Good win...not as good as beating Evergreen State, but we'll take it.
Say what you want about the game, but dissing Weber St. is short sighted.
To what in Tucket. Berry is not 6'9, rather around a 6'4 or 5 guard.
Very good player. Mika needs to learn how to be physical. The new hands rule
gives the advantage to the offensive player. The Weber players was very good.
I think he got around 24 and Berry about the same. Not 28.I like BYU but
they seem to be forcing the issue too often which will really hurt them when
they play a good team. I watched Utah State play USC. They are really good.
I'm not sure the Y can beat them. Carlino is a little selfish
sometimes which hurts the team. I'd like to see Halford play more. He
seems to be a pure shooter but never gets the ball. He could really help the Y
when they need a shooter. Otherwise he may end up a disappointment like the two
last year did. You have to play to develop that confidence. I hope he'll
get the chance.
I see a lot of talent on the Weber team. Very good athletically. As for BYU, I generally liked what I saw. Carlino was using the midrange
game more often than not. He even banked in a shot from 8 feet out instead of
overpenetrating. I do agree that he needed to assist more in this game. But
overall, impressive for him. Haws, good outing as usual. Not too
much forcing shots. Mica has speed, athleticism, coordination and
size. He has NBA potential. BYU needs to find him cutting to the basket
through all the different options to do that.(pick and roll, off ball screens,
etc.) He is unstoppable on the move going to the basket. This needs to be
used in the half court set. Nate Austin needs to shoot those 15 to
20 footers more. Shot one and made it. Looked good on the glass. Collinsworth needs to not over penetrate on the way to the hoop. Pull up and
bank the shot from 8 feet out. He could slay teams with that shot. He has
size, speed and ball handling. Develop midrange game and he has it all.
Weber State has a quality team, won 30 last year, remember NBA rookie of they
year Damian Lillard was a WSU Wildcat...no one at Y seems to want to acknowledge
the team from Ogden, but they are well-coached and have a great tradition of
winning. Remember NBA coaches Dick Motta and Johnson coached there.
Weber's freshmen guards were very good. Both teams still getting their
legs underneath them and should go far this season. Great game.
BYU won't hit their potential until their point guard values assists over
Weber's runs were often fueled by the refs swallowing their whistles. Haws
drives to the basket, gets sandwiched by two Weber players, no call. BYU player
goes up for a rebound, two Weber players come flying in and knock him to the
ground, no call, leads to easy Weber lay up.I am also getting
absolutely sick of the fact that defensive players seem to get away with putting
their hands all over the opposing player. Yet, when the opposing player even
lifts his arm to fend off the hand, he gets called for an offensive foul. I
thought they wanted to see more offense? How about starting with calling at
least some of the grabs?
@ vegaspov:The "juggernaut Weber State" you mention won 30
games last year. Southern Cal went 14-18. I think BYU comported
itself quite well, thank you.
As a Cougar fan, I didn't last night's result as "convincing".
It was a game with a lot of streaks, but the one that stood out the most was all
the missed shots in the first ten minutes by Weber, perhaps some of the credit
might be due BYU for improved defensive play but Weber seemed to miss everything
except a couple shots by their center.BYU held the lead the whole
way but Weber out hussled BYU the last few minutes to make the margin closer.
Weber actually outscored BYU in the 2nd half by 2 points.I think it
was a good game for BYU, Weber was no slouch, but BYU will really need to
improve if they want to beat the better teams on their schedule.
Good all around game. Love KC and TH double/double. Mat Carlino would of have
double/double if he put in more assists which he had 6 and how many turnover,
zero which was much much better than last year and keep it up. MC becoming more
of a ball hog and need to dish more assists but Dave Rose is the one what best
for MC. Mika looking really good on the floor.
Congrats cougs, off to a fine start again this year. Your guard play is deeper
than recent memory which should bode well for cougs throughout the season.
Wow a convincing 9 point win against that juggernaut Weber State! Oh and Utah
State barely squeeks by with a 13 pint win against (Sisters of the Poor)
Univiersity of Southern California. Congrats Cougars.
It seemed to me that Weber was the better team once they got going. Their
center gave Mika a nice lesson on how to do it. I think he had 28 points. Dave
Berry their 6'9" forward could be an NBA candidate and they had other
excellent players as well. 3 seniors started. BYU is a work in progress and
could be pretty good by the end of the season. Tyler Haws is on his game and
Carlino can do incredible things. BYU has a lot of good players.
The Cougs are balanced and deep.Carlino is looking much better than
last year. He is playing like he did in the NIT. I think we will see a lot of
games where Carlino and Haws score 20+ each and Mika and Collinworth put up
double, doubles this year. Austin was solid in all aspects, except scoring. Winder, Bartley, Worthington and Sharp will all add valuable minutes off
the bench.It should be a good run against the Zags for the WCC
crown, and I don't see any reason this team won't get an NCAA invite.
Against a good non-conference schedule, we shouldn't lose more
than 2 or 3 and 2 losses at most in conference play.
ESPN box score doesn't have the line for several players. Does anyone have
stats for Mika?
Just checked ESPN again. Both box score and recap are now available, but they
were slow tonight.
@Sports Are Great:No stats on ESPN tonight for the BYU game.
Nice solid win tonight. The score makes it seem like this was a close game but
BYU was up by 20 much of the game. This team is deep and has no seniors. Great
time to be a Cougar fan.
Heard of it, there's no box score there for this game.
utahman6 - heard of ESPN.com? Try it out sometime.
I'd love to see some Utah basketball live blogging. I can't even find
a box-score anywhere.