The first BYU team I watched featured a kid named Danny Ainge. When he left, the
team struggled for a bit, then found their legs and finished strong. The same
will happen this year.Without Carlino, and without an experienced
backcourt, BYU is going to struggle early. Even at that, they should head into
conference play at 12-2 but probably no worse than 11-3. My guess is
that they lose on the road to St. Mary's, Gonzaga and one other, plus lose to
Va. Tech in Blacksburg.That would be a record of 23-6. Add two wins
in the tournament and the team heads into the NCAA's at 25-7. That'll probably
be a 9th seed and a 50/50 chance for a first-round win.With respect
to Utah State, who has been amazing under Big Stew, they are great in the
regular season but suffer in the tournament. At least BYU has finally broken
free of that one-and-done tourney history.
"Notice how the USU fans didn't rush the court after the win."Notice how BYU fans didn't rush the court after their win last year.
Also, notice how every single fan rushed the field when USU beat BYU in football
(not anywhere close to all the fans rushed the field when BYU won this year)."Now off to play in some high school gyms and the year is
complete."I'd rather see college teams play in high school gyms
than see high school teams play in empty college bball arenas like the Huntsman
Great day today for the football fans in Utah. Weber, Utah State, Utah, BYU,
Wyoming and TCU all won.
@Stang08,fans are fans. But I can guarantee there weren't any
classless, childish, and uncalled for messages on our scoreboard/jumbotron after
Great win I hope the fans didn't live up to their reputation and treated the
opposing fans with a little respect. Knowing how the fans are I really doubt it
@IndeMak Maybe the Aggie defense could get some credit for the drought rather
than BYU simply not making a shot.---------"Hartsock said
of that scoring drought. "Credit to them. They played good
defense."Reading is fundamental, IndeMak
@gored (oops, I meant GoRed) Didn't sound like riddleme was
obsessing, it. sounded like he was dishing on your team. Of course you don't
realize its dishing one theme because that's what you hear each game from the 4
or 5 thousand ute fans at the Huntsman yelling at their own abysmal team.Speaking of obsessing, its a bit hypocritical for a ute troll cruising a
BYU article to accuse someone else of being obsessed. I would think that the
beam in your eye would make it hard to see the splinter in his eye...
Congrats to Utah State. I grew up in Brigham City and love Utah State and
graduated from BYU. I love the Spectrum and the tremendous fan support USU
gets. Too bad there are low class fans on both sides of the fan bases that ruin
it for all. The signs and chiding of Davies was classless and completely
uncalled for. Thank heavens the majority of Utah State fans have class..same on
the BYU side. I hope both schools have a great season.
The great that about USU basketball is that it is such a premier defensive
program. USU consistently holds all of its opponents to points below their
season averages. Many fans fail to see this important point. Good defense
creates turnovers, lower shooting percentages, and lower points overall. Teams
don't just shoot poorly and experience a lot of turnovers. This is all caused by
defense. As such, this game will likely be one of BYU's top three
lowest scoring games of its season as it will be with other teams.
@jarka-rusWell, it looks like the we Aggie fans has something to
cheer about in football too. We just beat a BYU-type opponent.
Aggies fans have the right to talk BB smack. But I'm amazed that Utes fans
would even dare to open their mouth about BB. When was the last
time U beat the Aggies in the Spectrum? Who was afraid to schedule the Aggies,
and instead scheduled games against Montana State and San Diego Christian? Who
lost to Div II Adams State?And for those of U taking shots at the
WCC, how'd your ranked UCLA Bruins do against Loyola Marymount?Crickets.Congrats Aggies. I'm sure you'll have another 25+ win
season. Utes could have 25+ losses this season. It's a much better year to be
blue than red.
GoRed:JJJHS is a ute fan. So, yes he did indirectly bring up the
utes. Speaking of staying on topic, as a ute fan, what brings you to this
USU AGGIE FAN Not much to cheer for from your football team, sorry
bout that. We know Aggie world revolves around Stew and b-ball. Just keep the
two in perspective if ya can.
B.Y.U will be fine. The Spectrum is a hard place to win at just like the
Marriott Center. Many good teams are afraid to play B.Y.U. at the Marriott
Center because they know how hard it is to win there so they schedule games at
neutral courts. (just ask Arizona) Rose is such a good coach that B.Y.U.
basketball is never re-building they are re-loading. It will be a while before
Utah has the talent to beat B.Y.U. Without Jimmer it is time for other's to step
up and that will happen.
GoRedhahha nice try, we all know johnjacobbbyjingler is a Ute troll,
just like you.
It all comes down to this. 69-62.
Notice how the USU fans didn't rush the court after the win. Can't say the same
for BYU fans after the USU BYU football game this year.
Nice win. Congrats to Stew and the farm boyz. There's no place to play quite
like the DGS Spectrum.USU's defense and ability to break the press
were keys to the win, imo. It was an impressive performance with so many
freshman, redshirts and JC transfers playing. Credit to Coach Morrill for
bringing it all together against a quality opponent so early in the season.
@riddlemethisThere was no mention of the Utes in John...Schmidt's
post, yet you are the one to bring up the Utes. Can't seem to get away from
obsessing on them, can you? You ought to stay on the subject, the BYU loss to
JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt | 6:39 a.m. Nov. 12, 2011 Beverly Hills,
CANow off to play in some high school gyms and the year is complete.------So what's the capstone project for the Utes this year, after
losing to Adams State?5th losing season 7 years, more transfers?
It's interesting to see the reaction of some to a BYU loss to USU. This Aggie
win shouldn't come as a surprise. USU USUALLY beats BYU in basketball. In the
last 10 years, they are 7-4 against BYU.
I am not giving up on the Cougs. The Spectrum is a tough place to play and USU
would rather beat BYU than win a NC. But . . . I hope Carlino is good because
Zylstra cannot play point against decent teams. And Davies must play better.
Did not we all think Collinsworth and Harrison were players? Where were they?
So, tough place to play, first game, 20 turnovers, could not make 3's and
missed a lot of free throws. A lot to fix, but there is time. Given
Rose's track record, my bet is that we succeed. And where do ute
fans get off commenting on BYU basketball? The height of hypocrisy! Lone
Peak could beat the u this year.
Is it just me or is everyone giving up on BYU after just one loss? We got
spoiled last year losing only 4 times. USU is a good team that doesn't lose
often at home. It is not going to be easy to take one from them up there. The
cougs will be just fine. The spectrum isn't the easiest place to begin your
season unless you are USU!
I'm happy the Brandon Davies came back and how that has all played out, but
REALLY?He's got so much "uniform" on that he doesn't even
look like a basketball player.
Trying to prep myself for a rebuilding year, Byu isn't looking so great this
year without the Jimmer.
What did I tell you about BYU? It's going to be a long season. Quit deluding
Nice win Ags. That said your inexperience really raised it's ugly head in the
latter stages of the game. You had better learn how to close out games soon or
you will be on the losing end. First, why do kids in college after 10-12 years
of organized basketball shoot so poorly from the foul line and especially at the
end of games. Missing the front end of one and ones will get you soon if that
isn't changed, but practice hard and hopefully that will change! Fun game to
Congrats to USU. In typical Aggie fashion, they excelled in the Spectrum. BYU
certainly needs to rediscover how to finish without The Jimmer. It will be
interested as the season progresses who is more successful ... USU figuring out
how to win big games away from the Spectrum ... or BYU figuring out who are
their go-to guy(s) to end a drought or close a game.As a Cougar fan,
I'm hopeful that Coach Rose will help them figure it out. Go Cougs!!
"We turned the ball over 20 times. That's something we need to get better
at," he (Dave Rose) said.I hope they don't get better at
turning the ball over in the same way I got better at "talking while the
teacher was out of the room." When I was in the 5th grade I actually got an
A on my report card one term under that item. So the next term I talked more and
my grade dropped to a C. I guess the teacher really did have a few snitches in
the room. Stuck up girls anyway. So, hopefully the Cougar turnovers will be
fewer, far fewer. Man I missed Fredette last night.
Now off to play in some high school gyms and the year is complete.
Maybe the Aggie defense could get some credit for the drought rather than BYU
simply not making a shot.
Good Job Ags!! You're my True Blue team, and March is just around the corner.
Just maybe I'll make you my adopted team this year while my Utes try to reload.
BYU basketball will fit in nicely with the Big West, they wouldn't last in the
MWC this year. Thank goodness for those ESPN contracts and the talk of the Big
East merge! As they say in this world, some people take 5 steps forward and 20