Playing Montana is like dunking over your ten year old brother on an eight foot
hoop: Not that impressive and potentially damaging. The Cougars looked solid,
but tournament teams should beat Montana by twenty. After failing their first
two chances for a nice victory over a BCS School in Brooklyn. Saturday could
bring a little redemption provided they capitalize on their third chance at
picking up an impact win. Hopefully, their improved three point shooting will
follow them to Iowa State. Oh yeah, and that Davies can shoot a higher
free-throw percentage than Dwight Howard.
@OCougMontana will probably win the Big Sky and will be a tournament
team. I didn't know that there was a BCS in basketball but Notre Dame and
Florida State will probably also be in the tournament. It is early and most
teams will improve and so should BYU. I can't see how playing a pretty good
Montana team early in the season could be damaging--and I was impressed. Davies
may have had a miserable night at the stripe, but otherwise he was a beast.
There are few post men who have his moves and who can play the inside out
passing game as well.
OCougPlaying Montana is like playing a conference game in the Big
Sky, something any basketball fan from Ogden should be intimately familiar
with.btw, how did that "bcs basketball" school (whatever
that is) from the hill fair against their Big Sky opponent, Sac St?The kids on the hill would be wise to lay off the pre-season schedule smack;
you've gotten NOTHING to beat your chest about.
Davies ZERO fouls? Keep it up. Sharp showing good minutes on the floor. How
Winder coming along with his foot? Now, will those players be ready for Iowa St?
Jealous U - Amen!
That looked like a foul on Davies in the picture that the Dnews posted. Oh,
that's right, it was in the MC.
Utahcountryute: your bitterness is getting the best of you. The game was at
the ESA. perhaps facts get in the way of your attempts at pot shots.
Hahahaha utahcountryute. Want some ice with that burn?
Cougs have a good non-conference schedule - a few cupcakes, a few competitive
games, and a few that will really push them. I knew we would beat Montana by
20+, especially without their leading scorer. But a game like this really gives
Rose the opportunity to work on some things to get ready for stiffer competition
ahead. Iowa State, Utah State, Baylor will all be good games. Virginia Tech
looks really good. They may be the best team we play all year.My
only disappointment against Montana was that Haws didn't reach 20. I was
hoping Rose would put him back in so he could tie Devin Durrant's record
for consecutive 20 point games.
@gChris and Jealous UFirst of all, I am a Y fan and its okay to have
differing points of view without taking pot shots at another persons comment.
Perhaps my initial comment wasn't clear. Major point of comment:
Beating Montana isn't a big deal. Come tournament time when the selection
committee reviews a teams resume, they will look at quality wins/losses. I have
no problem with playing Montana, although it doesn't do much for the
Cougars tournament resume by beating them. A Big Sky team that will
"probably" win their conference and be a 15 or 16 seed does little
toward building tournament credibility for a team. The comment that Sac St.
beat the U shows how little the conference is regarded by most of the country
and the disrespect garnered when a team such as the Y loses to a Big Sky
opponent. Its understood that teams play weaker opponents at the first of the
season. Until the Y beats a couple BCS teams or top 25 teams, they're on
the outside looking in.Apology: Sorry to offend by using BCS again,
its easier than saying Big 12, SEC, ACC etc. etc.Cheers and Go Cougs
btw Davies was a Beast, but if BYU is going to beat Iowa State in Ames he will
need to convert more than 52.9 percent of his free throws.