Coach Pope is an incredible find for the Cougs. I never thought I'd see this
kind of inside play at BYU. The lack of it is always what kills us in March.
Noah and Brandon are different players this year over how they've played in past
seasons, and the length and hustle we've picked up with our frosh bigs is
phenominal. I admit it's early, but this team could really make some noise this
year if they keep putting out and improving like they have. Current
BYU students, enjoy this while you can. We had Ainge & Devin Durrant.
You've had Jimmer, Jackson, Noah, Charles, Brandon . . . and the team just keeps
Let it be known that the Cougars are no Jazz... They are not known for their let
down games in basketball.
@DuckhunterThe reason I gave BYU fans a tough time about the Big
12/Big East deal is because I think it would be great for the state. Just
think, you would have teams like USC and Oregon going to SLC and teams like
Oklahoma and Texas going to Provo. It would really step up sports in Utah. I
don't think independence has anything to offer them except tough scheduling in
November and crappy start times. I just think the current AD and administration
are not willing to step BYU up to another level. I hope USU gets a MWC invite,
and I'm also glad SUU got into the Big Sky.I like to call it as I
see it, but I will admit when I am off--unlike some of the yokels on these
boards. I'm not a fair weather fan--I back the Wildcats all the time, and I am
a Cubs fan--so I am used to disappointment. In fact, I'm not sure how to handle
it when my teams succeed!I too cheer for the local teams. Look
forward to many spirited posts! Have a nice day. GO WILDCATS!
Hiring of Coach Pope=Better play from the bigs.
@WildcatI don't want you to "go away". I'm just glad you
can take it with as much as you've tried to dish it lately, particularly in the
BYU/Big east threads.Obviously BYU is the best team in the state but
that only means anything on these boards. I always cheer for all of the local
teams when they get to the post season and as long as they aren't playing BYU,
although I admit cheering for the u of u has gotten to be an extremely hard
thing to do. Hopefully Weber bounces back.
riddlemethis,I will admit Carl Arky is partisan, but what radio
announcer for college isn't in this state? I will take him over Wrubell or
Fowler any day. I think Fowler was the one who was crying when Beck threw the
TD pass againt the U of U to win the game. That was kind of funny and strange
at the same time. LOL.I guess we will just have to listen to the
home feeds and mute the others--good times. Have a good one buddy!
I like Weber...I love the Cougars...Lets watch and see how it all works out
during the course of the season. One thing is for sure, between the Wildcats and
the Cougars....the state of Utah will have plenty to cheer about. Here's to
hoping the injury bug doesen't bite either team to bad.
@riddlemethisWeber State's only guy who could play an inside game
went down to injury before this game. The big three are
Lillard/Bamforth/Bullinger. That's like saying Davies suspension shouldn't have
made a difference, or saying the Jazz of old would have been fine if one of
Stockton/Hornacek/Malone went down to injury. One leg went off the three-leg
chair, and it showed. It basically ensured they couldn't keep BYU's defense
honest. Yeah, they probably wouldn't have won at Provo with him, which I
admitted, but I think they could compete in Ogden with him. They played BYU to
6 points in Ogden last year without Lillard. In basketball, the homecourt
advantage is big.I can't believe how they just gave up and rode out
the last ten minutes, that's bad, they did that against St. Mary's as well.
They have to learn to overcome the height disparity--otherwise they are in
trouble.Good luck to BYU rest of the way--hopefully, there is a
rematch in the NCAA tourney! Weber State will need to regroup in a big way
until Bullinger is back. The game plan is out how to play them.
Sure looks like our new Asst. Coach Pope is having an immediate impact with our
There is no question about who the best BB team in Utah is at point. This is
not the same team that lost to USU in game 1. Cougs are #1!The
Cougar D did a great job of slowing down Lillard.Hartsock will be in
the mix for WCC Player of the Year.Austin will be in the mix for WCC
Freshmen of the Year.Zylstra is a lot better than I thought he'd
be.The score against the Utes will be 54-10 at half time.BYU will compete with the Zags for WCC regular season champs.BYU
will be in the Top 25 by January 1.The Cougars are moving from good
to great. It's hard to believe they are so young, with four Freshman getting
significant minutes - soon to be five when Carlino becomes eligible or seven
when Sharp recovers from his injury.Go Cougs!
Wildcat:No one wants you to go away bro, you're welcome here any
time, but let's call a spade a spade: you got slaughtered. Bullinger doesn't
make up the 30 pt difference in this game, but he will help the Wildcats to what
should be a Conf Championship and a tournament berth when he gets healthy. Okay, so the BYUtv announcers drove you nuts, at least you knew it was a
bball game; every time I tune to 1280 to check in on the Wildcats it sounds like
open mic night.Wildcat fans: get ready for Big Sky Conference play,
the NCAA tourney and Bullinger coming back.Ute fans: get ready to
Rumor has it that Nate Austin beat Jimmer in a 3 point shooting contest...
To my buddy Duckhunter,I listened to the game the first half--I was
driving, and then I had to mute the feed from BYUTV so I didn't have to hear the
BYU crew in order to keep down dinner for the second half.I told you
before the game that Weber State would have a tough time matching up against
BYU's height. I said they would have to run and have a good shooting
night--they did neither. I was really disappointed in the fact that they just
gave up two minutes into the second half. Just like BYU fans think
they could beat USU at home, I think Weber State could beat BYU if they had
Bullinger playing and the game was in Ogden. Last year Weber State had to play
BYU without Lillard, this year without their best inside player--Bullinger.
Just frustrating because Weber State is a lot better than they played tonight.
Basketball is tough on the road. Clearly BYU is the best team in state right
now. Here's hoping both teams make the tourney, and this game spurs Weber State
to improve their inside play.Enjoy your victory--but I'm not going
BYU should be able to make it 6 in a row over the utes. This Cougar team keeps
getting better, while all three teams up north in the state seem to get worse.
@Utah_State_Fan,Uh. . . you lost to Weber State and we just
demolished them. I think that things are, at the least, even. We lost to you by
7 points, you lost to them by 10, and we beat them by 28. I don't understand
your reasoning. How about a rematch? And who's the one that just broke a losing
streak? Best team in the state? Eh, no! Plus, isn't your record worse than BYU's
and Weber State's?
@ Utah_State_FanLet's not forget Utah St. 63 - Weber St. 73, and the
fact that Utah St. is 4-4.Hmm....
@Utah_State_FanWhile we're reminiscing, let's remember what happened
four days later. WSU 73, USU 63.The difference between November 11th
and tonight is that BYU has improved immensely, while USU has...well..beaten
SUU, Idaho State, and UVU.
@ Jake2010Let's not forget what happened a few weeks ago: USU 69,
BYU 62.Congratulations on the win, but Utah State is still the best team
in the state this year. Go Aggies!
only 81-43 if BYU plays its non stating 5 and coach Rose calls off the attack
in the last 10 minutes of the gameI suspect they make go for 110
Nate "Circus" Austin is just plain ridiculous!
BYU seems to be be steadily improving with each game --- Much improved from the
time they played Utah State. It has taken a little time to sort out the main
group, and others have stepped up to where we have some good subs. It will be
interesting to see how Carlino contributes --- Should be a fun season.
good luck the rest of the year Weber State.
"Opponents hoping to get a break when Davies is in foul trouble have to
deal with Austin!"Hartsock's more aggressive play around the
basket is something to be reckoned with as well. He scored 19 tonight and
didn't even attempt one three. Like a big man that can shoot, but glad to see
he's not settling for just the out side shot.Inside depth is
something that the Cougars haven't enjoyed too much. This season seems to be an
Hey wildcat obviously the refs really affected the outcome. I think weber st.
actually had them until the refs intervened.LOL!
Excellent game by BYU. Now don't go having a "letdown game" against
The Cougs are looking better with every game. Really have the TEAM concept down.
It will be really interesting how they do against Baylor.But first--Utah!
BYU 81Utah 43
Opponents hoping to get a break when Davies is in foul trouble have to deal with
Austin! Its as if Davies is there to 'soften' his opponent just enough for
Austin squashes them flat! He is a beast, and fun to watch.
When they are at full strength Weber is the second best team in Utah with USU a
close third. Haven't seen SUU or UVU play so it's hard to say who is the fourth
or fifth best.
But gordon monson said Weber was the best team in the state.My son
and I watched Austin as a senior in high school and wonder why Coach Rose was
offering him a scholarship. I guess that's why he's the coach and I'm not.
Baylors size and athleticism will make that game hard to win but at least the
way the cougs are playing it makes you think they may have a chance. Love how
Austin is playing, hopefully he can stay out of foul trouble, we will need
him.Would like to see Harrison start shooting better, I'd like to see him
get more PT. Love the fact that so many players can put up good numbers.
Davies has a playground one-on-one game: wait, wait, bounce, bounce, bounce,
shot. Too much time, defenses collapse and adjust to teammates as well. Know
your move before the ball hits your hand, make it quickly.
Let's focus on Utah now, they are apparently a force to bereckoned... phhhaa ha
ha ha sorry I couldn't hold a straight face...I tried LOL!!!!
Great game Cougars!"Six Cougars scored in double figures,
including Brock Zylstra (15), Charles Abouo (15), Stephen Rogers (15), Nate
Austin (15) and Brandon Davies (11). Both Rogers and Austin came off the
bench."You're not going to lose many games with that kind of
balanced scoring. Nate Austin may be the surprise player of the year for BYU.The Utes up next; the HC is going to be rocking -- at least for the
Impressive performance by BYU. I love the balance that this team has. It makes
it that much harder to defend when you have six guys putting up double figures.
How about the emergence of Nate Austin? The guy's got a smooth shot
and hustles his butt off. If he can keep it going, it'll be a huge help going
forward while Chris Collinsworth is out.Noah Hartsock has been Mr.
Consistent thus far. It's been needed since Davies has struggled to start the
season. We've got a really good young team. With the added depth of Carlino
come the Baylor game, we have a legitimate shot to upset the Bears at home and
compete for the WCC championship.Go Cougars!
Wow. Makes you wish for do-overs with Wisconsin.
This team is for real and IS the best team in the state. The end of season
record will prove it.
BYU has really found its identity. Rose has done a great job at finding the
rotation that works! Great team effort tonight! Everybody contributed. Looking
forward to Baylor on the 17th!