BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

BYU Men’s Basketball with big games this week in conference standings

Feb 19, 2019, 5:45 PM
Brigham Young guard Zac Seljaas reacts after making a three-point shot during the second half of an...
Brigham Young guard Zac Seljaas reacts after making a three-point shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

PROVO – The BYU Men’s Basketball team is currently a little roll as they have won five conference games in a row and have won nine out its last eleven games.

They sit at second in the West Coast Conference standings (10-3, 18-10 overall) and are currently 1.5 games ahead of third place San Francisco (8-4, 20-6 overall). The Cougars have an opportunity to create some more distance for that second seed as they host the Dons on Thursday.

Cougar fans may well remember the last time the team took on San Francisco nearly a month ago. BYU struggled to get going offensively and lost 82-63 on the road. This time, the game will be played at the Marriott Center.

“It’s always fun to travel, but it’s nice to be at home with our fans,” said guard Zac Seljaas.

BYU will look to continue to build off its recent momentum in its win streak. Last week the Cougars played University of San Diego and Loyola Marymount University. Both games required a comeback as BYU found itself down double digits in each contest.

“We knew we had to take one possession at a time. There was no point in going out and jacking shots and trying to do it on your own. That’s how you get buried when you’re down 14,” forward Yoeli Childs said about his team trailing by 14 points against the Toreros. “We did a good job of staying together. When they were on their run in the first half, we weren’t doing a great job of making the extra play and the extra effort. I think we changed that.”

The team beat USD Thursday 88-82 in overtime and beat LMU 70-62 on Saturday.

With a Cougars win it would put them up 2.5 games over the Dons. BYU will then only have two games left in its regular season after Thursday’s contest with San Francisco having three.

Saturday the Cougars hit the road to take on the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Then will finish out their regular season at home March 2nd against USD.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Brigham Young University

lake restoration...
Mark Jones

BYU study: Great Salt Lake could dry up in 5 years if changes aren’t made

A study co-authored by a BYU professor says the Great Salt Lake could be gone in five years unless changes are made.
11 days ago
The Brigham Young University campus in Provo is pictured on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Deseret News)...
Heather McShane

First Black student at BYU walked the halls over eight decades ago

The first black student at BYU was actually a master's student named Norman Wilson studying agricultural economics.
20 days ago
Researchers at the BYU and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute used samples from one cap...
Waverly Golden

Researchers at BYU successfully sequenced the entire genome of leopard species going extinct

Researchers at the BYU and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute used samples from one captive mainland clouded leopard and one wild Sunda clouded leopard to successfully sequence the entire genome of leopard species.
2 months ago
video game...
Elizabeth Weiler

BYU students win international award for video game

The interactive computer game in question is titled Liminus: The Silent Guard, it was initially created as a capstone project for nearly 50 students.
2 months ago
BYU...
Mark Jackson

BYU wellness students return from Blue zone with healthy lifestyle tips

Some BYU students are learning how to live healthy and happier lives from a trip to Ikaria, Greece.
3 months ago
The anticipation of hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks will not be the only source of excitement at BY...
Elizabeth Weiler

BYU to host Arkansas with a Fighter Wings flyover

The anticipation of hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks will not be the only source of excitement at BYU's stadium this Saturday. Hill fighter wings will perform a flyer-over. 
4 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...
Macey's

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
BYU Men’s Basketball with big games this week in conference standings