BYU earns road sweep with come-from-behind win at Loyola Marymount, 70-62

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  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:52 p.m.

    @ JohnInSLC - Cottonwood Heights, UT

    Again, your challenge with distinctions is quite apparent.
    Utah fans posting on BYU articles outnumber BYU fans posting on Utah articles by a factor of
    20 to 1.

    Obsession is not healthy for anything.
    Except Pizza!

    Seek Help.

  • Trigotan Kennewick, WA
    Feb. 18, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    @AZUte- Ute fans are always bragging about beating BYU in football. Out of 64 “Power-5” teams in the country, exactly ONE considers it an accomplishment to beat a mid-major. You’re supposed to beat BYU, every year, by a lot. You have major recruiting and financial advantages. How long since you’ve beat a “Power 5” team that would even be considered mid-tier, like UW or WSU? You couldn’t even make it competitive against the 4th/5th best team in the Big 10. Your claim to fame is taking 8 years to win the worst “Power 5” division in the history of college football. How many “Power 5” divisions didn’t even win a single bowl game? How many “Power 5” divisions had an overall losing record? How many “Power 5” divisions had a team lose to Oregon State? Keep bragging about beating BYU, because nobody outside your fan base has any respect for you or your “Power 5” status.

  • blue n gold Redmond, WA
    Feb. 18, 2019 12:56 p.m.

    Azute1

    “...when’s the last time BYU won a Tourney game, where it really counts?”

    Strawman alert!!!

    - Utah hasn’t beaten BYU since 2015.

    - Utah has lost 13 of the last 17 to BYU, most by double digits, including 2017-18 and 2018-19.

    - Utah is ranked waay behind BYU.

    Kenpom
    #73 BYU, #114 Utah

    NCAA NET
    #76 BYU, #101 Utah

    BYU will be playing in either the NCAA or NIT

    Utah will be lucky to get a CIT invitation

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 18, 2019 12:24 p.m.

    Rockwell - Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 a.m.
    Azute1

    “BTW, when’s the last time byu won a Tourney game, where it really counts?”

    The last time Utah made the NCAA, the Poeltl led Utes were utterly destroyed by Gonzaga.

    Fortunately for U, the 4th in state Utes won’t even make the NIT this season.

    ——-

    Straw-man alert! Straw-man alert!

    Nice try.

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 18, 2019 12:22 p.m.

    “Azute,
    Yes, 2nd rate would correct but just not in basketball.”

    Huh? In English please.

    Go Utes!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    “Why wouldn't I be?
    I'm a BYU fan...

    You and other Ute fans are not and yet ya'll feel compelled to continually knock BYU down a peg or two.

    I'm sorry you cannot see the distinction.”

    Pluto:

    Oh, I see it. You think BYU-P fans have a right to continually knock Utah down a peg or two, but Utah fans must not respond in kind.

    Got it!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 a.m.

    Azute1

    “BTW, when’s the last time byu won a Tourney game, where it really counts?”

    The last time Utah made the NCAA, the Poeltl led Utes were utterly destroyed by Gonzaga.

    Fortunately for U, the 4th in state Utes won’t even make the NIT this season.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 p.m.

    Azute,
    Yes, 2nd rate would correct but just not in basketball.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 17, 2019 8:28 p.m.

    “So utah bball is a second rate sport now? Oh how the average have fallen even lower...”

    Nice try @ obsfucation....EVERY school’s team in sports other than King Football is 2nd tier, including byu’s.....In your interpretation—Second rate, period.

    BTW, when’s the last time byu won a Tourney game, where it really counts? Crickets.....Talk about the already low sinking into oblivion.

    Go Utes!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Feb. 17, 2019 7:36 p.m.

    "No amount of celebrating on the 2nd tier sports"

    So utah bball is a second rate sport now? Oh how the average have fallen even lower...

    Daily laugh acheived!

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 17, 2019 6:28 p.m.

    And 22 people " liked" Bluecoug's false post.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 17, 2019 5:47 p.m.

    @Marked it down-"BlueCoug may have read that score wrong, but this score is absolutely right:

    BYU 74, Utah 59"

    That's exciting stuff when you can beat a team ranked #113. What I got absolutely right is that Byu beat the 135th, now 139th ranked team in the country.

    What did Bluecoug get right? Absolutely nothing.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 17, 2019 5:14 p.m.

    “BYU dominated Utah once again by double digits for the 10th time in the last 17 games.”

    Bwhahahahaha

    No amount of celebrating on the 2nd tier sports will compensate for losing to us every.....single.....year in King Football!

    8 straight & counting.

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 17, 2019 5:10 p.m.

    “Tough night for AZUTE - getting pwned in these comments and then having to watch the Utes suffer the same fate to ASU. Ouch.”

    Bwhahahahaha

    You’re still reeling from me absolutely schooling you on that other thread.....Hilarious.

    12 responses to me.....It’s like pulling the strings of a puppet.....I own you people—LOL

    All it takes to get you people off track is to just simply hit “SUBMIT” & you byu fans go absolutely berserk.....You can’t resist me, you can’t ignore me—Yikes!

    Now get to work on the next rounds of responses—LOL

    Go Utes!

  • Captain Ahab American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 4:55 p.m.

    @BlueCoug

    "LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58, the same team that it took a miracle 3 for U to beat by a single point, 93-91."

    Wow! Is this the kind of "Fake News" we can expect from Cougarville? Since the real score was actually 82-58 in favor of UCLA, does that fact change your opinion of mighty LMU?

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 3:27 p.m.

    Francisco - American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 12:53 p.m.
    Re: BlueCoug

    "LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58"

    BlueCoug may have read that score wrong, but this score is absolutely right:

    BYU 74, Utah 59

    BYU dominated Utah once again by double digits for the 10th time in the last 17 games.

  • CoHawk Littleton, CO
    Feb. 17, 2019 2:26 p.m.

    I give credit to BYU coaches for figuring out a way to use their athletic players .... ie Baxter at the top of the key. Other teams will adjust and then Rose will have to adjust to that ...... good win but still not confident in this staff and it’s ability to when big games. We shall see!

  • Escondido Kid Escondido, CA
    Feb. 17, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    The Cougar Men’s Basketball team is finding every week someone who has the “right stuff” to pull the team into victory. Whether its Yoeli, TJ, Nick, Jashire, or Gavin they all shine at different times pulling their teammates on to play better. The sum is truly greater than the parts. Coach Rose has been the catalyst to inspire the synergy that we’re seeing on this team. Anything is possible when they face the Zags again. They have beat them before on their home court. Why not do a repeat? Go Cougs!!!

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 2:20 p.m.

    Current State of the State per KenPom
    #42 USU (20-6) - NCAA bubble, tied for 2nd in MWC
    #74 BYU (18-10) - NIT, SF game will decide WCC 2nd place
    #102 UVU (17-8) - 3rd in WAC
    #114 Utah (14-11) - tied for 3rd in PAC 12, likely tied for 4th after Wed loss to Wash
    #180 WSU (16-10) - 3rd in Big Sky
    #285 SUU (12-12) - 6th in Big Sky

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 2:17 p.m.

    “LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58, the same team that it took a miracle 3 for U to beat by a single point, 93-92”

    bluecoog:

    As THEREALND hinted, you got that score backwards. So, care to try a new spin on how great LMU is?

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    Feb. 17, 2019 1:48 p.m.

    Hey I wonder if AZUTE is aware that a former SDSU (and lowly MWC) player ripped Utes for 24 points in ASU's 11 point victory over the mighty Utes!!

    Don't know where Utes will end up, but fairly certain it won't be in 2nd place in the massively weak PAC-10 this year.

  • Francisco American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    Re: BlueCoug

    "LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58"

    Or did they? Might want to get your facts straight BlueCoug.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 12:48 p.m.

    I'll take the win but am still scratching my head as to why they w as it until the last 5 minutes to start playing.
    Too many mental breakdowns to go very far in any tournament. Play with intensity and smarts then the Cougs could go far.

    Playing in the WCC is still better than playing in a declining, has been conference like the pac. The WCC owns the pac on the hardwoods

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 12:32 p.m.

    @AZUte

    What is your deal?
    You're on every single article regarding BYU.
    Seek Help.

  • water rocket , 00
    Feb. 17, 2019 11:44 a.m.

    Azute was out there ragging on BYU all by himself while so many Ute, Aggie and BYU fans gave BYU credit for coming from behind to win. BYU actually had a great week in sports. Their women's gymnastics team had one of their best performances of the season in a loss to Boise State. Their women's basketball team beat a ranked Gonzaga team on their floor. The men's volleyball team won two matches against two very tough teams. Their baseball team won. And then the men's basketball team won two road games in difficult fashion by actually playing tough defense.

    One comment here said he still isn't sold on Emery, and I would have to agree. I would like to see Harding get more playing time to help him continue to develop, but Emery does bring a toughness on defense.

  • blue & white , 00
    Feb. 17, 2019 9:46 a.m.

    Nice win and great finish. I had doubts with all the turnovers. Keep it up, go Cougs!

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 9:25 a.m.

    AZUTE1

    Give BYU credit for a nice win. That's the classy thing to do. Agreed that BYU is not a great basketball team this year, but they are 15 points better than either Utah or USU.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Feb. 17, 2019 8:09 a.m.

    Great week for BYU putting together 6 great victories encompassing two come from behind road wins for men's basketball, two very close road wins for women's basketball, including knocking off one of the best teams in college hoops and two wins for men's volleyball, one over USC!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Feb. 17, 2019 8:08 a.m.

    So another road sweep, including a tough place to win at SD, beat St. Mary's, 2nd place, playing defense, and is on pace to have a first round bye? What's happened to this team?! Way to go men!

  • deseret pete Springville, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    Good day for cougs --- Men basketball won -- Girls BB beat # 13 Gonzaga for 2nd time -- mens volleyball beat USC - Mens Baseball won series with Northwestern -- Womens Softball won - Good Day For Cougs.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    Excuse mw, a really bad ASU team. They did squeak out a win against an even worse Arizona team.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Feb. 17, 2019 7:26 a.m.

    @azute, they may, but it's better shuffling out of your home arena with your pockets emptied after losing to a really crummy AZ team.

  • bemorefair , 00
    Feb. 17, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    Tough night for AZUTE - getting pwned in these comments and then having to watch the Utes suffer the same fate to ASU. Ouch.

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 16, 2019 11:21 p.m.

    @Blue Coug - "LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58, the same team that it took a miracle 3 for U to beat by a single point, 93-92."

    If you are happy with the win, I am happy for you.

    But you might want to double check that LMU vs UCLA score!

    NCAA dreamin.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 16, 2019 11:01 p.m.

    Azute1is just jealous that the Utes have reached their highwater mark with that miracle 3 at UCLA last week to climb into 2nd in the conference.

    After beating an Arizona team that is fading fast, the Utes have begun their own free fall.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 10:44 p.m.

    Aggjegrad,
    Well you were close. Ute men just got destroyed by the sun devils in slc and it will get worse as they visit the Washington schools.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 10:42 p.m.

    Azute is just bitter because he's trying to figure out a way of asking mom and dad for more allowance to pay for the increase in Ute football games.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 10:37 p.m.

    Rose coaches another win! Good job Coach. Adjusting to zone defense with Baxter up front was brilliant for a transition game, and it played well with defensive strength.

    I'm still not keen on Nick. Poor numbers overall, but he seems to add grittiness to the D?

  • Eastern CO Coug Elizabeth, CO
    Feb. 16, 2019 10:04 p.m.

    Congrats to the team. They overcame a terrible shooting and higher turnover night at least from several of their stars. Baxter 6 of 6. Pretty darn good. And guess I was too hard on Seljaas the other night. He really made a difference. But credit to the defense again!

  • BlueHusky Saratoga Springs, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 9:48 p.m.

    Nice to see BYU improve so much with the turnover they had. Baxter is going to be a beast. And they've learned the defense can keep you in a game when your shots aren't falling.

  • BYU Gamer Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 8:14 p.m.

    Great job Cougars. It makes a difference when Baxter goes off like that slam in the second half. Gritty team play is all you can ask for from these guys. Let’s take it to San Francisco now.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 7:57 p.m.

    THEREALND - Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:26 p.m.
    “Wow! BYU just beat #135! NCAA Dreamin!”

    LMU destroyed UCLA 82-58, the same team that it took a miracle 3 for U to beat by a single point, 93-92.

  • Bobby joe SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 7:03 p.m.

    The game changed when Gavin Baxter was at the top in the zone defense. Two consecutive turnovers were caused and LMU never recovered after that. And the defense the past few games did a great job down the stretch.

  • Escondido Kid Escondido, CA
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:55 p.m.

    AZUTE1: Utah men’s basketball team only wishes they had as good a season as the Cougars. I enjoy watching the Cougs clobber the Utes in basketball. Probably a harbinger of the football team this next season when Zac Wilson starts lighting up the scoreboard for BYU. I admit though Utah’s “Red Rock” women’s gymnastic team is very impressive.

  • TrueBlue Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:50 p.m.

    AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 16, 2019 5:59 p.m.
    “Will they be throwing yet another airport celebration/downtown parade, where strangers will be hugging each other?”

    Jealous much!

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 p.m.

    Congratulations Cougs on 🧹 sweeping the Southern California schools - SD, LMU and Pepperdine - on the road for the first time!

    💙 🤙 🏀

  • THEREALND Mishawaka, IN
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:26 p.m.

    Wow! BYU just beat #135! NCAA Dreamin!

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    Tough game.

    The WCC has six teams capable of winning the PAC12 if they were in that conference and the Cougs played like champions.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2019 6:02 p.m.

    Congratulations, Cougars!!

    AZUte--- Thanks for your cheering for an LMU beat-down. Your credibility/bias is showing. (And it isn't that good, just between us.) Good luck against ASU; you'll need it.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 16, 2019 5:59 p.m.

    Will they be throwing yet another airport celebration/downtown parade, where strangers will be hugging each other?

    LOL

    Go Utes!

  • AggieGradCougarDad SPRINGBORO, OH
    Feb. 16, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    Impressive week for both BYU mens and womens teams. The Utes, Aggies, Cougar men and Cougar women all finishing the regular season on high notes.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 16, 2019 5:51 p.m.

    Very impressive grit and determination. In the closing minutes BYU showed they are capable of clutch shooting and suffocating defense.
    Way to finish, Cougs