The BYU men’s basketball team plays Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, March 6, 2023.

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Men: No. 5 seed BYU (19-14) vs. No. 1 seed Saint Mary’s (25-6)

West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament semifinals

Monday, 7 p.m. MST

Orleans Arena (Las Vegas)


Radio: 102.7 FM, 1160 AM, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143

Previous matchups: BYU lost to Saint Mary’s 57-56 in Provo in late January when Aidan Mahaney hit a contested fadeaway jumper with 0.3 seconds to play, and the Gaels beat the Cougars 71-65 in California last month in a game where BYU trailed by three points going into the final minute.


BYU gets another crack at top-seed Saint Mary’s in semifinals of its final WCC tournament

In their last game: BYU beat Loyola Marymount 73-63 in the WCC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday to advance to Monday’s semifinals. Rudi Williams scored a team-high 23 points and the Cougars built a big lead early and held off several comeback attempts by the Lions.

Saint Mary’s lost 77-68 at Gonzaga a little over a week ago in the regular-season finale in a matchup of top 20 programs. The Gaels, even with the loss, shared the regular-season WCC title with the Zags. 

Key players: Williams continues to come up big for the Cougars since reentering the starting lineup three games ago, and he’ll need another strong effort against Saint Mary’s. Fousseyni Traore is coming off a quiet game against Loyola Marymount, but he’s played …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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