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Published: Friday, Jan. 24 2014 12:40 a.m. MST

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Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

but mighty Portland was just too much. Up by 8 points in double overtime with 3 minutes left and byu ended up losing? Must be one of the biggest chokes(to a terrible team at that) this whole basketball season

Any byu fans think they're a potential dance team with with losses to Lola Mary community, Portland Nursing, and Pepperdine?

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

If byu fans haven't made the excuse already, let me beat them to it: It was NOT the refs fault. Portland community played better than byu. And that's why they won.

Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

BYU loses to the Portland Pilots (who have lost to north texas, montana st, sf and pepperdine) and are 12-8 for the season. Yet the headline is how great a player plays!!!

Can you see the headline in the DN on 16 April 1912..."Titanic sinks....But deck chairs held up just fine"

Crestucky, FL

There's no understanding this squad. They lost to an even more average team than themselves. They can not win the big ones as will be proven this Saturday against the Zags!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

You guys crack me up.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Big 10.2 Call Yet???

Interesting comment from a so far non-factor in the conference of champions. But I digress.

Too bad Mika and Collinsworth can't shoot over 50% from the line. Game over if they only could.

Salt Lake City, UT


There is an article about the game. But Haws played great despite the rest of the team and deserves recognition.

2013 Ute,
No, no excusses. Bad foul shooting and severe under performing were the reasons, but no excuses from this BYU fan.

Big 12,
No team from the state of Utah is going dancing this year unless they win their conference tournament. So, in order of likelihood of that happening: UVU, WSU, BYU, USU, Utah, SUU. I do, however, think BYU could have a good run in the NIT. Not what I was hoping for at the beginning of the year for sure but not completely horrible.

Lady Moon,
I agree they are confusing, but how can someone be "more average"? That is kind of like saying your shirt size is "extra medium", but whatever.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

I've said it before...and I'll say it again...

I love to watch Tyler Haws on the offensive end of the court.

Central, UT

@There You Go Again

Yep, 0 assists. Great team play.

CA. reader
Rocklin, CA

How soon we forget. BYU, pretty much by itself, pulled the WAC and then the MWC into the national limelight. Schools that seldom accomplished anything in FB or BB had a target, someone to emulate. BB in the WCC is simply catching on more quickly than CSU, the AFA, UNM, SDSU, or UU did. You have to give credit to USD, SMC, LMU the two PUs for realizing that BYU represents excellence and the level they must aspire to in order to get national recognition, not to diminish anything Gonzaga is doing.

One thing is obvious this year. College BB is about as balanced across the nation as it has been in a long time. BYU beats Stanford, Texas, plays national powers tough, SDSU beats KU, ends up ranked 7th in the nation, Wichita State is ranked in the top ten. Texas beats ranked teams. I think experience is playing as big a part as talent this year. Maybe the day of the one-and-done teams is over.

And to think this had in part its beginning in little old Provo, Utah.


I find it funny that Utah fans are commenting about BYU losing when they lost once again on the road.

Holladay, UT

@Big 12 Call Yet?

Wasn't it your utes who played the sisters of St. Katherine this year?

You have no leg to stand on.

Stockton, CA

The end result too often comes down to free throws with this team. It's the most immediately fixable problem they've got, but no-one seems to be addressing it seriously.

80% from the stripe and most of this season's losses are wins.

Every player, every day...200 free throws on your own time. After 200,can't stop until you hit 12 in a row.

Do it.

Mcallen, TX

Got to give Portland some credit. They played a great game.

Neither team deserved to lose.

Alpine, UT

Utah fans belittling BYU for losing to Portland is really funny. Portland's RPI is currently 135 and Utah's 129 - pretty much identical. By the way, BYU's RPI is 45 so don't get too excited about BYU losing to Portland who also beat Gonzaga last week.

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