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Published: Wednesday, March 27 2013 7:55 p.m. MDT

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Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

BYU had a decent year against non-NCAA tournament teams not named San Diego.

93 COUGAR
Orem, UT

Keep it going Cougars! 3 very good wins. The team is finally clicking on all cylinders and the young guys are getting some great experience.

Go Cougars!

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Congratulations Cougars on a great NIT road win! Great game from Brock!

Good luck in the Big Apple!

LadyMoon
Crestucky, FL

Season salvaged! Don't stop now. Big Apple, big platform to show what you are made of. The WCC teams are rooting for your success as well. You are there now so set your ambitions high and don't deviate: Win the NIT Cougars!

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

If BYU could have played like this in February they would not only be the only Utah and/or WCC team still playing College Basketball, but they would have been doing it in the NCAA Tourney.

BYU Basketball in April... It has been a few years.

alternate
Salt Lake City, UT

Very disappointed in the comment by the person who goes by Mount Olympus. Is "sour grapes" a strong enough response to the negative words? It is sad that someone would attempt to degrade an amazing turnaround by a team that almost everyone had pronounced dead two weeks ago.

Actually many people had pronouced them dead as late as this morning, with similar negative talk that they "had a nice run" but will never beat a quality team like Southern Mississippi especially after having to travel 2000 plus miles and play on the other guys home floor.

BYU will robably hear the same talk again, but know what, they are is still playing and guaranteed at least one more game in MSG. Good job Cougars!

Finally, Utah and Weber should be complimented also. They both had excellent post seasons, in fact, Weber is still playing in their tournament.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU is playing some of the best ball of the year and players are stepping up at the right time. Noone gave them a ray of hope of beating Southern Miss on their home court. The announcers were exactly right in their praise of BYU. This terrific win must be killing Chris B and the other BYU haters.
Keep it going Cougs.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't think that the U had a post season did they?

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

@alternate...

All comments are welcome... Including those from the fans of the school 40 miles north... all 6 of them.

You almost sound like you are running for Governor...

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Vlad,
I have been looking high and low to find the Utes in a post-season tourney but I just could not find them anywhere. I love my membership in the WCC.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Awesome Cougars! Can't believe how many assists you put up against S. Miss, incredible. Great road win with little rest.

Go take a bite out of the Big Apple!! Here we come Madison Square Garden!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

The season is salvaged for me. The Final Four of the NIT is better than getting into the NCAA with a 15 seed, unless of course you're Florida Gulf Coast.

Cougs are playing their best ball of the season. I thought we'd play like this most of the season. Nice to see everyone stepping up.

Feliz
Kaysville, UT

This now proves that BYU should have been in the tournament. This is a sweet sixteen team.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Wow, three wins in a row by healthy margins! And BYU finally beat a team on the road that was ranked higher than BYU, and with a sellout crowd. How cool to play in historic Madison Square Gardens. All the #1 seeds in the NIT have lost, if BYU can keep up the great play they have a solid chance, but Baylor is next, maybe some revenge ball?

Go Cougars!

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

and...BYU is STILL playing!

Very nice game for the Cougars. Credit Zylstra for lighting it up at the right time. Although there were some errant passes trying to break the press and, what I thought, much too early looks at the basket when shortening the game seemed preferable, the team maintained composure and finished strong.

Sure it's not the NCAA, but so many consecutive games on ESPN channels is still great exposure. New York City and Madison Square Garden is a good reward for this type of turnaround. Playing late into the year, and with some pressure, bodes well for the returning players.

Best of luck in the Big Apple!

Great feeling to root for your own team in an actual late-March game instead of hanging on vicariously through teams that finished 7, 8, or 9 places higher in your OWN conference.

One constant in the world...we won't see Chris B. ... until the pregame story for Baylor.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Congrats Cougs. Way to gel at the right time.Our BYU haters are kinda quiet tonight. I was hoping that Chris B would show some class on such a great win over yet another so-called power conference. WCC membership is not looking too bad right now and the future looks even brighter for many years to come at BYU. Keep it rolling Cougs. Someone has to represent the state.

A_Chinese_American
Cedar Hills, UT

Go cougars, shock the floor at MSG! Show eastern there is a west team who can shoot too!

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Congratulations Cougars on an outstanding performance across the board breaking #34 RPI SMU's 30-game home winning streak against non-conference foes.

A 24-10 assist/turnover ratio is exceptional.

Not only are you having a great run in the NIT, you're gaining invaluable experience for another NCAA run next season.

Go Cougars!

utahcougar
provo, utah

BYU beats the Maryland Terps to win the NIT Championship! You heard it here first...

MJB
Tooele, UT

All we need now is to hear from Chris B and it will be a sure win for the cougars in New York.

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