@drivebyposterSo? Obviously arizona isn't all it's cracked
up to be either. But aside from that college baksetball teams play somewhere
around 30 games per year. Over the course of that every team is going to play
down to their competition a few times, like BYU did against utah, and play out
of their heads as good as they possibly can, like utah did against BYU. The
difference is BYU WON the game. utah LOST the game, for the 11th time in 12
meetings. Good team, bad team. Winning team, losing team.
To Duckhunter: I'm a Cougar fan too, but, didn't BYU barely escape
with a win against Utah at home, a time that took Arizona to the wire? For one
I'm glad to have a Utah team on the rebound.
DuckhunterThe key to fast starts is defensive intensity.If the Cougars had started the game with the same defensive intensity as they
started the 2nd half, the game would have been over by halftime.Saturday will be a good test. A win on the road against Santa Clara would be
very helpful come tournament selection time.
The slow starts are a bit frustrating. They can be overcome against teams like
Pepperdine, or bad teams like utah, but that will not be the case against
Gonzaga. They need to figure out a way to play well the entire game to beat good
A tale of two halfs. Cougs did not play well in first half and played extremely
well in 2nd half. But best of all is the continued improvement by Carlino. It
must be the hair.