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Published: Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:44 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

BYU dominated UW from the Pac12!

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

I like second half Carlino... had he been around for 2nd half of the season we'd be dancing right now. Hopefully the Cougs can make a deep run in the NIT. Go Cougs!

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B, I went and "marked it down" like you said. How is that possible for a WCC team to beat a PAC team in a basketball tournament?

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Looks like I called the game to a tee yesterday. In the first half, UW dictated the pace, passed the ball well in the halfcourt (I believe assisted on 10/11 of their made baskets), and worked N'Diaye on the smaller, weaker Davies. Haws got his points, but they made it difficult on him, and won the first half at a pace to finish in the 70 point range.

In the second half, BYU did do a good job of asserting themselves into the game they wanted to play, but it looked more like a defensive breakdown by UW that led to it. They let up on the ball denial on Haws, and he got quick, easy baskets because of it. It caused them to speed their game up, which led to turnovers, and eventually getting down too much to get back in it in the end, although they stayed competitive. The game got up into the 80 point range and BYU won it after taking control in the last couple minutes.

Also as I predicted, Andrew Andrews put his youth, athleticism and talent on display pretty well.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Wow, BYU actually looked better in the 2nd half than the first, that has been rare this season! Hope they can keep it up!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chris B -

Still happy with YOUR pac 10.2 membership?? How did you like them apples?? Did you watch to the bitter end, or did you pack it in with 2 minutes to go? At least the chips and salsa were tasty I bet.

BYU put up 90 v. Pac
BYU put up 59 in 2nd half v. Pac
Haws put up 37 v. Pac
Davies & Carlino both hot.
Zilstra slammed one home.

Overall - not a bad game by the Cougars.

PS - Stanford (Pac 12) in trouble with Stephen F. Austin
Saint Mary's (WCC) advances to 2nd round.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

Congratulations Cougars!

Well played game...especially the strong finish. Good luck on extending the season.

@ STG2SLC via the little red schoolhouse...

Congratulations Nostradamus! Impressive Prediction!

And yet one of the beloved PAC 12 flag bearers is gone from the NIT.
How sad for U fans who have more to cheer from mere conference affiliation
than ANYTHING they have yet to actually accomplish by themselves.
Enjoy the couch...change the cushions before September.

BTW Chris B. The best (most meaningful i.e. postseason/post-conference tourney) win in the state belongs to BYU. You can drop that mantra now. Based on yoUr season, it was a stretch anyway.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ ThomasJefferson

Carlino and T. Haws will be gone before the three LP kids all get there.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Still enough fire and desire to make it happen for a win. Keep it up guys!

Congrats on the win!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

March 18

Chris B - "Considering Washington is a top 100 RPI team that does not bode well for byu."

CougFaninTX - "Considering U have marked down a loss for BYU, that bodes very well for BYU."

The only thing better than beating Utah, is beating another team from the PAC!

PAC is 0 - 1 on day 1 of tourney and SF Austin Jr College is giving Stanford all they can handle.

sports4life1
OGDEN, UT

Congratulations to the BYU cougars for getting there best win of the season by beating the 8th best team in the PAC-12. Simply Amazing.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Nice win, at the beginning of the second half it felt like it could go either way and with the way the Cougs finished the season I was worried it would end in a Y loss.

Haws was great, Davies was consistent and Carlino played the second half the way the Y needs him to in order to get a win.

Extend the season as long as possible to gain experience and build more chemistry. Next year is next year, lets enjoy this year for now.

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

StGtoSLC,
Dude, don't break your arm....and don't forget, it was a double digit win by the Cougs. The better coach made the halftime adjustments.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

StGtoSLC

"In the first half, UW dictated the pace, passed the ball well in the halfcourt (I believe assisted on 10/11 of their made baskets), and worked N'Diaye on the smaller, weaker Davies."

Nice try, but here's what you really said.

"I think if BYU is able to run their game like they want to and get the score up in the 80s, they probably win a close one. If UW can slow it down, run their half court sets, and work the ball inside, they'll probably win with the score in the 60s or 70s."

Sorry, but it was Washington making 6-10 and BYU only making 2-12 from 3-point that gave the Huskies a slim 35-33 lead at the half. N'Diaye made 3 early shots in the paint in the first 5 minutes, but was held scoreless the remainder of the half.

BYU outscored the Huskies 7-3 in the first 2 minutes of the 2nd half to take a 40-39 lead that they never relinquished. Washington's supposed 2nd half "defensive breakdown" was nothing more than a reversal of 3-point shooting - BYU making 5-10 and Washington only making 2-12.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

2fer

"Carlino and T. Haws will be gone before the three LP kids all get there."

Sorry to burst your bubble, but Eric Mika will be playing for BYU next season.

alternate
Salt Lake City, UT

A couple of key things happened tonight. When BYU's shooting percentage is is the mid-forties or above they usually win. Tonight was no exception, the were right around 45. The other key stat was the low 30's percent shooting in the first half. Not good and they were behind at half-time.

It is very nice to still be playing. Good luck to Weber tomorrow. Also to SLCC who play tomorrow in round 2 of the NJCAA tournament. They are the only schools still playing. Maybe Westminister also. Anyway nice to see them carry the banner of the State.

Final note, I was real disappointed to see the comments of people living in Utah cheering for Washington. (With the exception of C J Wilcox supporters, the non-support for a State school is very sad.

I cheer for all State schools whenever possible. All people living in the State should also.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

Wow, that Pac 10.2 is sooooo good!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ mussingaround

I agree. Mika is ONE of the THREE. My comment clearly said that Haws and Carlino will be gone before ALL three get there. Learn to read.

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

For all of you petty BYU fans hoping that Stanford would lose tonight, sorry, but they won.

To those rational BYU fans who were big enough to congratulate the U on their 2 great PAC 12 tourney wins last week, right back at ya! Good win tonight.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Wow, I never said anything negative about the Cougars, and already people getting defensive? That's rich.

skywalker, you don't think the early success of N'Diaye had any effect on the Huskies 3-point shooting opening up? And you don't think the pace of the game caused them to miss shots at a tempo they weren't used to in the second? And you don't think that tempo, the one at which BYU best operates, had anything to do with their better success in shooting?

Jay Dee, where in my posts did I make any Chris B-esque "beloved Pac-12" talk? I was talking basketball, not look over your shoulder at your rivals talk. You know, "civil dialogue," "thoughtful comments." That's what the DesNews encourages, but apparently not Cougar faithful.

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