|Brigham Young||T Haws 20.8||B Davies 7.8||M Carlino 4.3|
|Loyola Marymount||A Ireland 20.5||A Hamilton 6.9||A Ireland 3.7|
On Saturday, Brigham Young visits Gersten Pavilion to take on Loyola Marymount. Tipoff is at 11 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Cougars defeated the Lions 92-51 on Jan. 3 and are 2-1 against them over the past four years.
Brigham Young is in third place in the conference, Loyola Marymount is in ninth place.
The Cougars fell 70-65 to Gonzaga on Feb. 28. Tyler Haws finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 20.8 points per contest. The Lions were defeated by Santa Clara 79-56 on Feb. 28 despite 15 points and 10 rebounds from Alex Osborne. He contributes 4.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.1 points per game.
In terms of team stats, Brigham Young has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Cougars have an edge over the Lions, 76 points per game to 65 points per game.
Loyola Marymount StatSmack
- Brigham Young has been the favorite five out of the last five times.
- Since 1998, Brigham Young has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Loyola Marymount (one vs. zero).
- Brigham Young has an average margin of victory of 26 over Loyola Marymount in three wins since 2005.
- Brigham Young has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Loyola Marymount (No. 36 vs. No. 130).
- The Brigham Young assist leader (Matt Carlino, 130 assists) has more assists than the Loyola Marymount assist leader (Anthony Ireland, 106 assists).
- Matt Carlino is ranked 6th in the West Coast in assists and 39th nationally in steals.
- Brandon Davies is ranked 25th nationally in points, 4th in the West Coast in rebounds, 9th in the West Coast in steals, and 5th in the West Coast in blocks.
- The Brigham Young scoring leader (Tyler Haws, 625 points) has more points than the Loyola Marymount scoring leader (Anthony Ireland, 594 points).
- The Brigham Young steals leader (Matt Carlino, 58 steals) has more steals than the Loyola Marymount steals leader (Anthony Ireland, 45 steals).
- Over the past 10 years, Brigham Young has had more players drafted by the NBA than Loyola Marymount (four vs. zero).
- Brigham Young has a better record at home than Loyola Marymount this season (13-3 vs. 5-8).