Semifinal matchup with Saint Mary's set for Monday
BYU basketball will face No. 2 seed Saint Mary's Monday at 8:30 p.m. PST in the semifinals of the WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Monday'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 defeated Loyola Marymount 89-81 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the WCC Championships. Eric Mika led five scorers in double figures with 25 points. It marks the fourth-straight season the Cougars have advanced to the semifinals of the WCC Championships. BYU reached the title game in 2014 and 2015.
This marks the first time BYU has faced Saint Mary’s at the WCC Championships. Other schools BYU has yet to face at the Championships are Pepperdine and Pacific.
BYU Cougars (22-10, 12-6 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 305-109 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Saint Mary's Gaels (27-3, 16-2 WCC)
- Head Coach: Randy Bennett
- Alma Mater: UC San Diego, 1986
- Career Record: 360-154 (16th)
- Record at Saint Mary's: Same
- TV: ESPN2
- TV Talent: Dave O’Brien (play-by-play), Jon Barry (analyst), Jeff Goodman (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: BYU leads 12-10
Last Meeting: SMC won 70-57, 2/18/17
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