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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 10:31 p.m. MST

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Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Great opening games Cougars, with solid back to back wins over two 20+ win teams from last season. Good luck in New York!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

A few weeks ago, I made a comment that Davies, Hawa and Carlino would combine for a lot of 60 point games. And I got the expected rebuttal from the trolls. Two games into the season and the trio gets their first 60 point output. I expect they will reach this plateau in about 1/2 their games. I expect them to average over 50 for the season.

Last night was one of the best overall games I've seen Carlino play. He ran the team like a PG should and played stellar defense.

Looking forward to Florida State and (likely) Notre Dame this weekend. We already know the Cougs are a very good team. These two games will show us if the Cougs are Top 25 material. Win them both, and I expect we will see them in the rankings.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Winning is great, that is what we want, but the other thing that makes this team, and most dave rose teams, so great is that they are a ton of fun to watch. I love the style of play. It is up tempo, they like to run, they like to shoot three's, it is just exciting basketball.

So here's a little dig at a well known utah "fan".

The future of basketball in Utah is BYU!

LOL!

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Unbelievable start for the Cougars against a pretty good 20+ win team from a year ago.

Haws is back and Davies is playing like a man among boys. Carlino is settling into his role as point guard, distributing the ball, playing defense, and scoring just enough to open up the passing lanes and keep the other team from collapsing inside. BYU still needs a dependable third scorer to keep better teams from double-teaming Davies and Haws the whole game. Looking for some of the new players to step it up and contribute more scoring when the starters are resting and we need Zylstra to play well against good teams. Hopefully, Winders will be back soon.

All in all, this BYU team is off to a good start. Florida State and Notre Dame will be good tests this week to see how competitive the Cougars are going to be against tough competition.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Agree with the above. Carlino is much improved this year (but still has a bit of a turnover problem) and we need one more dependable scorer. I was hoping Delgado could come off the bench and provide instant offense. I haven't seen that so far.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"... by nearly 20 points."
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That has to be one of the funniest captions for an article ever. Why not just say they won by 18? There really is some funny bias to how BYU and Utah are portrayed by the DNews and this is just another small example. That said, I only find it funny and I don't really care. Nice win by the cougs, they're looking pretty solid.

@Duckhunter ... I agree with you that Dave Rose runs a very entertaining brand of basketball and more importantly it's been able to get them to the tourney with some consistency. However, I have my serious doubts that they'll ever win more than 1 or 2 games in the tourney with that style. There are very few teams in history that have found post season success playing that way ... especially if the name on their jersey wasn't Kentucky or North Carolina. Just food for thought, doesn't mean it's not the right approach Rose is taking for the type of players/recruits he has.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We'd beat Kentucky by 10.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: motorbike

"Just food for thought, doesn't mean it's not the right approach Rose is taking for the type of players/recruits he has."

Nice attempt at a dig. Sadly for you BYU's current recruits are among some of the best in the nation. Emery, Haws, and Miko are all top 100 recruits and we have a distant shot at landing the best high school player.

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Until 31-2 it was the best basketball this team an play. Let's do it again and again.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

@ motorbike

The fact you commented belies your assertion that "I really don't care" You nitpick and comment on anything BYU that rubs you the wrong way. It's ok to care.

Terrific energy and point production from the Cougars in the first two games that count for something. Haws looks better back from his mission than when he left...IMHO.

After a good mix of teams to face in the pre-conference schedule, I'm excited to see how BYU makes their way through the WWC the second time around. No more surprises on the road. I hope that experience pays dividends.

Good luck!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Wiscougarfan ...

You guys have me laughing. I take you to be one of the more level-headed fans, yet you completely missed the fact that my comment was the OPPOSITE of your accusation. I actually meant that BYU has some talented and athletic players that can run the court well and shoot at a good clip - which Dave Rose likes to utilize ... in other words, my comment was a COMPLIMENT! My point is it's dangerous to get too used to that uptempo style night-in and night-out and then have to adapt to the tourney when it's undoubtedly more of a half-court game teams need to play if they plan to make a deep run. Anyway, no apology necessary.

@JayDee ...

Similar to my above comment, you too may want to loosen up. I was simply making an observation. My comment of "I really don't care" was the truth. Whether you believe me or not doesn't matter, but your comment says more about you than me ... if you can't even take mellow comments at face value you may be a bit hypersensitive.

Funny Coug fans!

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Motorbike,
Sure, BYU is not Duke or Kentucky. How long did it take to figure that out? BYU's OOC opponents are good but they're not strong like Willamette.

Where are your perceptive comments on ute BB posted? I need another laugh.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Motorbike

My bad, sorry about jumping to conclusions. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify what you said earlier.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

@ Motorbike

I'm only referencing your observation about DN bias, because that is the only part you mention that you don't care about. It begs the question that if you go to the article, read it, and feel strong enough to log in and post a comment that you care...no matter what you say.

It's just common sense. I merely tried to point out the illogical statement of "not caring" with the care you take to make all those who read these posts know that you do not care. If you must, I suppose I'm hypersensitive about U "fans" claiming they do not mean what they obviously said...things that are self-evident.

For a U "fan", you sure post enough about BYU. I for one, am glad you care. As you can tell, I care about BYU too. The more eyes on the Y, the better.

And good luck Cougars in the Big Apple over the weekend.

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