I did not watch the entire game, however, from the fouls that I saw - BYU did
some pretty aggressive fouling. Brought in a football player to smash Stone.
Should have been listed as a flagarant foul. Can't remember who the Y
player was but again grabbed Stone and pulled him to the floor. Those two fouls
were great football tackles.... wait, this is Church Basketball at it's
finest. I was impressed with how Stone reacted to the two fouls. I was also
impressed with Butterfield chewing on Stew. Stew needs to be chewed on a bit. It
was good to see that Shaw has some emotion in him. After he fouled out on a
crappy call from the official, he was visibly upset at the call. First time I
have seen any emotion from him this year. Hopefully, this game will light an
emotionl fire for the Ags for the remainder of the year. Put Lopez in to do the
heavy fouling Stew!
When teams take on BYU and employ the smash-mouth strategy they deserve to end
up in foul trouble. It's that simple! No team should get a free ride from
the stripes! Make them play basketball or else fight it out on the gridiron in
the fall. Whose fault is "too many whistles"anyhow??
I'm a Cougar fan but my hat goes off to USU. They really came to play and
BYU did not, especially the 2nd half. The refs were terrible on both sides of
the ball. Morrill coached a brilliant game making substitutions at the right
times to keep his guys out of more foul trouble.BYU was flat and made some
very poor decisions. If BYU had brought their A game it would have been a
blowout. I am very concerned for the gme at St. Mary's.
USU made a lot more points in the paint than BYU and shot 45% from the field
while BYU only shot 35%. But, BYU made up for it by shooting a much higher
percent of free throws. It was still a very close battle and while I'm glad
the Cougars pulled out the victory they will have to play much better to beat
SMC and Gonzaga!
I'm pretty sure Morrill and Rose already shook hands after the buzzer
beater. Then after the all important .02 (if not a rivalry game, it would have
been over), he waved and walked off.
Striker - not sure how you are under the impression that Morrill has poor class.
Stew shook hands after the first time the game ended. The teams were halfway
through the lines when the referees put .2 seconds back on the clock and sent
them back to the floor. Did they need to start over from the beginning and
re-shake?It was a great game but with too many whistles to get any
flow going. My final thoughts on the game: Davies is a flopper and the Aggies
can't make their free throws.
Yep, I'm a Coug. But I love the Aggies too. Bittersweet night. I'd
love to see a rematch in the NIT.
I heard Morrill showed his poor class by not even shaking hands? Is that