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Published: Monday, Nov. 25 2013 10:25 p.m. MST

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Orem, Utah

Cougars beat Texas 86-82. "Mr.Clutch" Tyler Haws knocks down the free throws to seal the win. Next up winner of Wichita St/Depaul. Great quality win Cougs!!

Rexburg, ID

Not gonna lie, i was sweating this one big time, especially with half of the team with 3 or 4 fouls. Great win!

Overton, NV

Prince Ibeh certainly benefited from the "Shaq" rules; which are, "since I'm big I can push people around and get away with it." I couldn't believe some of the "fouls" that were called in his favor (such as him knocking Austin to the floor with his body, but Austin getting called for a block. Should have been a no call, IMO, but if you are going to call a foul that's definitely on the offensive player.) He was a beast on the boards, though. BYU had no answer for him. They really had to shoot well to come away with the win on this one. Credit Haws for really stepping up after a tough first half.

Carlino should really study Haws' play and learn from it. The biggest thing Haws does is square his shoulders on every shot. Even on that running jumper with the shot clock running down near the end, he got his shoulders square to the basket. Carlino is rarely facing the basket when he tries stuff like that, which is why he usually misses.

South Jordan, UT

This was a nail biter! So exciting to see the Cougars play hard through the whole game and come through with a huge win. Also, it was great to see Eric Mika out there battling considering what he went through with the personal attack to his eye by an ejected Iowa State player last week. We love this basketball team.

Go Cougars!

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

This game was really a match between two different types of teams. Texas showed that BYU is very vulnerable on the boards. . . .but that's been the case for a long time. I continue to be puzzled about the poor foul shooting. The defense of the three ball was improved.

I think the Cougars definitely stole one tonight. Bartley played a great game and was a key contributor. Worthington continues to look lost out there.

Mika and Collinsworth were warriors and Carlino was amazing to start the game. Haws proved to be clutch down the stretch after a horrid first half.

Give Rose and the team credit for pulling out a win.

Overton, NV

Biggest difference in between this game and the Iowa St game: FREE THROWS!

20/28 for 71.4% tonight vs 12/20 for 60% against Iowa St.

Of course, hitting 10/12 threes certainly was a big thing, too. They shout lights out from behind the arc and hit a more acceptable percentage of their free throws.

The reason I think they shot better from behind the arc? The shots weren't forced. A lot of the 3's came off passes (catch and shoot) rather than somebody just throwing one up.

Mcallen, TX

I was worried of another BYU player getting poked in the eye causing another loss. Lighting didn't strike twice.

Texas has strength under the basket and is a good team.

Great college game.

Idaho Falls, ID

Now, that's what I'm talking about. Shooting 82% for the arc! I am surprised this game was that close. Carlino played the game we all knew he was capable of. He didn't press, took good shots, and played very unselfishly. He was great! Haws was clutch in the finish, carrying the team to the buzzer. Foul shooting was much, much improved, though Bartley still needs to spend more practice time on the foul line. 20 total assists for BYU! That kind of unselfish BYU basketball is what I've been waiting for. Best performance this year. Well done Cougars!

Mcallen, TX

It's those final minutes which defines a team.

Good luck tomorrow Cougs.

let's roll

Ouch! Victories over the Longhorns in both FB and BB. I guess we're not that anxious to get an invitation to the Big 12. Just kidding.

Another great win. The aggressive style is entertaining. A lack of size will make it tough to rebound well which is the key to being able to run, but I applaud the constant desire to push the tempo.

Salt Lake City, UT

Really nice team win for BYU with 4 in double figures. Words are inadequate in describing Haws. Texas' offensive rebounding was impressive, but fortunately, when you hit 10/12 threes, you don't have to rebound on the makes.


Great zone defense, but, man, the Cougs have to start ~looking~ for people to block out once the shot goes up. All of the offensive boards kept Texas in the game and nearly won it for them. Nice job by Haws to knock down the shots (and the free throws) BYU needed at the end. It still doesn't make sense to me to call touch fouls on the perimeter if you're going to allow virtual muggings in the lane.

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

Can't tell yet if this is a special team or a good one. A few thoughts:

1--Does anyone else think Mika looks as good as a freshman as Davies did as a senior?
Davies as frosh: 5.4 ppg, 3.0 reb, .539 shooting pct. --- as senior: 17.7/8.0, .522
Mika this year: 14.1 ppg, 5.3 reb, .614 shooting pct.
2--Frank IV is going to be one of BYU's best guards in time
3--Kyle Collingsworth never stands out during the game but his stats do afterwards. He's at
13.4 ppg and 7.1 rebounds for the season

Who is going to take over at center when Mika goes on his mission? Do the Cougars have someone coming back? I can't remember ....

Farmington, UT

Pretty soon Texas isn't going to like us.

Great win, Cougars!!

Frisco, TX

Carlino was most impressive the first ten minutes, but Haws stole the show with his performance the final ten minutes. I've seen Tyler put up some good numbers, but nothing as impressive as the final ten minutes of this game. Wow!

I was just about ready to concede victory, and then out of nowhere Tyler knocks down two huge 3 pointers! And his fake pass and layup on the gigantic Ridley was priceless. I didn't stay up to watch ESPN plays of the day, but that should be one.

Great win against a very good Texas team!

River Falls, WI

This game belongs to coach Rose and his staff. The adjustments he made going into the second half (collapsing on the bigs) made the difference... that and Tyler-I-can-make-anything-Haws. This was a quality win against a quality opponent. The strong out of conference schedule is paying off. If BYU puts up a decent showing in the WCC--combined now with wins at Stanford and at Big 12 officiating--they should be dancing come March. Go Cougs!

Idaho Falls, ID

Should be an interesting game Saturday night. Can anyone tell me why the game isn't being played in the Spectrum this year?

Roy, UT

I'd rather watch the BYU Men's Basketball team than any pro team, including the Jazz...the fluidity of the game, the passion they play with is unmatched in a regular season NBA game...hats off to the tremendous effort, the tenacity of the Cougars. Not being in the top 30 of any of the polls, I believe they are underrated, and way more fun to watch than the Duke Blue Devils.

Zona Zoo
Tucson, AZ

Aggie84 - The agreement between Utah State and BYU has them playing 2 years at the Spectrum, 2 years at the Marriott (alternating, not in a row), and the 5th year at a neutral location. Last time they met at Energy Solutions was the 2008-2009 season, so it's just that time again.

bountiful, ut

The game on Saturday is in the ESA so that fans for both schools can enjoy the new video boards for collegiate event prices. Does this answer your question?

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