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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 11:30 p.m. MST

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Score board is absolutely irrealavent, it's the Saragin Rankings that count.

DaveKnowsWhatsUp
Bloomington, IN

It was so nice to see the Cougars have a chance to celebrate on a last second shot. I don't care about all the other stuff today; this team has been so close on so many games, that it was nice to see them have one to celebrate.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Overall season record and rankings always trump individual game scores.

Football

AP/Coaches/Sagarin

#16/#17/#19 Utah St(11-2) > ur/#26 BYU(8-5) > ur/#61 Utah(5-7) > ur/#179 Weber St(2-9)

Basketball

RPI/Sagarin

#62/#62 BYU(20-8) > #112/#103 Utah St(18-7) > #116/#115 Weber St(19-5) > #165/#136 Utah(11-14)

Combined Football and Basketball

BYU and Utah St are tied for 1st, with Utah a distant 3rd (tied with Weber St)

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Hats off to the Aggie team, coach and their few, but well behaved fans. They are a credit to USU. The numerous foul calls prevented a MMA event and kept the game under control. Congrats to Cusick. Even though he is not the star, he has real talent and opponents seem to forget that he can score. Best wishes to his father.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Strikers gloom and doom for USU is uncalled for.

Injuries clearly explain the struggles the Aggies have had on the court this season. Even then Stew's team continues to compete.

When it comes to football Striker's obituary for USU seems a little wishful - The WAC last season was far from the weakest football conference (remember San Jose and LA Tech), and next season the Aggies return the best qb in the state as well as a terrific defense. While it was painful to lose Gary, expecting the program to fold sounds like more of the same type of predictions Striker has always made regarding the Aggies.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

So it looks like BYU/USU are #1 and #2 best teams in the state in Basketball and #2 and #1 in Football.

Who's number three? Let's see---Weber State, SUU, UVU (except football)...Snow College...????

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Always a better feeling to be on the winning side of a buzzer beater than the losing side. Congrats to Cusick. All the long hours shooting hoops on your driveway, playground and church gym paid off for you tonight.

agarrett
PROVO, UT

BYU Football went 2-1 against in-state schools this year. Utah and USU both went 1-1, so that's why BYU is king. Sorry "The A Game"

SameJersey
Kaysville, UT

Good game, Cougars.

I love my Aggies, but I have to admit that last minute shot was something else. Licking my wounds, but kudos to the Y this year in being able to pull it off at the last second and an exciting finish.

Now, if we could just entice you to rejoin the MWC.....?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Coach Cusick, as I know Craig's dad who was a basketball coach and gym teacher at Provo High when I was a student there in the early 80's, is a great guy. Good basketball coach, loves to hunt, funny, just a great guy. I wish you the best coach, I'm sorry to hear you are going through this ailment.

The A Game
Logan, UT

Agarrett,

Actually, Utah State went 2-1. Utah and Southern Utah = win, BYU = loss. Easy math.

Sorry "agarrett." (Research does wonders.)

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Great win but hats off to USU. With all the problems they have had they still fought hard and just about did it. Have to give credit to the players and Stew.

As for King of the state, come on. If I have to be honest USU football was the best team this year even if BYU did beat them. Sort of like I think BYU was better than Utah but Utah won. USU had the best football team. A made FG at Wisconsen and a couple of plays that go the other way at BYU and USU would have been undefeated. So who is the King? Who cares.

Thanks to BYUtv so we can see these games. Sure is nice.

Now let's upset St. Marys. We can do it.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

The heartbreaker to St. Marys flipped into the elation of last nights buzzer beater. There has been a few crazy games in the Marriott Center this year.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Despite BYU's 6-3 win over Utah State, the Aggies clearly had the better overall record and higher rankings, proving that the Aggies were better than the Cougars in 2012.

Likewise,

Despite Utah's 24-21 win over BYU, the Cougars clearly had the better overall record and higher rankings, proving that the Cougars were better than the Utes in 2012.

Utah State > BYU > Utah > Weber State in football.

BYU > Utah State > Weber State > Utah in basketball.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@The A Game-- BYU beat Weber, and Utah State. The most in state victories. Just admit it.

kstep15
Logan, UT

@stricker, in case you forgot, basketball and football are two different sports. USU has lost several players this year due to injury. The team last night plus the previous 5 games is basically there 2nd unit. Stew has done a great job of keeping this team together. Stay in Omaha kiddddd... HELLO!!

The A Game
Logan, UT

Worf,

Um, yeah. Beating Utah and Southern Utah (in case it isn't clear enough, both of those schools are in Utah) equals....2. Hence, Utah State went 2-1. Complicated stuff. If you keep thinking about it, one day it might just make sense to you. Best of luck.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

@Go Big Blue

You really shouldn't be saying some elses comments are uncalled for. You always go on the attack. And who cares about the injuries. No matter who is injured the other players should be able to step up. Clearly the scoreboard is all that matters. And as usual USU is behind BYU on the scoreboard.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

The A Game

Utah State did indeed lose several players this year, but to be fair, BYU also lost Collinsworth and Rogers -- BYU was down two front court scholarship players before the season even began.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@BlueCoug

So if Utah State would have won the game by 20, BYU still would be the better team (according to the rankings)? What a concept, BYU is the better team, whether they win or lose the game. Awesome!

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