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BYU basketball fighting discouragement as conference play closes

Following BYU’s loss to Saint Mary’s on Saturday, BYU freshman TJ Haws called the game “frustrating.” Now BYU coach Dave Rose is worried about discouragement. “The game the other night didn’t turn out the way [...]

‘Frustrating’ loss to Saint Mary’s won’t damper Cougars effort

BYU freshman TJ Haws described Saturday night’s loss perfectly: “frustrating.” “I feel like we are better than we showed tonight,” Haws said. “I think this team is going to stick together and I think we [...]

The return of Nick Emery: Cougars redeem themselves with win over San Diego

BYU fans found an old friend in the Marriott Center on Thursday night — a high-scoring Nick Emery. Emery led the Cougars with 26 points in BYU’s 82–70 win over San Diego and found his hot shooting hand from his freshman season in [...]

Cougars need to find identity, confidence in final weeks of conference play

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose says there are three essential tasks the Cougars need to accomplish in the final weeks of regular season play: find a team identity, gain confidence and become more consistent. With two weeks left in conference [...]

7 Valentine’s Day cards for the BYU sport fan

BYU sport fans are giving fellow fans a reason to chuckle this Valentine’s Day. Here are seven Valentine’s Day cards fans and athletes created for your holiday entertainment: From Jonny Linehan, BYU football punter:   Here’s [...]

Cougars hope to break away game curse in back-to-back road games

The Marriott Center has been good to the BYU basketball team in the 2016-17 season — other arenas have not. But the BYU basketball team is ready to break the road game curse.  Thus far this season, the Cougars (17–8, 8–4) have only [...]

BYU basketball’s L.J. Rose undergoing right knee surgery

BYU basketball’s lone remaining senior, L.J. Rose, will undergo surgery on his right knee Friday. “L.J.’s dealing with a sore knee,” said BYU coach Dave Rose following practice on Tuesday. “He’s had it for [...]

Why BYU fans shouldn’t be too disappointed in the loss to No. 1 Gonzaga

  It wasn’t the result Cougar fans hoped for when they filled the Marriott Center to capacity Thursday night, but it wasn’t a complete disappointment. BYU’s basketball team lost 85–75 to No. 1 Gonzaga. It was the first [...]

5 major recruits BYU landed on national signing day and 5 that got away

BYU did not make a huge splash on national signing day on Wednesday in terms of reeling in a slew of highly rated recruits. The Cougars brought in a 2017 class mostly composed of players who committed early and flew under the radar. Major recruiting [...]

BYU ROC camping outside Marriott Center to fulfill 6th-man role against Gonzaga

Student athletes sacrifice a lot. They spend countless hours training and traveling for games. However, the players aren’t the only ones that make sacrifices — the fans do, too. At least, the BYU ROC (BYU’s student section [...]

Cougars hope competitive practices are enough to push them past No. 1 Gonzaga

The odds are stacked against the Cougars in their Thursday night matchup against No. 1 Gonzaga. As the top ranked team in the country, the Bulldogs (22-0, 10-0) are easily striding past their opponents with a 23.8 point average scoring margin. “There [...]

Rising stars from BYU’s 2017 national signing day class

Versatility is the defining characteristic for BYU’s latest crop of new players. The Cougars brought in many players on 2017 National Signing Day who can play at multiple positions on both offense and defense. BYU announced 24 high school [...]

BYU basketball’s costly mid-season dilemma: A rotating roster

BYU basketball knows the woes of an inconsistent roster. From year to year, the BYU coaches have players leaving on and returning from two-year missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the 2016–17 basketball season [...]

Find the 6 differences: Kalani Sitake in the BYU student section

The young Cougar basketball team is quickly gaining fan support with its up-and-down style of play. Can you find the six differences in this photo of BYU cheering fans? See the original (A) and the doctored photo (B). Answers below.  A. Original [...]

BYU’s Mika and Purcell sweep WCC Player of the Week awards

BYU men’s and women’s basketball players swept the West Coast Conference Player of the Week awards this past week. The WCC named BYU sophomore Eric Mika the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season. [...]

Broadhead technical ignites fire to push exhausted BYU women’s basketball to win over Pacific

Less than 24 hours before their Saturday afternoon game the BYU women’s basketball team pulled into Provo after traveling to California and beating Pepperdine. Their plane was delayed two and a half hours and the Cougars had to spend [...]

Aggressive play leads to dominant bounce-back victory for BYU over Pepperdine

BYU bounced back from a disappointing conference loss last week with a offensive dominant 99–70 win over Pepperdine in the Marriott Center Thursday night. “We definitely do a good job of sticking together as a team, both coaches and players,” [...]

Resilient BYU Cougars ready to bounce back following loss

It’s no secret the BYU men’s basketball team isn’t perfect. Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Cougars hold a 13–6 overall record and a 4–2 record in the West Coast Conference, enough to keep them in third place [...]

Mika’s second half dominance secures BYU win over San Francisco

When Eric Mika is on fire, BYU is on fire. It’s a simple equation. BYU rode Mika’s career-high 31 points to defeat San Francisco 85–75 at the Marriott Center on Thursday night. “I think I was able to finish some shots that maybe [...]

Old, new and unusual await Cougars in matchup against San Francisco

It’s a mix of the old, the new and the unusual for BYU’s matchup against San Francisco on Thursday night at the Marriott Center. What’s old is the Dons prowess as a 3-point shooting team. What’s new is the leadership [...]