BYU, Utah Utes basketball: Cougars pull away from Utes

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  • royalblue Alpine, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 9:23 p.m.


    Whatever happens with BYU the rest of the season, the Cougars will NEVER be EXPOSED like the Utes were in early October.

    When it comes to being "exposed" Utah has already clinched the 2010-2011 title for MOST EXPOSED team in the country!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 13, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    But forgot again. The 2nd Best team in the conference beat the 1st best team in the conference by 13 points two weeks ago. I know you weren't expecting that. Woe is you...there's still "No Joy" in Ann Arbor even if Ohio State lost yesterday. I honestly feel sad for you.
    Hey... but cheer up little feller. It's not all grubs, insects, roots and worms. Utah did manage to score over 50 points against San Diego State. So their fans didn't get their free curly fries. That's gotta mean somthin...Right???


  • Tmac Provo, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 11:00 p.m.

    This may have been the best I've seen the Utes play all season. They definitely wanted it.

    It may be one of the worst games I've seen BYU play this year, but it was still nice to finish with a win and fun to watch from the 5th row.

    Charles was solid today; great to see him play such a huge role when the rest of the team was having a down night. Charles tonight, Rogers last game - even though Fredette is definitely the star, it's nice to see that the team has depth and each player can contribute. Our team consistently has multiple players (often the whole starting 5) in double digits.

    I was a little disappointed in Boylen tonight - usually his on-court antics are far more entertaining. It's also too bad he used his final time-out with a few minutes left and couldn't call a TO with a few seconds left. No teaching moment today, I guess.

    I also learned that the only requirement to be a Ute cheerleader is to be able to sit down and do nothing for a whole game and except scream during freethrows.

  • UtahDerek sandy, ut
    Feb. 12, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Ok we will see SDSU, the vegas tourney and the NCAA tourney will expose BYU.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 10:06 p.m.


    All the pollsters live outside Happy Valley....

  • UtahDerek sandy, ut
    Feb. 12, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    We know how bad our team is sportsfan and if you lived outside of happy value you would see just how over rated your team really is. Dont worry though you will get your reality check in San Diego and then in the second round of the tourney.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 9:24 p.m.


    Just remember BYU's 25-point beatdown of the Utes in the Huntsman and that BYU BEAT the team that just destroyed Utah by 30+.

  • UtahDerek sandy, ut
    Feb. 12, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    BYU smack talk never gets old. Just remember that the "number 7 team in the country" was tied to us coming off a loss to san diego st by 30 at your place with 6 minutes left. If anything you should be talking about your own team and just how over rated you really are.

  • HawaiianAggie St.George, Utah
    Feb. 12, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    Way to go BYU! It was a nail-biter for a bit there. Can't wait for a rematch between you and my Aggies.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    I guess hedgehog and his friend Harvey missed the game.

    Utah played at BYU and it was a hard fought tough game. Utah played their best game of the season. If they would have brought that same effort to the floor in their last two game they would have had 2 Huntsman wins.

    BYU on the other hand played very poorly. They missed at least 10 - 15 points worth of layups they just didn't finish.

    Jimmer had a terrible game except for his 5 minute or so 12-0 run where he cemented the win for BYU.

    All in all an important win for BYU and a good demonstration that Utah can play good basketball.

    Too bad you and Harvey missed the game Hedgie. It was a typical Utah BYU game.

  • TMung99 Bluffdale, Utah
    Feb. 12, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    Seriously is that at the point your at Hedgie? When you go and try to bring down your rival instead of bringing up your own team, it shows nothing but your a hater. Fans like you show Max was right.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    Wedgie....try this for perspective:

    BYU 71 Yews 58
    BYU 71 2-step Aztecs 58

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    Rock Of The Marne

    I'm just pointing out that you are always complaining about people coming onto the boards just to put down the other team and yet here you are doing the same thing all over the place. Don't sink to their level.

  • Y Football Highland, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    "being the best team in the MWC, SD St. beat the Utes by about twice as much as the tds....again, about what I expected."

    I love it when you have to knock down your own team to make a pathetic attempt to attack BYU.

    And you can mock the WCC all you want. Utah is still 1-2 against WCC opponents. Utah would only be a mediocre team even in the WCC. Enjoy being destroyed in the Pac 12 while annually losing to BYU!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:39 p.m.


    I guess he wanted to clarify that he will not, under any circumstances, be cheering FOR anyone. LOL

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:27 p.m.


    No, what I'm saying is that the absolute best the tds can ever offer is still only second best in a mid major conference.

    Just keeping it in perspective.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    Wedgie has flipped to cheering for the least he now has something to cheer about?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Yea, about what I expect - although the Utes showed some decent effort.

    being the best team in the MWC, SD St. beat the Utes by about twice as much as the tds....again, about what I expected.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 12, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    Love that we are getting significant production from Rogers in the last game and Abouo tonight. The Cougs are getting better with each game.

    Hedgie, you may want to change your screen name to "silly wabbit'. You continue to demonstrate that you don't have a clue. The Cougs are not "in trouble". They are ready to create some trouble for other teams who focus too much attention on Jimmer and get burned by our host of supporting characters!

    Go Cougs!

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    What's with the talk about 1996? I thought u Utesies hated bringing up the past?
    1984 remember?
    What matters is this 2011 BYU team will be dancing in the big dance
    The 2011 Utesies has plenty of free time to hit the stake dances next month
    2011 BYU ranked in the top ten
    2011 Utesies ranked in the toilet
    2011 BYU star player getting national attention
    2011 Utesies is anyone a player?
    And last but not least, Hedgie and Chris B crying over every BYU win: Priceless

  • Ted H Sandy, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Struggling yewts, cosmos cousin is a yewty troll. You are pathetically arguing with your own pathetic kind. I remember when pretending as you are cosmos cousin. It was fun. But then most of us grew up

  • PressureDrop Provo, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Hedgehog: "They're in trouble, mark it down, look it up. Some and done."

    Some and done? What a bold prediction! Won't the eventual champion win SOME and then be DONE?

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    I don't like playing Utah. The game today dropped BYU's SOS by 4 spots: from 11 to 15. That's what playing weak teams does to you, I guess.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    TRUTH "Big 12 Dominace" Note to dellusional BYU fans noboby (not even the Big Least that prefered TCU over you) invited you to an AQ conference. Pretending you're in the Big 12 is rather sad and patheic. Congrats on the win but welcome to the WCC.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Fresnogirl, Cosmo's Cuz asked for the 1996 smack with his comment about this Utah 2011 being the worst D1 team ever. Your team this year is the better team; no disagreement there. Just trying to keep it real in regards to BYU fan delusions of grandeur which leads them to make silly comments about my Utes (whose overall record/body of work I would take over the Y any day of the week). Question for you, why don't police your own fans when they act like trolls? You're good at pointing out others perceived weaknesses/actions; how about your own?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    BYU has won 9 out of the last 10 matchups.....thats Big 12 Dominace at its best!

    Go Cougs!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:13 p.m.


    Digging pretty deep now aren't we. Hey, how about them Yewts - scored north of 50.

    Oh, and did you like seeing the 23,000 in that WCC gym you played in today?

    Sure looking forward to September.

  • lledgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    How many layups -- or widdle bunny wabbits, as I like to call them -- did (better)tds miss? They're in trouble, mark it down, look it up. Some and done.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    The MWC referees have sent a message to the rest of the conference:

    You may knock Fredette to the floor all you want. We won't call the fouls.

    Yeah, there were times early on when Fredette got calls that he probably should not have gotten. But in the last 3-4 games opponents have not only been physical, they've practically been tackling Fredette. And fouls are not getting called. That needs to stop before Jimmer gets seriously injured. There were 3 or 4 instances where Utes put a football-style body hit on Jimmer in today's game. Not acceptable.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    phew that was close! Good game for all.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    Jimmer had an "off night" with 23 and was still the high scorer. I could only listen to to KSL so I couldn't see if the refs were letting Utah be extra physical on Jimmer.

    Wow, I wish we had Jimmer next year so that I could watch him on TV most of the season. The MTN network vacuums!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    To the rest of the Utes,

    You have had an incredibly tough schedule this week. Good luck with the rest of your season.

  • UtahDerek sandy, ut
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    Cosmo Cousin it was tied at 48 with 7 minutes left not bad for the worst team in college basketball history.

  • bluecoug89 Highland, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    Good job Cougs!!!!! It was a tough game and I am impressed with how the Utes played but the in the end the best team won. Great game!

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    I didn't say anything about moral victories. A loss is a loss but I'm proud of how my Utes played against the #7 team on the road. We held their top player to one of his worst performances of the year.

    Utah is having a down year this year but overall, our program has excelled far beyond anything BYU has done up to this point in time.

    It was nice to see some hussle and passion out of the Utes this time around as opposed to some other games this year.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    Livin in the past huh pebbles. I guess if it's all you have.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Feb. 12, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    So glad I don't have to go back to 1996 to feel good about my team .... Hope you enjoyed the game Rock.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 5:46 p.m.


    Yep moral victories are what it's all about.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    Ten minutes left in the game and we're tied. No matter what happens from here on out, I'm proud of my Utes!

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Cosmo's Cousin
    1966- 1-26
    You may not have been born yet. Here is a short quiz for you cuz...
    Who was the coach ?

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 12, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    Cosmo's Cousin, no BYU's 1996 team had to be the worst in Div 1 history as they won only 1 game all year. Utah 2011 has already shown their at least 10 times better than that pathetic excuse for a team BYU fielded in 1996. Funny little cougs.

  • Cosmo's Cousin Holladay, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    Nice try Utah. You have the worst team in the history of Div.1 basketball.

    Huh? What's that? You're trying to say the Ewwttsss are good. I don't think so. Remember what little WCC team you lost to a few months ago. Go BYU Jimmers!

  • b2b Ogden, Utah
    Feb. 12, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    JIMMER! I bet that 'jimmer' will see a 'jimmer' and then 'jimmer' the 'jimmer' with his awesom 'jimmer' skills! GO BYU

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    Nobody expects my Utes to win. Boylen step down. Better to leave than to be forced out.