San Francisco vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview
|San Francisco||C Dickerson 14.5||C Dickerson 9.9||C Doolin 5.7|
|Brigham Young||T Haws 20.9||B Davies 7.8||M Carlino 4.4|
Brigham Young welcomes San Francisco to Marriott Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on BYUtv. The Cougars beat the Dons 80-76 on Jan. 5 and are 4-0 against them over the last four years.
Brigham Young is currently in third place in the conference and San Francisco is in sixth.
The Cougars were defeated by San Diego 74-68 on Feb. 7 despite 27 points from Tyler Haws. At 20.9, he paces the team in points per game. In an 86-78 victory over Pepperdine on Feb. 2, Cole Dickerson put up 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Dons. With 14.5 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Brigham Young looks to have the advantage in two significant areas. The Cougars will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Dons in rebounding, 39 per game to 32 per game. Brigham Young also has an advantage in scoring, 77 points per game to 68 points per game.
San Francisco StatSmack
- Brigham Young is ranked higher than San Francisco in the West Coast (No. 3 vs. No. 6).
- The Brigham Young three-point leader (Tyler Haws, 34 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the San Francisco three-point leader (Avry Holmes, 32 three-pointers).
- Brigham Young has a better record on the road than San Francisco this season (5-4 vs. 3-5).
- Brigham Young has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (78.9 percent to 47.7 percent).
- Brigham Young is better at defending the three (32.6 percent allowed vs. 36.1 percent allowed) than San Francisco this season.
- Brigham Young has a potent offense, scoring more points (77.6 per game vs. 68.9 per game) than San Francisco this season.
- Brigham Young has been the favorite seven out of the last seven times.
- Brigham Young players are more experienced than San Francisco players (11,771 minutes played vs. 7,851 minutes played).
- The Brigham Young steals leader (Matt Carlino, 54 steals) has more steals than the San Francisco steals leader (Cody Doolin, 37 steals).
- Over the past 10 years, Brigham Young has had more players drafted by the NBA than San Francisco (four vs. zero).
- Brigham Young has a better record at home than San Francisco this season (11-1 vs. 6-5).