BYU to host No. 1 Gonzaga Thursday in the Marriott Center
BYU basketball will host the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in program history when Gonzaga comes to the Marriott Center Thursday at 9 p.m. MST. Thursday's game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.
BYU plays No. 1/1 Gonzaga on Thursday in the Marriott Center, the first time in program history the Cougars have hosted the No. 1 team in the country. BYU has earned a win over a ranked Gonzaga team in each of the last two seasons. In 2015, the Cougars defeated No. 3/2 Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington, BYU’s first win since 1981 against a top three team. In 2016, the Cougars defeated No. 25/21 Gonzaga on the road.
Through 10 league games, Eric Mika is a leading candidate for WCC Player of the Year. The sophomore is one of three players nationally averaging 20-plus points and nine-plus rebounds and adds 2.0 blocks per game.
BYU is 12-1 at home this season and 172-18 (90.5) in the Marriott Center during coach Dave Rose’s 12-year tenure. The Cougars have won their last nine games at home.
BYU Cougars (16-7, 7-3 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 299-106 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
No. 1/1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-0, 10-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Mark Few
- Alma Mater: Oregon, 1987
- Career Record: 488-111 (18th)
- Record at Gonzaga: Same
- TV: ESPN2
- TV Talent: Eric Rothman (play-by-play), Adrian Branch (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), Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
Series Record: Gonzaga leads 11-5
Last Meeting: Gonzaga won 88-84, 3/7/16
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