How star players fueled BYU's NCAA tournament runs

Published: Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

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As BYU is on the cusp of another NCAA tournament berth, we're taking a look at what made previous BYU men's basketball teams successful. Each Cougars team that went deep into the tournament had one thing in common — star power. An in-depth look into the annual BYU Basketball Almanac reveals some interesting insights about the Cougars' basketball history, especially as it relates to elusive NCAA tournament wins.
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layton, ut

A 15-30 overall record, and zero final four appearances...

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

How is BYU a storied basketball program? All I've seen is a lot of one and dones and second round losses. The farthest BYU has ever gone in the NCAA tournament was the Elite Eight. They've never reached the Final Four, let alone win a National Championship like storied programs do. I would say that BYU has a decent basketball history but not a storied one.


The last one should say "second round." The play in round is called the first round, and the round of 64 is now called the second round.

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