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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 1:20 p.m. MST

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Cougsrock original
Maricopa, Az

Chris B. I find it funny you have found the recent courage to comment on the status of BYU Basketball. I'm sure 9 out10 losses to BYU has dampened your enthusiasm. Yet a couple of recruiting wins has strengthened your determination. A few more wins over high school teams and you will be down right hard to live with.

Central, UT

1986? I thought BYU had a better bball tradition than that (excluding 1997-2000). How many consecutive losses is that, anybody know?

Hyrum, UT

@ GD:

The posters you are referring to are not purposely intending to be critical of Utah, but rather of Chris B, who always seems to push people's buttons with his inane and off-subject anti-BYU comments. On the other hand, I actually feel sorry for such individuals who have to live with their single digit sports IQ's.

@ Chris B:

Considering BYU has beaten Utah something like 10 of the last 11 times, how is you it you have the audacity to criticize BYU? In essence, you're stating that Utah must be lower than dirt.

What are your feelings about BYU beating a good PAC12 team (Stanford) on their own home court last week... a team that also has owned Utah for quite some time?

Seeing as BYU is playing a nationally ranked team tomorrow night, please share with us when the next time Utah will be playing a nationally ranked non-conference team on their home-court?

Perhaps you should actually start thinking before writing nonsensical comments.

Hyrum, UT

@ 81Ute:

The fact is that BYU seldom ends up playing nationally ranked teams in their non-conference schedule. Top teams usually won't schedule teams who are good enough to consistently qualify for post-season play. They usually feel they have more to lose than to gain... especially at the Marriott center where BYU has a very high winning percentage.

BYU's AD has stated on more than one occasion that it is difficult to schedule top teams. First of all, their demand is high. Secondly, most of them like to pad their pre-confernece schedules with cupcakes to bolster their rankings. It's been a long time since anyone has considered BYU a patsy on any basketball court. Their game with Stanford last week and their current 3-0 record helps to explain why.

Crestucky, FL

The raised eyebrows the Cougars are getting are quite justified due to their focus, speed and ability to score in bunches. A win against Iowa State could launch them towards a Top 25 ranking. I think they are that good!

Central, UT

Or maybe there is truly a relevence issue and nobody wants to fly to Provo.

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