BYU edges UTEP, 83-77

There are 20 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 9, 2010, titled BYU edges UTEP, 83-77. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The UTEP basketball team came up short Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in its renewal of a rivalry with former Western Athletic Conference foe BYU.

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JRMaynard3

El Paso, TX

#1 Jan 9, 2010
Again, talent doesn't always win ballgames. Execution and good defense does. BYU was playing without their best player and we still couldn't find a way to beat them. C'mon guys!!! Streetball is NOT the answer! Quit getting beat inside and follow your shots! One and done down the court each trip isn't going to cut it. All teams have to do to beat UTEP this year is double-team Caracter, stick someone quick on Culpepper and play Haskins-style ball.

Since: Oct 09

El Paso, Texas

#2 Jan 9, 2010
Talk about being out coach again. Out smarted. You can have all the talent in the world... If you don't have execution, good defense, and a great game plan... Very sad we should of won this game....
MWC Fan

Midvale, UT

#3 Jan 9, 2010
The miners had a great game tonight, and should contend for the CUSA title. Good luck the rest of the season. But in the end they fell short against a better team. This BYU team is scary good when firing on all cylinders, and they can go 11 men deep without losing an edge in anything on the court. Hopefully Fredette can get well soon. If he does in time for the field of 65, look for this cougar team in the Sweet 16. It felt good tonight to rekindle an old WAC rivalry...and win too!
Granpa

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Jan 10, 2010
If I hear one more time how tallented this team is I'm going to pull my last hair out! Enough with the pedigreed thoroughbreds! We need a couple of plow mules too! These guys have no fire in them.
They'll be lucky if they draw six thousand a game the rest of the season.
_Arrrrrrr

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Jan 10, 2010
Well now the Miners are 10 and 4 thats means there half way there 4 more loses and they'll make the CBI again.
As for the Lobos, they are over rated but will fall out of the rankings this week.
Tomas

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Jan 10, 2010
Once again, the whiners proved that UTEP SUCKS! Even against a bunch of whitebread Mormons. I guess white men really CAN jump. Oh wait, am I allowed to say that? Sure I can, Harry Reid can say things like that and nobody says anything, so I guess its ok if I do it, too.
Granpa

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jan 10, 2010
Don't expect the Miners to finish better than fourth in C-USA. Good enough for an NIT bid, maybe.

“Ferndawg1962”

Since: Feb 08

El Paso, Texas

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Tomas wrote:
Once again, the whiners proved that UTEP SUCKS! Even against a bunch of whitebread Mormons. I guess white men really CAN jump. Oh wait, am I allowed to say that? Sure I can, Harry Reid can say things like that and nobody says anything, so I guess its ok if I do it, too.
You are such an uneducated troll!!!!
Tomas

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Jan 10, 2010
Once again, when you don't have a legitimate argument; the truly UNEDUCATED people resort to name-calling. What a sad commentary for all whiner fans. The fact remains, UTEP SUCKS!
MINER in NB

New Braunfels, TX

#10 Jan 10, 2010
Tomas wrote:
Once again, the whiners proved that UTEP SUCKS! Even against a bunch of whitebread Mormons. I guess white men really CAN jump. Oh wait, am I allowed to say that? Sure I can, Harry Reid can say things like that and nobody says anything, so I guess its ok if I do it, too.
Who are you man? All the way up in NY and ripping on UTEP. We don't even know who your team is, only that you are anti UTEP for whatever reason. Also, you ARE allowed to say whatever it is that you said but just know it says a whole lot more about you than it does anyone else. Get a life.
MINER in NB

New Braunfels, TX

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Granpa wrote:
If I hear one more time how tallented this team is I'm going to pull my last hair out! Enough with the pedigreed thoroughbreds! We need a couple of plow mules too! These guys have no fire in them.
They'll be lucky if they draw six thousand a game the rest of the season.
I agree with you Granpa. Other than Caracter, who is at times making stupid decisions of his own, we have no 'plow mules'. Obviously, individual talent alone will get a team no where. And lack of fire equates to lack of desire and without the intense desire, UTEP is destined to under perform. It has been a consistent theme with Barbee's teams.11
MINER in NB

New Braunfels, TX

#12 Jan 10, 2010
MWC Fan wrote:
The miners had a great game tonight, and should contend for the CUSA title. Good luck the rest of the season. But in the end they fell short against a better team. This BYU team is scary good when firing on all cylinders, and they can go 11 men deep without losing an edge in anything on the court. Hopefully Fredette can get well soon. If he does in time for the field of 65, look for this cougar team in the Sweet 16. It felt good tonight to rekindle an old WAC rivalry...and win too!
We actually didn't have that good of a game tonight but you are correct in that we SHOULD contend for the C-USA title. Congrats on the success your Cougs are having this year. I never liked BYU when we shared the same conference but since the split I've always enjoyed seeing them fare well. Good luck the rest of the way. I hope to see them in the Sweet 16 and perhaps beyond.

“Ferndawg1962”

Since: Feb 08

El Paso, Texas

#13 Jan 10, 2010
Tomas wrote:
Once again, when you don't have a legitimate argument; the truly UNEDUCATED people resort to name-calling. What a sad commentary for all whiner fans. The fact remains, UTEP SUCKS!
Take a look in the mirror Tomas and tell us what you see. A troll that rips UTEP with no substance. Before you accuse us of name calling, read your trolling posts.
Tomas

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Jan 10, 2010
Name-calling and FACTS are two different issues. No one insulted you, but the FACT is UTEP SUCKS!
If having to realize that FACT upsets you, too bad, but we all have to deal with unpleasantries in life. You have to deal with the FACT that UTEP SUCKS, and that those who complain about their pitiful playing ability are indeed whiners. You also have to deal with me, which you are ill-equipped to do.
MINER in NB

New Braunfels, TX

#15 Jan 10, 2010
Tomas wrote:
Name-calling and FACTS are two different issues. No one insulted you, but the FACT is UTEP SUCKS!
If having to realize that FACT upsets you, too bad, but we all have to deal with unpleasantries in life. You have to deal with the FACT that UTEP SUCKS, and that those who complain about their pitiful playing ability are indeed whiners. You also have to deal with me, which you are ill-equipped to do.
Who is your team Tomas? You're probably the kind of guy who has never followed any team thru their ups and downs. You are probably a bandwagon kind of guy and jump on with whoever happens to be hot at the time. Come clean so that fair is fair. Who is YOUR team? Your refusal to answer the question will just prove my point.
nm native

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jan 10, 2010
MWC Fan wrote:
The miners had a great game tonight, and should contend for the CUSA title. Good luck the rest of the season. But in the end they fell short against a better team. This BYU team is scary good when firing on all cylinders, and they can go 11 men deep without losing an edge in anything on the court. Hopefully Fredette can get well soon. If he does in time for the field of 65, look for this cougar team in the Sweet 16. It felt good tonight to rekindle an old WAC rivalry...and win too!
To Bad Your Stuper Duper MWC great team cannot beat Utah State,,,,,

hahahahahahahahahahah,,,,,,,,, ,

Since: Dec 09

Koyang, Korea

#17 Jan 11, 2010
I'll be honest....I expected more ...like maybe a couple of W's in the last 3 games.

I won't say a word about the talent.
I won't say a word about the coach.
I won't say a word about opportunities.

I will say - A fire needs to be lit....and it needs to be fueled for the remainder of the season if not we succumb to mediocracy yet once again. We need to be more tenacious, focussed....Our strategy needs to be interchangeable. If the long shot ain't working drive, drive , drive.....follow through....saturate the offense. C'mon gents this isn't rocket science here.

“Ferndawg1962”

Since: Feb 08

El Paso, Texas

#18 Jan 11, 2010
Tomas wrote:
Name-calling and FACTS are two different issues. No one insulted you, but the FACT is UTEP SUCKS!
If having to realize that FACT upsets you, too bad, but we all have to deal with unpleasantries in life. You have to deal with the FACT that UTEP SUCKS, and that those who complain about their pitiful playing ability are indeed whiners. You also have to deal with me, which you are ill-equipped to do.
You are truly dillusional!!!
MADASHELL

El Paso, TX

#19 Jan 11, 2010
It's the coaching, stupid!!!!
Apparently Barbee didn't learn anything from his coachency, Haskins!
I just wonder how coach Haskins would use these current players, were he still coaching!
Tomas

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 Jan 11, 2010
If I was dillusional, I would expect the whiners to win every game just by simply stepping onto the court. But since UTEP SUCKS, that is never going to be a problem. When the whiners do away with their prima donna attitude and thug mentality, they might someday become a decent team, but that's the type of thing that myths are made of. So, the fact remains, UTEP SUCKS!

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