BYU basketball: Third meeting with Gonzaga in less than a year carries a lot of weight
Third meeting in less than a year carries a lot of implications
"I cherish the environment at home and I enjoy the away environment," Pangos told the Spokesman-Review. "It's a different routine to have to adjust to, just being on buses, in hotels and you don't have the same access to some of the things we do at home. That's a bit of a factor, but other than that the games just haven't panned out the way we wanted them to and I just haven't played as well."
For the Cougars, the big question is, will Noah Hartsock play?
The senior forward suffered a knee injury in last weekend's victory at Santa Clara, and Rose said Tuesday it will likely be a game-time decision. Hartsock notched a double-double against the Bulldogs in Provo, scoring 24 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
With or without Hartsock, it's a big showdown with plenty on the line.
"It's going to be an exciting game for both teams. It's a game with a lot of implications on conference standings, and stuff like that. We're ready to go," Abouo said. "There's a lot riding on the game, but it's basketball. It's fun. That's why we come here, to play in these games. We've done a pretty good job the last couple of years of finishing well."
NOTES: Broadcaster Brent Musburger will work Thursday night's game on ESPN2. … BYU is riding a five-game winning streak and hasn't lost in the month of February. … The Cougars lead the all-time series with the Bulldogs, 2-1.
COUGARS ON THE AIR
BYU (23-6, 11-3)
at Gonzaga (21-5, 11-3)
Today, 9 p.m. MST
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