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

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Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

@sg
newhall, CA
"I think it's great, but I also believe Oregon will beat BYU by 20 points. It's going to be ugly."

Ugly is 32 points...

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"Another fact: Losing by 11 (BYU's last game) is obviously much better than losing by 32 (Utah's last game)."

Losing is losing. However, the point spread can easily be explained by the fact that Utah played a top 5 team, while BYU played one that is unranked.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Flinchy,

Just how big of a spread would be due to the fact Arizona is better? 10? 20? 50? I guess if byu lost by 1 and Utah lost by 100 you'd still be chalking it up to better competition for Utah? Great logic there pal.

Ken
Sandy, UT

@Copacetic - You do realize the difference between advanced past the sweet 16 and making it to the sweet 16 is right? Lifelong Ute said byU hasn't made it PAST the sweet 16 in a long time. You misstated what he said.

But don't let facts get in your way of spin

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

@copacetic,

"Your basketball ignorance is showing"

NO, it is your ignorance showing. Go read what I wrote. I said byu hasn't advanced PAST the sweet 16 in several decades, and that would be correct.

You are wrong.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

copacetic

"Isn't it funny that byu hasn't gone past the sweet 16 in several decades?

And byu has zero final fours EVER"

That's what I said. YOUR ignorance is showing now isn't it?

rlsintx
Plano, TX

I'm still wondering how this happened. I could see a play-in game. I can't see BYU beating Oregon minus Collinsworth as a cog in the gears. Maybe we'll see someone just Rise Up and make a name for this team in Cougar lore. Next year, I can see this team being one of the best in the country though.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@GoRed:

State champs don't usually go undefeated.

BYU has the most in-state victories, and are in the NCAA tournament.

Nuff said!---NCAA tournament!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Sports Are Great

Depends on the game. Utah lost to Arizona by 9, 4, and 32 in their three meetings this season. I'm not sure what you're trying to argue, because Arizona is head and shoulders above Gonzaga. Everybody knows that.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Two for Flinching,
Utah has no history of dancing as member of the mighty PAC12!!! All of their tourney history came as part of that rabble rousers called Mid-majors!!!

Go Cougs beat the Ducks!!!

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Flinch, my point is quite simple; it needs to be for Utah "fans" to understand. Everyone knows that difference in quality of opponents doesn't explain the spread between the two games.

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