Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BYU routs the Bengals

Don't bring that weak sauce to the Marriott Center, Idaho State. You don't belong in our big boy gym.

You may be able to hang with the likes of the Runnin' Utes, but you'll never be in our league

BYU beat up on the out-classed and over-matched ISU Bengals yesterday in what turned out to be a very enjoyable game. Idaho State was feisty early, but once they figured our the game was longer than 10 minutes they were doomed.

I guess I shouldn't be too hard on ISU. They were playing in front of a crowd twice the size of Pocatello, so that had to be a strange experience for them. The loud noises probably disoriented them.

Jackson Emery was my personal Player of the Game yesterday. Not only did he score 19 points (including five big three pointers), but he added 7 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Just watching Emery play was making me tired. He has more hustle than a sleezy Wendover con-man. One minute he was double teaming the point guard, then he flashed across the court to defend a shooter then he raced back to steal a pass on the other end. He's fun to watch.

I was also encouraged by the play of Tyler Haws. He's a do-it-all kind of guy, and deserves a lot of minutes.

BYU is kind of in a tough situation, though, because we might (if possible) have a little too much depth. Because of Haws guys like Charles Abouo are sitting on the bench too much. Abouo needs more playing time, but then at whose expense?

I guess any way you slice it a good player is sitting out.

Anyway, great game last night Cougs.


Heath and Shareen said...

Finally some love for my boy Jackson! Since we are so deep, do you think Haws should have been redshirted? I'm excited for this season!!

Anonymous said...

"He has more hustle than a sleezy Wendover con-man." nice.