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Published: Thursday, Feb. 24 2011 1:50 a.m. MST

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AribaD
Spanish Fork, UT

BYU fans, please ignore Ute trolls hedgie and chrissy. Just don't respond to them. They are only here to rises out of BYU fans. Don't feed them.

That said: Hard fought tough game. Sometimes I think Jimmer tries to do a little too much. But, many times his shots don't go in because he get hammered. At least tonight many of the fouls were called and made the free throws.

Bring on the Aztecs. Should be epic. Go Cougars.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Congratulations Cougars on another great win!

sammyg
Springville, UT

Bring on SDSU! Too many turnovers tonite so lets hope that won't happen Saturday. Jimmer looked good to go.

Go Cougars!

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

I would suggest Fredette not go down any dark alleys at this time. He is getting mugged on every corner as it is. I don't know where his three point shot went either, maybe one of the muggers took it.
He is playing out of control now since he is being treated differently and he is playing outside the style he set in the first half of the season. He does better in the away games. Hope he puts it together for San Diego State. If not I hope San Diego ignores the rest of the Cougars and the Y will win it.
An enjoyable game nonetheless watching the team effort. Jackson Emery is the hidden wonder of this team. His quickness is phenomenal.

On to San Diego. Go Cougars

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

The Rams played hard and gave the Cougars their best effort, but Jimmer and Brandon played great. Brandon, another double-double, and Jimmer, 30+ points on an off-shooting night.

Jimmer is averaging 27.4 and only need 169 points to break Danny Ainge's all-time BYU scoring mark. At his current pace, Jimmer will break Ainge's record in 7 games, or the first game of the NCAA tournament if BYU plays in the final of the MWC tourney.

Now we can turn our attention to the next biggest game in the history of the MWC, the #7 BYU at #4 SDSU rematch.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

I thought for the most part the refs did a good job tonite. CSU played very well and I was happy to see so many BYU fans shaking Tim Miles hand before the game. Good sportsmanship!

CG
Orem, UT

Jimmer rarily gets an uncontested 3-point shot anymore, so it's important when he drives and kicks it out to a wide open teammate, that Jimmer's teammates bury those open 3's. That will take a lot of pressure off of Jimmer who is such a competitor that he's pressing a little too much lately.

Still, it was another gutsy effort by Jimmer, a stellar performance by Brandon, and another great all-around game by Jackson.

The Cougars will have to have their best game of the season to pull off the upset at SDSU!

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

I was listening online, and gWrubell mentioned that at the beginning of the 2nd half, it looked like Coach Rose was taking the refs to task about how they continue to not call fouls. It seemed to help. But I'm positive that in San Diego on Saturday, with the current jewel and darling of the MWC playing the team on the way out the door who the conference poobahs view as the villian, the MWC refs will be more one-sided than ever.

I think Rose ought to consider & plan a scenario where he climbs on them as soon as the bias begins to be obvious, and with enough vehemence that he risks getting ejected. It would be very risky, but nothing less may be enough. It would fire up the team, hopefully serve to shame the shameless, and may put them on notice for the remainder of the season and the tournament. With the assistant coaches on board, Rice and company can keep the team on track with Rose in the locker room.

worf
Mcallen, TX

How many games have the cougars played this year, where Jimmer wasn't the top scorer on the floor?

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Jimmer gets hammered pretty much EVERY time he drives the lane. If the refs called every foul players committed against Jimmer, Fredette would shout 30 free throws a night.

It's funny how a little bump against just about any other player on the court will be called every time, but Jimmer can be knocked to the floor with the refs swallowing their whistles half the time.

I guess consistency is way too much to expect from MWC officials.

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

34 points and we are complaining??

Jimmer is getting so many shots because the offense runs like he is an option QB. He starts up high as a threat for the bomb. If that's not available, he drives. If there is a lane, he takes it to the goal. If not, he dishes. Personally, I like that he takes many shots to the hoop. He's putting a lot of pressure on the defense drawing lots of fouls. Add to the fact that he's a 90 free throw shooter, he's a difficult weapon to stop.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Over the past several games now, when he is pressing for his points he turns the ball over more often than not. With the way other teams are defending Jimmmer, he should be getting 15 assists a game.

IDC
Boise, ID

Great hard fought game. That one was fun to watch. If Rogers and Jimmer shoot like that against SDSU though, SDSU is going to win.

go cougars

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

If the Rams don't get a bid to the bid dance from a conference ranked as high as the MWC is ranked, it will be a disappointment. They are a talented team.

BYU continues to find ways to win. Not only was Jimmer having an off night, but Rogers was cold as ice. But somehow we took care of business.

The one thing I really like about this years team is the involvement. Last year the team would stand around in awe and watch Jimmer. This year everyone is moving, cutting, screening and being aggressive.

I can't wait for Saturday.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

I think Jimmer tried a little too hard tonight with the 3's but I can see a need to shoot out of a slump with SDSU coming up Saturday. I wasn't impressed with his drives as much as normal but he got alot of free throws out of it. He should have passed it out a few more times. Sloppy play let to too many turnovers. The rest of team did not shoot well but they stepped up in every other way. Great teams find a way to win. They are going to need a better shooting game to beat SDSU.

stokethefire
The Planet, Earth

My favorite shot of the night was the trey Jimmer knocked down from about five feet beyond the arc. 34 points while getting banged around all over the court and the big man Davies nailing his free throws. Gotta feel good about the Cougars chances in SD on Sat.

stokethefire
The Planet, Earth

I noticed Jimmer pass the ball and then the ball would be passed again for an assist on a made basket. It is the team that is winning these games, and BYU's depth will show up and outlast the Aztecs on Saturday. Jimmer's turnovers were outright muggings that were not called by the three blind mice.

PerfectCougar
Payson, UTAH

Roger's missed his first few shots and was then limited in his minutes.

This was a mistake.

Repeat, this was a mistake.

Roger's is a shooter and shooters have to keep shooting. Can't do that from the bench.

We should stick with him.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Gutsy performance by the Cougars and a quality win. CSU is a terrific team with talented players.

SammyB
Provo, UT

I wish I could suggest to Jimmer to lower his dribble when he drives the middle or splits defenders. A low dribble, using the body to cover the ball will cut his turnovers big time. I agree with some of you that he is forcing things a bit. I didn't notice that until he became a cult phenomena after the SDSU game. I think the pressure is getting to him.

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