Pavalova said:"@Night Owl...Meaningless is having a home game on
the hill that nobody watches. Then again, being from Salem, OR. there are two
programs no one cares about in O and OSU when it comes to hoops. No matter how
much $ Phil Knight pumps into your program, it's still awful."Awful is piecemealing out your athletic program to a mid-major conference. And
masquerading your football team on ESPN showcasing its WAC scheduling. How are
those TV ratings working for ya?
Congrats Cougs on a great season. We overcame a 25 point deficit which put us
in the NCAA tournament record books. We played a great Marquette team which
could go pretty far in the tournament. I can understand why the Utes like to
post on our articles. There team was going nowhere and they needed their
basketball fix and they were certain that the small WCC would only get one bid
and BYU without Jimmer who almost had a clean sweep of National POY awards would
be an NIT team. Well the small gym WCC got 3 bids while the supposed big bad
PAC 12 gets 2 and their regular season champ Washington had such a bad resume
that they were put in the NIT. Also 6 years in the tournament is a really good
accomplishment and puts us in some pretty good company. Compliments to Coach
Rose who knows how to recruit and I look forward to next year and with the
people coming back the future is very bright in Provo.
It was a memorable season--I enjoyed watching all the Cougs' games on TV, and it
was fun watching them play against different conference opponents, even in their
crackerbox gyms. I agree about the need for guards who can shoot--we'll see
@Night Owl...Meaningless is having a home game on the hill that nobody watches.
Then again, being from Salem, OR. there are two programs no one cares about in O
and OSU when it comes to hoops. No matter how much $ Phil Knight pumps into
your program, it's still awful.
Meh.The game with Iona took a lot out of them.
Whoa Nellie said:"At least BYU got invited to the dance. Plus,
they can be seen all season on national TV. Looking forward to next
year."National TV is an old and tired happy term used by BYU
fans.Its meaningless if nobody watches.
Nice job Cougs! We're proud of your run this year. It was a tough year and you
showed a lot of grit. Don't pay attention to ute fans and their jealous
comments. There season was over in October.
We didn't have the horses this year. It especially difficult with freshman
guards unless they are one and done types. but Rose did a terrific job and tho
we will miss Hartsock next year, I believe we will be much better. Congrats
to the Cougs this year.
The way I saw it, BYU took themselves out of the game. Too many missed shots,
including too many missed free throws and turnovers. You can't do that against
a team like Marquette. The outcome could've been much closer, maybe even pulled
an upset. Carlino was again trying to do too much which resulted in too many
turnovers and missed opportunities.@ EF, Ares, BSR...Life must be
pretty boring if the only pleasure you get is from seeing BYU loose. Why so
much hate? Couldn't you just be glad your team has left BYU behind for the
mighty Conference of Champions? Why can't you just let us enjoy our
independence and focus instead on avoiding being a sad joke in your new
conference? I'm a cougar fan but I root for you guys too to do well in your new
conference. That would reflect well on the kind of competition BYU had in the
state of Utah. Congrats, Cougs, for a good run in the NCAA
tournament. Now Lady Cougs, let's have a better showing and go further than the
boys did. Go Cougs!!!
Saw that the Cougars were down 15 at the half and thought, "We've got them
right where we want them!"In all seriousness, I knew, as many of
the rest of you did, that the Cougars couldn't afford to fall behind early and
hope to make a come back on this Marquette team. Unfortunately, that's exactly
what they did. I hope by next season Coach Rose can find a way to light a fire
under these guys and eliminate the sluggish starts.Good season.
Much better than we could have hoped for after losing arguably the best
offensive and defensive players in BYU history.
To my fellow Utah fans:Get over your jealousy; it's embarrassing for
fans of a once great program to be trying to tear down the accomplishments of
their rival just to make themselves feel better about the sorry state of their
Lift more weights get some muscle around those bones. The other team looked
bigger and stronger but not faster. Did great for a young team!
Congratulations Cougars on another 25+ win, NCAA tournament game winning season.
Quite an accomplishment for a rebuilding, injury plagued team. It'll be fun to
see how well Carlino, Winder, Austin, Haws, and Davies do next year.
any chance we can get some guards in next year who can actually shoot?
Marquette is a very good team! Not a bad effort, that's life as a lower seed.
It takes a special team to overcome a match up like that (i.e. Weber State vs.
Michigan State and a close upset in round two against Georgetown and Weber State
vs. North Carolina and an OT loss against Florida). It's a much tougher path to
a sweet sixteen than a Wofford and Gonzaga paring. Not bad, a very nice season!
Will be that much better next year with the experience.
Elmer Fudd?Looks like you got out smarted by a rabbit.
Hey Elmer and Ares,You aren't fooling anybody by having two accounts
with the Dnews.By the way how did your team do in their tournament?
At least BYU got invited to the dance. Plus, they can be seen all season on
national TV. Looking forward to next year. As for the first four
commenters here, is that all you've got? How does it feel to be totally
Glad we could get a couple of ute fans on here first. So sad that all they have
to live for right now is posting about BYU games.It was a better
year than I expected. This was definitely a rebuilding year for the Cougars.
We played so many freshman this year and we have some great kids lined up to
come into the program. Coach Rose is doing such a great job. It is great to
have a future to look forward to.I'll miss Hartsock and only hope
his brother that just signed will live up to the name. Another Haws, another
Emery on the way as well.Rose knows how to build a PROGRAM.Thanks to the team for making it a fun run. The comeback against Iona will go
down as a classic. Great memories for so many fans.Go Cougars!
@ Elmer Fudd, Acres & Brave Sir Robin--From this Cougs fan, no
excuses. Marquette, pure and simply, shot the ball and made their shots better
than we did: 45% vs. 37%.Mr. Fudd & Acres, what excuses do you
have for your team(s) not making the tourney? Sir Robin, if you're an Aztecs
fan, have fun with North Carolina State!Also, can't wait to
communicate with you next season. Go, Cougs!
Congrats to the Cougs for getting as far as they did with such a very young,
inexperienced team. That youth and lack of experience restulted in inconsistent
play throughout the season, particularly during the last few regular season
games & into the WCC Tournament. With that being said, I can't wait for next
season!! With 1 year of experience, including critical tournament experience,
they will be a force in the WCC next season and reach the Tourney ... again. Any
other college from mid-major conferences (including the Pac 12 this year, my
brethren up north) would trade places w/ the Cougs any day.As a
senior, the team needed much more leadership and contribution from Abouo. The
dude was MIA over the past 6-7 games. Hows this for a line: 18 minutes, 3 points
& 2 assists. I'm not a Carlino fan at all, but I've gotta hold out hope he
will only mature and get better over the next 3 years. The cupboard
Well, it was a hard fought game and a good season. Go Cougars.
Wow! Wrong backcourt. Winder and Harrison should be in there to make it a
game. Carlino and Cusick would be great in NIT tournament.What
does Rose have against Harrision?
I think they got to within 6 not 7 didn't they? Anyway good game. Looking
forward to next year and the year after :)
Yeah. They weren't going to beat Marquette. If they played them 10 times, the
result would be the same.Just a good, but not great team, and great is
what it takes when playing with the big schools.
Which excuse will we hear today?1. It was the refs' fault/the refs
don't like BYU.2. Others teams really "get up" when they play
BYU.3. We didn't want to win anyway.I'm betting on #1.
Let me guess Cougar fans... it was the ref's fault?
Don't tell me cougie fans, it's the refs fault, right?