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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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
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.
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News