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Published: Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:15 a.m. MST

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Draper, UT

Ute or no Ute, just being realistic.

Mesa, AZ

byu's dancing by reaching conf ch game. However, 'til dr has the light miraculously come on and decides D is vitally mandatory to incorporate into his system, it would literally require a series miracles to occur for them to ever seriously threaten a deep Tourney run.

It's comparable to how it inevitably ended up annually in the playoffs for my SUNS under D'Antoni. Offensive fireworks pleasing our fanbase during the reg seas, yet ultimately forced to bow down before the impenetrable D of the spurs come playoff time.

"D wins championships!"

Just simply have the den broncos verify it for U, if you still remain unconvinced!

Layton, UT

Incessantly cherry picking compliments in various national services and turning them into headlines in the DN is not beneficial to byu sports and misleading to it's fans. Yes byu is on a roll going into their conference tournament and everyone agrees that they are a favorite to reach the finals, but we all know that Gonzaga is still the favorite to win the tournament.

Overton, NV

"we all know that Gonzaga is still the favorite to win the tournament."

Source? Just because you state it, doesn't mean it is a fact. Please give evidence to support your claim that Gonzaga is still the favorite. If you can't provide published articles that support your claim, then please retract it.

Cherry picking compliments is certainly better than having no sources at all.

Layton, UT

I researched it. You can choose to believe me or not.

Example of cherry picking: In the same Yahoo Sports article where byu is mentioned as a "darkhorse" there's a very complimentary mention of the Utes and their coach. 'nuff said.


"Its been over a decade since byu won a conference tournament.
I think that tells us how likely it is byu will win this tournament."

Uh, yes it does tell us how likely it is...from a statistical standpoint, it's very likely. BYU is due for one.

Logan, UT

@ ferrisbueller:

Yes, I'm being totally realistic. And for the reasons outlined and explained in my previous comment. Those reasons are all objective and true. So yes, I am being real. Very real. It's you who has not backed up your obviously biased anti-BYU sentiment with any reasoning whatsoever.
As such, it appears many more readers agree with my stance than with yours.

Wanda B. Rich
Provo, UT

Well, anything can happen in a conference tournament. Look at last night's LMU victory. They really had no business beating Portland. But Portland decided to turn the ball over 20+ times. Merry Christmas. LMU is short, short-handed, and not a great outside shooting team. But if BYU handles the ball like Portland did, the Cougs may be one and done. In the other side of the bracket, Gonzaga has shown it is vulnerable this year. The Zags apparently don't match up well against San Diego. It will be fun to see how it all shakes out. Who knows? San Diego vs. LMU in the final? Nah.

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