Chris B,Thanks again for reminding us all that you are an expert on all
things sports and especially BYU!!! Way to jump the gun about where BYU stands
in the WCC! How many games has Utah played away from home again? Nice victory
against OSU! Did you and the MUSS rush the court since the Utes are now at .500
in conference play!!! Where does that put Utah in the PAC12? Hope you had a
wonderful holiday!!!Go BYU Rise Up!!!
When I played my biggest fear from a defender was if he was crazy enough to get
me hurt. Halford pulls this off. Sometimes if amazes me about how coaches can
get locked into a player when there is someone else who obviously is better.
Sorry Carlino, but Halford is better. UCLA was right, you aren't a point
guard. It is obvious to many that you still believe you can be in the NBA and
the only way you can get there is by scoring points.
poyman,Your team better beat Saint Mary's and Gonzaga at the mc
and not have any more devastating losses just to hope for an NIT bid. Your only
hope for the NCAA's is if you win the wcc tournament. Won't happen.
24flinching,Truth is that we really don't know who has the best
team in the state this year... There is a total of 6 teams... BYU is 2-1, USU is
3-1 and Weber State, Southern Utah and UVU are something less than that... the
utes beat the Cougs on their home floor but that's the only game that they
have played... In fact the ute's will have their first over-nighter this
week and I bet you that coach k and his team are excited about that... However,
they will find (like they found out in Boise) that it's alot tougher
playing in another team's gym in front of the other team's fans...The Cougs have been doing that all year (in fact maybe too much in
preseason), but now they get to do a little of what the utes have been doing for
the past 2 and a half months... I think that they will like that and it will
show in their record at the end of the season.Based on SOS and RPI
ratings... If the utes and the Cougs finish with similar records the Cougs
should have the advantage for an at large invite.
Besides a great shooting percentage, Skyler brought teamwork and defense back
into the coug's game. That is the greatest move of all. As a team they
can now start to jell and move forward. They will demonstrate their teamwork
then they will move up in the conference. Way to go cougs and coach. Brave
moves are needed.
I first want to thank all the athletic staff at BYU for all the hard work and
effort that is made for the student athletes. I really appreciate the work that
is put in to get talented athletes that voluntarily live up to the honor code
and the the opportunity given for them to repent if they break the honor
code.I especially want to thank Bronco Mendenhall and Dave Rose for the
hard work they make in the pressure cooker of coaching student athletes at a
high level.No football team has ever won a game without controlling the
line of scrimmage; no matter how many top skilled players they have. No
basketball team has ever competed for a championship without consistent multiple
3 point shooters that open up the inside game. In basketball the past few
years, the same team has shown up. The difference is when losing they place a
garbage can lid over the hoop so they can't beg, borrow or steal a basket.
Lets lose the garbage can lid and get consistent. I appreciate their efforts.
rhap, have fun with your midmajor state championship title.
@ rhappahannockNice strawman argument. Utah hasn't played a
PAC-12 team on the road. Also, it's obvious that Utah is the best team in
the Beehive State this year, and it isn't close.
As much fun as it is to see Skyler hit the points, I love to watch his defense.
He is absolutely frenetic. He is in his man's face all night. He is
incredibly energetic and I get figity just watching him...I wonder what his
opponent is feeling. Obviously Dee paid the price with his low output.
Funny to hear Chris B talking smack when BYU has a road win over a Pac 12 team
and Utah doesn't. In fact, Utah doesn't have a road victory at all.
BYU vs. Utah St. was the state championship, and BYU won.
Again, Skyler has better motor and control for his team than Matt does. Sorry
Matt! Now we have two guys Tyler and Sky when hitting their stroke and maybe
some more other players when they are feeling the rythem that we haven't
had in a long time. No, we may not be better than the Zags or ready for ncaa.
If famous ute fan (chrisb) were living in a glass house when he tendered his
post on this thread, by tomorrow he would need to wear some strong sturdy boots
to lounge around as he will be walking over and through a ton of broken
glass...Demeaning teams in the WCC and declaring them weak when the
team you cheer for has played but just one game off of their home floor (which,
btw, they lost)... and having won ONLY 15% of their games against the 7th place
team of this lowly league that they criticize (going 2-11 over the past 7
years)... and then sporting a SOS, according to the most recent RPI, of a
whopping 315 out of a field of 351 total teams... creates so much
"hypocrisy" that it is near impossible to even describe... So one has to
simply smile, emit maybe a soft chuckle, and realize that these judgments come
from someone who simply doesn't understand College Basketball... lol.
Great game for Skylar Halford. Finally, he got his break and made the most of
it. I hope he continues in the starting lineup. We want more of what we saw
tonight. Eric Mika is a war horse in there, but he needs to be more careful. He
took a couple of hard falls tonight. Go Cougars!
Carlino will be working to earn back his spot as a starter. How can Dave Rose
keep Halford on the bench with that kind of production? Nearly every time
Halford comes in he makes a positive impact. I say let him start from now on -
it's his job to lose at this point.
Congratulations to byu for your first wcc win. Per espn this puts byu in 7th
place in the wcc. I imagine it is tough going from thinking you are the best
team in Utah and a likely lock for march madness to being 7th in the wcc and
your quest for march madness over with 3 months of basketball left. I truly think if byu gets hot they could climb to 3rd in wcc and maybe even
pull off an upset over Pepperdine and Lola Mary community college next time you
play, avenging the losses to them. Good luck