Kyle Chilton | Posted: 12 Dec 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU returns to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play Utah State

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Connor Harding holds off a Nevada defender as he drives to the basket.

BYU Game Notes

Utah State Game Notes

PROVO, Utah – BYU men's basketball will play at Vivint Smart Home Arena for the second time in three games when the Cougars face Utah State in the Zions Bank Beehive Classic Saturday at 6 p.m. MST. Visit VivintArena.com for tickets.

BYU's game against Utah State will be televised live on BYUtv, BYUtv.org and the BYUtv app. The radio broadcast will be available live on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • BYU has hit 10-plus 3-point field goals in five-straight games (17 vs. Virginia Tech in Maui, 12 vs. Montana Tech in Provo, 12 at Utah, 14 vs. UNLV at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 12 vs. Nevada), a school record for consecutive games with double-digit 3s. The old record of three-straight games happened four times, most recently in February of 2016.
  • The Cougars have allowed an average of 46.0 points per game the last two outings. BYU held UNLV to 50 points and Nevada to 42. The last time the Cougars limited opponents to 50 points or fewer in consecutive games was in WCC play last season in wins over Loyola Marymount (67-49) and at Portland (83-48) on Feb. 2 and 7, 2019.
  • Connor Harding is coming off the best two-game stretch of his career scoring the ball. He hit three 3s for 12 points against UNLV and had 10 points vs. Nevada. He shot 8 of 14 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3 in the two games.

BYU Cougars (8-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Mark Pope
  • Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 85-60 (5th)
  • Record at BYU: 8-4 (1st)

Utah State Aggies (10-1, 2-0 Mountain West)

  • Head Coach: Craig Smith
  • Alma Mater: North Dakota, 1996
  • Career Record: 189-92 (9th)
  • Record at Utah State: 38-8 (2nd)

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (courtside)
  • Live Video: BYUtv.org and the BYUtv app
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2, KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads *143/141-92
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 95-80, 12/05/18
  • H/A/N: 86-32/54-60/3-0

*Wins in 2015 and 2016 vacated by NCAA

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