Brigham Young University is more known as a football school than basketball. But the Cougars basketball program has been very successful in the past with great players such as Danny Ainge, Shawn Bradley, Greg Kite and Jimmer Fredette. The Cougars have been to three Elite Eights and seven Sweet Sixteens. They have been to the NCAA Tournament 29 times including every year since 2007 except for 2013.
With those credentials, BYU is one of the teams likely to end up in the NCAA Tournament in 2016. BYU competes in the West Coast Conference with great basketball schools such as Gonzaga, St Mary’s, Loyola Marymount, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Portland among others.
The Marriott Center opened in 1971 and holds over 22,000 Cougars fans making it one of the largest venues in college basketball. Going to a Cougars game is much like going to a game in a Power Five Conference or even NBA game. The atmosphere in the Marriott Center is top notch with great video screens and one of those professional pre-game player intros with spotlights and highlight videos.
If you spend the extra money to sit in the lower bowl, you will have chairs with backs and arm rests. The concessions are great with items such as soft pretzels, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream. You can enjoy a great West Coast Conference game from a great seat while watching the Cougars make a run to this year’s Big Dance.
The Cougars home schedule at the Marriott Center this year includes Belmont, Utah State, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Portland, Gonzaga and many others.
Don’t let the season go by without catching a Cougars game at the Marriott Center. Do not miss out on any of the excitement of BYU basketball!
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