BYU guard Nick Emery will likely be obtainable for in-state video games vs. Utah State and Utah, after lacking the primary 9 contests of the 2018-19 season as a consequence of NCAA sanctions.
That’s probably the most important discovering within the Cougars’ non-conference basketball schedule of 15 video games, introduced Thursday. A number of opponents and dates had been reported beforehand, so the query grew to become the place Sport 10 would fall on the schedule, enabling Emery to play in his return to basketball after withdrawing from the varsity in November.
BYU not too long ago introduced that Emery was reinstated, following the NCAA’s assessment of his case involving improper advantages offered by a booster, as The Tribune beforehand reported. The Cougars will host Utah State on Dec. 5 of their 10th contest, then will meet Utah three nights later within the Beehive Basic at Vivint Good Dwelling Area.
That recreation way back was scheduled for Dec. eight. Factoring in a Christmas break, there’s virtually no method it may have come at Sport 9 or sooner on BYU’s schedule.
Emery, who averaged 14.7 factors by means of two seasons, will miss video games towards extremely ranked Nevada, plus Utah Valley, Houston and Weber State, amongst others.
BYU’s Nov. 6 opener at Nevada marks the primary time in seven years that the Cougars will begin a season on the highway. A six-game homestand over 16 days follows, ending with Houston on Nov. 24 — the day of the Utah-BYU soccer recreation in Salt Lake Metropolis. The soccer kickoff time will likely be introduced 12 days earlier than the sport, on the earliest. No basketball tipoff instances have been set.
The Cougars even have a house basketball recreation vs. Alabama A&M on Nov. 17, the identical date as a soccer recreation vs. New Mexico State in Provo.
Within the second half of December, the Cougars could have a spread-out schedule of three high-profile highway video games, every on a Saturday. They are going to meet UNLV on the technically impartial web site of T-Cell Area in Las Vegas on Dec. 15, then go to San Diego State and Mississippi State.