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

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Actually a 10 seed would denote that BYU was a bubble team. The tournament generally used the 10-12 seeds for the bubble teams. Then why as low of a seed for a mediocre BYU team? You have to take into consideration all the conference champions such Harvard, Weber STate, Coastal Carolina or Wofford...teams that even if they lost 1 or 2 games throughout the year couldn't be considered higher seeds with the schedules they play.

Farmington, UT

Congratulations BYU! Those on the hill are pretty jealous if their comments are any indication. Nice to see Weber State be an automatic qualifier, too, so there are a couple good teams in the state, when considering the body of their work. Whichever game eventually takes BYU out of the tournament, I bet they score at least 40 points!! I feel badly for the last game the Aggies played as they seemed to copy the effort of Utah with the mighty 39 point showing. But at least we have a game at the big dance---us and WSU!! Go Wildcats. Go Cougars.

West Jordan, UT

CougarSunDevil - The selection show for the NIT is at 6:30 on ESPNU if you're interested in seeing the Utes get their first post-season bid in several years.

Congrats to the Cougars. Even my Cougar-lovin' husband was shocked that they got a 10 seed.


>another one-and-done for dr

And another done-before-one for Utah. Huzzah!

On the other hand, Utah HAS been to the tournament once in the past decade...and lost in the first round. Oh, there was the mighty march to the second round of the CBI one year as well.

During those same years, BYU did have three one-and-dones, but also two second rounds and a Sweet Sixteen. And a semi-final game in the NIT.

To be fair, I do remember when Utah was good. But then, I'm pretty old.

As a University of Arizona alum/employee, I should probably include the Wildcats' postseason history to provide further context, but that would just make Utah fans feel even worse and out of place in our conference, so I'll refrain.

Mcallen, TX


BYU, are state champs with Weber coming in second.


Proud of my Cougars going dancing! 10 seed is higher than expected, very cool. I'd love to see them battle with Oregon. But something doesn't add up here.... I don't see the best team in the state with the best players in the best conference anywhere in the brackets. What gives?


Phoenix, AZ

Has anyone heard if Utah got an invite...to the NIT? I for 1 don,t care about the Utes they have the most classless fans anywhere,as experienced by their posts on this thread,Max Hall was completely right about the ute fans,and it gets proven every time they open their mouth

Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ

...this must be the kind of respect a program earns by making the tourney 6 out of the last 7 years!

Mcallen, TX


Not in tournament. NIT

Layton, UT

This certainly is not congruent with what the experts on the hill have been saying. The selection committee must have made a mistake.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU travels well so they should have a good fan base for their first game. That may help them get over th hump. If BYU had played Oregon on a neutral court earlier in the year they probably would have won so I give the Cougars a good chance to win this one. 7-10 games often are historically the toughest to call the winner on.
Go Cougs

Lindon, UT

This is a very pleasant surprise. I'd thought we'd get a first four game at best. Playing Oregon is also not a bad draw. Taking them to OT on their floor should give the team some confidence but I think we're a different team without Collingsworth. Hope others can step up and fill the gaps. With his versatility, it will take everyone taking a piece of what he contributed. The most important piece will getting Carlino to get his head on straight. Now would be a good time for a visit with a sports psych. BTW--Whomever suggested that Collinsworth be sitting on the bench to cheer the team on has no idea what ACL surgery is like. I mean, really? He's having surgery on Tues and they play in Milwaukee on Thurs. Yeah, that's not going to happen.

Nibley, UT

Not a big Cougar fan, but I have to congratulate them for getting the invitation. Wow a 10 seed is great. I think it surprised everyone. I hope you do well and win your first game, that is the only way you are going to quiet the Ute fan who post on BYU articles. Yes is better to be 1 and Done than Done Before One. Best of luck in winning the first one. Good luck to Coach Rahe as well, a tough, tough match up. Hope you hit 42 at least.

Mcallen, TX


BYU is not the blame for Utah joining the PAC.

Bowling, and dancing is great.

Adirondack Cougar
Loon Lake, NY

Congrats Cougars. Let's go Sharp, Halford, and especially Bartley.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

BYU got a good and justified seed. Joe Lunardi had them as the last 4 in and that didn't seem right. Gonzaga got hosed. A BPI of 25 and RPI of 21 and that equates to a 8 seed?

fY I Utah plats st. Mary's in the NIT and I'm good with that. Good luck to BYU and Go Utes!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

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.


I'm guessing Way...

Good luck to the Wildcats. A team that gets to play the team that just beat Utah. Might be the best way to see who plays the best basketball from SLC to Ogden. I'm watching the point spread on that one.

And good luck Utes in the NIT. A road game. Tough draw...

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Oregon vs BYU
Utah vs @SMC

WCC is 1-5 vs PAC-12 teams. Lets see if that trend continues into the post-season.

@Cougs4Life: "I'm sure that we will hear all about 1-and-done predictions from our friends on the hill. But wouldn't you rather be in than out? Unless of course your just accustomed to being out..."

Not just your friends on the Hill but across the nation as well, Vegas is picking Oregon.

We are accustomed to winning when we're in. Even during our worst time in history, over the last 10 years, we are 2-3 with a Sweet 16. For a comparison, BYU in it's best decade, has only 3 wins (4-6 includes a play-in game win) with a Sweet 16.

Provo, UT

Let's play ball! Haws had better channel Jimmer and step up big time, or this will be embarassing.

Go Cougars!

Springville, UT

It must be great to have conference pride to fall back on...

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