Just the FAX - Olympus Cove, UtahFeb. 12, 2019 6:43 a.m.chanman“BYU still has no wins against NCAA tournament bound teams and no
wins against good teams.”Does Utah?——First, chanman is a byu-p fan.To your
question, ASU likely gets into the Tourney & we have a legitimate chance of
sweeping them this Saturday....ASU has Ws over KU/Miss St/UW to their
credit—They’re a bubble-team @ worst & are currently the
PAC-12’s 2nd best team.p.s. How did byu-p fare against that
same Miss St squad?Crickets.
chanman“BYU still has no wins against NCAA tournament bound
teams and no wins against good teams.”Does Utah?
Winning is good. Lest anyone think BYU has suddenly turned some kind of
basketball corner, keep in mind that the last three wins were against the three
worst teams in the WCC. BYU still has no wins against NCAA tournament bound
teams and no wins against good teams. They do have three wins against fair
teams like themselves--Utah, Utah State and St. Marys. BYU's losses to
NCAA tournament teams have all been blowouts from start to finish. If getting
to the NIT is a major accomplishment for BYU and all BYU wants, then I'm
okay with that. I know Mr. Holmoe says everything is right on track so I guess
that's where we are!
Anything is possible, but I don’t have any expectations about being able
to hang with Gonzaga in the Kennel this year.The Zags will likely be
a #1 seed in the Big Dance this year.
I just wish they could STARTwi5h intensity. If they have to wait and let it
build, the game will be lost before get it together. They did that against
Utah. Anyone see Gonzaga v St. Marys? We start like we did Saturday and we
will be down by 20 and no one is going to catch Gonzaga after that. Duke
couldn't do it.
@JohninSLCAppears that Bear Bryant coined that phrase about defense
A few wins in a row does amazing things for the perception of the team. I hope
it bodes well for the rest of the league games. I fear for the away games that
aren't against the Portland's of the world. All teams look good
against Portland. We will see ....
@RikkiI know. Sometimes it seems like Connor Harding is MORE than
one person.Reminds me of Taysom and Jimmer.🤗
It was a tough physical game. I loved the intensity the BYU players brought and
kept battling the entire way against a team that just wouldn't let down
either. Great job not letting the bad calls get into their heads. Nice work
isn't Conner Harding one person.
Would be nice if SOME BYU players would give their opponents a little more
credit.Pacific played very well and the outcome was not determined
until the waning minutes.Nice game Pacific. And BYU.
“Who said offense fills the seats but defense wins
championships?”All the coaches that won championships.
BYU Gamer“We have a big advantage when we play at home and
should play Attack in the MAC.”True, even though it
hasn’t been called the MAC in years.
I agree with @water rocket's assessments. Yoeli was double and triple
teamed at times and BYU was patient and handled it, but you got the feeling that
if the Cougars were going to break out of a close game they needed to play more
on attack, especially at home. This game had a feel of a road game. We have a
big advantage when we play at home and should play Attack in the MAC.
Mao Zedong said that the best defense is a good offense. It is a phrase that is
often used by coaches and military leaders around the world. Who said offense
fills the seats but defense wins championships?
It shouldn't have been a "Dog Fight" last night. Would someone
take the ball away from Childs when he is not hitting the 3 point shoot. Thank
goodness the team is seeing other players step up and make points when Childs is
off on his game. Harding and Conners did a very good job of keeping BYU in the
game. Maybe Pacific did throw them off their game a little, but, still
spreading the ball around more at the very first would have taken the air out of
the Pacific team. As usual the Refs did a terrible job at calling fouls. But
since they represent the style of play of the very top of the WCC which is rough
play on the court and letting fouls go, especially slanting calls in their
favor... I'm sure when it comes to the WCC Tournament, the so called Kings
of the WCC will have place sufficient Aces on their side to insure that they are
once again crowned Kings of the WCC. In the Portland game, their was very good
ball movement in the BYU team. The team was not standing around. Probably the
best game BYU has played this year. The team got the ball to the open shooter
and many players made points making the scoring evenly spread across the board.
BYU are you listening? T.I.J.
Yoeli's game was sub par for Yoeli, He was horrible from the free throw
line, and from distance, but boy can he ever get the job done down low. Teams
are double and triple teaming him and he still makes shots. I do wish the
entire team played more on attack and passed the ball inside, rather that
perimeter passing, but I give BYU credit for a tough, gritty defensive game.