The BYU Cougars host the Pacific Tigers in the West Coast Conference Game of the Week from Provo, Utah. This men's basketball telecast was produced by BYUtv, and aired on TheW.tv on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson threw down the dunk of the game against San Diego in the first half of a 60-43 Gaels victory over the Toreros. Hermanson finished with 12 points and one big flush in the win.
The first-place BYU Cougars travel to Moraga, California, to face the Saint Mary's Gaels in a West Coast Conference women's basketball match-up. This broadcast was produced by GaelVision, and aired exclusively on TheW.tv on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
The No.1 & No. 2 teams lost to unranked teams on the same day for just the seventh time in history Saturday. No. 1 Oklahoma was defeated by Kansas State 80-69 and No. 2 North Carolina lost to Notre Dame 80-76. Watch the final seconds from each upset in Manhattan and South Bend.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame: 5 Irish players scored in double figures to upset the second-ranked Tar Heels, 80-76. Bonzie Colson and Zach Auguste both had double doubles for the Irish. Marcus Paige led North Carolina with 21. Notre Dame fans stormed the court after the game.
UNC's Marcus Paige ended his shooting slump vs. Notre Dame Saturday. Paige caught fire and sank 5-of-8 three-pointers and scored 21 points in the game. Prior to Saturday, the Tar Heels guard had connected on only 5 three-pointers in his last six games and had only scored in double-figures once.
San Diego State held off New Mexico 78-71 in overtime to remain undefeated in Mountain West play. Jeremy Hemsley had a team-high 23 points in the victory and Winston Shepard added 15 as the Aztecs moved to 11-0 in conference play.
Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo, who lost his parents in tragic fashion last month, had a big night against Nevada Saturday. Omogbo had five points and 19 rebounds in a 76-67 win over the Wolf Pack on a night when his parents were scheduled to be in attendance.
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray had eight 3-pointers to help the Wildcats beat Florida 80-61 Saturday. Murray finished with a career-high 35 points in the victory and became the first UK player to hit eight 3's in a game since Eric Bledsoe knocked down eight against East Tennessee State in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
Pacific forward Eric Thompson was a defensive force down the stretch, swatting shots to help the Tigers upset BYU 77-72 on Saturday. The win snapped a 17-game home winning streak for the Cougars in Provo.
Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes became just the second player in school history to hit 8-of-10 three-pointers in a single game during an 89-73 win over Michigan. Forbes led all scorers with 29 points to help the Spartans knock off the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
Clemson vs. Virginia Tech: The Hokies won a last second thriller at home over the Tigers, 60-57. Zach Leday would pace Virginia Tech with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Center Landry Nnoko stuffed the stat sheet for Clemson in the loss as he registered 17 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks.
Colorado State's 14-5 run in the last minutes of the game propelled the Rams past the Wolf Pack. Antwan Scott puts up 23 points and Emmanuel Omogbo was a force below with 18 rebounds. Ray Crawford and Jordan Cornette have the call at Moby Arena.
The sixth episode of "WCC This Week" previews the Game of the Week, Pacific at BYU, and recaps Thursday's WCC action. Plus, we learn how Stockton native TJ Wallace almost didn't become the hometown hero. The show was produced by and aired on BYUtv on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Texas used three monster dunks to avenge its loss to Texas Tech earlier this season. Connor Lammert, Demarcus Holland and Kerwin Roach Jr. threw down the big jams. Click to watch as the Longhorns prove why you "Don't Mess With Texas."
NC State vs. Duke: Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard combined for 54 points as Duke pushed its way past NC State, 88-80. Wolfpack guard Cat Barber led NC State with 26 points in the loss but exited the game in the closing moments with an apparent right hand injury.
Louisville Basketball: Following the Cardinals' win over Boston College, Rick Pitino said he was disappointed in the way that college sports programs are punished. His comments come 1 day after Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban due to an NCAA investigation. Pitino acknowledged Louisville should be punished, but said he think it's wrong to penalize the student-athletes in the program if they didn't commit any wrongdoing. Instead, he said schools and coaches should be hit with major fines.
No shoe, no problem for Duke's Marshall Plumlee. He lost one of his shoes during the Blue Devils' game vs NC State, but watch closely as he kept running up and down the floor without it for the next 55 seconds of action.