Vivint Smart Home Arena site of BYU vs. Utah State

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

BYU basketball will play its second-straight in-state game when the Cougars take on Utah State Wednesday at Vivint Smart Home Arena at 7 p.m. MST. After starting 4-0, BYU is looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

The game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.

BYU Storylines

  • BYU is 15-4 all-time at Vivint Smart Home Arena, including 11-1 since Dave Rose became head coach in 2005. The Cougars have played at Vivint Smart Home at least once each year since 2007 and have won their last 10 games at the venue. BYU and Utah State have played at Vivint Smart Home twice, with the Cougars winning both meetings (68-63 on Dec.6, 2008, and 85-74 on Nov. 30, 2013).
  • Nick Emery tied his career high with 37 points against Utah Valley. He shot 15 of 28 from the field and 5 of 12 from 3 and added 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
  • After dishing out three assists in the season opener, L.J. Rose has posted 5-plus assists in each of the last five games. He had a season-high 9 vs. Coastal Carolina and had 8 against Saint Louis.

BYU Cougars (4-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 287-101 (12th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Utah State (3-2, 0-0 Mountain West)

  • Head Coach: Tim Duryea
  • Alma Mater: North Texas, 1974
  • Career Record: 19-17 (2nd)
  • Record at Utah State: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (courtside)
  • Live Video: BYUtv.org
  • Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM, BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 140-92
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 80-68, 12/9/15
  • H/A/N: 85-32/53-60/2-0
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