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BYU basketball notebook: Cougars set several records over weekend

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  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Feb. 6, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    Re: TJ "It was obvious from the start that Portlands game plan was to prevent Hartstock and Davies from getting the ball low and from scoring." I agree with you. Very good point & observation. I believe that's the defensive MO for the other WCC teams. If you can disrupt our "bigs" & put the pressure on our guard play to produce, we've got to knock down our shorts, and Carlino and company have simply not been doing that. I know they're a very young team, but if they even want a sniff of NCAA Tourney, they have to get more consistent guard play from here on out and win the WCC Tournament. If they don't win the conf. tournament, I don't think there's any way they get an NCAA Tourney at at-large bid.

    regarding the fans, it was awesome to hear on the TV. Chants of "B-Y-U-Cougars" came across loud and clear. Well done, Cougs fans in the Great Northwest!! I LOVE being able to watch each game on TV with my boys.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    It was obvious from the start that Portlands game plan was to prevent Hartstock and Davies from getting the ball low and from scoring. It worked for awhile because the outside shooting was terrible again, shich Portland was probably counting on. BYU can beat average teams without their outside shots going in as long as their defense is solid and their transition game is successful. They likely won't beat Gonzaga in Spokane or either top WCC team in the tournament unless they can shoot better from outside and that will leave them in the NIT this year.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 6, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    18 steals against Portland??? Not to be critical... but who outside of Utah is going to even notice....and if they can't convert a high or even fair percent... what real significance??? Doesn't diminish the basic premis... that the FG shooting needs a lot of work...and there isn't much time to reflect on it.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    It also seemed like they set a record for missed 3 pointers. The guards have been awful since mid-December. Something is out of sync.