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....
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!
bigutefan: Maybe the Jimmer injury report is just poor reporting by the SLTrib
or perhaps your comment is whacked?
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.
ute fans need a group hug and some constant verbal loving from all....
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.
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.
"We just can't give him 43 points," guard D.J. Gay said. Um, you didn't give them. He TOOK them.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Actually, Fredette hoisted up 28 versus Utah at the Huntsman Center. He made 16
(57%). Hedgehog has a short and very selective memory.
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
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
@Sloppy J @MendelBy 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.
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.
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,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.