Unfortunately, some posters seem to have their perceptions clouded by NCAA
football. A quick look using this thing called the Internet helped me find out
that Pacific played against Miami last season in the NCAA Tournament as a member
of the Big West Conference. In order for Pacific to have played that game, they
would have had to be a Division I school. Like, duh? So this is obviously not
Pacific's first year as a Division I program. They've been one for
quite some time. They just switched conferences.There are over 350
Division I Basketball schools. Try looking it up sometime. You might learn
CB"Pacific? Why is BYU playing a division II team in conference
play?"U would know all about playing DII teams.#98
Pacific is ranked HIGHER than 12 of the 14 teams Utah has beaten this year.
@CougarSunDevilYes we do have the 'Red Rocks' and at least
ASU has Womens Softball. And since this is a basketball article how are all
those bball championships...what...1 conference title? Oops sorry, that was
womens and a 3 way tie to boot.
How in the world did this end up being an article about Utah's world-class
road record? It's a BYU article folks.
CougarSunDevil"What's even funnier "Where is
Hadley?" (by the way, your name should be dissolved by DN because it
denigrates another person) is how the only way Ute fans can feel good about
their team is to come back and troll BYU threads. Because Utah's conference
road winning percentage is below 5% over the last three years."Pointing to The U's conf rd rec during their transition-period, which
included their inaugural season in PAC-12/of Coach K's tenure, in what
effectively amounted to a throw-away yr, and the following season which
effectively was YR-1 of Coach K's rebuilding process as he had time to put
together a recruiting class/roster w/virtually all HIS players, although
virtually entirely brand-new roster, save 2 plus DF....And then this season.As you can plainly see for yourself, this in fact equally illustrates an
identical such attempt to "feel good about [his] team"....One can't
effectively point his finger at another person in accusing him of poor behavior
while simultaneously committing the same, identical behavior, himself [further
evidence of it can be readily/endlessly found on U-threads], wouldn't you
What's even funnier "Where is Hadley?" (by the way, your name
should be dissolved by DN because it denigrates another person) is how the only
way Ute fans can feel good about their team is to come back and troll BYU
threads. Because Utah's conference road winning percentage is below 5% over
the last three years. But at least Utah has woman's gymnastics.
CougarBlue, I think Chris B knows full well Pacific in the WCC. He was
comically pointing out that byu is in a conference with Division II quality
teams. But it makes it even funnier that you and Panama are basically
acknowledging that BYU is in a horrible conference and that this is the
"best" conference that wants byu.
Dear Chris B, it is important when we read these stories that we store the
information in our memories. Pacific joined the WCC this year, and thus is no
longer a Division II team. That was well published before the season. BYU;s defenses has let them down all year. They let the other team get
to the basket and simply cannot hold a lead on good teams. They seem to change
their game plans at half time or do not react to the change of plans of the
opponent until it is too late.
"For the same reason Utah was added to Pac-10 - to give teams like
Washington State a chance."UCLA immediately comes to mind....1
bad loss < 3 Horrible losses, 1 of which was by double-digits to
bottom-feeder LMU [Who?]. LolOh, the ultimate clincher--81-64 and it wasn't even remotely this close!
Big game in a big arena for byu vs...pacific? go cougs!
BYU by 30.
Pacific? Why is byu playing a division II team in conference play?For the same reason Utah was added to Pac-10 - to give teams like Washington
State a chance.
In spite of belonging to an overall powder-puff wcc, byu will always be a
cold-shooting night away from a USF-like L at home, w/out a strong D to carry
them, because they've yet to "bother" w/it....And people wonder why
they've essentially never accomplished anything on the national stage,
particularly during "Anti-D" dr's tenure, and this season is most
certainly no different.They drag their feet big-time before pulling
the trigger on it, IF ever, yet writing's been on wall for years RE:
Inherent-ceiling to dr's All O/Zero D-like approach to the
game....Personally, I hope he remains H.C. 'til the day he dies, not unlike
my sentiment regarding bm....These 2 are lights-out for their competition!S/B noted it required zero effort on dr's part in landing these
lone peak kids, as well as PD from down here....They were all ultimately headed
to byu, no matter what transpired otherwise!IMO, he's banking
all on this group taking them beyond a mere Sweet-16 and deeper into the
tourney, which has only ever occurred once, yet 30+ years hence! Lol
A good team has to win on the road.
Yep, making more threes, defending the threes, making more frees - a good
three-part strategy for more much needed Cougar wins! And no foul-outs for our
Do teams play their best games against the Y? Why? Or does the Y's lack
of a stiff defense allow teams to play better than against other, more defensive
minded teams? Certainly seems opposition shooting percentage is high when they
play BYU. A Conundrum.
Chris, Pacific is a new member of the WCC this year, so it is a conference game.
@Chris BWhy do you care?
Pacific? Why is byu playing a division II team in conference play?