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Published: Thursday, March 24 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Chubbuck, Idaho

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!

Ann Arbor, MI

looks like maybe 50% full....

Houston, TX

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

Overton, NV

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.

Ann Arbor, MI

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


Overton, NV

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.

Albany, NY

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

Ann Arbor, MI

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

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

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

Bountiful, UT

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

Ann Arbor, MI

And we all lived happy ever after



In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

Thanks for a fun season, Cougars!

Overton, NV

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.

Albany, NY

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.

Seattle, Wa

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.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Proven pretenders again.

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

Orem, UT

Thanks for a great season cougs!

Tooele, UT

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.

Saint Paul, MN

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

Overton, NV

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