Men's Basketball Blog

BYU vs. Wisconsin on KSL

Nov 26, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: November 30, 2011 2:05 pm | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Nevada on KSL

Nov 25, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:48 am | Updated: December 1, 2011 2:26 pm | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Prairie View A&M on KSL

Nov 22, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:49 pm | Updated: November 23, 2011 11:52 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Prairie View A&M game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Longwood on KSL

Nov 18, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:32 pm | Updated: November 23, 2011 11:50 pm | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

New Features on the Site

Nov 17, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:13 pm | Updated: November 17, 2011 2:17 pm | Permalink

Since the launch of the new BYUcougars.com during the summer, the site has been updated and new features have been added and there is more to come. Here is a list of a few updates, related specifically to men's basketball:

  • In the News Presented by the Daily Herald: This section is available for all sports and it provides links to local and national stories about BYU athletics. The men's basketball list is very comprehensive and will be throughout the season.
  • Player statistics: The player bio pages now have a tab called 'Athlete Stats' that provides detailed career and game-by-game stats for every player on the men's basketball team. Check out Brandon Davies' page as an example.
  • Schedules: The schedules for the current seasons include more info that before, including links to every way to follow the game, including TV, radio, live audio, live video and live stats. For men's basketball, every schedule back to 1902-03 is on the site. If you click on the current schedule, there is a drop down menu at the top that will give you access to every season in BYU men's basketball history.
  • GameDay pages: The GameDay pages give you everything you need to know about the game. You can get directions to the venue, check the weather, find out how to follow the game, check out links for each team and read stories related to the game. Get to the GameDay pages by clicking on the opponent names on the schedules.
  • Season Statistics: Season stats have been added for every season back to 1990-91 and more will be added soon. If you want to know who led the team in scoring in 1993-94, now you can find out. It was KSL stats man Russell Larson by the way, at 19.9 per game.
  • Archives: Under MBKB on the menu for the men's basketball page, you'll find 'Archives' as an option. This breaks the links down by season and gives you access to the rosters, stats and schedules for each year back to 1999-2000 (more will be added). For current seasons you can also find season previews and reviews. You'll also see who coached each year and what the team's record was that season.
  • Records: Records have always been on the site but now they include much more. Now you can find Yearly Leaders, Individual Records (career, season and single game), 1,000 Point Scorers, Team Records (season and single game) and Marriott Center Records.
  • All-Time Honors: Another section that's been there but is now more updated and includes more of the history.

We hope you've been enjoying BYUcougars.com and know there are more additions coming to men's basketball and other areas of the site. We'd also like to hear from you. Let me know if you have any ideas for the site by emailing me at kyle_chilton@byu.edu.

BYU vs. BYU-Hawaii on KSL

Nov 15, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 11:13 pm | Updated: November 24, 2011 12:10 am | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU vs. Utah State on KSL

Nov 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: November 23, 2011 11:02 pm | Permalink

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

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Brandon Davies Meets with Media

Nov 09, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 8:24 pm | Permalink

For the first time since playing his final game of the 2010-11 season, a February 26 win at San Diego State, Brandon Davies met with the media on Tuesday to discuss last season, this season and his decision to continue his career at Brigham Young University. 

On his trials at the end of the 2010-11 season: "It's definitely been hard. It's been hard on a lot of people, not just myself. I'm just lucky to be surrounded with people that love me, a great team, great family members and friends." 

On missing the end of the 2010-11 season: "It hurt. Not just me, but everyone around me. Its definitely something I'll never forget about and something that I never want to do again, so I just use that to drive me in all that I do today." 

On his treatment by BYU: "I was definitely treated more than fair. Just to be able to make it back here and be able to be a part of this team again is a blessing to me." 

On if he has changed since last season: "Honestly, I think I'm a totally different person, but that's up to other people to decide. I can't really tell someone that I've changed; it's up to me to show that. Hopefully I'm headed in the right direction and am doing the best I can." 

On how last season affected his relationship with the team: "It's definitely strengthened us; it's a bad thing, a terrible thing that we all had to go through, and they were all willing to go through it with me and pull through together. I think that says a lot about their character and the way we are as a team." 

On the 2011-12 opener at Utah State: "They have a great program. They came in, they fought hard all game here and it's going to be even more of a battle at their place where they're more comfortable. It's up to us to go in there and break them the best we can and play our best game." 

Hanau White Wings Update

Oct 04, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:13 pm | Permalink

About a week ago we provided an update on Logan Magnusson and Chris Miles playing for the Hanau White Wings. After starting the season with a win, the White Wings fell to the BSW Sixers 70-63 before bouncing back with a 76-66 win over Licher Baeren today. Miles had an impressive line today with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with nine boards and three blocks. Magnusson made the most of his time, posting three points and two boards. The White Wings are back in action on Oct. 8 against Langen.

Cougars Overseas

Sep 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:14 am | Permalink

The Cougars are hard at work getting ready for the 2011-12 season. Practice starts in 17 days. The Cougar Tipoff is 28 days away. In the meantime, several former Cougars are starting or getting ready to start their professional seasons overseas. The previous blog post gave you a look at what Chris Miles and Logan Magnusson are up to in Germany. Here we'll give you a look at what a few other guys are up to.

Lee Cummard signed with Kyoto Hannaryz of the BJ League in Japan. Kyoto plays in the league's Western Conference. Lee played the previous two seasons in France. Check out his profile on the team's website. There are a few other familiar faces on the roster. Former Weber State Wildcats Jermaine Boyette and Lance Allred will also suit up for Kyoto this season.

Based on what I could find on Google and Eurobasket, it looks like Keena Young has signed to play for YMCA Lahti in Finland. Young played in Israel last season and averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds for Elitzur Ramla.

Jonathan Tavernari is on the roster for Pallacanestro Biella in Italy. He'll be making his professional debut this season.

Trent Whiting continues to tear it up in Italy. Last season he led the Lega Due in scoring at 22.4 points per game playing for Aget Imola. He'll be suiting up for Aget again this season. Whiting scores 43 in the video below while hitting 10-of-12 from three. Gotta love the call at 1:34.