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Published: Sunday, March 6 2011 11:15 p.m. MST

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AK Cougar
Palmer, AK

The Cougar team with passion, excitment and determination will rule this MWC tournament, one game at a time.

Go Cougars

BigRich
Orem, UT

Go get 'em Cougs. You're the best!

Tommy2Shoes
Lehi, UT

You should have seen them play in the 2nd half of the Wyoming game. Truly amazing. They played with true grit. That's the team we'll see for the remainder of the Jimmer and Jackson show. Gone was the emotionally drained and shell shocked Cougars from Wednesday. They are back!

SJ Bobkins
Gilbert, AZ

Jeff I think you're losing it. To win 28 while losing just 3 implies an amazing level of consistency. To ask the question: "Which team will show up" may catch the eye of a number of Cougar fans, however it makes no sense.
I doubt any rational person failed to understand why BYU lost to the Lobos. Personally, I was in shock with my head spinning with the turn of events from Sat to Tues. I don't know if I could have played with heart the next day. I couldn't even read a newspaper watch ESPN or look at my Twitter account, (Cougarblue), and I'm just a long time fan.
The BYU team that has played all year will step up minus the most important inside piece, for any MWC or NCAA games. If Noah can leave the lows and start moving up the shooting well side to his college-long inconsistency, the absence of that inside part will be less. This team will be the 4/5's of the same team that has played the entire year.

TrueBlueAggie
Logan, UT

They do not have enough depth for the loss of Davies and will lose one in conference tourney or first round...Though I am not a fan of BYWHO Jimmer is legit.

OHIOBYUFan
Fairborn, OH

The psyche of a team was displayed last Wednesday and then again on Saturday. I think BYU will continue to play like they did on Saturday knowing what they've got to play with and all. But I wish Hartsock would step up and do more. He's like a sleeping giant just doing what he needs to to get by. He should score twenty plus points a game in my book, but he doesn't attack the backboard, he just waits for things to come to him. I hope Abouo plays like he did Saturday in every game from now on--the Cougs WILL win!!

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

Hey, Call, you ask, "BYU basketball: Which BYU team will show at tourney? The team that has won 28 and lost three!

Enough said.

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

The worst part about this whole article is the information at the end that states Thursday's game will be on the mtn. I was celebrating after the Wyoming game thinking how blessed we are to never have to watch regular definition TV for BYU again. Not so. I can't get rid of it quick enough! Fortunately, the rest will most likely be broadcast by CBS C or VERSUS-HD.

GO COUGS!

Te Amo
Salt Lake City, UT

Well, what's new, They always find a way to blow it.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

BYU lost their focus against New Mexico. BYU also shot very poorly against them in The Pit. I look forward to seeing BYU defeat UNM in the tournament. They have unfinished business with them.

Brandon Davies was a great player and will return to the hardwood at BYU I am sure. He only played 24 minutes a game on average (foul trouble).
Somebody once said; "Grave yards are filled with indispensable men."

Go Cougars!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Well... weren't we picked third before the start of the season? So now if the talking heads that know, or should know better, are picking the new BYU to not win the tourney, I can live with that.

If we were more generous, it might be good to "let" one of the bubble teams win the tournament so they get into the dance too. But I think this is not a time to be generous.

Our opponents WILL attack our apparent weakness, it's time to be equally single minded. Go cougs! One game after another, one shot after another. A basket doesn't require a rebound. Just make 'em baby! Just win!

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Go Cougs! Love the attitude. I also love how the teams and fans have embraced Brandon Davies! Let's just keep playing hard and making buckets!

badlandscougar
great plains, sd

davies was a part of this team and although he would contribute, it was up to the team as a whole, to win or lose. byu has all the speed and talent to compete with anybody and win. waiting on you. go byu!!

Striker
Omaha, NE

The pick is for UNLV to win the tourney each year, no matter their seed. That homecourt is so huge. My dream is for BYU to defeat UNLV in the final and have the last permanent laugh as a member of this league. Beating UNLV on their own court in this tournament is what I'd like to see happen. I don't really care about anything else that goes on.

helpisontheway
Boise, Id

Wyoming was not the real test. At home with 22,700 it should have been a win for the MWC leader. The real test will be for BYU to win in the second round of the MWCT against Colorado St without Davies and then in the final against Sd St or Unlv, any fan that thinks this will be an easy road with out Davies is truly delusional.

The one benefit from this is now Jimmer will get even more touches. As a college basketball fan Jimmer is a pleasure to watch.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

JImmer and Jax won't let us down and Abouo will follow. As for Hartsock (I hear foot injury) please refocus like you did against SDSU.

Independent
Henderson, NV

I'd like to see BYU find a way to beat New Mexico, and I'd like to see SDSU find a way to beat BYU. It just seems right.

IDC
Boise, ID

The conference tournament will be tough after the first round. SDSU is obviously good, CSU is tough inside, UNLV has homecourt advantage, NM seems to have a direct line to BYU's achilles heel. Can't wait to see the games. Go Cougs.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

TrueBlueAggie

If I were an Aggie fan, I'd be worried about the Aggies just getting to the NCAA tournament. Most of the prognosticators have the Aggies on the outside looking in if the Aggies don't win the WAC tournament.

BYU is a lock for the Big Dance. The only thing to be determined now is seed.

USU will probably end up in the NIT, if the Aggies don't get an automatic bid.

That ugly loss at Idaho made the Aggie's at-large bid chances very slim.

The Aggies are good enough that they should make the NCAA regardless, but the WAC is such a weak conference this year that the Selection Committee may penalize the Aggies if the committee has to accept an undeserving team from the WAC.

moodyblue77
Provo, UT

A second round game with CSU or New Mexico would be a huge hurdle for the Cougars. Alford can't get his team up for Utah, but they're always up for BYU. And Ogide is such a fine player that the absence of Davies will make a big difference. CSU is playing to get into the NCAA and so is New Mexico. If they don't win the mwc tournament, they're out. They are hungry and dangerous.

Still, if Emery, Abouo, Hartsock, and Collinsworth stay consistently good for each game, every game will be winnable.

This team is still 7-1 against teams in the tournament according to Lunardi. Still a number 2 seed.

I am looking for the Utes to come out fighting and take down Vegas in the first game of the tournament. I think they have one more win left. They can slavage the season with a strong run. Save Boylen's job.

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