If you wonder why the Cougars struggle just read Nate Gagon's report card.
The guy is right on the money.
Generally agree with the grades...Cougars, team and Coaches, should be ashamed
for such an abysmal performance...no excuse for it, just shameful, reckless play
that was unworthy of the values they claim to uphold.
Loveridge is money! If he keeps improving he has NBA potentialGo
I am in shock! No excuses!!! Congrats Utes!!!
I agree with an A+ for the Utah bigs. I expected that game from Loveridge, but
what an effort by the bigs! Keep it going!
He was just too much for the cougars to handle. So glad Coach K was
able to get this kid!
I think Gagon is spot on in his analysis. The only thing I would say is that if
Loveridge is the best player in the state (the guy has NBA talent), then Delon
Wright is a very close second. Watching Wright and his offensive moves, he
reminds me a lot of George (Iceman) Gervin back in the day. This guy is
SMOOTH!Anyway, I'm very proud of our Utes!!
@DRayIt's a basketball game. They probably feel bad. I'm
not sure they should feel ashamed, and I'm 100% sure it has nothing to do
with values. Sometimes, a person just needs to give credit where it's due.
DRay"...reckless play that was unworthy of the values they claim
to uphold."Reckless play and upholding values? What are you
Looks like you can lose all the Utah county recruiting battles and still win the
Football still rules over all sports. It is a nice distraction until football
starts again. I attend a few hoop games per year on the hill. Will
be there for Oregon, UCLA and Arizona. A word to some. Utah county
doesn't have the best basketball recruits in the state There are some good
players at Lone Peak but great high school players don't always mean great
college players. The recruits coming into Utah next year are very
exciting and not a one from Utah County. Mante is out of Michigan and Chapman is
out of Roy. Both are top 100 recruits. Utah only loses Lenz this year so this
team will be back next year with a year of experience.
Winder and Bartley need to play more. BYU's starting guards have been
awful in the big games. Time to give someone else a shot.
Utah is much better than I thought and played a great game.I think they
could compete to be in the top 6 in the Pac-12. I wish I could watch a few more
games.With a defense that good they can win a lot of games.Good luck
to the Utes and hopefully I can see you play in the tourney.Great game
plan coach K.
Coach Rose's comment about the athleticism of Utah is something to consider
as the Utes are rebuilding and in the PAC-12. Mica seems like a good player if
he can keep his emotions in check. Great game for the Utes. The Y was simply
outplayed any other excuse is just an excuse. Best team won.Go
go BYU! go get the next game and own it, you have the talent and abilities to
win! the teams you played and will play, play like it's their championship
game. you are BYU and the world feels and knows that. stand up and be warriors
on the floor. there is no other way to do it, so get it done.
This is likely a repeat of the football season... utes get up for their
"must win" game against the Y, while byu lacks the mental prep for
utah's super-psyched tempo. Then, after all is said in done, utah goes on
to have a dismal season, while byu ends with a respectable record and excellent
post-season placement. While the rivalry games are fun, they're turning
out to just another game for the Y, and ultimately of no lasting importance.
Go figure. Joe Lunardi's bracketology just came out. BYU is projected to
be in as a 10th seed. Utah is not projected to even make the last 8 out.
Hey Mr. Finch,Many people are delusional in Washington D.C. The fact
of the matter is that BYU's schedule becomes easier with exception of
Oregon, Gonzaga and St. Mary's on the road. Utah's schedule becomes
tough for the next 18 games.
"Joe Lunardi's bracketology just came out. BYU is projected to be in as
a 10th seed. "Hype is addictive, isn't it? After Utah's
Reality Intervention, I think most BYU fans want to see how the next few games
go, before hopping on the "we're gonna be a 10 seed" bandwagon.
le miyePine Ridge, SD"go BYU! go get the next game and own
it, you have the talent and abilities to win! the teams you played and will
play, play like it's their championship game. you are BYU and the world
feels and knows that..." LOL!! And this is how you people get
yourselves into these situations. Maybe your rally cry should be..."come
on, byu, learn defense! Learn to pass the ball! Learn to hit free throws! LOL!
SoonerUteLet's see if Utah can get past St. Katherine before we jump
on the bandwagon that the Utes are making the tournament.
Jarkarus rusHow does that huble pie taste? You had a lt to say
before the game. Looks like ur still yapping. What a sweet beat down!
Hey Indemak,Your ad hominem (or rather ad locum) attack is
irrelevant... However, after some introspective reflection, to include the
location of your place of abode, maybe you'll avoid such remarks.Of course utah's schedule increases in difficulty--when you start a
season by playing eight teams tantamount to a high school level, anything else
is more difficult...I've no real comment on byu's
impending schedule difficulty; although I'd agree that it does appear to
become less difficult. Nonetheless, the schedule difficulty of either team is
irrelevant to my remark. Not that that such was intended by your reply...As for my "delusional" comment, I at least qualified my
remarks... Not to mention, I essentially predicted as much for the football
season and it sure looks like I was not too far off the mark. Oh, and as some
have commented since, it looks like Lunardi's current bracket picks support
my position. I see no data to back up your argument that my comment
was "delusional" in any respect. Adieu, my friend.
I felt Utah was improved,but thought they did BYU in pretty well. It is true
that in the Marriott Center the score might have been different. This BYU team
needs better free throw shooting and better 3 point shooting. They seem to
drive well. The defense has to step up. They are good and fun to watch. I
can't get Pac 12 network anyway. They will improve, but it looks like
GOnzaga has it again.
Calebso is the new BYU cheer "We're number 40, we're