Kyle Chilton | Posted: 16 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougar Tipoff set for Friday

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Clear bag policy implemented for men's basketball games in the Marriott Center

PROVO, Utah – With the season opener just three weeks away, BYU men’s basketball fans will get their first look at the 2018-19 team at the annual Cougar Tipoff presented by Papa John’s on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. MDT in the Marriott Center.

Coach Dave Rose, first all-time in BYU history in career win percentage and second in total victories, enters his 14th season at the helm. The 2018-19 roster features 10 letterwinners, six players with starting experience in a Cougar uniform and three who have earned first- or second-team All-WCC honors. Click here for a complete 2018-19 season preview.

Jason Shepherd and Mark Durrant will be on the headsets to provide live coverage on the BYU Sports Network. Their live call will be available on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143, 107.9 FM, ESPN 960 AM, and BYU Broadcasting will air the game live online at Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. MDT.

The event is free to the public and includes a fan fest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Marriott Center concourse. The fan fest will include face painting, poster making, inflatables and drills with the BYU women’s basketball team. In addition to the fan fest, a Trek mountain bike will be given away during the game by Mad Dog Cycles. Halftime will feature the Cougarettes and the BYU Dunk Team. The men’s and women’s teams will sign autographs following the game. Free posters will be provided.

BYU plays its first of two exhibitions on Wednesday, Oct. 24, vs. Saint Martin’s in the Marriott Center. The Cougars then host Westminster on Thursday, Nov. 1. Both home exhibitions tip at 7 p.m. MDT and will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast on the BYU Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.

Clear Bag Policy
Similar to football, BYU has adopted a new clear bag policy for all home men’s basketball games. This will include the following changes: Approved bags must be made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and should not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches. Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, can be carried separately or within an approved clear plastic bag into the arena. Bags that are prohibited include backpacks, cinch bags, diaper bags, fanny packs, purses and tote bags. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at any entrance. For more details, see the BYU clear bag infographic in the photos above or click here.

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