Haws is THEE player on this team. Davies is always overmatched against good
players. And Carlino? his second half is what this team needs from him for 40
minutes. If he can learn to play like that always, BYU is a pretty good team,
with him playing crazy, out of control and shooting poorly, BYU is not very
good. Carlino has the ability to be a game changer--if he would just settle down
and play that way consistently.
Big surprise for me. They didn't play that way against any WCC team. Is
Washington that bad or did the Cougars give us a glimpse of what could have
Haws was great and Carlino was great in the 2nd half. I think Davies did very
well considering he is really a power forward playing at center because that is
where the team needs him. It would have been very interesting to see him perform
this year as a power forward if the Cougars had a true center.
I disagree with some of these grades. I thought Davies played a really solid
game. He struggled a little bit offensively early on, but once he settled in,
he was pretty dominant in the paint against guys with 2-3 more inches and 15-20
more pounds on him. I thought defensively he was solid, but his
rebounding was beastly. Washington's a top 20 offensive rebounding team,
and BYU actually ended up with more OREB than the Huskies (and out-rebounded
them overall 37-28).Great fight by our guys inside against the
"more athletic" front court of Washington that we've been hearing
about all week. Overall, it was a solid game by BYU, but someone from the bench
has got to step up if the Cougs want to advance further in the NIT.Go Cougars!
Jennifer, did you even watch the game last night or understand the game of
basketball? Yes, Carlino struggled in the first half, but had a monster 2nd
half. However, you said he was non-existent for most of the game. Half does not
equal most. You also said that Davies was "limited" to 50% on shooting.
50% is actually a pretty good shooting percentage. The length of
Washington's center did force Davies into some bad shots/misses, but he
still had a pretty big game and ended up with 22 and 9. He and the rest of the
team also did a really good job at rebounding tonight.
Jennifer, you remind me of my high school algebra teacher, always demanding
perfection and grading too harshly. If you grade on the curve and consider Matt
Carlino's excellent ball distribution and shooting in the second semester
(half) he should at least get a B, not a C. Davies scored 20 points against a 7
ft player defending him. Frequently out maneuvering him and out rebounding him,
easily worth a B+ or an A-. Yes, Haws gets a well earned A. The rest of the team
perhaps a C. Overall GPA for this game: 3.55 out of 4.0 possible. Could have
beaten any team during last night's second half!
This writer is clueless! Did you even watch the game? Sure Carlino struggled
the 1st half but he was great the 2nd half. This was one of the best all around
games the Cougars played all year and you gave them a B- for the game.
Jennifer, I think you should look at another career besides sports journalism,
seriously you will go broke if you have to do this for a living!
"Although the BYU Cougars struggled to put the ball in the basket for much
of the night ..." Huh? They scored 90 points. That's
"stuggling"? That's the 6th highest scoring total of the season.
Tough way to start an article when it's factually incorrect.
I think it's interesting that Haws had two monster games this season.
Neither was officiated by WCC refs. Enough said.
Re: Mountanman. Agreed! Hey, DN, better to leave the BYU journalism students to
the Daily Universe. The DN sports department doesn't have enough
journalists to grade this game?
Sheesh, you guys, cut her some slack for heaven's sake. If you want to go
after a journalist who is paid to write, that is fine. But ripping on a non-paid
student of journalism who is trying to fulfill an assignment is like kicking
your dog. It really is out of bounds in my opinion. While I may disagree with
her grades I am not going to question her intelligence or her understanding of
We all know she did not watch the game, so what was she doing! I hope we get a
better write up about the women's game tonight.
to jennifer ball just ignore those people above. the grading was tadoff to
carlino should be a b and davies a minus and was spot on. keep up the good work
Agree with idablu and DEW. Sheesh, who strapped the raw mean to Jennifer
Ball's back? Down, boys. Bad. Go to your kennel.That said, I
have to agree the grades are pretty rough. If they were a #3 NCAA seed, the
grades might be justified. But there is not as much space between a #3 and #6
NIT as between a #3 and #14 NCAA. Overall, the game was a solid B.
Carlino's poor first half might bring the guards' grade down, but no
lower than B-. Give Davies credit for outplaying a much bigger player. (And a
PAC-12 athlete! The folks on the hill insist that's an important