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Published: Thursday, Jan. 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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wer
South Jordan, UT

According to this article, there were only about 14,000 people at the game. It is possible that the Marriott Ctr. was only two thirds filled???

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Jimmered!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

zero rebound? ouch I will be glad to see that ugly mouth piece guy gone after this season.sorry he's a dirty player.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Choked another big game away.
Out of the running already.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Give the Gaels credit for clawing their way back into the game. The first 10 minutes of the game were the best I've seen BYU play this season, then we went on vacation for the next 20 minutes. If any NBA scouts were on hand, Davies needs to make new plans for post college. After playing an average 1st half, he was awful in the 2nd half. His shot selection, his defense, his fouls were what you'd expect from a Freshman. Carlino was inspired in the first half and then began to force shots, force passes and couldn't stop anything on defense. If it weren't for Winder's solid defense in the 2nd half, the game wouldn't have been this close. Goodbye NCAA tourney this year, and hello NIT.

Parkite1
Park City, UT

Well Rose next time encourage the Boys in Blue to trap and play defense or call a time-out to ensure a debacle like this never happens again especially not at home. Could have been knocking at top 25 and ensured the dance now the road to qualify is extremely difficult...

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

Look on the bright side, BYU made ESPN's #1 of top 10 plays of the day by being beat at the buzzer. Any press is good press, right?

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

I knew Davies had a ho-hum game, but I didn't realize he had ZERO boards. That's just unacceptable. Five fouls and zero rebounds from our supposedly all-conference center. Blech. On the offensive end, am I the only one that feels like Brandon consistently makes easy plays into tough plays? Does this sound familar: he'll have good position with the ball in his hands, and instead of just flipping up a little jump hook or going straight up, he starts a pointless array of fakes and tics before throwing up awkward leaner and begging for a foul call.

Carlino is improving, but he still loses his mind too often. Great start, shooting well, playing under control, taking what was there. Then, all of a sudden he throws up an impossible fadeaway 18-footer, starts dribbling and passing into a sea of St. Mary hands, and all his good work is negated. Maybe by the time he's a senior he'll have that stuff out of his system. SLOW DOWN, MATT . .

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

The BYU matchup zone worked for a while, then the Gaels adjusted. But Rose kept with the zone until the Gaels caught up mostly with poorly contested 3 point shots. Why? Inquiring minds want to know.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Plenty to learn from in this game. I hope each player breaks down the game and sees the mistakes and improves. i have heard many times that you learn much more from losses than you do from wins.

carver
Enterprise, UT

BYU, if you need a lesson on GRIT, you got one from Dellavedova.

sammyg
Springville, UT

On behalf of all Ute fans I will claim this game as an official BYU moral victory. Getting beat at the buzzer says this was a good game and it was. I enjoyed it.

Of course I was dumbfounded at the buzzer but you have to hand it to St. Mary's for coming back and that last shot.

Look forward to seeing the game against these guys later as BYU has a real team that can beat these guys if the mistakes are corrected and Davies has a decent game. Just an off night for him I guess.

This is much better than 0-5... very much better.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Two words guys: BOX OUT!

BYU beat the Gaels in FG% 53-42, 3PT% 46-40, and FT% 75-67, but got KILLED on O-Reb 4-12.

Saint Mary's dominated the Cougars on 2nd chance points, and that was the difference in the game. Unbelievably, Davies didn't get a single rebound.

Gotta give Saint Mary's props for hanging in there after getting behind early 20-4.

Dellavadova is a gamer and his buzzer-beater was amazing. Congrats to Saint Mary's on a great win.

BYU's chances for a 7th straight NCAA tournament are now razor thin. It's still possible that the WCC could get 3 teams into the tournament, but if it comes down to a choice between BYU and Saint Mary's, the Gaels clearly have the inside track.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Davies needs to get tough. O rebounds is not acceptable. BYU's other bigs need to box out and take rebounding as seriously as the Gaels do. Carlino is a magician at zeroing out the good things he does with the immature, selfish things he does. I'm convinced the worst thing for BYU is for Carlino to have early success. It goes to his head and he fantasizes about taking over the game...and he obviously is not that good. When he plays smart and tries to involve his teammates, he is fine.

BYU will have to win the rest of the games on its schedule to have a shot at the big dance. Not likely.

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I was crushed to see the Cougars lose the game at the buzzer. I have to say though that Matthew Dellavedova is sick! That shot he made at the buzzer was phenomenal. He's definitely first team All American material along with All Academic honors. The Cougars need to make some improvements in their game though. First, the Cougars need to stop playing zone defense when it does nothing against the other team's perimeter. That's what cost them their big lead. Second, Brandon Davies needs to learn to stay out of foul trouble so much. He's BYU's only big man who can make a difference night after night. Also, the other Cougs on the court need to step it up so Tyler Haws can make more assists. The Cougars need a win at Saint Mary's to save face.

Grundle
West Jordan, UT

Re:BlueCoug

AMEN!!!

also...

I kept thinking after Holt went 4 for 4 for 10 points, why doesn't Rose stick a guy on him? The momentum really swung for the Gaels when Holt went off in the first half.

Davies played a big 6'4". Is it just me or does Davies play small? He seems completely flummoxed by big slow defenders. Davies would have made a great small forward if he didn't have to play middle. Too bad. In another system, or a different team, he could have been great.

All said...Haws was terrific, Carlino was sometimes. Austin has an incredible soft touch to his shot but 16 ft. fade-aways for a 6'11" guy makes him a really tall small forward.

I hope BYU can recruit some big bodied forward/center types that play up to their height to complement the tandem of Haws/Carlino in the next two years.

I'll keep watching and cheering! Go Cougs!

dumprake
Washington, UT

Zero rebounds for Davies? what, was he playing on his knees? how does a 6'9" post player get zero rebounds? I'm so frustrated with Davies, one game he dominates, the next he disappears, and most of the time he gets into early foul trouble and misses most of the game. and our other post players aren't much better. Rose better find a JC guy who can play the middle for next year.

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I was crushed to see the Cougars lose the game at the buzzer. I have to say though that Matthew Dellavedova is sick! That shot he made at the buzzer was phenomenal. He's definitely first team All American material along with All Academic honors. The Cougars need to make some improvements in their game though. First, the Cougars need to stop playing zone defense when it does nothing against the other team's perimeter. That's what cost them their big lead. Second, Brandon Davies needs to learn to stay out of foul trouble so much. He's BYU's only big man who can make a difference night after night. Also, the other Cougs on the court need to step it up so Tyler Haws can make more assists. The Cougars need a win at Saint Mary's to save face.

CWEB
Orem, UT

Davies is so over rated...If I were Rose I'd sit him on the bench, win lose or draw. The guy needs a serious wakeup call, and he needs some serious counseling. Maybe hire a coach and a psychiatrist to figure out what is wrong with this guy. Again, something is not right in his life maybe? I'd hate to think about repeat of two years ago, but something is amiss.

A SENIOR? He is again letting his teammates down.

Beautiful shot by Dellavedova, but hey, nobody was in front of him either, no hand in his face, nothing. Sad really.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

That celebration was classless.

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