Men's Basketball Blog

Successful season ends for Cummard

May 21, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:53 pm | Updated: May 21, 2012 1:54 pm | Permalink

Lee Cummard's first professional season in Japan came to an end today as his team, Kyoto Hannaryz fell 75-66 to the Yokohama B-Corsairs in the third-place game for the bj-league. Cummard helped Kyoto to a third-place finish in the Western Conference and 35-21 overall. He finished the season averaging 10.6 points, 5.1 boards and 3.1 assists

Prior to joining Kyoto, Cummard played two seasons in France for Fos Ouest. He starred for the Cougars from 2005 to 2009 and helped BYU to three conference titles and three NCAA Tournament bids. He averaged 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists for his career. As a junior he was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and he earned first-team All-MWC honors as a junior and senior.

Marriott Center Update-5/18/12

May 18, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:44 pm | Updated: May 21, 2012 12:13 pm | Permalink

The project to install new chairs at the Marriott Center and renovate the locker rooms is well underway. The first new concrete was poured in the Marriott Center this morning. See photos below of the progress being made.

Rose Speaks at NABC Coaches Clinic

Mar 29, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:09 pm | Permalink

Each year basketball coaches from around the country gather at the Final Four for numerous activites organized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The attachd photo is of BYU head coach Dave Rose speaking at this year's NABC Coaches Clinic in New Orleans.

BYU Hall of Famer Harold Christensen Passes Away

Mar 28, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:52 pm | Permalink

Former Cougar Harold Christensen, a starter on the 1951 NIT Championship team and a member of the Cougar Club Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at the age of 80.

Prior to coming to BYU, Christensen was a star for B.Y. High School. He was selected to play in the 1949 High School All-Star Game in Kentucky and was named a high school All-American. At BYU, Christensen helped the Cougars win the 1951 NIT, earned all-conference honors in 1952 and 1953 and played in the 1953 East-West All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Christensen graduated from BYU in 1954 with a degree in mathematics and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force until 1958. He earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah in 1960 and then worked as a civil engineer in Salt Lake City.

From 1981 to 1984 Christensen served as mission president of the California Fresno LDS Mission. He is survived by his wife Joanne, seven children, 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Three of the couple's sons — Craig, Kurt and Todd — also played basketball at BYU.

Funeral services will be Monday at noon at the Foothill Stake Center, 1933 S. 2100 East.

Credit: Deseret News and Cougarclub.com

Christensen's Hall of Fame bio.

Chris Miles Highlights

Mar 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:40 am | Permalink

In honor of a guy who helped BYU defeat Florida in double-overtime in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, ending BYU's 17-year drought of winning a tournament game, here are highlights of Chris Miles playing in Germany. Miles is in his second season with the Hanau White Wings and is averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. Enjoy.

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 3/4/12

Mar 05, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:22 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 12 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, March 4. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

The Blaineys - Basketball Awards

Feb 28, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:06 pm | Permalink

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 2/26/12

Feb 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:33 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 11 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Feb. 26. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

'The Road to Las Vegas'

Feb 22, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:05 pm | Permalink

Check out Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies on the WCC's weekly show 'The Road to Las Vegas.'

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 2/21/12

Feb 22, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: February 27, 2012 11:45 pm | Permalink

Listen to the 11th episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's wins in the Bay Area and the upcoming conference battles with Gonzaga and Portland. Matt Carlino was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Listen to the show.