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BYU basketball: Gators defeat Cougars in overtime of NCAA Tournament matchup, 83-74

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  • UGradBYUfan Snowflake, AZ
    March 25, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    I think that next years roster sounds pretty good: Charles Abouo, Matt Carlino, Chris Collinsworth, Brandon Davies, Noah Hartsock, Nick Martineau, Stephen Rogers, Anson Winder, Brock Zylstra, DeMarcus Harrison, Ian Harward, and Nate Austin. It will be interesting to see how Carlino and Harrison will work out, but I think Martineau will be an adequate point guard. Their strength will be 3, 4, and 5. As I remember, C. Collinsworth was great, and if he can come back from his knee surgery, he is going to be a creator down low, and Rogers can be a real force as well. Go Cougs!

  • wardu Fallon, NV
    March 24, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I am guessing that most of us are looking forward to BYU basketball next year, especially after this great year. Anyone looking forward to watching the Utes next year? Thought not.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    It wasn't the refs. Every honest coach or player can see one or two or ten things they could've done differently to win. You have to focus on what you can control, and you can't control the refs. They more you try, the less you do...

  • aggieblue Saint George, UT
    March 24, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    I know hedgie is now going to be at a loss, no more cougar basketball to comment on and for sure nothing on utes except Rose isn't going. You win some (BYU won 32) you loose some(the Y lost 5) hedgie lost 32 wait that is 33 no Rose garden for her.

    I wouldn't say anything about the officiating but this being the last game, Jimmer was mugged, knocked down and slapped, no fouls. The other end touch them you are fouling, the gators crawl up your back ok. The cougs could have shot better but still a great season.

    Thanks Jimmer, Emery, Hartsock and all. You can be proud of your year and know that you are great.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    March 24, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    @Duckhunter

    GREAT to be a Cougar?

    I suppose... if you are satisfied with one sweet sixteen appearance every 30 years.

  • Undefeated Hyrum, UT
    March 24, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    The best team won as is always the case. Jimmer was definitely not healthy tonight, but he gave everyone a great year.

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    March 24, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    great run boys....alright, time for some football.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    @NevadaCoug

    Don't hold your breath. She doesn't have an explanation she is just saying stuff. Like I said let them post because they look like fools with each successive post. Think of it this way. These clowns watched every single BYU basketball game this season. Rather than going to the hunstman center, no one went there actually, they staid home and watched BYU games. In otherwords they are bigger BYU fans than most of us who probably missed a game or two along the way.

    This is the power and popularity of BYU. Everyone in the state watches them every time they play.

    It is GREAT to be a Cougar!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    Hard to beat a good physical team and the refs too.

    Great run guys!

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    I think that the hater's relief is short-lived. Next year we'll have Carlino (UCLA transfer), Harrison, and Davies, Rodgers, Hartsock and others back. That's for Basketball. For football, you'll be lucky to go 6 and 6. Face it Utes, without BYU you have no one to cheer for- ie whoever is playing BYU- because the U is not worth cheering for. My evidence- empty arena, empty message boards covering athletic events (firing your coach doesn't count as an athletic event).

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    Amazing game.

    Amazing year.

    Next year, who will take the 900+ shots, taken this year, by two of the seniors?

    The 1981 team was able to get to the Elite 8.

    It's too bad this group came up short.

    Oh well, there's always next year...

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    MESOUTE said:
    "40% for the Jimmer?

    No.

    11-29 is not 40%, it is an awful 37% with 3-15 from 3s (20%)."

    But I had previously said:
    "Fredette is hitting just shy of 40%"

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't 39.3% just shy of 40%? 'Cause, you see, I posted that when Jimmer was 11-28. Yes, then he missed another shot and made it 37.9%. Which is still better than the team average.

    So, what did I say that was incorrect exactly? C'mon, you said it, now back it up. And explain to me how we should get on Jimmer (who was playing the 2nd half with an injured calf, I might add) when the rest of the team shot worse than he did? When nobody else is hitting, should he stop shooting himself?

    C'mon, I'm waiting for the explanation.

    *crickets*

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    We took florida to overtime in the sweet 16 without Davies and much depth or size, unfortunately it finally caught up to BYU. Its too bad, but nonetheless a great season, definately one to remember.

  • Rolston SLC, Utah
    March 24, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    BYU is so undersized and underskilled, yet took us all on a sweet sixteen ride. Can't ask for anymore than that.

  • eceryda Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    Thanks for the great season Cougars. It was a joy to watch Jimmer, Jax, and Logan this year.

    Utes you ready for Sept. I am RISE AND SHOUT THE COUGARS ARE OUT

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 24, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    It was a great year. Lotsa fun and very entertaining. I look forward to more great years and better things in the future with loads of great recruits coming in and returning from missions.

    As far as wedgie, christina, howie and the other ute "fans" are concerned it is hard to look any more idiotic than to criticize a team that just lost in overtime in the sweet 16. Let them post as it only exposes them. LOL

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    No shame losing here, theoretically the 1s and 2s should be the teams left after this round. Great season BYU, see you in December or whenever we (Utes) have you scheduled. Good luck in the WCC. Now I wonder where Jimmer will be drafted to (gut says Jazz with that jersey pick).

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Orem Parent: "Haters will hate but they wish they were us this year."

    That's the truth right there!

  • armchairQBonthehill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Hey Coug Basketball team - thanks for the memories - unbelievable. Despite losing the backcourt of Jimmer and Jackson, BYU Men's Hoops is in a great place with terrific coaches and younger leadership to continue the tradition of outstanding student-athetes. To both coaches and players - -thanks for leaving it all out there in a classy way. To Chris B. and all the other haters - - at least these guys are living their lives giving it all they had, while you are living yours thru the highlights of being the star on the 7th grade team somewhere.

  • Dyer Gary Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    byu has a great player in jimmer but the other players are sub poor players.Wait until next year when jimmer is gone

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    Jimmered Out!

  • Walter Bellhaven Las Vegas, Nevada
    March 24, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    Nice season, cougars. Too bad we didn't put them away.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    Great season Cougs.

    Thanks to all the team.

    This season and the hype will be hard to top.

    Sorry to see it end but it was a fun ride.

    Haters will hate but they wish they were us this year.

    Go Cougs!

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    WE LOVE OUR TEAM!

  • shadow Midway, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Jimmer took too many shots, and the killer was the Tech. on Emery early in the game Techs. are selfish and only hurt the team totally uncalled for if you don't like the call tooo bad don't let it hurt your team! Great job BYU and thanks for a great season unfortunately the Tech. was the factor!!!

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    March 24, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Looks like the rest of the BYU team looked itimidated. Lack of real effort in key possessions

  • BirdmanKen Fishers, IN
    March 24, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Much more ball movement from Florida, and therefore a better game. Congrats, Gators.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Sweet 16 and out. According to all the publicity, I thought the FINAL 4 was the worst we could do. It ended like waiting for the football team to go to a BCS Bowl.

  • MESOUTE Albany, NY
    March 24, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    NevadaCoug:

    40% for the Jimmer?

    No.

    11-29 is not 40%, it is an awful 37% with 3-15 from 3s (20%).

    Jimmer had a big doughnut down the stretch and into overtime. It is reason to rejoice and the idolatrous behavior in Provo can cease.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    Will DNews stop the abusive comments?

    Of course not. Just ask hedgehog.

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    March 24, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Sad ending --- great season. Thanks much for the excitement!

  • live_simply Tooele, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    it is hard to beat the refs too. Really bad called game by them. And byu was still in the game. Congrads to all the byu players. And jimmer what can you say. He will do good thing in the nba. But byu didnt lose the game. they were rob by bad calls.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    Thanks for a great season cougs!

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:44 p.m.

    Proven pretenders again.

    With their once in a generation player BYU still can't win the big one.

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, Wa
    March 24, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    A preemptive post for all the Ute trolls:

    It was our 5th loss of the season. Your 5th loss of the season was less than 3 weeks into the season in December.

    We won more games this year than you have in the last 2 years.

    You lost to every WCC team you played. We only lost to 1 PAC 10.2 team.

    You have 4 losing seasons in 6 years, people turning down the head coaching job, we are reloading with a top recruit.

    We have beat you 9 out of 10 times.

  • MESOUTE Albany, NY
    March 24, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Thank heavens that whole thing is over with. Jimmer struggled down the stretch and scored in the final 5 minutes and then into overtime. Perhaps now the Jimmer madness will cease with him shooting 11-29 from the field and only 3-15 from beyond the 3. Great season for the BY I have to admit and we Utes will miss you. Good luck in the nether-realm of college hoops, otherwise known as the WCC.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Pretty suspect? Are you kidding me? Fredette is hitting just shy of 40%, but has been hammered all night. If the refs had called every foul committed on him tonight, he would have been to the line twice as much. And he also shot better than the rest of his team.

    What happened to Emery after hitting 3 early shots? Disappeared. 3-8
    Abouo? 1-8
    Harsock? 3-9
    Rogers, Magnuson, and Collinsworth combined to go 6-13. But the biggest miss from those 3 was Collinsworth missing the second free throw that would have given them a 1 point lead late in the 2nd half.

    But the haters will still blame Fredette.

    Good season Cougars. Hate to see it come to an end like this, especially in a game that was called different for each team. But only the haters can complain about BYU's effort and play in this game. They were the lower ranked seed. They were supposed to lose.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    Thanks for a fun season, Cougars!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 24, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    And we all lived happy ever after

    THE END.

    LOL!!

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Like I said, you can't teach TALL...

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 24, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Collinsworth has been a stud, Abouo, not so much. Lakcing patience on offense

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 24, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Jimer has never learned how to use the other 4 players on his team.

  • MESOUTE Albany, NY
    March 24, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    Can somebody give me Jimmer's line from the field? From beyond the arc? Pretty suspect.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2011 7:00 p.m.

    Rogers just got TACKLED in the corner. And that was after Jimmer got tripped. Hard to win a game when the other team is playing football and allowed to get away with it.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 24, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    With about 11:00 to go - can you smelling it? Smells like Gator bait.

    LOL!

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Here come the zebras. Calling an offensive foul on Fredette when he splits the defenders and the guy sticks his knee into him? The creating a tech on Emery? Call it fair, zebras.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 24, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Rebounds are tied. BYU is shooting poorly. Still hanging in their.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 24, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    looks like maybe 50% full....

  • chubbuckidahocougfan Chubbuck, Idaho
    March 24, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Too much size and length for the Gators. I don't have a good feeling about this game but I also didn't have a good feeling about the Gonzaga game...so you never know. Just seems like Florida is even more athletic than the Zags and it's going to take a monumental effort from everyone to stay close in this game. Go Cougs. It's been a great season!