BYU put up one of the program’s worst performances in recent memory as they got steamrolled by San Diego 80-57 in the WCC tournament quarterfinals.
BYU went down 13-0 early, were down by as many as 44 points and never threatened as they were dominated in every aspect. After beating San Diego in both of the season’s prior meetings — including a 14-point win last Saturday — BYU didn’t look like any semblance of that team that swept the Torreros.
Where does BYU go from here? A NIT bid is in serious jeopardy, and there’s no guarantee BYU would accept a CBI or CIT invitation. Dave Rose has 19 wins this season, so that could be a factor into whether or not BYU accepts an invite to the CBI or CIT.
Whatever the case, it will be interesting offseason to see where BYU goes from here. BYU is in the midst of the program’s second longest NCAA tourney drought since the 1970’s and will have some decisions to make. Dave Rose is probably the most decorated coach in BYU history, so it is difficult seeing BYU firing him. However, we could see a case where he is encouraged to retire so BYU can usher in a new era.
In the meantime, we’ll start the countdown to August 29 when BYU welcomes Utah to Lavell Edwards stadium.