What stands out about BYU basketball’s newly released conference schedule

Brigham Young Cougars forward Gavin Baxter (25) drives against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

Brigham Young Cougars forward Gavin Baxter (25) drives against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — BYU knows the conference portion of its 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule.

The West Coast Conference released its league schedule Thursday, giving Cougar fans a glimpse of what the team will face in its 16-game conference slate this season, after going 13-3 in WCC play last year.

Among the highlights for the Cougars are playing four of their first five conference games on the road, including a road contest against Saint Mary’s on Jan. 14, while finishing with four of its final six regular-season games at home. That final stretch includes a Feb. 11 game at the Marriott Center against Saint Mary’s, as well as the regular-season finale on Feb. 27, a home matchup against Gonzaga.

Last year, BYU knocked off then-No. 2 Gonzaga in the Cougars’ home finale, 91-78.

The Cougars end January with three straight home games — against Portland, Pepperdine and San Francisco — and play at Gonzaga on Feb. 6.

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#WCChoops Men’s Schedule
Dec. 31
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BYU’s nonconference schedule will be released at a later time.

BYU’s 2020-21 WCC conference schedule

Dec. 31, at Pepperdine

Jan. 2, at San Diego

Jan. 7, Pacific

Jan. 14, at Saint Mary’s

Jan. 16, at San Francisco

Jan. 21, Portland

Jan. 23, Pepperdine

Jan. 30, San Francisco

Feb. 4, at Portland

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Feb. 6, at Gonzaga

Feb. 11, Saint Mary’s

Feb. 13, San Diego

Feb. 18, at Pacific

Feb. 20, at Loyola Marymount

Feb. 25, Santa Clara

Feb. 27, Gonzaga

This story will be updated.

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