BYU hosts MRGC rival Boise State in Smith Fieldhouse
PROVO, Utah – After a 196.625-193.000 win over Sacramento State in the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday, No. 16 BYU will host MRGC rival Boise State this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. MST.
Saturday's meet in the Smith Fieldhouse will also honor breast cancer awareness and fans are encouraged to wear pink along with the team.
Earlier this year the Cougars traveled to Boise, Idaho, to face the Broncos on their turf and walked away with a major 196.100-194.450 win on Jan. 31. This stood as the second year in a row BYU overcame Boise State at home, after losing every year since 2007.
Last season when the rivals faced in the Smith Fieldhouse, the Broncos snagged a 197.175-196.900 win. By the end of the 2019 season, the MRGC crowned Boise State champions.
BYU enters Saturday's meet with a two-meet winning streak over Boise State.
When: Saturday, Feb. 15
Time: 7 p.m. MST
Location: Smith Fieldhouse
THE COUGARS. BYU hosted Sacramento State in the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday and earned the team’s highest floor score of the season, a 49.425. A highlight of the night included All-American senior Shannon Evans making her all-around debut for the 2020 season, posting a 39.475 score. This debut earned Evans MRGC Co-Gymnast of the Week.
THE BRONCOS. Currently ranked No. 37, Boise State recently traveled to face MRGC rival Utah State in Logan, Utah. The Aggies topped the Broncos, 195.675-193.850. While Utah State earned its highest score of the season, Boise State posted its lowest. However, the team features junior Emily Muhlenhaupt, who is ranked No. 3 in the country on the uneven bars for the second week in a row, trailing behind UCLA’s Kyla Ross and Denver’s Maddie Karr. Additionally, the team is ranked in the top 25 on both bars and beam.
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