The 17-7 BYU Cougars head up to the Pacific Northwest Thursday to take on the Pilots of Portland for the second of two times this season.
The first game between the Cougars and the Pilots was on Jan. 11 at the Marriott Center and the Cougars came out on top, 96-70.
BYU heads into this second matchup with the Pilots off of a thrilling, last-second 81-79 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels at the Marriott Center Saturday. That game tied them with the Gaels for second place in the WCC.
The Pilots are tied with San Diego for last place in the WCC at just 1-8. Their overall record is 9-15. The Pilots lone conference win came over San Francisco (who BYU lost to on the Hilltop, and who gave Gonzaga a run for their money Saturday). That Portland over USF score was 76-65 back on Jan. 4 but since then they have been on a 7-game losing streak since then, starting with that loss at BYU. They lost 85-61 to Santa Clara on Saturday.
Here’s how you can watch the game:
- Thurs. Feb. 6, 8:00 p.m. MT
- Chiles Center, Portland, OR
- Stadium (or KJZZ for Utah viewers) - You probably know the Stadium drill by now, but if not, here’s a link with more info on how to view that. There are plenty of ways!
TV Broadcast Team:
- Barry Tompkins (play-by-play)
- Dani Klupenger (analyst)
Leave any thoughts from before, during, or after the game in the comments below.