Men's Basketball Blog

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. 

BYU leads 33-28 over San Diego at the half

Feb 19, 2015 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 8:57 pm | Updated: February 19, 2015 8:58 pm | Permalink

BYU started slow with Anson Winder scoring the Cougars’ first points at the 13:07 mark of the half. San Diego had built a 7-0 lead before Winder’s driving layup.

Four straight points from Ryan Andrus as part of an 8-1 run gave the Cougars its first lead of the game with 9:10 left in the half, 12-11. The Cougars and Toreros exchanged buckets the remainder of the half until BYU closed the half on a 7-2 run to lead 33-28 at the break.

Kyle Collinsworth and Tyler Haws carried the Cougars throughout the half combining for 18 points. BYU made 13 of 14 free throws. San Diego only shot four free throws making three.

Cougars cruise past Pacific

Feb 14, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:08 pm | Permalink

BYU men's basketball had four players score in double figures in the 84-59 win over Pacific.

Kyle Collinsworth sparked BYU early in the second half, scoring the first four points for the team in the first minute of action. A putback bucket by Collinsworth made it 40-36 with 17:53 remaining in the game.

After two scoreless minutes for the Cougars, a corner three from Chase Fischer extended their lead to 43-38. Pacific went on a 6-0 run to storm back and take the 50-49 lead with a 3-pointer, but BYU answered back with a 14-0 run, which included six points from Skyler Halford. A trey from Fischer with 8:30 left capped off the run and gave the Cougars the 63-50 advantage.

Corbin Kaufusi scored two buckets in a row to make it 70-57, holding the Tigers at bay with 5:04 left. Collinsworth dished it to Kaufusi for the dunk with 1:47 remaining to give BYU the 79-59 lead. A 3-pointer from Josh Sharp would make the final score 84-59.

Tyler Haws led all scorers with 20 points. Collinsworth was one assist away from a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Halford had 18 points and dished out four assists. Fischer had 16 points, including four treys.