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Published: Saturday, Jan. 29 2011 4:05 p.m. MST

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hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Well well well,

It looks like ol' jimmer will be on Versus today. I rarely get to see the tds on TV ( No interest in the Midwest) except the rare occassion when Versus needs a filler.

Guess what. BYU never wins when brodcasted on Versus.

Look it up.

FreeThinker
Magna, UT

Well, I do not necessarily have any preference of one university over another. I like to see teams from Utah do well. I was quite excited when the U. almost won the whole thing with Keith Van Horn. I think Michael Doleac was also there, but I don't exactly remember. So what is the point of my rambling? That when a team from Utah gets on a roll like this, just enjoy the ride. I hope BYU does very well this year, because it gives good exposure to the state, and that is what I like to see. Should any other university besides the U or BYU have the same kind of roll, I'll root for them just as much.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

ybu about to lose...

Even we beat New Mexico - LOL

Thanks cewgs for making my weekend!

A still see 4-5 losses, no mwc tournament, a #8 seed, tds crying about their seed, and well, you know where this is going.....

ONE AND DONE

One NCAA win in 20 years - congrats. See ya in 2030

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And Jimmermania comes crashing down!

Minutes away from a LOBO win.

Top 10 Adios!

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Chris B:

Where did Utah beat them? At the Pit?
That's what I thought.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And the clock reads 00:00!

It's over!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Does this team have what it takes to make it to the round of 32?

Unlikely

Sunday School boys get exposed again

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

I'm going to give New Mexico credit. They made the shots in the second half, BYU didn't. Too many guys were afraid to shoot the ball for BYU. There was one possession where Collinsworth and Anderson were playing hot potato under the basket, neither one taking a shot; until they eventually turned it over.

One thing still stands out in my mind, however. BYU was up by 13, New Mexico hits a 3 to cut it to 10...and then the referees suddenly started making (or not making) some of the most awful calls imaginable. Fredette gets sandwich twice in the same possession, then a tied up ball is called when the Lobos never even touched the basketball. Emery is called for a foul...for tipping a ball to a teammate. Lobo players falling down with little or no contact, yet BYU players get called for fouls. Tough to stay in a rhythm when garbage like that it going on.

Again, props to the Lobos for hitting the shots. But the MWC's officiating is an absolute joke.

Ticky Burden
salt lake city, ut

I didn't watch the game . Was it poor officiating and multiple bad calls that cost the Cougars the game ??

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

The Versus curse... I love it!

Football,Basketball, tiddlywinks it doesn't matter. Put BYU infront of a National audience and the LOSE!!

EXPOSED

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Ticky Burden:

No, it was New Mexico getting wide open 3's and shooting out of their minds in the 2nd half that cost BYU the ball game.

But, yes, the officiating was awful.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

@ Ticky Burden

Refs were a joke and BYU could not stop the 3

BluCoug
Provo, UT

hedgehog

Just like when TCU came to town and utes were EXPOSED 47-7.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"But the MWC's officiating is an absolute joke."

The TDS battle cry...LOL!

Just Me
SLC, UT

HAHA

BYU got jimmered!!!!

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

The gravity of this lackluster game is we fell out of the top seeds in ANY NCAA bracket, forget the fact we might not even get in!!!

Except for Fredette, who didn't decide to GET IN THE GAME until the end of the first half, the whole team stunk today. Unless Emery & co. find their shot and bring some defense EVERY game, this team will also not win the MWC tournament and be out after one round of the NCAA's.

Ticky Burden
salt lake city, ut

Thanks Nevada Coug.. That's kinda what I thought. BYU has never lost or will never lose to anyone in any sport because the other team outperformed, outhustled, or outworked the Courgars. All losses are due, at least in part, due to poor officiating, missed calls, etc., . Thanks again.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Trap game is a term usually used for football but it seems applicable here.

Arynen
Midvale, UT

Just Me, that just doesn't even make sense.

bigj5661
Ogden, UT

Chris, BYU killed us. We have no room to talk, just like they can jaw jack all they want about football, but bottom line is we won. So, please, stop embarrassing all of us rational Ute fans. BYU played horrible today, couldn't defend the 3, and Jimmer has a weak supporting cast. Jimmer is the best player in the league in my opinion, but he can't score 43 every night. BYU will bounce back and they will do well this year.

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