Brenden Sander laid down six of his 15 kills in the third set as the third-ranked BYU men's volleyball team finished off consecutive sweeps of No. 10 Santa Barbara, 25-17, 25-23, 25-14, Saturday night in the Smith Fieldhouse.
T.J. Wallace scored 15 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over three minutes remaining, to lift Pacific to the upset win at BYU, 77-72, snapping the Cougars' 17-game in-conference winning streak Saturday afternoon in Provo.
Ben Patch had a match-high 16 kills and nine digs, and Jake Langlois added 13 kills — including the match-winner — to give No. 3 BYU a 25-20, 25-16, 26-24 sweep of the No. 10 Gauchos for its third-straight sweep of the season.
BYU's come-from-behind upset win over No. 25 Saint Mary's Thursday received notice as Kyle Collinsworth soared through the air for a pair of dunks in transition midway through the second half. But the rally really started on the defensive end.
Kyle Collinsworth scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and BYU used a series of transition plays to rally back and hand No. 25 Saint Mary's just its third loss of the season, 70-59, Thursday night at the Marriott Center.
National Signing Day has come and gone, though recruits are still faxing in Letters of Intent to join college football teams this fall. Some of them will be great players, and some will receive a free education from the college of their choice.
Sione Finau signed a National Letter of Intent with BYU on Wednesday, joining a 25-player recruiting class under new head coach Kalani Sitake. But how the three-star recruit by Scout and 247sports.com got to BYU was anything but direct.
Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Feb 4th - 10:14am
The new BYU football coaching staff has strong ties to the program and to each other. All but one of them have either played or coached at BYU before coming aboard to join Kalani Sitake's staff. And some of them have coached other coaches as players.
Simi Fehoko stuck by his commitment to Stanford on National Signing Day, while Brighton High teammates Jackson Kaufusi and Drew Jensen signed National Letters of Intent with BYU on the first day of the NCAA's signing period.
Former Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua announced his intentions to transfer to BYU via Twitter on Monday, just a day before new football coach Kalani Sitake was set to sign his first recruiting class in Provo.