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Published: Saturday, Jan. 25 2014 11:10 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With byu's amazing rpi shouldn't byu have a pretty good chance to win this game? Certainly they should keep it very very close right? Gonzaga, the best team by far in the west cupcake conference, isn't even ranked in all polls.

Gonzaga 83
Byu 68

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Powerhouse Gonzaga?

Sure, they are the best team in the wcc. But they aren't even ranked in all polls. When the best team by far isn't even ranked in all polls, says a lot about the "quality" of the conference.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Well that didn't take long for Gonzaga to take control.

I would have thought a byu team with an amazing rpi like we always hear about could have given a team like Gonzaga that isn't even ranked in all polls a good game. Apparently not

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Byu just isn't a good team. Simple as that. No surprise in this game. Played out exactly as we knew it would. 1-5 against Gonzaga since joining the wcc. It clear the wcc is Gonzaga and no one else.

Washington, DC

BYU played decent, but Gonzaga caught fire. They were perfect from the FT line. We need to press much more. We really miss Bronson making some hard fouls in the middle, and we need someone to foul hard outside. Zone doesn't work with great shooters.

But, we still have more Pac 10 road wins than Utah, we still have an exciting team, and we still root for a school that means something.

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

Gee, it's always nice to hear from the Ute trolls first.

ANYWAY, as a cougar fan this WAS an embarrassing loss. After a decent first half, BYU let them run away with 3 after 3 after 3...etc. You'd think we would have learned from Sharp and the Portland loss...I guess not. Conversely, our 3 point shooting was atrocious.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Ok - now its utahs turn to go to the slaughter. should be a good one.

Sandy, UT

Chris B's prediction before the game.
Gonzaga 83
Byu 68

Nicely done Chris. Always great to see byu lose.

Fairfax, VA

Don't understand why people are ripping the WCC here when BYU is 4th in the conference right now, never finished higher than 3rd since joining the league, and only has 1 win as a WCC member against Gonzaga and St. Mary's. Seems like the criticism should be aimed at your team. Yes, you have a great home court advantage, but you have to win on the road. BYU has 4 road losses already and still have to go to Moraga.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is an honest opinion coming from a life long Ute...

BYU should have stayed in the Mountain West. The WCC is going to really hurt BYU basketball. I don't see how the Y will be able to recruit elite athletes playing in this league. I think the school needs to start paying a little more attention to the basketball program. Seems like it is being forgotten...

Kamas/United States, UT

First 4 comments by Ute fans. And they say we are obsessed with the Utes and the PAC 12....

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

The 1st four comments are from trolls from U of U. Must be sad and lonely to be a troll. BYU needs to figure out their issues. Their confidence must be in a tough spot. Hang in there Cougars.

Roy, UT

Chris B.: BYU fans have class, they don't have to run down other programs to make theirs look good; I'll take a team that honors the Sabbath Day over any other. There is more to winning in sports than just the score.

Proud of the BYU Cougars for playing hard. Gonzaga has been missing a key player who was back with the team tonight and he makes them a better team than their record might show. I'm looking forward to the rematch in Provo, and not giving up on this BYU team, they have great effort and heart. Go Cougars!

William Wallace

"Chris B." I'm a big Ute fan, but I'm tiring of your constant negative posts regarding BYU. I don't root for them either, but I do recognize when to not say anything. I just want to root for the Utes. Give us all a break. Just worry about the Utes, who are fun to watch this year. Love the players they're getting, and love how they play.

Provo, UT

Hey look, the big 12 people are all uppity because they have ONE team ranked in both polls (Arizona), while none of their other teams are ranked at all. Don't worry guys, Gonzaga will be ranked in all the polls next week, and then the WCC, MWC (SDSU), and PAC-12 will all be equal by your bogus silly metric.

Gonzaga is consistently a quality team. BYU has lost to some terrible teams it was embarrassing to lose to, like Utah, but Gonzaga is not one of them.

Kaysville, UT

BYU looked gassed from the start. The officials let them play hard the whole game and BYU just wasnt ready for that physical of a game. they looked out of sync from the first whistle. I hope they can win out the rest of the season. thats our only shot at a post season bid, and thats a stretch. and what is not surprising is that all four first comments on this board are Ute fans rubbing it in. I guess that is what they consider class.

lets get it together Cougs!


Last I checked the mighty PAC12 has the #1 ranked team in the nation and then every other team in the PAC is behind Gonzaga on votes to get into the rankings. What does that say about the rest of the PAC if Gonzaga is a nobody?

Payson, UT


BYU - 8 assists, 10 turnovers
Gonz - 21 assists, 7 turnovers

Is basketball no longer a team game in Provo?

River Falls, WI

Rough loss. Good to see BYU's most ardent fan on here early and often. Neat-o to have enough accounts to be able to "like" each of his own posts 10+ times before anyone else can even comment.

Last night's game was what it was expected to be--a road loss to a good (but not great) team. BYU has the talent to win big games they just haven't figured out how to do it yet.

Provo, UT

In the words of Rich Sherman, we have a mediocre team, mediocre!

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