If byu won out until the conference title game they would go dancing.But they wont win out until then and they wont go dancingSimple as
Forget the at-large! BYU beat Gonzaga once, St. Mary's twice. Granted
they have messed up on the road in conferance a few times, but have played some
tough teams at their place or at a nuetral (not really) site. Look at
Gonzaga's schedule and you understand why they have won so many games.
They played on exactly one other teams home floor in non-conferance. Their
non-conferance schedule ranks right up there with Utah. Their SOS is 96 while
BYU's is 28.BYU should not focus on at large. Gonzaga will not
be on their home floor BYU. Go win the tournament!
Reaching the finals is not a given in this tournament. San Francisco is playing
good basketball right now.
Last 7 yearsBYU 6 tournament appearances, 4 tournament wins.Utah 1 tournament appearances, 0 tournament wins.Simple as
Thank you Chris B. Have you ever thought of applying for a job as an analyst for
ESPN? Your insights and thoughts are always spot-on.
Chris B, BYU is currently in the tournament in 72 out of 90 (80%) bracketology
expert's brackets based on the bracket matrix website as an at large bid.
You cannot say with such certainty that they have to win out until the
conference championship game to make the tournament. I don't know if they
will make the tournament or not, but they have a chance as an at large even if
they lose in the conference semi final round. I can't be certain about if
they will get in or not. But your confidence that they absolutely won't get
in is quite entertaining, especially since most experts are projecting BYU to be
in. I am always curious how it feels to have such hatred for a team that you
obsess over the team more than you focus on your own team.
@ Chris B"If byu won out until the conference title game they
would go dancing."Ok who are you and what did you do with Chris
B? One of the rare occasions that I agree with you. Only I believe BYU will get
to the championship game. Their opponents left will be San Diego, Portland (or
San Diego), and most likely San Francisco. BYU is more talented than all these
teams and even though upsets can happen, I believe BYU with their momentum will
beat these teams. The only caveat is BYU to get the at-large tournament bid if
they are to lose the WCC championship game would have to face Gonzaga. If
Gonzaga gets upset by a team like St. Mary's and BYU faces St. Mary's
in the championship game than BYU would have to win that game to get in. If St.
Mary's wins than they'll get the automatic bid and it will be between
BYU and Gonzaga to receive the at-large bid and unfortunately I believe the
committee would give the nod to Gonzaga. The WCC won't have more than 2
Mark321 - good analysis, I hadn't thought about the possibility of Gonzaga
bowing out of the conference tourney early. Even if the Zags lose tomorrow and
lose in the WCC tourney, they are likely a shoe-in for the NCAA. Not so much
for BYU - they probably can't afford to lose tomorrow and will need to at
least make it to the WCC tourney championship game.Cougars are
playing great right now, here's hoping they keep it up. Three years ago
they headed to San Diego to play a different team with a no. 1 or 2 seed on the
line; now they are fighting to be one of two teams from their conference just to
get into the tournament. How things have changed. Can't wait to see the
2013 and 2014 recruiting classes all suiting up in a few years - should be good
We Cougar fans get caught up in the rhetoric and forget that just a couple of
weeks ago BYU lost to Pacific. I'd be surprised if we beat San Diego....
If any team but BYU or Gonzaga wins the WCC tournament, BYU is out of the
NCAA's. If BYU loses to the Padres, they'll have to win the WCC to get
to the dance.
For Cougar fans in the WCC tournament cheer for your Cougars and for Gonzaga
because if both teams make it to the championship game than BYU will be in
regardless if they win or lose that game.
Chris....really! Why do you care?You don't know if BYU will win or
lose, and if they do, they have an earned reward waiting for them. Again, whey
do you care?
@CBI'm sure you were happy to see BYU take another step to the
Dance.We marked it down.