It's official — BYU coach Dave Rose is staying in Provo to help usher in a new era of Cougar basketball. While national player of the year Jimmer Fredette will be gone, BYU is set to become a member of the West Coast Conference. A news conference is being held this afternoon with Rose and athletic director Tom Holmoe to discuss Rose's new contract, which will include a hefty pay raise.
Meanwhile, Rose's top assistant, Dave Rice, is a finalist for the UNLV head coaching job. Read the Sporting News' take on the Rebels' vacancy, and a rundown on the top candidates, here. Rice is a former UNLV player, part of a team that went to back-to-back Final Fours and won the 1991 national championship. He also spent a decade on the Rebel bench as an assistant coach.
BYU finished No. 13 in the final USA Today coaches poll. Check out the entire poll, and an overview of each team, here.