After this spectacular win the ute trolls rise to their full stature and try for
an ankle bite - sorry and pitiful. With all of the hype, storming the court was
just what the Cougar fans needed to do. If all the ute fans stormed their court
it would be empty. Now focus on the Lobos and go for it.
Mountanman | 11:35 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Hayden, ID If this keeps up,
more people will be watching Jimmer play basketball on TV than will watch the
superbowl! ===???Maybe over the top? I will
say this media attention for a college athlete is something I have never seen
before, but then we have never had this type of social communication
availible.Even the NBA players are having fun with it.
Credit SDSU for Jimmer not having any assists. They pretty much shut down the
rest of the team, save Davies. Even when Jimmer would thread the needle they'd
take the shot away from the other guys. Typically Jimmer has more assists.Great game to attend. The atmosphere was electric.
If this keeps up, more people will be watching Jimmer play basketball on TV than
will watch the superbowl!
TheSpiker | 1:57 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Alpine, UT Come On & Sports
Nutz You really don't watch the games very closely do you. Jimmer
took very few shots during the first 10 minutes. ===If they
really watched the game, Jimmer passed up quite a few open shots to try to work
his teamates into the game.As part of a team, eveyone does whatever
they need to do to win a game.Who complains when a runningback gets
200 yards rushing?
Oh my heck.
"As the SDSU time filed out of the arena after the game, BYU fans in the
seats along the ramp reached down and slapped hands with the players thanking
them for the great game they played."Conversely, UNLV fans
would have spit on the opposing players, dumped drinks, etc, etc.
"Jimmer will try to be a hero and ruin the game for his team. Gay will be
all over Jimmer and he will selfishly ruin it for his team.""San Diego 70" "tds 60""Looking
forward to a great game for all of us who love to hate byu."I
usually don't like to give Chris B. attention, but I just couldn't pass this up.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
Right on 3 grandslams but I want to add a fourth classy thing that I saw. As
the SDSU time filed out of the arena after the game, BYU fans in the seats along
the ramp reached down and slapped hands with the players thanking them for the
great game they played. That was cool. One other thing. Anybody who doesn't
think Kawhi Leonard isn't the real deal needs to get their head examined. 22
points and 15 rebounds is a monster game.
Two great teams, two classy programs. Game was all it was billed to be.Way
to go COUGS!I hope my Dukies don't run into this team in the tourney,
might get ousted.After the overrated Utesies got blown out by TCU
little Chris B. crawled in a hole for months. Maybe this will shut him and his
"predictions" up for good.I can hope anyways.
Not since I attended the first games held at the MC (wasn't Cosic fun to watch)
have I witnessed such a supportive and energetic crowd. We need to fill the
arena up the rest of the way. Jimmer, Brander, Noaher, Kyler, Jameser, Charlier,
and the thief were a joy to watch on defense against some very tough customers.
The battle under the boards was a war and most shots were tightly contested.
Hard to believe Anderson blocked those shots and actually made a shot on an
offensive rebound put back. Jimmer had to shot great to win this one. Signs held
by the students were funny and plentiful. Please stop the booing because that is
not who we are.
I'm doing my "We'er not worthy, We're not worthy" hand wave. 43 points, no assists to go along with 4 turnovers. He is a special scorer in
the college ranks for sure. He took over the game when his whole team did not
respond. Pretty amazing. Enjoy it while you have him cougs.
Awesome game!Good job SDSU, you played well and were very classy.
Good job Jimmer and the Cougars! All around awesome game from all of you!
The SDSU players are a reflection of a coach (Fisher) with total class.
Awesome game! I'm paying the price today for the late night but it is worth it.
Jimmer is incredible. He made a very smart move returning for his senior
season. Can't wait to see him play in the NBA!
Nice win. That kids a gem.
Ii agree regarding SDSU being a class group of young men. They played hard and
the game was much closer than the final score, as can happen in these types of
games. Leonard was terrific and got light appluause from the crowd a number of
times for his great plays. He is one of my favorite players. His ability to
produce offensive rebounds is amazing and frustrating - kind of like what SDSU
fans experience with Jimmer!
A college athlete like Jimmer Fredette comes along once in a lifetime. We
probably haven't even seen his best game. Ask those who have had to guard him
if he's too small, too slow, too un-athletic, doesn't get enough assists for a
point guard. If I were his coach, I would never tell him to pass the ball more.
I would tell him to shoot until he could no longer lift his arm!
Three classy things happened at the game last night. At the tip-off all the SDSU
players did just shake hands with Jimmer they gave a quick man hug. I thought
it was a great gesture of respect a sportsmanship. During the game right off the
bat each team was helping the other of the floor there was zero thug mentality,
even though it was a physical game. Finally, at the end of the game I never
heard the fans chant to SDSU "overrated". They weren't, that was a
great team. Big props to SDSU for a great display of maturity and
Come On & Sports Nutz You really don't watch the games very
closely do you. Jimmer took very few shots during the first 10 minutes. Seeing
that the others just weren't scoring the strategy changed. Are either of you
aware that we had 14 double digit scorers in the past 3 games?You
don't get assists when the guy you pass to misses the shot. Do either of you
understand that?Why do you watch the games? So you can find
SOMETHING to complain about?
Felt like a sold out Springsteen concert in there. The mood was electric. What
mood, the chaos was electric.Great defensive plan drawn up by classy
coach Steve Fisher.Emery played amazing defense, causing SDSU to
take a T.O., and Abuo causing another about fifteen seconds later.Students rockin' to the rafters.Anderson blocking shots.And Jimmer, getting defended better than I have seen draining shots, from
every zip-code.Haters are missing out on a great ride. Makes ya sort
of feel sorry for them.Regardless of who scored what, that was a
team "W" tonight, including coach Rose.BYU beat a legit
4th ranked team (Defense was spectacular - but Jimmer is just that good).I'm still pumped. Anyone wanna go to Dennys and get some breakfast?
Wow, amazing game!!! I may be overly optomistic but I am very excited about
this team for various reasons.1. Jimer out did himself again. This
boy is amazing. He may well be one of the best scorers of all time. He
will probably be picked in the top five of the NBA draft and if he is not picked
first it will be due to the bias most of the nation has against my Cougs. Considering the NBA games last much longer than a College game, I can
see him scoring in the 30's each game as a Pro. It was just classic at the end
of the game when everyone chanted "you got Jimered!!!" (I think pretty
creative and intelligent fans!!!)2. All of the other players on the
Cougs would be super stars on any other major college team. We are very lucky
to have a great group. 3. Looks like we will be getting a number
one seat. If we play our cards right we may not only have a College Football
Championship. Thanks for the memories.Go Cougs!!!
I am more than a little frustrated with the comments on this board that the only
players who stepped up today were Davies and Jimmer. There is no question that
they were the two effective offensive players - certainly. My problem is that
posters are not recognizing SDSU for their incredible defense. Emery was never
open for an uncontensted shot - never! Pressure was coming to all our players
no matter how fast we passed the ball. SDSU was able to double Jimmer and get
back to pressure the other players when he passed the ball. Hats off to a tough
SDSU defense!The same is true for a lack of respect for the play of
everyone on defense, which is where the game was fought and won. Jimmer did
enough to beat their defense and our team did enough to beat them inside.I cheered loudest for Anderson!!!!!!!!!!!! What a man! He deserved to be
considered first runner up for player of the game with Davies.K.
Collinsworth and Abouo were terrific on the offensive boards. Hartsock had a
tough time with his first few open shots but worked extremely hard all day. (He
should have kept shooting). He was great!
Re: The Deuce - Are you kidding? The game we saw was by definition, a "Big
Show." We watched two very good teams, with very high RPI ratings go
head-to-head. Over 20 pro scouts in attendance. Again, it was a Big Show.
Congrats Yners on your big win. Jimmer is a good player, was surprised that
after Rose pulled him from the game with seconds left he didn't reinsert him to
add more points and rub it in. While the yners are good at home, I think
altitude and Leonard being sick did play a little tiny part in the game. In San
Diego and on a neutral court in Vegas with the majority of the crowd cheering
for the Aztecs, I still see the Aztecs winning it all, it will be fun to watch.
Enjoy the ride......
Just as I predicted--Hedgehog goes into hibernation. Let's hope the cougs don't
fall into a pit or there will be alot of howling going on.
Watching the game in a sports book here in Vegas, it was interesting to see that
even people who lost money on SDSU were wowed at Jimmer.(Easiest
place I could watch the game for free)go Cougars!!!
I was there and it was an incredible atmosphere. I don't really care where the
points come from, I only care that in big games, Jimmer is at his best.So was Emery, defensively! So was, yep, James Anderson, 5 blocks and also made
it so BYU didn't have to double down and SDSU's shooters shot 36%. So was
Davies, 14 points. BYU said, "Jimmer you go score and we'll do
the rest." There are many aspects to winning and as long as BYU wins
consistently, the rest of the stuff is just talk.BYU's victory was
fun to watch. They are getting lots of national publicity and they are highly
ranked. It's a good time to be a Cougar.
One of the highlights was at the end of the game when the 22,700 fans
spontaneously yelled to SDSU, "You got Jimmered!" over and over. It
was a riot! At games' end, the fans swarmed the team on the floor in celebration
of the victory. I had never seen that at a basketball game. It was so
exciting.This was a tense, close game until the Y opened the lead at
the end. Jimmer was terrific! 43 points! The nation loves Jimmermania. And yet,
he remains humble, yet confident through it all. Steve Fisher said after the
game, "Jimmer is one of the best players I have ever seen." We all
agree, coach.Go Cougars!
It has a team effort to win for BYU tonight. Look at following statistics:PointsJ. Fredette 43Rebounds N. Hartsock 7AssistsN. Hartsock
3StealsJ. Emery 4BlocksJ. Anderson 5
Congrats Cougars on another great game.Jimmer didn't have any
assists mainly because Hartsock and Emery missed open 3's Jimmer set up for
them. Together they were 0-7 from 3; Jimmer was 5-8. If Jax and Noah had hit
their normal 40% from 3, the Cougars would have won by 20!Regardless
of the individual point totals, however, it was a team effort on defense --
blocks, steals, rebounds -- that made it possible for Jimmer's 43 to lead BYU to
an impressive win over the #4 team in the country.
Great game to watch tonight. It was a good win for BYU but if I am all the other
teams watching this, I start to build my defense around stopping Jimmer. I like
BYU but to go far in March Madness you will need a complete team effort. I like
the scoring but without assists this won't work too much longer. It will be a
different game in San Diego next month but for now, it was a great TV game for
fans. If I am Coach Rose I had better start to realize that BYU needs to be more
balanced. You need a complete cast to win the big show.
You who are turned off by Jimmer having no assists; please recheck the final
score. GREAT game plan. Put the ball in Jimmer's hands. Most team players do
not resent a winning game plan. Go Jimmer! Go BYU! That is what team play is
all about; sacrificing one's share of personal glory to obtain a team win.
"Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!"-Kevin
Durant, via Twitter
This just in....Kevin Durrant just tweeted the following:"Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!"That's pretty good pub coming from KD.Is there any question?
Ladies and gentlemen, your POY, Jimmer Fredette.
re: come on, I 100% agree with you. Imagine watching Jimmer shoot
the ball no matter how many defenders are on him time after time, while 2-3
others are left unguarded? And then trying to do it game after game, it has to
get old for his teammates or should I say the four guys just playing defense.
34 shots (including the ones he got fouled on) and ZERO assists! WOW.
why is it, that as a die-hard ute who really dislikes everything and everyone to
do with BYU... I cant help but like Jimmer?
Come onReally? Really? You sound like a jr. Jazz coach.
@Chris B, etal:Well dude, you just got Jimmered!!! Fun, wasn't it.
Just like I said in all my other comments on other articles, BYU by 13.
No surprise the Cougars won but Jimmer is unbelievable. SportsCenter leads with
him once again.Gotta love catching a game in high-def! And Saturday
too, but we have to find VERSUS.
It was billed as "Unbeatable vs Unstoppable". Now all the national
sports outlets are just calling it purely "Unstoppable and
I know that this is an terribly overused phrase, but Jimmer never ceases to
amaze me. Every time I watch him, he does at least five or six things that are
so unbelievable! It is so fun to see someone actually live up to the hype. When
I first read about this recruit from Glen Falls NY, I thought, he sounds too
good to be true. From the first time I watched him play as a freshman, I thought
"this guy should be a starter". Way to go Jimmer! Way to go Cougs! The Cougars are the best defensive team that never gets any credit. It
always seems that the teams they play always shoot at a much lower percentage
than usual. I wonder why that is? The announcers raved about the defense of UNLV
and SDSU as well. "This will be the best defensive team that they have
faced this year", and guess which teams shot well below their season
average? Which team had the most blocks? Please don't say that the Coug's don't
play much defense!
Chris B. - your posts look pretty silly now, don't they? You should stick with
prognosticating on something you actually have a clue about. Predicting BYU
basketball doesn't seem to be among your strong suits.Thank you
Jimmer - May I have another?
Great win but I am so sick of people saying the rest of the team needs to show
up. How many shots did any one else get....less than half! Ya they missed some
shots but kinda hard to get in a rhythm when you never get the ball and Jimmer
is shooting so much. You could tell midway through the first half, he was not
going to give it up! Geez dude, pass the ball!
The refs called this like a tournament game. That did not favor BYU. This was
not BYU's best offensive game. Almost all of it was played at SDSU's pace. This is an awesome win. BYU has a really difficult game at
the Pit. Hopefully the rest of the team pick it up. These big
pressure packed games are getting BYU ready for the NCAA. Just keep
finding a way to win. The BYU bigs played well enough to win. They
rebounded. They played D. They came thru. Anderson and Abou really contributed.
Emory did not have an offensive night but he locked down Gay. BYU is on the basketball map. Thanks for a great game.
Wow it took forever for comments to eclipse Jimmers points.Go Y
We do not care that the haters missed the Jimmer bus, and now can only wish for
losses that have not happened. The rest of us are enjoying something special.
Chrissy will have his excuses and bring up the past, but we know how good the
Cougars are now and look forward to the rest of the season. B=BitterGo Cougars
Great game. Is BYU really this good???
at three11stuYes, I did too...much better than local TVat DavidBoxElder.....cable or dish bro? I guess not....lol
Awesome Game...Fredette was amazing!Go Cougs!But BYU
really needs to dropthe Utes from the schedule......playing them really hurts
the Cougs RPI! Even if Fredette dropped 47 on them.....Hey Chris
B...Jimmerz 47 brings a whole new meaning to the days of 47!
thanks for all of you who write on this board...I love nothing more than reading
this stuff! Todays notes of interest...1. Chris will never make money
handicapping games for Vegas.2. Some BYU fans concentrate too much on the
officials. One dude commented on the big win...but it could have been bigger if
every foul was called...I have never figured this out about Cougie's...its
always an officials fault that something did or did not happen?3.
Lastly...because BYU won this game...this big game...Utah's football team does
not know how to finish a big game? How do you spell "blocked
kick"?I am a Ute...always have been...always will be...I think
our team is an embarrasement and I think BYU will do well in the west coast
conference...very good basketball played there with Gonzaga and St Mary's and
others...But please, please, please, regardless of our conference
differences...everyone keep writing...especially Chris...this is what sport is
all about...Over and Out...
Great win, but the rest of the team needs to show up, offensively. Come
tournament time, Jimmer carrying the team on his shoulders is just not going to
I hope there's a rerun on BYU TV. Couldn't make the game and Comcast Basic
didn't carry it. Goodbye, Comcast Basic.
Point Guard with zero assists.... This is not basketball
Does it matter if your one and done in the tourney?
DavidBoxElder:I live in Utah and I watched the game in my living room.
Not sure why you didn't see it.
What a fun game! Congratulations Coach Rose and the boys. You are truly a great
team to watch! I look forward to many more terrific games like
tonight.Also, all of you Cougs at the Marriott Center -- you looked
great filling the seats to the rafters! Wish I could've been there too.
I think this makes BYU the undisputed best team in the conference. .
.perhaps?Way to go Cougs! Can't wait to see how high they climb.
Chris B. still has not issued any congrats. Chris_B did, but he is a different
hater. Come on Chris B. Tell us all how good crow is. Jimmer got 43 against one of the top point guards? He got Jimmered too. Congrats to the Cougars. Awesome play tonight. Now get
ready for UNM in the Pit on Saturday. Could be a tought one there.
Jackson really struggled shooting but played amazing defense on Gay. Davies
played great! Still some bad fouls but Anderson really played great defense in
his minutes backing him up. Collinsworth looked a little scared but played good
D on Lenard. Hartsock was overmatched but played hard.Oh and Jimmer
wasn't too bad either. Go Cougars!!!
BOOM!Slim-Jim Freddy is simply one of the best basketball players to EVER
grace the NCAA hardwood. For those who are not fans, you haven't watched the guy
play--he is absolutely, jaw-droppingly good. To play the way he did with all the
pressure surrounding this game is absolutely amazing.Huge win for the
cougs, despite mediocre games by the rest of the team (except Davies who played
well.) We can look forward to amazing things come March.
Didn't see the game, but BYU's defense must have been pretty good also, to have
won by double figures when the team didn't shoot very well in the 1st half.
They were about 50% for the game however. By the way, I don't think those
postings were by Chris B. He does not sign in Chris_B.
"In my personal opinion, BYU is a Final Four caliber team" -Steve
Fischer, SDSU Coach"Aztecs Get Jimmered" -ESPN Top
StoryThis is just a few minutes after the game ends. This is just
Let's see if crisb has the guts to do what he promised and congratulate the
Cougars on a great win. C'mon buddy, stop chewing on the crow and man-up. The
score was close to what I predicted but it was a bizarre game. Davies was an
animal. His best game I think. Jimmer was a little out of control at times but
what a show. I was really happy to see Emery get the dunk but was hoping he
would hit a couple of boms. I also would have liked to see Collinsworth and
Hartstock hit a few. Maybe this will throw SDSU off a bit when they play in San
Diego and BYU spreads it around a little more. Deserving or not, the Cougars
could be up to 6th or 7th in the polls next week. NM killed TCU today so I think
that will be a tough game for BYU. Great Game! Keep it up Cougars.
Duh: Chris B. did NOT eat his crow. He hasn't posted since before the game
began. The others aren't the same Chris B.panamadesnews: let's
worry about rankings after BYU plays at the Pit on Saturday. They still need to
take care of business there and not have a let down game.
Sorry, it was Villanova at #7 who lost, not Vandy. Both Villanova and SDSU will
drop behind the Cougs in the rankings this coming week - probably be somewhere
between 4 and 6.
Way to take it it to the Aztecs Cougs! I can hear their booster club warming
up their pens right now in protest for the compromised officiating...Ute haters...quiz time. Last big time game won in Utah before today
was...(think way back)...is still...Miami.
What a stinkin' shame it wasn't televised in Utah.
Way to go Cougars! Great Win!...Jimmer once again took over, the kid should be
nation player of the year when its all said and done. Cougars now 20-1 with
another very impressive win to their resume. Now onto the pit to face New
Mexico, lets go Cougars keep it up!!!
What a great win for BYU! While much of the team didn't shoot as well as usual,
Jimmer put on quite the scoring show for the couple dozen NBA scouts in
attendance.BYU's defense as a team, however, was incredible! 9
blocks (5 for Anderson!), 7 steals (3 for Emery!) and holding the number 4 team
in the country under 60 points sends a pretty strong message. ESPN had a live
game chat going with several of their announcers and they couldn't say enough
great things about BYU's D.By the end of the night, the announcers
were all staking their claim for the right to announce the rematch in San Diego.
I can't blame them.
Great win with Emery having an off night. Shows they can be even better.
Ok guys, leave Chris B alone. He ate his crow and gave credit where credit was
due. I didn't think Jimmer would have this great of a game but wow, he really is
something. I thought San Diego would do a better job but, there is no stopping
him. It will be interesting to see how they do in San Diego since he scores
better on the road. Congrats Cougars, keep it up, you are looking pretty good
Wow. Just noticed THIS stat:Blocks in the game:SDSU 4James Anderson 5 (BYU had 9 blocks as a team)That's how it got
Chris B will try and be a hero and ruin the image for the school he supports.
BYU fans will be all over Chris B and he will selfishly ruin it for his team.Mark it down.BYU 71SDSU 58
Dear UofU Football and Basketball,That's how you finish a big
Thing is, Chris B was right on one thing: Gay WAS all over Jimmer. And it still
didn't matter.SDSU played VERY tough defense. Jimmer may have taken
nearly half of BYU's shots, but he was the only one (other than Davies) who
could create against that tough D.I still contend that SDSU gets
away with too much under the hoop. They should be called for more fouls on
those rebounds. Not a lot more, but enough that Leonard and White should be in
foul trouble more often than they are.A big thing in this game: Gay
had those two early points off free throws, but went 0-7 from the floor. When
you take that guy completely out of the game, it's tough for SDSU to compete
against a team like BYU.
As good as advertised. I wish I could have seen it. Basic cable isn't very good.
I have comcast to see local teams on the MTN? What happened? Nice job BYU. Good
BYU started to pull ahead midway through the 2nd half and win by 12. Can't get
any better than this.I don't suppose we will be bothered by Chris B or Hedgehog
for awhile. Way to go Cougs. Jimmer, great game. Another +40 points. Vandy,
at #5 lost so SDSU and Vandy will both drop below BYU, I suppose. Look for BYU
to be ranked between 4 and 7 when the next poll comes out.
Chris B. was surprisingly close in his prediction: except for which team got
what score. Personally I would be more worried if Chris B. predicted a BYU win,
but that will probably never happen.Great game Cougars! Too bad I
had a class and had to miss it. I'm sure it was good, and I am glad to see yet
another 40+ performance by Jimmer Fredette. Rise and Shout!
Chris BYour obsession is showing again. First one to comment on a
BYU article.And once again you embarrass yourself. Jimmer takes
control of the game when he needs to, and look at the results.70-58
BYU wins.Now please go away...
Go Cougars!!!!!!!!! That was an amazing game! They so got Jimmered!!!!!! By the way Chris B., we know that you really don't love BYU, we are not
BYU is rocking the world! OK, rocking the college basketball world!
I feel sooooooo bad. Another one of my predictions misses the mark. Congrats,
Cougars. Crow tastes mmmm-mmmm good.
In the most historic game played in the Marriot Center the BYU Cougars take
control and defeat the formerly undefeated SDSU Aztecs, spoiling their 20-0
record. Now #1 in the MWC and sure to rise a notch or two in the rankings.NO FEAR! Take that Ute trolls!Jimmer on fire w/ 43 pts.
Davies great, team great.Ute troll predictions... not so great!
chrissy b:nice try. you are soooo wrong soooo often. where is utah?
really, how many times have you been right? i honesty can't recall a time.
listen to what the announcers have to say about jimmer. i'll bet you were the
hero on the varsity cheerleading squad.
BYU 67, SDSU 54 with 1:04 to go. Now how did that happen?
Bravo, Jimmer, bravo.BYU basketball is nothing without you. And
this is coming from an Aggie.
Cris B. Get that crow ready. You said you would congratulate BYU if they won.
There is still time to get it warmed up or you can eat it cold.
About 4 minutes to go, and BYU up by 8. It could be a ton more, if Leonard got
called for every foul he commits. The guy just mugged TWO BYU players under the
basket to take a rebound away, yet it's a BYU guy that gets called for foul?
How does that work when BOTH BYU guys had position on the rebound?The "more physical" team continues to get away with more under the
basket than should be allowed.
Jimmer is a hero and the Cougars will win the game.BYU 75sdsu
60I lied. I secretly love BYU.
31-30 at halftime at the Marriott Center, that does not bode well for the
Cougars. SDSU beat New Mexico in the Pit, one of the toughest places to play on
the road. the Marriott Center does not intimidate them. I stick by my prediction
SDSU will beat us because we don't win the big games.
Jimmer has been the man so far. He made a couple of bone head mistakes, but
only one (that I remember) that led to a turnover; and it didn't result in any
points.Keys so far: Other than Davies, nobody else has done much
offensively. SDSU has played very good defense so far, limiting the open shots.
But even when given the opportunity, most of BYU's shooters haven't been able
to put the ball in the hoop.SDSU is also getting away with a bit
more under the basket than BYU. That needs to stop. The foul on Anderson, for
example, would not have been called on the other end of the floor.
@ Chris BI don't think so.
Jimmer will try to be a hero and ruin the game for his team. Gay will be all
over Jimmer and he will selfishly ruin it for his team.San Diego 70
tds 60Looking forward to a great game for all of us who love
to hate byu.