BYU Basketball has won seven of their last eight games.
After BYU Basketball dropped their third game in a seven game span against Vanderbilt, it appeared that BYU was on their way to perhaps missing the NCAA Tournament. Afterall, at the time, St. Marys and San Francisco were both looking really good and even teams like Santa Clara were looking like potential upsets.
Fast forward eight games and the Cougars are 7-1 in that span with impressive wins at San Francisco, against St. Mary’s, and they haven’t dropped an unexpected game against the other non-Gonzaga foes.
The Cougars are once again looming around the AP Top 25 and being projected as a solid seven seed in the NCAA Tournament. Looking ahead on the schedule, the Cougars will be favored in all but perhaps two remaining games (at St. Mary’s and against Gonzaga).
If BYU is able to hold serve and win every other game, even losing those two games, the Cougars would roll into the WCC Tournament with a 24-6 record which includes a cancelled game against Portland.
Even crazier, is that they are doing all of this without amazing statistics or a single player that is dominating. Rather it is a mix of solid offense, good enough defense and a style of offense that allows any player to get hot at any moment.
I admit, I was very concerned after the Cougar’s loss to Vanderbilt that the Cougars simply didn’t have the depth or strength, particularly at the forward position, to be competitive every night. To me it appeared that the Cougars were on a one way ticket to the bubble. They have proved me wrong. The proved us all wrong.
March can’t come soon enough.