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BYU basketball: Prior to Gonzaga loss, Cougars were rolling

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  • GD Syracuse, UT
    March 14, 2014 3:09 p.m.

    Gonzaga fans are unbelievable. They really have a nice turnout and really cheer.

  • Unlucky Provo, UT
    March 14, 2014 8:51 a.m.

    Should probably redshirt next year and have his senior year be with all the missionaries in two years. Next year even with Collingsworth won't be as good as this year. Who is going to replace Mika. Take over a year to completely recover. Then come back strong.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    March 14, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    The real tragedy of Collinsworth's injury isn't that they'll miss him for (probably) one game. This will delay his work on filling a couple of glaring cracks in his game by several months.

    He's already a very valuable player, but if the guy could use the summer to re-tool his free-throw shooting and develop a competent perimeter shot . . wow. He'd be a complete beast. He can already take the ball to the basket, he's an elite rebounder for his position, a good defender, a very good passer and can handle the ball from the point. Now make him a 75% FT and 40% 3PT shooter? He'd have NBA teams taking a long look at him.

    Now, he has to spend that energy and time getting healthy. Oh well. That's sports and life.

  • Outside-View Federal Way, WA
    March 13, 2014 11:27 p.m.

    Rebounds are critical but how do you achieve good offensive spacing when two of the five offensive players are no threat to score?

    Reports say the Collinsworth will be able to fully recover. That is the good news. However, i doubt that he will be able to do so in time for the start of basketball next season. I would think it will be closer to 8-10 months for him to get back into playing condition. hope it goes better.

    Great to see Winder do more than initially expected. No reason that he cant continue to start. No, what other player on the team will impact the team more than expected next year. It wont be Worthington.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 13, 2014 7:57 p.m.

    My co-worker, the Zag fanatic, was also very gracious, even in that first half schooling. Thanks, Spokane Ute. Good luck against Arizona!

    If you'fe going to win the tournament, you've gotta beat em sometime. Why not now? Just for U, I'll cheer like a Utah Man.

  • Adirondack Cougar Loon Lake, NY
    March 13, 2014 7:40 p.m.

    Time to rally around. Sharp, Halford and Bartley need to step up and fill the void of KC. Bartley can be the man, as long as he plays under control. Let's do this.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    March 13, 2014 6:07 p.m.

    Well said Spokane Ute.

    I hope some guys are getting some good rest and finding their 3-pt stroke, because they're going to need it regardless where they end up tourney-wise.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    March 13, 2014 5:08 p.m.

    The Zags were, and are, rolling too.

    Time to shake it off; every one will be 0-0 come Sunday evening.