1980–81 BYU Cougars men's basketball team

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1980–81 BYU Cougars men's basketball
BYU Athletic Logo.svg
NCAA Tournament 3-Seed, Elite Eight
Conference Western Athletic Conference
AP No. 16
1980–81 record 25–7 (12–4 WAC)
Head coach Frank Arnold
Assistant coach Roger Reid
Assistant coach Harry Anderson
Home arena Marriott Center

The 1980–81 BYU Cougars men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University in the 1980–81 college basketball season. This was head coach Frank Arnold's sixth season at BYU. The Cougars played their home games at the Marriott Center and reached the Elite Eight, where they fell to Virginia.[1]



# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Hometown
21 Craig Christensen 6'4" 185 G Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
21 Mike Maxwell 6'1" 160 G Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
22 Danny Ainge 6'5" 188 G Eugene, Oregon, United States
23 Steve Craig 6'3" 180 G Los Angeles, California, United States
23 Richie Webb 6'5" 180 G Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
24 Greg Ballif 6'3" 190 G Provo, Utah, United States
25 Dave Challis 6'4" 170 G Walnut Creek, California, United States
31 John Bartholomew 6'6" 195 F Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
32 Keith Rice 6'5" 200 F Portland, Oregon, United States
33 Timo Saarelainen 6'6" 200 F Helsinki, Finland
34 Fred Roberts 6'10" 220 F Riverton, Utah, United States
42 Gary Furniss 6'8" 215 F Driggs, Idaho, United States
44 Steve Trumbo 6'8" 223 F Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
50 Greg Kite 6'11" 250 C Houston, Texas, United States
52 Dave McGuire 7'0" 225 C West Covina, California, United States