LISTEN: The vibe in Omaha ahead of BYU’s Dance debut

Mar 20, 2024, 4:27 PM | Updated: 6:52 pm

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OMAHA, Neb. – On Wednesday, BYU basketball completed its one open practice of the NCAA Tournament at the CHI Health Center.

Most of the fans that were in attendance appeared to be part of the travel party with the team. It was another reminder that there wouldn’t be near the large gathering of BYU faithful as there would have been in Salt Lake City.

 Regardless, BYU went through some basic layup lines and drills in the 40-minute practice as they put the final touches on prep for the Duquesne Dukes.

The open practice occurred after BYU’s closed session at the Creighton basketball facility earlier on Wednesday morning.

Some observations from the open practice session in Omaha.

–Aly Khalifa participated in the open practice. The starting center for BYU is recovering from an ankle injury that sidelined him in the second half against Texas Tech at the Big 12 Tournament.

–One of the backups to Khalifa at the center position did not participate in the practice at the CHI Health Center. That was third-string big man Atiki Ally Atiki.


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LISTEN: The vibe in Omaha ahead of BYU’s Dance debut