Men's Basketball Blog

Cougars hold off Delta Devils 75-68

Nov 25, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 8:57 pm | Permalink

Mississippi Valley came out strong in the second half, getting within five of BYU, 46-41. The Cougars got four quick points from the bigs after Corbin Kaufusi got the bucket and the foul and then Kyle Davis tipped in the missed free throw. Those four points put BYU up 50-41 with 17:44 to go in the game.

Neither team was able to go on a big run in the second half. Kyle Collinsworth scored back-to-back buckets to make it 56-49 with 12:56 to play.

On the inbound pass, Emery got a quick bucket with 8:05 remaining to make it 67-56. Aside from free throws, the Cougars did not make a basket for over seven minutes, allowing the Delta Devils to get within striking distance. With 43 seconds left, Emery found Davis wide open for the dunk to make it 73-66, holding off MVSU. The final score was 75-68.

Emery led BYU in scoring and assists by scoring 18 and dishing out seven assists. Collinsworth scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win. Nate Austin and Davis added seven rebounds to the team's total of 41. Davis and Kaufusi scored in double figures with 13 and 12, respectively.

BYU leads Mississippi Valley 44-32 at the half

Nov 25, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:49 pm | Permalink

Chase Fischer drilled a 3-pointer to get the offense rolling for BYU. The Cougars then went on a 7-0 run to go up 10-2 over the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils early in the first half. A three from Nick Emery at the 18:01 mark capped off the run.

A 12-0 run over a little over two minutes extended BYU’s lead to 22-5. The run was made up of five points from Corbin Kaufusi, four points from Kyle Davis and another 3-pointer from Emery. The Delta Devils answered back with seven unanswered points before Fischer nailed another trey to stop the run and push the lead to 26-12 with 10:37 left in the half.

After trading points for a few possessions, Mississippi Valley went on another run, this time an 8-0 run. With 5:29 to go until halftime, Zac Seljaas hit a 3-pointer to stop the run, making the BYU lead 33-21.

The Cougars ended the half with a 9-0 run before the Delta Devils hit a 3-pointer right before the buzzer. BYU led 44-32 going into the break.

Emery led all scorers at the half with 13 points, including three treys. He also dished out a game-high five assists. Kyle Collinsworth led the team in rebounds with five to go with his four points.

BYU wins season-opener against UVU

Nov 13, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 8:57 pm | Permalink

The Cougars got going right away in the second half with Kyle Davis scoring in the paint. After going scoreless for two minutes, a 3-pointer from Jake Toolson ended the drought, extending the lead to 53-31 with 15:58 left in the game.

BYU went on an 8-0 run sparked by back-to-back blocks from Davis. With 11:02 remaining, a steal from Kyle Collinsworth set up Chase Fischer for the trey to make it 67-35.

Three different freshmen, Nick Emery, Jordan Chatman and Jakob Hartsock, scored in a one-minute period to push the lead to 80-48. BYU went on to win 85-54.

In his first game as a Cougar, Davis had a double-double with 17 points and 20 rebounds. Fischer led all players with 20 points, including three treys. Collinsworth filled out the stat sheet with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

BYU had 69 rebounds, the most in a game in Dave Rose’s time as a head coach. 

BYU leads UVU 46-24 at halftime

Nov 13, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:51 pm | Permalink

Senior guard Kyle Collinsworth got the scoring started for BYU with a layup off of his own miss. The Cougars then went on a 20-0 run that included three treys, two of which were made by Chase Fischer, to take the early 22-2 lead over the Wolverines with 10 minutes remaining in the half.

Utah Valley fought back, going on an 11-2 run to close the gap to 32-19. Back-to-back buckets from Fischer and Kyle Davis ended the run, pushing the lead back up to 36-19 with 4:16 to play.

The Cougars closed out the half with a 5-2 run. Nick Emery nailed a 3-pointer off the bounce with less than a minute until halftime to make it 46-24 heading into the break.

Fischer led all players in points with 15, while Davis earned a double-double in the first half with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Davis had 10 rebounds in the first 10 minutes. BYU outrebounded Utah Valley 31-18 in the first 20 minutes of play.

Collinsworth named to 2015 All-American #NoLoveTeam

Apr 08, 2015 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:33 pm | Permalink

ESPN's Sean Farnham gave love to five guys that he believes don't get enough love by naming a 2015 #NoLoveTeam. Headlining the list is BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth. See what Farnham had to say below:

Returning from a torn ACL suffered in March 2014 in the WCC championship game, Collinsworth came back to tie an NCAA career record in just one season with six -- yes, six -- triple-doubles (tied with Drexel's Michael Anderson and a guy named Shaquille O'Neal). He shot 47 percent from the field while averaging 13.8 PPG, 8.7 RPG and 6.0 APG. This aggressive 6-foot-6 guard did an outstanding job pushing it in the open floor and attacking to score, getting fouled (average of 5.5 free throw attempts per game), or assisting any one of the open shooters that BYU had this past season. This season he gets the #NoLoveTeam All-America nod; next season, he should be on the preseason lists of the top players in the country.

Also included on the list are Duke's Grayson Allen, Boise State's Derrick Marks, Vanderbilt's Damian Jones and Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski. Visit for the complete story.

Media recap of BYU's upset of No. 3 Gonzaga

Mar 02, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 1:11 pm | Updated: March 3, 2015 9:42 am | Permalink

Here's plenty of video and audio from the weekend's big upset of No. 3/2 Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington. Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 3 assists on Saturday and was named WCC Player of the Week for his efforts in the victory.



ESPNU College Basketball Podcast w/ BYU head coach Dave Rose


3-point Shot: Team of the Week


BYU Upsets No. 3 Gonzaga


Coach Rose on SportsCenter


Does win get BYU win into the NCAA tournament?


Campus Insiders/

BYU snaps Gonzaga's 41-game win streak at the Kennel


Collinsworth named WCC Player of the Week

Seniors: Before and After

Feb 27, 2015 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:47 pm | Updated: February 27, 2015 6:41 pm | Permalink

Check out these photos of our seniors from their first season at BYU compared to this season. Who do you think has changed the most?

Cougars defeat Toreros 75-62

Feb 19, 2015 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 10:13 pm | Updated: February 19, 2015 10:15 pm | Permalink

The Cougars began the second half on an 11-2 run building a 44-30 lead. Tyler Haws hit two corner 3-pointers during the run, while Anson Winder also made a 3-pointer along with a driving layup.

Haws extended BYU’s lead to 17 when he drove left making a bank shot while getting fouled. Haws’ three-point play put the Cougars up 54-37 with 11:23 left.

The Toreros fought back cutting the lead to 10 with 5 minutes left at 63-53, but a mid-range jumper followed by another three-point play by Haws put the Cougars up 68-53.

San Diego again made a run trailing 71-62 with just over two minutes to play, but Haws and Kyle Collinsworth scored the game’s final four points in the final minute to secure the victory, 75-62.

Haws led all scorers with 28 points that included a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Kyle Collinsworth recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.