Just where does BYU sit. Pomeroy has finally put them in the top 20, lagging behind ESPN and the matrix all the way.
ESPN BPI 27th
T rank 23
If you believe those numbers, BYU should be a lock for a 6 seed.
BYU is grown at a team and many say that BYU is close to last year’s caliber. In some areas, WE are way ahead of last year’s team but personally Childs, Toolson and TJ trump Barcellos, Haarms, Lohner and Averette. We are certainly deeper in the middle but that team last year had 7 guys that could hit a three while this year, we have 2.
Pope has changed the lineup throughout the season and that spells death for most teams, but not Pope, he has that much talent. If Averette gets over matched, he can use feisty Johnson or Kneel or even go to George. Lohner is now a star, whereas; early he could not defend or make a 3. After going 1-15 from long range, Lohner is now 3rd on the team’s 3 point %. Gotta work on those dunks hahahaha.
Watched the end of the Utah-Oregon game, BYU would walk all over either team, they just don’t defend. To finish out the season, BYU should play SF and SMC at home. he need tough games, it makes sense. but to play in a tourney in Vegas does not make sense for Gonzaga or BYU (unless we drop a game this next week) because of covid. That is a real discussion.