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BYU G Spencer Johnson Active vs. Kansas State

NCAA Basketball: Houston at Brigham Young

Mark Pope and the BYU Cougars will not be without senior guard Spencer Johnson despite initial reports of Johnson missing the game due to his wife, Isabella, having a baby.

Johnson and his wife had their baby two days ahead of the Cougars’ 14th game in the Big 12 Conference against Jerome Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats.


The news of Johnson’s return is huge for BYU as the Utah native has been one of the key playmakers for Mark Pope’s team in 2023-24. The senior guard is currently averaging 10.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game in his fourth season of college basketball.

Johnson’s biggest game of the year came against No 24 Iowa State on January 16th, where he recorded 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and one steal. The Cougars enter Manhattan after taking down the No. 11 Baylor Bears 78-71 and are looking to continue their hot streak. In the meantime, Kansas State has lost seven of its last eight and is in dire need of a win.

Saturday’s matchup between BYU and Kansas State tips off in Manhattan at 1:00 PM CT on ESPN+.

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