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Connor Harding is giving the BYU men’s basketball team long-range firepower off the bench

Provo • When Mark Pope first took the head coaching job at BYU, he sat down for one-on-one interviews with the players. From his talk with Connor Harding, he remembers the sophomore emphasized just how much he wanted to win.

“His motivation, I think, is somewhere in there — about how much he loves this place, how much he wants to win and how much he cares about this program and these guys,” Pope said. “And he’s just willing to do whatever he has to do to help us win.”

Unlike last season, when Harding started in 14 of the 32 games, the sophomore guard has yet to get a start this season.