BYU pulls out ahead in 77-63 win over USU

Nov 30, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 9:22 pm | Updated: November 30, 2016 10:20 pm | Permalink

After Utah State cut BYU’s six-point halftime lead to four, 37-33, Eric Mika made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to make it 38-33. A key block from Mika swung the momentum in BYU’s favor with 17:08 on the clock, setting up a 15-7 Cougar run.

Cougars claim edge over Aggies at the half

Nov 30, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 7:58 pm | Updated: December 1, 2016 9:37 am | Permalink

Utah State claimed the first points of the matchup and led BYU until TJ Haws drove to the basket and found the first Cougar points, shortening the Aggies’ lead, 5-2. Senior LJ Rose contributed two free throws and shortly after fed Eric Mika with an over-the-shoulder pass which was converted into a dunk, giving the Cougars a 6-5 lead.

Dominant second-half performance from Mika gives Cougars 81-65 victory over Coastal Carolina

Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:20 pm | Permalink

Eric Mika put up eight quick points to open up the second half of play, giving the Cougars a commanding 48-31 lead. TJ Haws followed quickly with a 3-pointer, and the lead was lengthened to 20. An alley-oop fed to Mika from L.J. Rose five minutes into the half got the crowd on its feet and gave even more momentum to BYU.

Cougars leading Chanticleers 40-25 at halftime

Nov 19, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 8:23 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Nick Emery put the first points on the board with a 3-pointer just over a minute into the contest. Only two minutes later, he sank another three to give the Cougars 6-2 lead over the Chanticleers. BYU led Coastal Carolina 18-13 halfway through the first period, but L.J. Rose extended the edge to eight after hitting a 3-pointer with nine minutes remaining.

BYU overpowers Coppin State with 96-59 victory

Nov 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 9:01 pm | Updated: November 17, 2016 9:41 pm | Permalink

In the second half, the Cougars’ powerful post play and aggressive defense secured a 96-59 victory over Coppin State.

BYU opened the second half with a 13-2 run after back-to-back dunks from Eric Mika and Yoeli Childs and the Cougars led 61-34 at the 14:46 mark.

Cougars build strong first-half lead against Coppin State

Nov 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 7:58 pm | Updated: November 17, 2016 8:11 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Eric Mika started the night strong, scoring the first two baskets of the game to help BYU to an early 4-0 lead. T.J. Haws scored the next eight points from the field and BYU held a 14-2 lead at the 15:50 mark.

The Eagles knocked down a few shots in an attempt to rally, but the Cougar offense held pace and took a 20-9 lead with 13:41 after a pair of free throws by senior L.J. Rose.

BYU victorious in season-opener against Princeton

Nov 14, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 10:11 pm | Permalink

The Tigers came out strong in the second period and went on a 10-3 run to cut the Cougar advantage to only three, 48-45, just five minutes into the half. Haws answered the Princeton run with a 3-pointer, and Childs followed it up shortly with a layup.

Haws sunk another trey with 13:30 remaining, and an impressive steal by him on the defensive end gave the ball back to BYU. An LJ Rose shot was rebounded by Mika for the put-back and the Cougars led the Tigers 58-48.

Cougars claim lead over Princeton at the half

Nov 14, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:12 pm | Permalink

Sophomore Nick Emery sunk a 3-pointer just 30 seconds into the game to open up the scoring, but Princeton went on a quick run and led the Cougars by a score of 10-5 by the 17:23 mark. A 6-0 spurt from BYU which them an 11-10 edge was followed by a 3-pointer from Princeton to give the lead back to the Tigers.

BYU Dress and Grooming Standards: Beard Exception

Nov 10, 2016 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:48 pm | Permalink

Due to questions related to the beard worn by Cougar basketball player L.J. Rose, BYU athletics has released the following statement:

The BYU Dress and Grooming Standards have a Beard Exception for students with a medical need. Like other BYU students with beards, Rose has met with a physician and has been approved by the Honor Code Office to wear a beard.

BYU Beard Exception

Cougars defeat BYU-Hawaii in dominant fashion, 110-63

Nov 09, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:06 pm | Updated: November 9, 2016 9:09 pm | Permalink

BYU reached 100 points with three minutes remaining in the second half and beat BYU-Hawaii by a score of 110-63.

The Cougars held the Seasiders to only 28 points in the half.

BYU went on a 22-0 run over the Seasiders that spanned nearly eight minutes beginning at the 16:36 mark. The run extended the Cougar lead to 40, making it 84-44. BYU scored 17 more points in the final five minutes before claiming the final victory.