I know this won't get by the Des News censors for failing to adhere to the
"Everybody loves everything BYU" but I found him to be a very
inconsistent player on a very mediocre team.
According to the NCAA, BYU played in front of over 407,000 fans in all games
last year (home away, neutral site), that was 29th for all DI teams.
That's better than all PAC-12 teams except AZ who was 25th with over
425,000 fans.BYU was 13th in the country in home attendance with an
average of 16,000 fans, better than any team in the PAC-12. The average
attendance for a PAC-12 game was 7,600. That's less than half of BYU
average home attendance and about 5,000 fewer fans than the average BYU game
(home, away, neutral court). To the Utes credit their average home attendance
is slightly higher than the overall PAC-12 attendance.Apparently
kids growing up dreaming of playing in front of a lot of fans would be better
off playing at BYU than anywhere in the PAC-12 for home games and anywhere but
AZ in total attendance at all games.
Please be kind to all Ute fans. They could be in your downline!
Sorry, I'm really confused about Carlino's reasons for leaving and
haven't seen or read any good explanations yet. Did BYU blow it for him?
Did he blow it? Why is he really leaving a team that has so much potential for
him for another year and a team he's given so much to and which has given
him so much? I don't get it. Will he really have a better time adjusting
to a whole new offense and team members and school? For just one year? Is he
leaving for academic reasons or doesn't like his major or school program?
Sorry if I missed these answers someplace, but I still don't get it. Maybe
he's just leaving because he wants to leave. If so, wish there was an
explanation better than that.
Big 12 Call Yet?Ogden, UT"All kids grow up dreaming of
playing in 1000 seat gyms going against the best competition that the pacific
northwest community college rec centers have to offer!"Have we
all forgotten the beat down (melt down?) of the Utes administered by St.
Mary's in front of almost 4,000 fans?So you must be happy that
the Utes enjoyed playing a "dream" game against the much better
competition provided by the Gaels in one of those rec center gyms.The Utes made St. Mary's look as daunting as Arizona of that prestigious
conference.As a UCLA fan I see those blinded by their crimson
spectacles as merely pretenders. I'd remove the PAC-12 stickers from my
vehicle, and soon.
@ Big 12 Call Yet?One thing's for sure. No kid grows up wanting
to be a troll.
Another anti-BYU, Ute obsessed fan being the first to comment on an all-BYU
article. What a surprise! Let's grow up a bit and not turn this tribute to
Carlino into another tit-for-tat online argument between BYU and Ute fans. I was
disappointed to see the very first comment starting it all over again and just
begging for a retort. Let's give it a rest for a while.Considering the high percentage of post-season and especially NCAA tournament
appearances BYU has had since Rose became their head coach almost a decade ago,
it's no surprise that a talented and aspiring basketball player like
Carlino chose to play most of his collegiate career at BYU. He was obviously a
lot more comfortable playing for BYU than he was for UCLA, which he transferred
from after a single year. This article was a very good assessment
and synopsis of Carllino's collegiate basketball career so far. Hopefully,
it will also finish on a positive note playing for yet another university.
"But kids DO grow up dreaming of having a conference schedule full of teams
like UCLA, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon."As I recall, Matty
basketball got to play all of those teams during his tenure at BYU so I'm
not sure what your point is. He also got to play in multiple NCAA tournaments
and against a handful of top 10 teams.
Really, Big 12? Funny I don't EVER remember as a kid (or hearing my
friends or even ever hearing my kids) dreaming of hitting that final shot at the
buzzer and yelling, "he hits the three to beat Oregon!" or even "...
to win the PAC 12 championship!!!". Yeah, "... to win the national
championship", sure. Maybe if a kid is being recruited by D1 teams, then
confernence might cross his mind, but otherwise? No. Kids dream of 1) playing
for their favorite team or 2) winning a national championship or 3) playing in
the NBA. But hey, spin it however you need to in order to fit your "insult
@ maqThe other two teams in the PAC 10 are their minor league teams.
Its practice/throwaway games for the 10 conference members to fine tune their
skills for the games that count.
@ Big 12 Call Yet?No kid grows up dreaming to be the 8th best in the
PAC 10 in a good year either, 10 in the Pac 10 the previous year, nor 11th in
the PAC 10 2 years prior. 11th in the PAC 10? How does that work?
@Big 12 Call Yet?Most kids grow up dreaming of playing in the NBA.
Both BYU and utah are big enough schools to get them there if they are good
enough. Most kids could care less about who they play as long as it gives them
enough exposure for the NBA. Both BYU and utah do that so it is up to the kid to
do the rest. If they aren't good enough players to at least aspire for the
NBA, then they probably aren't good enough to get a scholarship from either
of these two universities anyway. Why aspire to win a conference championship in
any conference when you could get payed to play a game in the NBA? It all then
just depends on what their preference for a launching point is. Neither BYU nor
utah are short of kids wanting to attend.
gchris,But kids DO grow up dreaming of having a conference schedule
full of teams like UCLA, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. And kids
do grow up dreaming of playing for big time conference titles.No kid
dreams of being the second best team behind Gonzaga in the WCC.
Rockwell nails it. It is easy to single out good games Carlino had as a Cougar,
but the bad games were his downfall. Carlino could not fill Fredett's void
and he tried too hard to do so - thus playing selfish and losing many games that
could have been victories. I just wish he was around for one more year - Utah
grabbed most of their rebounds on his missed shots!
@ Big 12 Call Yet?I doubt that most kids grow up dreaming of playing
Evergren State, Grand Canyon, LaMAR, Savannah State or St. Katherines, either.
BTW, San Francisco has won two NCAA championships. How many has Utah won?
Matt was an enigma - he almost single-handedly won and lost games for BYU.Good luck Matty in your new Marquette home.
"In one of the most memorable games of his career, Carlino almost
singlehandedly defeated the USF Dons in San Francisco."With
similar statements about some of his other big time wins being against Portland
and Mary Lola Community, Carlino sure lived the dream.All kids grow
up dreaming of playing in 1000 seat gyms going against the best competition that
the pacific northwest community college rec centers have to offer!