Tyson Jex | Posted: 30 Dec 2022 | Updated: 20 Jan 2023

BYU hosts Portland on New Year’s Eve

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Spencer Johnson drives the lane against Missouri State.

PROVO, Utah – BYU returns to the friendly confines of the Marriott Center on Saturday, December 31, for a New Year’s Eve showdown against the Pilots of Portland. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Saturday’s contest will be broadcast on BYUtv. Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant will also be on the call on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio Sirius XM 143 and KSL 102.7/1160 AM.

BYU Notes (11-5 1-0 WCC)

  • BYU extended its win streak to six games following its 69-49 win over Pacific in its West Coast Conference opener on Thursday evening.
  • Jaxson Robison scored a career-high 17 points in Thursday’s win, going 6-of-13 from the field, 4-of-10 from 3-point range and 1-of-1 from the charity stripe.
  • The Cougars rank 14th in the nation in rebounds per game, 16th in rebound margin, 23rd in defensive rebounds per game and 52nd in offensive rebounds per game.
  • BYU is 8-5 all-time on New Year’s Eve.

Head Coach – Mark Pope

  • Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 156-57 (8th Season)
  • Record at BYU:  79-31 (4th Season)

Portland Notes (8-8, 0-1 WCC)

  • Portland enters Saturday’s game on a three-game losing streaking after dropping its league opener 92-72 to Loyola Marymount on Thursday evening.
  • The Pilots are led by second-year head coach Shantay Legans, who has accumulated a record of 27-23 during his time in Portland.
  • Tyler Robertson ranks fifth in the nation in total assist and 19th in assists per game. He is one of 16 NCAA Division I players to record a triple-double this season.

Head Coach – Shantay Legans

  • Alma Mater: Fresno State, 2004
  • Division I Career Record: 75-50 (6th Season)
  • Record at Portland: 27-23 (2nd Season)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 25-2
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 78-65, 1/22/22
  • H/A/N: 14-0/10-2/1-0

Broadcast Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Spencer Linton
  • Streamed Video: byutv.org, BYUtv app
  • Streamed Audio: BYU Radio Sirius XM 143, KSL 102.7/1160 AM, BYURadio.org, BYU Radio app
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell, Mark Durrant
  • Live stats: BYUCougars.com
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