by Mike Miller
While the end of the school year means the on-field/court/track action is slowing down, the off-field/court/track drama continues to heat up. The BYU men’s basketball team remained firmly in the spotlight this week, as Gideon George and Caleb Lohner are reportedly entering the transfer portal.
Despite being rocked by the unexpected departure of head coach Mike Littlewood, the Cougars were able to win three of four games at Nebraska last week. All four games were decided by just one run.
Next Up: BYU takes a short trip north for a rivalry game at Utah on Tuesday. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. MT on BYU Radio and the Pac-12 Network. The Cougars follow that game with three matches against San Diego in Provo this weekend.
With George and Lohner on their way out, questions abound about BYU’s roster for next season. Already lacking depth at the center position, Mark Pope’s team is now even weaker. Expect the Cougars to be aggressive in the transfer portal moving forward.
Next Up: After weather wiped out last week’s games, BYU is back in action this week. They host UVU on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. MT, with a stream available through BYUtv. The Cougars then head to sunny San Diego for a three-game series.
Next Up: The season concludes this week with two final home matches. Pacific visits on Friday at noon MT, followed by Saint Mary’s at 10:30 a.m MT on Saturday. Those in Provo can head to BYU’s outdoor tennis courts to catch the action.
While the regular season ended the same way most of the team’s matches have gone this year with two more losses, BYU showed heart against No. 1 UCLA. On Senior Night, the Cougars took the Bruins all the way to a fifth set, showing they can hang with anyone despite their record.
Next Up: The MPSF Tournament begins on Wednesday with six seed BYU playing three seed Pepperdine at 7:00 p.m. MT. Subsequent games may be held Thursday-Saturday depending on the Cougars’ results. The tournament will be streamed on flovolleyball.tv.
Featured image courtesy Scott G Winterton, Deseret News