How will NCAA selection committee evaluate BYU without Collinsworth?

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  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    March 16, 2014 5:47 p.m.

    Holladay, UT Which two teams lost by over 30 points in their tournaments it sure wasn,t BYU so you just need to stop your jealousy and hate and go root for that bunch of losers you call a basketball team,who will be sitting at home or going to the CIT.

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    March 16, 2014 5:38 p.m.


    BYU won't be playing Texas in the Round of 64 - they already played them this year, Lunardi is losing his touch.Well they played Oregon once this year too,but they are playing Oregon a #7 seed as a number 10 seed in the ncaa tournament,this should be a great game as BYU took Oregon to overtime in the preseason and lost by 4 at Oregon this game is not in Oregon its in Milwaukee a neutral floor.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    March 15, 2014 6:59 p.m.

    @AggieAndee - make us all laugh, and open keyboard, insert foot. BYU's SOS is 24th in the country. Just about every team that makes it to the NCAA tourney with 10+ losses - and there will be many of those - will have multiple super bad losses. How high up must a team climb to get out of your "weak" SOS rating?

    BTW, Utah State's SOS is 101st.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    March 15, 2014 12:38 p.m.

    The Cougs were barely a bubble team with him, without him they should be happy to get into the NIT.

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    March 15, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    One thing about this season overall, with the exception of a few elite teams, there is much more balance in the NCAA. I think many teams, BYU and Utah included, could compete with just about anybody. I think every team out there has had games they wish they could play over. The last few tournaments have shown that with Butler and Wichita State. This year's championship is out there for the taking by anyone. I watch lots of college b-ball and I know BYU would be competitive in just about any conference.

    I also saw Demarcus Harrison last night, especially on that one coast-to-coast play. I love Tyler Haws but he would not have averaged 23 points a game, nor would he have to with Harrison on the team. Our depth would have been off the charts.

  • AggieAndee Holladay, UT
    March 15, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    If the NCAA makes a mistake and extends the bid, BYU will be making its semi-annual "one and done" trip to the tournament.

    BYU had some super bad losses and a weak SOS this year so the only bid the Cougars really deserve is one from the CBI.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 15, 2014 10:29 a.m.

    Hope they make it. However their chances depends more on how many lower ranked teams make the tournament by winning automatic invites than the loss of Collinsworth, in my opinion. If you do not make the NCAA's, looking forward to a possible rematch in the NIT.

  • Stop The Nonsense El Paso, TX
    March 15, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    Starting 5:
    1. Carlino
    2. Winder
    3. Haws
    4. Austin
    5. Mika

    I still think we get bounced early in the tourney (maybe 0-1), but better to go to the NCAA tourney this year and lose immediately than take back-to-back trips to the NIT. It would send a message that BYU basketball is on the decline, and I'm not sure I want to admit that it just might be.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    March 15, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    Maybe having 2 players at 7"1' helped Gonzaga.

  • Utah Alum Orem, UT
    March 15, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    How will NCAA selection committee evaluate BYU without Collinsworth?

    NCAA invitation shouldn't be affected, but seeding might, although with an 11th or 12th seed likely, even with KC, not much should change re: BYU in the Big Dance.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    March 15, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    BYU is just as NCAA tourney worthy as probably 20 of the teams that will make it. With college-age kids, there are very few teams that have the skills and maturity to be consistently good week in and week out through the entire season. BYU certainly has room for improvement, but their accomplishments are good enough to make the field.

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    March 15, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    the one that got away. watching Clemson with Damarscus Harrison play Duke last night I wonder what if. he played for BYU as a freshman, decided to serve a mission, left school but couldn't go right away. In the mean time his scholarship was given to another who didn't work out and has since left the program. I remember I read BYU spent $100,000 recruiting DH, a top 100 high school player. He was going to return to BYU but they didn't have a scholarship so he decided to go to Clemson. I wish BYU had something in place to know a player will go for sure before his scholarship is used. That is a lot of money to spend and seems it was handled so carelessly.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 15, 2014 6:01 a.m.

    Whether it's the NCAA or the NIT, the Cougars chances of advancing has been severely limited by the injury to Collinswhorth. But however they do, it has been a fun season most of the time, even with their bad in conference losses on the road.

    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery to Kyle and a surprising run by the Cougars in wherever they end up in post season play.

    Go Cougars! Good luck to all the other Utah schools too!

  • Downtownchrisbrown ,
    March 15, 2014 12:13 a.m.

    BYU won't be playing Texas in the Round of 64 - they already played them this year, Lunardi is losing his touch

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    March 14, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    Why don't we just wait and see and avoid all the speculation?

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    March 14, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    Might be best to start Carlino at the point, he plays well when he looks to pass first, play D, shoot when really open and in the flow of the game. BYU was flat and tired to start the Championship game and Gonzaga looked confident and rested. Important to play to win, play to potential, let the W/L come from giving a great team effort.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    March 14, 2014 9:26 p.m.

    Love the Cougars, but... this team isn't NCAA tourney worthy. That performance against Gonzaga was a disgrace. Without Collinsworth, Carlino is in the line up and who knows when "huck up a shot" will strike. No offense from the mighty rebounder Austin, and who knows how emotions will trip up Mika. Skyler is inconsistent, and Winder might become a star with Haws. Not a tourney team. Lick your wounds and do better on the NIT.