2011–12 BYU Cougars men's basketball team

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2011–12 BYU Cougars men's basketball
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Conference West Coast Conference
2011–12 record 26–9 (12–4 WCC)
Head coach Dave Rose (7th year)
Assistant coach Terry Nashif
Assistant coach Tim LaComb
Assistant coach Mark Pope
Home arena Marriott Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 Saint Mary's 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
Gonzaga 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
BYU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
Loyola Marymount 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
San Francisco 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
San Diego 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Pepperdine 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Portland 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Santa Clara 0 16   .000     8 22   .267
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 BYU Cougars men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. This was head coach Dave Rose's seventh season at BYU. The Cougars, in their first season in the West Coast Conference,[1] played their home games at the Marriott Center. They finished the season 26–9, 12–4 in WCC play to finish in third place. They lost in the semifinals of the West Coast Basketball Tournament to Gonzaga. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they defeated Iona in the First Four round before falling to in the second round to Marquette.

Before the season[edit]

The Cougars, coming off a 2010–11 season that saw them rise as high as #3 in the AP Poll and ended in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, had to recover from major personnel losses. Consensus national player of the year Jimmer Fredette and all-time BYU steals leader Jackson Emery, called BYU's "best backcourt ever" by Salt Lake Tribune writer Jay Drew, both graduated.[2] Another frequent starter, freshman swingman Kyle Collinsworth, temporarily left the team to go on a two-year LDS mission.[3]

The Cougars were picked to finish third in the WCC by the media.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Kyle Collinsworth 31 G 6'6" 210 Freshman Provo, Utah LDS mission (returning in 2013–14)
Jackson Emery 4 G 6'3" 190 Senior Alpine, Utah Graduated
Jimmer Fredette 32 G 6'2" 195 Senior Glens Falls, New York Graduated; selected in 2011 NBA Draft
Logan Magnusson 12 F 6'6" 210 Senior Heber City, Utah Graduated
James Anderson 15 F 6'10" 240 Junior Page, Arizona Graduated early

Recruiting[edit]

Gaining size was a key for the 2011 BYU team. In addition to a returning Brandon Davies that would help inside the paint, BYU focused on three centers, two of which are return missionaries who will have their first playing time. The third center, Isaac Nielson, committed to BYU and announced he would serve a church mission before joining the school for the 2013–14 season.

2011–12 Return Missionaries[edit]

2011 media[edit]

The school began to hype the basketball season with basketball media days webcasts shown live on BYUtv.org Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Jarom Jordan interviewed all the players, except for Brandon Davies who chose to abstain from interviews until the regular season begins, from the Marriott Center. Common questions asked to the players were how they chose their numbers, what they expected for the upcoming season, what they thought of the new court, and the West Coast Conference. Additionally the Cougars announced that BYUtv would air a True Blue Basketball Preview special on Thursday, November 10, 2011. All Cougar games will be broadcast on the BYU Radio Sports Network with Greg Wrubell serving as the play-by-play man (unless he is away for football) and Mark Durrant providing analysis. When Wrubell is gone for football, Durrant will serve as the play-by-play man with Russ Larson serving as the analyst. Steve Cleveland will also provide analysis on the radio for select conference games. Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Steve Cleveland, Robbie Bullough, Jarom Jordan, and Lakia Holmes will provide coverage for BYUtv Sports throughout the season.

The Pre-season WCC poll expects the Cougars to finish 3rd behind Gonzaga and St. Mary's and just ahead of Santa Clara.

BYU Radio Sports Network Affiliates[edit]

KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM- Flagship Station (Salt Lake City/ Provo, UT and ksl.com)
BYU Radio- Nationwide (Dish Network 980, Sirius XM 143, and byuradio.org)
KTHK- Blackfoot/ Idaho Falls/ Pocatello/ Rexburg, ID
KMGR- Manti, UT
KSUB- Cedar City, UT
KDXU- St. George, UT

Roster[edit]

[7]

2011–12 BYU Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 0 Davies, BrandonBrandon Davies 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Provo Provo, UT
G/F 1 Abouo, CharlesCharles Abouo (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH) Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
G 2 Cusick, CraigCraig Cusick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr Orem
Utah
Orem, UT
G 3 Nelson, AustinAustin Nelson Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Coronado Henderson, NV
F 5 Collinsworth, ChrisChris Collinsworth Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So Provo Provo, UT
G 10 Carlino, MattMatt Carlino 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Bloomington South (Bloomington, IN) Scottsdale, AZ
F 12 Sharp, JoshJosh Sharp 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Lone Peak
Utah
Highland, UT
G/F 13 Zylstra, BrockBrock Zylstra (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Bonita La Verne, CA
G 14 Martineau, NickNick Martineau 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Davis Fruit Heights, UT
G/F 15 Sweeney, JarenJaren Sweeney Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Mesa View Mesa, AZ
G 20 Winder, AnsonAnson Winder 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
F 21 Rogers, StephenStephen Rogers Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Mountain View
Mesa CC
Mesa, AZ
G 24 Harrison, DamarcusDamarcus Harrison 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Christ Greenwood, SC
F/C 33 Austin, NateNate Austin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Lone Peak Alpine, UT
F 34 Hartsock, NoahNoah Hartsock (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Bartlesville Bartlesville, OK
F 35 Boswell, MichaelMichael Boswell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Aloha Aloha, OR
F/C 42 Harward, IanIan Harward Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Orem Orem, UT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

High School Prospects[edit]

2011–12 Underclassmen Verbal Commitments[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[12]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
10/29/2011* 7:00pm Midwestern State Marriott CenterProvo, UT BYUtv W 91–74  -
11/04/2011* 7:00pm Dixie State Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 96–85  -
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:00pm at Utah State Dee Glen Smith SpectrumLogan, UT
(Old Oquirrh Bucket)
KCSG L 62–69  0–1
11/15/2011* 7:00pm #5 (D2) BYU-Hawaiʻi Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 73–52  1–1
11/18/2011* 7:00pm Longwood Marriott Center • Provo, UT
(Chicago Invitational Challenge)
BYUtv W 92–60  2–1
11/22/2011* 7:00pm Prairie View A&M Marriott Center • Provo, UT
(Chicago Invitational Challenge)
BYUtv W 90–51  3–1
11/25/2011* 4:00pm vs. Nevada Sears CentreChicago, IL
(Chicago Invitational Challenge Semifinals)
BYUtv W 76–55  4–1
11/26/2011* 6:00pm vs. #11 Wisconsin Sears Centre • Chicago, IL
(Chicago Invitational Challenge Championship)
BTN L 56–73  4–2
11/30/2011* 7:00pm vs. Northern Arizona Tim's Toyota CenterPrescott Valley, AZ
(Lumberjack Classic)
BYUtv W 87–52  5–2
12/03/2011* 3:00pm vs. Oregon EnergySolutions ArenaSalt Lake City, UT ESPNU W 79–65  6–2
12/07/2011* 7:00pm Weber State Marriott Center • Provo, UT
(Old Oquirrh Bucket)
BYUtv W 94–66  7–2
12/10/2011* 12:00pm at Utah Huntsman Center • Salt Lake City, UT
(Old Oquirrh Bucket)
FSN W 61–42  8–2
12/17/2011* 12:00pm #6 Baylor Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv L 83–86  8–3
12/20/2011* 7:00pm Buffalo Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 93–78  9–3
12/22/2011* 7:00pm UC Santa Barbara Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 89–75  10–3
12/27/2011* 7:00pm Cal State-San Marcos Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 79–51  11–3
12/29/2011 9:00pm at Saint Mary's McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA ESPN2 L 82–98  11–4 (0–1)
12/31/2011 4:00pm San Diego Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 88–52  12–4 (1–1)
01/05/2012 7:00pm at Loyola Marymount Gersten PavilionLos Angeles, CA BYUtv W 73–65  13–4 (2–1)
01/07/2012 4:00pm San Francisco Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 81–56  14–4 (3–1)
01/14/2012 6:00pm Santa Clara Marriott Center • Provo, UT ESPNU W 95–78  15–4 (4–1)
01/16/2012 8:00pm at San Diego Jenny Craig PavilionSan Diego, CA BYUtv W 82–63  16–4 (5–1)
01/19/2012 6:30pm Loyola Marymount Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv L 68–82  16–5 (5–2)
01/21/2012 6:00pm at Pepperdine Firestone FieldhouseMalibu, CA BYUtv W 77–64  17–5 (6–2)
01/25/2012* 5:00pm at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPN3 W 70–68  18–5
01/28/2012 7:00pm #21 Saint Mary's Marriott Center • Provo, UT ESPNU L 66–80  18–6 (6–3)
02/02/2012 9:00pm #24 Gonzaga Mariott Center • Provo, UT ESPN2 W 83–73  19–6 (7–3)
02/04/2012 8:00pm at Portland Chiles CenterPortland, OR BYUtv W 79–60  20–6 (8–3)
02/11/2012 4:00pm Pepperdine Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 86–48  21–6 (9–3)
02/16/2012 8:00pm at San Francisco War Memorial GymnasiumSan Francisco, CA ESPNU W 85–84  22–6 (10–3)
02/18/2012 5:00pm at Santa Clara Leavey CenterSanta Clara, CA ESPNU W 82–67  23–6 (11–3)
02/23/2012 9:00pm at Gonzaga McCarthey Athletic CenterSpokane, WA ESPN2 L 63–74  23–7 (11–4)
02/25/2012 4:00pm Portland Marriott Center • Provo, UT BYUtv W 76–66  24–7 (12–4)
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/02/2012 9:30pm vs. San Diego Orleans ArenaLas Vegas, NV
(Quarterfinals)
ESPNU W 73–68  25–7
03/03/2012 10:00pm vs. Gonzaga Orleans Arena • Las Vegas, NV
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 L 58–77  25–8
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/13/2012* 7:45pm vs. Iona University of Dayton ArenaDayton, OH
(First Four)
truTV W 78–72  26–8
03/15/2012* 12:53pm vs. #11 Marquette KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Second Round)
CBS L 68–88  26–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

On March 13, 2012, BYU set a record for the largest comeback in a NCAA tournament game, as they were down by 25 points at one point in their first match of the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and came back to beat the Iona Gaels 78–72.[13]

Game Summaries[edit]

Cougar Tipoff[edit]

Broadcasters: Jarom Jordan and Steve Cleveland

Oct 26
7:00 pm
BYU Blue 74, BYU White 71
Scoring by half: 32–22, 42–49
Pts: Noah Hartsock 24
Rebs: Noah Hartsock 13
Asts: Matt Carlino 5
Pts: Stephen Rogers 20
Rebs: Anson Winder 5
Asts: Brock Zylstra 6
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: N/A [14]

Exhibition: Midwestern State[edit]

Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough

Oct 29
7:00 pm
Midwestern State Broncos 74, BYU Cougars 91
Scoring by half: 36–50, 38–41
Pts: DeJuan Plummer 16
Rebs: David Terrell 7
Asts: 3 tied with 4
Pts: Stephen Rogers 16
Rebs: Brandon Davies 9
Asts: Brock Zylstra 5
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: N/A [15]
Referees: Glen Mayberry, Casey McClellan, Daryl Gelinas

Exhibition: Dixie State[edit]

Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Nov 4
7:00 pm
Dixie State Red Storm 85, BYU Cougars 96
Scoring by half: 35–41, 50–55
Pts: Griffon Jones 26
Rebs: McKay Massey 5
Asts: Maurice Cole 10
Pts: Brock Zylstra 23
Rebs: Noah Hartsock 12
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: N/A [16]
Referees: Michael Greenstein, Tony Padilla, Klaus Endrissat

at Utah State[edit]

BYU leads series 136-91
Broadcasters: Mychal Clanton and Brooks Hansen

Nov 11
7:00 pm
BYU Cougars 62, Utah State Aggies 69
Scoring by half: 28–30, 34–39
Pts: Noah Hartsock 18
Rebs: Charles Abouo 6
Asts: Noah Hartsock 4
Pts: Brockeith Pane 21
Rebs: 2 tied with 8
Asts: 2 tied with 5
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Logan, UT
Attendance: 10,270 [17]
Referees: Bobby McRoy, Mike Eggers, Sam Haddad

BYU-Hawaiʻi[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Jarom Jordan and Steve Cleveland

BYUtv
Nov 15
7:00 pm
#5 (D2) BYU-Hawaiʻi Seasiders 52, BYU Cougars 73
Scoring by half: 17–40, 35–33
Pts: 2 tied with 12
Rebs: Bracken Funk 8
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Pts: Brandon Davies 25
Rebs: 2 tied with 9
Asts: Noah Hartsock 5
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 13,435 [18]
Referees: Glen Mayberry, James Giron, Casey McClellan

Longwood[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland

BYUtv
Nov 18
7:00 pm
Longwood Lancers 60, BYU Cougars 92
Scoring by half: 29–35, 31–57
Pts: Antwan Carter 18
Rebs: 3 tied with 4
Asts: Martiz Washington 4
Pts: Charles Abouo 19
Rebs: Charles Abouo 16
Asts: Anson Winder 5
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 10,173 [19]
Referees: Daryl Gelinas, Mark Cook, Jeffrey Kent

Prairie View A&M[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Nov 22
7:00 pm
Prairie View A&M Panthers 51, BYU Cougars 90
Scoring by half: 25–34, 26–56
Pts: Jourdan Demuynck 11
Rebs: Jourdan Demuynck 8
Asts: 3 tied with 2
Pts: Stephen Rogers 18
Rebs: Brandon Davies 8
Asts: Anson Winder 4
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 11,760 [20]
Referees: Michael Eggers, Jeff Ketchu, Coban Lopez

vs. Nevada[edit]

BYU leads series 12-6
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland

BYUtv
Nov 25
4:00 pm
Nevada Wolf Pack 55, BYU Cougars 76
Scoring by half: 27–34, 28–42
Pts: 3 tied with 11
Rebs: Olek Czyz 9
Asts: Deonte Burton 8
Pts: Charles Abouo 22
Rebs: Charles Abouo 8
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Sears Centre
Chicago, IL
Attendance: N/A [21]
Referees: Tim Kelly, Tony Dawkins, Ron Tyburski

vs. Wisconsin[edit]

Wisconsin leads series 1-0
Broadcasters: Brian Anderson and Eddie Johnson

Nov 26
6:00 pm
#11 Wisconsin Badgers 73, BYU Cougars 56
Scoring by half: 34–32, 39–24
Pts: Ben Brust 21
Rebs: Mike Bruesewitz 6
Asts: Jordan Taylor 8
Pts: Noah Hartsock 18
Rebs: Noah Hartsock 6
Asts: Craig Cusick 4
Sears Centre
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 2,634 [22]
Referees: Bill Covington, Tony Dawkins, Bob Testa

vs. Northern Arizona[edit]

Northern Arizona leads series 1-0
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland

BYUtv
Nov 30
7:00 pm
BYU Cougars 87, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 52
Scoring by half: 44–21, 43–31
Pts: Brock Zylstra 23
Rebs: Brandon Davies 9
Asts: Anson Winder 9
Pts: Colin Gruber 13
Rebs: Durrell Norman 6
Asts: Stallon Saldivar 6
Tim's Toyota Center
Prescott Valley, AZ
Attendance: 3,215 [23]
Referees: Scott Twardoski, Chris Rastatter, Gregory Nixon

vs. Oregon[edit]

Oregon leads series 12-8
Broadcasters: Roxy Bernstein and Miles Simon

Dec 3
3:00 pm
Oregon Ducks 65, BYU Cougars 79
Scoring by half: 31–38, 34–41
Pts: Garrett Sim 16
Rebs: Olu Ashaolu 9
Asts: Garret Sim 7
Pts: Noah Hartsock 23
Rebs: 2 tied with 12
Asts: Anson Winder 6
EnergySolutions Arena
Salt Lake City, UT
Attendance: 12,845 [24]
Referees: Kevin Brill, Gregory Nixon, JP Orr

Weber State[edit]

BYU leads series 26-10
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Lakia Holmes

BYUtv
Dec 7
7:00 pm
Weber State Wildcats 66, BYU Cougars 94
Scoring by half: 34–47, 32–47
Pts: Damian Lillard 15
Rebs: Damian Lillard 10
Asts: Frank Otis 3
Pts: Noah Hartsock 19
Rebs: Noah Hartsock 12
Asts: Craig Cusick 8
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 11,676 [25]
Referees: Eric Curry, Jon Stigliano, Scott Brown

at Utah[edit]

BYU leads series 127-125
Broadcasters: Barry Tompkins and Reggie Theus

Dec 10
12:00 pm
BYU Cougars 61, Utah Utes 42
Scoring by half: 25–17, 36–25
Pts: Noah Hartsock 19
Rebs: Brandon Davies 9
Asts: Craig Cusick 6
Pts: Josh Watkins 14
Rebs: Dijon Farr 7
Asts: Josh Watkins 5
Huntsman Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Attendance: 10,327 [26]
Referees: Deron White, Bobby McRoy, Glen Mayberry

Baylor[edit]

BYU leads series 5-2
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough (Steve Cleveland Halftime and Postgame)

BYUtv
Dec 17
12:00 pm
#6 Baylor Bears 86, BYU Cougars 83
Scoring by half: 38–42, 48–41
Pts: Perry Jones III 28
Rebs: Perry Jones III 8
Asts: Pierre Jackson 7
Pts: 2 tied with 18
Rebs: Brandon Davies 13
Asts: Craig Cusick 4
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 22,700 [27]
Referees: Rick Crawford, Keith Kimble, Joe DeRosa

Buffalo[edit]

BYU leads series 1-0
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Dec 20
7:00 pm
Buffalo Bulls 78, BYU Cougars 93
Scoring by half: 39–47, 39–46
Pts: Mitchell Watt 18
Rebs: Mitchell Watt 8
Asts: Jarod Oldham 9
Pts: Brock Zylstra 26
Rebs: Matt Carlino 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 11
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 9,632 [28]
Referees: Ken Ditty, Tom Nally, Jeffrey Kent

UC Santa Barbara[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Dec 22
7:00 pm
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 75, BYU Cougars 89
Scoring by half: 32–38, 43–51
Pts: 2 tied with 22
Rebs: Orlando Johnson 9
Asts: Kyle Boswell 4
Pts: Matt Carlino 22
Rebs: Brock Zylstra 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 6
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 10,670 [29]
Referees: Ken Ditty, Tom Nally, Jeffrey Kent

Cal State- San Marcos[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Dec 27
7:00 pm
Cal State-San Marcos Cougars 51, BYU Cougars 79
Scoring by half: 23–32, 28–47
Pts: Tim Steed 11
Rebs: Jamel McGuire 8
Asts: Daniel Redmond 6
Pts: Noah Hartsock 20
Rebs: Brandon Davies 13
Asts: Charles Abouo 4
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 13,007 [30]
Referees: Mike Reed, Michael Eggers, Gregory Nixon

at Saint Mary's[edit]

BYU leads series 8-2
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

Dec 29
9:00 pm
BYU Cougars 82, Saint Mary's Gaels 98
Scoring by half: 43–53, 39–45
Pts: Brandon Davies 28
Rebs: Brandon Davies 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 6
Pts: Rob Jones 24
Rebs: Rob Jones 15
Asts: Matthew Dellavedova 12
McKeon Pavilion
Moraga, CA
Attendance: 3,500 [31]
Referees: Tom Wood, Ken Ditty, Deron White

San Diego[edit]

BYU leads series 2-0
Broadcasters: Jarom Jordan, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv, 4SD
Dec 31
4:00 pm
San Diego Toreros 54, BYU Cougars 88
Scoring by half: 24-34, 30-54
Pts: Ken Rancifer 12
Rebs: Ken Rancifer 8
Asts: Christopher Anderson 4
Pts: Brandon Davies 21
Rebs: Brandon Davies 22
Asts: Anson Winder 5
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 16,369 [32]
Referees: Donald Scott Harris, Bruce Hicks, Dennis Flannery Jr.

at Loyola Marymount[edit]

Loyola Marymount leads series 2-1
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

Jan 5
7:00 pm
BYU Cougars 73, Loyola Marymount Lions 65
Scoring by half: 34-34, 39-31
Pts: Noah Hartsock 21
Rebs: Brandon Davies 10
Asts: Matt Carlino 7
Pts: Anthony Ireland 21
Rebs: Alex Osborne 11
Asts: Anthony Ireland 7
Gersten Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
Attendance: 3,073 [33]
Referees: Jimmy Casas, Casey McClellan, Dildre Carr

San Francisco[edit]

Series tied 5-5
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough (Steve Cleveland Halftime and Postgame Show)

BYUtv
Jan 7
4:00 pm
San Francisco Dons 56, BYU Cougars 81
Scoring by half: 20-42, 36-29
Pts: Michael Williams 10
Rebs: Perris Blackwell 10
Asts: Avery Johnson 3
Pts: Brock Zylstra 22
Rebs: Nate Austin 9
Asts: Charles Abouo 7
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 14,823 [34]
Referees: Tom Wood, Brett Nansel, Horace Shields

Santa Clara[edit]

BYU leads series 15-5
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

Jan 14
6:00 pm
Santa Clara Broncos 78, BYU Cougars 95
Scoring by half: 42-45, 36-50
Pts: Kevin Foster 22
Rebs: Yannick Atanga 5
Asts: Kevin Foster 5
Pts: Brandon Davies 23
Rebs: Nate Austin 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 8
3 Cougars scored 20+ points
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 16,116 [35]
Referees: Rick Batsell, Randy Burkhart, Mike Peterson

at San Diego[edit]

BYU leads series 3-0
Broadcasters: Steve Quis and Jim Brogan (Blaine Fowler and Steve Cleveland Halftime)

BYUtv, 4SD
Jan 16
8:00 pm
BYU Cougars 82, San Diego Toreros 63
Scoring by half: 37-29, 45-34
Pts: Brock Zylstra 17
Rebs: Brandon Davies 12
Asts: Charles Abouo 7
Pts: Dennis Kramer 15
Rebs: Dennis Kramer 8
Asts: 3 tied with 3
Jenny Craig Pavilion/ The Slim Gym
San Diego, CA
Attendance: 3,204 [36]
Referees: Dick Cartmell, Mike Reed, Tony Padilla

Loyola Marymount[edit]

Series even 2-2
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv, Prime Ticket
Jan 19
6:30 pm
Loyola Marymount Lions 82, BYU Cougars 68
Scoring by half: 34-28, 48-40
Pts: Anthony Ireland 27
Rebs: Ashley Hamilton 7
Asts: Anthony Ireland 5
Pts: Noah Hartsock 28
Rebs: Brandon Davies 9
Asts: Craig Cusick 4
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 12,751 [37]
Referees: Glen Mayberry, Marc A. Beasley, Daryl Gelinas

at Pepperdine[edit]

Series even 4-4
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland (Jamie Zaninovich Halftime)

BYUtv, FS West
Jan 21
6:00 pm
BYU Cougars 77, Pepperdine Waves 64
Scoring by half: 42-29, 35-35
Pts: Brandon Davies 29 (career high)
Rebs: Charles Abouo 9
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Noah Hartsock joins 1000 pnt club
Pts: Taylor Darby 21
Rebs: Taylor Darby 8
Asts: Jordan Baker 7
Firestone Fieldhouse
Malibu, CA
Attendance: 3,104 [38]
Referees: Klaus Endrissat, Dennis Flannery, Deldre Carr

at Virginia Tech[edit]

BYU leads series 1-0
Broadcasters: Walter Storhlot and Steven Binder

Jan 25
5:00 pm
BYU Cougars 70, Virginia Tech Hokies 68
Scoring by half: 29-25, 41-43
Pts: Noah Hartsock 22
Rebs: Charles Abouo 8
Asts: Matt Carlino 5
1st ever win for BYU in ACC Country
Pts: Dorenzo Hudson 14
Rebs: Jarell Eddie 14
Asts: 2 tied with 5
Cassell Coliseum
Blacksburg, VA
Attendance: 9,231 [39]
Referees: Mike Eades, Bernard Clinton, Raymond Styons

Saint Mary's[edit]

BYU leads series 8-3
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham (Jarom Jordan, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough Postgame)

ESPNU
Jan 28
7:00 pm
#21 Saint Mary's Gaels 80, BYU Cougars 66
Scoring by half: 40-28, 40-38
Pts: Brad Waldow 19
Rebs: Rob Jones 9
Asts: Stephen Holt 5
Pts: 2 tied with 15
Rebs: Brandon Davies 7
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 22,700 [40]
Referees: Frank Harvey, James Giron, Glen Mayberry

Gonzaga[edit]

Series even 1-1
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham (Blaine Fowler, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough Postgame)

Feb 2
9:00 pm
#24 Gonzaga Bulldogs 73, BYU Cougars 83
Scoring by half: 24-38, 49-45
Pts: Sam Dower 15
Rebs: Elias Harris 6
Asts: David Stockton 5
Pts: Noah Hartsock 24
Rebs: Noah Hartsock 14
Asts: 2 tied with 5
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 19,257 [41]
Referees: Dick Cartmell, Rick Batsell, Jimmy Casas

at Portland[edit]

BYU leads series 4-1
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland

BYUtv
Feb 4
8:00 pm
BYU Cougars 79, Portland Pilots 60
Scoring by half: 37-32, 42-28
Pts: Brandon Davies 18
Rebs: Brandon Davies 13
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Pts: Kevin Bailey 15
Rebs: Ryan Nicholas 11
Asts: Derrick Rodgers 4
Chiles Center
Portland, OR
Attendance: 4,159 [42]
Referees: Horace Shields, Scott Harris, Michael Greenstein

Pepperdine[edit]

BYU leads series 5-4
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv, FS West
Feb 11
4:00 pm
Pepperdine Waves 48, BYU Cougars 86
Scoring by half: 25-46, 23-40
Pts: 2 tied with 8
Rebs: Jordan Baker 7
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Pts: Charles Abouo 23
Rebs: Charles Abouo 12
Asts: Matt Carlino 6
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 19,008 [43]
Referees: Tom Wood, Bobby McRoy, Michael Rapp

at San Francisco[edit]

BYU leads series 6-5
Broadcasters: Mark Neely and Miles Simon

ESPNU
Feb 16
8:00 pm
BYU Cougars 85, San Francisco Dons 84
Scoring by half: 49-44, 36-40
Pts: Matt Carlino 30 (career high)
Rebs: 2 tied with 6
Asts: Charles Abouo 4
Pts: Angelo Calioaro 23
Rebs: Perris Blackwell 11
Asts: Cody Doolin 7
War Memorial Gymnasium/ The Hilltop
San Francisco, CA
Attendance: 2,875 [44]
Referees: Dick Cartmell, Tony Padilla, Deron White

at Santa Clara[edit]

BYU leads series 16-5
Broadcasters: Mark Neely and Miles Simon

ESPNU
Feb 18
5:00 pm
BYU Cougars 82, Santa Clara Broncos 67
Scoring by half: 34-31, 48-36
Pts: Noah Hartsock 21
Rebs: Charles Abouo 8
Asts: 2 tied with 5
Pts: 2 tied with 19
Rebs: Niyi Harrison 6
Asts: Evan Roquemore 7
Leavey Center
Santa Clara, CA
Attendance: 4,700 [45]
Referees: Brett Nansel, Donald Harris, Marc Beasley

at Gonzaga[edit]

BYU leads series 2-1
Broadcasters: Brent Musburger and Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Feb 23
9:00 pm
BYU Cougars 63, Gonzaga Bulldogs 74
Scoring by half: 27-37, 36-37
Pts: Brandon Davies 23
Rebs: 3 tied with 10
Asts: Matt Carlino 3
Pts: Elias Harris 19
Rebs: Elias Harris 16
Asts: Kevin Pangos 3
McCarthey Athletic Center/ The Kennel
Spokane, WA
Attendance: 6,000 [46]
Referees: Mike Reed, Frank Harvey, Michael Greenstein

Portland[edit]

BYU leads series 5-1
Broadcasters: Dave McCann, Steve Cleveland, and Robbie Bullough

BYUtv
Feb 25
4:00 pm
Portland Pilots 66, BYU Cougars 76
Scoring by half: 29-42, 37-34
Pts: Ryan Nicholas 19
Rebs: Ryan Nicholas 14
Asts: Tim Douglas 4
Pts: Brandon Davies 25
Rebs: Brock Zylstra 9
Asts: Matt Carlino 8
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
Attendance: 22,700 [47]
Referees: Tom Wood, Mike Peterson, Milt Stowe

WCC Tournament: vs. San Diego[edit]

BYU leads series 4-0
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

ESPNU
Mar 2
8:30 pm
BYU Cougars 73, San Diego Toreros 68
Scoring by half: 34-34, 39-34
Pts: Noah Hartsock 19
Rebs: Charles Abouo 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 7
Pts: Dennis Kramer 17
Rebs: Dennis Kramer 9
Asts: Christopher Anderson 6
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 5,037 [48]
Referees: Scott Harris, Sam Haddad, Mike Peterson

WCC Tournament: vs. Gonzaga[edit]

Series even 2-2
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Mar 3
10:00 pm
Gonzaga Bulldogs 77, BYU Cougars 58
Scoring by half: 38-26, 39-32
Pts: Kevin Pangos 30
Rebs: Elias Harris 15
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Pts: Brandon Davies 17
Rebs: Charles Abouo 10
Asts: Matt Carlino 4
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 7,828 [49]
Referees: Ken Ditty, Gregory Nixon, Michael Eggers

NCAA Tournament First Four: vs. Iona[edit]

First series meeting
Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr, and Tracy Wolfson

Mar 13
7:45 pm
Iona Gaels 72, BYU Cougars 78
Scoring by half: 55-40, 17-38
Pts: Scott Machado 15
Rebs: Mike Glover 9
Asts: Scott Machado 10
Pts: Noah Hartsock 23
Rebs: Brandon Davies 15
Asts: Craig Cusick 8
25 pnt comeback largest comeback in NCAA Tourney History
University of Dayton Arena
Dayton, OH
Attendance: 8,510 [50]
Referees: John Higgins, Mike Kitts, Sean Corbin

NCAA Tournament 2nd Round: vs. Marquette[edit]

Series even 2-2
Broadcasters: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, and Lesley Visser

Mar 15
12:53 pm
BYU Cougars 68, #11 Marquette Golden Eagles 88
Scoring by half: 34-49, 34-39
Pts: Brandon Davies 19
Rebs: Brandon Davies 11
Asts: Matt Carlino 4
Pts: Jae Crowder 25
Rebs: Jae Crowder 16
Asts: Junior Cadouugan 5
KFC Yum! Arena
Louisville, KY
Attendance: 16,069 [51]
Referees: Jamie Luckie, Craig Boroski, Raymond Perone

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