Portland State had 28 offensive boards! 28!It’s a good thing they
were lousy shooters because they had second chance shots just about every trip
down the floor.I would really like to see BYU take a lesson from PSU
where everyone attacks the boards on both ends of the court.Haws
finally found his range but the rest of the team are really lousy 3 point
shooters, even with wide open shots. That is a HUGE problem playing in the WCC.
Rose needs to quit giving EVERYONE free license to shoot 3’s or focus more
on a finesse type of game. If your offense revolves around
3’s, and you’re a poor 3-pt shooting team, you’re in for an
ugly season. To be competitive this year in conference plaY, Rose and BYU must
find other ways to score,... like crashing the boards and creating more 2nd
BYU isn't holding up their end of the bargain on scheduling, and no, there
is nothing impressive about beating Utah. In the WCC they are 4th
from the bottom in SOS. 6 teams, although not hard to do, had a stronger
nonconference schedule in a conference that is ranked 7th.
@THEREALND - Mishawaka, INDec. 13, 2018 4:56 a.m."BYU has
the 274th toughest SOS, and just beat the 233rd ranked team in the country.
Gonzaga is not impressed."We spanked Utah. I don't think
that was very impressive either. But a win is a win.
"The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that
is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward."So, a #59 BPI isn't hard to achieve if you play weaker opponents.
It's merely a predictor of how you will do against the teams remaining on
BYU’s (#59 BPI) SOS will improve as they play #129 UNLV, #29 Miss St, and
#70 SDSU in their last three non-WCC games.
"Playing fewer league games will allow teams such as Gonzaga, Saint
Mary’s and BYU to play two more higher-rated opponents in their
non-conference schedule."BYU has the 274th toughest SOS, and
just beat the 233rd ranked team in the country. Gonzaga is not impressed.
If we turned the ball over more because of a larger lineup , we wouldn't
have given up so many points off offensive rebounds. Did not like small ball
against them. But BYU is much better than Portland and we still got a nice
victory. Always better to play your game and impose your team on them with
I watched the game and without Haws and Childs, BYU would have been spanked. I
don't know what the problem is, but the rebounding was poor, the shooting
was poor (even with hide open shots). In the first half PSU was so quick that
it made most of BYU's players look like they were playing in molasses. It
looked like just about everybody was rushing their shots. Oh, and Haws may need
to practice his dunk shots more (hahaha). All in all, BYU was able to respond
every time PSU made a run, so that was good. I did like the defense on BooBoo
Haws and Seljaas have surprised in stepping up their game lately. The insertion
of Harding and tonight of Bergeson is also surprising as Coach Rose has seemed
to be more in tune to who is actually producing in the games. Worthington is
also playing better as he comes off the bench. So congratulations to the team
on the win and to the Coach on better coaching. Love to see the progress