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Published: Friday, Dec. 21 2012 10:45 a.m. MST

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CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Looking forward to this game. Looking ahead to the great talent coming aboard, BYU needs to beef up their non-conference schedule to play more teams like Baylor. In about three years, and going forward, our non-conference scheule needs to look more like the Zags, with about 10 games against top teams. It would be a shame to bring in the top talent that is coming and play four or five tough non-conference games and two or three tough conference teams. Who knows, maybe we won't have room for teams like Utah anymore.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

I'm about done with college basketball. More and more, the officiating is bout calling the team and/or player, rather than calling the game. Davies in the first half had a guy jumping on his back every time they passed him the ball. One foul called. At the very end of the half, the Baylor point guard turn his hand all the way over for an obvious carry; no call. Davies got pushed in the back on a rebound, causing him to fall out of bounds; no call. Davies and Zylstra both knocked balls away cleanly; both got called for fouls. Baylor player flies into the lane clearly out of control, smashes into Austin(?); blocking foul rather than a charge. Baylor players were allowed to jump all over BYU players on rebounds in the first half. Different rules were applied to each team. C'mon refs. Baylor looks to be the better and deeper team. They don't need help.

And right as half time started, they showed highlights from the Indiana game; including a play where an Indiana player took a major hop and got away with it. Rules? What rules?

flatlander
Omaha, NE

Good thing BYU went WCC rather than Big 12. They do not have the horses to compete big time week after week.

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

I don't think this team is even good enough to play in the NIT this year. Only two players show up for each game, and some times Haws checks out going cold from the field. However Davies was the best player on the floor tonight. He might not have been as athletic as some of the Baylor players, but he found a way to score. Carlino is a huge disappointment.

romorg
PROVO, UT

Anybody want to venture an explanation for the digression of Carlino, Winder, Austin, and Zylstra?

Pretty tough to be successful when you lose two returning players to injuries (Rogers, Collinsworth), lose one player to mission confusion (Harrison) and then have four returning players perform substantially worse than the previous year.

Rose seems baffled. Constantly changing line up. Players seem to play without any discipline. No improvement.

ParkerCoug12
Parker, CO

Winder has not been given a chance. Why is he in the dog house, when Cusick is playing so poorly....

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