Written by Brad James January 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hits Road Again At Pacific Tags: BYU Basketball/Pacific basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif.-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball (14-6, 3-2 in West Coast Conference play) hits the road again in conference play by visiting the Pacific Tigers (15-6, 3-2 in WCC play).During his coaches show on BYUTV this evening, Cougars head coach Mark Pope (14-6, .700 at BYU; 91-62, .595 as a collegiate head coach) is expected to reveal if star senior forward Yoeli Childs (20.9 points, 10.1 rebounds per game, a team-best 10 blocked shots) can play Thursday evening.Presently, the Cougars score 78.7 points per game, ranking BYU 31st nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jake Toolson (15 points, 4.8 rebounds per game), fellow senior guard TJ Haws (13.7 points per game, team-bests in assists  and steals ) and junior guard Alex Barcello (10 points per game) each score in double figures on-average for the Cougars.BYU is tied for fifth nationally in assists (340) with Virginia Military, averaging 17 assists per game. This ties the Cougars for ninth nationally, again with Virginia Military.BYU surrenders 68.2 points per game, tying the Cougars for 155th nationally in scoring defense with William & Mary.In his fourth season, Pacific head coach Damon Stoudamire (54-64, .458) is easily having his best season at the head of the program. His current best overall record as the Tigers’ head coach was 14-18, a mark they have reached the past two seasons.The Tigers score 71.6 points per game, ranking Pacific 175th nationally in scoring offense.The Tigers are led by senior guard Jahlil Tripp. He leads Pacific in scoring (15.4 points), rebounding (8.3 boards per game) and steals (31).Junior point guard Justin Moore (10.1 points per game) is the only other Tiger to score in double figures on-average this season.Freshman point guard Pierre Crockrell II has a team-best 75 assists for Pacific and junior center James Hampshire leads the Tigers with 26 blocked shots.Pacific surrenders 63.8 points per game, ranking the Tigers 58th nationally in scoring defense.The Cougars lead the Tigers 9-6 all-time and the series is tied 3-3 at Stockton, Calif.
BYU Men’s Basketball Hits Road Again At Pacific