BYU Prepares for Conference Tournament without Senior Leadership

BYU Prepares for Conference Tournament without Senior Leadership

PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University basketball is looking ahead to the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas after their huge win over number one ranked Gonzaga.
     Injuries to senior captains L.J. Rose and Kyle Davis left the Cougars limping into the tournament, with losses to low RPI teams like Pepperdine and San Diego.
     “I think that’s the right way to go about it. We just need to have it be consistent, that all of us are bringing it all the time and it will be alright even without that experience that we’re lacking,” star center Eric Mika said.
     He feels like everyone is stepping up so they can repeat what they did in Spokane last weekend.
     They will be playing in the tournament without any upperclassmen in the lineup for the first time in a long time – in the past 57 years, the Cougars have played only two games without a junior or senior in the starting lineup. This year they’ve already played six. BYU will start all sophomores and freshmen again this Saturday when they take on the Loyola Marymount Lions.
     The Cougars finished the season third in the WCC behind Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Their game against LMU tips off at 2 p.m. Mountain Time on BYUtv.
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