BYU basketball: Cougars hope to upset No. 6 Baylor

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  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 2:12 p.m.


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  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Dec. 17, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    Cougs up at half, nice job!! Keep it up. I smell upset!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    Sorry to see a 13 point lead brought down to 4 points at the half. Cougars are looking good though.

    Hard to defend against those 3 pointers if they all go in like they did early in the half. Zone defense is doing pretty good though.

    Go Cougars, get 'r done!

  • jazzlover Highland, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    BYU is playing great right now! The second half will sure be interesting as I'm sure Baylor makes necessary changes.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Dec. 17, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    I agree this will be a tough task, but pits also tough to get a road win at the Marriot center. Byu will have to play very well. Baylor hasn't really been tested yet.

  • morganh Orem, Utah
    Dec. 17, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    This will be a tough game but I think the Cougs could do it. Our biggest advantage is that the MC is one of the toughest places for a visiting team to win at. With out Rodgers Harrison will be taking his spot and he will need to step up. I am anxious to see the debut of Matt Carlino. I hope he is as good as advertised. Rise UP!!

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I think Austin could be big in this game with his outside shooting ablility, taking Perry Jones out of the paint could be huge for us.

    I hope Davies, Hartsock and Abuo have enough sense to not try forcing anything inside, these guys defensively are monsters in the block. The way to win this game is with great passing and teamwork, waiting for the open shot.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Dec. 17, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    After reading the article and CougFaninTX's take on things, I'm starting to think what we really need is to have a sixth man on the court.

    BYU has two advantages that might give them a shot: the Marriott Center and being unranked. Hopefully Baylor will underestimate us.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 17, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    This will be a tough game for the Cougs. In most games this year, our front court will be better than the opposition. Against Baylor, our front court is at a decided disadvantage.

    This is a game where we could really use C. Collinsworth as an extra big man, to allow us to play more physical on the defensive side.

    This is a game where we need Davies to stay out of foul trouble, but still play tough defense against Jones who is very good. Brandon needs to be on the floor at least 25 minutes, and hopefully closer to 30.

    This is a game where we need Austin to play as good as he's been playing, and even a little better.

    Does anybody know if Sharp will return for this game? Although undersized against Baylor, we will need him.

    This is a game where we could really use S. Rogers to allow us to spread the floor on the offensive side. Other than Abouo, Rogers has been our only consistent "behind the arc" shooter.

    This is a game where we need Carlino to make a strong debut. Tough challenge for a Freshman in his first game.