Lets face it the NIT would be a lot better at this point with Collingsworth out.
There is very little chance BYU can even win and opening round game if they are
seeded 12 like ESPN has them. They might be able to win a opening round game in
the play in game on Tuesday, but if it is Dayton in Dayton like is expected,
don't count on that either. Utah must at least beat Arizona to be a
NCAA at large consideration. I think they are in the NIT.
@ Big Sky FanSagarin has Utah ranked 56. Weber ranked 168. You
guys would have fit into the powder puff schedule just fine.
I find myself going back and forth on whether being one and done in the NCAA is
better than a deep run in the NIT. I really enjoyed the great NIT home games I
attended last year but can also see the recruiting and confidence boost of
getting to the NCAA. For the team's sake, I suppose the NCAA is better no
matter how many games you get but for selfish reasons, I enjoy the NIT games.
Of course, playing a few rounds in the NCAA would be much better than either of
these two choices. Go Coug's!
NevadaCoug,Sometimes I get wound up by the detractors under Utah articles
and find myself coming to a byu article just to take a shot at them. Then I feel
stupid. I requested that the DN remove my comment. I respect Dave Rose and wish
him well. I think that to barely qualifying for the NCAA's is more
prestigious than making a deep run in the NIT.
"It's kind of like "We're great cause we beat 6 patsies and
got stomped in a lower tier bowl."Or, it's kind of like,
we're great 'cause we beat a bunch of patsies without leaving the
state of Utah during our pre-conference slate. Careful with all that glass
house stuff.Why must people belittle a team because they have a
chance of getting into the Tournament? Why can't you all just cheer for
your team without tearing down another? BYU has a chance to make the NCAA
Tournament. Sorry if that offends you. Get over it.Personally, I
wouldn't mind them going to the NIT again. I'd rather see them have a
chance at a deep run in the NIT like last year than be done in one weekend in
the NCAA Tourny.
Yes! Last week we were 63% looks like we are heading in the right direction!?
Hey down under,That was my point, that Utah has a snowballs chance
to get into the dance. Thanks for your response!
chris b"I would say 60% sounds right for where BYU is right
now."Much better than the .06% chance Utah has of winning the
PAC 12 tourney, which is the ONLY chance the Utes have of making the NCAA
I'm with idablu on this one. Possible and probable are two very different
things. I can see us losing at St. Mary's and have a decent chance at GU
at home but could easily lose. While I'm hopeful, I also realize
we'll probably be in the NIT again. It's not really such a bad thing
with the home court format. Still going to cheer for the Coug's!
Currently the BPI has the Utes as the 37th team in the nation and likely to get
in. Lots of games left to play and the Coug's and Wildcats have a solid
chance as well.
Sun devil,Anyone that follows college basketball can finish the story.
Utah's chance are less than 3% that they will make any tourney. Let's
not forget that they must hit the road and we all know how that turns out. I
could not find a single team in all of div 1 that has a worse road record that
utah in the last three years. Maybe I should go to div 2 to see.
I love my Cougs but you'll have to forgive me if I don't hold my
breath on this one. This is the same false hype that BYU got toward the end of
last season. Assuming they have at least one more road loss and a home loss to
Gonzaga (sorry, Mark Few is simply a better coach) I think BYU's only
chance of getting into the NCAA's is to win the WCC tournament. BYU's
track record shows that is extremely unlikely. I hope I'm wrong but I call
it like I see it.
Chris B,If only Utah had played WSU in the pre season it would have
improved your RPI and SOS even if you would have lost!!!! Banging on a team and
school that has about a 90% better chance of making the Big Dance and has a much
better overall record and can win on the road is truly funny!!!
Yes, let's all trust CB as he is more expert on these matters than the
Well Chris, you are half right. If BYU does not make the NCAA they will be in
the NIT. Utah WILL NOT make either with their PACTHETHCS schedule.
@big sky,A big sky fan talking basketball with the big
boys.....LOLWhen was your last final four remind me.
Finish the story DN. And Utah's chances of making the dance
Chris BDid you forget Weber State, they probably have the best
chance of going. Looks like they will host the Big Sky tournament which gives
them a great chance to win it and go dancing, something the utes have been
dreaming of for years. By the way why was Utah so scared to schedule
weber state this year? Didn't fit into their plans of a powder puff
schedule.I'll take Randy Rahe any day over Krystowiak.
I would say 60% sounds right for where byu is right now. But right
now doesn't have losses to Gonzaga and at Mary's at least once each in
the remaining weeks including the tournament included. No Utah team
is going to the big dance. Utah and byu are both in the nit.