PROVO, Utah – BYU men's basketball will head to Southern California for a pair of West Coast Conference games, beginning with Loyola Marymount on Thursday at 8 p.m. PST in Gersten Pavilion. The Cougars are currently second in the WCC standings at 8-3, one game ahead of Pacific and Saint Mary's.
BYU's game at Loyola Marymount will be televised live on ESPNU. 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 has made double-digit 3-pointers the last five games – the second-longest streak of consecutive games with 10-plus 3s in team history – the record of six was set earlier this season. The Cougars have also shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in nine-straight games, tied for the longest single-season streak in team history. The record of nine games was previously set at the end of the 1988-89 season.
- Senior forward Yoeli Childs scored a season-best 32 points on 14 of 23 shooting from the field vs. San Francisco. It was his fifth career 30-point game. He has shot 50.0 percent or better in his last 10 games played.
- BYU is second in the WCC standings at 8-3 and has a one-game lead over third-place Pacific and Saint Mary’s. Nationally, BYU is 17th in the Kenpom.com rankings and has an NCAA NET ranking of 23 (as of Feb. 10).
BYU Cougars (19-7, 8-3 WCC)
- Head Coach: Mark Pope
- Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
- Division I Career Record: 96-63 (5th)
- Record at BYU: 19-7 (1st)
Loyola Marymount Lions (8-16, 2-8 WCC)
- Head Coach: Mike Dunlap
- Alma Mater: LMU, 1980
- Career Record: 417-225 (21st)
- Record at LMU: 78-103 (6th)
- TV: ESPNU
- TV Talent: Eric Rothman (play-by-play), Dan Dickau (analyst)
- 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 Record: *17/12-5
- Last Meeting: BYU won 63-48, 1/4/20
- H/A/N: *9/7-2|6/4-3|2/1-0
*Wins in 2016 and 2017 vacated by NCAA