USU was routed in their 1st game of the year against VCU then throttled by SDST almost as bad as BYU lost to USC. (boy, I’d like that game back as a redo)
USU lost NBA talent, Sam Merrell as well as their Point from last year’s team.
Their strength this year is their two inside players, Bean and Queta. Advantage USU but by a smidge with all the bigs BYU has to defend these two.
They run four Juniors and one Freshman. BYU runs Senior leadership but most are transfers with only Harding as a 3 year player for BYU. Advantage USU, they have played together longer
The game is at USU, Advantage USU
BYU is much better on offense, Advantage BYU
BYU is slightly better on Defense, " BYU
BYU is shooting 40% from 3, USU shoots 32% and since BYU is the 3rd highest volume 3 point shooting team in America, Advantage BYU.
This is not the same USU team from last year. Merrell was the machine,
BYU 73-71 USU