BYU women's basketball: Cougars will meet top seed UConn in Sweet 16 Saturday

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  • Objectified Tooele, UT
    March 27, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    @ Chris B:

    Instead of sending a congratulatory comment on making Women's NCAA Tournament history by being only the 3rd #12 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 (which would've been classy, especially coming from you), you instead try to make a controversy by concentrating on a one-sentence quote by one player after the game. That comes across as seeming quite a negative), something no one would ever expect from you when it entails BYU sports.

    Is it possible the banter could be dropped and the expectation bar raised? Most people feel better after following such a course.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 26, 2014 6:43 p.m.

    Proud of my years attending BYU. Changed my life, and made me a better person.

    Going to be a tough game--Go Cougs!!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    March 26, 2014 5:19 p.m.

    "Why not this team? Every player needs to have a positive outlook on what could happen."

    Players have the outlook they need to win. Fans, realistic fans, know that no matter how much optimism you have, you can see your team is clearly not nearly on the same level as the opponent, in this case, UConn. The players know in their hearts the challenge they face and know this is their last game. Players may have the faith they need to win, but fans have the knowledge to know that some serious intervention needs to happen to give BYU even a chance at putting a scare into UConn.

    "What an honor to play the best team in the country in the Sweet 16, and to play the best women's program ever." Great quote Y dad!

  • Alex T Murray, UT
    March 26, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    It is apparent that Chris B probably has never played sports.

    Nothing wrong with that! Being a spectator is great!

    But it is just clear that he has no idea what an "athlete" would do in this situation. When faced with the question like she was asked, she stepped up and said what she believed. What any member of any team should believe. That their team is the best. Good for her for believing. Your comments are completely biased because of the school this girl affiliates with. Don't get smart and say that you would not agree with her comments if it was the other way around.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2014 2:43 p.m.


    What was she supposed to say? Say to what? You act as if someone asked her "Can you beat anyone in the country?" to which she replied "Yes we can beat anyone in the country"

    It didn't play out like that. Much like byu players and fans do, she took it upon herself to say in the interview they could beat anyone.

    What should she have said? "We face a tough game against a good UConn team"

    That wasn't that difficult now was it.

    Again, I answered your question. Now, answer mine. What was she supposed to say to what? Was there a question she had to reply to?

  • Samwise Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 26, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    Chris B, what was she supposed to say? "Yeah we will lose to UConn for sure"? Also, I agree with her saying that. No, I don't think they will win, but I like the attitude. A lot better than just consigning themselves to defeat before the game has even started. And, although it is about as unlikely as the Ute football team winning the Pac 12 next year (hint: nearly statistically impossible), it is still technically possible that the BYU women will win this game. With all of that said, I predict a huge UConn win, as they have been doing to every team they have played all season. And with that said, Go Cougars!

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    March 26, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    I remember watching a USA hockey team go to the 1980 winter Olympics. They were given less of a chance than the Lady Cougs. They won the gold medal.

    Anything can happen.

    That's why the game is played.

    Go Cougs!

  • Utah, We want our money back PAC Country, CA
    March 26, 2014 10:45 a.m.

    I think she was talking about the ute men's team.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 26, 2014 10:15 a.m.

    Chris B-- I'm glad she said that. How far would any athletic team get if they didn't fully believe they were capable of winning against any other team? I don't see it as arrogant or delusional-- I see it as being a competitor. Despite the odds, that's the right kind of attitude for a college athlete. We should all be hoping women's ball will become more competitive across the board. Go Coug's!

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    March 26, 2014 10:14 a.m.

    Any given've heard it said. Why not this team? Every player needs to have a positive outlook on what could happen. But clearly, one poster always nit picks on something just to get under the skin.

    No one thought Tyson would ever get beat in his prime, but he did. How about the miracle on ice? It can happen...not likely, but it can happen.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 26, 2014 12:37 a.m.

    I don't like the idea the result is a foregone conclusion. If that were the case, why not donate all the travel budgets to charity and hand out trophies last week? No matter the odds, you still play the game. No team should be encouraged to think they don't have a chance. These ladies have played really well and deserve the support and belief in them. Love to see them prove to be David and knock UCONN right between the eyes.

  • Northwest Coug Pasco, WA
    March 25, 2014 11:47 p.m.

    Great job, ladies. Way to represent!

    It's true the Cougs have no chance against UConn. But those two upsets in the tourney were sweet. A successful season regardless.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 25, 2014 9:35 p.m.

    What an honor to play the best team in the country in the Sweet 16, and to play the best women's program ever.

    No need to write the cougars off now. They are playing Goliath, we can sing the praises of the Huskies afterward. Now is the time for hope, for belief in things that you just can't see, but you hope could come true.


  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    March 25, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    Hey BYU Women. Play your best against the UConn Huskies. Then enjoy watching them win the NCAA championship. Go Huskies.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    March 25, 2014 8:11 p.m.

    If BYU can keep it within 40 points, that is a victory unto itself. For BYU to win, it would be the greatest upset in basketball history.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    March 25, 2014 8:10 p.m.

    I lied. Few of UConn's wins have been teen (10-20 point) wins. Most are 20-60 points wins.

    Block 20 shots then maybe there is a chance to be in that teen category.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    March 25, 2014 8:03 p.m.

    BYU's run has been incredible, but they got a tough bracket as far as the 1 seed goes. UConn will be the national champs this year. Very, very few of their games have they only won by single digits. It's fun to celebrate BYU's high point right now, but BYU will have a respectable loss if they only lose by 20. They've been crushing some of their ranked opponents by 30-40 points, and everyone in the tourney so far.

    A 20 point loss will be a respectable loss. Hopefully they won't lose by much more than that. This BYU team is really good, so a loss in the teens wouldn't surprise me, but doubtful.

    Just glad we have almost a week to enjoy this Sweet 16 run!