BYU defeated LMU 57-42 at the Marriot Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, on senior day. Coach Judkins gave a shout-out to the seniors and all the contributions that they made not only in today’s win against LMU, but in the success of the Cougars all season long.
Saint Mary's visited Provo on Feb. 13, falling 60-39 to BYU. Saint Mary's was fresh of a 70-60 victory against No. 11 Gonzaga in a game where the Gaels went 14 for 21 from behind the 3-point line — a rhythm they couldn't find against the Cougars.
BYU sports psychologist and human performance consultant Dr. Craig Manning agrees with the idea that great performance requires a strong mentality, but takes it a step farther. He advises his various clients – BYU sports teams, the Milwaukee Bucks and more – to look beyond upholding a positive mentality in adversity, and instead, focus on learning how to endure through hardship with a new mental tactic: proactive thinking.
Because of a national title in men's cross country, a second place finish in women's cross country and a fifth place finish in soccer, the Division I Learfield IMG College Director's Cup has BYU athletics ranked fourth in the country behind Virginia, Michigan and Stanford. Boise State comes in at No. 23 in IMG Director's Cup results and ranks second among the four rivals, while Utah sits at No. 43 and Utah State ranks No. 66.
BYU women’s basketball is heading into the upcoming season without last year’s top scorer Shaylee Gonzales. The guard suffered a season-ending knee injury in July and will be redshirting the 2019-20 season. Last year, Gonzales was ranked No. 2 nationally for points per game as a freshman, averaging 17.