Tyson Jex | Posted: 10 Jan 2023 | Updated: 31 Jan 2023

BYU hosts No. 8 Gonzaga on Thursday

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Gideon George puts up a 3-pointer in BYU's win over Portland.

PROVO, Utah – BYU returns to the friendly confines of the Marriott Center on Thursday, January 12, when the Cougars host No. 8 Gonzaga. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Thursday’s contest will be broadcast on ESPN. 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 (13-6, 3-1 WCC)

  • BYU has won eight of its last nine games following a 68-48 victory over San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday evening.
  • Atiki Ally Atiki was one of four Cougars to score in double figures against the Toreros as the sophomore finished with a career-high 12 points in 22 minutes of action.
  • The Cougars rank in the Top 20 in three difference rebounding categories: rebound margin (16th), defensive rebounds per game (18th) and rebounds per game (20th).

Head Coach – Mark Pope

  • Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 157-58 (8th Season)
  • Record at BYU:  80-32 (4th Season)

No. 8 Gonzaga Notes (14-3, 3-0 WCC)

  • Gonzaga extended its win streak to nine games on Saturday with a 81-76 road victory over Santa Clara.
  • Gonzaga is the best shooting team in the country as the Zags are shooting 51.8 percent from the field to average 85.9 points per game.
  • Drew Timme ranks first in the WCC and eighth in the nation in points per game as the senior is averaging 21.8 points per game. He also ranks third in field goals and fourth in free throw attempts.

Head Coach – Mark Few

  • Alma Mater: Oregon, 1987
  • Division I Career Record: 672-132 (24th Season)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU trails 7-23
  • Last Meeting: Gonzaga won 90-57, 2/5/22
  • H/A/N: 3-8/3-8/1-7

Broadcast Information

  • TV: ESPN
  • TV Talent: Dave Flemming, Sean Farnham
  • 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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