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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BYU finishes run of in-state dominance by beating Utah

BYU basketball put an end to BYU fan’s misery by pulling off a long-awaited win against Utah Saturday night. BYU beat Utah 77–65 in a noisy Marriott Center, complete with safety first signs and hard hats. That feels good. Now the Cougars have completed a three-week run of in-state rivalry games — in which the […]

BYU bests UVU in game that was polar opposite of last year’s Crosstown Clash

It was a cruel twist of fate for UVU and sweet piece of revenge for BYU at the UCCU Center Wednesday night. BYU men’s basketball (5–2) team bested UVU 85–58 in a game of opposites to last year’s UCCU Crosstown Clash. Besides the obvious difference — that the Cougars won this year — the roles […]

Sharpshooting Mavericks dish BYU basketball first loss of the season

Redemption is a dish best served hot, but BYU basketball forgot to bring the matches to Saturday night’s game in the Marriott Center. And it turns out redemption wasn’t on the menu. UT Arlington (2–0) served up a fast-paced offense, forcing turnovers and burned BYU with 54.1 percent shooting from the field, 60 percent from […]

BYU basketball: Moving on without Nick Emery

Nick Emery is out — and BYU basketball is looking to who is up next. The BYU junior announced in a press release Friday night that he had withdrawn from BYU for the semester and would no longer be playing for BYU basketball during the 2017–18 season. “I have decided to withdraw from BYU today,” […]

Bryant shines in BYU basketball season-opener, but poised Cougars win as a team

Poise and patience led the BYU basketball team to perform how they practice in the season-opener against Mississippi Valley State. It’s those fundamentals the Cougars can credit for topping the Delta Devils 91–61 and starting off the season 1–0. “You always want to get that first win,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “It’s important […]

BYU uses full eligible roster in dominant win over Colorado College

BYU basketball easily dominated Colorado College in its 95–35 win Wednesday night at the Marriott Center. While the final exhibition game may not have been exciting to watch, BYU coach Dave Rose was grateful for the opportunity it provided him to play all 11 eligible and healthy members of his young basketball team. “At 4 […]

Nick Emery won’t play this week as he awaits NCAA decision

BYU basketball has two games this week, but the only game BYU junior Nick Emery will be playing is the waiting game. Emery is awaiting a decision concerning his eligibility for the season after the NCAA launched an investigation regarding whether Emery accepted improper benefits from a BYU booster. In BYU’s exhibition game against Westminster, […]

Childs shows dominance and diversity in BYU basketball win over Westminster

Yoeli Childs is taking the responsibility of replacing former BYU center Eric Mika to heart. Childs earned a double-double — 25 points and 14 rebounds — in BYU basketball’s 76–62 win over Westminster Wednesday night. “I thought that was one of our really bright spots,” BYU coach Dave Rose said about Childs’ performance. “Our guys […]

Nick Emery will play in exhibition games pending NCAA ruling on eligibility

BYU junior Nick Emery will continue to play in BYU basketball’s exhibition games until the NCAA makes a ruling on Emery’s eligibility, BYU coach Dave Rose said Tuesday evening. Last week, The Salt Lake Tribune broke the news that Emery was under investigation for allegedly accepting gifts from a BYU booster. Rose said he’d “love to […]