PORTLAND STATE AT BYU
At the Marriott Center, Provo
Tipoff • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
TV • BYUtv
Radio • KSL 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
Records • Portland State 5-3, BYU 7-4
Series history • BYU leads 1-0
Last meeting • BYU 118, Portland State 82 (Nov. 25, 1978)
About the Vikings • They are coached by former Payson High, Snow College and Southern Utah standout Barret Peery, who is always mentioned as a candidate for BYU’s head coaching position because he is a member of the faith that owns and operates BYU. Peery is 25-17 in his second season at the helm. … They are coming off an 87-78 win over crosstown rival Portland in which sophomore G Holland Woods scored 27 points and made five 3-pointers. … They lead Division I in offensive rebounding, averaging 20.6 per game, and are third in rebounding margin at +14.3.
About the Cougars • Junior F Yoeli Childs is the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week and the WCC Player of the Week. He has scored 31 points in each of the past three games, the first BYU player to score 30-plus points in three straight games since Jimmer Fredette. … Junior G TJ Haws was 7 of 10 from 3-point range in wins over Utah State and Utah last week. … Junior G/F Zac Seljaas scored 14 points and had six rebounds, three assists and five steals in the 74-59 win over the Utes and has made at least one 3-pointer in nine of 10 games.