Scary first half but amazing run in the 2nd by Carlino and Co. If BYU can
figure out how to go inside first (and do it) they are going to be a really good
team. This team, as a team, is deeper and more talented than last year.
Granted, there is no Jimmer this year, but they certainly have the potential to
return to the sweet 16. These first few conference games will be a good
indicator of how good they really are. I expect a 25+ win season. Go Cougs!
Painful game to watch. There were five minutes of good basketball to watch in
the second half. I guess if your going to lay an egg this is the one to do it.
Hopefully, we can play more consistent against St. Mary's.
It's easy to get caught in the trap of playing down to your opponent's level.
Oh, well. No harm, no foul. On a very bright side, Carlino is the Truth! Go,
Assists:Cougars - 19Carlino - 0Really?
Sometimes you play to the level of competition, and tonight the Cougs did just
that against CSUSM.Thursday's game against St. Mary's should be a
great game. On paper, the two teams look similar - both beat Weber State and
both lost to Baylor. Both teams have the potential to be Top 25. I'm looking
forward to watching it on ESPN2.Everyone, except Hartsock and
Carlino seem to be inconsistent. They have one great game followed by a
mediocre game. If Davies, Zylstra, Abouo, Winder and Harrison can be more
consistent; this team has the potential to be Sweet 16 material.
I am a huge Dave Rose fan. My hec, who wouldn't want to play for him? Carlino is a freshman, a freshman? wow!Hartsock is BYU's clutch
player.I think BYU will be just fine at St. Mary's. The game will be
close, and then we'll see who gets the ball.
SportzFannitpik if it makes you feel better, but Carlino is
averaging: 6.3 assists/game 1.6 assist/TO16.7
points/game2.0 stealsMatt has scored in double figures in
every game he's played in, so far.Not bad for a freshman in only his
fourth collegiate game.
If Carlino was playing for Utah he'd already be leading the Utes in scoring,
assists, and steals.
If the Cougars start their game against St. Mary's the way they did tonight,
they will dig a hole so deep for them that they will not get out and start
conference play 0-1.
VeracityLosing their WCC opener at Saint Mary's wouldn't be a big
deal; in fact, at Saint Mary's and at Gonzaga are the only games BYU won't be
favored in the remainder of the regular season.On the other hand,
beating Saint Mary's on the road would give BYU a huge leg up in the conference
race -- it would be the equivalent of starting the MWC season beating UNLV, SDSU
or New Mexico on the road.
Cal State San Marcos? What City League Tournament was this at???
@ Honor CodeI know right! The only opponent that would be deemed less
worthy would be, what, the U of U?The hatred is just eating you up, isn't
Honor Code:How are your runnin' little utes doin'.
RE: Honor Code"Cal State San Marcos? What City League
Tournament was this at???" I know, right. Probably the same
weak league that has the following games this week: Lamar (vs. #3 Kentucky),
Maryland-Eastern Shore Men's College (#24 UVA), Central Arkansas (#20 UNLV),
Elon (#6 North Carolina), Howard (#18 Kansas and #25 KSU), Western Michigan (#5
Duke), Towson (#24 Virginia), Yale (#10 Florida), North Dakota (#18 Kansas),
Monmouth (#6 North Carolina)...Oh yeah, it's called Division 1 NCAA
basketball. The difference between BYU and the team in SLC you likely
support... BYU wins the cupcake games (usually by 20-30 points) instead of
getting blown out at home by the team neither of us have heard of.
re: honorcodeI sort of understand why you think you would be entitled to
talk trash about the BYU football team, since they laid an egg against Utah and
special teams choked against TCU. But keep in mind, they are 9-3, and they are
on the brink of moving into the Top 25 if they beat Tulsa - unlike any other
team in Utah or Colorado.But to talk trash about the basketball
team? Come on, this is a team that will be in the Top 25 within a week or two,
is headed for another 25+ win regular season, and will be dancing in March.
They are young, and they are talented.CSUSM was a great tune-up game
before heading into conference play on Thursday.Just curious,
honorcode, what team are you a fan of?
Does anyone know why Coach Dave Rose, many times during a game, will stare at a
place on the floor out in front of him?
phantombladeIf you really feel that losing a game or two in the WCC
is no big deal, you probably also feel the Utes are in contention for a
conference title.You lose and guess what...You Lose!
This is the most boring time of year for every basketball fan as schools like
San Marcos go around the country making money by playing good teams, except we
never really know how good because there is so little competition. Even
powerless bball teams like Nebraska were 8-3 before Wisconsin beats them by 20
in the opener. Glad the Cougs won because a loss would be really embarassing
but no real joy in the victory either.
The team is playing well and all of the freshman are looking good, Carlino,
Austin, Winder and Harrison are all contributing to the team. Going forward we
need to get Steven Rogers back to make a good run in the Conference and NCAA
tournament. We were already short a spot with Collinsworth out for another
season. The coaches need to evaluate that position, it seems the last two years
we have been hurt with depth because of the Collinsworth position already being
short and with one or two injuries like what happened with Rogers, Harrison and
Austin. Rogers will be the difference in big games, with some reliable scoring
punch coming off the bench. Does anyone have an update of when he may return?
Even though San Marcos is in its first year of basketball, its players were
mostly experienced guys from other D1 schools. That showed early, as the BYU
players only seemed to be up for the scrimmage they thought this team would
be.Bright side: it's really nice to see we have a legit PG. When
Carlino woke up and started playing to his potential, the game was suddenly over
and no longer close.Carlino is the real deal. Doubters either have
their head in the sand or haven't watched all of his few games so far.Remember, he's just a freshman who's never played D1 ball before. That shows
now and again with mistakes and turnovers. But, his contributions are far
outweighing that, and by a mile!Not sure whether BYU will start its
WCC schedule with mostly wins, but if Carlino continues to mature, BYU should be
the team to beat.Can't wait for tomorrow night's game!
The ref going down was ugly. Somebody needs to rethink having the mat in front
of the scorer's table.
What are the CSU San Marcos Cougars doing coming to Provo for an athletic
contest? Wow. And the poor guys' ride is a bus. Nice tuneup for Saint Marys
on the road. This outfit looked like a glorified Ward team; and they made BYU
look a bit silly for a good part of the game. I know Coach Rose wanted the team
to treat this game as any other game and work their stuff, but come on. They
should have fed Davies and Hartsock until each of them had 20 points in the
first half and gone from there. Why shoot outside at all? The guards could
have stayed on the floor after the game and had shooting practice on their own.
I saw no purpose for scheduling that game. Who is responsible for that?
Put the foot mat underneath the scorers' table. I'm sueing someone for medical
expenses and trauma.
Don't hassle Honor Code. Can't you see he is struggling?
Anonymous Infinity"What are the CSU San Marcos Cougars doing
coming to Provo for an athletic contest?... I saw no purpose for scheduling that
game. Who is responsible for that?"Your lack of understanding
shows why Dave Rose is BYU's head basketball coach and why you're only a
wanna-be basketball critic.
an independent NAIA in its first year of mens basketball Really
To all of you that claim I'm a "UTE"...........it's obvious the word
"ASSUMPTION" is at hand!Only school I cheer for in Utah is
USU and every now an then Church Basketball!