Key road trip starts with Pepperdine Thursday

Kyle Chilton | Posted: 12 Apr 2021 | Updated: 12 Apr 2021
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Game Notes: BYU at Pepperdine

After completing a home sweep of San Francisco and Santa Clara, BYU basketball begins a two-game road trip at Pepperdine Thursday in Firestone Fieldhouse at 8 p.m. PST. The Cougars and Waves are tied for third in the West Coast Conference at 7-4 and Pepperdine holds the tiebreaker, having won in Provo on Jan. 8, 2015.

The game will be televised live on TWC and Root Sports and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

Storylines

  • BYU leads the country in scoring at 85.3 points per game
  • Guard Tyler Haws, named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 and a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, is second in the country in scoring at 22.6 points per game
  • Haws is currently second in scoring at BYU with 2,486 points, 113 from tying Jimmer Fredette for first
  • Guard Kyle Collinsworth has recorded four triple-doubles this season to tie the NCAA record for triple-doubles in one season
  • After shooting a combined 1 of 11 from three at San Diego and against San Francisco, Chase Fischer bounced back vs. Santa Clara by hitting 5 of 9 from downtown
  • Freshman forward Ryan Andrus played his best game as a Cougar against Santa Clara, tying his career high with 5 points and grabbing a career-best 9 rebounds
  • Senior guard Skyler Halford has been playing his best basketball of the season over the last six games, averaging 11.5 points and 3.3 assists while shooting 48.3 percent (14 of 29) from three

BYU Cougars (17-7, 7-4 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 249-85 (10th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Pepperdine (14-8, 7-4 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Marty Wilson
  • Alma Mater: Pepperdine, 1989
  • Career Record: 51-61 (4th)
  • Record at Pepperdine: Same

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 9-6
  • Last Meeting: Pepperdine won 67-61, 1/8/15
  • H/A/N: 6-2/3-2/0-2

Game Information

  • TV: TWC/Root
  • TV Talent: Steve Quis (play-by-play), Dan Dickau (analyst), Kelli Tennant (courtside)
  • Live Video: TheW.tv
  • Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio/Stats: BYUcougars.com

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