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Published: Tuesday, March 13 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Idaho Falls, ID

Totally out of Iona's league.


Um, you were saying?

Iowa City, IA

What an epic comeback by a BYU team that wasn't willing to give up! The future will always look bright as long as you have a group with that much heart.

Rise and shout!

Overton, NV

Great half time adjustment. After a 1st half of poor shot selection and rushed threes, they start putting the ball in to Davies and Hartsock more. And obviously, much improved defense. Holding a team scoreless for 9 minutes? Excellent!

And a big shout out to Harrison. He really stepped up in this game when they needed some defense and managed to chip in 12 points and some big, timely shots as well.

Now if only Abouo would discover what it is to be a "senior leader" before Thursday...

Charlotte, North Carolina


Orem, UT

BYU's 25-point comeback is the largest comeback in NCAA H*I*S*T*O*R*Y!!!

Congratulations Cougars!!!

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

Now that is a team that either showed a lot of heart or someone put pickle juice in the water for the second half. What an awesome job of coaching.

Frisco, TX

Can TJ Fredette come back and sing another verse of AMAZING!!! This was truly the most amazing BB game I have ever seen. The Cougs showed incredible heart and never quit. Hartsock, Davies, Zylstra, Abouo, Carlino, Winder, Cusick, Harrison, and Austin - I salute you for what you accomplished tonight.

Thank you Dave Rose for creating such an amazing team.


Cue the National Championship talk................

Northwest Coug
Pasco, WA



The trolls may not be commenting but I quarantee they will not be sleeping all night.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Pretty great comeback. Granted Iona sure stank it up. But great half time adjustment, coming from this Ute fan. I always believed in giving credit where credit is due. Now the Cougars better get ready for an even tougher game.

Morgan, UT


fan in orem
Orem, Utah

KKCC: You are very clever. Congratulations.

Cedar Hills, UT

Was a great come back but not a 1st round game. Now they get Marquette in the 1st round.

Good luck

Salt Lake City, UT

Scores speak louder than trolls. Nice, Cougars, nice.

Centerville, UT

It's like Iona had their Grand Finale in the first half and then ran out of energy. They were incredibly fast and had BYU on the ropes. This was a spectacular comeback. I don't think it will matter on Thursday because Marquette is NOT Iona. But congrats to BYU anyway.


The bad news is that the Cougs are still a #14 seed playing a #3. The good news s that the Big East is, as always, vastly overrated, meaning BYU has a much better chance against Marquette than the "experts" will say.

Provo, UT

This Game will be talked about forever, but it's still one game at a time

Iowa City, IA

Hi utahcountyute,

You might want to double-check the tournament structure. Do this: Go to the ESPN web page, proceed to the NCAA basketball tournament brackets, and take a look at the term used to describe the games on Tues. March 13 and Wed. March 14. Are you there yet?

"First Round"

The Thurs/Fri games are officially considered to be the "Second Round." That said, I'm sure you just made an honest mistake.

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