Sharp was awesome in both games. I love the way he plays. I hope his efforts are
contagious. What a great player!
As I said earlier, Tyler lets pressure get him down. It's easy to
criticize that, but it wasn't meant that way. It's just an
observation that some have about Tyler. Time and maturity will help him
overcome this weakness. Somehow he has to learn that you win and lose as a
team. It's not all about one guy. If he does his best to make other
payers better, he'll find himself more at ease and confident in his
contribution. He doesn't have to make all the points. He doesn't
have to take every shot. He needs to make the opther players better but
improving his own skill at dishing to the right people at the right time. He is
expected to be the scorer, 'tis true, but he is part of a team. Take it to
the team Tyler. And good luck this week Cougars!
The kid that ejected was the most exciting part of the game. Ready for the Y to
beat someone besides the ones they are supposed to beat. Either way, this team
has overachieved this season.
"The kid that ejected was the most exciting part of the game. Ready for the
Y to beat someone besides the ones they are supposed to beat. Either way, this
team has overachieved this season."They've overachieved by
losing to the four good / two average teams they've faced?
Against good teams, shut down Davies and Hawes, and BYU loses. This will
continue until the rest of the team steps up.
Nice performance against Portland as the Cougs should have shown. Now the key is
how consistent can Davies and Carlino be against the rest of the WCC
competition. Also, am I the only one who thinks there may be something
wrong/hurt about Haws, or is he simply in a multi-game funk? He shots selection
and, especially, execution hasn't been as good of late, and he's
definitely missing more of his free throws.
@So. Cal Reader, I agree that Haws is not playing as well. I was wondering the
same that there may be something wrong with him physically that we are not aware
of (i.e. sickness, injury, etc.). However, I also keep thinking that it is
still his first year back from the mission. I know he was playing much better
at the beginning of the year than he is right now, and seemed to be in much
better shape. But still needs more time to get back to where he should be after
the mission.Either way, good game to the Cougs in Portland. Just
wish we could play well against St. Mary's and Gonzaga. Seem to do well
against the others, but need to get over that hump with the better teams.Go Cougs!
So. Cal ReaderCarlino has actually been more consistent than either
Davies or Haws since BYU began conference play. If Haws had gotten his season
scoring average at Gonzaga, BYU would have won.BYU still has a slim
chance of making the tournament, IF, the Cougars can win out (beating SMC on the
road and Gonzaga at home - difficult, but not impossible), or by winning the WCC
Cinci Man,It looked like Haws hit a pretty pressure packed shot against
St. Mary's. A slump with a lot of defensive attention is different thatn
letting pressure get to you. Especially when Haws has little help, including,
from Davies. "Esquire" has it right.
Way to earn a split over 2 quality opponents. We still have a good shot at the
@ phantomblade- Interesting point about Carlino. I wasn't aware of that. I
just wish I felt more comfortable each time he touches the ball. I don't!
He causes my blood pressure to rise! :) "BYU still has a slim chance of
making the tournament ..." I agree & agree that your "Ifs" are
slim. Looks like this may be an NIT year. I hope I'm wrong. Just looking at
things a bit more realistically.
mnsave.He sure did make a great shot. And if he had made the other
players better by running plays that get the ball into the hands of the open
guys, he would not have missed 8 shots including missing both 3-pointers. How
many of his 16 shots were rushed? How many had to be rushed? I'll stick
with my talking points. And I agree with Esquire too.
Look out N.I.T. Here come the Cougs!
I enjoy BYU basketball but I get frustrated when Davies (especially) or Haws
feel like they need to shoot when there are 3 or four guys around them. I would
guess that the Y loses the ball in at least 8 of those situations per game.
They probably don't count as turnovers but should. I think if the y would
quit forcing things when they don't need to it would make them better.
Gonzaga took advantage of the Y in every area. Of course they are a couple of
steps above the Y in talent. I noticed against Portland there were several
times when we forced it with hurried shots or bad shots which a good team would
make us pay. Sorry to be so negative. I like the Y. I just don't see a
lot of improvement going on.Gary
Cinci Man,I agree with you. I wonder if Haws feels a lot of self
inflicted pressure because he feels he doesn't have much help, so he forces
the issue. Because Zylstra and Carlino have been playing better, he should make
a better effort to get them involved when he has the ball.