BYU basketball announces 2018–19 conference schedule

The West Coast Conference announced the 2018–19 men’s basketball conference schedule on Wednesday, complete with the scheduling changes made in May 2018. After reports said Gonzaga’s basketball program was considering switching to the Mountain West Conference, the WCC Presidents’ Council approved a change to the scheduling. This change was made as a part of the Conference’s […]

Dastrup announces transfer from BYU basketball to Oregon State

Former BYU basketball forward Payton Dastrup has decided to transfer to Oregon State University, Dastrup announced on Instagram Monday night. He announced he would transfer from BYU in May. Dastrup, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mesa, Arizona, played for the Cougars for two years. He has two years of eligibility remaining. With much consideration, and pondering, […]

Payton Dastrup to transfer from BYU basketball

BYU basketball announced Thursday that forward Payton Dastrup will transfer from the program. Dastrup, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mesa, Arizona, played for the Cougars for two years. He has two years of eligibility remaining. “We are grateful to Payton for the time he spent here at BYU,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “He is a […]

BYU men’s basketball announces home-and-home series with former MWC opponent

BYU men’s basketball has agreed to a home-and-home game series with former Mountain West Coast opponent San Diego State, the teams announced Tuesday afternoon. The teams will first meet at San Diego State in Viejas Arena on Dec. 22, 2018. In 2019, San Diego State will travel to the Marriott Center for the second game in […]

Bryant announces end to BYU career to pursue professional basketball dreams

BYU basketball guard Elijah Bryant is leaving BYU to pursue his professional basketball dreams, Bryant announced on his vlog Wednesday. “As a little kid, it was always my dream to play in the NBA,” Bryant said in a YouTube video. “And now is my opportunity to fulfill that dream. I am honored to say that […]

Cougar baller scores with fitness and lifestyle vlog

When Elijah Bryant isn’t sinking shots on the BYU basketball court, he is creating content for his next vlog with his wife, Jenelle. “The main reason we started our YouTube channel was to create memories,” Jenelle says. “It’s fun for us to watch the videos, and we also want our future kids to be able […]

BYU basketball hits reset button for WCC Tournament

Preseason games are through. Conference games are over. Now basketball teams around the country push the reset button as they make a final run for inclusion in the 68-team NCAA Tournament. BYU’s basketball team is no different. As the Cougars head down to Las Vegas ranked No. 3 in the West Coast Conference Tournament, they […]

Gonzaga’s offensive prowess too much for BYU basketball

BYU basketball came out battling for one last regular-season win Saturday night. Unfortunately, BYU couldn’t put together two halfs to make that fight count. Gonzaga, the now crowned regular-season West Coast Conference champions, took down BYU 79–65 in a sold out Marriott Center. “We competed with them in stretches, but they had several guys step […]

BYU basketball is ‘due to have some big nights’

BYU basketball is a good 3-point shooting team — at least that’s what the scouting report would have told teams at the beginning of the season. But currently the stats aren’t backing up that statement. The 3-point shot, which has been BYU guards’ best friend throughout the Rose era, has sometimes proven to be more […]

Weekend sports roundup: BYU’s basketball teams fight in overtime

If you were as busy as the Cougars and Wolverines were this weekend, chances are you didn’t get to watch all of the games. Here’s a quick recap of how it all went down. Bryant’s last-minute shot catapults BYU into overtime win against San Francisco With only a few minutes left in the game, BYU […]

Four Cougars score in double digits in win over Santa Clara

BYU basketball used every member of its team to beat Santa Clara 80–58 in the Marriott Center Thursday night. After struggling to get points from the bench last week, nine of BYU’s players scored for the Cougars. Four Cougars scored in double digits: Yoeli Childs (20), TJ Haws (14), Elijah Bryant (14),  and Dalton Nixon (12). “I […]

BYU basketball channeling confidence in comeback week

One loss always hurts a team, but back-to-back losses inevitably cut deeper. Last week, BYU basketball suffered two losses: one to then-No.12/14 Gonzaga and the other to Loyola Marymount, a team that was sitting at the bottom of the West Coast Conference. A 15 percent shooting night in Spokane, Washington against conference foe Gonzaga may have […]

UV To Do: February 2018

We heart Utah Valley. During the month of love, there are plenty of events on the schedule to fill your hearts and your calendar. Take note on these Utah Valley events in February. Events Fire and Ice When: Feb. 23 Where: The Shops at Riverwoods Cost: FREE Site: Provo City Library Valentine’s Ball When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 […]

Weekend sports roundup: BYU and UVU men’s basketball teams win at home

If you were as busy as the Cougars and Wolverines were this weekend, chances are you didn’t get to watch all of the games. Here’s a quick recap of how it all went down. UVU men’s basketball beats Grand Canyon after slow start UVU men’s basketball clawed itself out of a 12-point deficit to beat […]

Utah-Tube: Cosmo and Cougarettes recreate viral dance with Ayo and Teo

BYU just wanted to “rolly, rolly, rolley with a dab of (BYU basketball)” in the Marriott Center Saturday night. Reigniting the viral fire lit by Cosmo the Cougar and the BYU Cougarettes’ BYU football performance, the BYU entertainers recreated their performance — but this time the original artists of the song joined them. “Back at […]

Second half surge earns BYU basketball win over Pacific

BYU basketball stumbled through the first half then returned with an offensive vengeance in the second half to secure a 80–65 win over Pacific Saturday night in the Marriott Center. “It was a battle all the way to the end,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “It’s going to look like a 15-point game on the […]

BYU basketball survives aggressive Loyola Marymount defense

BYU basketball started out hot, but cooled off in its 82–67 win over Loyola Marymount Thursday night in the Marriott Center. In the first half, it was raining threes. Then in the second half, it was raining fouls — or at least the refs were dishing out the foul calls. But when teams are playing […]

Dave Rose must expect the unexpected with BYU basketball roster each year

It could be called the coach’s shuffle. Each season, BYU coach Dave Rose comes into a season with a full roster, which includes 13 scholarship players and two non-scholarship players. Then the season happens and like magic his players disappear. But after 12 years as the head basketball coach at BYU and more than 20 […]

Bryant and Childs carry Cougars past Pepperdine in bounce-back win

After a series of close-call games, BYU got a break with a solid 20-point win over Pepperdine Thursday night. BYU bounced back from Saturday’s loss to beat Pepperdine 83-63 in the Marriott Center. While nine of BYU’s 10 players scored, BYU junior Elijah Bryant and BYU sophomore Yoeli Childs carried the majority of the Cougars’ […]

BYU basketball resetting mindset after lose

For a team that won nine-straight games, eight leading into conference play, BYU has slipped. In the first two weeks of conference, the Cougars have split the week with one win and one loss. After the loss to Pacific, BYU (13-4, 2-2 WCC) is tied at the middle of the West Coast Conference rankings along with […]

BYU basketball steadily improving, ready to bounce back from loss

BYU basketball was on a nine-game winning streak until Saint Mary’s showed up in Provo on Saturday. Despite leading the majority of the game, the Cougars lost 74–64 to the Gaels in overtime. The loss was disappointing, but BYU coach Dave Rose said the game “gives us a good benchmark of where we are.” Last season, the […]