BYU, USU basketball: Cougars defeat Aggies in close game, 70-68

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  • Kermit Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    The Aggies led in every category except the final score and free throws. 10 or so points lost on missed free throws. But gotta hand it to Stew Morrill and his team. He used only 7 Aggies to take one the entire BYU squad. Missing 3 starters and losing by a basket is not bad. The pain is in the fact that a few more free throws could have decided the game. Great job, Cougars- you lucked out.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 19, 2013 11:13 p.m.

    Congratulations to Coach Dave Rose, one of only five coaches in the Top 25 coaches in winning percentage to win 20+ games in every season of their coaching careers.


    Also, congratulations to Kyle Van Noy, winner of the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2012 National Defensive Performer of the Year award.

    After an extensive review of the existing data, literature, and evidence, it has been determined that Kyle Van Noy was responsible for the most overall defensive success in Division I FBS college football," said Bradley C. Smith, Executive Director of the College Football Performance Awards. "As a result, Kyle's performance satisfies the strict criteria CFPA established for annual recognition."

    The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

    A great night to be a Cougar!

    Feb. 19, 2013 10:44 p.m.

    BYU shot 35% from the field and USU shot 45%, the only thing that kept BYU in the game was the much higher free throw shooting. USU really didn't have a good night shooting free throws! And there were a lot of free throws in a very physical game.

    I though BYU looked tired near the end of the game. We need to play better than this to beat Gonzaga and SMC.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Yet another game that contains at least 2-3 "Keystone Kops" plays. To wit: Cusak misses a sort jumper in the lane (nearly the same shot he canned later to win the game!), BYU defends well, then Davies gets the rebound and, instead of passing, hustles down court and barrels into a charging call. It was a train wreck you could see coming like in an old black and white silent movie.

    This game simply cements BYU as a solid NIT invitee.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    So it looks like BUY/USU are #1 and #2 best teams in the state in Basketball and #2 and #1 in Football.

    Who's number three? Let's see---Weber State, SUU, UVU (except football)...Snow College...????

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    Congratulations Cougars on a great win over a much-improved Aggie team since January!

    The Aggies sort of tanked the last half of January because of the injury bug, but they've obviously adjusted to their new starting rotation and will be very tough next season with all of their starters returning.

    It's too bad a certain team on the hill is too scared to play the Aggies and Wildcats anymore.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    While I'm thrilled that BYU walked away with the win... it sure was ugly. The refs were not good (to BYU's benefit this time), the mugging of Haws continued, and Carlino played quite possibly the worst second half ever by a BYU starter (missed six three pointers in a row but continued to shoot every time he got the ball). I believe we have a lot of talent on this team and could get lucky in these last few games but it's going to take the big 3 (Davies, Carlino, and Haws) stepping up. Here's to hoping--go Cougs!

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    Gutsy performance by both teams, but a great hard fought victory for the Cougars.

    Haws was outstanding and his free throws were the difference in the game.

    Glad to see Cusick get the final tip-in to seal the win for the Cougars.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:17 p.m.

    Pretty disappointed in BYU's performance. Lousy shooting and inability to close. Utah State is not that good but played with a lot of heart and would have beat the Cougars with a few more made foul shots. BYU did play better defensively tonight but really poor shooting, especially 2nd half and especially 3-point. Carlino still has moments where he goes berserk with stupid shots but he makes a lot of steals and is a pretty good passer.

    St Mary's and Gonzaga will destroy them if they play like they did tonight.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:14 p.m.

    Good game cougars. Already looking forward to next year when Aggies are at full strength.

    This is the best instate basketball series and the home team usually wins.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    Free throws, free throws, free throws. BYU made 'em, USU didn't.

    If BYU would have made their free throws against SD and SF, maybe the Cougars would have a good shot at and NCAA berth.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    What a thriller at the buzzer! So glad to get this win going into St. Mary's Thursday night. Way to fight Cougars. I thought we were going to blow it away at different points in the game, but they kept coming back. The fouls/free throws were unreal in this game--50! This game was very physical. Good win for the Cougars.

    Go Cougars!

  • Utah_State_Fan Logan, Utah
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    Great Game! Too bad the Aggies can't make free throws.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:18 p.m.

    Anybody that beats on the Aggies is ok with me. Just throwing that out there.

  • Sports Are Great Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 9:18 p.m.


    I am so happy that byu makes you sad. I am so happy that yes byu won and that byu is the best team in the state. Your sadness in byu's superiority over Utah puts a smile on my face. Thanks for being bothered by byu. It brings me great joy. Good game cougars!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Gonna be a great game and another Cougar win.

    We're the best team in the state.