I'm just so impressed with Davies' maturity and leadership. He is accountable
for his play. There were so many people that expected him to go downhill after
last year and he hasn't.Go Cougs!
Congrats Brandon on a great game and new personal best in scoring.Still way to many turnovers and sloppy play, but the Cougars are still ironing
out the kinks and working a lot of new players into the system, but they have
lots of potential for improvement.
Davies has stepped up his game. While I don't believe him to be a good
defender, his offensive abilities have significantly improved. His shooting
form is so much better than in the past. And he is even looking good at the
free throw line. In the past he seemed scared at the stripe but this year, it
looks like has has loads of confidence.
Davies was dominant. I think we'll see many more 20 point / 10 rebound games
from him. Harrison continues to impress me. He made a couple of Freshman
mistakes, but it's not hard to see his potential. Cusick and Sharp continue to
play well, especially considering it's their first year in Rose's system. I'm
glad they decided to transfer to the "Team Down South", so they could
be part of a winning program.
This is a great pic. Obvious foul by Davies but no call. The refs fouled out
Dixie's bigs with horrible calls, and they did the same thing last night with
Hawaii's big. Davies is talented enough - does he really need to be protected
by the BYU refs? From DII schools?
I was nice seeing Steve Cleveland commentating the game. It is always insightful
to hear a coach's perspective on the action.
Harrison is very athletic. He needs some polish but I expect great things from
him. He has a nice shot a moves well. Go cougars.
That picture of the so-called block on the shot by the BYU Hawaii player is a
foul, which apparently wasn't called as observed by Uthoops message. I can't
believe the scheduling of Div II and other lesser programs. How does that help
the BYU team get ready for the rigors of the mighty WCC schedule. Scheduling
cupcakes, including Utah State will not grow the Cougar basketball team, if
indeed they are capable of being any kind of a force as the season progresses.
We need some large meaty players on the roster. No calls and mustery calls and
calling it officiating is ridiculous.
@Anonymous Infinity - I'm not quite sure how you consider Utah State a cupcake.
Only three Universities in the country have amassed more wins than Utah State in
the past 10 years. 6 NCAA Berths during that time. 23+ wins each season. Doesn't
sound like a cupcake to me, but maybe you have a different standard.
ute hoops and anonymousAdams state!!! HAHAHAHAHA!At least
BYU beats the patsies they schedule.Go troll somewhere else.
I have to agree Anonymous Infinity, BYU needs to schedule the tougher teams like
Adams State to get ready for conference play.
I think it is anybody's guess who wins the next few games. BYU has a lot of
parts to the puzzle, but a guard who can shoot 3's needs to step up.
Turn Overs and NO killer instinct yet! Out played the last 30 minutes!
They do look shaky at times but they are still figuring things out. You have to
remember that they only have 4 guys that saw much court time last year. They
are breaking in a new guard rotation. Time will tell if they will get it. I
think they will because Rose is a very good coach and they have some talent on
I predicted this outcome yesterday before the game, but that's not saying much.
Oh how we could have used Davies in last year's tourney run! I think we could
have gone to the Final Four or.....Painful to think about.Anyway, I
feel like we will need improved guard play to win the WCC title and amass
another 20+ win season. Do I think we'll get there? Absotutely! I predict 25+
wins and another run in the tourney. How deep that run is will be based on how
well the guards play. Sweet 16? Probable.
Whining about officiating and scheduling a few tuneup games is the last resort
of a desperate fanbase who have watched helplessly as their once proud program
became an endless series of train wrecks.
I meant "possible," not "probable."
don17Grow up. Lots of turnovers and not lighting up the opponent for
the entire game is the natural consequence of Coach Rose liberally substituting
throughout the game as he's giving game experience to alot of new players and
using alot of different combinations.As far as being outplayed the
last 30 minutes:30-5 start +2573-52 finish +21In
the second half, BYU-Hawaii played much better and outscored the Cougars,
35-33.Wow, that's really being "outplayed".
Cougars are really going to need Carlino to play well to have a chance to win
the WCC. Lots of WCC wins of PAC 12 teams so far. The conference might be more
difficult than I thought. Zylstra at point guard is not a permanent answer but
hopefully will be good enough to get us to December.Does anyone else
think Chris Collinsworth looks like a shadow of his old self? It's hard to
watch. I hope he is still getting back into shape and can be the player he
was.Davies mid range jumper and Hartsock's shooting are going to
make it difficult for other teams to double.
BYU is suffering some obvious growing pains from replacing the concensus
national player of the year and one of BYU's best ever back court defenders, but
this team is starting to come together.Working many new players into
the system is going to take some time and ragged play at times should be
expected, but Coach Rose has a solid history of making the most of his available
talent. I expect BYU to be a very good team by the time WCC play begins in late
state of Utah college basketball rankings -1- Weber2- Utah State 3- UVU4- SUU5- BYU6- Dixie7- UtahCongrats
on those nice wins over Dixie and BYU HI, Cougars are really coming together and
could move up to perhaps third in the state before it's all said and done.
I heard that Snow College beat Weber in a 3 on 3 scrimmage during the summer.
Pretty sure they had better be ranked number one plyxply
@ Lehiaggie & TJ (Eagle Mountain) I am not a troll. I am not a Ute fan. I
am a sane BYU fan and I apparently have been around a lot longer than either one
of you people. Utah State plays a bunch of nobodies in a silly conference that
has no credentials whatsoever. Piling up wins against the teams they have
played means nothing. If the wins did means something, then why do they always
have a 12 to 16 seeding in postseason play? Show me anything Utah State has
done nationally or regionally versus other athletic programs in the west that go
on to win something themselves in the major sports, my friends. And even if BYU
by some stroke of luck manages to hold their own in basketball versus the
Gonzaga's, etc. in their new roundball conference, it will mean little or
nothing if they can't go on to postseason play and also put up some wins. Come
on, wake up.
BYU Basketball will be humbled in sooooo many ways this year. Wait....are they
going to be part of the Big East too?? Big East Basketball will serve up a lot
of bad days for the Cougars!!!
UoU 1991:First off my comments were correct! Secondly they were
outplayed. The Cougars were playing a team a division down! The Cougars were
outplayed the second half. Just made a few comments. I didn't condemn the team
just made some observations.
@Anonymous AffinityI can appreciate you thinking that you're a
"sane BYU fan" but in reality you don't have a clue how to schedule a
basketball team.No one starts off playing a bunch of tough games,
that would be stupid. They all schedule some lesser opponents so that they can
get a feel for the players and team without taking a bunch of losses. They then
schedule some tougher teams after they have had a chance to play a few and
hopefully get the kins worked out.Frankly playing usu on the road to
open the season is a very tough game and BYU deserves credit for doing it. Name
we one top team that has played a tough opponent on the opponents home court
already this year? You probably can't. Not too mention most top programs simply
won't play other top programs so scheduling one at all is next to impossible let
alone early in the year.Dixie St was an EXIBITION game. Do you know
what EXIBITION means?There is a big difference between being a
"sane" fan and just having no clue whatsoever how to set up a