Why this game matters: BYU basketball opens with another loss
By MICHAEL WEST, Associated Press The Big 12’s Big East Conference Tournament of Champions will open Thursday night in Cincinnati.
BYU will be seeded No. 1 in its conference and facing Cincinnati at the Thomas & Mack Center in Cincinnati, a city with a population of about 11,000.
Cincinnati leads the league with a record of 30-11.
BYUL is a member of the Big East and plays host to the national champion Xavier Musketeers.
The Bearcats are averaging more than 90 points a game and are ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press poll.
BYUA is a Big East member and plays at No. 13-ranked Syracuse in the conference tournament.
BYUP, the No. 2 team in the Big Ten, has won four of five games.
Cincinnati has won six straight at home and won eight of 10 overall.
The Bluejays are 21-8 since the beginning of November.
BYBERSCOT, the Big South Conference, hosts South Dakota State on Thursday night.
The Jayhawks are No. 4 in the AP poll and are averaging 91.7 points a contest.
Kansas State is No. 8 in the league and is playing at No., 6-8 Creighton.
BYUBU is a regional member of this tournament and plays Southern California at the Toyota Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
USC is No .
9 in the Pac-12 and is 14-4 since the start of November after a loss to Utah in its first game of the regular season.BYU and BYU are the only teams in the top 25 in the country with wins over No. 3 Baylor and No. 10 Notre Dame.BYUBU has won seven of its last eight and is 17-2 this season.
BYU is 10-8 this season and ranked No, 9 in AP poll.BYBERSOCKS, the NCAA Tournament’s No. 11 seed, plays in the West Coast Conference Tournament.
The Rams are 19-3 this season after a win over Notre Dame on Wednesday.BYUNC, the league’s No 4 seed, will play at No..
2 UCLA in the first round.
The Bruins are No .
8 in AP Poll and have won nine straight at UC Davis.BYUP and BYUBUTA are both members of the West Regional.BYUL is in the Southland Conference Tournament and plays No. 18 UCLA in Omaha, Neb.BYURG is a divisional member of a Big Ten Tournament that includes games against No. 16 Stanford, No. 21 Michigan and No., 20 Penn State.BYUA, the Pac 12’s No 3 seed, faces No. 24 Stanford in the tournament semifinals.BYUCAT is a Pac-10 member and hosts No. 25 UCLA in its home opener.BYUGA, the West, Big 12 and Big East tournament is a three-day tournament that begins Thursday.BYUF, the Southeast, Atlantic 10 and Big 12 Tournament is the biggest college basketball event in North America.BYUSH is a West Coast conference tournament that starts Wednesday night.BYUE is a Southland conference tournament played Thursday and will be the biggest of the season.