With Brandon Davies absence, we do not have the athletes to compete with any
decent team. Numerous times during the game, rebounds would bounce off the hands
of BYU and land in the hands of a New Mexico player who would finish with a
lay-up. We had almost no offensive rebounds. We could not score inside. All of
these things and more contributed to the loss and Brandon Davies would have made
a huge difference. It is delusional thinking that the loss of Brandon Davies
will matter little. He is the most athletic player we had and his loss directly
affected our performance in this game. Regardless of the reason why he was
suspended, his absence matters to our chance in any tournament run.
tanthemam lord of the rings ? that is why people make fun of byu fans
Houston... we have a problem.Well it was obvious that something got
into the heads of everyone tonight. Jimmer did what he could but the rest of the
crew was a train wreck. ZERO from Hartsock and little to nothing from Abouo.
Ouch. This was hard to watch.Can't believe that the plan for the
evening was just to throw 3-pointers. Had a genuine effort been made to attack
the basket I believe the charity line would have provide something.Got to hand it to the Lobos, they were on fire. The refs got me scratching my
head this evening as well.It's a troll holiday.Hopefully
another 2 days will help this team get up for Saturday.Go Cougars.
Get 'r done.Oh well, onward to Saturday.
The refs can't be blamed BYU's horribls play. But when you think about it, how
would you as a basketball player feel if you could do no good in the refs' eyes?
No matter what you did, a foul is called on you or you get fouled (big time)
with no foul called. Would that bring you down a little bit?New
Mexico played great, but the referees kept BYU from coming back. Did yo notice
whenever BYU got a little momentum going, the refs out their foot down, either
by ghost calls or no calls? That was the worst officiating I have ever seen and
those refs should be fired. No question or debate.
C92599,I was at the game as well and have to agree that the
officiating was was absolutely awful, some of the worst I've seen, but
definitely not the reason for the loss. BYU just looked lost out there and
Jimmer's poor shooting percentage in the first half didn't help either. Can't
blame Jimmer either. Absolutely no one stepped up to help him out. It's almost
as if Davies' suspension hurt the morale of the team and everyone played poorly
because their heads weren't in the game.
As fans, we need to give them all the support we can. Think about this: how many
people in the history of the sport have had to hurdle this kind of barrier?
None. Its not an injury or even death. Its much harder.They can do
it, but they will need our help. Be positive!"Sons of Gondor !
Of Rohan ! My brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the
heart of me. A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our
friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day." -Riders
of RohanGO COUGARS!!!
@Coleman51 Did you watch the same game? Davies' absence was a huge
factor, but not the reason for the loss. New Mexico came to play. I'll give
them that. They shot "lights out". We struggled on offense.
However, I was at the game so I'm not sure how it came across on TV, but the
reffing was ridiculous. I mean They called a foul on BYU when New Mexico's
guard clumsily ran into his own center off a pick. It was ridiculous reffing.
Some of the absolute worst I have ever seen. Don't read me wrong. I'm not
blaming the game on the refs (read 3rd, 5th and 6th sentence), but they were a
huge factor as well!
coleman51,We didn't take our most athletic player out of the game.
He took himself out of the game by violating the honor code. It's one of those
sad consequences of life, not the consequence of a University decision. The
loss to New Mexico is hard, but in the end, it's just a game.
Well thats a spirit breaker for all of us Cougar Fans out there. But, the MWC
tourny is around the corner. This was the worst timing ever on this team for all
that happend. The shock of losing an important player of the team was apparent
today. You could tell BYU was lost and confused the entire game. They will have
a week for the shock of losing davies, the shock of just getting obliterated by
NM, and the shock of whatever ESPN, YAHOO, Chris B, and Hedgehog have to say on
the matter. There is still alot of basketball to be played in the coming weeks,
shake it off cougars, all is not lost. This was a humbling experiance for this
team and they still went 27-3.
Doesn't anyone think that maybe, just maybe Hartsock or Obouo or a bunch of
others could have showed up? Or did they just think Jimmer could beat NM by
himself? Man up boys.
That was ugly and embarrassing, no inside game whatsoever without Davies and
horrible shooting from 3-point range. The team looked like they were emotionally
flat and still shell shocked from the loss of Davies. If they dont find their
touch from the outside and find someone to step up and start scoring and
rebounding on the inside, it could be a early exit from the tournment. I just
hope that this was one of those off nights where nothing really went byu's way
and that they can rebound from this. Hopefully they will take this one out on
wyoming and head into the conference tournment on a high note.Go
This blowout by New Mexico was the direct result of having no Brandon Davies
defending and getting rebounds. We have literally taken our most athletic player
out of the game. Any team now will allow Fredette to get his 30-plus points
because they know now that no one will defend their offense. There is no one who
will step up in the absence of Brandon Davies because there is no one on the
team with that athletic ability. Decisions like this have consequences. We saw
New Mexico stepped up, BYU played terrible basketball. I could see a lot of
people blaming the refs, but the refs didn't:- Make BYU miss
approximately 80%+ of their 3 point attempts- Help NM make their 3 point
attempts not usually made in other gamesI'm sad they lost, but the
season isn't over. NM knows how to play against BYU and they showed it. Brandon
Davies will feel bad, and he can only blame himself for the violation that
happened, but Davies didn't miss all the shots either and I'm thinking the game
wouldn't have been that much different with how terrible others were shooting.
Rose needs to figure out something in the middle so we can compete
again, and if I wanted any coach in this situation it would be him.
For Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith believed that when a team lost a player
unexpectedly, the other players would rise to the occasion and actually play
better the next game. I watched the "highlights" of the game and all I
saw was white shirts chasing around trying to figure out where the ball was. I
am truly surprised.Besides the obvious, with this incredible loss
the Cougars will likely play UNLV on their home court in the mwc tourney.The more I think about this week, it becomes clear that this loss is
just as shocking as the victory was over SDSU.
Big blew: I guess since you couldn't beat BYU you have to get your jolleys when
somebody else does huh?
A bite of humble pie can be a good thing, especially if BYU can bounce back and
play better in the tournaments.
No one feels worse than Brandon Davies.
Why does this happen every March?
embarrassing.we jimmered ourselves tonight. hopefully we
get it all out of our system tonight and move forward toward the tournament.anything can happen.
The game now is as good as over. 20 pt blow out at the MC! I'm not feeling so
good about the Y's chances now. Goodbye 1 seed for sure, and the 2 seed doesn't
look too far behind.
Almost half way thru the 2nd half, Not looking good unless you rooting for New
BYU needs to get some confidence in their shots. Everyone is cold at every
range. No matter what they say, this team has been distracted by the SDSU game
and Davies. It has to hurt to go from a national level high,
followed up with a national level low.
As a Ute fan, I can attest that this underachieving Lobo team can blow big
leads. I wouldn't count Jimmer and company out just yet.
Really???? Looks like the Brandon fiasco is having a major impact on this game.
My guess is the BYU team is just not emotionally ready to play the game. It
begs the question if the dismissal will greatly impact any chances at a tourney
run. Too bad.
Is it something with New Mexico's playing style that makes them different from
SDSU and others making them the type of team that matches up well against BYU? I
know even good teams tend to have at least one style they just can't match up
with very well but I am not familiar enough with either of these teams to
speculate on what that could be.
Very likely byu has had their last win of the season
This is good so far, i sure hope New Mexico keeps it up.
OUch!! The wheels are coming off tonight. What a shame for all these guys to
have worked so hard to get there and then have the rug pulled out. Still have
hopes for the tourney though, anything can happen.Mark it down,
Chris B. and hedgie will have no honor on these boards tonight.
At least davies is having a good game too soon? All ncaa teams are praying(pun
intended) they play this team first round. One and done
Who is getting Jimmered tonight????
BYU is getting killed at halftime in the New Mexico game.
TanyrB...New Mexico State or Texas A and M?
Great players rise to the occasion. Brandon will be missed but he only
averaged 24 minutes a game due to foul trouble (either that or the coach really
likes him so Coach Rose made Brandon sit next to him a lot).Seriously, Brandon's shoes will be tough to fill but we have several other
good players that can step up.
You can do it. You can do it. Be strong. You only have to deal with the mtn. for
a few more games. (Me talking to self.)Thanks for the Aggies tip.
I'll be checking in on the game.Go Cougs.
Aggies play at 9 on ESPN2