SHOW. JOINED BY HEAD COACH, DAVE ROSE, AND THE LONGEST STRETCH BETWEEN HOME GAMES, YOU HAD ONE LONGER, BUT 29 GAMES AND CHALLENGING GAMES OVER THOSE 29 GAMES.>>YEAH, THEY WERE. AND IT WAS A TOUGH RUN FOR THE GUYS. LAST TIME WE DID IT, WE PLAYED A COUPLE OF WEDNESDAY GAMES, SO THAT MAYBE THIS TEAM IS NOT QUITE AS BAD, BUT I THINK WE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE TEAM, AND I THINK THAT THE GUYS HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW DURING THIS TIME, THOUGH WE DIDN’T SEE A LOT OF SUCCESS AS FAR AS THE WIN COLUMN IS CONCERNED. SO I HOPE TO GET BACK HOME, AND WRECK PLAY WITH THE SAME HAD ENERGY THAT WE STARTED BOTH THE GAMES THE OTHER NIGHT ON THE ROAD. AND TO BE ABLE TO BE A LOT MORE CONSISTENT. IT SEEMS THAT RIGHT NOW, WHAT THE GUYS REALLY NEED IS SOMEONE TO CHEER FOR THEM. WE HAVE BEEN OUT THERE FOR A LONG TIME. AND A LOT OF CROWDS CHEERING AGAINST THEM. BUT TO GET REAL ENERGY AND HAVE PEOPLE ON THEIR SIDE.>>FIVE STRAIGHT OUT OF STATE GAMES, YOU’VE HAD. WITH THE FIRST TWO GAMES, IT WAS THE EAST BAY, AS YOU OPEN UP LEAGUE PLAY AT PACIFIC, WITH THE TIGERS IN STOCKTON. THE STARTS OF GAMES.>>WE HAD A GREAT START HERE, AND NICE PLAY BY CORN, AND HE LAYS IT UP. AND UP 12, YOU KNOW, THE BEGINNING OF THIS GAME GOES, AND IT WAS A GREAT SHOT BY ZACH. GREAT FROM NICK. AND OUR GUYS JUST WENT IN, WE WERE UP 21 AT THE TIME. BUT IT WAS A 12-POINT GAME. AND THE SECOND HALF, THEY CAME AT US AND DROVE IT HARD, AND IT’S A REALITY ATHLETIC GROUP. THEY’RE REALLY COMING BACK.>>YOU WERE DOWN BY A POINT.>> YOU WERE ONLY FOULING OUT.>>IT WAS A LIST DISCONCERTING, BUT THERE WAS A GREAT SHOT. BUT IT WAS THE ENTIRE GAME HERE, AND AT TIMES, YOU WONDER, KIND OF A FAN CALL HERE. THE REF WAS SURE THAT NICK HAD GOT IT, BUT HE OBVIOUSLY GOT TRIPPED A LITTLE BIT. THIS GALANAD, HE IS GOOD AT DRAWING A FOUL. BOTH OF THE FREE-THROWS, THE SECOND AND THIRD CHALLENGE OF THE SHOT. GETTING A FOUL CALLED. BUT WE HUNG ON, AND AFTER A COUPLE OF TOUGH SHOTS IN OVERTIME GAMES P. GOING AGAINST US, ONE THERE, AND THE GUYS REALLY NEEDED THAT. AND THAT WAS A BIG WIN FOR US. A LOT OF THE ENERGY THAT CAME FROM THAT GAME WAS THE FACT THAT WE WERE AHEAD THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I NOTICE IN OUR GROUP, WHEN WE GET BEHIND, WE HAVE THE TENDENCY TO POLICE DEPARTMENTER OFF AND OUR HEADS GO DOWN, AND IF WE’RE GOING TO BE A GOOD TEAM, WE HAVE TO OVERCOME SOME OF THOSE THINGS.>>Greg: THE MOST EXCITING TECH TO OWN IS IN YOUR DRIVEWAY. OPENING THE WCC PLAY, AND JUST GETTING OFF TO A SOLID FOR START IN THE LEAGUE.>>THE GUYS ARE EXCITED FOR IT. AND EVERY YEAR IS A NEW YEAR. WE HAVE 12 AND 2 AT THE NEW YEAR, AND NOW THEY’RE TRYING TO PROTECT SOMETHING. THIS GROUP IS TRYING TO CHANGE THE FORTUNES OF OUR TEAM. STARTING A NEW LINEUP; PREPARING, ST. MARY’S IS COMING HOME OFF OF A ROAD TRIP TO ACROSS THE BAY, AND THEY WERE READY TO PLAY IN THE NEXT NIGHT. THE FIRST 10, 12 MINUTES OF THAT GAME, IT WAS RIGHT THERE FOR US TO TAKE. AND YOU KNOW, I LIKE EVERYTHING THAT WENT INTO THAT, JUST THAT WE GOT IN THE POSITION WHERE WE KIND OF GAVE UP. HERE’S THE RULE. AND IT’S GOING TO BE KIND OF THE GAME PLAN THAT MOST TEAMS ARE GOING TO HAVE, THEY WILL ISOLATE US AND DRIVE US TO THE BASKET, AND T.J. IS THE BIG SHOT HERE, AND HE COMES IN AND GIVES US ANOTHER SHOT THAT GIVES US THE LEAD. AND ITS — YOU CAN JUST TELL BY THE PACE OF THIS GAME, COMPARED TO THE PACIFIC GAME THAT ST. MARY’S REALLY WANTS TO SLOW THIS THING DOWN. THE SHOT BY NICK. AND NICE WEEKEND. IT WAS KIND OF HITTING 3-1-1S IN A ROW, AND WE GET DOWN, AND T.J. HAWS HAS A BIG SHOT AT THE END OF THE HALF.? AND REALLY, WE GO INTO HALFTIME ONLY DOWN 10 POINTS, COMING BACK FROM THOSE KINDS OF DEFICITS BEFORE, HAVING A HARD TIME, AND WHEN WE DID, WE GET A SECOND HELPER, AND THEY FIND THE OPEN GUY, YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH IT, GAVE IT A GOOD SHOT, BUT LATE IN THE GAME, THEY KIND OF BROKE OUT AND MADE A LOT OF SHOTS AND PUT US AWAY.>>Greg: ST. MARY’S, BY 2 2, THE OPENING WEEKEND IN WCC PLAY, BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, COACH, WE’LL LOOK AT THE STATS IN THE GAME. AND THE FACT IS YOU DID GET YOUR FIRST TRUE AWAY WIN THIS WEEKEND, AND IT PUNT NEW THE FIRST WIN COLUMN.>>Dave: IT’S A LITTLE BIT LATE TO BE GETTING YOUR FIRST WIN ON THE ROAD. BUT THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO DO IT, AND WE HAVE TOP KIND OF WORK ON IT, AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE SCHEDULE, WE ACTUALLY PLAYED SEVEN ROAD GAMES. THE TWO GAMES WITH UNLV IN VEGAS AND UTAH AND SALT LAKE. THAT WAS A BIG CHALLENGE FOR OUR GUYS, AND YOU KNOW, WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT’S COMING NEXT.>>Greg: SO THE FIRST WEEKEND OF LEAGUE PLAY IS IN THE BOOKS, AND THAT WAS — YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE STANDINGS, AND YOU SEE A BUNCH OF ONE AND ONE TEAMS.>>Dave: IT WILL BE A LOT OF CLOSE GAMES, AND GONZAGA, THE TOP OF OUR LEAGUE, BEING RANKED AS HIGH AS NUMBER ONE IN THE COUNTRY. AND WE’LL ALL GIVE OUR BEST SHOT. THE WAY THAT THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW.>>Dave: IN THE SEASON, TRYING TO DEAL WITH THESE PLAYERS, THEY ALL HAVE A LOT OF EXPECTATIONS, AND NOT ONLY FRONT THEMSELVES, FROM THE COACHING STAFF, FROM THEIR FAMILIES, NOT HERE, NOT NOW, BUT GOING THROUGH A TOUGH STRETCH, AND HOPEFULLY, WHEN YOU MAKE DECISIONS THAT EFFECT A LONG PERIOD OF YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN DO IT IN A TIME WHEN IT’S NOT SO EMOTIONAL. RIGHT NOW, IT’S A PRETTY EMOTIONAL THING, BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE ACADEMIC STRESS THAT THEY FEEL, AND THE SEASON, AND THE EXPECTATION AS A PLAYER, AND HOW YOU PERFORM EACH GAME WITH YOUR TEAMMATES, ALL ATHLETES WANT TO GET THEMSELVES IN A POSITION WHERE THEY CAN BE A COLLEGE ATHLETE AND STUDENT ATHLETE. BUT WHEN YOU GET IN THAT GRIND, SOMETIMES IT’S REALLY OVERWHELMING. AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN WORK THROUGH THESE THINGS, AND SEE WHERE WE END UP.>>Greg: WITH THE PROCESS. ALL RIGHT. YOUR DAY-TO-DAY AUTOGRAPH SPORTS PLAY TO PLAY IS WITH SPENCER LINTON AND JAROM JORDAN TOMORROW AT NOON EASTERN ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK. ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO.>>Greg: WELCOME BACK BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE. HERE’S THE FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK. COUGARS ON THURSDAY, ON BYUTV AND BYU RADIO, AND SATURDAY, ITS SANTA CLARA, ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. THE FIRST IF GAME ON THE DOCKET, PORTLAND PLAYING IN PROVO AND THE PILOTS STILL LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST EVER WIN AT THE MARRIOTT CENTER. ALL TIME IN PROVO. THE COACH, IT’S 13 WITH THOSE GUYS.>>Dave: AND THEY HAVE AN INTERESTING SCHEDULE. IT’S A TEAM THAT HAS REALLY GOOD GUARDS. AND THEIR BIG GUYS ARE BIG, BUT THEY’RE STILL KIND OF DEVELOPING, BUT WHEN THE CARDS ARE ROLLING, IT’S A TEAM THAT CAN REALLY SHOOT IT AND SCORE IT, AND I’M ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT DOESN’T REALLY LIKE IT, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT STREAKS, BUT I DO THINK THAT WE’VE BEEN FORTUNATE. I REMEMBER WAS IT A YEAR AGO OR TWO YEARS AGO, WE HAD A GAME IN HERE WHERE THEY WERE AHEAD LATE. AND WE HAD TO MAKE SOME DEFENSIVE PLAYS TO GET THAT WIN. AND I KNOW THE GUYS ARE REALLY EXCITED TO PLAY. AND AT HOME. BUT HOPEFULLY WE’LL PLAY LIKE IT’S A HOME GAME AFTER NOT BEING AT HOME FOR 30 DAYS, SO HOPEFULLY A GOOD CROWD IN THERE WITH A LOT OF GOOD ENERGY.>>Greg: ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE PORTLAND TEAM THAT TAKES A LOT OF ATHLETES, THEY GET THAT A LOT.>>Dave: THEY DO THINGS THAT CAUSE US PROBLEMS. PUTTING THE BALL ON THE FLOOR AND DRIVING IT AND GETTING INTO THE GUTS. JOE CRITCHLOW WALKER, AS GOOD OF A FINISHER AT THE RIM AS THERE IS IN THE LEAGUE. AND DOING A GOOD JOB CONTAINING HIM AND KEEPING HIM OUT. IT’S HARD TO BRING IN A SECOND DEFENDER, BECAUSE THEY’RE REALLY GOOD SHOOTERS. BUT ONE OF THE FELLOWS IS IS GONE. ALL OF THE 3S AGAINST US, AND I’M SO HAPPY.>>THAT WAS THE FIRST GUY. AND THEN THE NEXT GUY CAME. AND I KNOW THAT HE HIT 7 IN THE GAME. FOR THE OVERTIME GAME. AND I’M GLAD THOSE TWO ARE GONE, BUT THEY’RE THE SAME.>>Greg: TWO COMING OFF THE BENCH RIGHT NOW.>>Dave: MALCOLM SEEMS TO PLAY A LITTLE LESSER ROLE THAN HIS BROTHER, BUT THEY PLAY A LOT LIKE THEIR DAD, STRONG GUYS, THEY CAN MOVE YOU AROUND. AND STRONG UPPER BODY.>>Greg: SANTA CLARA IS ON THE WCC TEAM.>>Dave: WHAT WAS THE KID’S NAME, THE LYONS KID.>>Greg: THE EYE IN THE SKY WILL KNOW.>>Dave: JAROM.>>Greg: HE WILL KNOW. YOU DON’T LIKE THE STREAKS. BUT YOU PLAY THEM WELL.>>Dave: WE PLAY THEM WELL HERE, AND WE DON’T GET THE CHANCE TO PLAY THEM ON THE ROAD THIS YEAR. IT’S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE ITS ONE OF THE GAMES THAT WE LOST. BUT THEY ARE REALLY COMING ALONG. THEY HAD A TOUGH START EARLY, BUT THEY’RE PLAYING WELL. AND LOOKING FOR A REALLY COMPETITIVE GAME THERE.>>Greg: THEY WON A BUNCH OF GAMES IN A ROW. EIGHT OF NINE IN A STRETCH. BUT THEY PLAYED GONZAGA ALL WEEKEND.>>Dave: THEY GOOD, AND THEN AT HOME, TO SEE THE GREAT COACH, AND HE REALLY SCHEMES WELL, AND IT ALWAYS IS A LITTLE BIT CONCERNING TO THINK ABOUT THAT SECOND GAME AFTER JUST ONE DAY OF PREPARATION, AND WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH GUYS LIKE RANDY BENNETT THE OTHER NIGHT. AND HERB, THOSE ARE GUYS THAT FOR YEARS HAVE REALLY BEEN ABLE TO GET THEIR TEAMS TO EXECUTE WELL.? AND YOU HAVE TO BE ON YOUR TOES.>>Greg: YOU MENTIONED NOT GOING TO SANTA CLARA WITH THE NEW SCHEDULE PARAMETERS THIS YEAR, AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW IT HAS SHAKEN OUT SO FAR?>>Dave: WELL, I THINK THAT FOR THE LEAGUE, IT’S A GREAT THING, SIMPLY BECAUSE GONZAGA WANTED TO STAY IN THE LEAGUE, AND WE NEED THEM IN OUR LEAGUE TO HAVE A NATIONAL PRESENCE. EACH TEAM KIND OF SCHEDULED THOSE TWO GAMES IN DIFFERENT WAYS. A COUPLE OF US WENT OUT TO SCHEDULE IT TO BOOST THEIR RESUME TOWARD AN NCAA TOURNAMENT. AND THE TEAM WANTED TO SCHEDULE TEAMS THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD BEAT TO BOOST THEIR RECORD AND GET THE SITUATION DIFFERENT. SO EVERYONE DIDN’T USE THE GAMES THE SAME WAY, BUT I THINK IT BENEFITS THE LEAGUE BECAUSE EVERY PERSON IS IN A DIFFERENT SPOT. BUT NOW PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO HAS THE BEST, YOU KNOW — ADVANTAGE AS FAR AS WHO YOU PLAY AND WHO YOU DON’T PLAY AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD. BUT THERE ARE 16 GAMES, AND THE TEAM WHO WINS THE MOST WILL WIN THE LEAGUE?>>Greg: YOU WON’T GO TO SANTA CLARA, AND PEPPERDINE WON’T COME TO YOUR PLACE. FRIDAY NIGHT, THE RIVALRY TAKES THE CENTER STAGE IN GYMNASTICS AS THIRD RANKED UTAH TAKES ON THE COUGARS ON BYUTV AT 9:00 EASTERN ON FRIDAY. COMING UP NEXT, BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE CONTINUES ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO.>> HARDING, SMALL FORWARD FROM POCATELLO, IDAHO. LEBRON JAMES, FAVORITE MOVIE, BATMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT. FINAL SECRET, STILL HAVE GAME. FIRE SWITCH, GENIUS. FAVORITE BASKETBALL PLAYER, ALLEN IVERSON. MOST MEMORABLE BASKETBALL MOMENT, WEDNESDAY.>>Greg: ALL RIGHT, THAT’S CONNOR HARDING. IDAHO, IT’S FUNNY HOW MANY OF THE PLAYERS SAY THAT THE COACHES IS COACH ROSE.>>Dave: I TELL THEM ABOUT IT, AND THAT’S WHY THEY THINK TY STILL GOT IT.>>Greg: YOU CAN USE THE HASHTAG ROSE SHOW: LET’S START RIGHT HERE IN THE STUDIO. IT’S OWEN AT THE MIC. ARE YOU OWEN?>>YES.>>Greg: YOU’RE ON THE AIR.>>Guest: HOW HAS CANCER INFLUENCED YOU IN YOUR LIFE?>>Dave: THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION AND I THINK THAT SHERYL AND I TALK ABOUT IT QUITE A BIT. WE’RE INVOLVED IN A LOT OF CHARITIES TRYING TO FIND A CURE FOR CANCER, AND HELPING PEOPLE WHOSE FAMILIES ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, BUT FOR ME, PERSONALLY, AND PROBABLY, IT’S JUST GOING TO BE A REAL INSIGHT INTO YOU KNOW, TOUGH THINGS THAT PEOPLE DO. AND I THINK THAT WHEN YOU ARE DIAGNOSED, THEN YOUR FAMILY KIND OF DEALS WITH THAT DIAGNOSES AS THE ACTUAL PATIENT, THAT’S THE EASY PART. IT’S ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPORTING PATIENTS THAT’S THE HARD PART OF IT. AND FOR ME, I JUST HAVE LOOKED AT LIFE A LOT DIFFERENT. IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TEN YEARS, IN JUNE, TEN YEARS SINCE I WAS DIAGNOSED. THANKS FOR THE QUESTION, THAT WAS GREAT.>>Dave: TODAY IS A GREAT DAY, HE HAD HIS 15th RADIATION TREATMENT, WHICH IS THE FINALEL TREATMENT.? AND HE ROLLED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL WITH A GRADUATION CERTIFICATE AND A BOTTLE OF MART NELLIES.>>Greg: ON HAD TWITTER, WHAT PROMPTED THE STARTING LINEUP CHANGE FROM LAST WEEK?>>Dave: MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE WERE LOOKING FOR A NEW START, NEW YEAR, LOOKING FOR A LITTLE DEFENSIVE ENERGY. THOSE TWO SENIORS ARE GUYS THAT ARE REALLY GOOD WITH THE DEFENSIVE GAME PLANS, AND OUR ABILITY TO EXECUTE THOSE PLANS, McKAY AND LUKE, AS SENIORS, ARE SO INVESTED IN THE TEAM, AND JUST WINNING, AND I BELIEVE THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE JUST WANTED TO START THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW ATTITUDE AND LOOK. AND WE MADE THE CHANGE ON MONDAY, AND PRACTICED MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, AND WENT IN THURSDAY, AND GOT OFF TO A GREAT START, AND WE WERE ABLE TO WIN THE GAME.>>Greg: BACK IN THE STUDIO WITH ATKIN AT THE MIC.>>Guest: WHY DO YOU COACH BASKETBALL?>>Dave: WHY? I’VE ASKED MYSELF THAT A LOT ACTUALLY. ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. I THINK THAT I CAN TELL YOU HOW I MADE THE DECISION TO BE A BASKETBALL COACH. I WAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, AND I WAS A BUSINESS MAJOR, AND I SPENT THE SUMMER INTERNING AT SHELL OIL COMPANY ON THE 32nd FLOOR OF THE ONE SHELL PLAZA. AND THE TWO MOST EXCITING TIMES OF THE DAY FOR ME WERE NOON AND 5:00. NOON BECAUSE I COULD GO EAT LUNCH, AND 5:00 BECAUSE I WAS DONE, AND I JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT I ENJOYED A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THAT. SO THE NEXT SEMESTER, I CHANGED MY MAJOR, AND I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GO INTO AT THE COACHING, AND I GOT A DEGREE THAT I COULD TEACH AND COACH IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT’S HOW I STARTED. I TOOK A HEAD COACH JOB OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL TO SEE IF I LIKED IT, AND I WANTED TO DO IT, AND I’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR 34 YEARS, SO RIGHT NOW, IF YOU ASK ME WHY I COACH, IT’S BECAUSE I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE. WHAT ELSE WOULD I DO? BUT I LOVE THE GAME, AND I LOVE COMPETITION, AND I LOVING AROUND THE GUYS.>>Greg: THANK YOU, GOOD STUFF. SOCIAL MEDIA, ROB FRANKS ON INSTAGRAM. AND WHY DO YOU THINK RIGHT NOW THERE’S SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BYU’S HOME AND ROAD RECORDS IN THIS SEASON?>>Dave: TRYING TO WIN ON THE ROAD IS ALWAYS TOUGH, AND THIS YEAR, IT REALLY SEEMS LIKE OUR TEAM’S EMPHASIS IS — OUR EXPERTISE IS PROBABLY MORE ON THE OFFENSIVE END. AND WE’RE TRYING TO DEVELOP A MORE DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN, WITH THE EXECUTION OF OUR SYSTEM. BUT I THINK THAT WE HAVE LITTLE CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD. I MENTIONED THIS THE OTHER DAY WHICH WAS TALKING AT THE COUGAR CLUB, THAT YOU CAN THINK OF OUR BEST TEAMS HERE THAT WE HAVE HAD, AND YOU RUN THEM THROUGH THIS SCHEDULE ON THE ROAD, AT UNLV, AT SAN DIEGO STATE, AT MISSISSIPPI STATE. AT NEVADA, RANKED ON THE TOP. WE PROBABLY PLAYED MORE TOP 25 TEAMS THAN ANYBODY IN THE LEAGUE, EXCEPT GONZAGA, AND THAT’S A TOUGH STREET TO GO THROUGH AT PACIFIC, AT ST. MARY’S, AND SOME OF OUR GOOD TEAMS MIGHT WANT TO COME HOME WITH A COUPLE OF WINS. SO THAT’S ONE THING, AND THE OTHER THING, WE’RE JUST REALLY TRYING TO STRUGGLE TO BE CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE GAME. WE’RE PLAYING WELL THROUGH A LOT OF THOSE GAMES. UNLV HAD A GREAT SECOND HALF.? AND WE GOT UNLUCKY THERE, BUT I THINK THAT A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH JUST OUR ABILITY TO BE CONSISTENT THE ENTIRE GAME. AND HOPEFULLY WHEN YOU PLAY AT HOME, YOU GET HELP FROM YOUR FANS, AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL BE ABLE TO BE BETTER, MORE CONSISTENT, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE GAME. WHILE WE PLAY AT HOME AND THEN WORK ON IT ON THE ROAD.>>Greg: WE HAVE MATTHEW AT THE MIC, AND HELLO, MATTHEW.>>Guest: WHY IS BASKETBALL IMPORTANT TO YOU?>>Dave: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ME? IT HAS BEEN SAID A LOT ABOUT SPORTS, BUT I WON’T USE THAT QUOTE. I’LL USE A DIFFERENT QUOTE. BUT BASKETBALL HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO ME. VERY VERY GOOD, AND I LOVE THE GAME. I THINK THE BEAUTY OF THE GAME IS ONE BALL, FIVE GUYS, YOU HAVE TO SHARE IT, YOU HAVE TO PLAY TOGETHER. YOU GOT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY OFFENSE WITH THE SAME GROUP THAT YOU PLAY DEFENSE, I LOVE TO PLAY THE GAME AS A PLAYER, AND IT HAS JUST BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE THAT I REALLY ENJOY. I LOVE IT EVERY DAY, NO MATTER IF WE’RE IN THE SEASON AND PRACTICING OR 23 WE’RE OUT OF THE SEASON AND TRYING TO PUT OUR TEAM TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT YEAR. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THINGS CAN GET REALLY HEAVY AND WILL THICK AND CHALLENGING, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, I THINK THAT EVERY DAY I GET TO DO SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY ENJOYABLE FOR ME, AND ONE OF THESE DAYS I’LL BE ABLE TO STOP, AND HOPEFULLY NOT FOR A WHILE.>>Greg: BEFORE WE HEAD TO BREAK, THE PORTLAND PLAYER I COULDN’T REMEMBER WAS MARCUS TYSON.>>Dave: YES, THAT’S THE GUY. YOU WATCH FILM ON HIM. AND HE DID THREE, FOUR, FIVE 3s IN THE GAME. AND THEN HE WOULDN’T PLAY FOR A WHILE, BUT HE ALWAYS WENT TO THE LINEUP AND STARTER. BUT MARCUS SHAVER AND WIGAN, GUYS THAT WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT.>>Greg: NOW WEDNESDAYS AT 8:00 EASTERN ON BYU RADIO, WE INVITE YOU TO GET BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH COUGARS PAST AND PRESENT ON BEHIND THE MIC. IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS, AND TOMORROW’S GUESTS 8:00 EASTERN ON BYU RADIO. COMING UP, WE MEET OUR FIRST SPECIAL GUEST TONIGHT, BERGESON. [ APPLAUSE ]>> WELCOME BACK TO BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE. AND TIME TO BRING OUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST TONIGHT. RYLAN. COME ON OUT, RYLAN. [ APPLAUSE ] WE MENTIONED EARLIER THAT THIS MIGHT BE AN IDAHO-THEMED PROGRAM. AND WE HAD KYLE HARDY AS OUR GUEST. AND I KNOW IT WASN’T ALWAYS, BUT HOW LONG WAS IDAHO REALLY HOME FOR YOU?>>WELL, I WAS BORN THERE, AND I GROUP UP THROUGH THERE, AND WE HAD A COUPLE OF YEARS IN BETWEEN WHERE MY DAD WAS PLAYING IN EUROPE AND WE HAD TO GO THERE, AND IT WAS BACK AND FORTH, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS IDAHO.>>Greg: SO AS AN INFANT AND A TODDLER, YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE.>>WE WERE IN SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM, AND ALL KINDS OF PLACES IN EUROPE.>>Greg: YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULDN’T REMEMBER TOO WELL, BUT YOU WERE THAT YOUNG, RIGHT?>>Guest: I COULD REMEMBER A LITTLE BIT TOWARD THE END OF HIS CAREER, BUT NOT A LOT.>>Greg: DO YOU WANT TO GET BACK THERE?>>Guest: YEAH, FOR SURE.>>Greg: THIS IS DAD, ROBERTO, AND HE PLAYED FOR BOISE STATE, AND HE PLAYED A LOT OVERSEAS. AND DOES HE STILL HAVE GAME? I WOULD THINK HE WOULD.>>Guest: YEAH, FOR SURE. HE COACHES, AND HE IS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH US AND TRYING TO MAKE US BETTER, AND GIVING US BUCKETS ALL THE TIME, AND HE STILL PLAYS FOR SURE.>>Greg: CAN YOU TELL THAT HIS DAD IS A PLAYER, BUT COACHING ELABORATE TOO?>>Dave: ONE THING ABOUT ROBERTO, HE’S A REALLY GOOD COACH AND WHEN YOU FOLLOW THEIR TEAM ON THE CIRCUIT, YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE ON TIME OR IF THE GAME HAS BARELY STARTED BECAUSE ROBERTO IS REALLY LOUD, AND HE COACHES REALLY LOUD. AND HE DEMANDS A LOT FROM HIS GUYS, AND YOU KNOW, KOBE LEE PLAYED ON BROWN’S TEAM FOR A WHILE. AND THOSE TWO HAVE BEEN YELLED AT PRETTY GOOD, HAVEN’T THEY?>>Guest: FOR SURE.>>Greg: AND THERE’S KOBE LEE WITH RYLAN AND YOU TWO WERE CALLED THE FAST TRACK, RIGHT?>>Guest: WE PLAYED SINCE THIRD GRADE. AND THEN THE LAST YEAR, WE PLAYED ON THE TEAM.>>Greg: WHAT KIND OF PLAYER WAS COLBY?>>Guest: HE WAS JUST A TYPICAL GUY WHO WAS SKILLED. HE COULD BE AT THE PERIMETER AND HE HAS A RIGHT HOOK THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO GUARD.>>Greg: NOW, BEFORE WE LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE TO MENTION MOM TOO, BECAUSE SHE WAS A STUDENT ATHLETE AT THAT LEVEL TOO, RIGHT?>>SHE WENT TO UW AND HAD THE FIRST EVER GOAL THERE FOR THE PROGRAM. SO SHE PLAYED SOCCER FOR UW.>>Greg: YOU ARE ONE OF THE IDAHO FOUR, AND WE HAVE A BUNCH OF NAMES FOR YOU GUYS, BUT THERE ARE FOUR OF YOU FROM THE GEM STATE ON THE TEAM RIGHT NOW, AND THE FOUR THEY WENT WITH TODAY. SO WE HAVE McCADE, AND YOURSELF, AND COLBY, AND CONNOR HARDING, AND EACH OF YOU GUYS IN YOUR OWN WAYS.>>Guest: I KNEW COLBY, AND GREW UP WITH HIM. FIVE TIMES GROWING UP THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND CLUB BALL. I NEVER KNEW McKAY A WHOLE LOT. BUT I DID HAVE A REALLY GOOD TEAM THAT PLAYED ON THE CLUB TEAM, AND I KNEW HIS NAME, BUT DIDN’T KNOW HIM VERY WELL.>>Greg: SO I HOPE IT’S FERTILE GROUND FOR THE COUGARS.>>BETTER AND BETTER.>>Dave: THERE WAS A BASKETBALL UP THERE, AND WHEN ROBERTO STARTED THE FOREMAN, THERE WAS ONLY ONE AROUND, AND NOW THERE’S A LOT MORE GOING ON UP THERE, AS FAR AS THE TEAMS GOING AROUND AND THE KIDS PLAYING.>>Greg: ARE YOU GOING FOR THE POTATOES? I CAN SEE YOUR SOPHOMORE SEASON GOING FOR YOU SO FAR?>>Guest: I THINK IT’S GOING WELL. I’M GETTING IN TIME HERE AND THERE AND JUST PUTTING IN TIME THROUGH THE GAMES, JUST STAYING POSITIVE IN THE SEASON, AND MAKING SURE THAT I’M PLAYING HARD EVERY SIM DAY.>>WHAT DID YOU SET AZOFF SEASON GOALS FROM FRESHMAN TO SOPHOMORE YEAR?>>Guest: I THINK IT’S THE EXPERIENCE I TOOK FROM FRESHMAN YEAR. I DIDN’T NOW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT NOW I’M IN MY SOPHOMORE YEAR, AND I’M READY FOR THE GRIND. I KNOW HOW TO GET BETTER EVERY DAY.>>Greg: DID I ASK YOU ABOUT JERSEY NUMBER ONE, HOW THAT CAME ABOUT FOR YOU?>>Guest: YES, THAT’S WHERE NUMBER ONE COMES FROM, AND THAT’S ALWAYS THE NUMBER THAT I WANTED TO BE.>>Greg: STAY WITH US, AND IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR AN EVEN MORE CONVENIENT WAY TO SHOP, YOU CAN GO TO SMITH FOOD AND DRUG.COM FOR DETAILS. WE’RE WITH RYLAN BERGESON, AND WE’LL BE JOINED BY NATE AUSTIN COMING UP. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: BEER BACK, BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE, PRESENTED BY SMITHS. LOW PRICES. AND WE’RE JOINED BY FORMER BYU HOOPSTER AND NEW ADDITION, NATE AUSTIN. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Dave: HI, NATE.>>Greg: GOOD TO SEE YOU. YOU LAST PLAYED HERE IN 2015 AND 2016, AND YOU LEFT CAMPUS FOR TWO YEARS, BUT YOU DIDN’T GO FAR. TELL THE AUDIENCE WHERE YOU WERE.>>Guest: I WENT TO DO ONLINE MARKETING AND ADVERTISING FOR A YEAR AND A HALF, AND IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE AND I ENJOYED IT.?>>Greg: AND YOU WERE COACHING SOME BASKETBALL ON THE SIDE FOR YOUR OLD TEAM.>>Guest: I WAS AT LONE PEAK AND HELPED THEM GO TO THE NATIONALS LAST YEAR. THE SOPHOMORE TEAM, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COACHING ASPECT OF THINGS, AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD, BUT IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. AND IT OPENED UP –>>Greg: YOU PLAYED AT LONE PEAK, AND WON A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THERE, AND YOU HAD TIME AS A HEAD COACH, RIGHT?>>Guest: YEAH, IT WAS COOL. ONE OF THE THINGS LAST YEAR AT LONE PEAK, WITH THE NATIONALS, THE NATIONAL CHAMPION, IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE.>>Greg: COACH ROSE, YOU RECALL FIRST SEEING NATE PLAY?>>Dave: YES, I DO. I FOLLOW NATE ALL AROUND. HIS JUNIOR YEAR, I REMEMBER SITTING IN KIND OF A WAREHOUSE IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE I THOUGHT I HAD NATE ALL SCOPED OUT FOR MYSELF, AND HE WENT OUT AND HIT ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN THREES IN THE GAME.? AND THE NEXT GAME, WE HAD ALL KINDS OF COACHES SITTING AROUND AND I WAS ALL NERVOUS, THINKING HAD NOW THAT THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG, WE HAVE GUYS SHOOTING 3s FROM EVERYWHERE, AND EVERYBODY WANTS ONE OF THOSE, BUT IT ENDED UP THAT SUMMER, IN THE FALL, WE GOT NATE TO COMMIT. AND I THINK THAT IT’S INTERESTING, BECAUSE NATE HOLDS A LOT OF RECORDS HERE AT BYU, AND MOST GAMES PLAYED IN, MOST FOULS COMMITTED. THOSE ARE BIG RECORDS THAT — WE LOVE HAVING HIM ON OUR STAFF, AND I THINK IT WOULD BE INTERESTING FOR NATE TO TELL THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A PLAYER HERE AND A COACH HERE?>>Greg: SO WHAT IS IT, NATE?>>Guest: THE BIGGEST THING, IT’S DIFFERENT. KNOWING THE COACHES, AND HOW MUCH LOVE AND THE PLAYERS IN THE STAFF MEETING, HELPING THE SPECIAL PLAYERS, AND HELPING THEM AS STUDENTS, AND OFF THE COURT. SO IT HAS BEEN A GOOD THING, THE LOVE AND CARE FOR ALL OF THE GUYS OFF THE COURT. AND IT’S A LOT MORE IN THE GAME PLANS, WHETHER ITS ESCOPETTE TEAM, YOU’RE TAKING CARE OF 15 GUYS, AND THERE’S A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO THAT. AS A PLAYER, THINGS KIND OF HAPPEN. AND THINGS FALL INTO PLACE. HOURS BEFORE PRACTICE, AND BEFORE PRACTICE, SO MUCHER WORK GOES IN BEHIND THE SCENES?>>Greg: YOU RECENTLY GOT MARRIED?>>Guest: I DID. I’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR THREE OR FOUR MONTHS NOW.>>Greg: WHAT’S THE STORY OF YOUR COURTSHIP?>>Guest: WE HAVE DATED FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS, WE DATED WHILE I WAS A PLAYER, THEN FOR A WHILE, WE BROKE UP. SHE WENT ON A MISSION, AND SHE HAD SOME HEALTH ISSUES, AND FINISHED HER MISSION, AND CAME BACK HOME. AND WE DATED FOR ANOTHER YEAR.>>Greg: WHAT’S HER NAME?>>Guest: HER NAME IS KIM. KIM AUSTIN. ITS IS IT STILL HARD TO SAY.>>Greg: CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH. AND AS COACH MENTIONED, YOU’VE SET SOME RECORDS AS A BYU COUGAR, AND AMONG THE LOFTY POSITION THAT YOU OCCUPY, IN THE REBOUNDING TALLY, ONLY KYLE COLLINSWORTH, MORE OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS THAN NATE. AND NATE TOPS 16 IN TOTAL REBOUNDS. AND THIS BROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE, JUST WATCHING WHAT YOU DO. WHAT HE DOES.>>Dave: NO QUESTION, AND HIS SIZE, AND HIS ENTHUSIASM. HIS EXTRA ENERGY, YOU KNOW EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, HE’LL GET IN THE PRACTICE WITH THE GUYS, AND OUR TEAM IS REALLY SURPRISED BY HOW HARD HE PLAYS, AND HE NEVER QUITS. AND THEY DO ALL KNOW HOW MANY FOULS HE COMMITTED NOW, BECAUSE HE FOULS WHEN HE’S PLAYING US, BUT THAT’S HOW HE PLAYS. ALL ENERGY. AND I THINK THAT THE GUYS ARE REALLY IMPRESSED WITH JUST THE SECOND AND THIRDERT THAT HE STILL HAS. YOU SEE THE GUYS OUT THERE PLAYING WITH THAT KIND OF ENERGY, AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET HURT.>>Greg: DO YOU LIKE HAVING NATE ADDS PART OF THE GROUP?>>Guest: IT’S COOL, HE HELPS US OUT AS MUCH AS HE CAN, AND LETS US KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO GET BETTER AT. AND PLAYING ON THE SCOUT TEAM, SO MANY OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS ON US, IT’S MAKING US BETTER, AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE PLAYING EVERY SINGLE PLAY, SO HE HELPS US IN EVERY ASPECT.>>Greg: AS A GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH, WHAT’S ON YOUR TO DO LIST?>>Guest: RIGHT NOW, THE SCOUT TEAM, PREPARED WITH THE RIGHT PLAYS N. THE RIGHT SPOTS, AND GIVING THE FAMILY THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING GAMES IN PORTLAND THIS WEEK. WITH PRACTICES AND DRILLING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I DO WHAT THE COACHES WANT ME TO DO.>>Greg: HAVE YOU CAUGHT THE COACHING BUG FOR REAL?>>Guest: I LOVE IT. AND HAVES SO MUCH MORE THAT GOES INTO IT, THINGS THAT YOU DON’T SEE AS A PLAYER, BUT I AM WILLING TO PAY THAT PRICE TO LEARN TO COACH.>>Greg: THERE’S THREE IN THE KEY COMING FOR ALL OF YOU IN THIS BREAK. KIKI SOLANO IS THE PLACE FOR BYU-TV SPORTS. WE’LL HAVE Q-AND-A TIME WITH RYLAN AND NATE, AS BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE COMPANIES.>>Greg: WELCOME BACK TO BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE, PRESENTLY BID SIEGFRIED AND JENSEN. LOOKING AT THE COUGARS, JUST TODAY, KYLE COLLINSWORTH HAD THAT LINE UP NORTH. HE AND BRANDON DAVIES ARE PLAYING UP THERE. AND NICK EMERY OVERSEAS AS WELL.>>>IT’S TIME FOR THREE IN THE KEY. THE GUESTS. NATE AUSTIN, RYLAN BERGESON, AND COACH ROSE, WILL TRY TO ANSWER PERSONALITY BASED QUESTIONS FOR A SPECIAL GUEST PLAYER, AND TONIGHT, IT’S COLBY LEE. TAKE IT AWAY.>>Guest: HEY, GUYS, WE’LL SEE HOW WELL YOU KNOW ME, THE FIRST QUESTION, WHO IS MY FAVORITE NBA PLAYER OF ALL TIME.>>Greg: FAVORITE NBA PLAYER, AND HERE ARE THE OPTIONS, KOBE BRYANT, LARRY BIRD, ANTHONY MAR TELLS, OR JENKINS. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW COLBY LEE?>>Guest: WE’RE GOING TO GO WITH LARRY LEGEND.>>Guest: LARRY BIRD.>>Greg: THREE FOR LARRY LEGEND.>>Guest: THE ANSWER IS LARRY BIRD. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: WHAT IS NEXT, COLBY?>>Guest: THE SECOND QUESTION, WHAT IS MY FAVORITE FOOD?>>Guest: EVERYTHING.>>Greg: HE’S FROM IDAHO, SO WE’RE GOING TO GO THEMATIC HERE. WE HAVE FRENCH FRIES, MASHED POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES, OR POTATOES AGRAUTEN?>>Guest: I LIKE THE MASHED.>>Guest: I’M GOING WESTBOUND SAME, MASHED POTATOES.>>Dave: I’M GOING WITH MASHED. THESE THREE RIGHT HERE?>>Greg: LET’S DO THE MASHED POTATOES, AND SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT.>>Greg: THE ANSWERER IS MASHED PHOTOATES.>>Greg: AND THE CAPPER.>>Guest: QUESTION NUMBER THREE, WHAT IS MY FAVORITE TV SHOW.>>Greg: FAVORITE TV SHOW, AND HERE ARE YOUR FOUR OPTIONS. SEINFELD, TWINS, VERONICA MARS AND THE COPS.>>Guest: WOW.>>Guest: I’M GOING TO WITH SEINFELD.>>Guest: I’M GOING WITH FRIENDS.>>Greg: COACH ROSE?>>Dave: I NEVER HEARD OF VERONICA MARS. COPS IS PRETTY FUN.>>Greg: SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT HERE.>>Guest: FRIENDS.>>Greg: YEAH. ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTION, AND I GUESS THIS IS GOING TO BE FOR RYLAN. IT’S FROM ASHTON, WHO ASKS, WHAT’S THE ORIGIN OF YOUR NAME? Anchor: OH. I DON’T REALLY KNOW. UM, I THINK IT’S GERMAN, I WANT TO SAY, BUT I’M NOT POSITIVE.>>Greg: HOW ABOUT RYLAN?>>Guest: I THINK MY DAD — MY BROTHER’S NAMES ARE RISEN AND RAJON, BUT HE WAS PUTTING NAMES TOGETHER AND THAT SOUNDS GOOD, SO WE’RE GOING TO GIVE HIM THAT NAME. AND IT WAS OKAY.>>Greg: IT WORKS. ETHAN ON INSTAGRAM FOR NATE. HOW DOES YOUR GAME WINNING BLOCK AGAINST GONZAGA FEEL?>>Guest: IT FELT GOOD, BUT AFTER THE GAME, I RAN TO THE LOCKER ROOM THINKING THAT THE TEAM WOULD FOLLOW, SO I WAS CELEBRATING ALONE IN THE LOCKER ROOM. IT WAS A LONELY BLOCK, BUT IT FELT GOOD.>>Greg: BUT THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS THAT YOU’LL HAVE AS A COLLEGE PLAYER.>>Guest: INDIVIDUAL MOMENT.>>Greg: AND THE TEAM SET BRATING, WHAT THEY GOT INTO WAS GREAT TOO. YOU GUYS DID VERY WELL ON THE KEY, AND THANKS FOR COMING IN. COACH ROSE WILL STICK WITH US, AND AFTER THE BREAK, A FULL HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET ALONG THE PROVO RIVER TRAIL AT THE RESIDENCE MARRIOTT IN PROVO. MORE AFTER THIS. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Greg: WELCOME BACK TO BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE HERE ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO, AND HERE IS THE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK. GOOD TO BE HOME AND HAVE A COUPLE OF GAMES AT THE MARRIOTT CENTER, AND THE HOME FANS WILL BE OUT ENFORCE. AND BYU HAS THE SECOND BEST ATTENTION OTHER THAN ARIZONA. AND KEEP THAT GOING. ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO, AND THEN SATURDAY, SANTA CLARA AT THE MARRIOTT CENTER, 9:00 EASTERN ON BYU-TV AND BYU RADIO. JUST THAT NOTE, COACH, BYU IS 26th NATIONALLY IN THE 350 TEAMS. 26th INITIALLY AND SECOND IN THE WEST FOR ATTENDANCE, AND YOU’VE ENJOYED THAT FOR A LONG TIME.>>Dave: IT’S A GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR OUR GUYS, FOR THE COACHES, I MEAN THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE THAT COMES WITH PLAYING IN FRONT OF A BIG HOME CROWD, BUT IT’S WHAT EVERY PLAYER WANTS TO DO. IT’S A HUGE ADVANTAGE FOR US IN RECRUITING, AND THE RECORD FOR THIS YEAR’S TEAM IS A LITTLE OFF OF WHAT WE NORMALLY HAVE AS FAR AS WINS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT THIS GROUP OF GUYS, I HOPE EVERYBODY WILL COME AND REALLY SUPPORT THEM. WE HAD A REALLY TOUGH SCHEDULE THEM AND THOUGHT IF WE COULD FINISH AT 12 AND 2, WE WOULD BE IN THE CONVERSATION THROUGH THE LEAGUE SEASON. BUT IT DIDN’T TURN OUT THAT WAY. AND I HOPE THAT THE FANS WILL COME OUT AND REALLY SUPPORT THESE GUYS. THEY PLAY SO HARD EVERY DAY, AND THEY PREPARE HARD. AND YOU KNOW, I DO THINK THAT WHETHER WE GOT TO THE END OF THE SYMPTOM GAME, A LOT OF THE GUYS WERE THINKING, LET’S GET HOME AND GET STARTED AND THE FANS WILL BE READY FOR US TO GET ROLLING.>>Greg: IS IT A CRITICAL JUNKER DO YOU THINK FINALLY HAVING THE CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING AT HOME HERE? HERE?>>Dave: I THINK IT’S THE FIRST, WE HAVE HAD THE FIVE-GAME STRETCH ALL SEASON LONG, KNOWING IT WAS GOING TO COME, AND IT’S IN THE PAST AND IT’S IN THE BOOK, AND NOW WE HAVE THE SIX GAMES AT HOME WITH THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT AND THERE’S NEW LIFE WITH THE GUYS AND THE ENERGY IT CAN BRING, AND HOPEFULLY OUR EXECUTION WILL MATCH OUR ENTHUSIASM. AND WE CAN GET TO ONE BIG WIN ON THURSDAY, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO, AND THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH THE GUYS, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE THIS THING ONE PRACTICE AT A TIME, AND ONE GAME AT A TIME. AND SEE WHERE WE END UP AT THE END WHEN IT’S OVER.>>Greg: THAT KIND LEAVES US WITH A QUESTION FROM INSTAGRAM, HOW AFTER THE SYMPTOM LOSS, HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MORALE HIGH?>>Dave: A LOT OF T. YOU DEPEND ON YOUR LEADERS, GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT BEFORE.? AND THIS IS A GRIND. I THINK WE’RE GOING TEN STRAIGHT WEEKS WITH TWO GAMES A WEEK, AND THEN WE HAVE TWO GAMES WHERE WE HAVE ONE A WEEK. BUT OUR GUYS ARE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY BETTER THAN THE TIME BEFORE. AND THERE’S A LOT MORE TO A COMPETITOR THAT WANTS TO GET OUT ON THE FLOOR. YOU ASK THE GUYS IF THEY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO PLAY SUNDAY MORNING LIKE THE WAY WE PLAYED ON SATURDAY TO DO IT AGAIN, AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL BE READY TO DO IT ON SATURDAY.>>Greg: ONE LAST QUESTION. AT NOAH THOMPSON, GOING INTO THE PORTLAND GAME, WHICH IS THURSDAY. GUARD THE PERIMETER PLAYERS, THEY’RE REALLY GOOD WITH THE BALL AND PENETRATING AND THEY’RE ALL GOOD HE 3-POINT SHOOTERS. THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO BE GREAT FOR, AND HOPEFULLY WE HAVE GOOD SCHEMES AND WE CAN EXECUTE WELL AND PLAY LIKE WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING.>>Greg: AND THE GUYS BACK IN SCHOOL IS THIS WEEK.>>Dave: THEY HAVE HAD QUITE A BREAK, ALL THEY WERE DOING IS COLLECTING PER DIEM AND PLAYING BASKETBALL, AND NOW WE’RE BACK IN THE GRIND OF CLASSES, AND WE HAVE OUR GRADES BACK FROM THE FIRST SEMESTER, THE TEAM DID REALLY WELL, AND STILL TRYING TO FINISH A FEW THINGS TO GET THE GPA NUMBER FOR THE GUYS, BUT THIS IS A REALLY CONSCIENTIOUS GROUP OF GUYS THAT WORK REALLY HARD.? AND I HOPE EVERYONE CONTINUES TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THEM.>>Greg: BYU TICKETS.COM WILL GET NEW THE BUILDING FOR GAMES THURSDAY AND SATURDAY. AND THE HALFTIME AS ALWAYS, AND AGAIN, THE LONGEST TRIP YOU HAD. YOU WERE GONE 30 DAYS BETWEEN GAMES. BACK THIS YEAR.>>Dave: THIS FEELS A LOT LONGER THAN THAT YEAR, BECAUSE THAT YEAR, WE WERE WINNING EVERY GAME. BUT I WILL TELL YOU THIS. I CAN REMEMBER EXAMPLE IN THE GAMES AND THE SEASON, AND THAT TEAM DIDN’T PLAY ANY HARDER THAN THIS TEAM. AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN SEE THE RESULTS OF T.>>Greg: FANS, WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU IN THE NEXT SHOW, TO GET SEATS, GO TO ACCIDENT BYU COUGARS.COM/ROSE SHOW, AND GO THERE TO RESERVE A SPOT IN NEXT WEEK’S AUDIENCE. WE HAVE A GREAT CROWD AND THANK YOU FOR ALL BEING HERE. 8:00 EASTERN AND 6 A.M. MOUNTAIN TIME. FOR RYLAN, NATE, AND DAVE ROSE, I’M GREG WRUBELL, AND THIS HAS BEEN BYU BASKETBALL WITH DAVE ROSE, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.