BYU men's basketball: No. 10 Gonzaga beats up BYU, 83-63

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  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:27 p.m.

    My question is why didn't they start with the defense they started playing with in the second half? I wouldn't think that it would be hard to get up for that game. I don't care how good they are, if you consider yourself a quality team you don't get blown out by 20. It's going to be a problem if we can't get any consistant scoring from anyone but Haws. Teams are going to start playing him tight especially when no one else hurts them. Some of these other guys better step up.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    Coach Few is no dummy, he knows Haws is the only player who can beat his team. Haws could not breathe but what he was double and triple teamed...and the rest of the team? well, Davies stumbled around, got in early foul trouble, and nobody else could hit a shot. Until BYU gets a dominant post player, and a strong supporting cast, they will never beat the really good teams. Gonzaga shut shot the lights out, Spanos never missed a 3 pointer, their big guy didn't miss any shots--tough to beat that kind of shooting. I was encouraged by Austin's play, maybe he can play D1 basketball. Zylstra was a wasted body, Carlino can play but he has to hit 3s or he's not worth too much; Sharp? not sure where he was, played well at times, lost most of the time...and our big defensive end should stick with football. BYU's 2013 recruiting class should upgrade things significantly for next season. The Lone Peak starting five would beat BYU this year, recruit em all, get em on the floor.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    I feel bad about the negative comment that the person who uses the alias "Istill can't say" made about BYU.

    "Sell out crowd of 6,000. That says it all. Keep playing hard and maybe the Y can make the NIT this year."

    Based on the statements, it is evident that this person is a fan of another school that is suffering through a very difficult season and playing before half empty areas.

    Perhaps, rather than tearing down BYU, he/she should be working hard to build up and support his/her school during tough times.

    I suspect that a big factor in writing demeening comments about other schools is the disappointment in the poor situation of one's own school. Hopefuly things will improve in future years so the disappointment will go away.

    BYU will be fine even if they play in the NIT. I for one would like to see every team in the State of Utah play in the post season in all sports. That would be great.

    Good luck to BYU, Utah, USU WSU and the smaller schools.

  • satch Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    The first 2 minutes of the game said it all. No BYU defense. BYU just came out flat.

    One glaring issue is BYU's players do not understand their rolls. Haws barely touched the ball in the first 5 minutes and had no shots. He should be the number one option. Instead Carlino shoots first instead of being the quarterback and getting the ball to his guys in places they can score.

    I love Davies, but this season he has disappeared.

    I know BYU has lost a lot of of its big players but they are in need. Austin is playing more consistent and has better fundamentals than Davies. I liked when they where both in. You could move Sharp over to the 3 and have Haws play the two. Makes more sense.

    Finally, BYU played poorly. However, the officiating was very inconsistent. As a fan of the game I kept using my DVR just to check these officials. Poor at best. The officials did not lose this game though, BYU did that with their play.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 25, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    @Mountanman - "What post season tournament with the Utes play in?"

    Come on, don't be so rough on the Utes, they'll get one game in the PAC12 tournament.

    The first half of this game was the worst I've seen the Cougs play in the Dave Rose era. The second half was respectable. I knew the Zags were a better team than the Cougs this year, but I was expecting the Cougs to do more.

    Haws proved he was mortal. Now that defenses have figured him out, he is going to need to take it to the next level (like Jimmer did) to figure out how he is going to get shots / baskets when he is double teamed.

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    BYU graduate here. That game was horrible. 1 point for Haws. What? You can't blame anyone but yourself for that. He was just taking up space out there. It was a dirty game too. Both team's big guys were just dirty. BYU bigmen were frustrated and playing dirty because of it. I didn't think the refs had much control over the game. I was just waiting for someone to get hurt. Kaufusi...awesome. Haws....fell apart. Davies....consistent. Coach answer.

  • WeeWillie Ephraim, 00
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    No mention of Carlino's poor decision making in throwing up NBA 3-pointers early in the shot clock and failing to establish any kind of rhythm for Haws and others???

  • msnave Rigby, ID
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Shut down Haws and you beat BYU. Davie is good, but he is NOT an NBA talent. He and the entire team played scared. NBA quality players step up in big game, they don't shrink in fright.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 25, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    What post season tournament with the Utes play in?

  • I Still Can't Say It Holladay, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Sell out crowd of 6,000. That says it all.

    Keep playing hard and maybe the Y can make the NIT this year.

  • boatersteve Fruit Heights, Utah
    Jan. 25, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    Can you spell NIT--better tournament anyway.