Men's Basketball Blog | April 2013

Rose and Haws on BYUtv's True Blue

Apr 16, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:09 am | Updated: April 23, 2013 10:27 pm | Permalink

BYU coach Dave Rose and sophomore All-WCC guard Tyler Haws were on BYUtv's True Blue yesterday. The pair discussed this past season's NIT run and looked to the future with Haws, who set several BYU sophomore scoring records in 2012-13, coming back for his junior season and the return of Kyle Collinsworth from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. As a freshman in 2010-11, Collinsworth averaged 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .481 from the field. That season he helped the Cougars to a program-record 32 wins and a trip to the Sweet 16 in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Day one in New York

Apr 01, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 8:20 pm | Permalink

These photos are a day late but not a dollar short. Check out some of the action from BYU's travel day on Easter Sunday to New York for the 2013 National Invitational Tournament semifinals. These great photos were taken by Jaren Wilkey of BYU Photo.

BYU basketball in the media before Tuesday

Apr 01, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 2:08 pm | Updated: April 1, 2013 2:11 pm | Permalink

The BYU basketball team is all set to play Baylor in the semifinals of the 2013 National Invitational Tournament in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT live on ESPN2.

Fans can tune into BYUtv at 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday before the game to catch a special edition of "Countdown to Tip-off" with live coverage from Madison Square Garden.

Read up on what the Cougars have been doing in New York before the game in the local media, and see what the coaches and players are saying about the matchup.

Deseret News:
Cougars thrilled to be playing in NIT semifinals
C
ougars have impressive history with NIT
Cougars have found new life in NIT experience
BYU getting taste of the Big Apple

Salt Lake Tribune:
Video: BYU captains get a look at Times Square
Basketball season can be called success, players say
BYU deserves credit for motivated NIT play
Cougars stoked for return to NYC

Daily Herald:
BYU's Rose on late-season perspective

KSL.com:
No April Fool's joke, BYU still playing basketball
Cougars take Manhattan