By the way, I would say BYU had a pretty good year for a team with only 2
seniors. Nothing but great things coming in the next few years.
Chris B, let's clarify, by several sweet 16' you mean 2, several elite 8's you
mean 1, several final 4's you mean none.
ImaCaMan says: What has anyone from the WCC ever done?--USF has won an NCAA championship more recently than the Utes have. And won it
twice.Chris B:Congratulations on 5 losing seasons in 7
years.10,000 empty red chairs agree: What a team. What a program.
NevadaCoug the refs did not bail out BYU. Portland did a lot of fouling on
Davies and others in the paint when the cougs were driving they also went
over the top of guys while trying to grab a rebound, and there were a lot of
offensive fouls on Portland too but they also missed a bunch of calls also on
Noah and Charles,Thanks for your team play, your personal character and
representing the best in collegiate athletics. The low talk of W-L, conferences
and championships misses the real substance of what sports should be about. Keep
recruiting this quality of person and athlete, Coach Rose.
Chris B:What a great battle yesterday at the Huntsman Center - two
of college basketball's finest dueling it out to the bitter end. And the mighty
utes came out on top. I doubt there are two better teams in the whole country.
utah will probly win the pac-12 tourny.
Nice to win on Senior day. I don't know much about Hartsock's injury, but I
would have to think that to win the WCC conference tourney, they will need
him.No question BYU is a bubble team, but many bubble teams make it
in to the NCAAs without winning their conference tourney.BYU will
greatly increase their chances of an at-large bid by beating the #2 seed and
playing in the championship, even if they lose the championship game and finish
with 8 loses. Their RPI is in the 40s, which is probably enough, but
difficult to guarentee. The weakened state of the PAC-12 helps, but the decent
performance of the MWC hurts.Pretty much BYU beat who they were
supposed to beat (alothough one could argue they shoulda beaten the Aggies on
the road and the Gaels at home), and lost to who they were supposed to lose to
(though one could argue they should have lost to an ACC team on the
road-VaTech).I'm only a peripheral BYU fan and I was able to predict
22-25 wins. They were consistent. And barring a first round loss in the WCC
tourney, they should be in.====burtro15, I haven't seen
many posts by you, but well done.
Chris B.All that drivel sputtered...and Utah still does not have a
National Championship in either football or men's Basketball... so chrissy
what's your point other than proving your obsession with Utah not able to have
done something that BYU has.
It's a game. At the end of the day who cares if Utah or byu wins. I am a die
hard byu fan but I love to see Utah win. When they beat Alabama I was standng up
cheering as if it were a byu game. It's a joke how fans go back and forth. I
used to get mad at what some people would say about byu until I recently got
really sick and was reminded that it's only a game.
Re:460Te WCC a good conference? Ha!No one in that
conference will go anywhere in the tourney. What has anyone from the WCC ever
done? Even with their "great" teams Gonzaga has never done what
Butler has. Get excited about beating Portland at home and squeaking by San
Francisco. The Utes and the PAC 12 will be back soon, but you will still be
playing in HS gyms.
@Chris B"Yes, Utah ball is terrible. But unlike byu, Utah's
great seasons have included several sweet 16's, several elite 8's, final fours,
etc.....Football's great seasons have included a few undefeated
seasons, a few BCS invites, a few BCS wins, a few top 5 ending rankings, a BCS
conference invite....."Ah, Chris B...always living in the past.
"Utah's great seasons HAVE included...", "Football's great
season HAVE included..."Unfortunately, this is the present, so
let's just stick with the one present tense statement you made: Utah ball IS
terrible.Go back to hibernating, we'll see you when you come out for
football season.:)Go Cougars!
BYU celebrates and ute trolls seem to grovel, being 3rd in a good conference as
opposed to 11th in a weak conference.
Utes show a glimmer and the resident troll comes out of hibernation to take some
shots and make ... what point?Thanks to Charles and Noah for their
hard work and consistent effort.Best wishes to the team in Las
If they win first game next week they should be a 12 seed. Only one top 50 win
won't let them be higher. Looks like a tough first game
Its kind of like byu football. Record against decent teams: 1-6 or close to
it.Yes, Utah ball is terrible. But unlike byu, Utah's great seasons
have included several sweet 16's, several elite 8's, final fours, etc.....Football's great seasons have included a few undefeated seasons, a few
BCS invites, a few BCS wins, a few top 5 ending rankings, a BCS conference
invite.....WAC champions, WCC 3rd place!What a couple
teams, what a couple programs!
Once again I didn't get a chance to watch the game. But I'll be fair and ask
the question: Did the refs bail BYU out in this one like they may have bailed
out Gonzaga on Thursday? I notice from the box score that Portland made two
more shots than the Cougars, yet BYU shot 31 free throws to Portland's 9. Was
the foul differential legit? Or just more of the insane home court advantage
teams seem to get in the WCC?
Where are the Brock Zylstra skeptics today. 20 points ain't too bad