Free-throw shooting could doom BYU Basketball

After a 70-59 win over the St. Mary’s Gaels, the BYU Cougars were in position to finish in second place or better in the West Coast Conference by winning out the rest of the season. Instead, the 6-15 Pacific Tigers came into the Marriott Center Saturday afternoon and took down the Cougars in a 77-72 upset. BYU shot an icy 33.9 percent from the field—including 21.7 percent from...
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Fischer scores 25 points; BYU beats San Francisco 102-92

PROVO, Utah (AP) Chase Fischer scored 25 points and Nick Emery added 21 to help BYU beat San Francisco 102-92 on Saturday night. Zac Seljaas chipped in 20 points for BYU (12-5, 3-1 West Coast Conference), which scored its most points of the season and plays at conference-leader Gonzaga (13-3, 5-0) on Thursday. San Francisco (9-7, 3-3) had a two-point lead with 2:47 left in the...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball: What we know after non-conference play

BYU wrapped up non-conference play at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, HI on Christmas Day against the Northern Iowa Panthers with an 84-76 win and an overall record of 9-4. The Diamond Head Classic was the perfect place for the Cougars to put the final evaluation on the roster before the beginning of West Coast Conference play begins on New Year’s Eve against the St. Mary’s...
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Fischer has record 41 as BYU blitzes New Mexico 96-66

HONOLULU (AP) Chase Fischer scored a career-high and Diamond Head Classic record 41 points and BYU blitzed former conference rival New Mexico 96-66 on Wednesday. Fischer also had a record nine 3-pointers in 14 attempts and was 8 of 9 from the foul line to surpass the 36 points Hawaii's Dwain Williams had against St. Mary's in 2009. The Cougars are now in the West Coast Conference...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fischer, Emery lead BYU to 80-68 win over Utah State

PROVO, Utah (AP) Chase Fischer scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and Nick Emery added 17 points to help BYU beat Utah State 80-68 on Wednesday night. Kyle Davis scored 14 points, Corbin Kaufusi 10 and Kyle Collinsworth finished with eight points, seven rebounds, 11 assists and two blocked shots for BYU (6-2). Shane Rector's layup with 11:13 left in the first half pulled...
Via Associated Press
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fischer, tight defense late lead BYU over Weber State 73-68

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Chase Fischer scored 21 points, Kyle Davis and Kyle Collinsworth added 15 apiece, and BYU's defense tightened up after a loose first half to hang on for a 73-68 win over Weber State on Saturday. Fischer was 7 of 12 from the field and made four 3-pointers for BYU (5-2), adding five rebounds and four steals. Collinsworth hit two jump shots late, pushing the...
Via Associated Press
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Ailing Cougars should get Fischer back for LMU game

Los Angeles • After his team's third-straight West Coast Conference road loss on Thursday night, an 80-74 setback at Pepperdine in which the Cougars blew a 13-point halftime lead, BYU coach Dave Rose refused to use injuries as an excuse. "We just weren't good enough," Rose said. The Cougars played without Chase Fischer, their best 3-point shooter. Rose said Fisher "got hit upside...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
February 06, 2015

BYU basketball: Cougs hope to settle the score with upstart Pepperdine

Malibu, Calif. • Growing up in rural West Virginia, BYU guard Chase Fischer had never heard of Pepperdine University, let alone that the private school just outside of Los Angeles had a pretty good basketball team. Well, he knows now, and so do the rest of the Cougars. The Waves stunned BYU 67-61 on Jan. 8 in Provo, serving notice that they would be one of the better teams in...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
February 04, 2015

BYU Basketball: Key’s to winning out in December

It may be now or never for Brigham Young University’s men’s basketball team.  Playing in the West Coast Conference, nonconference wins are needed for the Cougars. (Outside of Gonzaga, the WCC is fairly weak.) With loses at neutral sites to San Diego State and Purdue in November, and a loss in Provo to no. 13-ranked University of Utah, it is obvious that the rest of the December...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars drub Seattle Pacific 75-44

Provo • Through two college basketball exhibition games, it is becoming quite clear that Wake Forest transfer Chase Fischer will be BYU’s third scoring option this season. Fischer led all scorers with 21 points, including 13 in the second half, as the Cougars drubbed Seattle Pacific 75-44 on Saturday night at the Marriott Center. Seattle Pacific, an NCAA Division II school, gave...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
November 08, 2014

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