BYU COUGARS

Pope & BYU Basketball Team Go Crazy In Locker Room After Houston Win

Nov 15, 2019, 10:52 PM | Updated: 11:51 pm
Photo Courtesy of @BYUBasketball on Twitter...
Photo Courtesy of @BYUBasketball on Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU basketball pulled off the upset against the Houston Cougars courtesy of a buzzer-beater from senior guard TJ Haws.

The game-winning shot gave BYU a 72-71 victory over Houston and put the Cougars in blue at 3-1 on the young season.

After the big win in Clutch City, head coach Mark Pope and his team celebrated the win in the locker room. Pope brought in a water bucket to the locker room to celebrate.

Notice Dalton Nixon, he was probably the most pumped up of the bunch the moment Pope walks into the locker room, and he gets doused with water. But my guess, he’s not complaining one bit.

After all of the twists and turns, Pope and his program experienced this past off-season, Friday night was the breakthrough that BYU basketball was looking for as they put everything in the past behind them.

Cougar players and coaches celebrated with BYU fans who were in attendance to witness only the second loss in the history of the Fertitta Center for Houston.

BYU is now 3-1 overall in the 2019-20 season and has a game coming up on Wednesday night against the Boise State Broncos in Boise. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network and heard on your legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Rice-Eccles Stadium...
Brian Preece

Teams Across Utah Celebrate Independence Day On Social Media

On the Fourth of July teams and programs across the state took to social media to honor the signing of our Declaration of Independence.
2 days ago
Big 12, Conference Realignment...
Mitch Harper

What’s Next For New Big 12, BYU Amid Super Conference Moves?

What's next for the Big 12 Conference?
6 days ago
Josh Wilson, BYU Football, Zach Wilson Brother...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Linebacker Josh Wilson Survives Car Accident On Freeway

Wilson is a third-year linebacker with the BYU football program.
6 days ago
Atunaisa Mahe - BYU Football...
KSL Sports

60 in 60: #46 BYU’s Atunaisa Mahe (Defensive Lineman)

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah.
7 days ago
Brett Yormark, Big 12, Big 12 Conference Commissioner...
Mitch Harper

Brett Yormark Officially Hired As Next Big 12 Commissioner

Yormark is the fifth commissioner in the history of the Big 12 Conference that dates back to 1996.
7 days ago
BYU Basketball Roster, Mark Pope, 2022-23...
Mitch Harper

BYU’s 2022-23 Basketball Roster Looks To Bring Back ‘BLRA’

Taking an in-depth look at the 2022-23 BYU Basketball roster, the fourth under head coach Mark Pope.
8 days ago
Pope & BYU Basketball Team Go Crazy In Locker Room After Houston Win