1 The obvious: This SMC team is possibly the worse Bennett team in a decade. They have one ligit scorer, Logan Johnson. They have been brick layers all season long, their top 3 players shoot a paltry 25% from 3. Their Center would be equivalent to our Lee. They only reason they are a 500 team is Bennett, the master at slowing games down and mucking out a win.
2 I was pretty unhappy with our start, wrong players jacking up shots. Haarms and Harward took turns missing 2 foot layups. Do coaches not require squats anymore? Harward continues to foul, fumble more then he contributes. Haarms did record nearly a perfect 2nd half and really got a rhythm with Averette on pic and rolls. But how much is it Haarms and how much SMC and the fact that Bennett gasses his players out and never uses much bench?
not a fan of how we start games and the fact that in all BYU’s losses, we muddle around, let teams get big leads before we wake up.
3 KNELL was a killer out there. Just how do you scout BYU when the last 4 games we have had 4 different high scorers?
4 Why is it that Lohner can be all world one game and then go pretty much scoreless? O fouls, played the most minutes, 34, and shoots a total of 3 shots all night. If I were to criticize Pope, on last night, it would be-Feed the beast!. He needs more plays called his way.
5 George hitting 3s and beast mode on rebounds and put backs. He really could be something next year. Lohner has a NBA frame and getting glimpes his potential, strictly talking offense here. His D is already there. George on the other hand could also get to the Pro level, gonne be fun next year, real fun.
6 Haarms blocking 5, altering at least that many more, just killed anything SMC tried to do. Kuhse goes 3-13 for the night just on Haarms in his head.
7 what this game does for BYU’s seeding has more to do with other teams losing in that 5-8 group then BYU getting a bump. 3 teams, Wisc, Tenn and Miss all lost, opens the door a tad for BYU to get ranked in the AP. OK lost as well but OSU will blow on by BYU. Happy Duke lost, hope they don’t make the Dance and face BYU, that would not be good.