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Published: Monday, March 17 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

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EPoint
Roy, UT

Matt must make the 3, deny Ducks the 3 on D., fast break, run the floor, show Oregon Ducks the door.

Oregon will miss the forest they have painted on their home court. There'll be no shade in the bright lights of the NCAA tourney. Advantage Cougars!

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

I pick BYU in a mild upset. Oregon may walk in thinking that without Collinsworth, BYU will be easy to roll.

I'm picking Bartley to be a hero in this game. He's got the hops and the speed.

Darren Rowe
Heber City, UT

It drives me nuts that ute fans think they are amazing because they are in the Pac-12. It means nothing if you don't do anything in it. utah fans act like they should be rewarded for Arizona's #1 seed, when they did absolutely nothing.

By the logic of ute fans, I guess BYU earned a #1 seed last year because of gonzaga, and utah has won a football national championship in 1984 for being in the WAC.

Get real. Your accomplishments are yours. Arizona's, Oregon's, etc. are their own. utah fans always talk up their conference because they can't say much about their own team

FanofBYU
American Fork, UT

I've been reading the comments. I have a very simple take. Without Collinsworth, BYU will have a very difficult time winning against Oregon. Here are the areas of focus I believe BYU needs to address in this game.

1. Defend the 3 - The simple fact is that BYU has been very weak at guarding the 3 point line. That is because they are so busy trying to help protect in the paint. With Collinsworth out, they will probably feel even more pressure to help protect down low.

2. Hit your free throws - Remember when BYU was consistently one of the better free throw shooting teams in the country? Have they moved away from practicing free throws? Not sure what is going on there.

3. No single answer for replacing Collinsworth. Other players are going to have to step up big time. The problem with the loss of Collinsworth is that BYU loses the body strength that he has. I like Sharp but he does not have the physicality of Collinsworth.

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