When you’re a fan of a team that’s just won 14 straight games, any loss is problematic. Still, there are far worse fates for your team than losing on the road to a fellow Top 25 club.
Cougar fans over at SB Nation’s BYU blog Vanquish The Foe understand this, which is why they’re not terribly concerned about yesterday’s loss. Instead, they’re looking forward to getting New Mexico in their own building later in the season.
Overall, this wasn’t a shabby loss (if that makes any sense). New Mexico is a very good team. More than likely they’ll finish the conference season ranked, with over 25 wins and likely a high seeding come tournament time. The good news for Cougar fans is you’ll get a chance to see the Lobos come to the Marriott Center on February 27th. And on that day may Jackson Emery rain three’s and then look into Dairese Gary’s eyes and say, “I am Jack’s smirking revenge.” Mark your calendars peeps.