BYU Faces Chaminade Wednesday in Maui

Jared Jensen leads BYU in scoring after two games. The Cougars face Maui Invitational host Chaminade University Wednesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

BYU concludes the 2004 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Wednesday by facing host Chaminade University at 2 p.m. HT (5 p.m. MST) at Lahaina Civic Center. The game will not be televised but the radio broadcast can be heard on KSL Newsradio 1160 or online at KSL.com. The Cougars and Silverswords play in the for 7th place in the tournament. BYU is coming off losses to No. 12 North Carolina (86-50) and Stanford (62-53), who are just out of the top 25, listed 26th. Chaminade suffered losses to No. 13 Texas (84-62) and No. 11 Louisville (93-63).

BYU GAME #3 FAST FACTS

BYU COUGARS (0-2) vs. CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY (1-2)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2004

LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER

MAUI, HAWAII

2 p.m. HT (5 p.m. MST)

Coaches:

BYU, Steve Cleveland (129-89 entering eighth year; same overall)

Chaminade, Aaron Griess (56-53 in fifth season; same overall)

Series: First meeting

TV: None

Radio: KSL 1160, BYU Sports Network; Greg Wrubell calls play-by-play with Mark Durrant adding commentary

Web: Live audio is available at byucougars.com/basketball_m/ (select 2004-05 schedule)

BYU VS. THE PACWEST CONFERENCE

This year BYU defeated Chaminade league member BYU-Hawaii (85-70) in Provo in exhibition. The Cougars will also play PacWest foe Montana State-Billings later this season in Provo (Jan. 11)

WORTHY OF NOTE FROM FIRST TWO GAMES

-- BYU newcomer Keena Young has played well when on the floor. The sophomore transfer is averaging 7.5 points, third on the team, and 7.0 rebounds, which shares the team lead, in 17.5 minutes per game, the seventh most minutes among Cougar players. He had a team-best 10 rebounds vs. North Carolina.

-- Jared Jensen has shown he can be a go-to player in the post. Despite his limited shot opportunities, he is 7-of-11 from the floor while averaging a team-best 9.5 ppg. He has been among the most consistent Cougars in the early going, scoring nine points vs. North Carolina and a team-high 11 points vs. Stanford.

-- Derek Dawes grabbed 10 rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench vs. Stanford Tuesday. He is averaging 5.0 rebounds per outing.

-- Garner Meads has made some strong offensive moves to try and give the Cougar offense a little spark. He has also proven effective on the glass, sharing team-high rebounding honors after two games with Keena Young at 7.0 rpg.

LOOKING TO IMPROVE

After two games, BYU is shooting just .333 from the floor, including .256 on threes, and .622 from the line. The Cougars have also committed an average of 23 turnovers per game to only 6.0 assists.

INJURY ISSUES

Garner Meads suffered an ankle injury Tuesday. His status for Wednesday's game will be a game-time decision. Although he has played the last two games, Mike Hall is still recovering from an ankle injury that kept him from practicing the week prior to the Maui Invitational.