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Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Zona Zone
Mesa, AZ

Dixie State should have won that game. The foul calls were an embarrassing disparity, particularly down the stretch when the Red Storm's post players were fouled out of the game on plays that replays showed had no contact whatsoever. It was a bad night for the referees. Still, Dixie State played great. They showed why they were in the Sweet 16 in D-II last year, and the way they played tonight, you got to expect them to be back. BYU, meanwhile, looks OK. They've got somewhere to do defensively, but offensively, they should be strong. I was impressed by Zylstara.

Go Red Storm! Go Cougars!

Orem, UT

There are a lot of growing pains to get worked out but this game will do a lot for the Cougars down the road. It is always good to have a tight game and win it at the end. It teaches your team so many great things but mostly how to win. It may not have been the blow out many were expecting but this team will be alright post Jimmer. It will get even better win Carlino comes on board.

Glad we have a coach like Coach Rose. He actually knows how many time outs his team has left.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

It was fun to watch both Judkins brothers coach in the MC on the same night.

Congrats Jon on bringing in a well prepared team.

Good luck this season.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

If we want to beat USU, we need a much better performance by Abouo. Let's hope he can have a better touch next week. It would help if he got some shots off of assists though.

Big Pappy
west jordan, utah

Does anyone even care about Womens Basketball?

highland, utah

cougar 93
Glad we have a coach like Coach Rose. He actually knows how many time outs his team has left.
yes Utah made a bad decision...and it's going to b a tough season for my UTES.Don't lower yourself to a troll... go Utes go Cougars!!

Washington, UT

Sounds like some of the BYU players are a little worried about playing the USU AGGIES in Logan next Friday night! As well as they should be. I will tell you basketball junkies right now....USU will really miss TAI WESLEY but this years team is more guard oriented and USU's guards are going to eat byu's guards alive. Mark it!

As far as officiating, since when can anybody beat byu in Provo? They always, I say always get the benefit of Calls in Provo. Last year if there hadn't have been the fantom Call on Tai Wesley, USU would have beaten byu then, but the refs always bail them out in Provo. Just like in football this year in Provo. McCade Brady and the fantom so called helmut hit....If byu brings there refs I guarantee that they will see to it that another Aggie player gets kicked out of the game. byu can never play on an equal playing field or court it seems. Despite the perhaps officiating next week. The Aggies will win by 10. Good luck Stephen Rogers and your first visit to the Spectrum in Logan. Good luck to all the newbies, Spectrum magic awaits

hi, UT

BYU's addition of more scorers coulld offset for Jimmer, but I just don't see anyone who can take the place of Jackson on defense. I see NIT this year, NCAA next year, and 2nd Round the following.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado


Danbury, CT

Good thing we don't have DS on our football schedule. Would we want the "exposure"?

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

What a disappointment! I was underwhelmed!

Dixie State played great. BYU played shadow defense. Abouo was putrid and a total liability.

Come on, Cougars! Get your act together or USU will kill you in Logan.


Zona, agreed....refs were calling some ticy tac on Dixie's bigs. Zylstra and Rogers may be scoring points and that may be the reason nither guard thinks they have to play defense. USU will kill BYU with their guard play. Be ready for at least 10 3's and numberous layups from Greene and Pooh Williams. Inside BYU is solid but the guards show little interset in getting the ball down low, they would rather jack up a three.

Rooting for the Cougs... but all I see now are some very slow guards with a history of weak defense. Usu wins by 10

Lyman, WY

Hey Zona Zone there is a reason for such a foul difference. Dixie State was hacking like crazy. If you don't want a lot of fouls, then don't hack at people. Having said that Dixie did what they had to. They didn't want to give up easy baskets and made BYU earn their points. I am disappointed that BYU struggled so much against a DII team, yes a very good DII team, but a DII team none the less. At least BYU didn't lose to a DII school like Utah did last night. Adams State beat Utah by one last night. HA. HA. HA.

Frisco, TX

There were more fans at this exhibition game than the TUN will see for any home game this year.

Hartsock was solid all night.

This was the best game I've ever seen Zylstra play. Although it's apparent that he would be more natural at the 2 spot, he was solid at PG. He was impressive.

Davies and Rogers stepped up the last 5 minutes of the game to seal the deal.

The game next week will determine the state championship for BB. It will take a much better effort, especially on D, to get past the Aggies.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

Abouo should not be shooting 3s.

Herriman, UT

Look, BYU basketball will not be very good this year, and they will probably lose by 10+ in Logan. Y fans know this already, especially seeing they are ranked 3rd in the preseason WCC. But please stop with the ref whining above (seriously, you complain about reffing in an exhibition game, last year's BYU-USU basketball game and this year's BYU-USU football game...that's just sad).

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Maybe Jimmer will return?
Heard he is among the jobless.

Kent, WA

Payara, you are just a little behind. Pooh and Green are gone. Pooh playing pro and green knocking doors as a missionary.

What the y will get Friday is a big dose of Pane and some Medlin.


Wa aggie, thanks for the update. I guess you can't rely on USU's own websites.

BYU does have a chance after all.

Orem, UT

no fit in SG

"Maybe Jimmer will return?
Heard he is among the jobless."

In reality, a pending contract that will pay him more in the next five years, than you'll earn in your lifetime, but we wouldn't expect our Dixie troll to understand the "high math" of that equation.


It was very obvious last night that this is a rebuilding BYU team that's going to take some time to gel as a time. The Cougars have alot of good players who are still adjusting to their roll. I'd be very surprised if BYU doesn't lose to the Aggies by 10+, but with Rose as their coach and the addition of Carlino in late December, they'll be much better when the WCC season starts and another 25+ win, NCAA tournament season is still realistic.

Abouo needs to stop missing little bunnies under the hoop and BYU needs to show more energy on defense.

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