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Published: Sunday, Feb. 2 2014 12:55 a.m. MST

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Hayden, ID

The refs earned a D- in this game as they allowed Brad Waldow to body, hip and shoulder Mika down and get easy lay ups, yet when BYU's big men bodied back, it as a defensive foul. Second half, BYU doubled Waldow and frustrated him quite a bit, so much so that he threw his mouth piece and got "T-ed" up with his 4th foul, which effectively took him out of the game, mostly. Good job Cougars! Haws was his usual self and Collinsworth had his best game ever!

Idaho Falls, ID

Amen, Mountainman.
It was like Waldow was allowed to do anything he wanted, backing and shouldering his way to the basket for an easy score or a defensive foul. Even when the BYU defender was in good position, the ref would still call the defensive foul. It was ridiculous. It was very reminiscent of the Shaquille O'neil style of play when the officials would simply let him get away with murder as he plowed his way to the basket for an easy dunk. That is not basketball, in my book.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Waldow had free reign as he lowered his left shoulder multiple times each and every time he had the ball. Astoundingly he never was called on it. Dave Rose should have taken Kaufusi out of the student section and put a uniform on him. That would have been an amazing sight to see.

#22 couldn't take getting beat by the sunday school boys. Hope Mika's chops are ok.

Genola, UT

I guarantee that if Waldow were wearing the Cougar blue everyone here would be singing a different tune. In fact, if they'll send Mika on a mission where he can put on some bulk he could develop the same skill set as Waldow when he gets back. Then we'll hear the roar of the crowd when Mika's defenders flop like he did Saturday night while the refs silence screams PLAY ON!

Overton, NV

Eliot, the problem is that the refs weren't silent. They kept calling fouls on BYU's big men even when they played excellent position defense. Waldow often commits offensive fouls by lowering his shoulder into the defender. See a guard do it, and the refs call an O-foul. See a star big man do the same and the refs call a foul on the defender. What's wrong with asking for some consistency in the way the game is called?

If you're going to call it one way for one player or team, call it that way straight across the board.

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