Would love to see the cellar -dweller Utes play these same teams. Utes would
lose by 30 to every WCC team. Probably by 50 to Gongzaga and St. Mary.
"Forget what I said earlier. After two straight bad losses, one at home
after leading by 15 in the second half, the only way the Cougs are going to the
NCAA is by winning the WCC tourney--a highly unlikely proposition."Not highly unlikely, but rather impossible....byu never does anything in the
tourney, anyway, so no loss there and this is their program's reality --
Might have a decent regular season, but won't ever do anything on the
national stage, ever, not even w/their most celebrated player ever, JF.
Forget what I said earlier. After two straight bad losses, one at home after
leading by 15 in the second half, the only way the Cougs are going to the NCAA
is by winning the WCC tourney--a highly unlikely proposition.
Their sure the neatest teams in the NCAA so they should always make it in.
While I was holding hope for the Cougs to play well enough the part of their
conference games, those hopes were dashed by the surprise and very disappointing
loss to S.D.! I now see them missing the dance completely as, figuratively
speaking, they are playing with, 'two-left feet'!
Short of winning the WCC Tournament, I think the only way they have a chance is
to win out the regular season and reach the WCC final. That means winning three
in a row against Gonzaga and St. Mary's. After the Gonzaga debacle
I'm going to need convincing that BYU even belongs on the same court. And
St. Mary's hasn't lost at home all year. Still, as Stan Watts used to
say, "Hope springs eternal."
I'm a massive Cougar fan, but this article is pure fantasy. BYU *should*
beat San Francisco, Portland and Loyola (although losing to San Diego suggests
that 3-0 against these teams isn't a lock). As for the other three games
left, I'm not seeing the Cougars going better than 1-2 (*best* case)
against Utah State, St. Mary's and Gonzaga. Best case BYU is 22-9 (probable
21-10) going into the WCC tournament. They'll win 1 maybe 2 rounds there.
So the ultimate best case presented to the NCAA committee is a 24-10 BYU team
that finished 3rd in the WCC without a single quality win all season. Let's
face it, it's just not going to happen. And frankly they really don't
deserve it. Sad but true.
Not sure why we'd be eager for BYU to make the tournament this year. I hate
to say it, but this isn't a great team, and it's time to accept it.
That said, Go Cougs!
"With your two best wins being against Santa Clara, I'm going to say
no."Utah was for sure NOT on that list. A win over a team with
a losing season at the VERY BOTTOM of the barrel of their conference is not a
good win at at all.With some post season experience against teams as
good as they are, that will help them next year as they bring in LOADS of
talent.An NCAA bid would be a surprise and treat at this point.
I NEVER agree with Chris B. Ever. However, come on, Cougs fans. The guy is
actually speaking truth this morning- as much as I hate to admit it. How can we
realistically counter his points to this article? Seriously. Oh, and nice choice
by DN Sports Editors to link a picture of Zylstra to this article. I'll
just say he's one of 5 reasons why our Cougs won't make the Tourney.
NIT will still be a post-season tournament, but we NEVER start a season with the
NIT as our goal.
OK, Steven. You must be "new" to the illustrious DN Sports Department.
How about this. Our Cougs have "zero" chance of making the tournament
this year. Period.5 Reasons why they will? Step away from the Happy Valley Cool
Aid, please. Very frustrating game last night. The Cougs don't deserve the
Tournament this season. They've played the entire season too
DesNews should have waited until today on deciding whether to publish this
article. After last night's lost to S.D., it's NIT time.
I have only one reason why they won't make the NCAA tournament; San Diego,
not San Diego State, San Diego.
Five reasons why BYU can hope to make the NCAA tournament this year:1. Win2. Win3. Win4. Win 5. Win...and then win some
more.Short of that, hello NIT!Go Cougars!!!
I'd just like to see them win all the easy ones, as stated above. NCAA
hopes are dashed with last night's turnovers and missed free-throws. It
@CougFanTX,Your boys just lost to San Diego.No, not San
Diego State. San Diego.Guess who has the best win of anyone in the
state this year?Utah. We have as many top 100 RPI wins as you do,
and we're terrible!LOL. I love my BCS membership
chrissy - Congrats on your two quality wins against Willamette and College of
Idaho this year. U must be very proud. No post season play for U. Your
football team can relate.
Five doable reasons why BYU will make the NCAA tournament this year.It's time for BYU to up their game and start playing Gonzaga and Saint
Mary's like they expect to win, not like they hope to win.
Gonzaga will work you in Provo and St Mary's will work you wherever
they're located at.byu teams also never show up in the
conference tournaments.It'll be a combined 0-5 against ST
Mary's and Gonzaga this year. Lose all the big ones, win the easy ones.
Your football team can relateLOL mark that down.
LOL. With your two best wins being against Santa Clara, I'm
going to say no.