3 keys in the BYU Cougars' 75-73 win over the San Francisco Dons

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 10, 2018 11:04 p.m.

    I’ve been waiting all season for Seljas to bring something to the table. I haven’t seen it yet. Yeah he’ll get an occasional steal but he gets juked easily and ends up trailing his man to the basket. Offensively he’s lost confidence and it shows. Look at his stats. They just don’t justify the minutes he’s getting. Maybe that’s the best Rose has coming off the bench but in my opinion, not the best choice.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 10, 2018 10:41 p.m.


    Rose just recorded his 13th straight 20+ win season; only 4 coaches in the entire country currently have longer 20+ win streaks.

    I trust his judgment on playing Seljas over Dastrup.

  • Pro-Scout Modesto, CA
    Feb. 10, 2018 8:10 p.m.

    Wow! Each of the three starting guards were closing game Heroes, tonight. It's amazing, Jashire Hardnett, T. J. Haws, and that wonderful Elijah Bryant, who by the way still managed a double-double unto his credit. Kudos unto the entire Cougars' roster for the exciting and successful manner in achieving win #20.

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 7:03 p.m.

    AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:06 p.m.
    Sf Sos/Rpi rankings—


    And yet they put up more of a fight that 80k and his band of sissies did!

  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 7:01 p.m.

    idablu - It is easy to see why Rose is the coach and not you. There are positive aspects to Seljass's game that you aren't seeing, including spacing, steals and rebounds that he gets at important times. Although I am disappointed in his overall play, Dastrup does not have much more to offer. Dastrup is a defensive liability. Outside of starting the year hot, he hasn't been nearly as consistent on his 3's since and doesn't space the floor the same way Seljass does.

    By the way, Dastrup did play today. He had a turnover and provided no protection at the rim on a SF score. He was promptly removed due to his liabilities. Don't just get enamored by a few energy plays and actually watch the whole of his play and you might see what the coaches see.

  • DC Surfs Carlsbad, CA
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:37 p.m.

    I can't figure out how this team continues to tank down the stretch.

    What were they doing earlier in the year that they aren't doing now?

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:19 p.m.

    Give Haws credit for an amazing game. USF was scrappy all game. It was tough and tense. Comeback at end of regulation for a miraculous tie (thanks to Bryant) and then Haws took over the comeback in overtime.

    Moral: you can't overlook anybody - USF came to play.

  • DrMAN Orem, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:11 p.m.

    What a game! Against the Dons it should have never been that close, but they pulled it out in the end. Nicely done Cougs!

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:10 p.m.

    Nice win Cougars! Never give up!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 10, 2018 6:06 p.m.

    Sf Sos/Rpi rankings—


  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 5:40 p.m.

    Come on, the main key was when the San Francisco player missed two free throws when the Cougars were down 6 with just over 30 seconds to play. He hits one or two of those and SF is up by 3 scores and it totally changes everything.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 5:29 p.m.

    Gutsy comeback win for the Cougars!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 10, 2018 5:21 p.m.

    Haws has been playing great the last 3 or 4 games and definitely deserves the hero award this game. In fact he deserves WCC player of the week.

    Despite Bryant’s clutch 3 pointer to put it in overtime, this may have been his worst performance of the year. He led the team in turnovers in a game that had way too many turnovers.

    It was an amazing comeback but shouldn’t have been that close if the Cougars could just take care of the ball.

    I don’t understand the coach’s infatuation with Seljas. He gets a lot of minutes with nothing to show for it—no offensive output, subpar defense, and few rebounds. Dastrup has much more to offer, who is a threat inside and outside and usually provides a spark off the bench. Inexplicably, he didn’t even see the floor this game. I sometimes wonder, though, if he has more fun on the bench than he does on the floor.

  • cougarsrock Springville, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 5:03 p.m.

    What a miraculous win against a subpar team on your home court .... Rose has this team playing its worst basketball of the season right now .....

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 4:50 p.m.

    Quite a win. Maybe part of the game will make it on national TV highlights.

    Maybe this reinforces a new resolve with the team to win at the end. Or, maybe it's just a one time event where they barely beat a team with a losing conference record.