Found March 03, 2012 on
Provo After finishing in third place in their inaugural season in the West Coast Conference, the BYU Cougars were well represented Tuesday when the league handed out its annual postseason honors.
Senior forward Noah Hartsock and junior forward Brandon Davies made the 10-member All-WCC First Team, while freshman guard Matt Carlino made the five-member All-Freshman Team and was also named all-conference honorable mention.
Junior guard Matthew Dellavedova of league champion Saint Mary's is the WCC Player of the Year. Gonzaga's Rob Sacre is the Defensive Player of the Year -- an honor that easily could have gone to BYU's Hartsock or Davies -- and Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos is the Newcomer of the Year.
Max Good of Loyola Marymount is the WCC Coach of the Year.
All four major awards, along with the All-WCC Team and All-Freshman Team, were voted on by the league's nine head coaches.
Two years ago, freshman guard Tyler Haws suffered a fractured ...
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Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies combined for 27 second-half points to lead BYU to a 73-68 win over San Diego in a West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal game on Friday night.
Hartsock finished with 19 points, including a pair of free throws with 6.5 seconds to play, and Davies scored 16 for the third-seeded Cougars (25-7), who will play second-seeded Gonzaga (23-5) in Saturday...
As the Cougars participate in the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas, it will be Anson Winder’s homecoming. Though he got to travel with the team to Las Vegas last year on a few occasions while redshirting, this will be his first time playing as a BYU athlete in his home city. With his freshman season winding down, Winder has loved his BYU experience so far.
When the Cougars begin postseason play on Friday against either Pepperdine or San Diego, they will do so with a number of players that didn’t participate during last year’s postseason. One such player – midyear transfer Matt Carlino – was redshirting, while another – Brandon Davies – had just been suspended. This year, however, they will get their shot to lead BYU to postseason glory.