"BYU has a heck of a basketball team. They almost beat North Carolina early in the year, beat UNLV in Vegas and won their league. BYU has a lot of tradition and has had a great year. They are always very tough and skilled and they have a big kid in the middle who has a chance to be a pro. With the game being on the West Coast, they will probably have a lot of fans there. We are looking forward to the challenge."
— Coach Mark Turgeon
"BYU is a great team and we know some of their players. We are peaking at the right time and playing together as a team. We'll be ready to play on Thursday."
— Sophomore Bryan Davis
"BYU has some great players and it should be a very good game. We know we'll have to have a great defensive effort if we hope to move on."
— Senior Joseph Jones