Takeaways from the Portland game:
BYU was up 30 with 8 minutes left in the game and he re-inserts Childs??? and leaves Baxter sitting???
After a minute or two, he puts Baxter in and then Colby Lee. I swear, Rose just wants to screw with everyone’s heads.
Now for the real Nitty-Gritty: Baxter was scouted hard and did not get the open looks, which I suspected would happen, but he did block that kid into the 10th row. And he got plenty of rebs that no one else was going to get. Going 2-3 and 5 points along with 7 rebs is what BYU needs. Meanwhile; Worthington gets his 2 fouls in the first minute…….
Childs is getting much better at the pass out after double teams. And the supporting cast of Cannon, Emery and Seljaas, all played solid ball. Emery especially because he and Haws compliment each other’s game like they have to 10 years now.
Emery gets his first start and BYU just seems to have the right 5 guys on the floor now (along with Baxter). Harding coming in off the bench also feels better for him.
Too bad for Hardnett reinjuring that hand. We really need him.
Not one Pilot got to double digits, our defense was very good.
I can’t say enough about how much better this team plays with Baxter and Emery starting. Guys can go to the hoop or shoot with confidence that Baxt will be there to clean up. Childs feels like he does not have to do as much and we are just getting better possessions.
not too worried about Pacific, then its the game that the entire season is riding on…@ SD. right now Vegas hass BYU as a 39% win. I have this game circled.