Men's Basketball Blog

BYU vs. Santa Clara Audio on KSL

Jan 15, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:30 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Mark Durrant call the Santa Clara game on KSL.

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

Head-to-Head: BYU vs. Santa Clara

Jan 13, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:35 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:37 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Santa Clara's projected starters, both phyiscally and statistically. Projected starters are based on the starters from each team's previous game and/or the players that have started the most games for their respective team. BYU takes on Santa Clara on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. MST on ESPNU and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(14-4, 3-1) BYU's Probable Starters Santa Clara's Probable Staters (8-8, 0-3)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.1 13.9 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Evan Roquemore 6-3 175 17.3 3.1
3.9 9.0 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Kevin Foster 6-2 219 14.3 3.6
6.4 11.1 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Raymond Cowels III 6-4 215 8.6 3.9
5.8 17.1 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Niyi Harrison 6-8 225 9.7 6.4
8.1 12.9 235 6-9 Brandon Davies John McArthur 6-9 230 6.3 4.7

#winning

Jan 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:22 pm | Permalink

About a year ago, Charlie Sheen talked a lot about ‘winning.’ While using the term winning has become a cultural phenomenon and a famous hashtag on Twitter, winning is something BYU basketball and Dave Rose know something about. Here are some of the #winning facts under Rose, BYU’s head coach since 2005.

  • 6-consecutive 20-win seasons
  • 5-consecutive 25-win seasons
  • 2-consecutive 30-win seasons
  • 114 wins from 2007 to 2011 — most wins in a four-year stretch in program history
  • From the 2008-09 season to now, BYU has won 101 games and Charles Abouo has played in every victory and every game during that stretch
  • Abouo, Jimmer Fredette (112), Jackson Emery (106) and Jonathan Tavernari (103) are the four Cougars to have played in 100 victories
  • Noah Hartsock has played in 96 victories (he missed six games in 2008-09 with an ankle sprain) and is poised to become the next member of the 100-win club
  • BYU advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2011 for the first time since 1981
  • Under Rose, BYU has won four conference titles and finished second his other two years as head coach
  • Rose and Roger Reid are the only BYU coaches to win 20-plus games in each of their first six seasons — Rose has the opportunity to become to first to win 20-plus games in each of his first seven seasons
  • BYU basketball has 10 25-win seasons in its 110-year history and Rose has been the head coach of five of those teams
  • Rose has the only two 30-win seasons in program history
  • BYU has a winning percentage of 77.9 under Rose

There are probably more facts that could be added to the list, but it’s clear that while Sheen talked a lot about #winning last year, BYU basketball has been doing it for a while.

Sharing the Rock

Jan 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:13 am | Updated: January 12, 2012 9:25 am | Permalink

In BYU’s 81-56 victory over San Francisco on Jan. 7, the Cougars had one of the best games in program history in terms of sharing the basketball. BYU hit 29 shots against the Dons and assisted on 27, including all 16 baskets in the first half and the first 18 of the game.

The 27 assists on 29 made shots is a ratio of .931, the third best in a single-game in program history. The BYU record for a single game was set in 2001 against Idaho when BYU had assists on 20 of 21 baskets (.952). The second-best mark was set in 1982 against Wyoming with 17 assists on 18 baskets (.944). Interestingly, BYU was on pace to set the record before Nate Austin’s put-back dunk as time expired against San Francisco. Without the dunk, BYU would have had 27 assists on 28 baskets, a ratio of .964. But alas, the Austin dunk did earn frozen yogurt for the fans.

Not only was the San Francisco game an impressive display of sharing, that has been the story of this entire season. In fact, the 2011-12 squad has an assist/field goal ratio of .653 (343 assists on 525 baskets), a ratio that if maintained will be a BYU record. The current record was set by another Dave Rose-coached team in 2007-08 with a ratio of .648 (587/906).

See the chart below for assist information on all of Dave Rose’s teams since he became BYU’s head coach in 2005.

Season FGs Assists Ratio Assists/G Assist Leaders
2011-12 343 525 .653 19.1 Carlino 4.9, Abouo 2.9, Winder 2.5, Zylstra 2.4
2010-11 538 1019 .528 14.5 Fredette 4.3, Emery 3.5, Collinsworth 2.1
2009-10 567 1025 .553 15.8 Fredette 4.7, Emery 2.7, Haws 1.5
2008-09 537 909 .591 16.3 Fredette 4.1, Cummard 3.4, Emery 3.0
2007-08 587 906 .648 16.8 Murdock 3.6, Cummard 3.5, Burgess 1.9
2006-07 542 972 .558 15.9 Ainge 4.4, Cummard 2.7, Balderson 1.7
2005-06 462 782 .591 15.9 Broadus 3.7, Ainge 2.6, Reichner 2.5

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/10/12

Jan 11, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:53 am | Permalink

Listen to the fifth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio. Assistant coach Terry Nashif filled in for Coach Rose for episode five.

Nashif and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco and this week's game against Santa Clara. Senior captain and guard Charles Abouo was this week's guest and Nashif also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

BYU vs. San Francisco Postgame Show on KSL

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:46 pm | Permalink

Listen to the postgame show from BYU vs. San Francisco.

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/8/12

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:15 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:20 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 4 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 8. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

BYU at Loyola Marymount Audio on KSL

Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 15, 2012 5:30 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Steve Cleveland call the Loyola Marymount game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/3/12

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:38 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:49 am | Permalink

Listen to the fourth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against and this week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco. Senior captain and forward Noah Hartsock was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

Head-to-Head: BYU at Loyola Marymount

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:33 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Loyola Marymount's projected starters, both phyiscally and statistically. Projected starters are based on the starters from each team's previous game. BYU takes on Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. PST on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(12-4, 1-1) BYU's Probable Starters Loyola Marymount's Probable Staters (8-6, 1-0) 
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.7 15.0 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Anthony Ireland 5-10 175 14.1 4.4
3.8 8.8 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Jarred DuBois 6-3 180 10.2 2.6
6.6 11.9 215 6-5 Charles Abouo LaRon Armstead 6-5 200 9.5 3.2
5.8 17.1 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Drew Viney 6-8 210 16.0 4.5
8.1 12.9 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Godwin Okonji 6-8 220 4.6 4.3