Steve

Steve Pierce

Basketball Editor

Steve Pierce became Vanquish The Foe's lead basketball writer in 2013. Prior to joining the team, he was the founder and editor of Post-Jimmer, an independent BYU basketball blog. Steve holds a B.A. in journalism from BYU and will receive an M.A. in political management from George Washington in 2014. In addition to his day job as a strategic communications consultant, he has also written about sports, politics, and popular culture for a variety of print and online outlets. Steve lives in Washington, DC with his long-suffering wife, who mercifully tolerates his basketball obsession.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Know The Foe: Q&A with Huskies blog UW Dawg Pound

We enlisted the help of a Washington blogger to give us some insight on the Huskies ahead of Tuesday's NIT matchup in Provo.

BYU grabs NIT home game, confirms that money talks

After much speculation that their lackluster resume would cause the Cougars to fall out of the bracket altogether, BYU received a No. 3 seed in the NIT.

Slow start, late mistakes doom BYU in loss to USD

Despite stellar play from Brandon Davies, the Cougars were done in by another bad first half and more poor late-game execution in a 72-69 loss to the Toreros.

WCC Tournament: Team-By-Team Preview

With the action ready to get underway in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the tournament field is essentially comprised of eight teams hoping for a small miracle to help them knock off the gigantic Bulldog in the room.

BYU's upset bid falls short against No. 2 Gonzaga

Dramatic performances by seniors Brock Zylstra, Craig Cusick, and Brandon Davies gave BYU a shot to topple one of the nation's best teams, but the Cougars couldn't quite get the job done in a 70-65 loss.

Mind Games: 3 Reasons Why BYU Can Upset Gonzaga

A close study of the fragile psyches of college athletes would indicate that BYU's chances to upset the No. 2 Zags may be better than they appear.

Toolson could have big impact on Rose's 2014 class

BYU received a verbal commitment from swingman Jake Toolson on Tuesday. While Toolson is a good player in his own right, his friendship with top recruit Payton Dastrup may prove to be just as significant for Dave Rose's Cougars.

BYU outlasts Utah State on Cusick's buzzer-beater

The Cougars needed an improbable last-second shot by Craig Cusick to escape with a 70-68 win over their in-state rivals.

BYU falls to San Diego as tournament hopes fade

After falling behind early yet again, a frenzied second half rally couldn't save the Cougars against the upset-minded Toreros.

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