Someone sure needed to step up. Utah's defensive game plan had the Cougs
in a pickle. Congrats to Matt.
Congratulation to Utah coach (Conner?0 for the defensive game plan. Those things
remind everyone of Majerus.
This could be a great team if everyone settles into a role and steps up when
needed as Carlino did tonight. But, Carlino's role needs to be as a
pointguard who distributes the ball and steers the offense. He made passes
tonight that no one else on the team could make. But, too often he wants to
score and is not satisfied with assists.
Congrats to BYU, that was a good game. Nice to see Utah competing again.
ALWAYS nice to beat the Utes, looks like the Utes are definately a improved Team
from last year, but they will still struggle in the improved PAC12 this year.
Carlino had a break out game finally, the guy found open guys all night, plus
started hitting his J. It seems he really gained some confidence.
To the credit of the Utes they played above expectations but BYU also played
down.They had both Davies and Haws neutralized for most of the game
and the open man was just banging the rim. I did not lose hope and at the half
the adjustments made the difference.Good to see Carlino finally find
the bucket. Those two back to back 3s changed the momentum of the game.Utes best game and despite BYU's lack luster performance Cougars get the
win.Nothing like a moral victory huh Utes? I will have to say that
your team is improved. How much? Well we shall see as conference play begins
Was at the game--very enjoyable. I am very impressed with Utah (especially 1)
size, 2) point guard, and 3) Loveridge), and feel they're back on a road
that will lead to success. Their bigs are also impressive, and will give many
teams fits. They even made their free throws (which we struggled with and, if
we don't turn that around, will lose us some close games). And I saw some
of the sweetest, long-distance bounce passes for lay-ups I've seen in a
long time. Carlino's, if he's on, is fantastic. I love how he pushes
the ball, often leading to easy baskets. Good luck, Utah. Go COUGS!
Playing down to the competition often happens. Its time this team either gels
or starts to prepare for next years top ten recruiting class.
Face to Cougar fans the gap between the programs is now about even I would say.
If this game were played in the Huntsman Center it wouldn't have even been
close. As it was, the Utes still for almost the entire game until the very end.
Be afraid of the future Ute teams Cougars be very afraid!!!
Not just Carlino, free throws by Haws helped win the game.Good rival
BYU was out coached in the first half and Utah was out coached in the second
half. Utah can cover Davies and Hawes, but not the entire team. The second half
and the final score says it all.
@Dave SWe would be concerned, but our best recruiting class ever is
coming in...not including the chance of getting Jabari Parker. Utah looked
better, but BYU will be a much better team in the next couple of years.
Dave S. nothing to be afraid of yet...I'm not sure the hack attack is going
to work again for Utah. They still don't match with BYU. Their only
chance was to hope the refs would let the game be physical.
@sammyg"Utes best game and despite BYU's lack luster
performance Cougars get the win."Not even close to Utah's
best game. Utah's best game was earlier in the week against Boise State.
Had the Utes shot over BYU's zone as well as they did against Boise it
would have been closer to a 20 point victory for Utah. Give BYU credit for
playing a good zone in the second half and getting a hand in the face of Ute
shooters. Conversely, you ought to give Ute defenders credit for "BYU's
lack luster performance" but we all know you won't.Two notes ...
BYU had the more rested legs after not playing USU, whereas Utah played a
talented Boise State team earlier in the week. Secondly, Marriott Center.
Cougars deserve the hard fought victory, but I think we all know Utah's
coaching staff has Utah back on the right track and this could very likely have
resulted in a Utah win if played at the JMHC. BYU will have a lot of new and
returning talent next year, but I like Utah's chances of coming out on top.
Nice game Cougars. You showed incredible toughness and made some great plays to
earn this game. Sweet victory in many, many ways!
That was an awesome game. Glad BYU got the W but I was surprised at how good
Utah's bigs were. BYU needs to get some meat on their bigs so they
don't get pushed around!
@ Dave S. - No....I don't think so. This is the best Utah team in a long
time, while this is the worst BYU has played for years, and Utah still
couldn't win. Plus BYU has an incredible recruiting class coming in. As a
program, BYU is still far, far ahead of Utah. Just look at the recruiting.
MotorbikeLet me rephrase... Utes best game in the MCAs
for the rest of your season... I don't care.
Good for Carlino, we Cougar fans have been waiting all year for this. However,
I am very concerned about some of the other perimeter players on the the team,
most noticeable Brock Zylstra. He has been down right terrible this year. He
shoots too much and shoots a terrible percentage, he has way to much experience
to be playing this badly. I don't know what is wrong with him, but the
Cougars may need to look at replacing him in the lineup. I am very excited
about next years recruiting class though, the Cougars are just gonna get better
next year, and if by the chance BYU gets Jabari, look out NCAA the Cougars will
make some big time noise.
Every ute traveled when they got the ball. Do they teach that in the 10.2?
I love the Smell of Utah Losing on Sunday , it Smells like well' VICTORY !
Motorbike-Lots of if's and but's. Fact is the U lost.If Carlino can continue to shoot well and Haws gets back on track
it'll open up the middle for Davies. The success of this season depends
upon getting positive production from the point guard position.
The Utes took a gamble that they could come in and play physical as their only
chance to win. The gamble paid off because the officials didn't call the
fouls. If the refs had called this one close from the beginning, Utah
wouldn't have had a chance with the gimmicky defense.BTW,
Stevie Wonder doesn't try to play basketball, so Carlino shouldn't be
judged by what the singer could do on the hardwoods.
motorbike / Dave S"Had the Utes shot over BYU's zone as
well as they did against Boise...""If this game were played
in the Huntsman Center..."Woulda, coulda, shoulda's are
nothing but excuses for DIDN'T.The Utes aren't going to
shoot 66% from 3 every night and the Utes aren't going to be able to play
every game at home, so all that rationalizing another loss proves is that the
once "mighty" Utes still aren't good enough to beat a rebuilding
Davey S,The programs are even? Now that's a laugh. Just because the
Utes can get up for their biggest game of the year and at the same time BYU was
looking past the Utes does not make them equal. The refs let way too much go.
As it was many of the Utes were in foul trouble and most of them would have
fouled out at halftime had the game been called like a college game and not an
NBA game. That said I still have to give props to the Utes for bringing their A
game. I believe they will be better than most of us thought, but still the
cellar dwellers in the PAC 10.2.
Down under said:"The refs let way too much go"Interesting. Byu had 16 personal fouls and Utah had 21 called against them.
Does your comment really make sense? I was at the game and the cougs
looked soft even after being well rested. Deduct"rebuilding"? Arguably your best post player ever in Davies with Haws
and you are now "rebuilding"?lol