BYU basketball: A look back at all of Cougars’ wins over top 5 teams

Posted: February 3, 2017 in basketball, BYU, BYU basketball, BYU Cougars, Jimmer Fredette, Uncategorized

The BYU Cougars will have the opportunity to do something on Thursday night that they have never done before — knock off the No. 1 team in the country.

The Cougars are winless in their four previous chances, including losses to Kentucky in 1951, UCLA in 1971, Duke in 1992 and North Carolina in 2007.

The closest of those games came in the 2007 loss to the Tar Heels. That Cougar squad — featuring Trent Plaisted, Lee Cummard, and Jonathan Tavernari — held a one-point lead with less than eight minutes remaining but got outscored 15-4 down the stretch in a 73-63 defeat.

While BYU hasn’t had success against the top team in the land, it has won 21 games against top 10 teams, including six wins against top 5 teams.

Even though only three of those games have happened in the last 50 years, all six are worth mentioning.

The first came during the 1954-55 season when the Cougars stunned the No. 5 ranked Utah Utes 76-74 at the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse. It was the only loss for the Utes that season in Mountain State Athletic Conference action as they finished 13-1 on their way to a 24-4 season.

Continue reading at DeseretNews.com.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s