However till then, the Cougars will set their sights on returning to the NCAA Match and making an attempt to exit of the WCC with their first-ever league title. To be able to try this, they’ll need to get by the preseason No. 1 workforce within the land, Gonzaga.
If there’s a coach within the WCC that would presumably take down the Zags, it’s third-year BYU head coach Mark Pope. Pope fielded a versatile roster that offers his workforce loads of totally different appears led by senior guard Alex Barcello.
Barcello returns to BYU after taking advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver that allowed everybody to have a free yr of eligibility final season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Becoming a member of Barcello within the backcourt at BYU is Milwaukee grad transfer Te’Jon Lucas, who like Barcello, advantages from the NCAA waiver. This will probably be Lucas’ sixth yr in faculty basketball.
The Cougars additionally carry again preseason All-WCC forward Caleb Lohner. Lohner, who loves to check former Boston Celtics star Larry Fowl, is likely one of the finest rebounders to come back by BYU over the past 20 years.
BYU returns ahead Gideon George and middle Richard Harward who’re starters in Mark Pope’s preliminary 5.
The 2021-22 BYU basketball schedule options at the very least three video games in opposition to Energy Six competitors within the non-conference play. BYU can have a complete of 14 video games performed on the Marriott Center this year during the building’s 50th anniversary.
All BYU basketball video games may be heard on KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM, and the KSL NewsRadio app).
2021-22 BYU Basketball Schedule
All occasions in Mountain Time Zone
Nov. 9 – Cleveland State, 8 p.m., BYUtv
Nov. 12 – San Diego State, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Nov. 20 – Central Methodist, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Nov. 24 – Texas Southern, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Nov. 27 – at Utah, 7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Mountain
Dec. 1 – at Utah Valley, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Dec. 8 – Utah State, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Dec. 18 – at Weber State, 6 p.m., KJZZ & ESPN+
Dec. 23 – vs. Vanderbilt or Hawaii (Diamond Head Traditional), ESPN2 or ESPNU
Dec. 25 – Diamond Head Traditional Sport #3, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Dec. 29 – Westminster, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Jan. 1 – at Portland, 8 p.m., Stadium
Jan. 6 – at Pacific, TBA, BYUtv
Jan. 8 – Saint Mary’s, 8 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 13 – at No. 1 Gonzaga, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 20 – San Diego, TBA, CBS Sports Network
Jan. 22 – Portland, 7 p.m., BYUtv
Jan. 27 – at Santa Clara, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 29 – at Pacific, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 5 – No. 1 Gonzaga, 8 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 10 – at Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 12 – at Pepperdine, TBA, CBS Sports Network
Feb. 19 – at Saint Mary’s, 8 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 26 – Pepperdine, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Mar. 3-8 – 2022 WCC Males’s Basketball Match (Las Vegas)
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports activities Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Comply with him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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