- Brock Zylstra started for the first time since Jan. 28 against Saint Mary’s. Zylstra got the starting nod at power forward. He has now started at the point, shooting guard and power forward and also played the small forward position.
- BYU head coach Dave Rose started Matt Carlino, Anson Winder, Charles Abouo, Brock Zylstra and Brandon Davies, the sixth different starting combination of the season.
- Nate Austin took a charge at the 5:28 mark in the first half, the 27th charge he has taken this season.
- Noah Hartsock led the BYU effort with 19 points, scoring fifteen in the second half while grabbing five rebounds and getting two blocks.
- Despite not scoring in the first half, freshman Matt Carlino ended the game with eight points and seven assists, a game high.
- In the first half the Cougars shot 50 percent from the field and improved to 60 percent in the second period and finished the game shooting 54.7.
- BYU has four players who scored in double figures for the 12th time on the year, improving its record with four in double digits to 11-1 this season.
- The team was 2-for-2 from the free-throw line in the first half, finishing the game shooting .571 (8-14) for the game.
- From behind the arc they made 7-of-15 attempts.
- With the 73-68 victory over the University of San Diego, the Cougars recorded their sixth-straight 25-win season and the 11th overall.
- BYU is now 10-0 when scoring between 70 and 79 points and 2-0 when the score is tied at the half. The Cougars are also 24-0 when leading with five minutes left in the game and 25-0 when they lead with one minute left.
- BYU has a 12-0 record when shooting 50 percent from the field or better.
- Noah Hartsock hit a jumper in the lane with 13:41 remaining in the first half to give BYU a 15-10 lead. It was his first basket since scoring 21 at Santa Clara, when he sprained his knee. He played seven scoreless minutes at Gonzaga and did not play at home against Portland.
- After San Diego tied the score at 24-all, BYU went on a 7-0 run sparked by a Brock Zylstra 3-pointer to lead 31-24.
- BYU took its largest lead at 68-59 lead with 5:38 remaining on back-to-back baskets by Hartsock.
- Charles Abouo is now one behind Jimmer Fredette for career games played with 138. Fredette played in 139 games from 2007 to 2011.
- Abouo extended his program record for consecutive games played to 138.
- Abouo tied Fredette’s wins record at 112 with tonight’s victory.
BYU men's basketball, the No. 3 seed in the 2012 Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, will face the winning of No. 6 seed San Diego and No. 7 seed Pepperdine on Friday at 8 p.m. PST.
No. 3 BYU Cougars
- 2011-12 Record: 24-7
- WCC Record: 12-4
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 183-52 (7th)
- Record at BYU: Same
No. 6 San Diego
- 2011-12 Record: 12-17
- WCC Record: 7-9
- Head Coach: Bill Grier
- Alma Mater: Oregon, 1990
- Career Record: 67-92 (5th)
- BYU vs. San Diego: 4-0
No. 7 Pepperdine
- 2011-12 Record: 10-18
- WCC Record: 4-12
- Head Coach: Marty Wilson
- Alma Mater: Pepperdine, 1989
- Career Record: 10-18 (1st)
- BYU vs. Pepperdine: 6-4
- 2012 Zappos.com WCC Championships
- Las Vegas, Nev. • Orleans Arena (7,500) • 8 p.m. PST
- TV: ESPNU
- TV Talent: Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst)
- Live Video: ESPN3.com
- Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Audio: KSL.com
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
- WCC Championships Semifinals
- No. 3/6/7 vs. No. 2 Gonzaga
- March 3, 8 p.m. PST
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: KSL Newsradio
- Online Audio: KSL.com
- At 24-7, BYU is looking to extend its program record of consecutive 25-win seasons to six. The Cougars have a total of 10 seasons with 25 wins in their history and Dave Rose has been the head coach of five of those teams.
- BYU is making its first appearance in the West Coast Conference Championships. As members of the Mountain West Conference, BYU accumulated a record of 15-11 in the MWC Tournament, won the title once and appeared in the title game five times.