No. 3 BYU travels to undefeated No. 2 Long Beach State

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PROVO, Utah – No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball travels to No. 2 Long Beach State this week for a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday.

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The Cougars split a pair of five-set matches at home against then-No. 11 Stanford over the weekend. Ben Patch led the team with a combined 45 kills between the two nights.

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Home games vs. LMU and PEP this week

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BYU vs. LMU Game Notes

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PROVO, Utah — Tied for first place in the most recent West Coast Conference standings with San Diego and on a six-game win streak, BYU women’s basketball (14-4, 6-1), is home this week hosting two league games.

Purcell picks up second straight WCC Player of the Week

SAN BRUNO, Calif.– The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for January 18, 2016.

Kalani Purcell, a 6-foot-2 junior forward from Hamilton, New Zealand, is the WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second straight week. She finished the week of league play averaging a double-double and led BYU to a tie for first place in the conference standings with an upset win over the reigning WCC regular season champion, Gonzaga.

Defense highlighted win over Gonzaga

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BYU takes third at Texas A&M Team Invitational

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In the first road meet of the season, BYU men’s track and field took third place in a very competitive 11-team field at the Texas A&M Team Invitational.

BYU (72.50) trailed only No. 9 Texas A&M (146.0) and No. 2 Texas (87.50) in the meet. Stephen F. Austin (67.0), No. 19 South Carolina (64.50), Baylor (42.0), No. 16 Oklahoma State (41.0), Texas State (32.0), UTSA (28.50), Abilene Christian (17.0) and No. 7 TCU (11.0) rounded out the team scoring. BYU coach Ed Eyestone was thrilled with the Cougars’ performance.

No. 1 Cougars win five-set victory over No. 11 Stanford 3-2

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PROVO, Utah – No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball won a hard-fought, five-set victory over No. 11 Stanford on Saturday night 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10) at the Smith Fieldhouse.

An 8-2 run in the fifth set put the finishing touches on a win, a night after faltering in the fifth set. Two five-setters in the opening weekend of conference was something new for first-year head coach Shawn Olmstead.

BYU’s four-game winning streaked snapped by Portland

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PORTLAND – Four players scored in double-digits but it wasn't enoughs as BYU men’s basketball lost to Portland 84-81 Saturday afternoon at the Chiles Center, snapping its four-game winning streak.

Three Cougars in double digits lift BYU over Portland in WCC action

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PROVO, Utah – Junior Kalani Purcell recorded her eighth double-double of the season to help BYU defeat Portland 78-66 in a West Coast Conference game at home on Saturday afternoon.

Top-ranked Cougars fall in five sets to No. 11 Stanford

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PROVO, Utah – Despite 20 kills from Ben Patch, No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball fell in a five-set heartbreaker to No. 11 Stanford Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.

“There were good moments for us, but we did not play well when we needed to play well and that's the bottom line,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “We let them off the hook and face up they were better than us tonight so hats off to them."