BYU Basketball: The “BIG” question

When the buzzer sounded in Las Vegas Tuesday night, the BYU Cougars had fallen 91-75 to the no. 7-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference Championship. The highly overmatched Cougars not only needed to play a perfect game in order to win, but they needed the Zag’s to have an off night as well. The lack of an offensive and defensive presence in the frontcourt for BYU...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball: Saying ‘goodbye’ to 5 seniors

BYU heads into the final week of the season. For five cougars it will be their last time to put on a BYU jersey. Senior play will be key as BYU attempts to get an NCAA Tournament bid. Tyler Haws 6-5 195 Alpine, Utah Haws will go down as one of the greatest players to every play for BYU. When the Cougars travel to Portland this Thursday, he will only need 7 points to become the...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Rose says Austin could miss rest of season

Provo • If Saturday's 77-74 loss to San Diego proved anything, it is that BYU sorely misses 6-foot-11 forward Nate Austin, who has been sidelined since Dec. 10 with a hamstring injury. The Cougars did get some offensive contributions from Luke Worthington and Corbin Kaufusi, but were torched inside repeatedly by USD big men who hadn't done much in previous games. Austin practiced...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
January 26, 2015

BYU basketball: Y. returns Winder; Austin still out

Provo • Coach Dave Rose had good news and bad news for BYU basketball fans after the Cougars wrapped up basketball practice on Thursday. The good news is that senior guard Anson Winder, who missed last weekend’s Bay Area split with a sprained knee, has been practicing this week and should play on Saturday against San Diego (2 p.m. MST, TWC/ROOT). The bad news is that senior...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
January 23, 2015

BYU should stick with four guard lineup

Right before the Utah game, Cougar center Nate Austin tore his hamstring. The move left coach Dave Rose scrambling. He decided to put a few unproven big guys in the game. While the big men played hard, the Cougars suffered through one of their worst offensive showings of the season. The Cougars played better overall against Gonzaga but something was still missing. The switch to a...
Via TornBySports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Austin's return weeks away; no decision yet on Aytes

Provo • Having split a pair of home games to open the West Coast Conference season, the Cougars head out on the road later this week for their first games outside the state of Utah since November. They will play at Santa Clara on Thursday (3 p.m. MST, BYUtv) and at San Francisco on Saturday (9 p.m., CSN Bay Area) without two injured big men, Nate Austin and Jamal Aytes. Coach Dave...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
December 30, 2014

High-scoring Cougars can't run or rebound

Provo • Before the referee could throw up the basketball for the opening tip, BYU’s Nate Austin felt his hamstring pop while taking a few stretches on Wednesday night in the annual rivalry game against Utah. Austin hobbled off the floor after a couple of missed shots just 28 seconds into the game, never to return, and the Cougars hopes of knocking off the No. 13 Utes went with...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
December 11, 2014

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