San Francisco • Having missed Thursday's loss at Pepperdine with an illness, BYU backup center Corbin Kaufusi flew into San Francisco on Friday and was available to play Saturday night against San Francisco.
The Cougars played their second game without starting starter L.J. Rose, who had surgery on Friday to repair of torn meniscus.
Suffice it to say, Rose's absence was noticeable this weekend.
"We miss that guy," guard Nick Emery said. "That dude is a heck of a leader. He knows exactly what to say. He is positive. … Guys get injured, and you've got to adjust. But it is tough. We have LJ's back and we know he has ours, and we are just praying that he has a full recovery and gets back."