Somehow, with a healthy mix of good fortune and painstaking safety precautions, the BYU basketball program played 24 games in the most unique of seasons, in the middle of a pandemic.
With a 65-51 victory over Saint Mary’s Saturday on Senior Night, the Cougars completed a taxing, 24-game regular season campaign.
While BYU had several games either postponed or cancelled, it never had any COVID-19 issues within the program. In fact, the Cougars are the only West Coast Conference team without a COVID-19 pause this season. (The only other one, Portland, went on COVID-19 pause this past week.)
While that is a remarkable achievement, now that the regular season is over the stakes for staying that way are even higher.