BYU basketball: Cougars lose to Portland in triple-OT thriller

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 27, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    @2seasonsbowless, I mean 2bcswins...

    So easy to check out what I say... Don't believe me, look it up yourself... Portland was ahead of then #1 Michigan State midway through the second half in East Lansing... Furthermore, both Portland and BYU have won games this year on the Road... Gonzaga blew WSU off the floor, how did y'all do against the WSU again?... Utah will not only go winless on the road this year in the big bad pac12, they would be bottom dwellers and go winless on the road in the WCC.

    Here's a prediction for you... Utah will go 0-12 this season on the road before the pac12 Tourney and they will finish the year 19-16 with no Tourney invites yet again completing a 5 year cycle with zero post season Tourney games (NCAA or NIT)

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Jan. 27, 2014 8:19 a.m.

    @Poyman...."Portland Pilots are the team that beat Gonzaga and took Michigan State to the Ropes this year..."

    Beat gonzaga WOW what an accomplishment and took Mich state to the ropes??? LOL ok whatever you say

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 24, 2014 7:09 p.m.

    @Blue Husky

    I think that you are wrong on this one...

    BYU has as much Division I experience on the floor as more than 80% of the teams that we play... So young and inexperienced they are not... We are hampered to a degree by missions but we also benefit from having two more years of physical development...

    It is true that Portland handily beat a "Bell-less" Gonzaga team by about 10 on their home floor, but they also lost to Santa Clara and North Texas on their home floor. (two teams that the Cougs handily beat)... BYU should have beaten the Pilots last night but our two bigs were completely stifled by the Portland Center (who had a career best night in both points and rebounding) and our guards couldn't stop a slightly over-weight #2 guard that averages 7 points a game (who also had a career best night)...

    The Cougs have good, solid, capable athletes... but they lost a game they should have won for the same reason that they have lost a handful of other games... Free Throw shooting, 3 ball shooting and poor defense... In other words... "poor coaching".

    Jan. 24, 2014 6:49 p.m.


    "It's clear that BYU is the top basketball team in the state."

    Really? I believe that claim was settled a month ago on December 14 at the Huntsman Center.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    Jan. 24, 2014 6:07 p.m.

    Any number of things would have won this game for BYU--especially better free-throw shooting or a few key foul calls on obvious, repeated hacks--but the fact that they didn't generate any decent shot opportunities after they went up big in the second overtime was inexcusable. Both Haws and Carlino were great, but any team can defend two guys on a given possession (or three). Someone else needed to step up, and it's extremely disappointing that nobody did.

    (What's the point of calling fouls on hand checks if you're going to let people get mugged in the lane or on defensive rebounds? I hate the way games are being officiated this year!)

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 24, 2014 3:31 p.m.

    Truth is that our Bigs are outplayed by most teams we play which is sad when you consider that we have a "Bigs" coach in Pope with a good reputation...

    Collinsworth is killing us... His Turnovers, inability to finish, and his poor free throw shooting his costing us a lot of possessions... Carlino is outplaying him big time and he frankly needs to be sent back to the #3 and #4 position using mostly his Defense and Rebounding skills which he excels in... He is costing us far too many empty "possessions" a game right now.

    And to my friend Patriot... Please learn the difference in Teams... their names and a little bit about their resume...

    Portland Pilots are the team that beat Gonzaga and took Michigan State to the Ropes this year... While the Portland State Vikings are the team that plays in the Big Sky... The same conference as Sacramento State and Cal Northridge who whipped the coach k utes in the HC last year.

  • onebigdaddy Dillon, CO
    Jan. 24, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    BYU missed enough free-throws to have won the game without having even one[1] overtime.

    The fault stops with the coaches - Collinsworth has such an ugly shot when shooting his
    free-throws, he has no fluidity at all - what the heck is his problem?

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2014 1:07 p.m.


    At least they lost in triple over-time and not in regulation.


    Are you not the same person that LOL at Utah's "moral victories"? How typical!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    Scoreboard, smorgasbord... Cougar Nation doesn't care about scoreboard, the better team is:

    BYU RPI 45
    Portland RPI 128

    So it not even close, Portland is a bottom feeder (as defined by Cougar Nation).

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    BYU was mugged. Every time they went inside, they were fouled. Every time they tried to get a rebound, van der Mars went through them to get the rebound. He should have fouled out in regulation.
    Have to give credit to Sharp for hitting everything he hoisted up. He couldn't miss.
    Good luck on Saturday, you'll need it.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Jan. 24, 2014 12:18 p.m.

    Their shooting guard was excellent and clutch as they come, but to me the best player in that game and the one who really shut down his competition was van der Mars. He's a really solid deep center. He owned Mika and showed excellent mobility around the basket.

    I love this BYU team though, literally for next year when they'll be senior laden. They're going to be something really special.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Jan. 24, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    Yawn. A triple overtime loss on the road to a team that ambushed Gonzaga. Sky is falling! Sky is falling! We'll only go to the NIT!

    This is a young team with talent, but a lot to learn. Too bad Mica will be gone next year, but that's what happens at BYU.

    Kudos to BYU for being able to field good teams with all the restrictions they have.

    This team is too young to be consistent. Nuff said.

  • cougs108 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    If we can't keep our 2 big guys out of foul trouble we will lose period. Mika should have left on a mission and got 2 years of maturity under his belt. Not quite sure if it's just me but is Mika getting killed lately? Maybe he is still not 100%? Austin should take an outside shot once in a while just to keep the defense honest. I am glad Carlino figured things out as he seems to have adapted and adjusted to his new role. Collinsworth handles the ball way too much especailly towards the end of games. He was terrible last night. For pete sakes make a free throw!

  • cougs108 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    Not impressed with the officiating. Obvious fouls going to the basket that should have been called. The announcers equally did not have their head in the games as obvious fouls were not even mentioned. I do not blame the outcome of the game from the officiating as BYU had their chances at the free throw line and continue blowing missed opportunities.

  • Objectified Tooele, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 11:27 a.m.

    @ 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0:

    You "didn't even know Portland had a division 1 basketball team"?

    Wow. That's yet another example of why people usually don't pay much attention to most of your comments. You obviously don't know much about college sports... and this time even self-admittedly.

    At least there's hope. You obviously like to read Deseret News BYU articles. So if you keep doing so, there's still a chance you will become more sports enlightened. Keep trying. You may yet get there.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    All of the snarky BYU/UTAH comments are to be expected...

    I'm guilty of the same...

    That being said...

    That game was amazing...

    Haws going off...

    Carlino making shots...

    Austin a rebounding machine...

    Halford inside his opponents jersey on defense.

    The Portland player making unbelievable 3's from every angle...

    Both sides playing to physical exhaustion...

    Thank you BYU and Portland for a very entertaining evening.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    Nowadays, defense wins more games. Gunners are a dime a dozen. But, it's the shot-blockers and thieves who are now the hot commodities. Start shopping BYU.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    Before you Utes get too excited the Pac is a mediocre conference as evidence by Colorado dropping out the rankings, We all know Zona is legit but not much else after that. Duke destroyed UCLA and they are a little down this year

  • flatlander Omaha, NE
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    Couldn't watch the game since ESPN doesn't show Y ball much on TV and no Roots sports where I live, but did watch Gonzaga and they are not near as good as in past years. Barely won at home last night, can see why they dropped out of top 25. Y has a real chance with them as both are same mediocre level.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    Utah and BYU are heading towards a rematch in the NIT, very disappointing

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    Big 12
    Sounds like you love to stay up late to watch BYU play real entertaining basketball. You must also like to stay up late to watch utah play Evergreen State and Grand Canyon!

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    I didn't get to see the game but I'll bet in that second overtime with an 8 point lead, the Y most likely stalled the ball and never got a good shot off. They need to attack the basket. If the are up by 8, they should attack the basket and be up by 18. Every time they have a lead toward the end of the game they slow down, lose momentum and end up losing because they are trying to protect the lead. The way to protect a lead is to score points. You can't be accused of running up the score in an overtime game. Bottom line, PLAY AGGRESSIVE!!! This is a coaching problem.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    As we've come to expect, 4 of the first 5 and a majority of the comments (at least on the first page) are from critical Ute fans with mostly snide, petty comments (Uteology being the exception). Those same Ute fans have no right whatsoever to complain about BYU fans commenting on Ute articles.

    It's actually kind of funny to read how some Ute fans claim they have no interest in BYU sports and then commenting about how few of people there were watching the game, while they themselves stayed up so late to watch it. (I wonder if it hurts whenever a person tries speaking out of both sides of their mouth.)

    To set the record straight, there were approximately 3500 people in attendance... more than I've seen watching some Ute games in SLC prior to this year.

    Portland is very tough at home... recently beating a nationally ranked Gonzaga that previously had only 2 losses... and those to very good teams.
    Considering Utah's road record, there's no doubt Portland wouldn't have needed any overtime periods to put them away.

    Triple overtime losses are especially difficult to take... to actual fans of that team.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    Portland University Pilots and Portland State are separate entities.
    Michigan State played Portland UNIVERSITY and beat them by 15 yes 18-1 number 3 Michigan State far from 40.
    I agree that BYU is not very talented this year, but you are bashing BYU's recruiting
    2014 2-4 star 2-3 star recruits
    2013 2-4 star 2-3 star
    Tranfers arrived at BYU
    Jamal Aytes 3-star
    Chase Fischer 3-star
    Considering that BYU made 6 consecutive NCAAs with limited talent, the future does appear optimistic.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    After losing to yet another school nobody's ever heard of, portland [Who?], can byu even reach their ceiling of a 3rd-place conference finish in the 10th-rated conference overall in the nation?

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Guess you need more than one guy to win at a team sport. Like my Dukies realized that they needed to stop star gazing at Parker and actually contribute to win.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Please back off throwing these players or coaches under the bus. We have to stop living in the past and realize what our sports team are and the purpose for them. Most years BYU is not going to get better athletes in basketball or football than other Div 1 schools. That's just a fact. Enjoy watching the kids compete and remember it's a game not a crusade.

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    Tough and disappointing loss for BYU but they will bounce back against Gonzaga.


    Rebounding and playing defense has never ever been on Haws resume.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    Agree with Louisiana Cougar. There definitely seems to be some common denominators in BYU's losses.

    Mika seems to be getting worse as the season progresses, especially defensively. Haws needs to contribute as a rebounder and defender along with his scoring role. Austin, a great rebounder, needs to contribute offensively. He has a decent short range shot. He just needs to use it more.

  • One Angry Salebarn Worker Madison, SD
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:32 a.m.

    With more turnovers in most of regulation than points or rebounds, why should Collinsworth be playing point? Why should he be starting? I would think he'd better serve the team coming off the bench to spell Mika and Austin.

  • G-Day-M8 WVC, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    Free throws and 10% post play doomed my Cougars. I understand BYU is not a great FT shooting team but Haws missed 3 and Mika fouled out with 4 points and was totally dominated by Van Der Mars. Haws, Carlino and Austin were incredible.

    Portland had 1 player foul out in regulation and the 2nd in first overtime. Portland had 3 others including bailey and their back up Point guard with 4 fouls in OT 2-3 that remained to the end. I think they should have attacked those players. Mika and Austin were 4 - 3 fouls respectively in OT 2 and both fouled out.

    Portlands Sharp was reminiscent of the Jimmer. He Hit all kinds of 3's with hands in the face and even fouled by BYU on one of them. Absolutely incredible effort and cudos to him.

    The end of OT 2 saw Carlino fouled twice on the same play with a knee to his hip and then a hard foul on the layup, neither one was called and the ball turned over to Portland.

    All in all a terrifically fun game to watch but the agony of the woulda, coulda shoulda nightmares were brutal.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    Will someone please tell patriot that BYU played the University of Portland - not Portland State University.

  • slcftball Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    10 years ago if someone told me we would lose to a team named Portland the fans would have died laughing. Feel bad for how the program is starting to slip, just like football. We need to tighten things up and be spot on in recruiting, fundamentals, game planning or we will quickly be a non relevant (trending there very quickly)....

  • Cbsqt Kelso, WA
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    And not a word about horrible free throw shooting. Never goes to overtime if some do not choke on free throws.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    Re: patriot

    "Yes they don't play defense but the real fact is they don't have players. You don't see an Indiana or an Arizona lose to a Portland State...they CRUSH them by 40 points."

    That's a silly claim to make when anyone can actually go look at the Indiana or Arizona schedule to fact check. Fact: Indiana does not always CRUSH the little guys. Indeed, this season the Hoosiers have only one 40+ point win. They beat the mighty LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds by a single point. Arizona has also had only one 40+ point win and beat the mighty Drexel by four points.

    Also Portland isn't "a Portland State." That's a 203 rank difference (95 to 298) in the Sagarin rankings with Portland (the team BYU lost to in 3OT) being a top 100 ranked team. Carlino's 7 steals lead me to believe that BYU does indeed have some players that play defense although I do agree that defense is one of the bigger weaknesses of this years squad. Go Cougs!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:59 a.m.


    Yes they don't play defense but the real fact is they don't have players. You don't see an Indiana or an Arizona lose to a Portland State...they CRUSH them by 40 points. BYU has no players and even the best of coaches can create talent.

  • Balan South Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:53 a.m.

    BYU is not a very good team. They have no defensive presence inside which continues to kill them. And they struggle mightly to guard the 3. As they say you win and lose with defense, which is why BYU will find themselves in the NIT this year - again.

  • Goldminer Salem, ut
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    I hated the loss but it WAS one heck of a game for both teams! The refs???? Pitiful.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:33 a.m.

    Great game, bummer outcome. It's clear that BYU is the top basketball team in the state... their game concluded well after midnight (central time) yet the articles in the DNs already have over a dozen posts by so-called "ute fans." Meanwhile Utah also played a game against a might PAC12 foe which concluded much earlier but has yet to get a single comment by any fan. I love how ute fans tease the cougs about playing in small venues when it is clear that they are watching BYU and not their own team. Go Cougs!

  • Magnet Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    Players win games, teams win championships. Coaches recruit the type of players they want to build teams. BYU recruits guys who can score from the perimeter which makes it very hard to put a balanced team together.

    Why do the quality bigs not come to BYU? Maybe it has something to do with the job description of the bigs at BYU - set screens and rebound for Haws, Carlino,(fill in the blank over the last 10 years). Don't get me wrong, its fun to watch a great player go off - but its a team game. Why are Austin and Mika stuck in neutral - they are not relevant on offense.

    Congrats to Haws - phenomenal individual performance. And he is doing what he is being asked to do. But basketball is a team game, that requires a balance of offense/defense and inside/outside sets. BYU is one dimensional, built around perimeter players who can shoot lights out. They will win some games with some great players, but don't hold your breath for the post season.

    Teams win championships. Mark Durrant said it best on the radio last week - sharing the ball makes for a happy team...

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 24, 2014 8:04 a.m.

    Two names - Winder and Bartley. I know they're not from Utah County, but what does BYU have to lose by playing a couple of nonresidents? When does Rugby start?

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Jan. 24, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    Interesting that "fans" of a team that has yet to win on the road have so much to say about a BYU road loss. Tell you what, Ute "fans". Until your team manages to break the 0-fer road mark? Just go away.

    Kudos to Portland for shooting so well from distance. Yes, BYU's perimeter defense is still suspect and has been for what seems like forever. But there were times when BYU was in the face of the shooter, and they still managed to hit the shot.

    However, there is no excuse for the poor officiating. Van der mars ended up with 18 rebounds, 10 on the offensive glass. But he "earned" a lot of those while going over the back and committing other fouls. It was extremely frustrating to watch him get away with those kinds of things when Austin (for example) has been often called for fouls for doing some of the same things.

    And, yes, Collinsworth was fouled with 1.5 seconds to go in regulation. He should have been at the line with a chance to win it. He probably would have missed, but he should have had the chance.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Jan. 24, 2014 7:47 a.m.

    @ Patriot It is Portland not Portland State.
    I doubt that no one will come even in the 90s when BYU was terrible they got over 10000 there.
    During the Crowton years people still came to football.
    Did you see this years Basketball recruiting class (rated top 25 by some)
    Football is the same it has always been under Mendenhall, average they just played a hard schedule (CB's star ranking has the cougars equal to the utes in recruiting)
    In basketball it is the fact that they don't play decent defense at all. I played very high level basketball against players a lot better than me and I could lock them down on defense, it is effort and technique. Technique is on the coaches, effort is on the players. A team like portland should never be over 70.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 7:25 a.m.

    Inability to make free throws lost the game. Just one more successful free throw in regulation or the first two over times would have won the game.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 7:15 a.m.

    I don't know what is more discouraging - the horrible officiating that obviously benefited Portland or the fact that we beat ourselves.


    Jan. 24, 2014 7:01 a.m.

    Dave Rose needs to start teaching his players how to play defense.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 6:46 a.m.

    Five years ago 99% of the people in Utah Valley had never heard of Portland State. Now BYU loses to them ...along with the other no-names of their new conference. To suggest BYU athletics is on STEEP decline is an understatement. It's not the coaches's the recruiting and the players. The Y just doesn't get what they used to...not by a long shot in basketball or football. I guess the upside is you can always take your kids to the Marriot Center and get to sit where ever you want. Lavell Edwards stadium will soon be like the Marriot center I suspect.

  • zachbrwn new york, NY
    Jan. 24, 2014 6:37 a.m.

    Hey BYU and especially Collinsworth, how about practice your free throws...This game should not have been close.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Jan. 24, 2014 5:57 a.m.

    How can you score 110 points and still loose? One more proof that there's so much parity in college basketball that any team can get you beaten any night. Sad to read that we had our chances to win but blew it. Here's hoping we redeem ourselves against the Zags, which maybe a tall order but certainly not impossible.

    Go Cougars!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 3:26 a.m.

    Another little team takes byu to the woodshed, not to mention what the good teams do to them.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Jan. 24, 2014 1:09 a.m.

    Here's the story of BYU's season:

    1) An opposing guard has a career scoring night and BYU gets killed at the three-point line.
    2) The Cougars' inside defense is horrendous and they are unable to get key defensive rebounds.
    3) The BYU foul shooting is distressingly poor.
    4) Cougar guards inexplicably huck up three-pointers and turn the ball over.
    5) BYU's coach gets outcoached in the last few minutes.Cougars play hard and entice their fans into thinking they might win . . . but lose at the wire against solid teams.
    6) Cougars play hard and entice their fans into thinking they might win . . . but lose at the wire against solid teams.

    The Cougars need to learn how to break out of this frustrating pattern. Ultimately, the coaches bear the responsibility. . . but the players win or lose on character and discipline.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Jan. 24, 2014 12:44 a.m.

    So many issues and so few words allocated...

    Up till this year I thought that Coach Rose was one of the very best in the business but the ugly truth is that he is being out coached this year... Don't know what is going on but there is trouble in cougarville... None of our "Bigs" are playing "well"... Austin is afraid to take a shot unless it's a cripple (although he does well on the boards), Mika seems to be getting worse with every game, he was very weak tonight on both ends of the floor...

    Collinsworth's offense, IMHO, is very over-rated... In 43 minutes tonight he scores 12 points on 3-8 from the field, 6-12 from the line, and worst of all he had only 4 assists against 6 TOs... That's horrible but consistent with his other games... His strength is Defense and Rebounding... Until he starts hitting 75% or better from the line Rose needs to take the ball out of his hands...

    3 balls and free throws continue to stink.

    Both Carlino and Haws had good games... But this should have been a win.

    Love the Cougars but this is getting old.

  • 86&90UTE Holladay, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:50 p.m.

    How does an RPI 40 team not get up for or be prepared for an RPI 141 team? Kinda embarrassing, don't you think?

  • KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:48 p.m.

    Perhaps it wasn't a good strategy to just hold the ball and waste clock, and not even make a half hearted effort at a decent shot when up 5. Watching Carlino just waste 30 seconds on the clock and then throw up a terrible brick was just too funny.

    Epic collapse!

  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:38 p.m.

    If the Book of Job ever had a basketball game in it, It would be this game. Tyler was brilliant. He broke records. No college player in America was better than he tonight. And he lost. On the whole, it was a shame that someone had to lose the game: both teams were like poetry for great stretches of that game -- that endless game.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:30 p.m.

    one of the most entertaining games I've watched in college basketball in a long, long time.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:30 p.m.

    Portland's win over Gonzaga shows they can play. Cougars hopes of a tournament WCC Championship depend upon their not giving in or up...remember they were only 3rd in their conference the year Ainge made the drive and they made the great 8. They need to keep working, keep getting better, and keep believing...go Cougars!

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:30 p.m.

    byu was up 8 in double OT and they lost?

    And I though Utah choked. I wasn't even aware Portland had a division 1 team.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:24 p.m.

    Granted, for Portland to beat Gonzaga was an accomplishment. However, the Zags struggled at home against San Diego, another second rate team.
    The Cougs really shouldn't have trouble beating all but two of the WCC teams, even on their home courts. Most of their facilities are really "gyms" and they hardly sell out any games.

    No wonder Sports Illustrated rates this conference as the next to the weakest in the nation.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:15 p.m.

    Don't know what happened...Y was ahead by 5 100-95 with 57 seconds left, then the wheels apparently came off. At least they lost in triple over-time and not in regulation.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:15 p.m.


    I've never been so disgusted with an officiating crew in my life.


    You sure? Going into the 3OT BYU was +13 in free throws on the road. Only when BYU started putting Portland on line at the end in garbage time that margin went down.

    Gonzaga is beatable, good luck!

  • SamoanYfan WEST JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:11 p.m.

    Pity, if only BYU were part of a most prestigious and elite conference like the PAC-12 then they would not have lost.

    Onward and Upward

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 11:08 p.m.

    So many fouls on them not called and then we look at them and get called.
    Portland hasn't been beating we just beat are selfs.

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:47 p.m.

    Wow, way to play hard. That gym in Portland is one of the nations toughest places to play. Big time basketball in a big time atmosphere of a high school gym. Does it hold 100 people? Just curious..

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:42 p.m.

    Good and amazing game. Now tied at 103 with Sharp's 3-point and 7 secs left, BYU's ball. Hope BYU pulls it off. Collinsworth needs to up his game both layups and free throws! Go Cougars!!!

  • sherlock holmes Eastern, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    Too Big 12 Yet?

    Have you not yet figured out that the road is an unfriendly place for visiting teams?

    Check out those guys in crimson tonight, and every other road game they have had. A road win is something to get excited about. Even if it is an ASU (which it isn't tonight) or a WSU, or a Portland...

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    Some you commented too soon . . . BYU up by 6 now in the 2nd overtime.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:16 p.m.

    Even a semi-rational byu will admit this puts the nail in the coffin in byu's at large hopes.

    Portland is a very bad team, and byu isn't good enough to beat them apparently.

    Saturday night against Gonzaga should be fun. I'm guessing a 15-20 point win for Gonzaga. I'm betting a bigger Gonzaga win than an Arizona win over Utah, and Arizona is the best team in the country and Gonzaga isn't even ranked in all the polls.

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:08 p.m.

    Portland has an RPI of 141, the selection committee will not be impressed with this loss.

    This game sends byu fans back to reality, or at least it should. And that reality is that byu is a slightly above average WCC team in a conference that doesn't have a single team ranked in some polls.

    Any byu fans still think they're going dancing after losing to Lola Mary, Portland, and Pepperdine?

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Jan. 23, 2014 10:02 p.m.

    I've never been so disgusted with an officiating crew in my life. Van der mars gave Portland the lead late, only after committing at least two fouls in order to come up with the offensive rebound. Immediately afterwards, he commits a reach in on Mika. No call there either. And then Collinsworth clearly gets fouled driving for the winning lay up...and the officials give Portland the ball out of bounds.

    How guys like this keep their jobs, I have no idea.