BYU basketball: Matt Carlino's late 3s nearly bring BYU back vs. Baylor

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  • MJB Tooele, UT
    April 4, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    Too bad he couldn't go watch his beloved Yankees fall to the Red Sox again. Love it!

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    April 3, 2013 8:28 p.m.


    Zylstra was a real big mistake

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    April 3, 2013 7:47 p.m.

    @SlopJ30 or ask Jimmer

    Hope he will focus putting some of his techniques during off season and FORGET about the Yankees. He can watch the Yankees after he gets old and retired.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    April 3, 2013 7:15 p.m.

    The real big mistake, I thought, was when Zylstra fouled the Baylor player after Carlino had pulled them within three. Didn't need to foul there. Just needed a defensive stop. Instead, he put a very good free throw shooter on the line to extend the Baylor lead.

    Carlino may not have played smart all the time, but he's a sophomore. Zylstra is a senior and should have known better what to do in that situation.

  • Born in Provo Logan, UT
    April 3, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    Congrats to the Cougs for their run in the NIT. I wrote them off after they lost to USD. Kudos to them for proving that they have more potential than they showed this year.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    April 3, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    If Lagoon were to build an authentic "Carlino Coaster," that baby would have more ups and downs than anything you'll find at a Six Flags. I don't know what kind of coaching he needs, but for the last two years. it's bittersweet when he hits two or three triples in a row. When that happens, only one thing is for certain . . he's shooting the next few times he gets the ball, regardless of where he is, what the score is, how the defense is playing, or where his teammates are.

    It's almost like he gets off on adding degrees of difficulty to his shots . . "Cool! I hit a 22-footer! Now I have to try a 25-footer, and if I make that I'll back up three feet more!" Calm down, Matt. Try less caffiene. Consider developing a floater. Ask Haws for ideas on diversifying your offensive game.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    April 3, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda - I thought the game was well played. Baylor was able to wear the Cougs down. Next year, those guys will be a little older and more experienced. We're gonna miss Davies, though. Overall, a final four is a good thing. Congrats to the Cougs for picking themselves off the floor and competing well in the NIT.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    April 3, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    I was excited when Carlino was hitting those 3s late in the game, but he needs to play smarter. After hitting those three 3s, he had pulled the defense out, the middle was completely open, he should have then driven to the basket and either scored a layup or dished off to someone open for a dunk--that was there, but Carlino didn't understand that part of the game.

    And then Austin, who I thought played a pretty good game, decides to shoot a layup instead of jamming the ball late in the game, his shot is blocked and he's fouled and he only made one free throw. So what should have been a three point play becomes a one point play. The game was lost on these two plays.

    I love Haws, he's my kind of player, but he too made some mental mistakes. His worst mistake was trying to squeeze by Jackson on the sideline, that was kind of dumb, there was no room to begin with, and Jackson just steps over and draws the offensive charge--the game was over at that point because Jackson then hit another basket.