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Published: Wednesday, March 6 2013 4:30 p.m. MST

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So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Re: Spokane Ute- "BYU will end up in the NIT, and that's not all that bad." I don't care much for your colors, but I couldn't agree with you more. The Cougs go into every season with the NCAA Tourney as the goal. NIT is not looked at as a "goal." But, under the circumstances of how they've played, that's the best they can realistically hope for.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" ..... I'd say Utah has a better chance of winning the Pac 12 tournament than you guys do of beating both St. Mary's and Gonzaga ..... "

Chrissy - that is pretty profound. Says a lot about your weak bcs conference Chrissy.

Re: Kaufusi:

I like it when the defender hits the floor, and Kaufusi looks down on him like a sacked QB.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA
" ..... I'd say Utah has a better chance of winning the Pac 12 tournament than you guys do of beating both St. Mary's and Gonzaga ..... "

Chrissy - that is pretty profound. Says a lot about your weak bcs conference Chrissy.

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Since Coug fans enjoy stats, here is one. All but one school in the PAC has made it to the final four. BYU has never been there. Stop losing at home to the bottom feeders of the WCC. And then come back and talk with us.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@rafinsure - "Cougar basketball needs to change its style of play and begin recruiting outside the Wasatch Front."

Why? Do you like watching schools like Utah pass it around for 30 seconds and score 50 points? And as for recruiting, the #1 high school team in the nation is from the Wasatch Front, and the top 3 players on that team are coming to BYU (Mika, Emery, Haws).

But just for balance, BYU also has the #1 high school player from Washington (Chatman), #1 from Idaho (Shaw), #1 from Colorado (Calvert) and will likely get #1 from Arizona (Dastrup). Along with top players from Oklahoma (Hartsock), Wisconsin (Worthington) and California (Nielsen). And still hoping Chapman (another Utah player) commits.

Just curious, who is BYU missing out on? I'm sure Mr. Rose would love your insight.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with BYU recruiting or their style of play. This year and next year could be a little down (if you call 23 wins a down season), but look for the Cougs to dance deep into the NCAA in 2015 and beyond with some more 30 win seasons.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

Well, it seems like my comment was not posted.
So go Cougs. Please, just hit all your free throws.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Every conference has different styles of play and the WCC is more physical while the refs call things a little different so we need to adjust, especially since we really don't have a center (#5). Davies is good, but he is a power forward, not really a center. Kaufusi is the best we could do on short notice and he actually plays better than I thought he would. Don't think for a minute that opposing players don't know what they are doing when they charge him, they know it is likely he will get the foul. A few of those opposing players have been surprised at how solid he is which has made them think twice about charging in against him again.

Admittedly he is a little awkward which is to be expected for someone so large. It would probably take at least a couple years of hard work to turn him into a center and he IS a good athlete. Normally I wouldn't expect him back next year but I haven't noticed a recruit to replace Davies and Kaufusi unless Mika doesn't go on a mission right away.

cal cougar
camarillo, CA

I have been saying this for a half of a season about Kaufusi. I am just so glad that Dave Rose has come around with getting a physical presence in the game. I think this has held back many very good Dave Rose teams in the past. We have the WCC to thank for showing Dave the light. I would like to think some of our comments helped, but that would probably not be the truth. But you never know.

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