Kyle Chilton | Posted: 3 Jan 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
BYU hits the road to play at No. 19 Saint Mary's
Coming off a 2-0 week to start West Coast Conference play, BYU will play at No. 19/19 Saint Mary's on Thursday at 8 p.m. PST in McKeon Pavilion. Thursday's game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.
BYU improved to 2-0 in league play with an 81-76 comeback win at Loyola Marymount. Trailing 76-70 with 3 minutes remaining, the Cougars closed with an 11-0 run. Nick Emery hit a 3 to start the run and TJ Haws’ back-to-back 3s tied the game and gave BYU the lead with 39 seconds to go. L.J. Rose sealed the game with a pair of free throws.
After struggling from downtown through the first nine games of the season, BYU has improved its 3-point shooting over the last six, shooting 44.3 percent and averaging 8.5 makes per game. The Cougars shot a season best 9 of 14 (64.3 percent) against Santa Clara and hit 9 of 21 at LMU.
BYU has won 4 of 6 against Saint Mary’s, including the most recent meeting, 70-59 in Provo on Feb. 4, 2016.
BYU Cougars (11-4, 2-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 294-103 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
No. 19/19 Saint Mary's Gaels (12-1, 2-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Randy Bennett
- Alma Mater: UC San Diego, 1986
- Career Record: 345-152 (16th)
- Record at Saint Mary's: Same
- TV: ESPNU
- TV Talent: Drew Fellios (play-by-play), Sean Harrington (analyst)
- Live Video: WatchESPN.com
- Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM, BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Steve Cleveland (analyst)
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
Series Record: BYU leads 12-8
Last Meeting: BYU won 70-59, 2/4/16
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