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Published: Sunday, March 16 2014 8:20 p.m. MDT

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morpunkt
Glendora, CA

With or without Kyle, BYU earned it.
Congrats Cougs!

Great Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, a 10 seed. That's quite...undeserved. Better than Nebraska, Dayton, Providence, Tenn, Iowa, Xavier and NC State...There's no way. Something doesn't add up. Have fun getting wrecked by the surging Ducks.

Northwest Coug
Pasco, WA

Pretty sweet for the Cougs.

I'm especially impressed the committee didn't force the Cougs, or any team for that matter, into a first round matchup against Dayton on their home floor.

Good move to just put the Flyers into the field.

Doug Gottlieb is pretty adamant the Cougs shouldn't be in the field.

Time to represent!

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU is going dancing.
Go Cougars!

Juxtaposed
West Jordan , UT

It's nice to see BYU make the tourney this year. Yes, they had some bad losses and I don't expect them to beat Oregon but it's not too hard to envision them improving in the next few years with two or three more good recruits. The U seems to be only a couple players away as well from making it back to the tourney and it seems like Kryskoviak has them pointed in the right direction. As always, sports in this state are more entertaining when everyone is doing well and it looks like both programs are going to be worth watching down the road.

Alekhin
Herriman, UT

Love it! What do Ute fans want to say now. It isn't a play in game and a 10 seed is not a last team in. Now all you can say is they will be one and done. You know you would rather have the Utes be one and done, than playing in the NIT!!

ex patria cougar
Australia, 00

Wow -- way to go Cougs. Playing a tough OOC schedule appears to really have paid off. Despite losing Collinsworth, this matchup should give BYU some confidence going in. (1) They are familiar with their 1st round opponent, and (2) they almost beat Oregon earlier this year.

Now they'll just need to go out and play ball.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Nice Weber State and BYU get bids !

Go do something with that opportunity !

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

A 10 seed?

We should have at least been a 5 or 6 seed.

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

Congrats Cougs! Good job on earning a spot, now get ready and make us proud!

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Wow. More generous than I anticipated. We'll take it... I just hope Rose can figure out a way to make it competitive with the loss of their best player. Hint: it is going to take teamwork, less dribbling, and good ball movement. This team has shown they can play at a high level without missing a beat with Hawes out, filling the void Collingsworth leaves is a much more difficult task, I believe. Haws does 2 things (scoring and foul shooting) very well. Collingsworth does 4 things very well.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Oh yeah! Both my teams in the NCAA tourney,

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Has anyone heard if Utah got an invite...to the NIT?

yankees27
Heber, Utah

Usually I have a hard time with 7vs10 picks, this one is simple! byU is famous for going "one and done" so Oregon by 7, probably more, but 7 sounds fair.

Bobby joe
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Congrats Cougars! Glad there's no play in game. Good job selection committee for not penalizing BYU because of the Collinsworth injury. Nice to get another shot against Oregon! Great chance for Bartley to shine! Good luck guys!

Copacetic
Logan, UT

I'm happy and excited for this opportunity that BYU has earned. The percentage of times they've earned the opportunity for post-season play under coach Rose is quite remarkable and very consistent.

If it wasn't for the obnoxious attitude of one particular Ute fan that always has us "marking it down", I would've wanted Utah (and all other local universities) to have gotten in as well. It's usually very satisfying whenever local schools represent our state well.

As such, good luck to the Cougars. I hope your NCAA run lasts awhile. My family and friends will be pulling for both you and Weber State.

JoeCoug
OREM, UT

Sweeeeeet! Win or lose, great opportunity for a hard-working team and recruiting. I think the seed is better than expected/deserved, but I'm tickled. Will be a tough row to hoe without KC, but anything can happen on a neutral floor. Best of luck, Cougars!

Cougar Blue 1
Henderson , NV

This is why you play a tough schedule. Good job Cougs. Best of luck in the NIT utes, or maybe the CIT.

Jeff ls
Farr West, 84404

It is interesting to note that once upon a time the NIT was the big tournament, not the NCAA Tournament. BYU has won that one twice. Jeff Condon and Dick Namelka were the big name players in that time frame. The NIT was also considered the National Championship. It will be interesting to see if Utah is invited to the NIT this year. I have respect for the teams but no respect for the Utah fans. It is amazing how so few can give so many such a bad name.
Jeff

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Great seed! This was way beyond my expectations, and it feels like playing the Ducks is as good a situation as we could hope for. A neutral floor, with (hopefully) neutral refs is all we can ask for from the tourney.

Let's hope "good Matt" shows up without KC on the floor.

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