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Published: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 10:45 p.m. MST

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Marysville, WA

Wow--what a barn burner! The crowd is great, for both schools. Thank goodness for BYUtv!


USU looks every bit as talented, maybe a little more, but BYU is just much better conditioned. Ags don't have their legs under their perimeter shots as well, and are starting to have more and more mental lapses as the game comes closer to its end, often times a result of just tiring out. Two good teams, though. With Alford gone from UNM and UNLV looking like they may be on a down year, could be a big year for USU in their first MWC season.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Like you said WA, aggies and cougars alike can thank byutv for that coverage. Winning team, losing team! Go cougs

Overton, NV

Frank Bartley was a great addition to this team. He has really impressed me so far this season.

Good win over a good team. It's always nice to beat USU.

White Salmon, WA

"Tournament worthy teams don't go 1-3 against Iowa state, Texas, Utah state, and Wichita"

Glad BYU went 2-2 then!

Hayden, ID

What a great game! Exciting to watch! I liked how the refs let the players play without calling a million fouls and ruining a good game!

Marysville, WA

Great hard-fought game by both teams. Glad the Cougars re-grouped at the half. Lots of props to the Aggie fans in the arena. Felt like March, not November.

Good luck the rest of the way USU. Fans of lesser in-state teams could learn a lot from you.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Tough to win when the refs call 17 on your team and only 9 on the other

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

The most well balanced game so far this season for BYU. Only 7 turnovers - now just need to improve on the free throw percentage. Bartley is going to be a stud.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Glad we won tonight but respect to Utah State who played a tough game. Glad to see that both fan bases respect each other. Good classy rivalry.

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

That was a great game for two tournament bound teams (a bit early, I know). It is nice to have the Utah schools playing some good basketball at this point in the season.

Mcallen, TX

This is what college basketball is all about.

Great game, and fan support.

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

@ Chris

Yeah, you're right...yet earlier today, BYU's Football Team managed to do just that, with 14 penalties for 142 yards versus 4 for 25.

Either way, I felt like both teams played an honorable and respectful game. It will be great to see the Aggies on the court, field, etc. over the next several years. I'm just glad that both these teams respect each other enough to schedule each other on a year to year basis; best of luck Aggies the rest of this season!

Mcallen, TX

If not for the experience of playing Texas, Wichita State, and Iowa State,-- BYU may have lost this game.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

mlmsteve, you're mistaken if you think utah state fans respect your fan base. They think about byu exactly what Utah fans think about byu. You clearly have never been to a game in the spectrum when they're playing byu. They deliver an "extra special spectrum experience" for byu and their fans, and its not respect that drives that extra special experience

You think Utah state fans respect byu? Go watch the next game at the Spectrum. They agree with the Utes about you guys

Salt Lake City, UT

Tough to win when the "refs call 17 on your team and only 9 on the other?" It's even tougher to win when the other team out plays and out scores your team 46-30 in the second half.
Two good teams with superior coaches, two good fan bases and a very good win for BYU over a tough USU team that will make waves in the MW.

Orem, UT

Hey Chris thanks for coming by. Wasn't it great to see two real teams play each other and actually have some good competition? Since the Cougar are something like 11 out of the last 12 against Utah, that isn't much of a rivalry anymore so it is nice to have the Aggies around for some close games.

Nice to have an in state rival.

It is so great to have a post season in both basketball and football.

Great time to be a BYU fan! Go Cougars!

Orem, UT

Another NCAA tournament resume-building game for BYU. The Aggies are a good that will challenge for one of the top 3 spots in the MWC.

christy is simply jealous that her team is yet to play an opponent with a pulse.

West Point , UT

Chris B:
Always coming in with the hate. Great game Aggies and whether you respect us or not (I can assure you Stew and the boys respect BYU) we respect you and your program. Two great teams that will carry the state of Utah in the tournament.

Salt Lake City, UT

Come back when incoming freshmen at Utah or Utah State come close to the average ACT scores of incoming BYU freshmen. That's the legitimate competition among universities. If there's hate, it's an understandable measure of envy.

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