I don't think one and done. Frankly BYU had Oregon beat on Oregon's
home court but for some Pac12 calls. They'll b on a neutral court this
time, and BYU travels well.
PAC 12 sends six teams?Are the utes one of them?
One-an-done at the NCAA is better than none-and-done.
BYU makes it! And against a PAC 12 team no less. Still waiting for Utah fate...
50 years of NCAA tournaments, 12,000 teams played and only 50 won it all.
It's silly to think that a team is no good unless they win it all. Wichita
State showed Ny team can get hot. It's a win for a team just to get in. Way
to go Coach Rose, if they do get in.
BYU obviously isn't a lock, but the Cougars have done enough to deserve an
NCAA invite if it comes.
There are no good losses, but your Cougar's showing vs. the Big-12
champions (Iowa State) suggests BYU is clearly better than U of Portland, LMU,
Pepperdine, and Pacific....teams to whom they should never have lost.Loss of Collinsworth, IMO, dooms the Cougars to a likely one-and-done;
especially if they have to do the play-in thing at Dayton against Dayton. But
as others have pointed out "we have to play the game" to find out.
BYU did enough to get in. They played tough teams in the preseason. That's
what will keep my Utes out.
What's with all of the whiny, jealous nay-saying?Simply getting
an at-large invite to the Big Dance is an accomplishment that only 33 of the 350
D1 basketball programs achieve.BYU finished the regular season and
conference tournament ranked #33 with a 23-11 record playing the 17th toughest
SOS in the country.Nobody is saying this is a great BYU team, but
the Cougars did have a very good season with some impressive pre-season
road/neutral wins at Stanford and vs Texas. In the WCC, BYU finished 6-2 versus
the other top 4 teams in the conference - Gonzaga, San Francisco and Saint
hay JD BYU did not play Portland State. it was University of Portland. U of P
beat Gonzaga 82-73 then lost to the zags 66-71. I hope BYU gets in even if they
loose the first round its an honor to play in the tourney. 32 teams will loose
in first round games.
Wow, I love the comments. I find myself wondering why the tournament is played
at all. Is it because there is a chance a lower seeded team could pull an upset
and win the whole thing? Maybe but not likely. Is it possible that it elevates
the talent of the players? Probably not. Is it possible that the invited
schools make some money? Yeah, that is part of it. But really, why even have the
tournament?It's because it is sport. We love the chance to
watch a team play. We love watching an underdog knock off a better team. We love
the ups and downs that come within the game. But when it is all said and done,
remember this. There are 68 teams invited to the NCAA tournament and every one
of them will go home as losers except one! Does that stop me from
watching? No. Do I consider those teams losers? No. Do I get enjoyment from the
tournament? Yes. Good luck to all teams.
The Cougars should have decided this on the court. Or maybe they did.
Ballpark, maybe you should apply for the coaching job.
The goal of every team is to make he ncaa so if they make it ptops to them. It
will mean that the ncaa repects the Cougars enough to invite them.
It's gonna be close, by the skin of your teeth, but it looks like a play-in
game to get to the big dance is going to happen for Provo. Only reason is a
strong schedule, anybody, repeat anybody, who loses to Portland State should
never be allowed to play in the tourney.
Their FT shooting kept them from being a shoe-in for the NCAA's. Even if
they get in, they are consistently, inconsistent. ......and their FT will again
be their demise. Where are the coaches? No coach can teach them FT
fundamentals. Oh well, it was somewhat fun while it lasted.
Who cares if they get in? They aren't going to do anything once they get
there so what is the point. I just want them to win something....the league, the
league tournament, just something. It's been way too long but everyone
talks about what a good coach rose is. Fools gold...show me tangible results.
"Getting in" just adds to Rose's resume and masks the lack of
accomplishments. I would rather win the NIT than get in and be one and done.