Worst possible loss for the Y. KC is the only player on the team that creates a
mismatch. His combination of size and mobility make him hard to guard. Without
him, the offense will be even more stagnant. It would have been easier to
replace Haws that KC. He's also one of the best rebounding
guards in the country.My hope is that Rose starts Bartley in place
of KC and keeps Carlino coming off the bench.
Whenever someone goes down with a knee injury, but for no obvious reason, it
seems like it's always a torn ACL. I contrast that with the sickening fall
Noah Hartsock took a couple of years ago, which looked like it should have blown
out his knee but, thankfully, didn't.
DN readers know I'm a Ute fan...So sorry to read about the
severe injury Collingsworth sustained.He is a player of such grit
and determination...as well as some amazing moves around the basket.I'm sure he will bring the same grit and determination to his rehab.Can't wait to watch Kyle next year.Here's hoping
for a great result from the surgery/rehab!
WON84 & SlopJ30,An injury will never affect seeding in the
tournament. The fact that ESPN dropped BYU in it's bracketology seeding is
due to BYU's struggles in the WCC tournament. The piece on BYU in
ESPN's Bubble Watch explains this. So it is BYU's play on the court,
not an injury to a key player that will affect the seeding.
@ Y Grad/ Y DadI too noticed Chris B's post was removed (along
with another that echoed his sentiments). Those removed comments were what
sparked my earlier "rant."Since then the tone of comments
from U fans has been civil and respectful. Thanks U fans. I'm sure well
wishes for Collinsworth are appreciated. If this were to continue,
I'd have an attitude change toward U fans generally. I'd really be
persuaded if they would call out their own who clearly cross the line and add
nothing but provocation with the same old rehashed, boorish tripe.Waiting for Selection Sunday just got a bit more anxious for those who bleed
blue. Good luck to all the Utah teams playing this afternoon.
Kyle has been my favorite player to watch since he came on the scene as a
freshman. He has such a nose for the ball and it really is amazing how he gets
some of those rebounds. I have all the confidence in him that he will return
stronger than ever to a highly anticipated season next year. As for this year,
all is not lost. I would be surprised if we are left out of the big dance, but
where ever the team goes for the post season, this is a rallying point that the
team can use as motivation to be better. Win some games for Kyle.
Thanks, Utes, for sportsmanlike support for an injured foe.Fellow
Cougars, Chris just got our goat, that's all. Not surprised to see the
comment retracted by the editors. Surprised that it made it past them in the
first place, but Chris seems to have a free pass.Be not faithless,
but be believing! Coach Rose is still a very winning coach with a lot of other
tools at his disposal. Wherever we play, let's enjoy the ride.And try to ignore Chris. By any other name.
Best wishes in your recovery. Way to keep it classy fellow Utes...these are the
fans I know and appreciate.GO UTES!!GO Collinsworth!!
What a sore disappointment for Kyle. I loved his hustle and intensity. I
can't wait to see him recovered and that much hungrier next year.
Tough break. If anyone can come back fast and strong, it is Collinsworth.
Mormon Ute - The field wasn't particularly strong that year and losing
Davies might have meant losing a trip to the Final Four or even championship.
Anyways, it's a big loss and I noticed that when the news came out BYU slid
back to one of the last four in (Lunardi). Anyone's guess as to whether
they get in now.Anyways, more importantly, hopefully he recovers and
returns to form. Bad injury.
I hope this kid is able to make a full recovery and I wish him the best. Tough
break and even worse timing.I rank this right up there with losing
Brandon Davies right at the end of Jimmer's last season. I believe BYU
would have gone much further in the NCAA tournament, if Davies had been able to
play. Tough break for the Cougars. I hope someone is able to step up.
No doubt you will have a number of people rallying behind you for a full and
speedy recovery. Best of luck for that Kyle. We're with you 100%, and not
just because of hoops.
Just a comment about the comments... It is so much more fun to read them when
they sound like this... as opposed to the SL Tribune... Wow... if you want to
feel negative read comments posted there. If you want to feel positive, read
the comments here. I am a BYU fan from childhood, (wicked traditions of my
fathers I suppose ) but am a Utah sports teams fan second. I pull for BYU when
they are head to head, but when they are not I want Utah, Utah State, and Weber
( where I graduated from ) to excel. Thanks to the Ute fans who prove Max Hall
wrong. I am certain they out number by far the ones who give any relevance to
Mad Max's classless comments. Cheers to civility!!
The way his knee buckled I was certain this was the case. Too bad for this kid.
Easily byu's best all around player. But he'll be fully recovered
for next season and should take part in yet another lopsided W by The U. Wish
him all the best.
No-one who knows anything about the NCAA selection process would assert that a
team's chances for selection would be affected by an injury. The seeding
could very well be affected, but the committee is not going to say, essentially,
"Well, this team showed enough to be in the field, but one of their top guys
just got hurt, so they're out." Not gonna happen.What's more, the WCC is not going to be a one-bid league. Unless you
think they would reach down to get a demonstrably worse team with a worse record
who didn't make the league title game, the second bid would have to go to
BYU. Of course, if they ask Rex Walters for his input, I might have to eat
crow.I would say "mark it down," but then I'd be
jinxing the whole process and forcing the committee to do the unthinkable and
pass on BYU.
Very unfortunate; I hope for a quick recovery. Tough break for the Cougars.
Very sorry to hear this. Collinsworth is a beast---an outstanding scorer whose
versatility is similar to Utah's Delon Wright. I wish him the
very best for s speedy recovery!
Wow, loads of great U fans showing tons of class. Thanks, gentlemen. With
Collinsworth going down, he will need your support during his (lengthy)
recovery. Go Kyle, Go Cougars.
Best wishes for a complete recovery. I want both teams to be a full strength for
our contest next year.The loss of such a valuable player will almost
certainly affect the play of the basketball team the remainder of this year.
Not an excuse... a reason (just as the loss of quarterbacks these past several
years affected the University of Utah's football teams performance!)
Best wishes to Kyle for a successful surgery and a quick recovery. He has been
great this year. I love seeing players succeed after sacrificing to serve
So sorry to see this. Kyle is really fun to watch...well, maybe not at the foul
line. :) He's a very determined young man and I hope his surgery and rehab
go well. And his little ponytail is kinda cute too!
I am very disappointed to hear this. It's a huge loss to the team. All the
best to Kyle in his recovery process. I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing
the most exciting player on the team return next year.
Pathetic comments from a few Utah fans. Thank heavens the majority of Utah
fans show some class and well wishes to Kyle on a terrible injury with bad
timing. I just wish the hate speech would end. So much better ways to spend
ones time than constantly demeaning and putting down. I know it won't.
It's just too tempting to put BYU down.I offer my best wishes
to Kyle C on a a speedy recovery. I wish BYU well in whatever post season they
play in. I wish the Utes well wherever they play. I wish Weber State well, as
well as UVU.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Sorry about the injury, Kyle. I hope you recover completely and enjoy a
Get well KC and see you playing again year 2014 - 2015 hoping for 100% recovery
"As for byu as a team, all teams have injuries. I imagine this will be used
as some sort of excuse for however byu's season ends."How
do most basketball teams do without their top player, or at least second best
player? Are the Lakers as good without Kobe? How about the Bulls without Rose?
Maybe U should change the names and post your comment in the LA Times, "As
for the Lakers as a team, all teams have injuries. I imagine that Kobe's
injury will be used as some sort of excuse for however the Lakers season
ends."As stated by other commenters, it's not an excuse,
it's reality - BYU will not be as good without Collinsworth. There is
nobody who can fill his shoes. Just like you wouldn't be as good without
Wright.But if Wright got injured, I would simply wish him a speedy
recovery, period. I used to be critical of Max Hall's infamous
comment about the Utes, but I'm starting to understand why he said what he
perhaps the semantics need addressing. it's not going to be an excuse why
they don't get invited to the NCAA, it will be the reason they don't
get invited. see the Kenyon Martin situation when he was at cincinnati. and by
far BYU's most versatile player (leader in rebounds and assists) going down
cannot be trivialized in how they ought to perform without him. hopefully they
make another deep run in the NIT. tough break for sure. he is always fun to
watch. best wishes on the recovery.
@54-10@golfrUteThanks for keeping it classy. The FACT is, Kyle's injury could very well keep BYU out of the NCAA
tourney. But this could be a blessing in disguise. If BYU goes to
the NIT, I see the Cougars getting home court advantage at least in the first
round, which means BYU could likely have two more games to play this season. Two games without Kyle, which means the other players need to step up
and learn to shoot much better than they did in the WCC tourney. Two
games which might pay dividends for a BYU team which will be coming back next
season more mature and more used to playing with one another. Don't forget,
the team this season has no seniors.
It's going to take a lot of hard work and determination to make it back at
100% next Fall...It will also be a painful process... Don't know of anyone
on the team better suited for the challenge however... I'm betting that he
comes back for his Junior Year tougher than he went down and out hisSsophomore
year.The team can't focus on that now though... That's
stuff to spend time on beginning in April... Right now the team needs to focus
on doing what they are capable of doing... and they showed a little bit of that
when Collinsworth went down Tuesday Night... They also showed that over at St.
Mary's when he first went down... Don't know if y'all remember,
but the Cougs were trailing by about 10 and they closed a lot of that gap when
Collinsworth went down...We give up some rebounding capability and
some outstanding defense on the defensives side of the court, but we pick up
better mid-range and 3 point shooting not to mention a better free throw
percentage... More than anything however, it puts more pressure on the starters
to stay out of foul trouble.
Sending Best Wishes to Collinsworth for a full recovery and your good health.
Time for some other players to show what they've got and make a
good showing in whatever post season BYU finds itself.
This is so tragic. I hope the best for Kyle.
No true sportsman wants anyone to be injured. Today's technology and
tecnique for knee surgery are so much better than even a few years ago.
Here's a Ute fan wishing Collinsworth a full recovery. Best wishes and
hope to see Kyle on the court this fall.
Huge disappointment. Collinsworth is such a versatile player, so much fun to
watch play, and a huge part of BYU's rotation. Absolutely they're
chances to advance in the post-season took a huge hit when he went down --
That's not an excuse, it's reality. I'm looking forward to him
coming back next year.
So, the best overall player on the team goes down and the Y rallied and staged a
run against Gonzaga. Of course this will affect them going
forward...it's not an excuse, just a fact. Look what happened
when Wynn and Wilson went down for U.A player is down and out. Show
some class, if possible.
The NCAA committee will be well aware of his condition. It may just mean the
Cougs go to the NIT.
Sorry to hear this, I hope Kyle will be able to return stronger than ever.Besides hurting BYU's playing ability as a team, this will also
hurt BYU's chance to be a part of March Madness as the selection committee
does take into account injuries.
It's unfortunate for Kyle that this happened when he was playing so well.
Work hard rehabbing and be ready, we'll need you next year.
Rough news.Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Collinsworth. He plays with such
determination. His presence will absolutely be missed.As for the
resident troll...give it a rest...you prove Max right every time you post. Do U
fans claim you?
Hope he'll be alright
That's a shame. Good luck with your rehab.
What a total bummer. Best of luck in the recovery. Tough way to go out on an
even tougher season.