BYU basketball: Cougars host road warriors in NIT second round

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  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 25, 2013 7:12 p.m.

    Game is on ESPN 3, not ESPN

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    March 25, 2013 1:44 p.m.


    "Makes you wonder what we would have done in the NCAA tourney."

    It does make you wonder, but the Dellavadagger took the punch out of these Cougars, and those February/March losses to San Diego and San Francisco doomed any hope of an at large bid.

    Mercer is a good team and BYU will have to bring its "A" game if the Cougars have any hope of advancing to the next round.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    We'll crush these guys and they are the champions of the conference that Florida Gulf Coast is from. Makes you wonder what we would have done in the NCAA tourney.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    March 25, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    "Just what the Cougars don't need: a ball control team that passes and passes and ... scores."

    ....and plays defense and isn't scared by playing on the road in front of big crowds. This will be a dog fight unless we play like we did the last week of the season. Then it will be a nightmare.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    March 25, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Just what the Cougars don't need: a ball control team that passes and passes and ... scores.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 25, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    Can't wait for the game tonight. If the Cougs play like they did against Washington, it's in the bag. The real question is, which Carlino will show up? If it's the one that played in non-conference games and the last half of conference play, we're in trouble. If it's the one that showed up for the first half of conference play and against Washington, we're onto the next round. The kid has talent, he just needs to find consistency.

    I really hope Calvert backs Carlino up. I like his style of play, more than Cusick's at the PG; keeping Cusick to back up at the 2.

    It's reasonable to expect 40 points from Haws and Davies combined in this game, and Haws should have a shot at another 30+ point game.

    Louis - It's hard to use the term eaten alive when BYU dominated as much as they did.

  • LouisD Las Vegas, NV
    March 25, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    BYU got eaten alive last week on back cuts to the basket. Will this week be any different even though they expect it. I suspect Nate Austin and Brandon Davies will continue to make several slide over fouls (big mistakes) AS USUAL.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 25, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    The women's team is doing fairly well too in the WNIT but for some reason hardly anyone seem to be attending their games and I wonder why? It seems like the fans are mostly interested in the men's games and that is so sad. Those girls are playing their hearts out too and I think they deserve just as much support. Hopefully more people will start attending and cheering them up too.

    Go Cougars!

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    March 24, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    Moderator: For some reason the correct text is not showing:

    Carlino's turnovers less than 5 and Zylstra more than 2 3-pointers.

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    March 24, 2013 8:34 p.m.

    Prediction: Cougs win if Haws FT are >8, Carlino's turnovers 2 3-pointers.

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    March 24, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Game factors: 1) If refs let them bang (e.g., WCC refs), Haws can be slowed, 2) Carlino assists/turnovers magnified by fewer possessions slower pace, 3) Zylstra shooting either spreads or shrinks the court.

    Overcomeable: 1) Davies 2 fouls in first 10 minutes, 9 points behind at half, 4 for 14 3-pointers.

    Prediction: Cougs win if Haws FT are >8, Carlino's turnovers are 2 3-pointers.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    March 24, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Re: FDRfan

    You're not looking hard enough. There is a recent article about the BYU women's win over SDSU in the WNIT. Not hard to find at all. If you really want to find it, that is.

    March 24, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Interesting that before last week I wouldn't have known FGC. Mercer sound like a very good team that likely should have been in the NCAA tournament over some other teams.

    If the Cougars can play like they did last game they have a shot at winning, Go Cougars!

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    March 24, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Does BYU have a women's basketball team? I never read about them in this paper.