Dick Harmon: Did BYU's blowout of Lions get Cougars close to solutions?

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 4, 2013 11:21 p.m.

    Easy to say after a game like this, but BYU really seems to be showing some solid progress...

    Carlino is a good Point that sometimes just makes bad decisions and gets himself a little out of control on occasions (but he creates and makes things happen); I like Davies game but he's going to need a better outside mid-range shot if he's going to succeed at the next lever (a great back to the basket threat though); Haws is super all around; Sharp is by far the most improved and is beginning to show some confidence (he also needs to work on his mid-range shooting and becoming more of an Offensive threat with the basketball); I like Austin's game and his length (he's a force inside) but he needs to stay on his feet and quit falling down; I like both DelGado and Winder's games (particularly their perimeter Defense; Zylstra is a Paradox, great body, good length, and flawless technique but has zero confidence in his shot (the guy needs to be practicing 3's every night for a couple of hours and get lots of compliments.

  • DodgerDoug Salem, UT
    Jan. 4, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    Mr Harmon, you are one of my favorite sports writers, but do you think you could get the numbers right in your article? I noticed two big misses... the final score was 92-51 (not 92-50) and the halftime score was 35-20 (not 30-20). I expect better than that!

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    Jan. 4, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    I wish Harrison was still a Coug! Until Zylstra gets his mojo back he should have less minutes. Maybe this can set the stage for Carlino to be more consistent. It was good to see Bronson get in and score. Just think if Ziggy was on the team as well. I know he could throw it down.

  • Scandrus Cedar Hills, Utah
    Jan. 4, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    DeMarcus Harrison had a ton of potential but as of yet it is unrealized potential. His shooting has been as bad at Clemson as it was at BYU. Except for the game against Iona Harrison has not produced at the college level.

  • JonJ Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 3, 2013 11:48 p.m.

    Cougar Nation #1, I absolutely agree with your assessment. Delgado has so much more upside and will help the team most in the long run. Zylstra needs to see his minutes at the end of the bench. Too bad we couldn't have used Zylstra's scholarship on DeMarcus Harrison.

  • Cougar Nation #1 Provo, UT
    Jan. 3, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    I really like the way the team played. Going forward, I think Winder and Delgado need more minutes and brock zylstra needs less playing time. zylstra gives BYU nothing since he isn't making shots. zylstra is the riley nelson of the BYU bb team. How ironic they both wear #13.
    Winder and Delgado are much more athletic and shoot better. I'd really like to see the rotation whittled down to Carlino, Delgado, Haws, Sharp, Davies and then have Winder, Austin, Cusick and Ambrosino coming off the bench. zylstra and the others should only be used in dire circumstances.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2013 10:44 p.m.

    It's hard to criticize Carlino's success but his propensity to turn the ball over is frustrating. Some of his passes are insanely brilliant but others are like Nelson Riley's. Can't complain too much when he's on fire especially when there's so much output from Haws and several others.

    It was good to see Sharp having some great moments this evening as well.

    It's great when things run like they did tonight for several of the players.

    LMU was not the same team as last year and hitting 3's instead of banging the rim like last year made a big difference for BYU tonite.

    Can't wait for the big games coming up.

  • cal cougar camarillo, CA
    Jan. 3, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Another great win by Dave Rose and company. It seems that everyone is on board with using the entire floor to score instead of just 3 pointers and layups. Brandon is making everyone look good. Carlino, wonderful use of all the floor to score. What a difference. Please don't revert to the other Carlino. Someone please talk to Zylstra about only 3's and layups. He could be so good. Josh Sharp was phenomenal and the chemistry between him and Brandon is building. That can only bring about something good. Haws was generally good, but started forcing a few shots. Defensively, great job.

    Overall, this was a great win. As long as they continue to play sound basketball and not start relying too much on the 3 pointers, they can do some real damage this year. This team has all the potential to be just as good as any team that has played in the last 10 years at BYU. (Including Jimmer days)