25 January 2011

San Diego State at BYU, tonight

I'll let ESPN's Pat Forde do the talking.
[San Diego State head coach] Steve Fisher says it's the Game of the Year in the Mountain West Conference. But that's an understatement.

It's the biggest game in MWC history. But that's an understatement, too.

Here's the proper statement: The San Diego State-BYU matchup Wednesday night in Provo, pitting the No. 4 team in the polls against No. 9, is the biggest game in many years for every team that resides outside the power six conferences.

Near as The Minutes can figure, this is the first top-10 matchup of conference opponents from outside the big six leagues in seven years.

Well then. The mood on Cougarboard.com seems to be pretty confident; most people there have picked BYU to win fairly handily. And with Jimmer playing for BYU, who can blame them? Not sure how you stop someone who can shoot from 35 feet out and get past you if you try and play up.

Should be a fun one to watch. Tune into CBS College Sports at 8:00 p.m. Mountain tomorrow to witness the fireworks.

24 January 2011

More Jimmer

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

This kid has range.

Plus, he's got a shot of passing Danny Ainge to become BYU's all-time leading career scorer.

According to this Cougarboard.com poster, it's pretty much in the bag, assuming there isn't a major collapse, like Jimmer simply not scoring like he has been or BYU losing in the first round of the MWC tournament and/or the NCAA.

He's a special talent. Get to the Marriott Center and watch him in person if you can. It'll be something to tell the grandkids.

12 January 2011


Video Courtesy of KSL.com

47 points. 16-28 from the field, 6-9 from deep, 9-9 at the line.

What more can you say?