Craig Cusick Craig Cusick en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:36:23 MST Newspapers A look back: 10 top basketball games between BYU, Utah State over the last quarter century With BYU and Utah State set to meet on the basketball court once again Tuesday at the Smith Spectrum, here's a look back at... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:00:00 MST Utah State basketball: Depth a key for Aggies this season 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 BYU and Utah State will face off on the hardwood tonight, and 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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