USU came back strong after getting down by 11. Their freshman, Worster, is going to be special
We were up 8 when Averette shoved the Fr Worster. From that moment on, USU chipped away. Averette had 3 costly turnovers, 2 late in the game and Pope finally had to insert Johnson to stop the hemorrhaging. He is by far our weakest starter, by a mile. Can’t trust what he is going to do with the ball
Barcello has got to demand the ball in tight games otherwise BYU just wastes possessions.
We tried at least 6 lobs down low after pic and rolls that got Queta isoed on a guard. got maybe 1 basket, the rest were turnovers. Lohner is a turnover machine with the ball. Got blocked at the rim 3 times when he should just trust the force and explode. Rooooookie But Lohner hit 3 big 3s and was 2nd highest scorer in the game, He also shut Bean down as did George.
To have a lineup of Barcello, Harding, Lohner, Haarms and Johnson at the end of the tied game says a lot about where we are as a team. I believe last game we had Barcellp, BA, Lohner, George, Harding lineup in the St Johns game.
I think Haarms completely stymied Queta the final 3 minutes of the game. And USU bricked two wide open 3s. Harding’s 3 from the corner kind of iced the game for BYU. But Barcello is the king of this team .Lee needs more minutes, he is our best big scorer
Johnson is playing like he wants more minutes, Knell did not play (injury?)
USU was 2-14 from long range and 35% shooting on the night, at home…Loss ever time.
I have to say that BYU is 4th or 5th place in the WCC at this time. BA has a lot to do with our struggles.