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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 10:00 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

LOL.

With your two best wins being against Santa Clara, I'm going to say no.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Gonzaga will work you in Provo and St Mary's will work you wherever they're located at.

byu teams also never show up in the conference tournaments.

It'll be a combined 0-5 against ST Mary's and Gonzaga this year. Lose all the big ones, win the easy ones. Your football team can relate

LOL

mark that down.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Five doable reasons why BYU will make the NCAA tournament this year.

It's time for BYU to up their game and start playing Gonzaga and Saint Mary's like they expect to win, not like they hope to win.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

chrissy - Congrats on your two quality wins against Willamette and College of Idaho this year. U must be very proud. No post season play for U. Your football team can relate.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

CougFan-

Funny comment.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@CougFanTX,

Your boys just lost to San Diego.

No, not San Diego State. San Diego.

Guess who has the best win of anyone in the state this year?

Utah. We have as many top 100 RPI wins as you do, and we're terrible!

LOL. I love my BCS membership

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

I'd just like to see them win all the easy ones, as stated above. NCAA hopes are dashed with last night's turnovers and missed free-throws. It was embarrassing.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Five reasons why BYU can hope to make the NCAA tournament this year:

1. Win
2. Win
3. Win
4. Win
5. Win...and then win some more.

Short of that, hello NIT!

Go Cougars!!!

coleman51
Orem, UT

I have only one reason why they won't make the NCAA tournament; San Diego, not San Diego State, San Diego.

SoCalTrueBlue2
San Diego, CA

DesNews should have waited until today on deciding whether to publish this article. After last night's lost to S.D., it's NIT time.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

OK, Steven. You must be "new" to the illustrious DN Sports Department. How about this. Our Cougs have "zero" chance of making the tournament this year. Period.5 Reasons why they will? Step away from the Happy Valley Cool Aid, please. Very frustrating game last night. The Cougs don't deserve the Tournament this season. They've played the entire season too inconsistently.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

I NEVER agree with Chris B. Ever. However, come on, Cougs fans. The guy is actually speaking truth this morning- as much as I hate to admit it. How can we realistically counter his points to this article? Seriously. Oh, and nice choice by DN Sports Editors to link a picture of Zylstra to this article. I'll just say he's one of 5 reasons why our Cougs won't make the Tourney. NIT will still be a post-season tournament, but we NEVER start a season with the NIT as our goal.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"With your two best wins being against Santa Clara, I'm going to say no."

Utah was for sure NOT on that list. A win over a team with a losing season at the VERY BOTTOM of the barrel of their conference is not a good win at at all.

With some post season experience against teams as good as they are, that will help them next year as they bring in LOADS of talent.

An NCAA bid would be a surprise and treat at this point.

Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

Not sure why we'd be eager for BYU to make the tournament this year. I hate to say it, but this isn't a great team, and it's time to accept it. That said, Go Cougs!

Dr. K
Salem, UT

I'm a massive Cougar fan, but this article is pure fantasy. BYU *should* beat San Francisco, Portland and Loyola (although losing to San Diego suggests that 3-0 against these teams isn't a lock). As for the other three games left, I'm not seeing the Cougars going better than 1-2 (*best* case) against Utah State, St. Mary's and Gonzaga. Best case BYU is 22-9 (probable 21-10) going into the WCC tournament. They'll win 1 maybe 2 rounds there. So the ultimate best case presented to the NCAA committee is a 24-10 BYU team that finished 3rd in the WCC without a single quality win all season. Let's face it, it's just not going to happen. And frankly they really don't deserve it. Sad but true.

OmahaCoug
Omaha, NE

Short of winning the WCC Tournament, I think the only way they have a chance is to win out the regular season and reach the WCC final. That means winning three in a row against Gonzaga and St. Mary's. After the Gonzaga debacle I'm going to need convincing that BYU even belongs on the same court. And St. Mary's hasn't lost at home all year. Still, as Stan Watts used to say, "Hope springs eternal."

LadyMoon
Crestucky, FL

While I was holding hope for the Cougs to play well enough the part of their conference games, those hopes were dashed by the surprise and very disappointing loss to S.D.! I now see them missing the dance completely as, figuratively speaking, they are playing with, 'two-left feet'!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Their sure the neatest teams in the NCAA so they should always make it in.

omahacougar
Omaha, NE

Forget what I said earlier. After two straight bad losses, one at home after leading by 15 in the second half, the only way the Cougs are going to the NCAA is by winning the WCC tourney--a highly unlikely proposition.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

"Forget what I said earlier. After two straight bad losses, one at home after leading by 15 in the second half, the only way the Cougs are going to the NCAA is by winning the WCC tourney--a highly unlikely proposition."

Not highly unlikely, but rather impossible....byu never does anything in the tourney, anyway, so no loss there and this is their program's reality -- Might have a decent regular season, but won't ever do anything on the national stage, ever, not even w/their most celebrated player ever, JF.

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