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Published: Monday, Feb. 18 2013 1:00 a.m. MST

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I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

This will be a nice warm up before St Marys. Beats playing that last place doormat of a team 50 miles to the north.

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

With all that Coach Rose has been through, his comment that some things in life are more important than basketball has greater meaning.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

This game would have been far more interesting if it had been played on its original date. Both BYU and USU have had some tough luck in the past month or so.

indycrimson
Franklin, IN

Aggies by 8-10...

Down under
Pullman, WA

Indy crimson is still in his PAC 10.2 dream world where three wins make a season.
BYU by 15, easily.

Roger Jolly
Maricopa, AZ

@Down Under

Utah is playing tough teams in the PAC, Utah played ranked #9 Arizona last night. Tough game but they lost.

I guess it's better to pound your chest against teams like Portland and San Diego but get wiped out by Gonzaga. You cannot tell me honestly that BYU wouldn't like to be playing U of A in conference? You'd sound silly.

Utah and TCU are learning how tough it is too play in a 'Big Boy' conference. Just waiting for Boise State and BYU to join the club. Enjoy your INDEPENDENCE and remember... you're no Notre Dame. See you in the MWC soon...

Sambonethegreat
Logan, UT

This will be a close game. I think the Aggies will barely come out on top in this one.

agarrett
PROVO, UT

@roger jolly? "See" you in the MWC soon? Like utah will be there too? Haha nice.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Roger - Can you remind me how BYU did against U of A the last two times they played them? And to think BYU would not be doing better than U and TCU in either the PAC or Big12 is crazy. I'm not claiming we'd be on top, but I know we wouldn't be on bottom. This is a down year for BYU, but they are still much better than U or TCU.

WON84
PLANO, TX

"Roger Jolly

Maricopa, AZ

@Down Under

Utah is playing tough teams in the PAC, Utah played ranked #9 Arizona last night. Tough game but they lost.

I guess it's better to pound your chest against teams like Portland and San Diego but get wiped out by Gonzaga. You cannot tell me honestly that BYU wouldn't like to be playing U of A in conference? You'd sound silly."

Who have the PAC schools beaten in non-conference play? Arizona is not all that great.

Actually, BYU has wiped the floor with Arizona the last couple of times they've played them. You sound silly.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Aggies are down three starters. That and the home court advantage make the Cougars a big favorite tomorrow night. Sad but true. Although USU has been playing with heart.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Three important games coming up.

One to determine the best college team in the state.

And two games that are must wins if BYU has any chance of dancing. I still believe if BYU wins against St Mary's and the Zags in regular season and gets to the WCC Championship game, they will be dancing. However, it will take three outstanding games to get to that point.

I really wish the USU game could've happened in December. I'm not really excited about playing an in-state rival and then turning around two days later to play a must win game against St Mary's on the road.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

CougFaninTX: Just think of the excuses Cougar Nation will have when they are blown out by St Mary's. When all those 'ifs' you listed above come to fruition, maybe byu will have the privilege of playing Arizona in the NCAA dance. Then we can all see exactly what you are crowing about. Won't that be fun?

btw, Winning the crown of "best college team in the state" is not much of an achievement Not this year anyway.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Both BYU and USU are having down years with important starters being out for the season with injuries. In reality, this game should be just the first round of the NIT.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

An article on BYU basketball, and the first comment on the boards is from a BYU fan obsessed with the University of Utah. Some things will never change.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We will slaughter Utah State at the MC.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@MyPerspective - "Winning the crown of "best college team in the state" is not much of an achievement Not this year anyway."

U are right, but it's better than being in the discussion for worst team in the state. I think everyone would agree that BYU and USU are the two best teams this year. But who is 3rd, 4th, and 5th?

Could Utah beat Weber State?
Could Utah beat Utah Valley Univesity?

Down under
Pullman, WA

By Jolley,
Utah is playing tough teams in the mighty PAC 10.2?? Really?? Are you refering to Oregon State (13-13) losing by 18 or would it be the mighty Stanford (15-11) losing by 31, or maybe it would be Washington State (11-15) losing by 10. Oh wait, it must be USC (12-14) losing by 17. I think I see your logic now.

Nice try but you are the who looks silly. BYU is having their worst year in a long time and still will be over 20 wins. Sorry for the dose of reality amixed in with a whole lot of facts.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

CougFaninTX" "I think everyone would agree that BYU and USU are the two best teams this year. But who is 3rd, 4th, and 5th?" Again, who cares? There is no one looking at USU and byu and saying, "wow, those are the two best programs in the whole state of Utah." Get over it.

Down under: When BYU makes it to the NCAA tournament maybe then BYU will be fortunate enough to play one of the teams representing the Pac-12. Until that day comes byu fans will simply have to content themselves their two team league that uses gymnasiums with fold out bleachers. Until that day comes, byu fans will only be able to look through the glass window (that is your vantage point of the Pac-12) and wonder, what if?...

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

I find it humorous Mr. Jolly that you want to criticize the Cougs when the U has lost to Sac States and Cal Northridge on their home floor... What conference are they in? The Big Sky? In fact, your U men lost to the very Cougs you criticize not just once this year but they have lost 11 of 12 games over the past 7 years... The one game they did win was in OT on your team's home floor.

And the Arizona Wild Cats, the cream of the PAC 10.2 Conference has not done a whole lot better against the Cougs than the U... They have played twice over the past 4 years and lost by a combined total of 52 points? Losing by 30 points on their home floor and 20 points on a neutral floor... And the last beating happened in a year that these Cats made it to the elite 8 (2010-2011).

I know that it has been tough to be a U B-Ball fan these past 10 years... there aren't many of them anymore, you can see the few that still are if you go to any of their games.

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