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Post by PilotNut on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:14 pm

Pilots to Take on BYU in WCC Semifinals Monday Night

On the Web:
Video Highlights of WCC Quarterfinals Victory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syf4Yi4cSjg
WCC Quarterfinals Postgame Interviews (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WATNtPAVMcY


Portland Pilots (17-14, 7-11) vs. BYU Cougars (24-8, 13-5)

Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.

Venue: Orleans Arena
TV: ESPN2
Radio: Sports 910 (KMTT)

POR vs. BYU Series
Overall Series: 1-12
Home: 1-5
Road: 0-7
Last 5/10: 1-4/1-9
Last: BYU 82, POR 69 (2/25/15 at POR)

PILOTS AT THE WCC TOURNAMENT
• Portland is 11-25 all-time at the WCC Championships and 4-5 in Las Vegas.
• Head coach Eric Reveno is 5-8, previously advancing to the semifinals in 2009 and 2010.
• Portland’s lone WCC Tournament Championship came in 1996.
• Visit WCCSports.com for all tournament information.

ABOUT BYU
• The Cougars (24-8, 11-5 WCC) are on a seven-game win streak after senior G Tyler Haws buried a pull-up jumper with 2.5 seconds left for a 74-72 win over Santa Clara in the WCC quarterfinals on Saturday.
• BYU previously knocked off the Pilots in Portland and then snapped Gonzaga’s 41-game home winning streak with a 73-70 win over the Bulldogs to close the regular season.
• Haws, BYU’s all-time leading scorer, finished with 30 against the Broncos and ranks third nationally in points per game (22.2).
• Junior G Kyle Collinsworth has set an NCAA single-season record with five triple-doubles this season
• Head coach Dave Rose is in his ninth season and has a 246-83 record.
• BYU swept the regular season series with the Pilots. The Cougars had a big first half in a 97-88 home victory and then overcame an eight-point halftime deficit for an 82-69 win in Portland on Feb. 26.
• Last year the team’s split the season series with the Pilots pulling out a thrilling 114-110 triple overtime win at the Chiles Center.

WCC TOURNEY TIDBITS
• Portland’s win over Saint Mary’s was the first over the Gaels in WCC Tournament history (1-4).
• The Pilots are making their fifth appearance in the WCC semifinals, three of which have come during head coach Eric Reveno’s tenure (2009, 2010).
• Portland’s other two semifinals came under coach Rob Chavez in 1995 and 1996, both against Gonzaga.
• The Pilots won the 1996 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history (1959).

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by Dean Murdoch on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:21 pm

Loving the coverage from Jason Quick at the Oregonian this week! Nice preview of tomorrow's game here...

http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2015/03/portland_pilots_find_themselve.html


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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Pre-game gathering in the arena concourse at 7PM.

Go Pilots!

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Post by PilotNut on Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:28 pm

I've been impressed with all aspects of the UP venture to Vegas... Obviously Rev had the team ready, with some changes to the practice routine/preparations.  Additionally, the O coverage has been great, the Alumni and Development folks have put on great events (I love the pre game on the concourse and tonight's non game day gathering), the band and dance team are great per usual, and the fan turnout has been good.

I will add this in this thread, too:  UP Alumni and Friends gathering tonight (Sunday) at 7 pm at McMullans Irish pub, across the side street, west of the Orleans.  Come and raise a glass and share some complimentary "heavy appetizers" with fellow Pilots!

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Post by MesaPilot1 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:49 pm

Keep promoting, I may just fly up for the day if I can get a buddy pass from my gal pal flight attendant friend here at Mesa/Gateway ....

Either that or turn down the ESPN announcers and listen to good ol Pdx station ....complete with delay...ha,ha...the things will do to listen to our "homer" announcers... Rolling Eyes

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:34 pm

PilotNut wrote:I've been impressed with all aspects of the UP venture to Vegas... Obviously Rev had the team ready, with some changes to the practice routine/preparations.  Additionally, the O coverage has been great, the Alumni and Development folks have put on great events (I love the pre game on the concourse and tonight's non game day gathering), the band and dance team are great per usual, and the fan turnout has been good.

I will add this in this thread, too:  UP Alumni and Friends gathering tonight (Sunday) at 7 pm at McMullans Irish pub, across the side street, west of the Orleans.  Come and raise a glass and share some complimentary "heavy appetizers" with fellow Pilots!

The 'U' is really stepping up with events for fans this year. Much appreciated. Extra inventive to not miss the Vegas trip next year. 'Course, it's lots more fun when the team does well, too.

We talked about it all year, but not being in the bottom four really was a big deal. Thanks to SCU for making that happen.

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by Dean Murdoch on Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:57 am

GAME DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:50 am

GO PILOTS! We can really go all out defending their guards, and try to shut down the 3-point shooting. But then we need to control Colinsworth on the boards. BYU had way too many offensive rebounds last time we played them.

LET'S DO IT!

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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:03 am

More from Jason Quick. This time a feature on Jason Todd, who will be starting again tonight. I say stick Todd on Colinsworth. He's big enough and strong enough to do the job.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2015/03/for_portland_pilots_freshman_j.html

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Post by PilotNut on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:57 am

LET'S GO PILOTS!!!

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by blacksheep on Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:33 pm

Portland played the Cougers tough for stretches in both games this year, including leading at half at home. It's time to see if this team can play a full 40 minutes with BYU. If we do, I think we can win.

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Post by blacksheep on Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:36 pm

MesaPilot1 wrote:Keep promoting, I may just fly up for the day if I can get a buddy pass from my gal pal flight attendant friend here at Mesa/Gateway ....

Either that or turn down the ESPN announcers and listen to good ol Pdx station ....complete with delay...ha,ha...the things will do to listen to our "homer" announcers... Rolling Eyes

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There has never been a better cheering section in Vegas than when the Knutsons showed up! Maybe you could get the whole family to come.

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Post by PilotNut on Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:49 pm

blacksheep wrote:There has never been a better cheering section in Vegas than when the Knutsons showed up!  Maybe you could get the whole family to come.  

This is the absolute truth! I miss the Knutson family in the arena. And in the casino. And....

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:44 pm

It can happen....

Today in women's basketball, #5 BYU upset #1 GU and #6 USF upset #2 USD.

The Las Vegas odds favoring BYU over UP tonight have gone up; it's now BYU by 9 with a u/o of 152.

(GU is favored by 13.5 over PU).

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Post by Dean Murdoch on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:28 pm

What can you do but tip your cap to BYU?

I hope they make the tournament. I think they will regardless of how they do tomorrow.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:48 pm

If they shoot like that tomorrow they will beat the dogs again.

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by jumpstop on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:04 pm

MesaPilot1 wrote: Either that or turn down the ESPN announcers and listen to good ol Pdx station ....complete with delay...ha,ha...the things will do to listen to our "homer" announcers... Rolling Eyes MesaPilot1
I'm a fan of ESPN's Beth Mowins, and I know they need to keep the ESPN audience interested when the score got out of hand, but wow they didn't really mention the pilots from the time Collinsworth got close to his triple double.  Taylor scored 12 of his points in the final 8 minutes.  You would think the announcers could interrupt their conversation at least once to mention Taylor's name.  Maybe I'll go with the delay next time too.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:36 pm

Watching the game up close, it was obvious BYU is a much better TEAM than they were just 6 weeks ago....eveyone contibutes!

How the WCC coaches did not select Collinsworth as the league MVP is beyond me....and to think that just a year ago he blew-out his knee at the Orleans.

As usual, some of complaining and sense of entitlement displayed by a few BYU fans (including one 40 something guy who threatened one of the 75 year-old ushers and was carted off by police) put a damper on what should have been a night of celebration for the BYU faithful.

A number of UP players were pretty nicked-up by thd end of the game, especially Alec and Bryce. The reason D'Marques only played a minute, and was not on the bench in the second half, was because of a stomach ailment.

The Pilots will return home tomorrow, and after few days off, will begin practicing for a CIT game....probably in the Chiles Center on St. Patrick's Day.

Yikes, it was pointed out to me that this is my 5000th post on PN....I gotta get a life.



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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:36 am

DoubleDipper wrote:

Yikes, it was pointed out to me that this is my 5000th post on PN....I gotta get a life.


Rolling Eyes lightweight.

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Re: WCC Tourney: Pilots vs. BYU

Post by up7587 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:40 am

DoubleDipper wrote:The Las Vegas odds favoring BYU over UP tonight have gone up; it's now BYU by 9 with a u/o of 152.

(GU is favored by 13.5 over PU).
At half time, I thought the under was a sure winner. Good 2nd half effort.

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