BYU basketball: Brandon Davies scores 24 in 77-65 victory

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  • NW Coug Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    During this contest we were able to see some subtle improvements in our passing game. There were more inside/outside looks rather than a series of deep jumpers or isolated post play. The vision that Jimmer demonstrated in finding the open man, often with a few players draped on him, is a great sign in moving forward. We will need that type of ball movement in our tough conference games this year.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    I met Brandon at Tui's missionary farewell dinner. He was busy bussing tables and having fun.

    He's a great young man.

  • meg davies Syracuse, Utah
    Dec. 2, 2010 4:51 p.m.

    This young man is the best of the men- Being his aunt and if you knew his background-- He is going to play pro- ball one day-his love for his mom his adopted mom is unrefundable- I am a very proud Aunt of Brandon Davies

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    And lets not talk about sweet 16 or Mega March yet. We need to focus SDSU, NM, UNLV and 20 foot wall (two 7 footers).

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    Dec. 2, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    Happy with the win but the Y will face their best competion this year against UNLV and San Diego St. San Deigo St beat up on St Mary's last night after the Y could only beat them with a last minute three by Jimmer. They will need to improve and get health for conference play this year because the winner of the conference will be a 3 seed in the NCAA tournament with a 2 seed possiable. UNLV and San Diego may both go undefeated into conference play.

    Dec. 2, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but that was a very good win. Creighton doesn't lose at home very often, in fact they haven't lost to a nonconference opponent at home in a long time. Creighton threw everything at Jimmer and slowed him way down, but in doing so, they were just abused by Davies. I agree with some of you, that if Davies can continue to improve and play like this. BYU will be a very difficult team for anyone to beat. GO COUGS!!!!!

  • jazzfanzz Farmington, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    Great to see others step up instead of Jimmer. It was looking for a while like we were a one man show, but Sweet 16 anyone??

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    Wayne Rout

    You are absolute 100% correct.

    The Bottom Line is Davies

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Dec. 2, 2010 10:57 a.m.

    This team will go as far as Davis can take them. Playing like this every game is sweet 16 material.

  • BYU#1 Visalia, CA
    Dec. 2, 2010 10:02 a.m.

    Great win!! If BYU can get consistent post play throughout the season, on both ends of the court from Davies, Hartsock and Collingsworth then BYU will get to the Sweet Sixteen and possibly further.

  • Shaden Lincoln, NE
    Dec. 2, 2010 9:25 a.m.

    I was there at the game, and it was awesome to see the team get the win! @Striker, you are right about the fans, I swear that we were louder than the Creighton fans for much of the game. We all met the team after the game, great team and great fans. Let's keep up the good work.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 9:13 a.m.

    Wish it was on tv to see Davies play. Off night for Jimmer? Well I don't think so when you double/triple team on Jimmer having other Cougars on the loose ready to pick up the pass. I might as well goto the game in SL against Hawaii. Man, Hawaii lost their first only road game against Cal Poly? Conferance games is another month for our players to work things around. Against UCLA and Arizona might be a good test. Don't think C. Collingsworth coming till next week.

  • SeattleUhasabbaltteam? Seattle, Wa
    Dec. 2, 2010 9:08 a.m.

    @Bugoff, Doctor J: Good points you bring up. In my view what will help specifically is if our big guys can start to play more effectively with their backs to the basket. It's starting to happen, but they can get better. A sign of this is that other teams will double team them more. You can't double team an effective center and Jimmer. If we get to the point to where the other team has to pick their perverbial poison, we'll be in good shape.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Dec. 2, 2010 8:50 a.m.

    Great to see Davies contributing. If this team can score in the paint, they are going to be tough to deal with.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 8:19 a.m.

    If Davies can score in the post...BYU will be very good this year!

  • Rock Chalk BYU Lawrence, KS
    Dec. 2, 2010 8:16 a.m.

    Great game BYU! I would have made the 2.5 hour drive up to Omaha, but I had to help out with tithing settlement!! Aaggghh!!

  • Cosmo Springville, UT
    Dec. 2, 2010 7:43 a.m.

    Avenge the football team! Let's beat Utah, just like we did last year!

    Gooooo Cougars!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Dec. 2, 2010 7:43 a.m.

    This team has managed to win while starting to gel. It is heartening to see the bigs produce.

    You can't be a guard dominate team and consistently beat good competition. There has to be more leadership from the bigs. The team also has to be good at more than one style of play.

    This team has potential in the long run if the Bigs develop enough.

    BYU is ranked 16th based on RPI. That is pretty decent.

  • Chris Degn San Antonio, TX
    Dec. 2, 2010 7:41 a.m.

    A couple of the commenters claimed Jimmer had an "off night". Not true. What he had was a constant double-team/triple-team situation (kind of like the old "Hack-a-Shaq"). There were plenty of no-calls on Creighton defense on him too. So, the price the Bluejays pay for such a tactic is Brandon going off for a career-high game. Great win, Cougars! Good team play.

  • AggieNation Logan, Utah
    Dec. 2, 2010 6:35 a.m.

    Good game Cougars. I was impressed by the momentum that carried throughout the entire game. Got some great ballers on your team. Look forward to having you guys back at the Spectrum next year, I hope.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Dec. 2, 2010 4:50 a.m.

    Cougars continue to win, but will not be able to do so at the level they played when facing SDSU, UNLV, and maybe even UNM.

    But I love the quote about BYU's toughness from Creighton's coach.

    Collinsworth played surprisingly well. Abouo had an off game. Anderson did well off the bench. Hartsock continues to impress. Emery was gritty in playing well with his bad wheel. Jimmer faced a real battle and showed that double-teaming him has a cost. . .

    But I am concerned about the upcoming conference season!

  • AZnewser Snowflake, AZ
    Dec. 1, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    As a Cougar & a Blue Jay, I circled this game early on... Good win for BYU. Amazing that such a small Jesuit school (about 4000 students) continues to produce good basketball teams. Similar I think to what we will see in the WCC.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Dec. 1, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    What a fun game to watch! We sat on the very top row! That place is not too intimidating and the crowd only really got into it when the game was tied and on a few 3's. BYU fans, be proud, there were tons of BYU fans there. Someone next to me said they came up from Kansas City just to see the game. After the game, we got to meet the players. They all said they love the support for every single game on the road. On Creighton radio after the game, they said Creighton had never lost on a Wednesday night in the Qwest Center.
    Creighton really isn't a good team. They did a good job to contain Fredette, but he took some terrible looking shots and shot off-balanced. Not impressed. When he was triple teamed, he always found someone else open...often 100% wide open for an easy 3 or other shot. BYU had some awesome blocks and steals. BYU was so good inside, but Creighton didn't get inside too often and settled for outside shots. It was fun to watch the news after and see their analysis. Good job BYU!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Dec. 1, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    And Rose keeps rolling along. Good job team and congratulations.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    Dec. 1, 2010 9:32 p.m.

    Great road win Cougars, Davies was a beast tonight. Nice to see others scoring and stepping up their game. Jimmer only shoots 33% and the cougars still win by double-digits, thats a great sign. If they can continue to play this well together as a team, they will be very tough to beat and will have a great season.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Dec. 1, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    Even when Refs let fouls slide against Jimmer he is tough. Davies owned down low, last time he played this well was against utah right?

    Watch out boYlen...He's coming to get you!

    GO Y

  • TheSpiker Alpine, UT
    Dec. 1, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    A great "team" win.

    I'm pretty sure that Creighton had only lost 18 home games in the past 7 years.

    On a night when JF was off, the team had an incredibly well rounded game with Davies playing his best game yet and 4 players scoring double digits, 6 players with 2 or more assists and Kyle Collinsworth getting a double-double.

    Particularly impressive is that we have been winning these games minus starter Chris Collinsworth. (Would love to hear a status update on his ankle sprain.)

    This is the type of playing that carries the team into a very successful season.

    MWC is off to a very strong start to the year. Should be an exciting year of conference play.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    Dec. 1, 2010 9:00 p.m.

    Quality road win. See you Saturday at the Energy Solutions for a great afternoon with the Hawaii team. Should be fun.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2010 8:41 p.m.

    Congrats to Brandon and the rest of the Cougars on a nice road win!

    Its good to see other players stepping up when Jimmer is having an off night.

    BYU is going to need significant contributions from many different players to have a great season.