A complete game from start to finish against a great team. Carlino is going to
be a handful for many teams the rest of the season. Good to see Sharp turn it
up tonight. If they had one more good big man they would be unstoppable.
Congratulations on a great game and a super win. They played well as a team.
I'd like to see this kind of effectiveness against a really good team.
There are a couple of chances coming up. Go Cougars. Please surprise me!
There you go again! Great team ? Great game? Super win?Boys
please remember who you are. You played #82...Santa Clara. They are roughly as
good as Indiana (state)...but not quite as good as Stephen F Austin. You
don't play many quality teams. Gonzaga is your only quality opponent and
they beat you as badly as you beat up on the whimpy teams you man handle.It reminds me of the sophomore high school kid who goes out for the
wrestling team confidently because he can "noogie" his 12 year old
brother at will in the backyard. Only to find out kids his age and his strength
can noogie him at will.BYU is only great against bad teams. But
very bad against good teams.Forgive me for busting your bubbles!
Davies had an acceptable game showed more signs of killer instinct under the
basket, but missed too many free throws again and turned the ball over a couple
of times by not protecting the ball. Overall - a good team effort from start to
If Sharp and Carlino play like they did tonight, the Gaels are toast and the
Zags will have all they can handle. Next job Cougs!
Dear Indycrimson: Petty!!!
indycrimson----all that smack and you forgot that Santa Clara has 16 wins this
year. More than the Utes will have in the next 3 years added together.
Why do you care indycrimson? Why do you come and bother BYU fans? BYU beat
your team already so go pound your chest over your rare win on your own boards.
Or is it because there is no reason to post on Ute message boards? Why do you
need to come anywhere and 'burst bubbles'? Is it because the Utes
finally found a win and were lucky enough to beat Colorado so you can come out
and start thumping your chest as to how good the Utes are and the "mighty
Pac-12"? You were right when you said about BYU that "[They] don't
play many quality teams." Maybe BYU should take Utah off the schedule to
help fix that. But since that won't happen (because BYU admin isn't
as petty as the Utah Admin), why don't you just go thump your chest with
other Ute fans on your message boards and the leave the BYU fans alone.
Yes, BYU played #82 Santa Clara. You do realize that there are about 350
basketball teams in Division 1, right? Which means that SC is well within the
top third.Beating a team that is that is in the top 30% in the
nation isn't something to look down on.On another note, I think
other WCC teams will be taking a lesson out of this game: Don't hit Carlino
in the eye.
@ indycrimson, Do us a favor please...Go away! Vamoosh, little one! Be gone
and leave us alone, will ya? Go Cougars! And congrats on a great
win too, Utes!
indycrimsonTypical jealous spin from the kids on the hill. Sorry, no
need to forgive anything, the only bubbles being burst are Utah's.After losing to California(13-8) and getting blown off their home court by
Stanford(13-8) by their largest home loss deficit ever, the Utes nearly blow a
22-point lead at home and barely hang on to beat Colorado(14-7) by 3 points.Here's a little reality check for U:#11 Utah(10-11,
2-7) will be at #12 Oregon St.(11-10, 1-7) on Wednesday in the battle for the
PAC 10.2 basement. It's a must win for the Utes, if they are going to top
last season's win total of THREE conference wins and avoid finishing dead
last in the conference. Even with their weak pre-season schedule, the Utes have
ZERO chance of reaching their stretch goal of having a winning season.Meanwhile, the Cougars are still in the hunt for their 7th straight 25+ win
season and their 7th straight NCAA tournament berth, something only a handful of
teams have achieved during the Dave Rose era at BYU.
I can choose to read the comics on Sunday morning or I can come out here to DN
and read comments from indycrimson, Chrissy B, and other Utah fans that love to
follow BYU sports. It's wannabe, wouldda, couldda, shouldda,
wish-I-were-a-Coug, jealots that bring a smile to my day. Utah is my alma-mater
and I can route for both schools. I at least have the courage to admit that
I'm a fan of both. Come on indy - come out of your cupboard and play. I
have a hunch that you have season tickets to BYU sporting events. Go Cougars
AND their loyal Ute fans who die for BYU sports.
Golly gee...my apologies fellas!Big win guys. Awesome. BYU #1.
Carlino for Heisman! 1984 rules...Can I stay on your board now?PS...I do like BYU...just not the fans! Hoosiers #1...that's my
second team...both red and white...
Carlino is getting better but still forces things when he shouldn't which
is frustrating to watch. I like his improvement overall. He still doesn't
seem to know how to get the team involved at certain times in the game.
Hopefully that will come. He's scoring good which takes some pressure off
Haws but not enough. The other players need to become more involved
offensively. Sharp had a nice game.
A loss in the PAC12 is better than a win in the WCC. Go Utes!
@ekuteYou must really love last year, this year and the many years to come
for the Utes. I doubt there is another fan out there who is with you on that
one. If there is, I would sure like to hear from them!
@ekuteI can't imagine feeling that a loss in the PAC is better
than a win in the WCC. On second thought, I guess that's how some people
see the world. I think that Utah would have just as much trouble finishing in
the top tier of the WCC as they will in the PAC. Do you really think that Utah
could beat Gonzaga, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, San Francisco,
Portland, LMU or BYU (Oh, that;s right, you can't beat BYU)?
Let's face it guys, when you have nothing to cheer for people lash out and
their rival that they can't beat. We see it all of the time in society.
It's really pretty sad that more Utah fans comment on BYU articles that BYU
fans do. Maybe when Utah can start winning they will quiet down and stick to
their own articles.I have a long standing affiliation with the U and
used to cheer for them as loud as BYU until I started reading the hatred of the
Utah fans in these articles. I still have some respect for the University just
not the fans.
Overall a good game. Turnovers by BYU at 10 which is respectable. The
offensive rebounds by Santa Clara was at 28% of their chances. Our offensive
rebounds was not much better at 32% of the available chances. We need to be
more aggressive on the boards. Kudos to Brock Zylstra for taking a
shot other than a three pointer. He really does have as much talent as Haws
and Carlino, if he learns to mix in the percentage of 3 point shots. Davies is back. The chemistry between him and Sharp grows. Davies is a
great passing center. Passing centers need the ball occasionally at the elbow,
then turn and face the basket and create. We can not use Brandon too much.
But we do need to vary where he gets the ball. Use and train
Kaufusi or lose to St Mary's, Gonzaga, or any Tournament worthy team. We
need a physical inside presence. This isn't a want, it's a must.
Please Dave, you have great guards, excellent wings, excellent center, great
coaching and no inside presence.To all haters that post
here,"GREAT ENTERTAINMENT". They stir up the pot and make life
interesting. How boring without them!!!
Why do we really need a Ute fan to tell us anything? If Utah is so great, then
you guys don't need to hover over our boards (even angling to always be
first). Really confident people don't care what the competition is doing,
they just worry about themselves. How many average posts are on the Ute boards
by Ute fans? Not as many as on the BYU side. How many Utes troll the BYU side?
Many more than than BYU trolls on the Ute side. Who has the the
"little brother" mentality here?
"BYU is only great against bad teams." Would that include the win over