Kyle Chilton | Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

First road trip takes Cougars to Houston

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BYU guard Alex Barcello drives to the basket against Southern Utah.

BYU Game Notes

PROVO, Utah – BYU men's basketball will hit the road for the first time this season, playing at Houston on Friday in the Fertitta Center at 8 p.m. CST.

Friday's game will be televised live on ESPNU. The game with also be broadcast live on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • For the second-straight game, senior guard Jake Toolson eclipsed his BYU career high, scoring 22 points in BYU’s 68-63 win against Southern Utah. He totaled 13 points in the second half, including  key 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining that put the Cougars ahead by four to hold off the Thunderbirds.
  • Senior forward Dalton Nixon had one of his best games as a Cougar, totaling 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 2 steals against Southern Utah. He also match his career high with a pair of 3-pointers in the first half. Nixon, who made one 3-pointer all of last season, has hit at least one 3 in all three games this season.
  • Friday’s contest at Houston is BYU’s first of five-straight games away from Provo. Following the matchup with the Cougars, BYU plays at Boise State on Nov. 20 and then three games at the Maui Invitational.

BYU Cougars (2-1, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Mark Pope
  • Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 79-57 (5th)
  • Record at BYU: 2-1 (1st)

Houston Cougars (1-0, 0-0 American)

  • Head Coach: Kelvin Sampson
  • Alma Mater: UNC Pembroke, 1978
  • Division I Career Record: 615-324 (31st)
  • Record at Houston: 117-52 (6th)

Game Information

  • TV Talent: Ted Emrich (play-by-play), Tim Welsh (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: 2-5
  • Last Meeting: Houston won 76-62, 11/24/18
  • H/A/N: 1-2/0-2/1-1
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