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Published: Saturday, Jan. 5 2013 10:30 p.m. MST

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Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Great that Carlino could step up two games in a row. This game was definitely a knuckle biter, it was only with 2.7 seconds to go and Carlino hitting two free throws to give BYU a 4 point lead that I felt confident BYU would win. With about 35 seconds left BYU had a 7 point lead that quickly became 1 point!

Kaufusi even played as Davies fouled out and BYU's other big men kept getting fouls called on them! Hard to believe that Haws missed three free throws in one game!

Dons were really good, especially Doolin who seemed to keep the Dons in the game at the end. The Dons might be really impressive next year!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

A total team effort in this one. Sat 3 rows in back of the Cougar bench. Very intense game to watch. Obnoxious USF fans right behind us finally got shut up in a painful loss. Go Cougars! Carlino was terrific.

DRay
Roy, UT

Gonzaga has this Bulldog way of first getting, then hanging onto a lead, never letting its opponent lead for more than a few seconds, if at all, but always playing from a lead position, as it did Sat. night against Santa Clara. San Francisco-Y game looked to be the same, so it was with great relief to this fan that the Y was able to come from behind to win. Basketball Cougars have trouble with consistency this year. Need more mental toughness, to play hard all the time.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

On a night when Davies only played 17 mins and Haws was missing free throws, while San Francisco was shooting lights out from 3-point and out shooting the Cougars across the board, BYU still managed to overcome a double-digit 2nd half deficit to escape with an 80-76 win on the road.

Carlino and Zylstra provided the scoring punch BYU lost with Davies' foul trouble, and Sharp was a monster on the boards and shutting down Doolin with the game on the line.

Congrats Cougs!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Carlino really stepped up when it counted. So did Josh Sharp. His rebounding was huge. This should give the team confidence that they can win even without Davies on the floor. Of course it is much better when he is in the game.

I thought some of Davies fouls were very nit picky.

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Good teams win even if one of their stars is down. Lots of individual effort. Congrats to Carlino and Zylstra for stepping up.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

To have a shot against a team like the Zags, we'll need Davies, Haws and Carlino to shine; with solid effort from Zylsta and Sharp. Great to see Carlino coming on, but disappointing when we can only get 17 minutes out of Davies before fouling out. I guess I could understand if he fouled out in a 30+ minute effort, but 1 foul every 3 minutes from a Senior, veteran is not acceptable.

Although I have to say, I think we played better when Davies was on the bench with the smaller line-up last night.

moderateinmagna
MAGNA, UT

@OougFanunTx i seen at least 2 times when a SF player came down on top of Davies and Davies got the foul called on him,then the last foul he got hit on top of the head and he got the foul called on him, but this is typical of the WCC refs they have their favorite teams and are very biased,and it has been this way for over 20years,that's why the Zags have won the championshipo so many times,they have a good team but they always get a little extra help from the refs.

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