Brigham Young University
Feb 10 | 08:00 PM
83 - 82
Loyola Marymount University
Gersten Pavilion

1 LMU Drive Los Angeles CA 90045

Tyson Jex | Posted: 10 Feb 2022 | Updated: 3 Mar 2022
Tyson Jex

BYU rallies, defeats Loyola Marymount in overtime

Te'Jon Lucas LMU 2022

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — BYU men's basketball ended its four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion on Thursday evening with a 83-82 overtime victory over Loyola Marymount at the Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Fousseyni Traore recorded his sixth double-double of the season, tied for the third-most by a freshman in program history, with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Gideon George scored a season-high 18 points after going 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Te'Jon Lucas dished out a season-high nine assists to go along with 17 points. 

BYU ended the night shooting 51 percent from the field, 39 percent from the 3-point line, and 73 percent from the free-throw line. LMU shot 56 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line and 33 percent from the free-throw line. 

First Half

Alex Barcello opened the game knocking down a jumper and a 3-pointer to give the Cougars a quick 5-0 lead. The Lions answered back with a 3-pointer of their own on their second trip down the floor. 

The teams continued to exchange baskets before the Lions went on a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 11-9. 

Trevin Knell hit a jumper in the key to close the gap to 16-15. Following Knell’s shot, the Cougars had their own scoring drought that allowed the Lions to pull ahead again 23-15 with nine minutes left in the half.

The Cougars roared back going 4-of-4 from the field to tie the game at 25 following one of George's 3-pointers. 

After a 7-0 run by the Lions, Lucas made a driving layup to put a wrench in their momentum. Lucas continued to make plays as he assisted Traore for a dunk. The Lions got out in transition in the final seconds of the first half for an Eli Scott dunk to make it 45-33 through 20 minutes. 

Second Half

LMU scored the first five points of the second half to push its lead to a game-high 17 points before Lucas connected on one of his three 3-pointers. The deficit was 14, 52-38, when the Cougars went on a 14-0 run over the next four minutes to tie the game on a Lucas jumper. 

Spencer Johnson came off the bench and hit a 3-pointer to take the lead 58-56 for the Cougars for the first time since the opening stages of the first half. Another Traore block brought some momentum to the floor for BYU. 

Traore crashed the boards to draw a foul for a 3-point play to put the Cougars up 66-63 with five minutes left in the game. Another three from George and a steal from Lucas continued the BYU momentum. 

Knell and Seneca Knight each knocked down 3-pointers for BYU, forcing an LMU timeout. With 17 seconds left in the game, Barcello drew a foul and made 1-of-2 free throws to give the Cougars a 76-74 lead. LMU would tie the game with 2.7 seconds left as Barcello's heave from halftime court barely rimmed out to send the game into overtime. 


LMU scored the first points in overtime, pulling ahead 78-76. Barcello would tie the game from the charity stripe. Traore's career-high fourth block led to another Barcello jumper to give the Cougars the lead.

The Lions were able to answer back with a driving layup to tie the game yet again, with 12 seconds left in overtime. The Cougars then held for the final shot, and Knight drove the ball to the basket, drawing a foul in the final second of the game. He went 1-of-2 from the line, giving LMU .7 seconds to try to make a play. Despite a full-court heave, Caleb Lohner broke up the pass to give the Cougars a 83-82 victory. 

Next up, the Cougars take of Pepperdine on the road on Saturday. 


Tyson Jex | Posted: 8 Feb 2022 | Updated: 3 Mar 2022
Tyson Jex

BYU begins three-game road trip on Thursday at Loyola Marymount

Trevin Knell Gonzaga 2022

PROVO, Utah – BYU begins a three-game road trip on Thursday, Feb. 10, when the Cougars travel to the City of Angels to face Loyola Marymount. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. MST.

Thursday’s contest will be broadcast on ESPNU. It will also be broadcast live on BYU Sports Network and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Notes (17-8, 5-5 West Coast Conference)

  • The Cougars used their seventh different starting lineup of the season in Saturday’s setback to No. 2 Gonzaga. Alex Barcello is the only Cougar who has started in all 25 games this season.
  • Fousseyni Traore is four rebounds away from becoming the fifth freshman in program history to have 200 boards in a single season. With his seven rebounds on Saturday, Traore moved up to sixth on the freshman rebounding list, passing current teammate Caleb Lohner.
  • BYU continues to lead the nation in total rebounds as the Cougars have 994, 15 more than Oral Roberts. The Cougars are one of 28 schools in NCAA Division I men’s basketball to have 900 or more rebounds this season.

Head Coach – Mark Pope

  • Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 139-77 (7th Season)
  • Record at BYU: 61-23 (3rd Season)

Loyola Marymount Notes (9-12, 2-7 West Coast Conference)

  • In Stan Johnson’s second season, Loyola Marymount is 9-12 overall and 2-7 in West Coast Conference play. The Lions have lost five straight, four of those coming against three of the top four teams in the league.
  • Eli Scott does it all for the Lions, as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds and assists. The 6-foot-6 forward is averaging 16.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for a Lions team that is scoring 67.1 points per game.
  • Joe Quintana ranks second on the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game. The redshirt senior is LMU’s top 3-point shooter as he is 58-of-142 from downtown.

Head Coach – Stan Johnson

  • Alma Mater: Bemidji State, 2003
  • Division I Career Record: 52-21 (2nd Season)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 19-5
  • Last Meeting, BYU won 88-71, February 20, 2021
  • H/A/N: 9-2/8-3/2-0

Broadcast Information

  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Streamed Audio:, and the BYU Radio, BYU Cougars and BYU Gameday apps
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell, Mark Durrant
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