|San Diego||J Dee 15.0||C Manresa 7.2||C Anderson 5.8|
|Brigham Young||T Haws 21.4||B Davies 7.3||M Carlino 4.3|
On Saturday, Brigham Young hosts San Diego at Marriott Center. It gets started at 9:00 EST and you can see it on BYUtv. The Cougars are 3-0 against the Toreros over the last four years. The last time they met (3/2/2012) they won 73-68.
San Diego and Brigham Young are close in the West Coast, holding down 1st and 3rd place, respectively.
In their last game, Tyler Haws put up 23 points and 7 rebounds in the Cougars 70-69 loss to Saint Mary's on January 16th. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 21.4 points per contest. In a 78-70 victory over Loyola Marymount on January 16th, Christopher Anderson put up 14 points and 6 assists for the Toreros. With 5.8 assists per game and 2.6 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Brigham Young appears to have a key statistical advantage in two areas. The Cougars have an edge in rebounding, 40 per game to 32 per game. Additionally, Brigham Young has the advantage over San Diego in scoring, 78 points per game to 67 points per game.
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- Brigham Young is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Brigham Young is 77.5 inches compared to 76.0 inches for San Diego.
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Brigham Young has had more players drafted by the NBA than San Diego (4 vs 0).
- People just expect us to beat you. Brigham Young has been the favorite 4 out of the last 5 times.
- Brigham Young has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.794 to 0.379).
- It's only wins and losses, but Brigham Young has a better overall record than San Diego this season (10-4 vs 7-8).
- Matt Carlino is ranked 9th in the West Coast in assists and 8th in the West Coast in steals.
- Brigham Young has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than San Diego (#36 vs #103).
- AP voters think more highly of Brigham Young and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than San Diego (65 vs 1).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Brigham Young currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (985 to 957) than San Diego, per the NCAA.
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Brigham Young has recruited more Top 50 high school players than San Diego (1 vs 0).