BYU beats Southern Miss to storm into NIT final four, 79-62

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  • sls Columbia, MO
    March 31, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    One win in MSG would be fabulous, but two would be even better. The season is down to the final four: BYU v. Big 12 and Big 10 v. ACC. Go Cougs!

  • HardenedSteel Tracy, CA
    March 28, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    Very exciting to find BYU Cougars succeeding in the post-sesason NIT!
    Just wanted themselves to make out well in this year's post-season and they are responding with honors..........
    I thought how it would be wonderful for their underclassmen to gain playing experience during this NIT, but they are also winning and that is giving much more experience to prepare for these coming years immediately following.
    Zystra is finally coming along as expected with his 3-pt. range bombers, and Carlino is going out with super honors by fulfilling those assists he is renown.
    Of course, the passions of Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws is fundamental to this team; so, finding rebounds from the many forwards(Austin, Sharp, Kaufusi, Ambrosino, and Howard) on this team and the backup scoring coming from reserves on the bench is going to give fits unto the Baylor Bears
    Not to overlook making due recognition for the others who are fulfilling the cast: Delgado, Cusick, Winder, Calvert, and Ainge. Praise unto the Spirit.

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    March 28, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    All we need now is to hear from Chris B and it will be a sure win for the cougars in New York.

  • utahcougar provo, utah
    March 27, 2013 10:19 p.m.

    BYU beats the Maryland Terps to win the NIT Championship! You heard it here first...

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    March 27, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Congratulations Cougars on an outstanding performance across the board breaking #34 RPI SMU's 30-game home winning streak against non-conference foes.

    A 24-10 assist/turnover ratio is exceptional.

    Not only are you having a great run in the NIT, you're gaining invaluable experience for another NCAA run next season.

    Go Cougars!

  • A_Chinese_American Cedar Hills, UT
    March 27, 2013 10:00 p.m.

    Go cougars, shock the floor at MSG! Show eastern there is a west team who can shoot too!

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    Congrats Cougs. Way to gel at the right time.Our BYU haters are kinda quiet tonight. I was hoping that Chris B would show some class on such a great win over yet another so-called power conference. WCC membership is not looking too bad right now and the future looks even brighter for many years to come at BYU. Keep it rolling Cougs. Someone has to represent the state.

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    and...BYU is STILL playing!

    Very nice game for the Cougars. Credit Zylstra for lighting it up at the right time. Although there were some errant passes trying to break the press and, what I thought, much too early looks at the basket when shortening the game seemed preferable, the team maintained composure and finished strong.

    Sure it's not the NCAA, but so many consecutive games on ESPN channels is still great exposure. New York City and Madison Square Garden is a good reward for this type of turnaround. Playing late into the year, and with some pressure, bodes well for the returning players.

    Best of luck in the Big Apple!

    Great feeling to root for your own team in an actual late-March game instead of hanging on vicariously through teams that finished 7, 8, or 9 places higher in your OWN conference.

    One constant in the world...we won't see Chris B. ... until the pregame story for Baylor.

    March 27, 2013 9:45 p.m.

    Wow, three wins in a row by healthy margins! And BYU finally beat a team on the road that was ranked higher than BYU, and with a sellout crowd. How cool to play in historic Madison Square Gardens. All the #1 seeds in the NIT have lost, if BYU can keep up the great play they have a solid chance, but Baylor is next, maybe some revenge ball?

    Go Cougars!

  • Feliz Kaysville, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    This now proves that BYU should have been in the tournament. This is a sweet sixteen team.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 27, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    The season is salvaged for me. The Final Four of the NIT is better than getting into the NCAA with a 15 seed, unless of course you're Florida Gulf Coast.

    Cougs are playing their best ball of the season. I thought we'd play like this most of the season. Nice to see everyone stepping up.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    March 27, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    Awesome Cougars! Can't believe how many assists you put up against S. Miss, incredible. Great road win with little rest.

    Go take a bite out of the Big Apple!! Here we come Madison Square Garden!

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    I have been looking high and low to find the Utes in a post-season tourney but I just could not find them anywhere. I love my membership in the WCC.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 27, 2013 9:12 p.m.


    All comments are welcome... Including those from the fans of the school 40 miles north... all 6 of them.

    You almost sound like you are running for Governor...

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    I don't think that the U had a post season did they?

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    BYU is playing some of the best ball of the year and players are stepping up at the right time. Noone gave them a ray of hope of beating Southern Miss on their home court. The announcers were exactly right in their praise of BYU. This terrific win must be killing Chris B and the other BYU haters.
    Keep it going Cougs.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    Very disappointed in the comment by the person who goes by Mount Olympus. Is "sour grapes" a strong enough response to the negative words? It is sad that someone would attempt to degrade an amazing turnaround by a team that almost everyone had pronounced dead two weeks ago.

    Actually many people had pronouced them dead as late as this morning, with similar negative talk that they "had a nice run" but will never beat a quality team like Southern Mississippi especially after having to travel 2000 plus miles and play on the other guys home floor.

    BYU will robably hear the same talk again, but know what, they are is still playing and guaranteed at least one more game in MSG. Good job Cougars!

    Finally, Utah and Weber should be complimented also. They both had excellent post seasons, in fact, Weber is still playing in their tournament.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 27, 2013 8:32 p.m.

    If BYU could have played like this in February they would not only be the only Utah and/or WCC team still playing College Basketball, but they would have been doing it in the NCAA Tourney.

    BYU Basketball in April... It has been a few years.

  • LadyMoon Crestucky, FL
    March 27, 2013 8:14 p.m.

    Season salvaged! Don't stop now. Big Apple, big platform to show what you are made of. The WCC teams are rooting for your success as well. You are there now so set your ambitions high and don't deviate: Win the NIT Cougars!

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    March 27, 2013 8:09 p.m.

    Congratulations Cougars on a great NIT road win! Great game from Brock!

    Good luck in the Big Apple!

  • 93 COUGAR Orem, UT
    March 27, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    Keep it going Cougars! 3 very good wins. The team is finally clicking on all cylinders and the young guys are getting some great experience.

    Go Cougars!

  • Mount Olympus Salt Lake, UT
    March 27, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    BYU had a decent year against non-NCAA tournament teams not named San Diego.