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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 10:50 p.m. MST

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Layton, UT

It was the refs fault...again. lol.

Omaha, NE

And starting at guard, wait until next year Carlino.

Plano, TX

epic fold.

Orem, UT

It's tough to beat a team that's shooting 90% from 3-point land. BYU has proven themselves to be a decent team this year, but losses like this show that they're not an NCAA tournament caliber team. Hopefully, a win or two in the NIT will give them some tourney experience and a positive to build on going into next season when the Cougars will be bolstered by new and returning talent.


On the bright side:

Just two days after a close, well-played win in five sets over No. 15 UC Santa Barbara, the #1-ranked BYU Men's Volleyball dispatched the #6 Bruins of UCLA in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-23) Saturday night to extend their current winning streak to three games.


My observation about this team is that they are under-talented. Team speed is a problem, too slow at the point, where Carlino is a poor man's jimmer wannabe, the forwards don't have the skill to man-up and play defense and control the boards. The zone defense is a point awarding sieve, and they don't have the skill to play man-to-man. Offensively, they cannot shoot the 3 with any sustained accuracy, and the two scorers on the team are impatient and under duress don't let the game come to them and therefore throw up ill-conceived shots. Defensively, they don't try, most of the time they are content to attempt to outscore the other team through their transition effort. To be a good offensive player is a gift, whereas, to be a good defensive player requires effort, work and energy. Too little of which is seen in this edition of Cougar basketball. Very depressing.

O-town, UT

I think Cougar fans need to settle down a bit. Last night's game changed nothing in my opinion. An at large bid was highly unlikely, especially with how tough the MWC is this year, so basically they have to win the tournament to get in, just like Weber State. BYU will probably have to beat both St. Mary's and Gonzaga to get in and Weber State will more than likely have to beat Montana on the road...which is about 50/50 as they only lost by two this year. BYU definitely has a tall order, but it could happen.

It looks like the state of Utah's streak of having a team in the NCAA Tourney is in real jeopardy. You never know though, anything can happen in conference tournaments.

@Whoa Nellie: Tell me more about that sandwich...too funny. Being a Chicago Cubs fan has taught me to not take losses to seriously. I got a good laugh out of your comment.


Well, I packed my family into the car, traveled down to BYU for the day, took the kids to the BYU Bookstore, bought them a few souvenirs, showed them around campus (since they had never been there), and then ate some good eats at a local restaurant. We were going to top the night off by watching the men's b-ball team dispatch the Dons. Who would have thought that we were at the wrong game? After that pathetic showing in the MC, I told my wife we should have gone to the men's volleyball game instead.

If the team keeps playing like this (b-ball or football), I don't see many other trips to Provo in the near future. Maybe I can get my kids interested in volleyball instead.

Anaheim, CA

Every team goes through a rebuilding period every few years. The Florida Gators won two NCAA titles, then played in the NIT the next two years. Now they're back on top of the SEC looking like an NCAA title contender again. It happens.

The only thing surprising for BYU is that this happened during Davies' senior season.

I'm confident that Rose with added talent will have the Cougars back in the Big Dance next year. With better scoring balance, Carlino can become more of a distributor and not have to worry about scoring so much.

Reno, NV

This team has taken on the petulant attitude that has been instilled in the program by Dave Rose.Stop complaining about officiating, exhibit some mental toughness and class and don't expect every call to go your way.


@Chris B

Don't kid yourself. Nothing about Ute basketball is respectable.

Provo, UT

Nothing like making fun of Utah for losing to bad teams and then tripping over ourselves and face planting. I guess we had this coming.

Go Cougars!

Palo Alto, CA


Nothing like a Utah troll pretending to be a BYU fan, so he can whine about BYU fans making fun of his own team.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Gosh another game ruined by horrible refs who hate us.

Salt Lake City, UT


re: BYU vs San Francisco - 33 and counting (about a third from Utah fans)

re: Utah at Oregon - 4

Even Utah fans are more interested in BYU basketball than in Utah basketball.

Sad, for Utah, but true.

Down under
Pullman, WA

How about losing at home by 20 to a PAC 10.2 nobody? Did you forget that lose already??

Omaha, NE

I don't think we are giving San Fran its due. They could not miss from the 3 or in the 2nd half, and BYU went for prayer layups and some off balance shots. I went through all the scores from Saturday and I didn't see anyone else score 60 in a half. They would have beaten nearly anyone in the country with that kind of shooting. Got to give them credit...they were just on fire and could not be stopped. However, I don't know why they didn't defend the 3 better when they were so hot. They were left open all the time. Really poor zone from the 3.

Provo, UT

Cris B

Everyone that knows basketball, regardless if they are in a "big" or mid-major conference, knows the Dons. I think by insulting them, you are either showing your youth or your incredible ignorance. The Dons won 2 national championships with Bill Russell. Bill Russell went on to win 11 NBA championships (some as a player coach), an Olympic Gold medal and is one of the best centers to have ever played the game. USF has a tremendous legacy and everyone that knows anything about basketball knows the Dons. People also know the WCC due to the success of Gonzaga and St. Mary's.

That said, BYU is not playing good basketball and deserves some criticism. Just don't be so incredibly stupid about the criticism you give.

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