First, congrats to the cougars on this win and on the season. As a Ute fan, I
know what it feels like to be in your shoes. Enjoy it! This BYU
team finds ways to win. It's an important quality that seperates the contenders
from the pretenders. I think they will enjoy a nice run in the tourney.For the Utes, there is no where to go but up from here. I think larri3
is right. Utah has a couple of guys who could be NBA prospects. But there is
just no coaching up there. Every game its "moral victories" "we
are improving" "blah blah blah ball didn't go in the hoop blah blah
blah!"Utah doesn't have any seniors this year, so that is good.
This year has been essentially new players coming together. Not much
chemistry. At the same time, the chemistry should be further along then it is.
We need a coach with a creative offensive scheme.
I often wonder how could the Utes could be with a different coach. David Foster
still doesn't have a single offensive move. The team seems to have no offensive
players other than the occasional big man running out to set a pick. Usually
the Utes just pass around the perimeter until the shot clock starts running out,
and then somebody dribbles into traffic and throws up a prayer or takes a
guarded three. I think there are at least two NBA prospects on Utah's roster,
but with their lack of improvement, they'll be lucky to be noticed.
I wondered if Jimmer had the flu Saturday. He seemed like he wasn't thinking
straight (I felt that way recently with severe sinus pressure/flu). Plus Rose
gave him a big rest late in the first half.Anyway, kudos to Charles
A. and Jackson E. for GREAT play.P.S. Didn't it seem like Utah went
into stall offense toward the end when they should have been hustling down court
and shooting quickly for a chance to win?
Howard S. | 10:14 p.m. Feb. 12, 2011 Taylorsville, UT Re: Balan"When Utes talk about tournament success at least we keep it to the
most recent decade."===How about we talk about the last 5
years, the last two years, this year, the last game?What are you
trying to spin?The Utes are not going to make the CBI this year,
unless as a novelty mid-major team.Howard, what a great time to be a
I for one will gladly concede all of the moral victories to Utah. I think the
Cougar Nation will be quite happy to take Ws instead.
Jimmer drove past O'Brian almost at will. But Utah had the two 7 footers back
there. That was Boylan's plan - put a tall guy on him to keep him from
shooting 3 pointers and then cover him in the lane with a 7 footer and another
big guy. But that left them open to easy layups on the other end and many open
jumpers when running the Y offense. but believe me, O'Brian's defense was not
what caused Jimmer's poor shooting.
Wow.... You cougs are way overconfident! First, I'm certain that every one of
you would take the WCC over the PAC12. The WCC is a 1 team league on most years
so please don't flatter yourselves. But I'm sure it'll will be an easy sale to
recruits in reference to playing in all those sweet high school gyms. As for Utah, Stew Morrill isn't coming to Utah. Utah won't want a coach that
is close to retirement most likely. Hey cougs, how many of you were
born last time byu won more than one game in the NCAA's? Hey Aggies, you've won
1 NCAA game since 1971. Utah might be struggling now but they'll be back. It all
starts with the firing of Boylen!
Great crowd at the MC. Very loud. Utes played hard but didn't handle the ball
well enough to win. I see the Utes doing much better next year if these players
continue to develop. PAC12 will be tough but you'll enjoy the road trips. Great
locales mostly. We Cougars will be fine also. Playing in Cal, Ore and Wash will
be great. Jimmer looked very disoriented most of the game. Just a few minutes of
the real Jimmer and Utes were in the rear view mirror. Very fun game to watch.
I'd much rather see a close game than a blowout. Enjoy the day off Cougars.
You've earned it.
Lose the "Runnin" on the unis. You are just a shadow of those former
Farewell and best of luck to the two Jim's.
@Rock Of The Marne "Kind of sounds like Utah football and beating BYU last
year."You really need to think more carefully. That "kind
of" part is really digging deep. You see the difference is that BYU was at
.500 in football and your utes are far below that plus I do not see your team
winning much the rest of the way, maybe against TCU, but that's it.
When I see Utah play as well as they did tonight and execute a solid game plan I
am surprised they have not won another 5 or 6 games. Good game Utes, and great
I was very impressed with the Utes today -- they kept with the Cougars until the
8:00 minute mark when the previously limp Jimmer Ferdette took over.Nothing bad to say about the Utes. They played hard, did well, and gave a good
showing to their school. Really, that's all we can hope for short of a win.And yes, I remember that 1-26 season and I also remember Bick Rick
Majerus. Sports has their ups-n-downs. We'll be down again one day. What matters
is how quickly we pick ourselves up.Congrats Utes. You did well.
RE: OutsideviewYou may rest easy tonight in the sure knowledge that
coach Morril from Utah State will NEVER coach the Utes. It would be a step down
in so many ways.Go Aggies!
Tit for tat.......such silly comments from both sides. It was a good game, leave
it at that. Utah came to play but unfortunately, BYU was better today and that
is all that matters. I am sure there isn't a single BYU player who is crying
about winning only by 13 instead of 30. They wouldn't even care if they had won
by 1. A win is a win no matter how you look at. You can't sugar coat it and
moral victory doesn't make any losing team feel better. And for crying out loud,
keep Football out of it, this is not Football so both of ya get over it. As for
SDSU, I expect them to win on their home court, they should but, if we can get
the victory, that will be awesome. I am sure BYU is not going in to the game all
cocky or anything, they still have two games before that to even worry about
SDSU. Go COUGARS.
Tonight I saw a bunch of "Sunday School boys" playing quicker, faster,
and considerably more athletic than their Ute opponents. BYU had a tough time
finding the hoop but they sure could create turnovers and run the court on the
Utes. "Runnin' Utes?" What an oxymoron!
Re: Eddie,It will be a very, very, very long time before "Ute fans
wish they were back playing some teams that are actually good"!We
will see how good you are when you go to the NCAA. Until then, you might
consider choosing your words a little more carefully! GOOD LUCK with that.
I am afraid that Boylin will be replaced by Morrill from Utah State and then
coach Rice will go be the coach at USU. It could happen.
Re: Balan"Jumps all over BYU if 1984 is mentioned..."Utah was in the Sweet Sixteen in 2005.The last time BYU made
the Sweet Sixteen was 1981.When Utes talk about tournament success
at least we keep it to the most recent decade.
The truly sad thing about the Utes going to the Pac10 and the Cougs going to
WCC, is that this boorish trash talking will continue because some fans have
nothing better to do than to belittle either team. Good game Cougs.Better luck next time, Utes.My best to both schools in all of their
Let's see UtahDerek, 9 out of 10 and we are overrated?? What does that make
you? I know, you have done better in the tourney - blah blah blah. For a fan
base that jumps all over BYU if 1984 is ever mention, you sure like living in
Looks like the ute "fans" are all enjoying their 'moral' victory.LOL
Congratulations to the Cougars. Note: I didn't watch the game. Not interested in
b-ball. But I can congratulate the Cougars when they beat us.@UtahDerek "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."That tells me that San Diego might
be awfully difficult for BYU to get a win there. Cougars better be up for that
game and not be over confident if they want to win.
Don't worry Utes...the schedule gets easier next year. I predict you might even
have a winning record! Mark.it.down.
It's funny how quickly the whiners on the hill forget about BYU's 25-point beat
down of the Utes on their home.I wouldn't make too much out of only
losing by 13, with Jimmer having one of his worst games of the season.
re:utah derekJust pat them on the back and say nice game. Don't be a
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.
Re: Mountainman56On ESPN?Look at the WCC time slots on
ESPN.The country will be able to watch the Cougars if they are
willing stay up till mid night.Oh and btw, losing skids end.
Remember 1-25?Utah's losing streak will end in the PAC 12.BYU's winning streak will likely continue in the obscurity of the WCC. Given a choice I'd pick the PAC 12... And so would you, if
you had the choice.Oh, and about the NCAA appearance of St. Mary's
and Gonzaga in the tournament... They win when they get to the tournament. BYU hasn't won meaningfully in the tournament in decades.This year will be no different.
Sir RobinSt. Mary's is a regular in the NCAA Tournament and I doubt
that BYU will be able to beat them 9 out of 10 times like they've done to Utah
or average 19 points per win like they've done over Utah this year. Yes, the
competition will definitely be stiffer in the WCC than Utah has been able to
bring to the MWC. Not only that but the two games per year against St. Mary's
will probably be on ESPN or BYU TV. Either way, the entire country will be able
to watch them play!
Dick is right - these two programs are heading in different directions. Utah is
heading to the PAC12, BYU is heading to the Big West.@Eddie: From
another point of view: BYU is having its best season ever, Utah is having its
worst season ever, and yet BYU barely pulled out a win, at home.Have
fun playing St. Mary's twice a year.
Eddie "The u had one of their best games of the season and BYU had one of
their worst and still beat the mighty utes." Kind of sounds like Utah
football and beating BYU last year.
Utah played very well and they have some good atheletes...I expect better things
from them next season. BYU was awesome even though they didnt have their best
game...Charles in Charge was a monster!! Jimmer must have been tired because he
didnt look quite the same...but still had 23 points! Its great to be a cougar
The u had one of their best games of the season and BYU had one of their worst
and still beat the mighty utes.So long uties of the Conference of
Chumps. How long will it take for their fans to wish they were back playing some
teams that are actually good.Enjoy your drop to the bottom of a
conference.....oh wait you already are there.
Tough game. Utes played one of their best games of the season, good thing it
still wasn't enough.You got Abooed
Good game Utes. You went in as big underdogs but made a game of it. Way to go
BYU. It is nice to see some other players stepping up.
Great team effort by the Cougs. It's nice to see the younger guys contributing
like that. Good job men!
Phew! Good game for both.
Byu beats Utah for the 9th out of the last 10 tries