you delusional? Who ever mentioned a national championship? I swear 90% of the stereotypes put on BYU are completely fabricated by Utes with fragile egos.

  • Scoreboard
    March 18, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    Scoreboard always has the final word.

    Now, you BYU haters, go turn on your local talk radio station and complain about "how" BYU won.

    Scoreboard says BYU advances.

    Scoreboard says Yewt fans are sitting home.

    Scoreboard says 71-51 at Yewtdome

    Scoreboard says 26-23

    Scoreboard says 99-92 (Florida fans, you are awesome!!! It was fun sitting by you)

    Scoreboard says a 30-win season!!!!

    Scoreboard says Jimmer scored 37 on 50% shooting, Lloyd score 26

    One thing about the scoreboard, it could care less what you say, it only cares about what you do.

  • By 17
    March 18, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    Right Now Kansas St. is handling North Texas by 17. I would say that is handling them. BYU better be very prepared.

  • Lifetime Ute
    March 18, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    Congrats to Cougs and their fans!

    Keep it going and make our state and conference proud.

    And to you bitter fellow Ute fans - zip it! BYU is our brother and New Mexico and other MWC teams our our cousins. You ought to be supporting them.

    Warm regards,

    Mark

  • Cougarista
    March 18, 2010 2:44 p.m.

    We're mighty short on "One and done," comments here. Congrats Cougars!

  • Utah Alum
    March 18, 2010 2:43 p.m.

    How do you cheer for the Utes then, with all of the classless comments coming from your fellow Utah fans?

    Utah fans = classless, even when their team isn't even playing

    Congratulations BYU on getting that monkey off your back and for representing Utah and the MWC well.

    Go USU Aggies, Rebels, Aztecs and Lobos.

  • YtxPat
    March 18, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    Wannabies? Two is better than U!

  • Suck it BYU haters
    March 18, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    One and Done haha guess you were wrong

  • some old guy
    March 18, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    Even if they lose on Saturday, they will be able to respond to the haters with "2 and through, but where were U?"

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    Great game. Fun to watch. The cougs stepped up. 1st round victory and talk about mental toughness. Saturday will be harder but I sure love watching my cougs in the second round. March madness, anything can happen.

  • Johnny Moser
    March 18, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    glad to have this one behind us. NCAA BBall tourney tradition glad to have broken. Kids can settle down now and play ball. Lots of pressure off their backs now and they can do what we have seen them do all year.
    Look at the freethrows in the last 7 minutes of regulation and then all through the OTs. Our 90+% FT shooters missed more in that time than they did in all of February and March combined. That won't last. I expect the next game with KSU will be alot like this one, down to the wire and Cougs win it. Final 4 BABY.

  • Ainge
    March 18, 2010 2:37 p.m.

    Ainge had 37 against UCLA in 1981..so Fredette tied his mark.

  • re: Max Hall Wannabes
    March 18, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    How was it to cheer on the 6th team in the conference. Below .500 team, doesn't make the big dance.

    Makes it hard for this Cougar fan to cheer on the 6th best team in the MWC. Especially when they done make the big dance.

  • ron
    March 18, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    good win cougars....thanks to those who offered congratulations. to the coach of the cougars...you have a remarkable athlete in #10. If it wasn't for him you would not have won this game. i have cheered for fredette since he first started playing for the "Y". he is a great ball player but all of us need to be grateful for loyd for continueing on to the next game. he came on really well and has had some great games. let him play a little more coach. if jimmer is tired like comming up two feet short on his three's give him more rest. jimmer when you have three tall defenders standing over you with nowhere to go next to the basket, think for just one second about that little #4 out there all alone that shoots 50% of his three's. you are a great player, but just make your friends around you a little better players themselves. after all how good would you be if they didn't get you the ball? no i am not #4's father! good luck, on saturday. you put a smile on my face today.

  • OT good?
    March 18, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    Some may call me crazy, but I think that going to 2OT and winning will benefit BYU more than if they had won comfortably. It proved to the team that we can overcome a big comeback, keep our poise, and pull the game out in OT. If Florida hadn't come back and if we had won comfortably, the team could have been more complacent the next game. I think playing a tight game and winning will be a good boost for the team.

  • Wait!
    March 18, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    When is Utah playing? Oh...Nevermind. Ha ha. GO COUGARS!

  • Lucky
    March 18, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    I bet if the Utes played Florida 20 times we would win one time.....maybe

    Go Utes!! I have the Utes to win the whole thing!!!

  • re: JB
    March 18, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    What's worse, facing this tough economy or being a Ute fan? Ute fan, easily.

    BYU!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crow is Yummy
    March 18, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    UTAH DIDN'T EVEN MAKE IT TO THE DANCE! Come on haters...bring it! Look in the mirror. Oh wait, first ya gotta pull yourselves off the COUCH first.

    It doesn't matter that BYU will win only one game in the tournament this year. Thats more than Utah did. HELLO!

  • Johnny
    March 18, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Glad BYU won but I can't see them getting past K-State. We'll see on Saturday but this game took a lot out of our kids. Good Luck!

  • Cougar Blue
    March 18, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    We won, but boy, where was the defense? It was horrid and nearly cost us the game. And I love Jimmer, and he is good, but he really did have the other guys just standing around too much. Share the ball, your teammates can shoot too.

  • @Marks 1:46
    March 18, 2010 2:25 p.m.

    Probably "twoandthrwo". Or more likely "tooandthroo".

  • JS
    March 18, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    Congrats BYU. I love your fans. Utah is down, but they have also won 17 NCAA tournament games between BYU wins. I do have conference pride, but I'm not particularly fond of the fan base. They are proving it today. The Utes will rise again. Good luck on Saturday, you will need it.

  • Congrats Cougars!
    March 18, 2010 2:23 p.m.


    30-5 Baby! 30-5

    Great game and gutsy play to win in double-overtime.

    I see all the Utah fans/BYU haters already trying to minimize a great BYU win by calling it "lucky".

    The reality is, BYU played tough D at the end of regulation and at the end of the 1st overtime to deny Florida an easy game-winning shot.

    If that's what Utah fans call "lucky", then they're just as clueless as their team has been the last 5 years.

    The one-and-done monkey now sits squarely on Utah's shoulders. Enjoy the ride monkey!

    BYU fans will simply enjoy the ride as far as this BYU will carry them.

    Again, Congrats COUGARS!

    Good luck against Kansas State!

  • to Simmer down | 1:27 p.m
    March 18, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    Looks to me like you're the one who needs to simmer down. Who is calling for the national championship? Stop making mountains out of mole hills in an effort to discredit the win and let BYU fans celebrate a great game.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 2:19 p.m.

    Congratulations BYU...way to represent the MWC!

    Now, let's see, BYU won the game so there are no comments about poor officiating. Of course this also means that BYU fans in attendance had no reason to throw trash on the court. So...Cougs and their fans were on their best behavior last night. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Max Hall Wannabes...
    March 18, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    BYU= classless even in victory. Makes it hard for this Ute to cheer on the 2nd best team in the MWC.

  • FRED DETTE
    March 18, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    Barely defeating a BAD Florida team means K-STATE is going to destroy the Zoobs !

    Go Wildcats !

  • Re Re aggies beat u
    March 18, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    so being hated justifies hating back? that's awesome coming from a byu fan. really, why not just be happy in winning?
    and to the guy spouting off about the title of my post: just simply stating a fact. I wasn't hating or anything. Just being happy that the aggies beat you. just happy with a win, nothing more.
    but I guess if you get offended that easily, that's cool. good luck the rest of the way.

  • A Win is a Win..
    March 18, 2010 2:15 p.m.

    Seriously people. Come on! In this tournament a win is a win. Anyone surprised at the Cougars needing double OT to beat Florida needs to take a look at the Villanova/Robert Morris game earlier. The 2 seed nearly lost to a 15 seed. In fact, Robert Morris outplayed Villanova, but Villanova got lucky. Does anyone think less of Villanova now? I doubt it. Anything can happen in this tournament. Enjoy watching the tourney without no one to support and only teams to cheer against ute fans.

    GO COUGS!!!

  • Ute Alum
    March 18, 2010 2:15 p.m.

    Great Win Cougz!! Now hoping for the other MWC teams to get a W! and Utah State!

  • MJ in Florida
    March 18, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    no one outside the state cares about BYU??? Most BYU alums live outside of Utah and draw fans from all over the world. What an ignrorant comment.

  • To Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 2:13 p.m.

    No one outside the state cares about BYU-- is that why they outdraw Utah 3 to 1 in games outside Utah?

  • Cougar Fan
    March 18, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Love my Cougars!!!

  • So...
    March 18, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Anyone who says this was a lucky win is somehow a Ute fan and must be criticized? It's really just fact. Florida had the chance (more than one actually). I forget they don't teach common sense and critical thinking at the Y. Take your win and stop showing your insecurities by ragging on Utah.

  • From Downtown LA
    March 18, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    BYU. On top. Let's hope it lasts. Ha. These crazy UT fans, galvanating their hate all over the place. Funny. Pathetic. From all of us Downtown, great game Cougars, way to represent your school and your conference...

  • ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 2:10 p.m.

    BYU Basketball plays on, still in the playoff to find the real national champion!

    What a shame it would be if the season ended for all of today and tomorrow's winners! In football, that's exactly what happens, you are ONE AND DONE, WIN OR LOSE!

    College Basketball has it right, BCS Football is broken :(

  • RE: One and done
    March 18, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    What was that? What were you saying? SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I don't care if BYU won by 30 or by 7 in 2OT. A win is a win and BYU WON! Not only that but they beat a team that hasn't lost a tournament game in 12 games. I don't care if it's a different team or not. We beat Florida, Utah is at home trying to figure out how they won't get dominated for another 5 years by BYU and the Cougs are playing Saturday! All you haters that say "lucky win" and "pathetic" all just lil' balls of hate that have nothing better to do but hate on a great BYU team that played an awesome game today! Nice job Cougs, let's do it again Saturday!

  • The Truth
    March 18, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    "no one outside the state of utah cares about BYU"

    Actually, no one outside the state of Utah goes to the University of Utah. Quite the opposite with BYU.

  • Elite Eight
    March 18, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    Despite blowing a 13 point lead...Jimmer then almost blowing the game, if only he had called a timeout to set up a play, instead of going through 4 defenders and turning it over BYU probably would have won in regulation. Anyway the monkey is off the back and the Cougars have a great shot to continue to advance maybe even to the Final Four.

    As to the clown who said no one cares about BYU outside of Utah, yeah that's why BYU has been rated the #1 most popular school in the country!

    Go Cougars!

  • JB
    March 18, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    No one outside of Utah cares about BYU? Do I exist or am I a figment of my imagination? Are there Mormons outside of Utah?

  • Bryan
    March 18, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    No more one and done! Yes!!! Way to go Cougars!

  • I picked them one and done
    March 18, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    I am back to take my stripes. Although I am a Cougar fan, I am very fair weather. I thought rebounding was going to kill me today - I can't believe how inept we were.

    However, Loyd is awesome and there were many clutch shots down the stretch. Congrats Cougs. Here's to hoping, with this 17 year monkey off your back, you'll just play loose and have fun!

  • Chadders
    March 18, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Isn't it about time!? Finally!! Hallelujah!! Great game exciting and dramatic until the end.
    Jimmer cannot be stopped. What is his last 3 game average like 35ppg? Unreal.
    K-State isn't exactly destroying the Mean Green so calm down on the predictions that they will roll us.

  • To: Heck Yeah!
    March 18, 2010 2:01 p.m.

    Sorry dude. BYU isn't in the sweet sixteen yet. The tremendous 32, but you're a little ahead of yourself.

    We'll be in the sweet sixteen when we take care of Kansas State.

  • bmac1
    March 18, 2010 2:00 p.m.

    Hmmmm..... loved reading the posts. Let's see, they had 1 opportunity and played well enough to give them another opportunity. That's how opportunities work. The Utes had, uh, wait a sec... I'm getting it added up now... "0" opportunities!! It must be boring to be a UTE this year. Party is in Provo if you want to come.... Y fans are gracious and will allow you to join in. Seriousely though, if we don't stop others from getting second chance points, we won't be getting a second chance. Some how, some way we have to box better and hold position. K State will focus on our struggles there and exploit it. I am way impressed with BYU's zone defense... they are just good. Maybe that will keep them in the next few games.

  • Finally
    March 18, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    The Cougars FINALLY have a second game to play in a tourney. I really didn't think they were gonna pull it off...

  • Sandy Cougars
    March 18, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    Finally - on this one and how many years we tried? I say this game was luck just to get this stupid monkey off their back. Now just relax and we will see who is our next oponent (current score - N. Tex 10 and K State 16) - so we will see who is our next game going to be. Dave Rose need to have both Jimmer and Michael Loyd in the game more!

  • Linda
    March 18, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    I'm so proud of the Cougars for their win today in the double OT! My heart is still racing! Way to go guys!

  • Jack
    March 18, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    Interesting haircuts some of those byu players had today. I can't believe Coach Rose let some of his players play with mohawks. Coach Rose needs to remind some of his players who they are representing when they play ball.

  • Alaskan Ute
    March 18, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    Congratulations. Well done.

  • Re: Aggies beat u
    March 18, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    Are you kidding me. Go back and look at the beginning posts. All BYU haters. When they shoot off their mouths they are going to get it shot right back at them. Many more BYU hater comments than comments bringing utah down.

  • YtxPat
    March 18, 2010 1:53 p.m.

    Great Game for the Cougs. What a 3 point shot by Emery at the end of regulation to pull us within one. That was my key shot. Loyd saved us in the first half. And where were the refs? I saw numerous fouls, but very few calls. Once Boynton was fouled out Gators did not have a chance to dance.

    Good luck to USU, TxA&M is a very good team.

    Even on a bad day for Jimmer, the others rose and shouted. Way to go Cougs. Sorry utes, next year we will be even better.

    Let us see what KState has. Remeber the Cotton Bowl when they said KState would beat us?

  • RE: BYU Student
    March 18, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    Bet it was fun with a 1000 plus. Was it loud in there?

    WAY TO GO, BYU!!!

    USU Aggies--we're all gunning for you now. Good Luck

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    So on both the Trib and DNews boards, the theme emerging is the same. BYU was lucky, should have won by more, and Florida is pathetic. Honestly, you BYU-haters have no shame. There is no depth to which you will not go to hate the Cougs. First they wouldn't win. Now, they didn't win by enough. Your methods of retreat and retrench, retreat again and retrench are pathetic. Actually, it's comical.

    Speaking of comical, the first two callers into 1320 KFAN after the game were BYU haters who both used the phrase "one and done". Utes can't even do math now! Unless they decide to forfeit the game against KState, it's gonna be at least two and done.

    You Utes are truly and genuinely pathetic. I'm beginning to think Max had a point.

  • Go Loyd!
    March 18, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    Loyd rescued the game in multiple clutch situations. I'm loving this team. Somebody has a bad night, a team-mate steps it up and brings the W.

    Grats Cougars!

  • JACKSON
    March 18, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    What has happened to Jackson Emery?

    Outside of one steal and one three he was no factor on offense. His defense was not up to par. At times he appeared to be lost out there. If Emery plays a regular game, BYU wins by 15 in Regulation.

    Jimmer and Michael were sensational.

    Miles, Davies, Noah, Tyler, JT, and Abouo will have to be at the top of their games Saturday.

    Congratulations Coaching Staff.

    THE MONKEY IS OFFICIALLY OFF BYU'S BACK.

  • Pocatello Cougar
    March 18, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    Someone needs to explain to me who this kid is in Michael Lloyd Jr.'s uniform. Until two months ago, he was just another scrub who played in blowouts.

    He is the most exciting player I've seen in a BYU uniform since the days of that floppy-haired kid who wore #22 back in the late '70's and early '80's.

    I was very worried about lossing Haws to his mission next season, but having Lloyd in his place might just make the team even better.

    Does anyone know if we have any good missionaries returning next season?

    Wow. Glad we got that monkey off our back.

  • AK Cougar
    March 18, 2010 1:50 p.m.

    Great game for Cougar fans. The players played their hearts out, the Florida team played their hearts out. Both teams made some runs and brought the game back to close compeition. Florida could have won but didn't when they missed their shots, but BYU's D made them take tough shots. Both teams played very well.

    Jimmer and Lloyd are an amazing tandem. Lloyd brings so much energy and quickness to the floor and Jimmer can hurt the other team on the drive or from 3 pt. land or by assists to his teammates. He did both today.

    Congrats to the Cougars. They played straight up, adjusted to Forida's man to man defense and pulled out the close one. 2 OT's, what could be better for the fans who paid to watch this one?

    Go Cougars. Rest well for Saturday's game. Thanks CBS for putting the game feed on live as it is the only game I was able to watch all year.

    Congrats to Coach Rose who adjusted the game plan to counter Florida when he had to.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    Nice win Cougs...against a team that isn't even ranked.

    Congratulations anyway.

  • A Win is a Win
    March 18, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    This was not pretty, but BYU played just well enought to win. I agree with prior posters that BYU should have won handily. Questionable shot selection at times, horrible job on the defensive boards, and periods of less than stellar effort (another slow start) could have ruined this game for BYU (and would have ruined BYU if they had played a better team). Why is it that BYU seems to routinely sleepwalk through the first half of games? I have to believe that Coach Rose harps on this. If BYU can muster event decent energy to start games, they would be much better. Loyd has proven to be the guy to jumpstart the team over the last few games. I like keeping a consistent starting lineup, but the moment things start to get stale on offense after tipoff, Loyd should be off the bench. Saturday is a new game. Thankfully. Let's hope they can bring the intensity at the start because they will need it.

  • Finally
    March 18, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    Congrats on the win. I'm glad the Cougars won. My Utes won't always be down like they are now. A Cougar team that has won a tourney game in recent memory makes the conference stronger.

  • @aggies beat you 71-61
    March 18, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    "Shouldn't you be the bigger person and maybe just cheer for your teams success? Just wondering. "


    Does that include the title of your comment also.

    What a hypocrite.

  • J in Iowa
    March 18, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    LUCKY!!!! They won't be so fortunate against Kansas State!

  • Jimmer Jammer
    March 18, 2010 1:47 p.m.

    We all know Jimmer puts himself in a tough position to force shots on a few drives every game. But the guy only set the all-time BYU post season single game scoring mark and made half his shots. What more do some of you want? We are extremely lucky to have him and more than lucky to have Loyd emerge as a great player as well. I would have liked to have seen Abuou play more. Like Loyd, he has BCS caliber athleticism allowing him to run and jump with the big boys - unlike JT and Miles.

    Now if our bigs can step it up a notch (or three) we will be in for a great game Saturday!! Go Cougs!!

  • Marks
    March 18, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    So will "oneanddone" come back on Saturday as "twoanddone"?

  • Why?? JT
    March 18, 2010 1:45 p.m.

    Why does Dave Rose insist on having Tavernari in close games at the end?? He single-handedly kills us. Two terrible, rushed 3 point shots, no defense or rebounding, and have you noticed that he will not, under any circumstance, dive on the floor for a ball? He bends over and half-heartedly slaps around at it, but he'd rather give it over to the other team than jump on it.

    JT wants to be the hero, and he's willing to sacrifice the good of the team to get it. Can't wait to see him head off into the sunset.

  • One and Done Where are thou?
    March 18, 2010 1:45 p.m.

    Proably in the hospital from the hate which most likely caused either a heart attacke or a stroke. Have a nice recovery.

  • Dave
    March 18, 2010 1:44 p.m.

    Congratulations on the win. But I didn't like the haircuts some of those BYU players had. I can't believe Coach Rose let some of his players play with those mohawks. Doesn't BYU have an honor code or something???

  • Ainge had 42
    March 18, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    Fredette's 37 in post-season is not a BYU record; Ainge had 42 against UCLA in 1981...get your facts straight DN.

  • good work
    March 18, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    BYU played tight with the lead. Now with a win, they'll play loose and have a good shot at beating K-state. This was a close game, but only because Florida made so many threes. BYU had to weather the storm of a hot shooting team and they did. BYU looked great most of the game. Jackson Emery is the MVP. His three toward the end of regulation saved BYU.

  • Utes Were Right
    March 18, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    The Ute commenters were right. One and done...for Florida.

    NCAA losing streak over: check.

    Monkey off back: check.

    Uties still mouthing off: check.

    See you in Round 2 and beyond, Cougar faithful!

  • Hey Ute fans!
    March 18, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    There went your reason for living!

  • Michael Lloyd Jr. (MLJ)
    March 18, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    With out him, BYU is mediocre at best. Happily Fredette can shoot the eyes out, but he is slow and can't jump. MLJ can shoot, is quick, and can really jump--what a man!!

    Total rebounds: Florida 45 BYU 33. That is potentially a 30+point difference. Same as happened with New Mexico. No rebounding = no farther, just a fact.

  • How did I know...
    March 18, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    ...that all the haters would ignore their one and done claims and talk trash about the second round. What round are you guys in? Just curious.

    Stay off the boards clowns unless you are going to admit you are pathetic haters.

    Go Cougars!!!!!!

  • Cougar Fan
    March 18, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    Keep picking Syracuse or Kentucky or Duke to lose and they finally might. So what?

    All this silly talk about best BYU team ever is such a joke. This is a good team. They had the luck of playing in a conference with crappy teams like Utah, Colorado State, and TCU.

    That got them enough wins to get a high enough seed to have a chance to win. They overcame a huge letdown and some poor play to win.

    In this tournament, winning in overtime is as good a winning by 20. Ask Villanova. Ask Notre Dame.

    Another game is another chance to win. And another chance for Ute predictors to be wrong, this time for the 31st time this season.

  • Whoa Nellie
    March 18, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    Oklahoma City — Cleaning crews at the Ford Center today discovered what at first appeared to be an old fur coat that was matted and dirty. Upon closer examination it was determined to be a 17 year-old deceased monkey.

  • BYU all the way!
    March 18, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    Great finish! Now on to bigger and better things taking down overconfident K State (or maybe N. Texas with the way this day has been playing out).

    To all BYU haters, get over it. The Cougars rock this season and deserve this win, and have a legit shot of making it to the Elite Eight (beat Kansas State and the next game is in Salt Lake City!).

  • ForeverBlue
    March 18, 2010 1:38 p.m.

    BYU fans: Show some class and quit rubbing it in the Utes' fans faces. Give it a break.

    We were fortunate to win and break the streak. Congrats to Jimmer and Lloyd who had fantastic games. Now we are the underdog again and can play like we have nothing to lose. Go Cougs!

  • congratulations BYU
    March 18, 2010 1:37 p.m.

    from a Utah State fan.

    I hope the rest of the schools from our local conferences can beat some of these so called "power conference" schools..... go Aggies

  • Re: ONE AND DONE | 11:43 a.m. Ma
    March 18, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    Quick, lock the windows. This guy may be looking to jump.

  • JOKE OF THE YEAR
    March 18, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    Stay Classy yewts

  • BYU Grad, 1994
    March 18, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    I can't wait until we get a chance to destroy Kansas State on national television.

  • Lucky?
    March 18, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    I think not. Rose did a very good job of coaching against a very good coach. The BYU bigs learned they can rebound and play in the NCAA. They need to box out a lot better.

    BYU occasionally ran their offense and still managed to win. BYU played pretty decent D part of the game.

    Fredette is getting a lot of ink and much of it is deserved but he also almost lost this game by going inside and trying to draw fouls that he is not going to get in the NCAA. He has to adjust his game and run the offense.

    Lloyd was awesome. He came to play and it was obvious. The rest of the team kind of went in fits and starts but at least the big monkey is off of BYU they should be able to loosen up. They have nothing to lose against KState.

    BYU can not afford to be one dimensional relying on the PG to score the majority of the points. There has to be a team effort.

    BYU bigs are better than most people realize. They are not great but they are adequate. Jimmer needs to run the offense.

  • I see how it goes
    March 18, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    All the BYU hating yewts cluck and crow about BYU being one and done. Then when it doesn't happen and BYU wins it....'oh it was just lucky' and 'way to barely beat the worst and most undeserving team in the tourney'. Well yewties, what does that say about YOUR team that we clobbered at YOUR arena, if BYU is so lucky to have beaten a terrible team. Have fun watching your women gymnastics team, since goodness knows your basketball team is home picking their noses and watching BYU advance in the Big Dance.

  • Observation-ist
    March 18, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    To all my beloved (NOT) BYU haters, BYU WON!!!!!!!!!! That must pain you greatly and you deserve every ounce of anguish.

    And, lest you bloviate about the 2OT's required, may I direct your attention to 2-Seeded Villanova needing OT to beat 15-Seed Robert Morris and 11-Seed OldDominion beating 6-Seed NotreDame.

    The March Madness mantra is Survive & Advance. BYU survived. YaaaHooooooooo! and BYU is advancing. Go Cougs!!!!!

  • to all the haters
    March 18, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    Florida was not the "last and prob most unworthy team in the tournament." They were a 10 seed for crying out loud. All the haters need to ease up on Jimmer and the Cougs. The guy had 37 points and BYU actually won a tournament game. There was no luck involved and if BYU sucks so bad how come they keep beating the Utes, who are sitting at home right now?

  • Jimtheviking
    March 18, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    I'm an apologetic Lakers fan, tiring of the "Kobe show". Familiar? Spred it around and remember the game plan. Maybe you need to watch Stockton just a little more.. But congrats.

  • and BCS?
    March 18, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    Cewgs - be proud once you've done something impressive - like win one or two bcs games or go to a final four. One madness game. Not impressive

  • Tourny time
    March 18, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    Wake up people. Bash all you want, but BYU won!!! Florida gained my respect. They played some tough games this year and almost beat some top teams. They don't get blown out. BYU more than likely will get smoked by K-State, but hey, you never know during tournament time. BYU did get the monkey off their backs, so watch out. They could come be more relieved and play their style against K-STate.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    no one outside the state of utah cares about BYU

  • Dr. J.
    March 18, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    Imagine you'e a Ute fan. You're pulling your hair out by now. BYU one-ups them in every way this year. Live in misery UU fans!

  • post play?
    March 18, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    Good to see the win, but the play from the front line drove me nuts. It's one thing to not score, but not boxing out and committing silly fouls is another. Nice win, though.

  • Nice (from a Ute)
    March 18, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    Glad to see the Cougars get that monkey off their back. Jimmer was very Stockton like around the cup. Still not sure they can make it to SLC next week.

  • To ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    I have no problem with you talking smack.
    For example - Boylen's best recruit in 3 full seasons is Henderson - Now that is really funny.

    But your comment:
    Sure, we had a bad season, but watching this "amazing season" crash and burn is just as good. See ya back in Provo tonight cewgs!

    But you really seemed more excited that BYU was going to lose than when Utah Wins. That is sad
    Most BYU fans begrudging root for Utah when they played in the Sugar Bowl. It was good for the conference. BYU beating Florida is good for the conference.

  • Haters
    March 18, 2010 1:29 p.m.

    Hello BYU Haters, trying to say something offensive to boost your own self esteem?.... Max Hall is still right, yall are CLASSLESS. Word.

  • Overated
    March 18, 2010 1:29 p.m.

    BYU took control a little in the second OT but was real lucky in winning this. This shows you how overated BYU is when they almost got beat by a team that most said shouldn't even be in the tournament. Well I guess eventually you get lucky. Enjoy the win because it will be short lived against Kansas State in the next round

  • Re: Jimmer
    March 18, 2010 1:28 p.m.

    He shot around 50%. I would take that.

    I am an Aggie fan and was entertained. The rest of the games today are going to feel boring after that. Nice win. Congrats!

  • mom
    March 18, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    Looks like some people are just a little bittter that their team isn't in the tourny. Way to come away with a win, Cougs!

  • Simmer down
    March 18, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    Wow, plenty of hubris around here considering what just happened: The best BYU team in 30 years just took 2OT to beat a Florida team that didn't even deserve to get into the tournament. Ease down on the calls for a national championship, at least until you get by K State.

    And FYI, K State won't help you out by sending you to the line every 30 seconds and committing 22 turnovers. I predict a good old fashioned "rise and pout, we're getting blown out" of facepalmic proportions.

  • To: 1:09
    March 18, 2010 1:26 p.m.

    Lame? At this level, anything can happen;a W in the National Tournament is a W. I don't share your assessment of "lame."

  • Holier than they!
    March 18, 2010 1:26 p.m.

    It was the word of wisdom that pulled the cougs through O.T. It's a testimony to how blessed the righteous are over the wicked!
    Go Cougars!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    No smack from yewts. Your team is sitting at home...again!!

  • HECK YEAH!
    March 18, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    GO COUGARS! What a game!

    Give credit to Florida for playing hard. Those guys were huge! From a physical standpoint they were a tough team.

    Finally the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in forever! Let's just enjoy the win.

    Yeah obviously Kansas State is better than us, we know. Are we going to lose? Probably, but let's enjoy the win, seriously, this is big.

    K State will be very tough to beat. I think the players need to enjoy the win, get some rest, get healthy, watch film, and put together a game plan for a chance to win against the Wildcats.

  • ATL
    March 18, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    Yeah Boy! Bring on K-State (if they win).

    Did The Utes win in their W-NIT game?

  • Don't get too happy
    March 18, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    No one id going to eat crow over a lucky loss to a Florida team that handed BYU the game.

  • Re: Anonymous @ 1:09
    March 18, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    I hope you're joking right. Did you not see the other scores today. Villanova was down the whole game to a 15 seed and needed overtime to beat them. ODU beat ND. A win is a win and BYU pulled it out.

  • Bear Laker
    March 18, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    Way to keep rpoise to stay in this game and win going away. I want to say more but this will be all for me today.

  • AGGIE Fan in Spokane
    March 18, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    Nice work Cougars!!! Way to represent, there was a large contingency of Ags here in Spokane cheering on the Cougars, along with some Gonzaga fans cheering on the Cougs as well.

    Great win, way to represent!

  • Congrats
    March 18, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Good game Cougars. Fans don't loose sight of what BYU just did. Let's not spew hate and forget about the acomplishments of the team. They didn't quit and kept fighting. The Coaches did great and Rose is a great coach. Haters will never go away, but remember your team might be on a roll now and we know that it won't last FOREVER...... Come on Boylen please get us there next year.

  • good game
    March 18, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Don't like the odds against Kstate. Should have blown out Florida especially after forcing 21 turnovers. The game should have never sniffed OT.

  • BYU Student
    March 18, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH! Even though we can't cram into the Marriott center, we squeezed 1000+ students into the Wilk to watch BYU finally put this game away. Jimmer with 37 points and 50% shooting, Loyd with 26 points and 70% shooting. Loyd is a MONSTER. This man took control and scored all the points in the first overtime. And Jimmer sealed it in the second with two treys. I love you, Jimmer, and Senor Loyd Jr. EAT CROW! We got this one!

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Sorry if it took 2OTs to beat Florida, but how many OTs did it take Utah this year to win its first game in the Big Dance? Wait, they didn't even go. HA HA HA HA

  • UteFan
    March 18, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    Congratulations, Cougars. Great effort in both OTs.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    Ahh it really is fun - even when the "One and done" people are gone. They really aren't Utah fans - just somebody trying to bug anyone they can. They are probably busy searching for a soccer article so they can razz the soccer fans for awhile.

    Great win BYU, you did what you were supposed to do. Now go out and play tough against Kansas State.

  • re: anonymous 1;09
    March 18, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    No lame is NOT being in the tourney!

  • Aggies beat you 71-61
    March 18, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    Congrats on the win. It was obvious though that BYU has trouble when the other team has a decent post game. BYU was fortunate that they made enough plays down the stretch to not lose in regulation and the 1st overtime and then to win it in double OT. Good luck the rest of the way. Hope my Aggies can show you how to beat A&M.
    One question though: Why do many fans here always have to bring down the Utes? Shouldn't you be the bigger person and maybe just cheer for your teams success? Just wondering.

  • The Spiker
    March 18, 2010 1:19 p.m.

    What an embarrassment for the haters. Almost every post is from one of you drooling for a BYU loss. You are pathetic in your envy and hatred. By the way, Jimmer complainers, he shot 50%. Great game for Lloyd. Heart attack of a game.

  • Y hawk
    March 18, 2010 1:19 p.m.

    Wuuuuhooooooo! Way to go Cougs!!!! Not that the local press did their best to remind you about that one and done streak! It's over! Now I hope the local press will congratlulate you as much as they hyped you!

    Great game to start the tourney. Love the Fredette wave!!!

  • urroner
    March 18, 2010 1:19 p.m.

    It was the Loyd and Jimmer show.

  • Fredette is great
    March 18, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    He played well and hit his shots when we needed it.

  • Thank You Haters
    March 18, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    I sincerely hope that all of the "one and done" Ute Fans (aka Cougar haters) go back to their mommies crying their eyes out. They have suffered yet another blow to their fragile egos and immature emotions now that the Cougars won.

  • Ute fan
    March 18, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    Well done. Loyd Jr. is a beast. Jimmer is pretty solid too. Finally give me something to cheer about. Congrats boys.

  • Good Game
    March 18, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    BYU escapes but I don't see them beating K-State in the second round.

  • Pathetic
    March 18, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    BYU looked listless. This was a lucky win

  • Lucky
    March 18, 2010 1:15 p.m.

    Lucky break. BYU looked pathetic

  • congrats zoobs
    March 18, 2010 1:14 p.m.

    it took you double overtime to beat the last and prob most unworthy team in the tournament. I hate you and even I thought that you would win easily. Narrow win against a bad florida team, oh well you will get killed by k state. so enjoy dancing in the streets of provo like the oklahoma game. I mean you deserved it, best byu team ever and you were lucky that florida ran out of gas.

  • The Spiker
    March 18, 2010 1:14 p.m.

    What an embarasement for the haters. Almost every post is from one of you drooling for a BYU loss. You are pathetic in your envy and hatred. By the way, Jimmer complainers, he shot 50%. Great game for Lloyd.

  • Score Board
    March 18, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    What a great game! no more one and done, must be painful to watch if you where rooting for the other team. non and done, non and done, non and done. Can't wait for next year to see how Michael Loyd, Jimmer and Embry play together. Hope the other three MWC teams do well today!

  • Moronic Y-Haters
    March 18, 2010 1:11 p.m.

    I guess all you "one-and-done"-ers can start dishing up your plates of crow.

  • Madden
    March 18, 2010 1:10 p.m.

    I am exhausted!!!

    Thank goodness BYU pulled that out, would have been so disappointing. Should have been a 15-point win, but we are BYU, we take what we can get. Who says the Y can't win the close ones?

    Rose needs to tell them to push the pace, no matter the score. They had a 13 point lead and lost it playing slow-down.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    2OT to beat Florida? Lame

  • jimmer
    March 18, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    Look at his shooting percentage, he really needs to spread the ball. He missed like seven layups. We don't win this one without Loyd. He played loose and poised the whole game. Should have pulled Jackson early and left Haws in, except for that three when we were down four he was abysmal today. Need a rebounding clinic for next game.

    All that being said, it feels good to finally win!!

  • to Jimmer Haters
    March 18, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    You people are clueless. The guy is one of the best shooters in the league. Let's see today - 13/26 for 37 points. what a ballhog huh people? He should have passed more. HA

    The only thing worse than you jimmer haters are yewtah fans.

  • One and done??
    March 18, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    So are all of the naysayers going to get back on here and eat crow? Show some class and admit you were wrong!

  • tigelms
    March 18, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    Loyd came through. He was MVP of the game.

  • UTE FAN!!!
    March 18, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    good job Cougs.. but you got lucky. Florida had the game in their hands both times at the end of the game and 1st overtime, but still doesn't matter you won. Good luck! would be awesome if you beat K-state

  • Same old
    March 18, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    uties. Don't have anything to cheer for, so why not look stupid and just cheer against BYU. So classy those little uties who only want to imitate that TDS. LOL!!!

  • UtahBy5
    March 18, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    Congrats Cougars!

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    I would like all "One and done" people to please come back to the comment boards. It's no fun if you're not around to eat crow!

  • To all
    March 18, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    the utie prognosticators that predicted defeat, what do you have to say now? Where's the "one and done" chant now? BYU is THE dominant sports program in the state. Football (remember 3 out of the last 4), basketball (we go dancing and the U doesn't), what a great time to be a Cougar. I can't wait to read the brainless comments that will pour forth from the little uties who only want to try to be as good as the TDS. I'm sure they'll make Max Hall's comment seem even more appropriate. LOL!!!!

  • Louisiana Cougar
    March 18, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    WOW!

    Great game for Loyd, who was so key to this win!

    Another tough game for the Cougs. They need an inside presence. Keep fighting, men!

    Loyd continues to amaze me!!!!!

  • Whoa Nellie
    March 18, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    Good coaching move to pull JT down the stretch. After his first shot today I thought he was going to be a big factor. He almost was but thank goodness that didn't happen.

  • Boss Button Rocks
    March 18, 2010 1:01 p.m.

    Heart Attack Central.

    Great win BYU!

    GO COUGS!

  • RE:Escape | 12:56 p.m.
    March 18, 2010 1:01 p.m.

    "Jimmer is great, but looks half asleep. He better wake up"

    Could be a tummy ache.

  • 99-92 BYU
    March 18, 2010 1:00 p.m.

    Quick, keep an eye on the BYU haters. I'm afraid they may be looking for a window to jump out of.

  • SD Blue
    March 18, 2010 1:00 p.m.

    The curse is broken!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah Baby!!!!

    Haters go home!!!!

    Go Cougars!!!!!

  • Escape
    March 18, 2010 12:56 p.m.

    BYU was lucky to escape this one. Jimmer is great, but looks half asleep. He better wake up to face Kansas State. Wow! we won't hear anything about the officials because BYU won.

  • Wow
    March 18, 2010 12:55 p.m.

    Winning in the tourney is nice, how was watching that game from home Boylen? See you guys Saturday for our NEXT game.

  • xscribe
    March 18, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    I'm a BYU fan, but if this is all they've got, they're really going to need to step it up in the second round!

  • Ute Fan
    March 18, 2010 12:42 p.m.

    Double overtime. What a game!

  • IdahoCougar
    March 18, 2010 12:42 p.m.

    I never comment on these boards but I gotta say that I used to love watching Jimmer play. Thought he was amazing. Now I can't stand watching him. With all the talent on the BYU team, it is sickening to watch him force so many stupid shots. So what if he makes one now and then if your team loses. Pass the stupid ball!

  • hmmmm
    March 18, 2010 12:41 p.m.

    Wasn’t the spread 4 or 5 points for BYU??

  • Just wondering?
    March 18, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    What is the spread on this game?

  • FL
    March 18, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    OT BABY!!!! Kewgs down by 3

  • Knowwhat
    March 18, 2010 12:31 p.m.

    Cougars go into fold mode. Let JT crank up the 3, you will win for sure, not!!

  • Wow
    March 18, 2010 12:31 p.m.

    This is bad. I guess it could be worse, we could be Utah fans.

  • Wow!
    March 18, 2010 12:30 p.m.

    I want Coach Rose to do well, but BYU is going to lose this game. And how long before we hear the first comment about the officials!

  • Re: ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    I also stand by what I've been saying. Utah watching this from their couch! I won't back down on that statement.

  • Utes
    March 18, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    Scoreboard!

  • ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    tie game. 2 minutes left. HA - this is great. Sure, we had a bad season, but watching this "amazing season" crash and burn is just as good. See ya back in Provo tonight cewgs!

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    get'n really quite on the posts LOL!

  • jimmer
    March 18, 2010 12:11 p.m.

    pass the ball!!!!!!

  • ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 12:08 p.m.

    tds up a few - 5 minutes left. I stand by what I said. The season crumbles away......right now

  • cgratwork
    March 18, 2010 11:57 a.m.

    ....and now they're up 13 half-way through the 2nd half...go cougars

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2010 11:45 a.m.

    Don't hold your breath cewgs. We all knew the outcome before the season even started.

  • ONE AND DONE
    March 18, 2010 11:43 a.m.

    Enjoy the last 14 minutes of your season tds.

    Easiest 10/7 upset pick in the history of the tournament.

    I can't wait to watch the crash and burn. Here it comes.....

  • Is That News Worthy?
    March 18, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    Report on the game at it's conclusion please.

  • Eddie
    March 18, 2010 11:35 a.m.

    The guys just need to relax and have some fun. They are way too tight! In with the good, out with the bad.

  • 10 Point Lead
    March 18, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Gotta get to that point, we're undefeated when we lead by 10 at any point in any game this season.