Every year in the MWC we'd get soft fouls. We'd get used to it.
Every year in the tourney those fouls weren't (often) given. I remember Plaisted, Wesley (you name it) looking at the refs expectantly while the other team ran the other way.
Yes our guys are getting mugged, your observation is astute - although I think that may just b more style of the league than BYU-specific.
Playing through the physical style will help BYU in the tourney, if we can make it in with players who can still walk.