series in conference play. Let’s go.>>Live from Las Vegas, the west coast conference basketball tournament. This is your day-to-day sports play by play. Alongside jarom Jordan, I’m Spencer Linton. We are pleased to welcome in on the desert first credit union hotline, the always entertaining mark Durant. It is somber. Raining. Jarom has his black sweatshirt on.>>That means Brigham lost.>>Mark, help us feel better.>>I can’t help you feel better. I don’t think it is raining. I think it is cougar nation’s tears. I got to meet Spencer’s mother last night, a sweeter more wonderful woman I have not met. I have more respect for Spencer. I didn’t have much before, but now I do because what a great lady she was. I just enjoyed talking with her. Made me feel better after that game. Because I needed it. I was feeling down. It is always bad to lose, it is 100 times worse to lose on a last-second shot. BYU got it to go their way a couple of times this year. To have it happen in a conference tournament when your hopes are so high and you are thinking, maybe we can win it this year and it turns out it is just another early exit, it is hard to swallow for this team in particular and I’m feeling a little bit blue, but it is nice when you at least have an NCAA tournament bid to fall back on. A lot of years we don’t have that. So still a lot to look forward to, to give me hope and happiness.>>Mark, one, it is nice of you to say that about my mom. That is a highlight. Number two, we are trying to figure out why this happened? Why? What occurred for this BYU team to kind of lay an egg on offense?>>Well, they were sloppy, they were not as physical as they needed to be. It might have taken BYU offguard to realize how much more postseason play. St. Mary’s plays a different kind of basketball. When you are only scoring 50 points in a game, you are not used to playing those kind of teams. That can take you off your game. It reminds me when we used to play air force, it was a weird, ugly game. They milked the clock, every turnover is magnified and BYU had 50 of those. The other thing that might have taken BYU off what they like to do offensively, we gloss over the loss of Kolby Lee and while people debate on how big of an impact he has in the game, but what is interesting, you watch BYU’s offense, a lot of it the high post touch, Dalton Nixon, Kolby Lee, those two run it the best. They enter the offense by hitting the high post. Guards run off of that and Kolby or Dalton. It is like they are running the offense. Without Kolby on the floor, it took BYU out of their comfort to a degree on running that offense. So what you saw, especially when it gets tight is BYU just, guys saying, okay, I’m just going to do it myself. I’m going to put it on the floor, go get us a bucket. All season long we’ve seen BYU with big leads and the other team starts coming back, they get panicky, they get out of their offense trying to do things on their own. It has been a problem all year long. BYU recently has been able to withstand some of those meltdowns, but that saharan drought last night was awful and cost them the game. It has been a problem all year long and may continue to be a problem. Anyway, the point is, a lot of things can go wrong in tournament play. They played a weird team. They played hard. Credit St. Mary’s, I’m not here to list of excuses. My analysis of why the game went the way it did. Credit St. Mary’s for taking them out of what they like to do.>>BYU has been one of the best offenses in the country this season. The best three-point shooting team for the last several weeks, effective field goal percentage. That team didn’t show up. That is disappointing. We were talking about Jake Toolson and T.J. Haws don’t make a shot in the second half. Six total shots. How can BYU not get more than six made field goals in the second half, mark?>>Jarom, Spencer, I can’t hear you. Can you hear me.>>We can hear you. Can you hear us? Mark Durrant.>>We’ll see if we can get him back on the line.>>I think he doesn’t want to answer the question. He doesn’t know the answer. I can’t hear you.>>I can’t comprehend you. Are you back, mark?>>I talked for 10 minutes. Did you hear any of it?>>We heard all of it.>>I had an amazing question that you decided you didn’t want to answer. Aka the phone issue. No, just kidding. How does BYU just make four shots in the second half? That is a wild statistic?>>Oh, boy, I have no idea. That is so weird for this team. We talk about this best shooting team in this country, this high powered offense. St. Mary’s did a great job taking BYU out of what they like to do. It seemed like BYU went all in on yoeli Childs. They let us get yoeli the ball and let him do his thing. He has been so good lately. One of the things St. Mary’s did that was unique, he would get the ball, the double did not come immediately. When he put the ball on the floor to make a move, the double came. Usually when the double comes immediately, he is good at identify it and kicking to a three-point shooter. Yoeli wanting to take the team on his back and win the game for BYU and do it all himself and then the little wrinkle St. Mary’s did come in from different angles on different times on double frustrated him. He got shots blocked, which you rarely see from yoeli. Two or three straight possessions he got his shot blocked. It was just a strange circumstance. And, of course, you get the limited number of possessions against St. Mary’s. They get late in the clock every time. So you are not going to have many field goal attempts, period. That drought was epically bad for BYU and yet still they were in a great position to win that game. Yoeli’s jump hook goes long. That would have at least assured it in overtime. You are on your heels. You put yourself in a situation where you are going to give Jordan Ford a chance to beat you. If you give Jordan Ford a chance to beat you, nine out of 10 times, he will beat you. He is so good. It was amazing. Everybody in the whole universe knew Jordan Ford was going to shoot that and somehow he gets a wide-open 15-foot jumper. That is amazing what he can do. BYU, I thought, did not do a good job defensively in setting up for that play. Because like I said, everyone knew it was going to Jordan Ford. You have get the ball away from him, let anybody beat you but Jordan Ford and somehow he gets a wide open jumper. That was disappointing. Credit Jordan Ford. The guy is so good. If you let yourself in a situation where he is going to have a shot, you are probably going to go home sad.>>Mark Durrant with us, BYU analyst. How can they use this as a catalyst for something positive and when do they start to make that transition meantly, mark?>>I think it was a nice wakeup call, if you will. I don’t like to learn lessons by losing, but BYU had been on a nice streak there. I think they need to realize postseason play is a different animal. Referees tend to put the whistles in the pocket for the most part. Teams are much more physical. You will see length. If you thought St. Mary’s was physical and had length you ain’t seen nothing yet, wait until the tournament. I think BYU has to raise their level of play and not expected to be bailed out on fouls and go to the free-throw line and not sucked into games where they go away from the offense that has been so good to them all year long in sharing the ball. Seven assists last night. A paltry number. You can’t let teams take you out of the offense you want to do. With that said, you’ve had pretty good success against good teams, tournament quality teams. You are a good three-point shooting team which goes a long way in the tournament. I think BYU went away from the three-point shot, which is their bread and butter, last night, and relied too much on yoeli inside. Anyway, the point is you’ve got great things ahead of you. This St. Mary’s game could be a minor blip on your radar screen in 20 years when you think back on this season. Now is the time that makes the difference. Now is the time you can be one of the great teams and make a run in the tournament and people will be talking about you in 20 years. This is the opportunity. Yes, it was disappointing last night. It makes me sick to lose a game like that, but you put that behind you. This is the time you played all season long. This is the tournament. You get ready to go and be expecting tough, tough games and have that mentality and go out and get after it. And if you can have success in the tournament, nobody cares about losing this game to St. Mary’s. So get that mindset moving forward. Don’t think about this. Just think about what lies ahead. This is the — this is what you work for all year long, not to play St. Mary’s, but to get in the NCAA tournament. This is where history can be made.>>Mark, great to talk to you man. I do feel a little bit better, so mission accomplished, my friend.>>Well, I’m happy to assuage a few of the dolddroms from cougar nation. The next couple of weeks is going to be a blast.>>See you down the road soon.>>All right, my friend, see you.