BYU basketball: Freshman center Eric Mika responds well to Pacific's physical play

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  • Robyuuki Lewisburg, PA
    Jan. 31, 2014 5:52 p.m.

    This might not be unique to BYU, but it is enjoyable to watch these guys grow up, get confidence and really improve as they continue through their schooling and missions, and then schooling again. It makes the game more than just winning.

  • Gone fishin Seattle, WA
    Jan. 31, 2014 5:38 p.m.

    I agree that Pacific was not the powerhouse in the paint but let's all remember that Mika is a true freshman and Pacific started 5 seniors last night. I'd say he did quite well in his first season of college basketball and coming off an injury.

    He will be a beast in a few years. With NO seniors on the team this year 2015 could be a special year for the Cougs.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 31, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    It's easy to look good against a week opponent. I hope the bad times are behind us, but I am doubtful that we will see this performance maintained.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 31, 2014 1:12 p.m.

    Eric hasn't looked the same, since his hip injury, until last night. I thought this was his best game of the season. He was solid on both sides of the court. He is going to be a real force in his Junior and Senior years. I'm really looking forward to watching Eric and Payton Dastrup play together in a couple of years.

  • lixircat Indianapolis, IN
    Jan. 31, 2014 10:01 a.m.

    Pacific doesn't have any "big, physical guys."
    Not compared to the successful WCC teams.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2014 11:10 p.m.

    By the end of the season Mika will be a force in the middle and is already one of the top freshman in the country. I feel good about the rest of the season especially after watching St. Mary's lose at San Diego tonight. They are not the same team without Delavadova.