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BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/1/12

Jan 02, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:19 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 3 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 1. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

BYU vs. San Diego Audio on KSL

Jan 01, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:19 pm | Updated: January 3, 2012 3:21 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the San Diego game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Saint Mary's Audio on KSL

Dec 30, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:10 pm | Updated: January 3, 2012 3:20 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Mark Durrant and Russ Larson call the Saint Mary's game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Journey into the unknown

Dec 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:01 pm | Updated: December 28, 2011 6:03 pm | Permalink

With the nonconference season nearly complete (a visit to Virginia Tech on Jan. 25 is the Cougars’ final nonconference game), BYU basketball will open conference play on Thursday at Saint Mary's at 8 p.m. PST on ESPN. While conference play is a normal part of every team’s season, it will be anything but normal for BYU as the Cougars are in their first season as members of the West Coast Conference.

The Cougars had grown accustomed to playing schools such as Wyoming, Air Force, Utah, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, TCU and Colorado State twice a year while members of the Mountain West Conference. And BYU was rather comfortable in that league, posting a conference record of 126-54 (.700) from 1999 to 2011, winning six regular season titles and finishing second or better in all but three seasons.

BYU in the MWC
Season W L Place
1999-00 7 7 6th
2000-01 10 4 T1st
2001-02 7 7 T4th
2002-03 11 3 T1st
2003-04 10 4 2nd
2004-05 3 11 T7th
2005-06 12 4 T2nd
2006-07 13 3 1st
2007-08 14 2 1st
2008-09 12 4 T1st
2009-10 13 3 2nd
2010-11 14 2 T1st
Total 126 54  

Now the Cougars will get to know conference foes such as Saint Mary’s, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Gonzaga, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. While BYU is new to the league, not everything will be foreign. Dave Rose-coached teams have played six of the eight new conference foes and have gone 9-1 with the only loss coming in Rose’s debut as a Division I head coach. As an assistant on Steve Cleveland’s staff, Rose coached against San Diego and Santa Clara to give him experience against every program in the league.

BYU vs. the WCC
Opponent All-time (Rose vs.)
Gonzaga 1-1 (1-0)
Loyola Marymount 2-1 (1-1)
Pepperdine 4-4 (2-0)
Portland 5-0 (3-0)
St. Mary’s 8-2 (1-0)
San Diego 2-0 (0-0)
San Francisco 5-5 (1-0)
Santa Clara 15-5 (0-0)
Total 42-18 (9-1)

BYU vs. Cal State San Marcos Audio on KSL

Dec 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:57 pm | Updated: January 3, 2012 3:21 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Cal State San Marcos game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. UC Santa Barbara Audio on KSL

Dec 24, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:57 am | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the UC Santa Barbara game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Jimmer in the preseason

Dec 21, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:36 pm | Permalink

Jimmer Fredette and the Sacramento Kings completed their preseason play last night with a win over Golden State. In the first game, Fredette posted a team-high 21 points while shooting 7 of 11 from the field and 4 of 6 from three. He also added four rebounds, four assists and one steal. Fredette followed that with a 12-point, four-assists and three-rebound effort off the bench in the second game.

Sacramento's Preseason Highlights

Golden State 107, Sacramento 96
Sacramento 95, Golden State 91

BYU vs. Buffalo Audio on KSL

Dec 21, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:45 pm | Updated: December 24, 2011 10:58 am | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Buffalo game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Freshmen Debuts

Dec 20, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:52 am | Updated: December 20, 2011 12:20 pm | Permalink

Freshman guard Matt Carlino made his collegiate debut against No. 6 Baylor last Saturday and he did not disappoint, totaling 18 points, two assists, 1 block and 1 steal off the bench. He also hit four 3s as the Cougars almost pulled off the upset against the Bears.

Looking back through several box scores, Carlino had one of the better debuts by a BYU freshman in recent history. It’s probably fair to say that his debut is the best since Mike Rose dropped 26 points, eight 3s and six assists on Southern Utah on Nov. 21, 2003. To Carlino’s credit, he was playing a top-10 team in a close game. Rose’s performance came in a blowout of a team that finished 10-18 overall and 6-10 in the Mid Continent Conference.

Here is a list of some of the best debuts by BYU freshman in the program’s history. While Carlino was the only Cougar on the list to make his debut against a ranked team, I’d probably pick Shawn Bradley’s performance as the best for a freshman’s first game. If you can think of anyone else who may have had a great first game, let me know by email at kyle_chilton@byu.edu or via Twitter at @kylechilton

As a side note, the best second game goes to Ainge. He posted a triple-double with 27 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds and four steals against Long Beach State on Nov. 28, 1977. While his is the only game I checked, I think it’s fair to say he had the best second game by a freshman in BYU history.

Name Date Opponent Stats
Shawn Bradley 11/14/90 East Tennessee State 23 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks, 8-15 FGs
Mike Rose 11/21/03 Southern Utah 26 points, 8-13 3-pointers, 6 assists
Russell Larson 11/26/91 Utah State 21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, 8-10 FGs 
Matt Carlino 12/17/11 No. 6 Baylor 18 points, 7-14 FGs, 4-8 3s, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal
Danny Ainge 11/26/77 UCLA 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Mark Bigelow 11/13/98 Wofford 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4-6 FGs
Devin Durrant 11/24/78 Hawaii 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 12/19/11

Dec 20, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: December 21, 2011 12:28 pm | Permalink

Listen to the third episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's game against No. 6 Baylor and this week's games against Buffalo and UC Santa Barbara. Junior guard Craig Cusick was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.