Cougars Head to Vegas to Prove Their Worth. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After returning victorious from the Red Desert Classic with a 5-0 record, BYU looks to continue its winning momentum this weekend at the Louisville Slugger Tournament in Las Vegas.
"We played well in St. George last weekend, but we still have room for improvement," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We need to do better this week and not just expect things to happen. Our goal is to do better than last year and remain undefeated."
The Cougars went 2-3 in the tournament last year. One of these loses was dealt by then-ranked No. 6 Michigan.
This year the Cougars face Oregon, University of San Diego, No. 9 Georgia Tech, Illinois Chicago and Cal State Fullerton.
"Each of our upcoming opponents will definitely make us work for our wins," Eakin said. "They are all talented teams, and we will need to work together, and play smart, to pull out wins against them."
BYU is not the only Mountain West Conference team to head down to Vegas as Utah and UNLV will be among the 15 teams looking to compete.
The Cougars will first play against Oregon at 5 p.m. PST. For a complete schedule of all of BYU's games please go to www.byucougars.com.