BYU Upsets No. 17 San Diego State in College Basketball Showdown
PROVO, Utah – In a thrilling college basketball matchup on Friday night, BYU pulled off a stunning upset by defeating No. 17 San Diego State. The victory caught the attention of college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, who praised BYU for their impressive performance.
Rothstein, known for his insightful analysis, put a Big 12 twist on his compliment. He compared BYU’s win to Arizona’s victory over Duke, stating that both wins are significant for their respective conferences. He also predicted that Provo, the home of BYU, will be a formidable place for visiting teams during league play.
The Marriott Center was packed with over 15,000 fans for the game, a remarkable turnout for a non-conference matchup in November. With Big 12 teams set to visit Provo in January, the atmosphere is expected to reach even greater heights.
Rothstein’s praise didn’t stop there. He reminisced about the 2020 BYU Cougars team, led by TJ Haws and Yoeli Childs, and expressed his belief that they had the potential to make it to the Final Four. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the 2020 season, preventing the team from showcasing their talents in the NCAA Tournament.
Adding to the excitement of the night, former BYU stars Jake Toolson and TJ Haws were in attendance to witness their alma mater’s victory over San Diego State. Their presence added an extra layer of pride and support for the current BYU team.
BYU’s win improves their record to 2-0 at the start of the season. Despite being ranked as the preseason No. 13 pick out of 14 teams in the Big 12 Conference, the victory over San Diego State has raised expectations for the Cougars. Rothstein’s advice to “keep the faith” suggests that BYU has the potential to surprise and challenge even the toughest opponents in the nation’s most competitive league.
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