Semifinal matchup with Saint Mary's set for Monday

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

Saint Mary's Game Notes

BYU basketball will face No. 2 seed Saint Mary's Monday at 8:30 p.m. PST in the semifinals of the WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Monday's game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143.

BYU Storylines

  • BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 89-81 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the WCC Championships. Eric Mika led five scorers in double figures with 25 points. It marks the fourth-straight season the Cougars have advanced to the semifinals of the WCC Championships. BYU reached the title game in 2014 and 2015.
  • This marks the first time BYU has faced Saint Mary’s at the WCC Championships. Other schools BYU has yet to face at the Championships are Pepperdine and Pacific.
  • Eric Mika and Nick Emery have become the 49th and 50th BYU players to scorer 1,000 career points. Mika reached the milestone at Gonzaga and Emery did so vs. LMU in Vegas.

BYU Cougars (22-10, 12-6 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 305-109 (12th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Saint Mary's Gaels (27-3, 16-2 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Randy Bennett
  • Alma Mater: UC San Diego, 1986
  • Career Record: 360-154 (16th)
  • Record at Saint Mary's: Same

Game Information

  • TV: ESPN2
  • TV Talent: Dave O’Brien (play-by-play), Jon Barry (analyst), Jeff Goodman (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 Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 12-10
  • Last Meeting: SMC won 70-57, 2/18/17
  • H/A/N: 9-4/3-5/1-0
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