BYU basketball will play in an NBA arena for the second-straight game when the Cougars take on USC Saturday in Los Angeles at the Staples Center at 5 p.m. PST. The matchup with USC is part of HoopHall LA 2016, which also features Arizona vs. Gonzaga at 2:30 p.m. in the Staples Center.
The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.
BYU’s game against USC is its second of three games in NBA arenas. The Cougars defeated Utah State 77-63 in Vivint Smart Home Arena (home of the Utah Jazz) on Wednesday, play USC in the Staples Center on Saturday (home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers) and play Illinois on Dec. 17 at the United Center (home of the Chicago Bulls).
L.J. Rose had one of his best games as a BYU Cougar Wednesday against Utah State as he scored 18 points, hit 10 of 11 from the free-throw line and added 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal.
Yoeli Childs made his first career start in BYU’s 77-63 win against Utah State. The freshman forward scored a career-high 9 points and added 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
BYU Cougars (5-2, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 288-101 (12th)
- Record at BYU: Same
USC Trojans (7-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
- Head Coach: Andy Enfield
- Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins, 1991
- Career Record: 92-82 (6th)
- Record at USC: 51-54 (4th)
- TV: ESPN
- TV Talent: Steve Quis (play-by-play), Brad Daugherty (analyst)
- Live Video: WatchESPN.com
- 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 Record: USC leads 6-3
- Last Meeting: USC won 74-68, 12/3/05
- H/A/N: 2-0/1-4/0-2
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