Cougar nation laments as BYU falls to Baylor in NIT semifinals, 76-70

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  • Sal Provo, UT
    April 3, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    It thought it was mean of the DN to publish in its print edition the picture of Brandon Davies in tears. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Not nice.

  • cal cougar camarillo, CA
    April 2, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    This was great improvement over the results against Baylor in the recent past. Games like these are invaluable in teaching players how to play in tournaments. We might be able to make some noise in a couple of years with building blocks like these.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    April 2, 2013 10:13 p.m.

    Great comment motorbike. You surprised me. Hang in there with your Utes. They are doing it right and will be back in time.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 2, 2013 9:58 p.m.

    Thanks for the props motorbike. I don't mind the occasional banter, as long as it's balanced with objectivity. The Utes who would ridicule an NIT Final Four have lost their objectivity and are only driven by hate or bitterness.

    Congrats to the Cougs on what turned out to be a great season. NIT final four is not too shabby for a young team that started three Sophs and two of the next three off the bench were Frosh.

    Will miss Davies and Zylstra, and looking forward to welcoming Collinsworth back along with a couple of impressive Frosh. Another 24 or 25 win season is likely.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    April 2, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    I'm bothered by this now in vogue term "cougar nation" or "ute nation" or "gator nation". This is a gross misrepresentation of the term "nation." I am a BYU fan, I am not a nation, all the fans are fans, we are not a nation. I am not employed by BYU, I don't play for BYU, I don't live at BYU, I am just a BYU fan. Please stop using that meaningless term.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 2, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    Congrats to the Cougs on a nice run in the NIT. They showed a lot of heart and desire to improve. The extra games certainly couldn't have hurt the guys who will be returning next year and their team chemistry - I sure wouldn't have minded the Utes getting the same kind of opportunity. Obviously there's still some building to do but maybe the Utes will get some sort of a post season opportunity next year.
    Anyway, congrats to Weber State and to BYU on a couple of good late season finishes.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    April 2, 2013 8:39 p.m.

    That was a nice end to an otherwise frustrating season.

    The Y was able to play four more games while: Handling (easily) Pac 12 opponent UW, bouncing Mercer, being the first non-conference foe to defeat Southern Miss in their own arena in a long while and giving Baylor all they could handle.

    The Cougars represented the state well as did the Wildcats from Weber State.

    Thanks for a good finish fellas and here's to next year having at least one team from this state making the Big Dance.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    April 2, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Credit coach Rose and the team. With how things ended in the wcc, I predicted that they didn't have the heart to advance in the NIT. They proved me wrong.

  • nosaerfoecioveht NSL, UT
    April 2, 2013 8:04 p.m.

    This Utah fan doesn't usually comment on byu articles, but props to the cougars on some impressive play in the NIT. They had a good run. Not bad for a "down year".

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    April 2, 2013 7:54 p.m.

    Ute fans are so juvenile, go post on your own team's game...oh wait, the Ute's aren't playing anywhere.

    To win big games you have to hit big shots, BYU didn't. Carlino hit three 3s, Davies couldn't hit anything and missed his free throws late in the game. Zylstra throws up a brick, and that's the story. Yes, I thought the officiating was ticky tacky stuff, it wasn't a physical game, but the refs called almost any touching. Weird.

    Baylor played Haws very tough because they know only he can beat them. Davies is not going to beat anybody by himself, he can't shoot, can't hit free throws, and he didn't get any rebounds in this game. Zylstra was a complete non-factor, and the BYU bench did not show up tonight.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    April 2, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    Good luck in the 2nd half Cougs! Just need to start hitting a few 3's.