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BYU men's basketball: Dave Rose's top 25 wins at BYU

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 4:12 a.m. MDT

March 3, 2007: Keena Young cuts down a piece of the net as he and the rest of the Cougars celebrate after beating Utah 85-62 at the Marriott Center to claim the Mountain West Conference title. The victory was one of coach Dave Rose's first 199 at BYU. (Jason Olson, Deseret News) March 3, 2007: Keena Young cuts down a piece of the net as he and the rest of the Cougars celebrate after beating Utah 85-62 at the Marriott Center to claim the Mountain West Conference title. The victory was one of coach Dave Rose's first 199 at BYU. (Jason Olson, Deseret News)

For Dave Rose, memorable victories and unforgettable seasons have been in abundance since he took over as the BYU men's basketball coach prior to the 2005-06 season.

He'll get his first crack at another accolade-worthy win Wednesday night when the Cougars host St. Mary's, with Rose one victory away from his 200th at BYU.

In Rose's tenure so far, the Cougars have won 20 or more games every season. Twice, BYU set a record for wins in a season, with the current mark now sitting at 32. The Cougars have made six straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and are in the hunt to make a seventh this season.

Heading into this year, Rose sat at fourth among active coaches in career winning percentage, behind only three men — North Carolina's Roy Williams, Gonzaga's Mark Few (a fellow West Coast Conference coach) and Kentucky's John Calipari — and ahead of a host of others, impressively including coaches like Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Ohio State's Thad Matta.

Jan. 31, 2007: Keena Young is fouled by Utah's Luke Nevill at the Huntsman Center. The Cougars' win in Salt Lake City was their first over their rival at the Huntsman Center in over a decade. The victory was one of coach Dave Rose's first 199 at BYU. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) Jan. 31, 2007: Keena Young is fouled by Utah's Luke Nevill at the Huntsman Center. The Cougars' win in Salt Lake City was their first over their rival at the Huntsman Center in over a decade. The victory was one of coach Dave Rose's first 199 at BYU. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

In Rose's first 199 victories at BYU, there have been plenty of highlights. They include a run to the Sweet 16, a victory over then-No. 6 Louisville, setting the mark for the biggest comeback in an NCAA Tournament game, and establishing a new record for consecutive Cougar victories at the Marriott Center.

Simply put, Rose is a winner. And with one more victory, he will reach another milestone.

See the best 25 victories for BYU in the Dave Rose era, from No. 25 to No. 1.

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