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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 22 2011 9:00 p.m. MST

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Frisco, TX

@uthoops - you're right, we are having quite a season. And we didn't lose to Adams State.

Hartsock and Abouo are solid and consistent.

Davies is a little bit streaker, but he will average a double, double by year end.

Winder is the PG or backup depending on Carlino.

I don't understand why Zylstra is starting over Rogers. Rogers is the leading scorer in 12 minutes of play? Play Rogers for 30 minutes a game and his point total will look like Fredette.

Harrison has the most potential on the team.

Austin and Sharp are very good backups, especially considering they are Freshmen.

Orem, UT

Congratulations Cougars!

More and more BYU is developing the teamwork that will carry them to another great season. Rogers had a great night scoring a career high 18 coming off the bench, but the most impressive things about this game was seeing BYU push the ball up the floor, crisp ball movement, draining 3's, and having 4 players scoring in double figures.

The zone defense was very effective, except for giving up too many offensive rebounds. Gotta work on boxing out.

Nevada will be a good game to hone their skills a little more before a possible matchup against one of their biggest tests this season, Wisconsin.

Good luck in Chicago Cougars!

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Great job Cougars, you're continue to pound these PEE WEE teams you schedule. Can't wait til you're back in the NCAA Tournament Bracket in 20 years from now!

Roosevelt, UT

Did the COugars manage to get Payson high school on their schedule this year?

declo, id

I am so impressed that someone gets up at 6:02 a.m. just to post an anti-BYU remark.

Great win. Have to play'em as they come.

Ephraim, UT


That's right, the Y does pound the pee wee teams. However, your team apparently is the pee wee team for other schedules.

Murray, UT

As a Crimson Club member I wish my team could pound the Pee Wee Teams too. I wish we coud pound anyone. Can we schedule Payson High?

the boonies, mexico

Scoring spree against what?

Morgan, UT


No, BYU was unable to get Payson on their schedule...in fact Payson and most of the 2A, 3A and some 4A schools have already booked with the University of Utah...so this could be a good season for Utah as they are projected to go 14 -11 with these schools.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Good wins, playing Winder is proving to be a very good decision. I still think we need more consistency game to game from everyone not named after an old testament prophet. We've got to go prove it on the road now and continue to get better every week. But this team has potential to win a conf title and one or two in the NCAA tournament.

P.S. did anyone see that Mizzou beat Cal (Pac 12 favorite to win league) by 39? The WCC might be better than the Pac 12 in basketball.

Sandpiper Air
Salt Lake City, UT

@QD Great post.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Friday and Saturday should be good tests to see where BYU is really at. I don't think anyone would pick them to beat Wisconsin but if they can beat Nevada on Friday and play Wisconsin well, that would be a very good weekend for a team that is 50% Freshmen.

I won't say much to the Ute fans trying to talk smack here other than losing to Adams State and Montana State should be enough to keep them away for now. I remember Roger Reids last year at BYU so I won't say anything more other than I hope Utah can come together and win some games.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

To the uninformed kids on the hill:

BYU didn't schedule Longwood or Prairie View A&M; they're simply the first two opponents in the Chicago Invitational Challenge which will continue in the Sears Centre in Chicago against Nevada on Friday, with the winner of that game likely playing #11 Wisconsin for the tournament championship.


Nice job Cougars - five players in double figures and 20 assists on 41 made baskets. This is going to be a very fun team to watch as they develop into a very good team by the time conference games begin.

South Jordan, Utah

I don't care.

Morgan, UT

I can not beleive that Ute followers are knocking the BYU basketball team knowing what Utah is putting on an empty Huntsman Center basketball court...really?

Morgan, UT


Don't read the article, don't go on the comment board and don't comment if you don't care...me thinks you care but are discouraged with your schools performance...but then, I don't care.


Ute trolls, commenting on BYU boards. And talking about basketball none the less. A Ute mocking BYU's schedule.....My gosh, pay attention there Jethro, and get the car key outta your ear. You've already lost to 2 division 2 schools. But of course I've missed the point,,,,we're from the mighty Pac 10, everyone we schedule is a force to be reckoned with, BYU being the exception...anyone can beat them. As a matter of fact we're so superior we no longer play the Aggies.....we are now consumed with The Adams Family...er,er,um, I mean Adams State

Salt Lake City, UT

@still blue after all these years
"P.S. did anyone see that Mizzou beat Cal (Pac 12 favorite to win league) by 39? The WCC might be better than the Pac 12 in basketball. "

The WCC is not better than the PAC-12. The Sagarin rankings have the Pac-12 7th for conferences (behind all the football AQ divisions, and the Atlantic-10) and the WCC 12th (behind the 7 noted, also Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Conference USA, and Horizon).

Pac-12 schools
21. California 23. Washington 34. Washington State 36. Arizona 55. Stanford 80.Oregon 82.Oregon State 119.Colorado 174.USC 195.UCLA 208.Arizona State 239.Utah

WCC schools
12. Saint Mary's 17. Gonzaga 77. BYU 129. Portland 154. Santa Clara 164. San Francisco 206. Loyola Marymount 254. Pepperdine 272. San Diego

The Sagarin rankings use a central mean to generate conference rank so it's the middle schools in each conference that weight the most. Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, and Colorado are just ranked higher than Portland, Santa Clara, and San Francisco so it's the Pac-12's depth that makes it the superior conference.

AZ Dave
Chandler, AZ

Can't wait to invade the Jenny Craig Arena Big Time

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT


If you're going to cite Sagarin ratings, you need to look a little closer at the details:

#7 PAC12 - central mean 78.93, simple average 78.47
#12 WCC - central mean 75.55, simple average 76.05

The Top 2 teams in the WCC are ranked higher

#12 Saint Mary's and #17 Gonzaga

than the Top 2 teams in the PAC12

#21 California and #23 Washington

but your most glaring omissions

#77 BYU
#100 Utah State
#111 Weber State
#222 Utah Valley
#239 Utah
#271 So Utah

Congratulations, Utah is still ahead of So Utah

btw, according to Sagarin, Utah hasn't officially won a game yet; sorry, U will have to do better than beating an NAIA team by 3 points to put a W in the W/L column

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