The Aggies led in every category except the final score and free throws. 10 or
so points lost on missed free throws. But gotta hand it to Stew Morrill and his
team. He used only 7 Aggies to take one the entire BYU squad. Missing 3
starters and losing by a basket is not bad. The pain is in the fact that a few
more free throws could have decided the game. Great job, Cougars- you lucked
Congratulations to Coach Dave Rose, one of only five coaches in the Top 25
coaches in winning percentage to win 20+ games in every season of their coaching
careers.-------------Also, congratulations to Kyle Van
Noy, winner of the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2012 National
Defensive Performer of the Year award.After an extensive review of
the existing data, literature, and evidence, it has been determined that Kyle
Van Noy was responsible for the most overall defensive success in Division I FBS
college football," said Bradley C. Smith, Executive Director of the College
Football Performance Awards. "As a result, Kyle's performance satisfies
the strict criteria CFPA established for annual recognition."The
goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most
scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected
exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which
individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.A great night to be a Cougar!
BYU shot 35% from the field and USU shot 45%, the only thing that kept BYU in
the game was the much higher free throw shooting. USU really didn't have a
good night shooting free throws! And there were a lot of free throws in a very
physical game.I though BYU looked tired near the end of the game. We
need to play better than this to beat Gonzaga and SMC.
Yet another game that contains at least 2-3 "Keystone Kops" plays. To
wit: Cusak misses a sort jumper in the lane (nearly the same shot he canned
later to win the game!), BYU defends well, then Davies gets the rebound and,
instead of passing, hustles down court and barrels into a charging call. It was
a train wreck you could see coming like in an old black and white silent
movie.This game simply cements BYU as a solid NIT invitee.
So it looks like BUY/USU are #1 and #2 best teams in the state in Basketball and
#2 and #1 in Football.Who's number three? Let's
see---Weber State, SUU, UVU (except football)...Snow College...????
Congratulations Cougars on a great win over a much-improved Aggie team since
January! The Aggies sort of tanked the last half of January because
of the injury bug, but they've obviously adjusted to their new starting
rotation and will be very tough next season with all of their starters
returning.It's too bad a certain team on the hill is too scared
to play the Aggies and Wildcats anymore.
While I'm thrilled that BYU walked away with the win... it sure was ugly.
The refs were not good (to BYU's benefit this time), the mugging of Haws
continued, and Carlino played quite possibly the worst second half ever by a BYU
starter (missed six three pointers in a row but continued to shoot every time he
got the ball). I believe we have a lot of talent on this team and could get
lucky in these last few games but it's going to take the big 3 (Davies,
Carlino, and Haws) stepping up. Here's to hoping--go Cougs!
Gutsy performance by both teams, but a great hard fought victory for the
Cougars.Haws was outstanding and his free throws were the difference
in the game.Glad to see Cusick get the final tip-in to seal the win
for the Cougars.
Pretty disappointed in BYU's performance. Lousy shooting and inability to
close. Utah State is not that good but played with a lot of heart and would have
beat the Cougars with a few more made foul shots. BYU did play better
defensively tonight but really poor shooting, especially 2nd half and especially
3-point. Carlino still has moments where he goes berserk with stupid shots but
he makes a lot of steals and is a pretty good passer.St Mary's
and Gonzaga will destroy them if they play like they did tonight.
Good game cougars. Already looking forward to next year when Aggies are at full
strength. This is the best instate basketball series and the home
team usually wins.
Free throws, free throws, free throws. BYU made 'em, USU didn't.If BYU would have made their free throws against SD and SF, maybe the
Cougars would have a good shot at and NCAA berth.
What a thriller at the buzzer! So glad to get this win going into St.
Mary's Thursday night. Way to fight Cougars. I thought we were going to
blow it away at different points in the game, but they kept coming back. The
fouls/free throws were unreal in this game--50! This game was very physical.
Good win for the Cougars.Go Cougars!
Great Game! Too bad the Aggies can't make free throws.
Anybody that beats on the Aggies is ok with me. Just throwing that out there.
Mildred,I am so happy that byu makes you sad. I am so happy that
yes byu won and that byu is the best team in the state. Your sadness in
byu's superiority over Utah puts a smile on my face. Thanks for being
bothered by byu. It brings me great joy. Good game cougars!
Gonna be a great game and another Cougar win.We're the best
team in the state.