BYU basketball will play its second game of the season at EnergySolutions Arena when the Cougars take on Virginia Tech on Saturday at 12 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on ESPNU.
BYU Cougars (9-4, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 194-58 (8th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 0-0 ACC)
Head Coach: James Johnson
Alma Mater: Ferrum, 1993
Division I Career Record: 9-3 (1st)
Record at Virginia Tech: Same
TV Talent: Rich Cellini (play-by-play), Steve Cleveland (analyst)
Live Video: ESPN3.com
Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
Live Audio: KSL.com
Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
Series Record: BYU leads 2-0
Last Meeting: BYU won 70-68, 1/25/12
|Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 0-0 ACC)|
|BYU Cougars (9-4, 0-0 WCC)|
Senior Brandon Davies has played his best basketball over the last four games, averaging 25.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.8 steals while shooting .645 from the field and .778 from the free throw line.
BYU posted a season-high 27 assists on 38 made baskets in a 95-62 win against Eastern New Mexico. Six different players recorded at least three assists against the Greyhounds. The 27 dimes are the most by the Cougars since recording the same number last season against San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2012. BYU had 29 assists against Buffalo last season on Dec. 20, 2011.
Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.
Haws the closer
Davies does it all
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 194-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.770). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice and has guided the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances and six 25-win seasons. In 2010 he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one tournament game in the two seasons since, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011.