BYU has some advantages in taking on Baylor. First, this Baylor team has played
mostly home games. To go all the way to Provo with the high altitude should
give BYU an advantage, especially if the Marriott Center is full of screaming
fans. Baylor will come in without a full awareness of what awaits them.
However, Baylor did travel to Chicago and beat a very good Northwestern team by
about as many points as BYU put up on Oregon and Utah. BYU will have to come
out quicker than they did against Utah, if they are going to give the Bears a
run for their money.
Thanks for being students first and athletes second. That mirrors BYU emphasis.
Winder had really been playing well, until the Utah game. I guess it's
unreasonable to think a Freshman can perform at a high level in every game.
Cusick was clearly the better PG on Saturday.I am very excited to
see how Carlino performs. Judging by his performance in the Blue / White game,
I think we're in for a treat.He seems to have Winder's ability to
push the ball and drive to the basket, and Cusick's shooting touch. I'm still disappointed about losing Collinsworth to surgery, but hoping he is
able to make a full recovery this time so we can get him back on the court at
some point. He's a very talented player.Austin still has to be the
surprise of the season. The kid plays with passion and intensity and hustles
every minutes he's on the floor.
It'll be interesting to see what impact Carlino has on the team over the next
few games. If he pans out as well as surprising Austin has, BYU should be a
force this year. If not, we'll still be weak at point, not that Cusick or Winder
are bad, but neither are great or consistent (yet).Earlier in the
season, before Austin showed up, I had my doubts about a 25+ win season. I'm
less doubtful as long as Austin, Hartsock, and Davies remain healthy. I'll have
NO doubts if Carlino turns out to be what they're predicting.BYU
could be a team with depth at every position, enough to keep on winning should
one or two stars have off nights. Especially with BYU's aggressive defense.Can't wait for the Baylor game.However, BYU can't have their
typical scoring droughts against Baylor and expect to win. Maybe Carlino can
help with that?
Win or lose, I'm excited for this game and the opportunity to WATCH it. Thank
If BYU plays like they did against Weber State, we have a chance against Baylor.
BYU matches up well with Baylor and Baylor has not seen defense anywhere close
to BYU's. BYU at home will hit the open looks while Baylor with struggle on the
road to hit open shots. Baylor has one of the best forecourts in the
nation.....so does BYU.BYU wins and moves into the rankings this
Baylor has played only two good teams so far and neither at altitude (SDSU and
Northwestern). If Carlino can score and dish out assists as expected, BYU should
win a close and very exciting game. Nate Austin as a freshman is playing like an
experienced sophomore. Very excited to see what he can do over the course of
Wow. Lots of Y fans predicting the win. I like the confidence.
Best of luck guys, study hard then give it all you got!
Are we really supposed to believe that the "athletes" take school more
seriously than sports? Virtually ALL the athletes are in school (there are
exceptions) because they can run, catch, smash or throw something better than
most. Athletes in virtually every college get a free pass with the exception of
Prep Schools, Stanford and a mere handful.I have to laugh when I read
about "student afwheets", as they often refer to themselves.