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BYU basketball: No. 6 SDSU has week to prep for Jimmer Fredette, Cougars

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  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    Hondo,

    Bold words. Hope your team can back them up. They've got to play better than they have been against CSU tonight. Especially with a sold out hostile crowd. I'm not saying they can't, but it won't be as easy as you're making it out to be.

    Cheating? Backing of the league? C'mon, SDSU played one of the toughest preseason schedules in the country and finished undefeated. They've been ranked ahead of BYU the entire season. Not that SDSU has anything to prove to you, but they've proved plenty to everyone else.

  • Hondo Springville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    SDSU has to cheat to compete.

    Without the extra week to prepare there is no way SDSU beats BYU. I think BYU could take them anytime, anywhere.

    If SDSU didn't have the backing of the conference this injustice would have been fixed. Now we'll just have to prove it on the court. I guess I prefer removing any doubt regarding who is the better team, anyway.

    BYU will be 2-0 vs. wimpy SDSU after this week. They're gonna be Jimmer-fied! Mark it down.

  • Hondo Springville, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    The last player to light up the scoreboard like Jimmer has is Matt Montague. I remember games when he sunk 20-25 points and had 3 or 4 steals and he would flex those gargantuan meat hooks to intimidate the other team. That really worked because usually on the next play he would be wide open for a 3 and drain it.

  • lledgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 23, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    @Sloppy J @Mendel

    By typical, I meant look at averages for the whole season, just check the stats: 19 shots per game, and .466%. Nevermind, my misteak.
    Actualy, strike that. Stats lie, the hog does not.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Feb. 22, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    Actually, hedgie has no memory. He just spits out hate and discontent because he hates so much. If he actually got anything right it is only because his mother found the computer left on and she quoted something for him. He just looks for attention and he gets what he wants. If he were able to have an intelligent posting, no one would react to it. I found out that hedgie and Chris B are good friends and actually sit around to try and figure out who can make the most ridiculous posting. But they do bring alot of humor to the blogs, no doubt about that.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    SDSU tends to have tough games against lesser teams who are more disciplined in their play. BYU plays for a fastbreak drive at the rack if it is available; and has a reasonable halfcourt set when they can't get it done early. It will be interesting to see how they react to the crowd in a largely hostile arena. They need to keep the turnovers down and have a good outside shooting game to get the job done; and most of all stop SDSU second chance shots and offensive rebounding; keep their bigs and other key players out of foul trouble. If they can get the job done in the face of a debilitated Fredette which brings with it the possibility of added pressure on the other players to overperform. Hopefully Jimmer will be not have an ongoing problem going into the CSU and SDSU games. I have my trepidations about this week; but will be having my fingers and everything else crossed, they can come out of this with wins; and the rest of the season, including the tournament.

    Go Cougars

  • Mendel Iowa City, IA
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    Actually, Fredette hoisted up 28 versus Utah at the Huntsman Center. He made 16 (57%). Hedgehog has a short and very selective memory.

  • dallas realist rockwall, texas
    Feb. 22, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    hedgy, my bad you said 30 to 40 shots per game. btw the most jimmer has taken in a single game this year is 26

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    This is a dangerous week for both BYU and SDSU. BYU has to be careful to beat CSU without serious injuries or too much fatigue so they can be fresh for SDSU. SDSU has to be careful not to get out of rythm with so much time off. It will be interesting Saturday to see which team did the best job of preparing with very different scenarios.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    Rock,
    Don't insult the Ute fans by saying these obsessed and jealous posters are included with them. I seriously doubt there is anyone outside their "no-class club" that would claim them. Look at their posts as slapstick comedy; it is usually pretty funny.
    I doubt that the extra time will make a difference for SDSU. Let's just hope that BYU can keep the pace up for the next two games. I woldn't mind seeing Jimmer sit tomorrows game out unless he can be at 90% or better. I think BYU has the guns to win without him.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    When one's light is so dim that it cannot be seen without blowing out everyone elses light, it is pretty pathetic.

    The Ute fans here appear to fall into that category.
    If BYU had lost both games to the Utes, I would hope that the Utes won the national championship. It is less of a disgrace to lose to the national champion than a nobody team.

    If BYU is so bad, where does that put your team?

    BYU and Jimmer are so good that nobody has to say it. It is self evident. You don't get to 25-2 playing inferior ball. You don't drain 3's from 30+ feet with chopped liver on the floor.

    I hope the Utes play excellent ball from this point forward. Playing tougher competition lifts all teams in the MWC.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 22, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    All things are dynamic. BYU looked like a one man show a few weeks ago. Since then their scoring has become much more balanced. Rogers and Abouo have been big time contributors off the bench.

    This is very good for the team. If the Jimmer is "feeling it" and the other players are playing like they have the last few games SDSU will have their work cut out for them. If the Jimmer is a mear mortal the balanced attack will still give SDSU a run for their money.

    I expect SDSU to be very difficult to beat at home. I think this BYU team is capable of it even if Jimmer only has an average gave. The other players will have to step up and deliver.

  • dallas realist rockwall, texas
    Feb. 22, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    hedge 40 to 50 shots? show some stats to back that up. it might have happened once or twice. but he really doesnt shoot even close to that many per game

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Feb. 22, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    "We just can't give him 43 points," guard D.J. Gay said.

    Um, you didn't give them. He TOOK them.

  • Sloppy J St. Louis, MO
    Feb. 22, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    30-40 shots is a "typical" Jimmer game? Hmm. Seems like we should be able to find at least one example of a 30-40 shot game before we could call that typical. Or are we counting free throws too?

    Re the week off, I love backwards sports logic . . "is it good or bad for SDSU?" Well, if they win, they were rested and it helped them. If they lose, they were rusty and it hurt them. Reality is . . it's irrelevant. One extra day of rest and/or practice doesn't mean much at this point in the season.

  • wardu Fallon, NV
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    Both teams winning on their home court is a wash. The meaningful wins will be in the MWC tourney and then on to the NCAAs. No matter what, it has been great to watch BYU basketball this year. Even the haters can't stay away.

    It will be fun to read the hater's spin after another BYU win.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    ute fans need a group hug and some constant verbal loving from all....

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    Bigutefan,

    I see jimer playing his typical game on Wed. You know, jacking up 30-40 shots and shooting 35%. But this time Rose will hit the podium spinning how jimer is only 50% healthy and "we'll have to see" this weekend.

    When the tds fall behind by 15 on Saturday, Rose will pull jimer and push him off the court in a wheelchair.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    bigutefan: Maybe the Jimmer injury report is just poor reporting by the SLTrib or perhaps your comment is whacked?

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

    The trib is stating that Jimmer is injured. How come the Dnes as not bit into this fake story? So this is how byu is going to play it. They are destined to lose in San Diego, so let's fake a Jimmer injury so that when we lose, we can say well.......we didn't have Jimmer. Thus, trying to influence the NCAA selection committee that the cougars are really not the 2nd best team in the MWC. Nice spin, too bad it is so easy to recognize what you are doing!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

    Is having more time to think about an opponent like BYU and Fredette and remember what happened last time you met a plus? Certainly it gives you more time to prepare, but it also gives your players more time to psych themselves out and get nervous.

    I guess we'll see....