BYU men's basketball: Brandon Davies leads BYU past Montana, 85-60

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  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    btw Davies was a Beast, but if BYU is going to beat Iowa State in Ames he will need to convert more than 52.9 percent of his free throws.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    @gChris and Jealous U

    First of all, I am a Y fan and its okay to have differing points of view without taking pot shots at another persons comment. Perhaps my initial comment wasn't clear.
    Major point of comment: Beating Montana isn't a big deal. Come tournament time when the selection committee reviews a teams resume, they will look at quality wins/losses. I have no problem with playing Montana, although it doesn't do much for the Cougars tournament resume by beating them. A Big Sky team that will "probably" win their conference and be a 15 or 16 seed does little toward building tournament credibility for a team. The comment that Sac St. beat the U shows how little the conference is regarded by most of the country and the disrespect garnered when a team such as the Y loses to a Big Sky opponent. Its understood that teams play weaker opponents at the first of the season. Until the Y beats a couple BCS teams or top 25 teams, they're on the outside looking in.

    Apology: Sorry to offend by using BCS again, its easier than saying Big 12, SEC, ACC etc. etc.

    Cheers and Go Cougs

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 29, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    Cougs have a good non-conference schedule - a few cupcakes, a few competitive games, and a few that will really push them. I knew we would beat Montana by 20+, especially without their leading scorer. But a game like this really gives Rose the opportunity to work on some things to get ready for stiffer competition ahead. Iowa State, Utah State, Baylor will all be good games. Virginia Tech looks really good. They may be the best team we play all year.

    My only disappointment against Montana was that Haws didn't reach 20. I was hoping Rose would put him back in so he could tie Devin Durrant's record for consecutive 20 point games.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    Hahahaha utahcountryute. Want some ice with that burn?

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    Utahcountryute: your bitterness is getting the best of you. The game was at the ESA. perhaps facts get in the way of your attempts at pot shots.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    That looked like a foul on Davies in the picture that the Dnews posted. Oh, that's right, it was in the MC.

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    Nov. 29, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    Jealous U - Amen!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    Davies ZERO fouls? Keep it up. Sharp showing good minutes on the floor. How Winder coming along with his foot? Now, will those players be ready for Iowa St? Go Cougars!

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:00 a.m.


    Playing Montana is like playing a conference game in the Big Sky, something any basketball fan from Ogden should be intimately familiar with.

    btw, how did that "bcs basketball" school (whatever that is) from the hill fair against their Big Sky opponent, Sac St?

    The kids on the hill would be wise to lay off the pre-season schedule smack; you've gotten NOTHING to beat your chest about.

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    Nov. 29, 2012 5:55 a.m.


    Montana will probably win the Big Sky and will be a tournament team. I didn't know that there was a BCS in basketball but Notre Dame and Florida State will probably also be in the tournament. It is early and most teams will improve and so should BYU. I can't see how playing a pretty good Montana team early in the season could be damaging--and I was impressed. Davies may have had a miserable night at the stripe, but otherwise he was a beast. There are few post men who have his moves and who can play the inside out passing game as well.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    Playing Montana is like dunking over your ten year old brother on an eight foot hoop: Not that impressive and potentially damaging. The Cougars looked solid, but tournament teams should beat Montana by twenty. After failing their first two chances for a nice victory over a BCS School in Brooklyn. Saturday could bring a little redemption provided they capitalize on their third chance at picking up an impact win. Hopefully, their improved three point shooting will follow them to Iowa State. Oh yeah, and that Davies can shoot a higher free-throw percentage than Dwight Howard.