Men's Basketball Blog

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/26/12

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:18 pm | Permalink

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

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed the team's win at Virginia Tech and the upcoming conference battle with nationally ranked Saint Mary's. Freshman big man Nate Austin was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

Head-to-Head: BYU vs. Saint Mary's

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:12 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Saint Mary's projected starters. BYU takes on Saint Mary's on Sautday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. MST on ESPNU and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM. This is the second matchup of the season between the two teams as the Gaels defeated the Cougars 98-82 in Moraga, Calif., on Dec. 29.

(18-5, 6-2) BYU's Probable Starters Saint Mary's Probable Staters (20-2, 9-0)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.5 12.2 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Jorden Page 6-1 180 8.5 1.2
4.1 8.7 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Matthew Dellavedova 6-4 190 15.7 3.0
6.2 11.3 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Stephen Holt 6-4 195 10.8 4.9
5.5 17.7 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Rob Jones 6-6 240 14.3 10.9
8.0 14.3 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Brad Waldow 6-9 250 7.6 4.1

Suits and Sneakers Weekend

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:43 pm | Updated: January 27, 2012 12:44 pm | Permalink

BYU’s basketball staff will wear sneakers during Saturday’s game against Saint Mary’s in the Marriott Center to support the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers weekend. See the press release below from the American Cancer Society for more information on the Suits & Sneakers weekend.

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers Weekend Set for January 27-29

Healthy eating, staying active a slam-dunk for basketball coaches in the fight against cancer

ATLANTA - Nearly 4000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the U.S. are expected to swap their loafers for sneakers during the 9th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers weekend on January 27-29, 2012 --- an effort to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

“We are excited that basketball coaches nationwide are joining in the fight against this deadly disease,” said Cynthia M. LeBlanc Ed.D, the volunteer board chair of the American Cancer Society. “Coaches are truly influential celebrities within their communities; they can reach fans and share important information about reducing the risk of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.”

Both high school and college basketball coaches will lace up their sneakers to spotlight the fact that cancer remains a major health concern and everyone can take daily steps to reduce their risk of the disease.

At least half of all new cancer cases can be either prevented or detected earlier by screening.  According to the most recent Cancer Facts & Figures, in 2011 an estimated 171,600 preventable cancer deaths were caused by tobacco use, and scientific evidence suggests about a third of the more than 570,000 cancer deaths that occurred last year were related to overweight, obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition.  Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for developing a number of cancers, including certain breast, colon, endometrium, kidney and pancreatic cancers.

Wearing sneakers is much more than a fashion statement; it’s visual reminder from the coaches that prevention is key when it comes to blocking cancer before it takes center court in our lives. “This is so much more important than just a game,” says St. Joseph head coach, Phil Martelli, the 2011-2012 chair of the Coaches vs. Cancer 23-member council. “This is a matter of life and death, and by participating coaches have a chance to make a real impact.”

Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), empowering coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Click here for more information.

BYU at Virginia Tech Audio on KSL

Jan 26, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:34 pm | Updated: January 27, 2012 4:36 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Brian Santiago call the game at Virginia Tech on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Head-to-Head: BYU at Virginia Tech

Jan 25, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 8:24 am | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Virginia Tech's projected starters. BYU takes on Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN3.com and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(17-5, 6-2) BYU's Probable Starters Virginia Tech's Probable Staters (12-7, 1-4)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.3 12.6 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Erick Green 6-4 185 16.1 3.4
4.3 9.0 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Robert Brown 6-5 190 7.8 1.6
6.1 11.5 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Jarell Eddie 6-7 209 9.7 5.2
5.4 17.5 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Dorian Finney-Smith 6-8 192 6.2 7.5
8.1 14.1 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Victor Davila 6-8 245 6.5 3.8

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/22/12

Jan 23, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 25, 2012 7:57 am | Permalink

Episdoe 6 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 22. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

BYU at Pepperdine Audio on KSL

Jan 22, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 25, 2012 8:15 am | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Loyola Marymount Audio on KSL

Jan 20, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 25, 2012 8:08 am | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Head-to-Head: BYU vs. Loyola Marymount

Jan 19, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:03 am | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Loyola Marymount's projected starters. BYU takes on Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. MST on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(16-4, 5-1) BYU's Probable Starters Loyola Marymount's Probable Staters (10-8, 3-2)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.5 14.6 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Anthony Ireland 5-10 175 14.7 3.9
4.1 9.3 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Ayodeji Egbeyemi 6-4 205 5.5 4.1
6.2 11.4 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Drew Viney 6-8 210 15.3 5.8
5.6 16.8 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Ashley Hamilton 6-7 210 14.3 4.5
8.2 13.4 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Godwin Okonji 6-8 220 4.2 4.2

Zylstra's Journey to Become BYU's Starting Shooting Guard

Jan 19, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:20 am | Permalink

With Brock Zylstra coming off yet another impressive outing (17 points, 5 3-pointers and 7 rebounds at San Diego), it’s time to highlight the great season he’s having and outline the path he’s taken to become BYU’s starting shooting guard:

2006-07 season

  • Redshirting as a non-scholarship player

2007-2009

  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand

2009-10 season

  • Appeared in 20 games
  • Averaged 3.2 minutes, 1.0 points, 0.7 rebounds

2010-11 season

  • Appeared in 29 games
  • Averaged 5.2 minutes, 1.1 points, 0.8 rebounds

2011 summer trip to Greece

  • Averaged 17.3 points and 6.0 rebounds
  • Scored 26 points vs. the Italian National Team and 27 points vs. ASE Doukas

2011-12 season

  • Has started all 20 games, including the first two at point guard and the next 18 at shooting guard
  • Averaging 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals
  • Shooting .504 from the field and .459 from three
  • Has scored in double figures five times, including three games with 20-plus points
  • From last season to this season, Zylstra's scoring average has increase 745.5 percent, minutes per game have increased 436.5 percent

Essentially, Zylstra has gone from a backup who played few meaningful minutes to a starter on a team in the thick of the race for first in the West Coast Conference. He remained patient, worked hard to improve his game and when the opportunity presented itself, he seized it. Here is what BYU head coach Dave Rose had to say about Zylstra on KSL Newsradio after the San Diego game.

"Brock is the kind of the guy that is at the core of our program. We have had really good players come through the program. There have been guys that have been really successful and always out in front. But Brock is like most of our guys. They come in and help our teams be really good in a secondary type of a role and then they get a night like tonight."

"These guys (players like Zylstra) pay their dues, know what our program's about and know how important these type of games are. The championships are won in the third, fourth weeks in January and these guys learn that and Brock was big tonight."