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Cougs on Cougs: How can BYU Basketball snap its 2-game losing streak?

BYU Basketball dropped two games in a row for the first time this season, both on the road. What do the Cougs need to do to get back on the winning track? Plus, who won our 100th episode giveaway?

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Hello Cougar Fans! Welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED of Cougs on Cougs! You read that right—Cougs on Cougs has been around for 100 weeks, bringing you the latest in BYU Football and Basketball news. We are so grateful for those of you who have watched our videos, read our articles, and followed us on social media. And we are especially thankful for those of you who took time to submit a video to enter our giveaway! Watch the episode to find out who our very lucky winner is! And shoutout to Royal Army/Rooci Wear, Dahle Lama, Aubrey Reeves with BYU Basketball, Ben Criddle with ESPN960, and our friend Boney Fuller for their awesome contributions to the prize package!

Unfortunately, for the first time this BYU Basketball season, the Cougars lost back-to-back games, first to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles (ugh), and then to Gonzaga in Spokane. It just wasn’t the Cougars week, as turnovers, a lack of bench points, and giving up second-chance points doomed them in the two losses. It didn’t help that star Elijah Bryant took a hard fall on Thursday night during the game and wasn’t quite as effective as he usually is against the Zags. But as always, we look at the bright spots of the games in our Coaching from the Couch segment, and there were a couple of things to like! No foul trouble, holding opponents to a low 3-point shooting percentage, and a player who had a career-high night against the Bulldogs are some of our things that went right this week. BYU Basketball looks to bounce back this week with two contests at home, first against Santa Clara and then San Francisco.

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Talk of the Town this week has to begin with SuperBowl LII, as two former Cougars now play for the Patriots. Unfortunately for Kyle Van Noy and Harvey Langi, the Patriots lost to the Eagles, 41-33. But there were plenty of happy former Eagles players with BYU ties, and we share some of our favorite tweets from them! Football signing day is Wednesday, and the Cougs got an early commit from Gunner Romney, a 2018 wide receiver who could really help the team. We’ll round up some more signing day news on next week’s show. Also on next week’s show? #BYUValentines. Yeah. Scroll through the hashtag and get excited.

We also catch up with former BYU hoopsters Brandon Davies in Lithuania along with his now-teammate, former Gonzaga star Kevin Pangos. We also catch up with Jimmer Fredette with some BYU fans who traveled to China to see him. We mean it when we say BYU travels well.

Thank you to everyone who made it to our BYU-Gonzaga watch party! We wish the game had gone better, but at least we could commiserate together with good food and conversation.

See you next week, Cougar Fans!

About the Show

Cougars on Cougars is a weekly YouTube show in which Jess and Mary, two “dyed in the wool, true blue, through and through” BYU fans discuss the happenings of BYU football and basketball on—and off—the field and court.

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