@criscob Utah was just mentioned on ESPN when Onwas dunk was listed as one of
the top 10 plays.
BTW, I also think that Coach Rose is finally getting to be a little better coach
too. He seems to have adapted his approach, ever since bringing in Matt Carlino
off the bench and in not starting Erik Mika. In the first half of the season, it
was easy to see the weaknesses in his team's sets. Now he is beginning to
make more adjustments on the fly. Keep it up Coach!
Uh, unless BYU goes 3 and 0 in the WCC tourney, I's rather see them in the
NIT too, where they could win 2 or 3 more games or so. I'd like for Erik
Mika to get a little more game-time experience before he goes off on his
mission, and I'd love to see Nate Austin crash the boards several more
times before he goes off to Europe or China to play pro-ball. But if
the Cougs can win it all at the WCC, then I think they deserve a spot in the big
dance, even if it is only a one and done situation. There's nothing like
the experience that they would get there. And it sends the signal that they are
building, even with the crazy system of guys coming and going, then coming back
again. No other school does what the 'Y' does and it seems that Dave
Rose is finally making the system work to the team's advantage. With
success, comes more interest and success in recruiting. Maybe a guy like a
"Jabari Parker" would be more inclined to play in Provo.
Scooter "Chris B I can think of another team I can't remember ESPN
talking about in the last 10 years (You got it, Utah)"Don't
watch TV much? This past week the Utes had a player showcased in the top ten
plays of the day - twice.Also, I'm sure ESPN mentioned Utah
after they pounded BYU earlier in the season.
Well, if the comment is true that lots of guys have career games against BYU,
guess what? BYU is playing lousy defense, no matter their record. In 30 games, I
can see 2-4 opponents with career nights; if it's actually so many that
even the players notice, then clearly defense needs to be the focus of practice
between now and tournament time.
I agree with coach Rose, four or five weeks ago BYU probably loses this game
against SDU. They have become much stronger as a team in crunch time. Another
thing that I really liked was the fantastic display of good sportsmanship right
after the game. The coaches and players went over and slapped hands and talked
to the injured player from SDU. That is a sign of a real class act. That says
a lot about BYU's coaches and players. A great example for all of us to
Utah mentioned on ESPN? Check ESPN Sports Center over the last two weeks. Ute
Princeton Onwas has been featured in two top ten terrific dunks against top 25
Chris B : I know you love to watch BYU play --- only because Utah isn't on
very often.Glad to have you aboard supporting your favorite team to hate.
Chris B must be a closet BYU fan. Why else would he bother to watch a whole game
and make up-to-the-minute posts?I can't remember the last time
I used my valuable time to watch a Utah game of any kind...
Come on @chris. The Utes are so bad, even the tribune has BYU's victory
over the Lonely Toreros as their main heading on the sports page. Obviously no
one cares bout the utes big win over the mighty PAC 12 rival Colorado
@2013 sweepThank you for your concern about BYU..shouldn't u and
chris b be more concern about your team? What's your team again?
Now be honest, who really saw Collinsworth making a pressured three point shot
as the decisive shot of the game? Truthfully, my jaw just dropped but I was so
glad he made it. Hopefully, he wont start doing that as part of the
regular offense though. Good game BYU.
CB,I hope your team, the Pac 12ers, gets an invite somewhere. It
would be sad to not be able to have a post season in the two most prestigious
I think Crisb has selective memory disorder. Those mighty Toreros beat his Utes
in a non-conference tournament just 3 years ago. In fact of the eight teams in
the tournament Utah finished 8th out of 8th. Congrats Cougs on the #2 seed and
good luck in the WCC tournament!!
Hey, who is your team Chris B?
It was a tougher game than one would have expected. As fun as it was to watch
everybody contribute to the win, it was fantastic to see Anson Winder keep
Johnny Dee from shooting threes. Winder scored, but I think more important was
that he kept Dee under wraps. I'll bet Dee is going to have nightmares
about Anson being in his space all game. Remember, San Diego may have be
considered a lower ranked team in the league but they did beat Gonzaga. Way to
go Anson and Cougs.
Flatlander...the tournament will be streamed live next week on thew.tv.....the
comentary is a little humorous but at least they will show all the games live.
BYU is a different team on the road but they are winning when they need to right
now. Let's just hope we get in the tournament and go from there. We need
something to build off of for next year which I am hoping will be a big year.
But that is just from my perspective.
After bragging, than putting down BYU for not entering the PAC12. The utes are
unable to win half their conference games.This was not BYU's
fault, but the resentment grows.Fans should not cheer for their
I'm so happy BYU exists! Without them some lives would be totally empty.
Thanks for demonstrating BYU relevance Chris B. Your frequent posts demonstrate
how truly important BYU athletics really are. Keep up the good work.
Two more questions for you, my good friend Chris: Out of 68 NCAA bracket
projections, how many predict BYU will dance? Last one for now: How many
projections predict that Utah will participate in any post season tournament?
Hint: the answers are 56 and 0. I wonder if you can figure out which is which.
Have a great day, my friend! LOL indeed!
So, Chris, you seem to like questions, so here are some for you: Which program,
BYU or Utah, has more NBA draft picks in the past ten years (hint: it's
3-1)? Ready for another? Which program, BYU or Utah, has more NCAA
appearances in the past 10 years (hint: it's 7-3)? Which program, BYU or
Utah, has produced more consensus NCAA players of the year in the past ten years
(hint: it's 1-0)? Which program, BYU or Utah, has won 7 of 8 and 11 of 13
in the rivalry? One last question, Chris, and it's the one I'd really
like you to answer (remember, I answered yours): What adjective would you use to
describe a basketball program that has been so dominated by its rival over the
last ten years? Have a great day, Chris! LOL indeed!
I saw some of their old selfish habits starting to creep back in, resulting in
all the turnovers. Nevertheless, really good win on the road. Austin was an
absolute beast in his role. His value on this team I think goes underrecognized.
10 rebounds and 5/5 from the foul line.(Btw Carlino had 14 pts, not
12).BYU must NOT rely on an at-large bid for the NCAA tourney. They need
to go into the WCC tourney determined to win it. BYU or Gonzaga HAS to win the
tournament in order for BYU to get to the Dance. Both BYU and Gonzaga could both
easily be upset in tournament play, leaving BYU, not Gonzaga, on the outside
looking in.Rose is long overdue for a conference Tourney
championship. This needs to be the year..
Great way to finish conference play. Nice win for BYU. Should now be locked in
the NCAA.Go Cougars!!
It feels good to be a Cougar fan. These young men are a class act. As
newcomers in the WCC in which every single team targets BYU, it is super great
to be the number two seed in the conference tournament.Not that it
matters, but I wonder where the Utes will be seeded in the Mighty PAC
tournament. Any predictions, Chris B?
Chris B you may be right, not many around here know the San Diego mascot. But
we do recognize if there is one team who does not know it's own mascot
it's the Ute's and the mighty Wasatch Chicken.
I would prefer BYU going to the NIT and winning a few post season games again
instead of a one and done at the NCAA's.tough watching the game
today; Carlino back to hot and cold. Quick success seems to get him untracked
mentally and then he makes mistakes or takes poor shots.
There is some hazard, at least to one's ego, about forecasting the outcome
of a sporting event before the game is played or the race has been run. That is
especially true with Thoroughbred racing as a good many losing but betting
customers can quickly attest. I am a Cougar fan whose loyalty and interest in
BYU basketball goes back to the days when Roland Minson, Mel Hutchins, Harold
Christensen, Joe Richey and Jerry Romney won the NIT. Their manner of play was
ahead of the curve. That was the way the first half was today. Perhaps
BYU's thoughts turned to one of San Diego's fine restaurants. The
second half left my stomach churning. Thank you fellows for pulling it out in
the end. Please remember, however, that such uncertainty is hard on old men. I
like it better when we are ahead by 25 and the other fellows are thinking about
a good restaurant. Congratulations! I'm pleased you won!
With the win BYU finishes the regular season with a 21-10 record for the second
season in a row. Nice to see that they didn't let down and pulled out this
win. Earlier in the season, losing a lead late in the 2nd half would have
resulted in a loss. This team has come a way in that regard.I'm still of a mixed opinion. Although I really would like to see BYU in
the NCAA Tournament, they will likely get a seed in the 10-12 range no matter
what they do from here on out. So, likely that will mean a tough match up with
a team that is practically playing at home. Playing in the NIT with the chance
to go deeper in a tournament, like last season, seems so much more of an
intriguing option.One other note about this team. They finished the
season having lost just one game at home, and that was by 2 points to a ranked
team; a game they could have won had they just hit free throws. That's
what you want to see your team do: defend home court. Oh, and win a bunch of
games on the road.
Great win over a tough SD team, who took down the Zags last week. BYU finishing
strong and peaking at the right time, just like they did last year. I really
like how Anson is playing, especially on the D side. Looking forward to Las
Vegas.“People who repeatedly attack your success do so because
they are envious of your potential"
Great road win Cougs - way to hang in the second half. All the more remarkable
that you were able to succeed in the face of the overwhelming contrary hoops
wisdom regurgitated during the second half by wimpy trolls. Some people win big
games on the road, some people hang out on the comment boards of teams they
hate. Some people have lives, some don't.
One of the most exciting games all year! It was anybody's game until Kyle
Collinsworth hit the triple very late in the game put BYU up for good!Chris B: Since the Utes won't have anything else to do in March, can you
get them to cheer for BYU in the NCAA tourney?
Chris, your comments always put a smile on my face. You try and try to get
under BYU fans' skin but every single time you come on here and post 5 of
the first 7 posts, BYU ALWAYS comes back and wins the game. It really is
hilarious. LOL!I just want to thank you for being the good luck
charm for all of us BYU fans. I'm a little bit saddened because I think
you must be sitting at home just hoping for a BYU loss and they keep winning. I
want you to be happy. I want you to enjoy sports in Utah. Maybe next year your
utes will get to go the big dance. I know it has been a long time for loyal ute
fans. Maybe it will happen next year.At any rate,Go
Pacific Dental School; good one!
Must be a slow day for the Ute fans, er,one fan of some nature. At least the
Cougars don't have a three-game losing streak like the Iowa Hawkeyes.No. 2 seed works for me. Seems BYU is starting to hit its stride at the
Chris B I can think of another team I can't remember ESPN talking about in
the last 10 years (You got it, Utah)
Good job when you needed it. Cougars need some consistancy now. I still feel
that they will perform best in the NIT, for they will get some home court games.
Cougs still do not win on the road often, and just getting by an S.D. team like
this will not take them far in the big dance. The NIT experience last year
would play in well this year.Then when they consistantly win on the
road they will be ready for the big dance. One and out is no fun.
I must agree with my associate above who have alot to say about BYU. So much it
like he ate bad burrito and cannot stop his mouth from spewing. BYU needs to
schedule more schools like South Winnebego State JV Cheer Squad for home
schedule. Then that build resume and we will get more mention on ESPN like U.
But wait........when was the last time U got mentioned on ESPN? Was Bill Clinton
still in oval office? I think so......
Ugly second half for sure. Nate is such a stud player. Nails from the stripe
down the stretch. Second leading rebounder in WCC. I still think these officials
are sub-par. Fang-tooth(SMC) can push all he wants but we are whistled for
Just about every bubble team won today. byu still needs to go to the conference
title game to go dancing, and even then it wouldn't be a guarantee.And considering Dave Rose has ZERO conference tournament championships,
the NIT is still the most likely for byu.In fact, I have as many
conference tournament championships as Dave Rose.
"BYU needs to win this game to keep its at-large NCAA Tournament hopes
alive."Mission accomplished!Another good road win
for BYU to wrap up 2nd in the WCC.
Put them away Cougars. Let's dance!
byu was up 16They are now down 2LOLGo San
Diego(no one knows what your mascot is but insert here)
47-47 midway through the second half.San Diego community college may
just be too much for byu
The Cougs are playing great. With a good second half we secure the #2 seed in
the conference tourney. Go Cougs!
Apparently all the BYU TV coverage they are to benefit from by being independent
is limited to the football team. Sad I have to follow them on the DN web site
as ESPN has abandoned the basketball team.
I know usually teams play their rivals the last game.Are byu and San
Diego new rivals? I know byu needs a new rival now that they've moved to
the wcc.Gonzaga and St. Mary's are the premier rivalry in that
league, maybe byu and san diego are new rivals?What do you byu fans
Oh yes the mighty Torerors.They are one of those schools most people
don't even know exists. I watch a lot of basketball and I can't
remember the last time I heard ESPN talking about the mighty Torerors.
And to think if byu hadn't lost to lightweight after lightweight like
Pepperdine, Portland community, pacific dental school, byu would be dancing.Considering dave Rose has exactly ZERO tournament championships byu
doesn't stand much of a chance to win the tournament.