Owners of a six-game win streak and ranked for the first time since 2010-11, No. 23 BYU men's basketball hosts West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara Thursday at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The Cougars are currently second in the WCC standings at 10-3, 1.5 games ahead of Saint Mary's (8-4) and two games ahead of Pacific (8-5).
BYU's game against Santa Clara will be televised live on CBS Sports Network. The radio broadcast will be available live on the BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143/89.1 FM HD2 and KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
- BYU entered the AP Top 25 this week at No. 23, the first time the Cougars have been ranked since 2010-11. Currently on a six-game winning streak, BYU is also receiving votes and is two spots outside the USA Today Coaches Poll.
- BYU has won three games this season on game-winning shots with 12 seconds or less on the clock. The first came at Houston when TJ Haws hit a buzzer-beating fadeaway jump shot for a 72-71 win. The second was a Haws 3-pointer from the top of the key with just under nine seconds on the clock to beat Saint Mary’s 81-79. The third came at San Diego when Yoeli Childs finished an alley-oop dunk off a pass from Haws with 11.1 second left for a 72-71 win.
- The Cougars have made 304 3-point field goals through 28 games, just 26 from tying the record of 330 set in 2015-16 in 37 games. The current squad is making 10.9 per game compared to the record of 8.9 set in 2015-16.
BYU Cougars (21-7, 10-3 WCC)
- Head Coach: Mark Pope
- Alma Mater: Kentucky, 1996
- Division I Career Record: 98-63 (5th)
- Record at BYU: 21-7 (1st)
Santa Clara Broncos (18-9, 5-7 WCC)
- Head Coach: Herb Sendek
- Alma Mater: Carnegie Mellon, 1985
- Career Record: 475-355 (26th)
- Record at Santa Clara: 62-60 (4th)
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- TV Talent: Michael Grady (play-by-play), Ryan Hollins (analyst)
- Live Video: CBSsports.com
- 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: *31/27-6
- Last Meeting: BYU won 80-74, 1/12/19
- H/A/N: *17/15-2|11/10-4|3/2-0
*Wins in 2016 and 2017 vacated by NCAA