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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27 2013 9:30 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Gonzaga 75
byu 58

And still the team with the best win in the state of Utah?


TEam with second best win in the state?


Team with third best win in the state?


Team with fourth best win in the state?


Rock em Zags!

Arlington, VA

I've heard the students have been already been lining up for a couple of day.

Should be an exciting game, and a win-win situation for BYU.

A win, and BYU pulls off a huge upset of #2-ranked Gonzaga, the highest ranked team BYU has ever played in the Marriott Center.


A loss, which would likely pave the way for the WCC to have the #1-ranked team next week.

Good luck Cougars!

Ute Zag
everett, WA

As a Ute and a Zag, I wish the Cougs all the luck in the world but I don't think that there is a chance that BYU can win. BYU is to inconsistent to keep pace with the Zags. They also have no answer to the Bigs of the Zags. Sorry Cougs Davies is not a defensive stopper. Good luck!

Go Zags

Go Utes


BYU should get killed. They simply aren't very good this season though this sets up nicely. The pressure is on for Gonzaga to win and assume the No. 1 ranking.

Also, Gonzaga is not the "best" team who has ever come to the Marriott Center. They might be the highest ranked but, I'd take San Diego St. (two years ago) and Wake Forest at least in recent memory. I'm sure there are others.

Omaha, NE

I'm not convinced San Diego or San Francisco is better than BYU. Both teams took Gonzaga to the wire at their place, but managed to barely win. BYU has a winning record and it's very tough to win at BYU. Only losses came on a last second prayer and rarely-seen on-fire shooting. BYU handled Gonzaga pretty easily last year here, and Gonzaga was the better team. I can see an upset. BYU feeds off the home court and the crowd, and it will be sold out and rockin'. BYU may just very well make headlines Friday morning.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

I see that my little sister was once again the first frantic and emotional poster on another BYU blog.

She's just jealous that while BYU is hosting the #2 team in the country on ESPN2 in front of a packed 20,000+ seat arena, our rundown Utes will be playing Cal in front of a sparse crowd on ESPNU.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

As long as the referees don't allow the Zags to maul Hawes abd Davies, we have a legitimate shot at beating the Zags at the MC.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Mildred is already looking for excuses. Eeh Gads! This Gonzaga team is very talented, and very deep. If BYU shoots the ball well, especailly from 3 pt. range, they have a good chance of pulling off the upset. It seems like the Zags have dropped at least one road game to WCC opponents over the years: usually St. Mary's or San Fran. I really like this year's team though; very good inside: Olynik, Harris, Dower, etc.


Provo, UT

We lost because of the refs again.


Anything can happen in one game, especially at the Marriott Center. I'm not holding my breath, but it's still exciting to have an opportunity to play the #2 team in the country at home. From a Utah fan- good luck to the cougs this week.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Best Record: Brigham Young University

Head-to-head: Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University

Highest RPI: Brigham Young University

Above .500: Brigham Young University, Utah St.

Best fans: Brigham Young University

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Most top 50 RPI wins: Utah

Most top 75 RPI wins: Utah

Most top 100 RPI wins: Utah

Most top 150 RPI wins: Utah

Most wins against Tournament teams: Utah

Best conference: Utah

Better strength of schedule: Utah

cal cougar
camarillo, CA

BYU played great against St Mary's. They did not get beat up by them. Had St Mary's shot normal free throw percentages, we would have won. That game gave me more hope for this team than any other game.

That being said, if BYU will play with that kind of intensity at home with some home cookin' and a few more calls going our way at home, we do have a chance. But more than that, we just need a good showing here and the WCC championships could be attainable.

IRS Agent

@ Chris B

Why is it that Utah has the four biggest wins in the state? Because that is all they have? So what you are saying is that everytime Utah gets a win, it is the biggest win in the state? It appears you are a victim of your own delusions?

Welcome to the BYU message board

Boise, ID

BYU has been playing more aggresively on defense and it has been making a difference. If BYU can play tough D and hit some 3's, they have a chance. Gonzaga is the better team but at home, BYU has a good shot at knocking them off.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

@Chris B

Scoreboard! (and the rest that I listed) BYU FTW!


Ya gotta love college basketball because the upset is always possible. I can't even remember all of the upsets of ranked teams this year so if BYU plays a great game and Gonzaga doesn't it is possible BYU will win!


Palo Alto, CA


The best team ever to play in the Marriott Center was the 1971–72 UCLA team of Bill Walton, Henry Bibby, Jamaal Wilkes, Larry Farmer and Greg Lee. In 1972, UCLA won their eighth championship in nine years under head coach John Wooden and had a record of 30–0 while winning its games by an average margin of more than 30 points. That season was also part of UCLA's NCAA record 88-game winning streak.

In the NCAA West Regional played in the Marriott Center during the first season it opened:

March 16, 1972, UCLA beat Weber State 90-58 - Sweet 16
March 18, 1972, UCLA beat Long Beach St 73-58 - Elite 8

If BYU hadn't been upset by Long Beach St 95-90 in OT in the Sub-Regional held in Pocatello, after leading by 20 at the half, BYU's Kresimir Cosic might have faced UCLA's Bill Walton in the Marriott Center in the Elite Eight.



Most embarrassing loss: UTAH (Sacramento State)

Least-loyal fans: UTAH

Conference Doormat: UTAH

11-win team: UTAH

Post-season play: NOT UTAH

Provo, UT

It is astounding to me that Utah fans would come on a basketball story and make derogatory comments about a team that is so much better than theirs. I would pretty much stay undercover if my team had been as poor as their's these past few years (this year included). BYU has not been up to their usual caliber this year but Utah has consistently been terrible.

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