2021 Tournament PreviewDespite losing three times to Gonzaga, including in the WCC tournament final, the 20-6 Cougars built a strong enough resume for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Balanced and deep, BYU ranks in the top 30 in both offensive and defensive efficiency (per KenPom). Coach Mark Pope's squad features 10 players who have played at least 24 games, all averaging double-digit minutes. Three players have drilled at least 40 treys, as the Cougars rank top 40 nationally in 3-point shooting (37.3 percent). The leading the way is Arizona transfer Alex Barcello (15.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.5 apg) -- the transfer market has been pivotal for BYU -- who hits a spectacular 48.6 percent from long range. On the inside, Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms (11.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg) anchors a unit that ranks 22nd nationally in defensive rebounding rate. With key non-conference wins over San Diego State and Utah State, the metrics love the Cougars, who rank 20th in the NET rankings, 23rd on KenPom and 29th in BPI. It would not surprise if BYU gets past the opening weekend.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency N/A N/A
Pace 70.0 (131)
Effective FG% 54.91 (20) 46.95 (38)
Turnover % 16.86 (176) 13.99 (318)
Off Reb % 28.67 (146) 23.41 (23)
FTA/FGA 27.91 (264) 29.37 (122)
3P% 36.70 (42) 32.78 (113)
2P% 54.83 (23) 45.76 (30)
FT% 72.96 (94) 68.61 (60)
3PA/FGA 38.65 (147) 34.71 (89)
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Rankings
AP Poll: #23 Coaches Poll: #26 NET: #20 RPI: #6 RW: #35
Record
Overall: (20-7) Conference: (10-3) Quad 1: (3-5) Quad 2: (5-2) Quad 3: (6-0) Quad 4: (5-0)
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