BYU Athletics Blog | November 2012

Men's basketball promo from BYUtv Sports

Nov 08, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:24 pm | Permalink

Check out the promo created by BYUtv Sports for tomorrow's men's basketball game vs. Tennessee State. The game starts at 7 p.m. MST and will be broadcast live on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM. The highlights shown here are from BYU's two exhibition games vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State and Findlay.

BYU vs. Tennessee State preview

Nov 08, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 3:13 pm | Permalink

BYU men's basketball will host Tennessee State in the 2012-13 season opener for both teams on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. MST. The game is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

BYU went 2-0 through this season’s exhibition games with wins over Southeastern Oklahoma State and Findlay. Returning starter Brandon Davies led the team, averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds through the exhibition games while shooting .583 from the field.

Last season BYU finished 26-9 overall and 12-4 in the WCC. The Cougars received an at-large invitation to the NCAA Tournament where BYU recorded the largest comeback in the tournament’s history by overcoming a 25-point deficit to defeat Iona 78-72 in the First Four. The Cougars were eliminated by Marquette in the second round. BYU has won a tournament game in three-straight season, a program record.

The Tennessee State Tigers finished last season 20-13. It was the first time since the 1995-96 season the team had posted a winning record. It was also the first time the Tigers had eclipsed the 20-win plateau since the 1978-79 campaign.

After falling 54-52 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship game as No. 2 seed, the Tigers announced they would accept a bid to the CIT. The postseason bid was the first of any kind for Tennessee State since the 1993-94 season.

The team finished their year in the CIT First Round with a loss to eventual champion Mercer.

Lucky for the Tigers, the 2012-13 squad consists of returning starters Robert Covington, Kellen Thorton and Patrick Miller. Covington averaged 17.8 ppg last year, Thorton averaged 9.1 and Miller contributed 10.8.

Tennessee State has played one game this season, an 86-56 exhibition win over Trevecca Nazarene. Thorton led all players with 18 points while Covington contributed a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Media coverage leading up to season opener

Nov 08, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:52 am | Permalink

Tyler Haws, Brandon Davies and Dave Rose addressed the media yesterday after practice and discussed Friday's season opener with Tennessee State. The videos embedded below are courtesy of BYUtv. See links to other stories below.

 

Rose, Davies and Haws on BYUtv's True Blue

Nov 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:54 pm | Permalink

Last night BYUtv's True Blue previewed the 2012-13 men's basketball season. Coach Dave Rose and two of BYU's captains, Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws, were guests on the show. See what they had to say below.

truTV to Televise 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Nov. 16-17

Nov 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:40 pm | Updated: November 6, 2012 3:42 pm | Permalink

It was announced several months ago that truTV would broadcast the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic games at the Barclays Center on Nov. 16 and 17. See below for information on how to find truTV.

truTV to Televise 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic November 16-17

Match-ups to Feature BYU vs. Florida State; Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s

truTV will exclusively televise the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Action will begin with a doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 16, with BYU taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s.  Coverage will continue Saturday, Nov. 17, with the Consolation Game at 7 p.m., followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game.  Brian Anderson will call the games on truTV alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith with Craig Sager reporting courtside and contributor Seth Davis.

truTV and truTV HD Channel Designations in the Team Markets

Team City Cable Provider truTV truTV HD
BYU Salt Lake City, Utah Comcast 44 736
Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. Comcast 65 398
Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Comcast 65 320
Saint Joseph's Philadelphia, Pa. Comcast 69 841
Satellite and Telco Affiliates Channel Information (Nationwide)
Provider truTV truTV HD
DIRECTV 246 246-1
Dish  Network 204 9430
Verizon 183 683
AT&T 164 1164

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts – BYU, Florida State, Notre Dame and St. Joseph’s – advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

BYU basketball program ranked ninth by Basketball Times

Nov 02, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:59 pm | Updated: November 2, 2012 4:07 pm | Permalink

Every five years since 1997, Basketball Times has ranked the top college basketball programs in the country. Only programs that have won two-thirds of their games over the last 10 years are included. BYU qualified for the first time this year and has earned a ranking of No. 9. A total of 33 teams are included in the rankings. A breakdown of how the programs are ranked follows with BYU's ranking in each category in parenthesis:

  • Must win at least two-thirds of their games over the last 10 years (18th, .719)
  • Number of former players in the NBA (25th, 1)
  • Four-class team graduation rate for incoming freshmen as listed in the 2012 NCAA Graduation Rates Report (T-8th, 71%)
  • Academic reputation score as listed in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 issue of America's Best Colleges (T-19th, 67 on a 100-point scale)
  • A panel of 10 writers from Basketball Times and the United States Basketball Writers Association rank the head coach (16th) and perceived 'cleanliness' of the programs (5th)

While no two ranking systems are alike, the fact that BYU is ranked so highly by a system that takes into account both academics and winning is a testament to the program. BYU coach Dave Rose has the Cougars winning at a higher rate than any other time in program history. BYU has won 25-plus games and reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six years. In addition, his program is the only in the country to reach the NCAA Tournament and receive recognition from the NCAA for its Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in each of the last six seasons.