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[27 Jan 2014 | | ]
Cougars Officially on the Outside

Get ready to get your tickets now BYU fans, your team is headed for its second-straight NIT tournament appearance.
Losses to Portland and Gonzaga during their latest road swing through the West Coast Conference means that the Cougars will be forced to win the WCC tournament in early March if they want to go dancing this year.
Heading into last week’s games, it looked like they had a real shot at challenging for the WCC regular-season championship and were entertaining the real possibility that they could make the NCAA tournament as an …

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[21 Jan 2014 | | ]
Benching Carlino Has Produced Dividends

Two-and-a-half weeks ago, BYU head basketball coach Dave Rose made the difficult decision to bench his starting point guard in favor of a junior college transfer.
The Cougars were having all kinds of problems on offense as the play of Matt Carlino had spiraled into the abyss.
BYU had lost four straight games and five of their last six as Matt struggled mightily from the field, taking bad shots and making poor decisions.
The offense was floundering and the Cougars had shockingly dropped their first two conference games at Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.
Their …

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[17 Jan 2014 | | ]
Defense is the Key for BYU Basketball

The old adage claims that defense wins championships.
As far as the BYU basketball team is concerned, it couldn’t be any more true.
During the Cougars’ current four-game winning streak they’ve held opponents to 67 points per game.
That’s a big improvement over the previous four outings in which they surrendered an average of 87 points and consequently lost all four games.
In losses to Pepperdine and LMU to open WCC play, BYU gave up an average of 83 points. But just two weeks later, they limited the Waves and Lions to an average …

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[13 Jan 2014 | | ]
BYU Gets Revenge and a Second Chance

BYU (11-7, 3-2 WCC) has gotten its revenge. Now begins the chase.
With payback wins over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount last week, combined with Gonzaga’s shocking loss to Portland last Thursday, the Cougars enter week four of conference play just one game out of first place in the West Coast Conference.
After BYU suffered stunning loses to the Waves and Lions to open WCC play, few thought the Cougars would find themselves in this position at this point in the conference race.
Now, the heavy lifting begins as Dave Rose’s team prepares to …

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[7 Jan 2014 | | ]
Halford – The Missing Ingredient for BYU?

It was just one game, but Skyler Halford’s 28-point outburst in his first opportunity as a starter has given folks in Provo some hope that BYU may be able to right the ship and make a run at the WCC regular-season title.
After four straight losses, including getting thumped by Utah, Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine, it looked like Dave Rose’s team was headed for an ugly and disappointing end to the season.
After hanging with some of the nation’s best teams during the first half of the schedule, BYU couldn’t seem to …

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[12 Dec 2013 | | ]
BYU Looking For Eight Straight vs. Utah

Fresh off of their 100-52 whipping of Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night, the BYU Cougars (8-3) now turn their attention toward in-state rival Utah (8-1) for a Saturday night showdown in Salt Lake.
This series has been one-sided in recent years with the Cougars winning seven in a row and 11 of the last 12. However, the Utes made BYU work to get the win last season in Provo, with the Cougars narrowly escaping with a 61-58 win after rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half.
These two programs …

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[19 Nov 2013 | | ]
BYU Basketball Faces Key Stretch

BYU head basketball coach Dave Rose will learn a whole lot about his team over the next three games.
The Cougars are coming off of two easy victories over Division II programs over the weekend, but things get a lot tougher over the next week or so.
In the span of next eight days, the Cougars (4-0) face Big 12 opponents Iowa State and Texas, and could end up in a showdown with No. 16 Wichita State.
Winning those games would greatly bolster the post season resume of a team that has already …

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[14 Nov 2013 | | ]
Rose, BYU Land Impressive Class–Again

For the second year in a row, BYU basketball has hit it big in the recruiting wars.
On Wednesday, head coach Dave Rose announced the signing of five players, two of whom are rated among the nation’s top 100 players headed into the 2013-14 prep season.
One of the big news items nationally on National Letter of Intent day came when Payton Dastrup, a coveted 6-10 post player from Arizona who is considered one of the nation’s top big men, switched his commitment from Ohio State to sign with the Cougars at …

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[13 Nov 2013 | | ]
BYU Hoops Going Fast, Going Hard

Dave Rose and the BYU basketball team have their own “go-fast, go-hard” offense.
It’s as if they have taken a page out of the BYU football playbook, only it hasn’t taken the hoopsters as much time to get up to speed as their gridiron brethren.
The Cougars’ relentless attack was in full gear Monday night at Stanford as the Cougars rolled over the Cardinal 112-103.
BYU is averaging an amazing 96.5 points per game after defeating two solid basketball teams. In addition to dismantling Stanford, the Cougars controlled Weber State 81-72 in the …

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[18 Oct 2013 | | ]
Collinsworth to Have the Rock in His Hands

The BYU basketball season got under way this week with a cast of new characters. Seven new faces joined Dave Roses’ squad as the Cougars began practicing in preparation for the 2013-14 season.
However, one of those new faces is actually pretty familiar. Having returned from his mission to Russia, Kyle Collinsworth (6-6, 210 So.) is back and is expected to play a huge role this season, right from the get go.
Both Kyle and his coaches have expressed a desire for him to play with the ball in his hands. When …