Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
BYU Sports
Jay Drew
Jay covers BYU athletics for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow him on Twitter @drewjay.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)




BYU looking for big game from Davies again vs. SMC

Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the BYU Cougars during their last game against St. Mary's, and the result was a WCC-opening 98-82 loss to the Gaels.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

But BYU big man Brandon Davies played well, scoring a career-high 28 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and five steals. The performance was a precursor of things to come, as the 6-9 junior has put together a phenomenal WCC season.

Davies will be a huge key to tonight's game (7 p.m., ESPNU) as the Cougars look to avenge that 16-point loss.

"We are all expecting to play well. We got to play better than we did out there. That includes myself and everyone else on the team," Davies said.

Davies is first in the league in scoring (19.3 ppg.) in WCC games, and second in rebounding (9.6).

"We played well against them, but at the end of the day it wasn't enough to get that win. That's our ultimate goal each game. It doesn't matter who puts up the numbers. All that matters is getting the win," he said.

He said this is a do-or-die game for the Cougars.

"That is the way we are going to look at it. We don't have any more room for error. That's how we feel. We are going to go out there and play better than we have been in the past."

As I noted in my advance of tonight's game, the Cougars generally don't play up the revenge factor. But they said to a man Friday that the loss on Dec. 29 has stuck in their craw for a month now.

"We are all excited to play St. Mary's again and get that second shot at them," Davies said. "Yeah, I guess you could say [BYU wants payback]. We are just trying to get the win, trying to do whatever it takes to get that win, and we fell short out there. It is up to us out there on the court to give our all and make sure it doesn't happen again."



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Twitter
Football
Basketball
BYU Football Schedule
BYU Basketball Schedule
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.