Looks like byu will pick up the win I think this will move them into
7th place in the west coast cupcake conference. For a season that started with
fans certain they'd be in the big dance, it must be tough knowing dancing
is already out of the question Congratulations on the first wcc win.
Ya Chris it has been rough after high hopes. Now we know how the utes have felt
for the last decade.
Cougs showed some half-court offense tonight, passing the ball around very well.
Halford was unconscious! Good for him!
Serious question, do BYU players lift at all ? They look so thin. Here in ACC
country the players look so much stronger.
I would not count the Cougars out. I remember Jerry West going through a slump
back in the 1970's when the Lakers won 33 consecutive games.If
BYU runs the table for the rest of the WCC they will take the conference
championship and go to the big dance.They nearly beat Iowa State and
Oregon. They lead all the ranked teams they have played by double digits in the
second half. A little more consistency and they will be there.
I love Chris B always showing up on the boards. Usually you actually make good
points, but the nice thing about College Basketball is that if you win your
tournament you have an auto bid to the tourny. Gonzaga usually chokes in WCC
tourny so its real possibility no matter their record in season play.
It appeared to me earlier in the season BYU could not win with Carlino as the
starting point guard. I don't know if Halford is the answer. But, the
team looked like they were playing as a team instead of watching Carlino kill by
the 3 or die by the 3, live by the drive or turn it over with the drive. Good
game Cougars. That being said, I admired Carlino cheering Halford on as he was
Not really a "good win" by the metrics of the selection committee, but
this game was undoubtedly a confidence booster. As for running the table, as
some have suggested, not likely. There will be nights when their shots
don't fall, which may coincide with other lesser teams' hot shooting
nights, and they still have to play the other two good teams in the league, and
well-coached teams will have chances to adjust to them. But a win of any kind
helps reroute them in a positive direction, and teams like Utah, Stanford and
Texas should be happy to see their RPIs helped at the end of the year by BYU
winning a few more games. I don't think this win does a lot to put them
back in the tourney hunt with a 9-7 record, but at least it's not another
disaster like last week was. Good to see Halford playing well. I got to know him
a little while he was at SLCC, and he's a great kid, and tough competitor
that fits well with the team's style and goals.
If the Cougs play like they played tonight they will do very well through the
rest of League play... That will give them a decent seed in Las Vegas and if
they can maintain the intensity there they will be happy with what follows...
But with one good win against a very mediocre team I am not ready to
say that our team belongs on a Regional Bracket somewhere in mid-March...I also have to disagree with jonjon... I believe that Gonzaga has won
every single WCC Tourney since they have been in the league except for their OT
loss to St. Mary's a couple of years ago... I wouldn't call that
"choking"... They will be a very tough team to beat this year, In fact,
we have only beaten them once since we joined the league in 2011-2012... And, we
have never beaten St.Mary's since we have been in the league...
As far as the WCC is concerned, it is far from being a "cupcake
conference" and anybody who uses those words simply doesn't understand
College Basketball... BYU is in 7th place and they have beaten a
very good Stanford team in the big bad pac12 on their home floor, and came
within a free throw of beating the second highest ranked team in their
conference also on their home floor. They have beaten a very good Texas team on
a Neutral court and led 3 of the top 12 teams in the country the majority of the
game before falling in the last couple minutes of play.Meanwhile,
some ute fans believe they can pronounce a team and a conference weak when their
team has yet to win a game off the floor that they practice on everyday (they
have lost the only game they played on the road (Boise State) and yet the
WCC's fourth place team beat the team that they lost to on the same floor
that the utes lost on)... That's not even to mention the fact that the utes
are 2-11 against the Cougs over 7+ years... Experts with a 15% win ratio... lol.
Quote: "“Things will change for Sky now because people will see how
effective he can be,” Rose said."Well, Matt Carlino still
hasn't slowed down his motor or out of control. Skyler has better control
most of the time. Team gets frustrated with Matt and not on Sky. You
know why chrissy shows up, u won yesterday game and starting to see rpi going up
at slow pace. And yes ACC is stronger than wcc as a team and we
haven't forgotten that sir runnerguy50 from Virginia Beach. As well with
b10, sec, big12, pac11 and BIG LEAST!Please Dave Rose, keep Skyler
in as your starter from now on.
Nice game Cougars. It all starts with defense.
Simply amazing what kicking the neighbors dog (San Diego) can do for the strut
of the BYU basketball team and fans. All is well now, the kitties in Provo are
once again are going to win the national championship and are the best team in
America, in the eyes of their faithful. They can proudly strut until the next
I am a huge fan of Coach Rose, but I am wondering what is going on. Halford
rides the bench for the year until now. Mika is left on the floor even though
he is getting beat up and seems to hardly be able to move. Worthington, a
highly touted player from Wisconsin barely plays all year. I wonder if the
coach plays favorites or if some form of politics is at play. It is perplexing.
Way to go Cougars! May be we have found the catalyst to push BYU over the top.
I believe BYU will recover from their conference start a have a say as to who
wins the WCC. I can see them taking 2nd in the WCC. Gonzaga is vulnerable on the
road. Nice bounce back win for BYU.
It was a good win.
Re: Esquire"Worthington, a highly touted player from Wisconsin
barely plays all year. I wonder if the coach plays favorites or if some form of
politics is at play. It is perplexing."You're joking,
right? Look, as a fellow Wisconsinite I was thrilled when Worthington picked
BYU (even if it meant skipping out on football with the Badgers). But he is
horrible. Rose knows what he is doing.
@WiscougarfanI wouldn't say "horrible". He's big,
well built, but a freshman. Maybe he's hasn't grown into that body
yet. But he doesn't compare to Mika, for sure. Is he going on a mission? If
not, he'll have a chance because Mika won't be there for the next two
Fair enough BlueHusky. I believe I've read he isn't planning on a
mission. Hopefully we'll see the kind of improvement with him that
we've seen with Mika this season.
Onward and upward! Nice win Cougs! This team is out of the slump and poised for
a deep Tourney run
BYU players aren't too much thinner than other teams but they are whiter.