At1of20Actually Utah beat Gonzaga the last time they played. As much
as I would like to thing otherwise, they will go 1-1 in the NCAA tournament. The
WCC does not prepare Gonzaga for the heavyweights from the Big 10, PAC 12'
That is so amazing! Six PAC-12 teams going to the tournament? Oh man I still
can't get over how awesome the PAC-12 is. What would it be like to be in a
super duper powerful conference like the PAC-12? Super jealous right here.
Man, even though my cougars don't belong to such a big boy club I still
have so much pride living in a state that has a PAC-12 program. Even
though Gonzaga don't belong to such an elite, awesome, and beautiful
conference like the PAC-12 they would beat every single team in there. I
don't know why you PAC-12 fans keep on insisting that PAC-12 basketball is
soooo superior to any other conference. That's the beauty of college
basketball, any team can be good no matter what conference. The only sport that
benefits from such a outstanding, beloved, and most revered conference like the
PAC-12 is football. Get over your PAC-12ness and support your team, like for
instance, get a Ute decal for you car to go along with that PAC-12 decal.
There are a couple scenarios where I can see BYU making the tourney but they all
involve beating GU at least once. This will be a very big game. I think a win
is totally possible and also see the Zags a bit down this year--but BYU has been
very inconsistent. It should be a great game. I'm not sure why the PAC
justifies 6 teams in the tourney. Only one is ranked (AZ) and the rest just
beat up on each other. Personally, it's hard to know if they're all
marginally good or if the emperor has no clothes. With weak OOC schedules,
it's hard to know for sure. Either way, they're projected to get in 6
which will not include Utah. Too bad their OOC disqualified them before they
even started. I think they could have stood a chance and may have won a few of
those close games had they been more prepared going into conference play.
BYU does not deserve a tourney invite with all of the WCC conference losses. The
conference is not very good. Hardly any out of conference wins to speak of other
than the Texas game early. BYU will have to win the WCC tourney and honestly if
they can't do that they don't deserve to go. I mean golly they got
waxed by a bad Utah team on the hill. They got beat by Portland? Pacific? etc...
win the WCC tourney and earn it.
@Big 12 Call Yet (CB):"When was the last time the WCC had half the
conference go dancing?"When is the last time Utah went
dancing?The fans on the hill are high-larious. They're the
only "conference-first" fans I know of. Seems to me you have to be one
of those teams in the conference going to bowl games or the tourney to talk that
smack. I'm around PAC-12 fans all day, every day, and nobody else does
B12BYU currently listed in the First Four Out, in other words, on
the bubble.Utah not even mentioned, in other words, not even being
considered.It's laughable how Utah fans are forced to beat
their chests about their conference because they have no accomplishments of
Latest ESPN bracketology:Only 1 wcc team LOL - Gonzaga6
Pac 12 teams - the most of any conferenceWhen was the last time the
WCC had half the conference go dancing?
I agree with Spokane. The Zags are vulnerable this year and can be beat if BYU
plays to their potential. I wish that Utah would have the nerve to schedule
Gonzaga. it would be a fun game to watch although the Zags would pond them.
St Mary really did lose this game rather than BYU win it. The primary
difference was a quality guard who takes care of the ball at the end of a game.
St Marys turned the ball over two times in a row. BYU continued to miss key
free throws to give St Marys a chance. Still, I am glad that they
won. During this game I was thinking how much better the student
sections are in WWC rather than the MWC in their approach to cheers and taunts
toward BYU. Classy students.Still, BYU doesnt have a comparable road
rival to UNLV and SDSU.
Here's hoping that Gonzaga never gets a 14-point lead to squander.
Gonzaga is down this year and vulnerable. If the Zags hit threes, they will win.
If they are cold like against Memphis, they will get beat. Looking forward to
this game; Go Gonzaga!
I think the key to BYU's success for the rest of the season hinges on
Carlino. They play better with him on the floor and I think he needs more
playing time. Halford has proven that he has yet to transition to Division 1,
and it is time for the experiment to end. Go Cougars!!!!!
I'm not a Ute, Butte, or Duke fan, but, in spite of all the rhetoric,
unless BYU wins the WCC tourney, we are NIT bound. The NCAA will not invite two
teams from the WCC.
@ GeneralBYU plays Gonzaga Thursday and Portland on Saturday. Check
the schedule a little more closely next time.
Here goes the press again getting the Cougars to look past Portland. Why talk
about beating Gonzaga right now when they are playing a team that they
haven't beat this year first?Also I'd rather see BYU go to
the NIT and win a few games rather than go the NCAA tournament and lose in the
"..."We choked a little bit," said St. Mary’s coach Randy
Bennett. "It happens. It happens all the time. You don't want it
to."...".Watching that game...it was obvious St. Mary's
choked.The hands around the throat gesture after the game that Mika
made to SM fans confirmed BYU's feelings about St, Mary's
performance.Readers/viewers/fans usually get a steady diet of
coach-speak.Finally a coach tells it like it is...Randy
Bennett for Non-Coach-Speak Quote of the Year.
Hoping for a win at Gonzaga. Zags always start out on fire, take a lead, and
never give it up, forcing the opponent to play from behind. Love to see the
Cougars reverse that. It does seem that BYU "bigs" too often bring the
ball down to waist level and lose it around the basket. That must be a tough
habit to quit. Nate Austin is a high percentage shooter when he puts his mind
to it, maybe he should take some of the open shots opponents give him.
BYU is due - they have been pretty miserable lately. Maybe Thursday is the night
they will finally play a ballgame. A good start would be to shoot over 50% from
the line. Another tip:Mika, please don't put the
ball on the floor withing 6 feet of the basket. You lose it EVERY time.
Looking forward to this game.A win against Gonzaga would be a BIG
DEAL (much better than repeatedly thumping lowly PAC 10.2 teams such as Arizona,
Washington, Oregon, Standford and (Utah.2) with an occasional loss here and
there (Oregon, UCLA) Other than this year I can't remember Utah beating
BYU because I am too young to know Rick Maj.
BYU can be tough in the MC. If the bigs can come out and play tough they have a
good shot at beating Gonzaga Worthington is starting to contribute enough in
the post that he will be more useful.BYU Has beat Gonzaga before so
they know how to do it.If they beat Gonzaga then they make the NCAA