BYU Athletics Blog | 2012

Boston College – Game Day

Nov 15, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 10:34 pm | Permalink

After breakfast in the hotel, the women’s team gathered to watch film on tonight’s opponent Boston College, and then it was off to shoot around at the Conte Forum, on the BC campus. On the way to our practice, we took a short detour so we could see the Boston Temple. We stopped for just a few minutes to take a couple of pictures. At the game we had a small, but loud cheering section. Unfortunately, we came up short at the end, losing to Boston College 62-56.

Hope Lodge tour in New York

Nov 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:42 pm | Permalink

Before practice today, BYU basketball toured the Hope Lodge in Manhattan. Hope Lodges are run by the American Cancer Society and offer cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. There are 31 Hope Lodges in the United States.

See the video below for more information about the mission of a Hope Lodge and the facility that is planned to be built in Salt Lake City. BYU coach Dave Rose's wife Cheryl Rose is featured in the video discussing her sister Janet DeMarco, who lost her battle with breast cancer last year. Visit hopelodgeutah.org to find out how you can support the efforts of the American Cancer Society and bring a Hope Lodge to Salt Lake City.

Dave Rose was interviewed by truTV following the tour. See that interview and a feature on Rose during truTV's coveraage of the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars face Florida State on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

Wednesday – a day in between games

Nov 14, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 10:09 pm | Updated: November 14, 2012 10:24 pm | Permalink

We arrived in Newton, MA via bus late Tuesday night after leaving from Hanover, NH with the win over Dartmouth. Wednesday morning was spent practicing at Harvard. Once the girls showered we met with Dr. Roger Porter, who is on the faculty at Harvard and is a BYU alumni. He gave us a wonderful tour of the campus where we learned a lot about the school's history. He took us to Dunster House where he is the House Master. We enjoyed a delicious lunch there in the eating area that is reminiscent of the Dining Hall in the Harry Potter books and movies. In the evening we drove into Boston for dinner at a seafood restaurant. Afterwards, our bus driver John, pointed out a few famous landmarks including a night view of Fenway Park.

Breaking down BYU’s 31-2 lead against Georgia State

Nov 14, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:48 pm | Permalink

BYU opened last night’s game with an impressive display of offensive efficiency and defensive prowess as the Cougars sandwiched Georgia State’s first basket between runs of 15-0 and 16-0 to lead 31-2. Following is a rundown of every BYU possession during the first 9:29 of the game to show just how good the Cougars were during the run.

Possession Score
Haws three assisted by Carlino 3-0
Haws three assisted by Davies 6-0
Missed jumpers by Davies and Sharp 6-0
Davies jumper assisted by Haws 8-0
Davies layup assisted by Carlino 10-0
Davies jumper assisted by Carlino 12-0
Zylstra three assisted by Carlino 15-0
Missed jumper by Sharp 15-2
Davies jumper assisted by Zylstra 17-2
Sharp turnover 17-2
Zylstra three assisted by Haws 20-2
Haws three assisted by Davies 23-2
Carlino layup 25-2
Carlino turnover 25-2
Carlino layup 27-2
Carlino layup 29-2
Missed jumper by Cusick 29-2
Haws layup assisted by Austin 31-2

The Cougars scored on 13 of their first 18 possessions, shot 76.5 percent (13 of 17) from the field and 100.0 percent (5 of 5) from three. The team’s first nine buckets were assisted before Carlino scored three-straight layups off steals. Neither BYU nor Georgia State shot free throws during the run.

In the postgame media press conference, Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies were asked if they’d ever played in a game with a similar beginning. They answered no, but we both wrong. As freshmen along with Brock Zylstra, on BYU’s 30-win 2009-10 team, they played in a game with a slightly more prolific start.

On Dec. 19, 2009, BYU hosted Eastern Washington. On the game’s opening possession, Noah Hartsock was called for an offensive foul. After Eastern Washington’s Mark Dunn hit a jumper at the 19:14 mark, the Cougars went on a run for the ages, scoring 33-unanswered points before the Eagles hit two free throws at the 8:54 mark to cut BYU’s advantage to 29 at 33-4.

Similar to the Georgia State run, Haws got things started, scoring in the paint to tie things up. That shot was followed by Jimmer Fredette, Chris Miles and Jackson Emery combining to score the next eight points to make it 10-2. Haws had eight of the next 11 points on two threes and jumper and capped the run with another jump shot to give him 12 of BYU’s first 33 points.

During the run, the Cougars shot 73.7 percent (14 of 19) from the field and 60.0 percent from three (3 of 5). Six of the makes were assisted and four of the five misses were rebounded by BYU and converted into a made shot giving the Cougars eight second-chance points during the run. The most glaring issues during the run were five turnovers and 2 of 4 shooting from the free throw line. Unlike the Georgia State game, BYU’s opponent had a chance to score from the free throw line during the big run but failed to convert on either attempt.

Davies and Zylstra both played in the game but not during the 33-0 run. Davies finished the game with 12 points on 5 of 5 shooting while Zylstra added two points and four rebounds. BYU won by a final score of 91-34.

Win at Dartmouth

Nov 13, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 10:10 pm | Permalink

In its first road game of the season, the BYU women’s basketball team sneaked out with a one-point, 58-57 win over Dartmouth. It was a rainy, cold day in Hanover as the team prepared for its first road test of the year. Game day started with breakfast, watching film on Dartmouth and a one-hour shoot around at Leede Arena. The pregame meal was at one of the team’s favorite places, Panera. BYU had a nice cheering section at the game, thanks in part, to the efforts of Jordan and Allie Judkins (coach Judkins’ son and daughter-in-law) who invited several members (around 50) from their Lebanon Ward. Cheers were also coming from many family members including Ashley’s mom and grandparents, Haley’s parents and Morgan’s mom, aunt and cousin. Husband’s Travis Seaborn and Spencer Beeston were also among those that made the long trip from Utah to support the women’s team. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a thrilling, down to the wire victory by the Cougars!!! Sophomore Morgan Bailey recorded her first double double of her career with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Media coverage leading up to BYU vs. Georgia State

Nov 13, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:04 pm | Permalink

Coach Dave Rose and several players addressed the media following practice on Monday. See what they had to say about tonight's game against Georgia State by visiting the links below.

Women's Basketball in Hanover, New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Norma Collett at 4:39 pm | Updated: November 13, 2012 1:25 pm | Permalink

Hanover and Dartmouth

The team arrived in Boston Sunday evening. Our bus driver took us for a short drive to downtown Boston where everyone got to experience a wide variety of food choices. After dinner, it was back on the bus for about a 90-minute drive to Hanover, New Hampshire.

Monday began with a morning practice at Dartmouth. After a quick shower, lunch was in downtown Hanover at “Everything But Anchovies” – a local favorite for sandwiches, wraps and salads.

After lunch it was back on the bus for a short drive to Sharon, Vermont where we toured the Joseph Smith Birthplace Visitor’s Center. Everyone had the opportunity to walk around the grounds, take pictures, listened to a 15-minute presentation from Brother and Sister Fischer and then watched a short film on the importance of families.

More broadcast details about Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:07 pm | Permalink

Last week truTV put out a press release with broadcast details for the 2012 Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Here's another release with more information about the broadcast plans, including details about a feature on Coach Rose that will air during the event and the broadcast team that will call the game.

truTV to Exclusively Televise 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic November 16-17

Match-ups to Feature Brigham Young vs. Florida State; Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s

truTV will exclusively televise the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Action will begin with a doubleheader Friday, Nov. 16, with Brigham Young taking on Florida State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Notre Dame and Saint Joseph’s. Coverage will continue Saturday, Nov. 17, with the Consolation Game at 7 p.m., followed by the 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Game.  Brian Anderson will call the games on truTV alongside analysts Greg Anthony and Steve Smith with Craig Sager reporting courtside and contributor Seth Davis.

As part of truTV’s coverage of the tournament, St. Joseph’s will provide the network with special “all-access” coverage which will allow truTV’s cameras into the team’s locker room for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. Additionally, the network will present the following features during the event:

  • Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson sat down with Brigham Young head coach Dave Rose and his family to discuss how their journey through Rose’s battle with pancreatic cancer three years ago changed his life.
  • A profile of Notre Dame sixth-year senior and team captain Scott Martin who has dealt with his father’s lymphoma eye cancer diagnosis and an ACL injury which sidelined him during his junior year.

2012 COACHES VS. CANCER TELECAST SCHEDULE

Fri., November 16, 7 p.m. ET

  • Brigham Young vs. Florida State • Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Greg Anthony and Steve Smith (analysts) with Craig Sager (reporter) and Seth Davis (contributor)
  • Notre Dame vs. Saint Joseph’s • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis

Sat., November 17, 7 p.m. ET

  • Consolation Game • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis
  • Championship Game • Anderson, Anthony and Smith with Sager and Davis

truTV and truTV HD Channel Designations in the Team Markets

Team City Cable Provider truTV truTV HD
BYU Salt Lake City, Utah Comcast 44 736
Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. Comcast 65 398
Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Comcast 65 320
Saint Joseph's Philadelphia, Pa. Comcast 69 841

Satellite and Telco Affiliates Channel Information (Nationwide)

Provider truTV truTV HD
DIRECTV 246 246-1
Dish  Network 204 9430
Verizon 183 683
AT&T 164 1164

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve schools will compete in the event, with four of those teams serving as regional hosts. Regional round action takes place November 9-13, 2012 with the four hosts – BYU, Florida State, Notre Dame and St. Joseph’s – advancing to the championship rounds on November 16-17 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

BYU vs. Georgia State preview

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by wcc at 2:54 pm | Permalink

BYU men’s basketball will host Georgia State on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The game is the second in the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and is the first-ever meting between the two teams.

Led by its three captains, BYU won its 2012-13 season opener 81-66 over Tennessee State last Friday.

Sophomore Tyler Haws led all scorers with 22 points on 7 of 15 shooting while adding four rebounds and one assist. Seniors Brandon Davies and Brock Zylstra also scored in double digits, picking up 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Georgia State opened its 2012-13 season with a 74-55 loss at college basketball powerhouse No. 8 Duke.

Junior Devonta White, the Panthers’ only returning starter, led Georgia State with 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. R.J. Hunter, the son of Panther head coach Ron Turner, posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.

The Panthers finished their 2011-12 season with a 64-59 loss to Mercer in the round of 16 of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Georgia State finished the season 22-12 for the second-most wins in school history and the CIT was the team’s first postseason birth since 2002. 

Honoring Veterans and some player honors

Nov 12, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 11:43 am | Updated: November 12, 2012 11:55 am | Permalink

With Veterans Day taking place this year on Sunday, Nov. 11, the annual holiday honoring the many military personnel who have served and are serving this country is observed today. Prior to BYU's 52-13 victory over Idaho on Saturday, a 100-yard-long flag was carried onto the field, covering it entirely, by members of the Army and Air Force ROTC for the singing of the National Anthem. Check out the photos below and many thanks to all who have and are serving in the Armed Forces!

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Several BYU players were honored Monday for their play against Idaho on Saturday. Junior wide receiver Cody Hoffman and junior kicker Justin Sorensen joined Notre Dame junior linebacker Prince Shembo in receiving Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Player of the Week accolades

Hoffman was also named the Independent Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and honorable mention for National Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards

Hoffman caught nine passes for 108 yards and three touchdowns against Idaho in BYU's 52-13 win.  Hoffman’s performance marked his 11th 100-yard receiving game, tied for third all-time at BYU, while giving him 23 career touchdown receptions, which is tied for fourth on BYU’s career ledger. In addition, he extended to 29 his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception.  

Sorensen broke a long-standing BYU record by converting all seven of his PAT attempts to extend his personal streak to 68 consecutive PATs made, breaking the previous school mark of 67—a record that had stood since 2004.