Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday: one game preview plus links

It's showdown time in Provo as Utah State enters the lair of the Cougars tonight. BYU is 19-8 overall, 9-4 in West Coast Conference play (that would look so much better if still in the Mountain West Conference) and 12-2 at home. Wasn't Cougar freshman guard Cory Calvert once a USU commit?

BYU athletics game previews as does Timothy R. Olsen and Kyle Goon.


Garrett Tucker tweeted: "New Mexico State has a nice high-upside commit in 2013 God's Academy (TX) PF Pascal Siakam. Super athletic and extremely long"

It looks like his brother James plays basketball at Vanderbilt.

Also just saw this from Tucker: "Also worth noting Pascal Siatam is expected to take a prep year to get acclimated to the US" -- don't know if the different spelling of the last name in this tweet is an error or correct.


Irv Moss salutes the Denver Pioneers.


Louisiana Tech is now #5 on Matt Norlander's Mid-Major Power Pyramid. The words attached to the ranking are "Bulldogs are this year's Utah State, pretty much."

Further down, it's: "Why it's here: Why not? La. Tech has more than earned it after two more road games, two more victories and a 14-0 WAC record. It's the best streak/start in league play in school history. The Bulldogs have officially reached the point where we'll feel sorry for them if they can't keep it together and peel off enough wins to warrant an at-large, should they not win the WAC tourney title.
Something you should know: Most wins in a season in Louisiana Tech history? The '84-85 team with Karl Malone went 29-3, making the Sweet 16 in the process. This team would eclipse that mark if it won out to the WAC title game. And there is no Malone on this team.
Jerry Palm says: No. 13 in the Midwest, as of early Monday morning" 


Joseph Fullbright/Aggie Nation Blog writes about the top five teams in the WAC and the games remaining on the respective schedules.


Tom Kirkland/KSL print and video interviews USU's Danny Berger.

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