I think Rose took a break from Coaching in the second half. I really don't have
a clue what he was doing, sitting down most of the final ten minutes was not
what the team needed. Oh how we are going to miss Rice. I would have
sat Davies for the rest of the game after his 3rd foul and 3rd turnover...he
never did get into the groove and his best move was starring down the big man
from UW.Last, I have no clue as to why the coaches failed to put
someone on the shooting guard for UW. Ridiculous. I don't care that he shot 1 of
6 the night before...you can't give a shooter wide open looks at the basket shot
after shot after nauseating shot. It was more embarrassing than any other aspect
of the game...the fact that BYU could not/would not guard him. The Big Ten TV
commentators started to get sarcastic about BYU not guarding him. What a joke.
What's in it for me:I agree. The two losses have had abnormally long
scoring droughts. AND they have both been on the road. While there are some
positives from saturday's game, the Cougs need to figure out how to not go 5 or
6 mins on the road without a basket.
Obviously BYU is not good enough at this point to beat a team like Wisconsin.
Still having watched most of the game so far I think the talent is there,
although they have alot of young guys. Just keep working on improving and by the
conference season they should be very good. I think they'll be an NCAA team with
a chance to win a game or two.
TrueBlue:Thanks for the update. That is a more positive report
versus what I feared might be the case. Hopefully the rehab goes well, and he
ends up as a substantial contributor. However, I agree with the approach --
obviously his health comes as first priority.Take Care Buffalo1
Buffalo1Collinsworth had an MRI and no new damage was discovered to
his injured knee, just some not uncommon swelling related to the operation. He's
practicing, but I think they're bringing him along slowly to allow the knee to
Does anyone know Collinsworth's health status? If he can come back and be
effective, this could be a very good team when Carlino arrives, plus adding a
good big guy to the front line. Thanks for any current feedback on his status
-- poor guy has had nothing but injury problems, but when healthy he can really
WhatsInItForMeScoreless streaks are common for every team that's
ever stepped onto a basketball court from peewee leagues to professional
teams.BYU is a very young and rebuilding team; playing an
experienced Top 10 team close for all but five minutes of the game is great.Brust, the Wisconsin played who lit up BYU hitting 7 of 10 3's, was 1
for 6 from three the night before versus Bradley. It happens. Players sometimes
get in a groove and it's impossible to stop them no matter how closely they're
guarded.The most important thing is BYU is improving every game and
less than a month into the season they're already competitive with Top 10 level
Yup. Until the players AND Rose figure out how to NOT have those long
non-scoring stretches, they'll continue to lose to good teams. I'll keep beating
this drum until that's fixed.
Davis has alot to work on. He doesn't look as good as I though he would be this
year. He doesn't finish well around the basket and he is not smart with his
stupid fouls that he commits to get himself in foul trouble early on. Hartsock
is the team's most consistent and best player currently but he doesn't demand
the ball when BYU need a basket. I predict they'll win 20 games....get to the
NIT and win 3 to 4 games.
Demarcus Harrison should be given more playing time, and Zylstra less. Coach
Rose should have given Jimmer more playing time as a freshman. Unfortunately, I
see the same approach with Harrison as a freshman. Let him develop quickly
because he is the future of this team.