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BYU leads Portland 53-32 at the break

Feb 25, 2016 - Posted by Blake Dorton at 9:55 pm | Permalink

Portland got off to a 5-0 lead to start the game before Kyle Collinsworth got BYU on the board with a layup while being fouled. The Cougars made four of its next five field goal attempts to tie the game at nine at the first media timeout. After trading baskets over the next two minutes, the Cougars grabbed a five-point lead, 18-13, thanks to a 3-pointer from Chase Fischer and a Nick Emery layup.

BYU went on a 7-0 run to take a 27-17 lead with 7:23 remaining in the half. After the media timeout, Jordan Chatman made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to force a Portland timeout with BYU up 33-17. The Cougars extended the lead to 42-24 with just over three minutes to play thanks to some hot shooting and a Portland cold spell.

The Cougars ended the half leading 53-32 after shooting 53 percent from the field.

Emery leads all scorers at the break with 13 points while Fischer is right behind with 12 to go along with four rebounds. Collinsworth filled the stat line with 10 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Chatman also chipped in eight points.


Cougars finish Toreros 91-33

Feb 20, 2016 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 8:46 pm | Updated: February 20, 2016 8:53 pm | Permalink

At the 18:31 mark of the second half, Nick Emery hit his second 3-point field goal of the game to give the Cougars the 44-12 lead. BYU then extended its lead to 39, 53-14, on a bucket by Kyle Davis

With 9:51 to go, Nate Austin dished it off to Kyle Collinsworth on the baseline for a layup. Collinsworth had 12 points in the game.

BYU increased its lead to 46, 72-26, fueled by five straight points by Davin Guinn. With 4:58 to go, Jamal Aytes then hit a baseline jumper to extend the lead to 48, 76-28.

The Cougars finished the contest shooting 56.5 percent from the field, while the Toreros shot 25.9. BYU had 43 points from the bench to San Diego's 15. The Cougars outrebounded the Toreros 49 to 28 and finished the game with 25 assists, and San Diego had five. Emery led all scorers with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Cougars take the 39-11 lead into halftime

Feb 20, 2016 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 7:48 pm | Updated: February 20, 2016 7:57 pm | Permalink

The Cougars started the game on an 8-0 run, forcing a quick San Diego timeout. BYU then proceeded to score five more quick points before the Toreros scored their first points of the contest. At the 11-minute mark, the Cougars led the USD 18-2.  With 8:21 to go in the first half, Kyle Collinsworth extended the BYU lead to 21 as he finished a breakaway dunk.

Nick Emery scored his eighth and ninth point on a finger-roll layup in the lane at the 7:19 mark. Emery led all scorers with nine points at the break. He also had a game-high seven rebounds going into the half. The Cougars finished out the half outscoring the Toreros 11-5 to take the 39-11 lead into the break.

BYU shot 45.7 percent from the field in the 20 minutes of play to San Diego's 16.1. The Cougars dished out 12 first half assists, while the Toreros had two, and BYU had six points off of turnovers to San Diego's two.

BYU loses first game at home 77-72 to Pacific

Feb 06, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 4:11 pm | Permalink

BYU scored five unanswered points at the beginning of the second half. A three from Jakob Hartsock and a bucket from Nick Emery put the Cougars up 41-36 with 16:57 to play. After an inbound play that led to an easy layup for Kyle Davis, BYU went cold, going scoreless from the field for six minutes. Emery ended the drought with a layup at the 10:26 mark to put the Cougars back up 50-49.

The last 10 minutes of the game were physical on both sides with the lead changing between them. After Pacific took the lead with five minutes to go, Emery made three clutch free throws to tie it up 59-59 with 4:28 to play.

The Tigers scored five unanswered points to go up 64-60 with three minutes left. A basket from Davis got his team within two, 64-62, but free throws from Pacific kept BYU at bay. The Cougars missed six-straight free throws down the stretch, allowing the Tigers to widen the gap.

In the last minute, Chase Fischer was a perfect 14 of 14 from the free-throw line to keep BYU in the game. However, Pacific made its free throws to keep the game out of reach and hold on to the 77-72 upset.

Fischer tallied 23 points, 14 of which came from the charity stripe. Davis had 21 points to go with his five rebounds. Emery had 13 points and Kyle Collinsworth had nine points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

BYU up 34-32 over Pacific at the half

Feb 06, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 2:48 pm | Updated: February 6, 2016 2:50 pm | Permalink

After starting 1 of 4 from the field, BYU made five-straight field goals to go up 16-9 with 15:37 on the clock. A trey from Jakob Hartsock and a three-point play from Kyle Collinsworth aided the Cougars in that run.

The Tigers got hot, making 6 of 8 to take the 21-20 lead with 10:42 to play. A 3-pointer from Chase Fischer put BYU back up 23-21, but a couple of baskets from Pacific put BYU down 26-23 with 6:28 to go in the half.

Kyle Davis scored two buckets in a row to get the Cougars back ahead by one, but the Tigers kept fighting to take the lead. Fischer drilled a pair of threes to put BYU up 34-32 with 1:32 to go until the break. The half ended with a big block from Davis to keep Pacific from tying it back up.

Davis led BYU in the first half with 11 points and three rebounds. Fischer also had 11 points points, including three 3-pointers. Collinsworth filled out the stat sheet with five points, six rebounds and four assists.

Cougars complete halftime comeback to surge past first-place Gaels 70-59

Feb 04, 2016 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 8:56 pm | Permalink

An inbounds layup from Kyle Davis helped BYU tie the score at 39-all coming out of the first timeout of the second half.

Kyle Collinsworth later completed an old-fashioned 3-point play to give his team the 44-41 advantage, the first Cougar lead since the 3:27 mark of the first half.

BYU took a 9-point lead with 11:38 to play on a Collinsworth assisted Chase Fischer 3-pointer. Fischer then converted a pair of shots from the charity stripe to give the Cougars their first double-digit lead at 58-48 with just over eight minutes remaining in the game.

Saint Mary’s stayed in the game, however, cutting the BYU lead back to single digits, 64-56, around the four minute mark.

The Cougars kept their momentum despite a late-game surge from the Gaels, completing the 70-59 comeback win.

Fischer led the team with 19 points while Collinsworth added 17, a game-high nine boards and seven assists.

Cougars down 37-33 at the half

Feb 04, 2016 - Posted by Preston Brown at 7:52 pm | Updated: February 4, 2016 7:54 pm | Permalink

BYU and Saint Mary’s traded baskets to start the first half, with the Cougars going up 5-2 on shots from Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer with a minute gone.

A deep 3-pointer from Jakob Hartsock gave the 10-6 lead back to the Cougars at the 15 minute mark.

After two quick Saint Mary’s baskets, Fischer hit two jumpers, including a shot from deep, that put BYU up 15-12 with 14 minutes to play in the first.

Fischer knocked down another three to give the Cougars a 23-21 lead with nine minutes left in the half.

Jumpers from Nate Austin, Collinsworth and Kyle Davis then put BYU up 29-25 at the five minute mark.

Saint Mary’s went on a 12-4 run to end the half, setting the score at 37-33 for the Gaels. Fischer led all scorers with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Collinsworth finished the half with six points, four rebounds and four assists.  

Cougars end losing streak to Waves with 88-77 victory

Jan 30, 2016 - Posted by Blake Dorton at 10:11 pm | Permalink

The Waves started the second half the same way they did the first, on a 6-0 run to pull within two. Collinsworth put an end to the run with a steal and ensuing dunk at the other end. At the first timeout at 15:56, the Cougars led 58-56.

BYU regained a comfortable advantage at 71-58 over the next four minutes thanks to scores from Collinsworth and Fischer, and four Pepperdine turnovers. The Cougars went just one for its next five attempts, but were able to maintain a 10-point lead of 75-65 with 8:58 to go.

At the final media timeout in regulation at 3:26, BYU led 82-73 with Fischer scoring the Cougars' last seven points. The Waves would not threaten again as they struggled to score, finishing the night making only two of their final 14 shot attempts from the field.

Collinsworth jumped into first place on the BYU all-time rebounding list with his board at the 0:54 mark.

BYU beat Pepperdine by a score of 88-77. Collinsworth led all scorers on the night with 24 points to go along with 10 assists and four rebounds. Emery chipped in 17 points and Fischer had 15. Davis scored 11 points and had eight boards, Kaufusi had 10 points and six rebounds, and Hartsock finished with nine points and four boards.

BYU leads Pepperdine 53-45 at the half

Jan 30, 2016 - Posted by Blake Dorton at 9:00 pm | Permalink

Pepperdine started off the game on a 6-0 run before Kyle Collinsworth got BYU on the board with a driving layup. Collinsworth accounted for each of the Cougars' first seven points on the night. Kyle Davis also chipped in a 3-pointer as the Waves had a 14-10 advantage at the first media timeout, 15:21.

Corbin Kaufusi threw down a nice dunk soon after the timeout, and he knocked down a pair of free throws to give BYU its first lead of the game, 19-17 with 13:16 to play in the first half. Collinsworth shook his man with a crossover down the lane for a score to put the Cougars up five, 25-20 with 11:12 left. BYU made nine straight shots, including all of its free throws, from the 19:26 mark until a Nick Emery missed 3-pointer at the 11:02 mark.

Noah Hartsock sunk threes on back-to-back offensive trips to extend the lead to eight, 31-23, at the 9:26 mark. He made his third in as many tries two possessions later. BYU held a 36-28 lead with 7:10 to play.

BYU went on another hot shooting streaking, making seven straight field goals over the next five minutes, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Chase Fischer and a layup from Jordan Chatman. The Cougars led 50-39 with 2:19 left. At the half, BYU led 53-45.

Collinsworth paced the Cougars on offense with 13 points along with eight assists and a rebound. Emery had 10 points, Hartsock had nine points and Davis had eight points and four rebounds. BYU shot 63 percent from the field in the half.

BYU beats LMU 87-62

Jan 28, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:58 pm | Updated: January 28, 2016 11:00 pm | Permalink

Chase Fischer opened up the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to extend the lead to 44-24 after just one minute of play. BYU went on an 8-0 run over two minutes to make the lead 52-32 with 15:06 to play. Kyle Davis scored six of the eight points in that run.

Corbin Kaufusi scored three baskets in a row for the Cougars, including a breakaway dunk and a three-point play that made the lead 70-50 with 7:53 left in the game.

Kyle Collinsworth followed up his first half dunk with a breakaway slam at the 7:30 mark that aided in eight unanswered points for BYU, making it 75-50. After the Lions scored a basket, the Cougars answered with another 6-0 run to hold them at bay.

A layup with less than a minute to go from Davin Guinn sealed the 87-62 win.

Five BYU players scored in double figures in this win. Davis led the team with 19 points with Fischer right behind him with 17 points, four assists and a career-high six rebounds. Kaufusi added 12 points and two blocks coming off the bench, going a perfect 5 for 5 from the field. Collinsworth had 11 points, eight assists and five rebounds, while Nick Emery had 10 points and four assists.