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Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 12:11PM

Much has been made lately of the BYU basketball team’s lack of depth and bench scoring, precipitated by the season-ending injuries suffered by starters Kyle Davis and L.J. Rose. If Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs were still coming off the …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Payton Dastrup (15) guards Coppin State Eagles guard Rasool Hinson (0) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday November 17, 2016. BYU basketball: Mission delayed top-100 recruit Dastrup’s development
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  • St. Mary’s center Jordan Hunter (1) guards BYU guard Nick Emery (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU basketball: Blowout loss leaves Cougars searching for identity, confidence
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  • St. Mary’s guard Tanner Krebs (00) drives to the basket as BYU guard Steven Beo, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU basketball: Shorthanded Cougars getting nothing from their bench
    Provo • February has brought another issue to the BYU basketball season that coach Dave Rose must figure out before postseason play rolls around in Ma...
    Updated Feb 19 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • St. Mary’s guard Tanner Krebs (00) drives to the basket as BYU guard Steven Beo, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU basketball: No. 22 Gaels roll past Cougars in Provo
    Provo • Not many teams can hold the BYU Cougars to fewer than 60 points in the Marriott Center. But the No. 22-ranked Saint Mary’s aren’t like many ot...
    Updated Feb 19 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Suzy Kolber, left, and Steve Young talk during ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Pierce: Steve Young tries to walk back reckless comments
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