@caleb in NY... any game played away from your home floor is considered a
"Road Game" in my book... Particularly if the game is in the
Geographical region of the conference whose team you are playing... Playing in
KC against Texas and Wichita State are definitely 2 road games.
A win vs Gonzaga would go a long ways to getting a bid. That and making it to
the WCC Championship would probably do it. Gonzaga is slightly down this year,
so BYU has a good chance of winning at home. I look forward to the Gonzaga game;
should be a good one! Also, I think Gonzaga get an at large bid either way. As
long as they don't tank down the stretch.
BYU does have three bad losses this year - Utah, LMU and Pepperdine. I blame it
on too much celebration at Christmas. But we had some great wins. The Cougs
are playing great, and I don't expect another let down.If the
Cougs only lose one more regular season game and get to the championship game of
the WCC tourney, they are a lock for the dance.cb - until U pay up
on the last two wagers U lost, why would anyone take U up on another? But
congrats are in order - I hear that the Utes have moved up and are now listed as
one of the last four in to the CIT.
A sure fire bet and one that I would take to Vegas is that the utes will not
make the dance or the not.CB, want to wager on that?
@Chris BDidn't you wager you would sing the Cougar Fight Song
and post it on YouTube if you lost a wager during the football season? You lost
that one and still no video.I expect BYU to get in at this point
with losses to St. Mary and Gonzaga. This is by far the deepest the WCC has
ever been. They should be a two-bid if not a three-bid league. Utah on the
other hand shot themselves in the foot by playing only one game on the road
during the preseason. They are the best team the Utes have fielded in more than
a decade and still have no shot at the NCAA's. I am hoping they get to the
NIT, but the lack of road wins seriously hurts their chances.
at moderate - And also even for the games at the Marriott Center,
Coach Rose drives his car down the ROAD to get to his parking spot at the
marriott center.True BYU had to travel to Missouri.In
college hoops lingo, there are 3 types of games: home games, road games, and
neutral-site games.BYU's win over Texas at a neutral site was
of more meaning than a home win for BYU would have been. But still is
considered a neutral site win.Joe Lunardi knows his stuff but yet
still usually misses a couple on his final bracket each year trying to see who
the committee will choose. If BYU is one of the last few in on Lunardi's
bracket, they should by no means feel too comfortable, especially when a lot of
the other bracket gurus have them way down the bubble.
Pretty sure Joe Lunardi knows more about all of this than any of us. What say
anyone who criticizes his analysis get a gig with ESPN and then we'll
listen to you. Until then, accept the fact that Joe knows best AND that BYU is
probably headed to the big dance.
"And yet no wager that byu wont make the dance?"CB - stay
focused. stay focused. utah isn't even in the conversation. I will wager
any bet you want, utah will not make it to the dance. crickets, crickets.How about this - utah 0-7 going the rest of the way.
caleb in new yorkGlen Cove, NYat the fact checker - I guess
you don't know what the phrase "absolutely zero" means. the
utes' chances of winning their next 7 in a row are low but are higher than
absolutely zero. maybe like 0.001% chance of winning 7 in a row.
.5*.25*.3*.5*.6*.3*.3 = 0.0010125it is true that what the U does
will have little impact on BYU's resume. But if BYU gets in it will be
barely. BYU has far fewer chances to get quality wins that would look real nice
on their resume. So BYU should be happy for whatever outside help it gets.also @ the cougar fan from Wisconsin - BYU's win over Texas was a
neutral site win, not a road win.it was in kansas city mo. that is not in
utah so therefore it was on the road
Chris,It's time to give up the commenting on BYU articles. You
asked for Pac 12 membership and you got it. Now is the time to live with that
decision. No need to bash BYU because Utah isn't a threat in virtually any
sport in the Pac 12.
caleb in new yorkA neutral site win is still weighed more heavily
than a home win.Currently, BYU is 6-6 versus RPI Top 100 teams.
at the fact checker - I guess you don't know what the phrase
"absolutely zero" means. the utes' chances of winning their next 7
in a row are low but are higher than absolutely zero. maybe like 0.001% chance
of winning 7 in a row. .5*.25*.3*.5*.6*.3*.3 = 0.0010125it is true
that what the U does will have little impact on BYU's resume. But if BYU
gets in it will be barely. BYU has far fewer chances to get quality wins that
would look real nice on their resume. So BYU should be happy for whatever
outside help it gets.also @ the cougar fan from Wisconsin -
BYU's win over Texas was a neutral site win, not a road win.
BYU is a long shot but they have a shot.If BYU makes the tournament then
you (or any of your aliaes) can never post on a deseret news sports article
again.If BYU does not make the tournament then I will never post again.
caleb in new yorkThe Utes have absolutely ZERO chance of winning
their next 7 in a row!And, what Utah does the rest of the season
will have almost no impact on BYU's at-large bid prospects.--------------Chris BNo wager that Utah won't
make the dance? LOL at the hypocrisy.
CougarSunDevil,And yet no wager that byu wont make the dance?
If the Utes win 7 in a row to end the season with wins over Az, Az, St. and
@UCLA, they will probably get an at-large berth. BYU fans shouldn't be
upset with that, because if Utah improves that makes BYU's loss to them
less of a ding on BYU's resume. As a BYU fan, I hope the Utes win 6 in a
row and then lose the last one to Stanford.BYU will be favored or a
slight underdog for the game at St. Mary's. BYU will probably be a 5 point
underdog for the Gonazaga home game. Its fun for both BYU and Utah
to at this late point in the season still have their chances alive to play their
way in to an at-large bid.
We WILL make it to the dance because we will win the pac 10 for sure.Go Utes!
"Any byu fans want to wager they WON'T make the dance?"At least they are in the conversation. Utes on the other hand? (Cricket
"With St Mary's on the road and Gonzaga left on the schedule, those are
pretty much two guaranteed losses."I think you're mistaken
with Utah schools. Utah Utes are the ones who have guaranteed road losses. Not
BYU. "Add in at least one more loss such similar to the
Pepperdine or Porltand (sic) Community losses and byu likely loses 3 more games
in the regular season. That will be more than enough to cement them on the
outside looking in."I know must Utah fans are jealous of BYU. To
be talked about a possible NCAA tourney birth opposed to Utah's Not a
snowballs chance."Any byu fans want to wager they WON'T
make the dance?"I'll wager Utah doesn't make the
dance. You can have any odds you want.
Chris B.Love the envy. BYU is a solid bubble team with wins over
projected #6 seed Texas (on the road) and #9 Stanford (on the road) as well as
good wins over St. Mary's and USU. Sorry your team isn't one of THREE
Utah teams projected to make the dance (BYU, Weber St., UVU). It's good to
be a coug.
With St Mary's on the road and Gonzaga left on the schedule, those are
pretty much two guaranteed losses.Add in at least one more loss such
similar to the Pepperdine or Porltand Community losses and byu likely loses 3
more games in the regular season. That will be more than enough to cement them
on the outside looking in.Any byu fans want to wager they WON'T
make the dance?