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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 24 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Nikon Guy
Henderson, NV

Don't get so defensive over a little comment. I wasn't trying to be critcal or fan any flames. I just asked a simple question to spark an intelligent conversation.

1. True. All your comments are valid but so are mine.
2. Yes. One can always find bad in anything.
3. Yes. BYU will probaly win a many games.

So I'm ending it there. It's just a game. There's no need to get 49er's or Raider's over a question.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

UU32 | 1:57 p.m. Aug. 25, 2011
Bountiful, UT
Have Davies coming back to the team been announced already?

Two weeks ago I was at the student athlete study center in Legacy Hall with some friends.

The last guy out, locking the door, in a white shirt and tie was Brandon. We were taling with a few football coaches, and he stopped to visit. He seemed positive enough.

No announcements, but it looks like he is where he wants to be.

Bountiful, UT

Veritas --

Thanks for that update. I hope he gets to play and finish out his collegiate career at the Y.

(and thanks for letting my hurried "Have" rather than "Has" slide)

Murray, UT

I saw part of the game against Greece. Former Jazzman Kosta Koufous completely dominated inside. BYU was outsized and out matched. iIt even seemed they were going easy on the cougs. Hopefully with Davies and Collinsworth returning this season we will have more of an inside presence. When Noah - at 6' 8" is our biggest guy in the middle, we have a huge weakness.

These national teams are good and even give our dream teams (comprised of the best NBA players from the USA) a run for our money. They beat us a few years ago when Argentina won the title and didn't Greece beat us that year too?

It won't be long until China is in the running for FIBA champs.

Foolish Child
Syracuse, UT

@Night Owl: Wait until Gonzaga and St. Mary's play at the Marriot.... LARGE LOUD arena

South Jordan, UT

Does this count towards the Deseret Dual? Man I hope so. We are dying.

Frisco, TX

Great experience for a young Cougar team.

Only one thing surprised me about the games. I was surprised that Zylstra was the leading scorer. I hadn't seen anything previously that would give any indication that he was more than a 3 - 4 point a game player who got the points playing mop up. This could be an exciting twist.

As has been said by the previous posters, this will be a different team with Davies, Collinsworth, and Carlino in the line up.

Davies, Cummard and Plaisted practiced against the Cougs to prepare for the trip. If Davies was transferring, he would have already announced. He will be the star this year, with regular double, doubles. I can't wait to see him back in Blue and White.

I also believe that if the Cougs would have had Davies and Collinsworth in March, they were a Final Four team. And with the way the Final Four played, they might have won it all.

North Las Vegas, NV

Nikon, your comments are not valid. Just cause they dont have 12 nba players doesnt mean they are not good. These eropean national teams can and have beaten our nba team full of 12 players that currently play in the nba. In 2002 they finished 6th in the world cup, even losing to puerto rico by 19. One of these teams is 4th with the other one 7th, good enough to compete and beat our nba all star teams. So your comment has as much validity as saying byu should be able to hang with the chicago bulls because i gurrantee that these two teams can

North Las Vegas, NV

Too show you how good the team byu faced here is how some of our nba players have faired against other national teams in tournaments.
2001 10th
1998 3rd
2002 6th Following are the nba players that finished 6th out of 16 teams
Reggie Miller, Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal, Shawn Marion, Baron Davis, Antonio Davis, Michael Finley, Andre Miller, Jay Williams, Elton Brand, Raef LaFrentz
2003 4th
2004 3rd
2005 4th
2007 5th
I know that the U.S. has several number one finishes and has the best basketball in the world but my point is to show that these national teams fair well against nba players and would destroy kentucky and duke. It wouldnt even be close.

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