Cougar Tracks: BYU, USU reschedule basketball game

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On the same day Utah State announced that basketball player Danny Berger had been released from the hospital, USU and BYU also announced that their postponed basketball game has been re-scheduled, for Tuesday, February 19th at the Marriott Center.


BYU's press release on the rescheduling reads:

BYU athletics announced today that the BYU vs. Utah State basketball game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. MST at the Marriott Center. The game will be broadcast on live BYUtv.

The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 5 but was postponed due to the serious medical situation of USU student-athlete Danny Berger that occurred during practice on Dec. 4. Berger's condition was upgraded from critical to fair on Thursday and was released from the hospital this morning.

All tickets issued for the original game will be honored on Feb. 19. Please direct all ticketing questions to the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (800) 322-2981 or (801) 422-BYU1.



The rescheduled game will come early in a busy week for the Cougars.

BYU will host Portland on the evening of Saturday, February 16th, then entertain the Aggies three nights later, with only a full day of practice after a Sunday off. The day after the USU game, the Cougars will practice then head off to Moraga, Calif. and a Thursday night meeting with West Coast Conference foe St. Mary's.

Utah State also has a Saturday night home game preceding the visit to Provo; the Aggies are then scheduled to host a Bracket Buster game on either Friday, February 22nd or Saturday, February 23rd.


You have to go back to the 1979-80 season to find the last time BYU and Utah State met as deep into the season as a February date. On February 12th, 1980, BYU defeated the Aggies 84-83 at the Marriott Center.


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