BYU basketball: Cougars enter 'a tough stretch' on the road

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  • sportsfanforlife salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 7:36 p.m.


    except that the better team doesn't lose by 17 pts. No matter how you byu fans try to spin it, utah is the better team this year. PERIOD. I'm not even a utah fan, so kill that noise.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 10:22 p.m.

    54 IQ

    Upsets happen even to teams that have completely dominated their opponent for most of the Dave Rose era - 11 of the last 13.

    Unfortunately for U, it doesn't mean much:

    Current RPI
    #37 BYU
    #166 Utah

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 13, 2014 4:50 p.m.


    "I can see the headline now Cougars get Mauled in the Kennel GO ZAGS!!!!!!!"

    Cleaver! I like the creativity!


    If I just lost to Washington State, I'd be anywhere other than my own articles too. Tough loss. Well, not really.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Alpine, UT

    .. and Utah still beat BYU by 17.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    Dear 54-10/ Apparently your name says you live a lot in the past. You baad-mouth the WCC. Please remind me where Utah finished in the PAC 10+2 in football and where are they in Basketball? I believe they are holding up the rest of the Conference by being on the bottom.

    I will agree BYU on the road does not have the will to put teams away and lets them get back in the game.

  • scott Alpine, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 12:10 p.m.


    "A "tough Stretch" in the mighty WCC. Now that's funny."

    #95 SF, #154 SC, #160 Portland, and #31 Gonzaga - every single one of those teams is ranked higher than #166 Utah, and is ranked infinitely higher than any team Utah has beaten on the road this season.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Jan. 13, 2014 11:51 a.m.


    "Hasn't BYU lost 5 in a row on the road?"

    LOL at your delusional spin.

    Utah hasn't won a road game in almost a year - January 19, 2013.

    BYU is 3-6 on the road or at neutral sites, with all 3 wins, and 4 of BYU's 6 losses coming against RPI Top 100 teams.

    Utah is 0-3 on the road, only 2 versus Top 100 teams.

    BYU has played 7 road/neutral games versus Top 100 teams. Utah has only played 2.

  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 11:32 a.m.

    The only problem I have with the WCC is the high school sized gyms. At least the MWC has big boy gyms that were at par with Division I Basketball. The MC has an average of 15,000 more seats than any other WCC gym. Thats just sad.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    A "tough Stretch" in the mighty WCC. Now that's funny.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 13, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    In general, I like the WCC better that the MWC. I do think the way they do the schedules is a bit bush league. I think they should be encouraged to do better.

  • LoveTheKittens Central, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 8:12 a.m.

    Hasn't BYU lost 5 in a row on the road?

  • Gibster San Antonio, TX
    Jan. 13, 2014 7:35 a.m.

    I can see the headline now Cougars get Mauled in the Kennel GO ZAGS!!!!!!!

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 12, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    I believe the Cougs will go 3-1... It's tough to win in Spokane, but it's not impossible... Despite the content of this article, BYU has played well on the road beating Texas and Stanford and even Utah State (granted two were on neutral courts but it was far different than playing in the MC)... They also did very well against Oregon and Wichita State on the road, so they have the capability, the question is whether they have the determination that they show in Provo...

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 8:48 p.m.

    The WCC is tougher than we all thought. I would say that the Cougars will be fortunate to go 2-2 on this trip. The WCC board need to be fired for creating such a schedule. The whole conference is unhappy with them.

    Jan. 12, 2014 8:30 p.m.

    It is good to know the Cougars can win without Mika, but they really need to up their road game, go Cougars!

  • Ldsrm Spanish fork, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 8:20 p.m.

    I really liked how Tyler haws has hade 30 points + last 2 games

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    If they play with the passion and energy that drove that win Saturday night.....they will be fine.

    Get well Erica Mika. Go Cougars!