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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7 2011 12:07 a.m. MST

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sls
Columbia, MO

Home, sweet home! BYU would have beaten USU at home, just as Weber did. I look for BYU to show they are the best in the state in this game.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

The Cougs seem to have a good team this year, but not great (yet). They are better than I expected for as young as they are and having to replace two of the best guards to ever play BYU basketball. Regular season wins will likely be 22 - 24.

Our ability to win games against other good teams like Weber St, St Marys and Santa Clara will be tested.

I think the singular key to improving our prospects is the play of Brandon Davies. Especially now that we know Collinsworth will not be back until late in the season, if at all, we need to get 30 minutes of solid play from Davies in these matchups. He needs to stay out of foul trouble. He needs to score 15+ points per game and average close to double digit rebounds. He's had some outstanding performances this year, but he has not been consistent. If we get wins against Weber State, and other key matchups, it will be because of the play of Davies.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

Overconfidence that your team "are the best in the state in this game" can be a dangerous thing...be carefull with that kind of "mark it down" talk. Weber State is very good. Without Bullinger, the Wildcats may not win. But then again, overconfidence by the Cougars is certainly not smart.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I wonder who Roger Reid will root for?

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

BYU's strength and identity so far this year is defense. I think they're still trying to find a personality for their offense. No go-to scorer as yet, although Hartsock is steady game-to-game.

So, to me, the key to tonight's game is how well they defend Lillard. But, with one of their bigs down, Weber State might have a tough time defending BYU's bigs, especially if Austin gets playing time and performs as well as he has.

This'll be a fun game to watch. Wish it was in HD on my satellite.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Weber State Graduate
There is no doubt Weber State has a great team this year. My opinion is that USU, WSU, and BYU are comparable this year - any one of them is capable of beating the other on any given night.

Against WSU, BYU probably has the front court edge. Weber State probably has an edge in the back court.

No overconfidence here. It should be a great game.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@WhatsInItForMe

If you have antenna and your built in hdtv tuner, you can get HD directly to your tv. Don't use Satalite for BYUtv, from antenna which is on channel 11-3 which ever it is.

Austin was great on his last game and I am sure Dave Rose will insert him depending how the game goes.

IDC
Boise, ID

Weber sounds like they have a solid team. Hopefully BYU can play a good game and limit Lillard. The DVR is set and ready to go. I love BYUtv. I guess I can always watch on my phone as well.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Davies has been very inconsistent in his ability to finish from 4-6'. He needs to man up and get more of a killer instinct from that position with the ball in his hands. At least draw the foul, and then MAKE the free throw.

I'd like to see Rogers playing a few more minutes - that guy can flat out score from the outside.

BYU - 84
Weber - 76

weberwildcat
Ogden, UT

Go Weber!!!!!!

Battle that 5 on 8 matchup anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

weberwildcat
Ogden, UT

Why is BYUTV out of date? It is not HD. Oh well, still better than BigSkyTV...but barely.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

weberwildcat

There are standard and HD signals for BYUtv - 647 for HD on Comcast.

Utah Jazz fan Chris
Clearfield, UT

Best Case Scenario for Weber State: win by 1-5, with Lillard scoring 20-30 points and Bamforth scoring 15-25 points

Worst Case Scenario for Weber State: Lose by 5-10 pts, with Lillard still scoring 20-30 points but Bamforth only scoring less than 10 points

Bamforth needs to step it up and stop being inconsistent!!! Its driving Weber State fans crazy!!! Lillard can't do it alone!

Utehaterforlife
Syracuse, UT

regular digital TV without cable and satelite, it is in HD

Cali Coug
Visalia, CA

Really like being able to watch the Cougs play on TV. Happy the school didn't give in to the Big East and Big 12.

carman
Wasatch Front, UT

Marriott Center is a tough place to play. Most PAC-12 teams won't agree to play there. Weber St will need to bring their "A" game to steal one there...but it is possible. Should be a great game if BYU shows up.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@weberwildcat

I see you have your excuses already in place after the loss. LOL! Just like "wildcat' tried to tell us last week that if weber loses it will be because of the refs. Pathetic.

@weber state graduate

And Collinsworth is out for BYU, sounds like a wash to me. Are you just preparing excuses like your fellow "weberwildcat"? Also I didn't see anything claiming the BYU players are overconfident, did you? Overconfidence by fans has no bearing at all on the outcome of a game. But based on the postings from you, weber wildcat, and wildcat last week it would seem that overconfidence, or confidence of any kind, isn't the problem for weber fans. You all seem to be coming up with excuses for the loss before the game is even played.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Oh my buddy Duckhunter posted, the fan who thought Prairie View and Longwood were tournament games even though they were a week apart (he must be a very dedicated fan). LOL to quote him.

As a fan, I have seen games at the Marriot Center. I know how the calls go in critical moments of the game. Basketball is like this in general, but nothing compares to the happy valley of BYU. Also, when you are in a smaller conference like Weber State, the refs tend to "scoreboard" officiate even more.

I said that I was 60/40 sure of a victory last week since it was at the Marriot, but since Bullinger (best rebounder) went down, it is a 50/50 or 40/60 chance now.

The Cats will need a big game from Bamforth and need Otis and Mahoney to step up the "D". They will need to run to minimize the height advantage. I think it will be a competitive game and the Wildcats still have one of their best chances to escape Utah County with a win.

I bet Ducky can't even name two players on the BYU team. Quack on buddy.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

There is only one Jimmer.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Uh wildcat, you are still making a fool of yourself over the Longwood and Prairie View assertion. They were tournament games and since the Dnews doesn't allow links why don't you just google it up and see for yourself. Oh that's right, you aren't going to do that because you know it's true already.

But let's go ahead and list the participants in the Chicago Invitational Challenge this year.

Longwood
Prairie View A&M
Wofford
BYU
UMKC
Nevada
Wisconsin
Bradley

The early round games were played on the home courts of the larger particpants like BYU and Wisconsin then the tournament shifted to Chicago for the final weekend.

But now you are making even more excuses, the refs, injuries, etc.

LOL!

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