In his weekly KSL radio coach's show, head coach Dave Rose started with a recap of last week with BYU winning at home against Utah State and falling on the road to Saint Mary's.
"I think our guys were ready to go, and they obviously know it's a challenge against Saint Mary's, but I thought we were prepared. We started the game with a great game plan and physically we were up to the task. We got behind late and just didn't make a few plays that we needed to. Hopefully, though, our guys can take a lot of confidence from that game even though it was a loss."
The possibility of meeting Saint Mary's in the West Coast Conference tournament was discussed with coach Rose saying he'd enjoy another match-up but knows it'd be another tough game. He hopes the guys would be confident going into that game but said the team would have to work to get a good game plan.
Coach Rose also spent some time previewing next week's games against No. 2 Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount. Gonzaga is the highest-ranked team to play in the Marriott Center.
"Hopefully the fans will be treated to a great game against Gonzaga. I can promise that the Zags are ever-bit deserving of that high ranking, and I think it's going to be a fun one in the Marriott Center. This will be an interesting week with the two teams we're playing so we'll have to be consistent in our preparation. Consistency is a huge factor for our confidence."
Senior Brock Zylstra joined the show in the later half, talking about life in the WCC and the end of his senior career at BYU. Coach Rose talked about how he first met Zylstra and why they decided to bring him onto the team. Zylstra answered questions from fans before his segment finished.
Coach Rose finished the show by also answering fan questions.
Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss coach Rose in Legends Grille on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. MST.
Only one more round of coach's shows is left. Sunday night on KSL 5 TV at 11 p.m. and next Tuesday night on KSL radio at 7 p.m.