The Cougar team with passion, excitment and determination will rule this MWC
tournament, one game at a time. Go Cougars
Go get 'em Cougs. You're the best!
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!
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.
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
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!!
Hey, Call, you ask, "BYU basketball: Which BYU team will show at tourney?
The team that has won 28 and lost three!Enough said.
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!
Well, what's new, They always find a way to blow it.
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
TrueBlueAggieIf 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.
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.
I really like how they set-up the MWC bracket on the women's side, where the #1
and #2 see get a bye on Thursday. I'm sorry, but I'm not excited about watching
BYU beat up on the Wyoming / TCU winner one more time. BYU and SDSU should get
a bye on Thursday. Hopefully the WCC will set up their conference bracket to
really reward the top two teams for their hard work and record during the
regular season.Anybody notice that BYUtv has been broadcasting a
couple of WCC games the past couple of weeks? Interesting?
Three more games with the mountain and then we are free!!! Now THAT is somthing
Da the post Davies team ! Let go of the past and live in the now, regroup and
playball or go home it is that simple.
Well one things for sure - the team that shows up WON'T have Brandon Davies and
will be undersized inside. So, it's pretty easy now to predict how the Y will do
in the MWC and NCAA tournaments unless Jimmer can average about 60 a game. BYU
will not get by SDSU or New Mexico in the MWC so their seeding in the NCAA
tournament isn't going to be too good. The eastern teams ALL have great inside
guys and are very athletic so I would say you would be pretty safe in predicting
that the Y's season only has maybe 4 games left (max).
CougFaninTXThe WCC and WAC conferences also use the same format.Only the MWC is so brain dead as to hold the conference tournament on
the home court of the same team year after year and not give any real advantage
to the top seeds.
The Cougs will run hog wild and hedge themselves to a tournement championship.
They're grade will exceed a B and propel them to the big dance. Mark it down.
I love statistics and on that I noticed that over the last 10 games Abouo was
averaging less than 23 minutes. Collinsworth, before his concussion, was
averaging 26 minutes. At the same time Davies was averaging over 30 minutes of
game time. If you expand out the minutes so that the statistics are
extrapolated over a consistent 40 minutes, Abouo outscores Davies on average
21pts to 14. Collinsworth out-rebounds Davies 11 to 10. If you split Davis
minutes between Abouo and Collinsworth, BYU should be just fine. They may even
score more points with Abouo getting more playing time, statistically (and
demonstrated on Wyoming).
One and done in the first round.
I laugh to think so many of you actually think the loss of Bradon Davies won't
effect the Y in MWC or NCAA tournament. Brandon was 6'9" and very athletic.
A good offensive rebounder and a definite presence inside for the Y. Without
Brandon BYU would have won 10 less games this year and would have never beaten
SDSU twice. A player doesn't have to score 25 a game to be a difference maker
and the reason Jimmer got so many open looks was because of Brandon inside and
the fact that teams had to respect BYU's inside game rather than just crowd the
3-point line and double team. Ask Jimmer what he thinks of the loss of Brandon -
any great perimiter player like Jimmer will tell you he is only as good as his
big guys allow him to be. BYU is going be to eaten alive by teams in the
tournament inside I hate to say it buy Jimmer is going to have to work twice as
hard for his shots.
Jimmer did not get more touches in the Wyoming game. More touches is not a goal
as Jimmer takes the ball down each possession and can shoot as much as he
Hartsock is a tremendous player. He can shoot, defend, block shots and make the
defense work. He does all the little things that do not show up in the box
score. He is the inside comparison to Emery defensively. If we go small on
offense, he will continue to set high picks and limited shots. he is still
leading the team in 3-point percentage.
As a BYU fan who attended the game against USU and has watched the AGGIES play a
number of games on the tube, they are more than good enough for the tournament.
They would win at least the first round game. They are not just good enough to
get in, they will compete well when they do play.
Who can see the games? I dumped the dish the day after the National
Championship!!! NO MORE MOUNTAIN FOR ME!!! I HATED THAT NETWORK, THEY STINK!
I'll have my radio on, and I'll keep checking the scores all day through the
tourney! I can't handle the Mountain West TV Network! Glad to be rid of it! I
think we'll be ok through the tourney as long as we don't have to play new