Craig Cusick http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Craig Cusick en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:01 MST Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:49:17 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Utah State basketball: Depth a key for Aggies this season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589235/Utah-State-basketball-Depth-a-key-for-Aggies-this-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589235/Utah-State-basketball-Depth-a-key-for-Aggies-this-season.html While last season was a struggle for Aggie fans, coaches and players, it should reap benefits this year in the form of... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:30:00 MDT Commentary: Best, worst-case scenarios for BYU, Utah and USU basketball http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589134/Commentary-Best-worst-case-scenarios-for-BYU-Utah-and-USU-basketball.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589134/Commentary-Best-worst-case-scenarios-for-BYU-Utah-and-USU-basketball.html As a new season dawns, here's the best- and worst-case scenarios for BYU, Utah and Utah State basketball. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:30:00 MDT BYU basketball: 4 Cougars honored by the WCC for academics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583605/BYU-basketball-4-Cougars-honored-by-the-WCC-for-academics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583605/BYU-basketball-4-Cougars-honored-by-the-WCC-for-academics.html With the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year, the West Coast Conference announced the 12th annual WCC Commissioner's... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:35:00 MDT BYU's NIT run a boon to the future of the basketball program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577408/BYUs-NIT-run-a-boon-to-the-future-of-the-basketball-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577408/BYUs-NIT-run-a-boon-to-the-future-of-the-basketball-program.html While BYU's streak of six 25-win seasons and six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances both ended this year, its remarkable... Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:40:00 MDT Baylor too much for BYU in NIT semis, 76-70 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577327/Baylor-too-much-for-BYU-in-NIT-semis-76-70.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577327/Baylor-too-much-for-BYU-in-NIT-semis-76-70.html Heading into Tuesday's National Invitation Tournament semifinal against Baylor at Madison Square Garden, BYU was hoping to... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:00:00 MDT BYU basketball: Matt Carlino's late 3s nearly bring BYU back vs. Baylor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577330/BYU-basketball-Matt-Carlinos-late-3s-nearly-bring-BYU-back-vs-Baylor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577330/BYU-basketball-Matt-Carlinos-late-3s-nearly-bring-BYU-back-vs-Baylor.html BYU guard Matt Carlino might just be the biggest New York Yankees fan in Provo. Carlino was hoping to beat Baylor on Tuesday,... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:45:00 MDT BYU basketball notebook: Austin shines against Baylor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577329/BYU-basketball-notebook-Austin-shines-against-Baylor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577329/BYU-basketball-notebook-Austin-shines-against-Baylor.html BYU sophomore Nate Austin sure embraced the bright lights, big stage of Madison Square Garden, and Baylor's physically big... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:20:00 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars thrilled to be playing in NIT semifinals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577166/BYU-basketball-Cougars-thrilled-to-be-playing-in-NIT-semifinals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577166/BYU-basketball-Cougars-thrilled-to-be-playing-in-NIT-semifinals.html Dave Rose and his Cougars arrived in the Big Apple Sunday for a National Invitation Tournament semifinal clash with Baylor on... Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:55:00 MDT BYU report card: Davies again leads BYU to big NIT win http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576706/BYU-report-card-Davies-again-leads-BYU-to-big-NIT-win.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576706/BYU-report-card-Davies-again-leads-BYU-to-big-NIT-win.html A brief position-by-position report card for the Mercer at BYU NIT tournament game. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:45:00 MDT Mountain West and ESPN strike 7-year deal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625119/Mountain-West-and-ESPN-strike-7-year-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625119/Mountain-West-and-ESPN-strike-7-year-deal.html ntain West and ESPN have reached agreement on a seven-year deal that will give the network rights to televise some football... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:43:59 MDT Hometown report update: 14 Utahns playing in postseason tournaments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624894/Hometown-report-update-14-Utahns-playing-in-postseason-tournaments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624894/Hometown-report-update-14-Utahns-playing-in-postseason-tournaments.html Of the 43 Utahns playing Division I college basketball, 14 will be playing in postseason tournaments this week. Markus Duran... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:10:00 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars crash out of West Coast Conference tournament http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575344/BYU-basketball-Cougars-crash-out-of-West-Coast-Conference-tournament.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575344/BYU-basketball-Cougars-crash-out-of-West-Coast-Conference-tournament.html No. 6 seed San Diego bounced the third-seeded Cougars from the West Coast Conference tournament in Friday night's... Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:10:00 MST BYU basketball report card: Brandon Davies' huge game not enough for Cougars in loss to San Diego http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575343/BYU-basketball-report-card-Brandon-Davies-huge-game-not-enough-for-Cougars-in-loss-to-San-Diego.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575343/BYU-basketball-report-card-Brandon-Davies-huge-game-not-enough-for-Cougars-in-loss-to-San-Diego.html The San Diego Toreros were able to hold on down the stretch, winning 72-69 and sending BYU home early. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST BYU basketball notebook: Cougars preparing for 2 teams as tourney nears http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575098/BYU-basketball-notebook-Cougars-preparing-for-2-teams-as-tourney-nears.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575098/BYU-basketball-notebook-Cougars-preparing-for-2-teams-as-tourney-nears.html The good news for BYU is that it has received a bye until the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament at the... Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:20:00 MST Utah State basketball: Aggies to start final homestand vs. Texas State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575042/Utah-State-basketball-Aggies-to-start-final-homestand-vs-Texas-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575042/Utah-State-basketball-Aggies-to-start-final-homestand-vs-Texas-State.html The Aggies (19-9, 9-7) and the Bobcats (9-20, 4-12) last met during the opening weekend of WAC play on New Year’s Eve... Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:50:00 MST Report Card: Haws' early good shooting not enough for Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574531/Report-Card-Haws-early-good-shooting-not-enough-for-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574531/Report-Card-Haws-early-good-shooting-not-enough-for-Cougars.html A position by position report card for BYU as it played No. 2 Gonzaga at the Marriott Center. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:05:00 MST BYU basketball instant analysis: Cougars come up short in battle against No. 2 Gonzaga http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574530/BYU-basketball-instant-analysis-Cougars-come-up-short-in-battle-against-No-2-Gonzaga.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574530/BYU-basketball-instant-analysis-Cougars-come-up-short-in-battle-against-No-2-Gonzaga.html Once again, the BYU Cougars came up short in a big game. This time, the Cougars felt the sting of defeat after an intense... Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST BYU basketball: Gonzaga edges BYU, 70-65 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574528/BYU-basketball-Gonzaga-edges-BYU-70-65.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574528/BYU-basketball-Gonzaga-edges-BYU-70-65.html Gonzaga entered the Marriott Center Thursday night as the No. 2 team in the country — the highest ranked team ever to... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:30:00 MST BYU basketball: BYU to honor 5 on Senior Night http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574376/BYU-basketball-BYU-to-honor-5-on-Senior-Night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574376/BYU-basketball-BYU-to-honor-5-on-Senior-Night.html One has established himself as one of the most prolific players in BYU basketball history. One is a walk-on that recently... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:10:00 MST BYU basketball: Cougars setting sights on No. 2-ranked Gonzaga http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623502/BYU-basketball-Cougars-setting-sights-on-No-2-ranked-Gonzaga.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623502/BYU-basketball-Cougars-setting-sights-on-No-2-ranked-Gonzaga.html PROVO ?— Officially, BYU is welcoming the No. 2 team in the country to the Marriott Center this week. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:30:00 MST BYU basketball: High-ranked Gonzaga to visit BYU Thursday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574047/BYU-basketball-High-ranked-Gonzaga-to-visit-BYU-Thursday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574047/BYU-basketball-High-ranked-Gonzaga-to-visit-BYU-Thursday.html This week, Gonzaga could become the highest-ranked team ever to play BYU at the Marriott Center. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:52:41 MST BYU basketball: Saint Mary's defeats BYU in rematch, 64-57 (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573849/BYU-basketball-Saint-Marys-defeats-BYU-in-rematch-64-57-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573849/BYU-basketball-Saint-Marys-defeats-BYU-in-rematch-64-57-video.html Despite an impressive performance by BYU's Brandon Davies, the Cougars fell to Saint Mary's, 64-57, Thursday night before a... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:25:00 MST BYU falls to St. Mary's in Moraga, Calif., 54-57 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573803/BYU-falls-to-St-Marys-in-Moraga-Calif-54-57.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573803/BYU-falls-to-St-Marys-in-Moraga-Calif-54-57.html BYU fell to St. Mary's in Moraga, Calif., 64-57. Brandon Davies finished with 25 points. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:15:00 MST BYU looks forward to rematch with Saint Mary's http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573708/BYU-looks-forward-to-rematch-with-Saint-Marys.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573708/BYU-looks-forward-to-rematch-with-Saint-Marys.html The last time BYU and Saint Mary's met, the Gaels' Matthew Dellavedova drilled a dramatic, 40-foot buzzer-beater. As the... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:05:00 MST BYU guard Craig Cusick on SportsCenter after whirlwind Tuesday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573688/BYU-guard-Craig-Cusick-on-SportsCenter-after-whirlwind-Tuesday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573688/BYU-guard-Craig-Cusick-on-SportsCenter-after-whirlwind-Tuesday.html In a span of less than 24 hours, BYU guard Craig Cusick found out his father was diagnosed with cancer, hit a game-winning... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:00 MST BYU, Utah State notebook: Rivalry game features plenty of fouls, free throws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573631/BYU-Utah-State-notebook-Rivalry-game-features-plenty-of-fouls-free-throws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573631/BYU-Utah-State-notebook-Rivalry-game-features-plenty-of-fouls-free-throws.html BYU and Utah State waited more than two months to play this game Tuesday, and at times, it seemed to last more than two... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:34:29 MST BYU, Utah State basketball: Craig Cusick's game-winner lifts BYU over USU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573630/BYU-Utah-State-basketball-Craig-Cusicks-game-winner-lifts-BYU-over-USU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573630/BYU-Utah-State-basketball-Craig-Cusicks-game-winner-lifts-BYU-over-USU.html PROVO — BYU's Craig Cusick made just one shot Tuesday night against Utah State at the Marriott Center. But it couldn't... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:30:00 MST BYU, USU basketball: Cougars defeat Aggies in close game, 70-68 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622948/BYU-USU-basketball-Cougars-defeat-Aggies-in-close-game-70-68.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622948/BYU-USU-basketball-Cougars-defeat-Aggies-in-close-game-70-68.html BYU and Utah State will face off on the hardwood tonight, and DeseretNews.com is your home for live coverage of the action. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:23:44 MST BYU basketball: Cougars to take break from WCC to host Utah State http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573428/BYU-basketball-Cougars-to-take-break-from-WCC-to-host-Utah-State.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573428/BYU-basketball-Cougars-to-take-break-from-WCC-to-host-Utah-State.html The BYU basketball team is pushing pause on the West Coast Conference play button. The Cougars will host in-state rival Utah... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:00:59 MST BYU basketball notebook: Guard Craig Cusick steps up for Cougars vs. Portland http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573408/BYU-basketball-notebook-Guard-Craig-Cusick-steps-up-for-Cougars-vs-Portland.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573408/BYU-basketball-notebook-Guard-Craig-Cusick-steps-up-for-Cougars-vs-Portland.html Craig Cusick scored 10 points, knocked down three 3-pointers, dished out seven assists and grabbed three rebounds in 36... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:05:00 MST BYU men's basketball: Cougars take control early, defeat Portland 86-72 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622753/BYU-mens-basketball-Cougars-take-control-early-defeat-Portland-86-72.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622753/BYU-mens-basketball-Cougars-take-control-early-defeat-Portland-86-72.html After shooting 60 percent from the field, the Cougars defeated the Pilots in a commanding fashion 86-72. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:30:00 MST Dick Harmon: Frustrated Tyler Haws is tip of iceberg for BYU, coach Dave Rose http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573094/Frustrated-Tyler-Haws-is-tip-of-iceberg-for-BYU-coach-Dave-Rose.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573094/Frustrated-Tyler-Haws-is-tip-of-iceberg-for-BYU-coach-Dave-Rose.html BYU foes are getting after the Cougars, especially star shooter Tyler Haws, and the team hasn't responded in a pair of losses... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:20:00 MST Dick Harmon: Hot-shooting Dons race past stumbling BYU Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572799/Hot-shooting-Dons-race-past-stumbling-BYU-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572799/Hot-shooting-Dons-race-past-stumbling-BYU-Cougars.html San Francisco blistered the nets, converting 9 of 10 second-half 3-point shots in a 60-point second half that buried the... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:32:39 MST BYU Cougars looking to rebound against Portland Pilots after unsettling loss in Spokane http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571514/BYU-Cougars-looking-to-rebound-against-Portland-Pilots-after-unsettling-loss-in-Spokane.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571514/BYU-Cougars-looking-to-rebound-against-Portland-Pilots-after-unsettling-loss-in-Spokane.html BYU is hoping the back end of its road trip to the Pacific Northwest goes much better than the front end went Thursday at... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:46:54 MST BYU men's basketball: Waves play without suspended point guard Caleb Willis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570443/BYU-mens-basketball-Waves-play-without-suspended-point-guard-Caleb-Willis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570443/BYU-mens-basketball-Waves-play-without-suspended-point-guard-Caleb-Willis.html Pepperdine entered Thursday's game at BYU short-handed, but it didn't seem that way in the early going. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:30:00 MST BYU men's basketball: Tyler Haws scores Jimmer-like 42 points in win over Virginia Tech (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569645/BYU-mens-basketball-Tyler-Haws-scores-Jimmer-like-42-points-in-win-over-Virginia-Tech-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569645/BYU-mens-basketball-Tyler-Haws-scores-Jimmer-like-42-points-in-win-over-Virginia-Tech-video.html Tyler Haws reminds the nation of the days when Jimmer Fredette wore Cougar blue Saturday as the BYU Cougars defeat the... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:45:00 MST BYU, Utah Utes basketball: Cougars have a huge second half comeback, beat Utah, 61-58 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617350/BYU-Utah-Utes-basketball-Cougars-have-a-huge-second-half-comeback-beat-Utah-61-58.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617350/BYU-Utah-Utes-basketball-Cougars-have-a-huge-second-half-comeback-beat-Utah-61-58.html Utes loose the momentum in the second half and BYU makes a huge second half run behind Matt Carlino to sneak by the Utes. Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST BYU Basketball: Iowa State thumps BYU 83-62 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616838/BYU-Basketball-Iowa-State-thumps-BYU-83-62.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616838/BYU-Basketball-Iowa-State-thumps-BYU-83-62.html Will Clyburn scored a career-high 32 points and Iowa State snapped a two-game losing streak by beating BYU 83-62. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST BYU basketball notebook: Dave Rose concerned about point-guard play as Matt Carlino struggles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567021/BYU-basketball-notebook-Dave-Rose-concerned-about-point-guard-play-as-Matt-Carlino-struggles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567021/BYU-basketball-notebook-Dave-Rose-concerned-about-point-guard-play-as-Matt-Carlino-struggles.html Starter Matt Carlino missed all nine of his attempts from the floor, and had three turnovers, in the Cougars' 88-70 loss to... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:35:00 MST BYU basketball: Cougars face Findlay in final preseason game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614574/BYU-basketball-Cougars-face-Findlay-in-final-preseason-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614574/BYU-basketball-Cougars-face-Findlay-in-final-preseason-game.html The BYU men's basketball team will take on Findlay at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott Center in its final preseason game. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:04:11 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars to take on Findlay Saturday in preseason finale http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565927/BYU-basketball-Cougars-to-take-on-Findlay-Saturday-in-preseason-finale.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565927/BYU-basketball-Cougars-to-take-on-Findlay-Saturday-in-preseason-finale.html The BYU men’s basketball team will take on Findlay at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott Center in its final preseason game. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:59:16 MDT BYU basketball: Tyler Haws stands out in return to Y. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765613687/BYU-basketball-Tyler-Haws-stands-out-in-return-to-Y.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765613687/BYU-basketball-Tyler-Haws-stands-out-in-return-to-Y.html Around 3,650 fans got their first glimpse of the 2012-2013 men's basketball team during the team's annual tip-off to the... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:32:05 MDT BYU-Marquette: Instant Analysis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552245/BYU-Marquette-Instant-Analysis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552245/BYU-Marquette-Instant-Analysis.html BYU dug a deep hole early and was unable to get out of it, losing 88-68 to a good Marquette team. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:25:02 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars hope to continue NCAA tournament after winning largest-ever comeback http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765559787/BYU-basketball-Cougars-hope-to-continue-NCAA-tournament-after-winning-largest-ever-comeback.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765559787/BYU-basketball-Cougars-hope-to-continue-NCAA-tournament-after-winning-largest-ever-comeback.html In the span of 12-plus hours, they staged an epic comeback, experienced a late night with little sleep, and endured a... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:49:25 MDT