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Published: Thursday, March 27 2014 4:55 p.m. MDT

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Rob of NV
Las Vegas, NV

In anticipation of the matchup with UConn, I reflect on Herb Brooks pre-game speech to the 1980 Winter Olympics USA Hockey Team as they were to face the USSR, with adjustments to fit the circumstances. "Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we shoot with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest women's basketball team in the country. You were born to be basketball players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great basketball team UConn has. This is your time. Now go out there and take it." When BYU wins, this will go down as one of the greatest moments in BYU Sports. You carry the banner and have represented BYU terrifically. Go get'em Cougars!

MGB
Saint George, UT

Amen to Rob of NV!!

Northwest Coug
Pasco, WA

I love Rob's spunk.

Unfortunately, UConn's time is not done. But hey, we can party for one more day.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Rob, beautiful and inspiring.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Here we go again with the Utah slant. Articles like this really do BYU a disservice and elicits unkind remarks that I will just keep to myself. BYU is not a Utah state school. And so far, BYU sports programs with only local Utah talent does not impress national audiences. Despite the article I hope the girl's team wins it all.

EPoint
Roy, UT

Some people look at this BYU opportunity to win and ask HOW? I look at this great opportunity to shine and ask, HOW NOT?

1. Decide to do it, to end the game with more points to get the win.
2. The 1st second the game begins, don't think, just do, with all your heart and soul, believing, MOVE! GO!
3. Every difficult moment, treat as a point of thrust into a positive 10-0 run.
4. Know as you go, you have infinite energy, keep up the push, no lulls but constant, confident, consistent flow...score, score, score, and move on.
5. When its all over and you have won, you will know you've just come home, to the place you knew you would BE when you started out. Enjoy the moment, you've earned it!

Picardy
Provo, UT

This is beyond a Cinderella story. There are no Davids or Goliaths on the respective rosters. But this will be an epic battle between tenacious will and top rated national talent. We've got them just where we want them!

Jack of trades
SLC, UT

I tuned into the BYU-Nebraska game the other night and I have to admit the quality of basketball was much worse than expected. Teams were missing layups, BYU couldn't dribble under pressure. I even watched BYU dribble the ball into the backcourt for a violation without being pressured. It was hard to watch. It's great BYU is in the final 16 but now I know why the arena's are near empty. The basketball play is very poor in the women's game.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

I love to watch the players work so hard. Awesome that BYU pulled the two upsets vs higher ranked/higher seeded opponents. If I lived closer I would certainly come and cheer for the team. I did actually get to a women's volleyball game this season. Impressed with the quality of both women's basketball and volleyball...better than expected. The four-point victory vs Nebraska was obviously a nail-biter.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

There is still more local talent than what you mentioned in your article.

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