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Published: Thursday, March 15 2012 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

Don't tell me cougie fans, it's the refs fault, right?

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Let me guess Cougar fans... it was the ref's fault?

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

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.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

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.

Orem, UT

I think they got to within 6 not 7 didn't they? Anyway good game. Looking forward to next year and the year after :)

Michael Lloyd Jr.
Spanish Fork, UT

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?


Well, it was a hard fought game and a good season. Go Cougars.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

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 is full!!

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

@ 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!

Orem, UT

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!

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

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 irrelevant?

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

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?

Mcallen, TX

Elmer Fudd?

Looks like you got out smarted by a rabbit.

O-town, UT

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.

Walnut Creek, Calif

any chance we can get some guards in next year who can actually shoot?

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

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.

Window Rock, AZ

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!

Salt Lake City, UT

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 own program.

Overton, NV

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.

Richmond, VA

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!!!

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