BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Mississippi State On Road Saturday

first_img Brad James Tags: Ben Howland/BYU Men’s Basketball/Cincinnati/Clemson/Lamar Peters/Mississippi State Bulldogs/Quinndary Weatherspoon/TJ Haws/UCLA/Weber State/Yoeli Childs Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTARKVILLE, Miss.-Saturday, BYU men’s basketball faces Mississippi State in their final non-conference game of the season and perhaps their toughest game to date.The 8-6 Cougars are facing an 11-1 Bulldogs squad that has collected wins against tough squads such as Cincinnati and Clemson.The Cougars bring in plenty of firepower to this one as their 84.8 points per game rank them 15th nationally. They are also 33rd nationally in assists per game (16.9), 14th in assist-turnover ratio and 51st in field goal percentage at 48 percent. The Cougars are also giving up 77.1 points per game.The Cougars’ statistical leader remains junior forward Yoeli Childs (22.1 points, 10.6 rebounds per game) while junior guard TJ Haws posts 17.5 points per game.Over the course of the past five games, Haws has stepped up by posting 21 points and 5.4 assists per game. He is also shooting 59.3 percent from the field in this span, including 50 percent behind the arc and 88 percent at the foul line.The Bulldogs, coached by Weber State graduate and former UCLA coach Ben Howland, score 78.2 points per game and only surrender 65.5 points per contest.Mississippi State’s leading scorer is senior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds per game), while junior guard Lamar Peters (14.3 points) also excels for Howland’s squad.The Cougars and Bulldogs are meeting for the third time in history as the series is tied 1-1. December 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Mississippi State On Road Saturdaylast_img

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