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This Week in the WCC: Jan. 29-31

Jan 28, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:29 am | Updated: January 28, 2015 10:51 am | Permalink

This Week in the WCC

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's have created a three-game cushion on the rest of the conference halfway through the WCC schedule and the Bulldogs take on Memphis this Saturday in a nonconference matchup. The Cougars look to bounce back after back-to-back losses against San Francisco and Santa Clara who BYU beat on the road by a combined 66 points the first week of 2015.

In the Record Books

Most of Haws' movemet last week against San Diego came in the West Coast Conference record book. His 20 points passed Kevin Foster for second in the overall points list with 2,437 and he now only trails Hank Gathers by 53 points. Haws has also made his way to 13th on the WCC only scoring list. Haws is 94 points away from being in the top five, so he'll move quickly over the next few games, but needs to average more than 25 points per game to pass Gathers for the WCC only record.

The Pursuit

This week, Haws has Danny Ainge and Hank Gathers in his sights. Ainge sits just 30 points ahead of Haws for second on BYU's career scoring list, while Gathers is 53 points ahead in first on the WCC overall scoring list. Haws is also on the verge of collecting the free throws made and attempted records for the WCC and BYU. Haws already owns the career free throws made record at BYU and in the WCC overall books. He trails Rick Adelman and Steve Ebey by 7 free throws made for the WCC only career record. He is 5 free throw attempts behind Hank Gathers for most attempts overall in the WCC.

Kyle Collinsworth's next triple-double sets the NCAA season record for triple-doubles. He is tied with four other players, including Brian Shaw and Jason Kidd, with four in a season. 

 

Haws record watch
Player Record Points --
Danny Ainge BYU No. 2 Career Scorer 2,467 30
Forrest McKenzie WCC Only No. 10 Career Scorer 986 31
Hank Gathers WCC Overall Scoring Record 2,490 53
Jim McPhee WCC Only No. 5 Career Scorer 1,031 94
Bill Cartwright WCC Only No. 3 Career Scorer 1,065 128
Anthony Ireland WCC Only No. 2 Career Scorer 1,080 143
Jimmer Fredette BYU Career Scoring Record 2,599 162
Hank Gathers WCC Only Scoring Record 1,190 235

 

Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 29

Portland at Gonzaga, ROOT, CSN California, TheW.tv, 6 p.m. PT

Pepperdine at Pacific, TheW.tv, 7 p.m. PT

Santa Clara at San Diego, TheW.tv, 7 p.m. PT

LMU at Saint Mary's, CSN California, TWC SportsNet, ROOT, TheW.tv, 7:30 p.m. PT

San Francisco at BYU, ESPNU, 9 p.m. MT

 

Saturday, Jan. 31

LMU at Pacific, TWC SportsNet, ROOT, CSN California, TheW.tv, 1 p.m. PT

Pepperdine at Saint Mary's, CSN Bay Area, TWC SportsNet, TheW.tv, 3 p.m. PT

San Francisco at San Diego, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv, 5 p.m. PT

Santa Clara at BYU, BYUtv, 7 p.m. MT

Memphis at Gonzaga, ESPN2, 7 p.m. PT

 

Standings

  WCC  Overall
Gonzaga 9-0 20-1
Saint Mary's 8-1 16-4
Pepperdine 5-4 12-8
BYU 5-4 15-7
Santa Clara 5-4 11-10
Portland 3-6 12-9
San Diego 3-6 10-11
San Francisco 3-6 9-12
Pacific 2-7 10-11
LMU 2-7 6-15

 

WCC Conference Leaders through games of Jan. 24

Scoring School Points
1. Tyler Haws BYU 22.6
2. Brad Waldow SMC 19.1
3. Stacy Davis PEP 17.2
8. Anson Winder BYU 14.9
11. Chase Fischer BYU 14.2
14. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 12.3
30. Skyler Halford BYU 8.9
Rebounding School Rebounds
1. Brad Waldow SMC 9.4
2. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 9.3
3. Thomas Van Der Mars POR 8.2
Assists School Assists
1. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 6.3
T-2. Alec Wintering POR 5.6
T-2. Chase Flint LMU 5.6
Steals School Steals
1. Chris Anderson USD 2.8
T-2. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 1.8
T-2. Kerry Carter SMC 1.8
8. Anson Winder BYU 1.4
T-13. Tyle Haws BYU 1.1
3-pointers made School 3-pointers
1. Chase Fischer BYU 3.1
2. Kevin Pangos GON 2.9
3. Jared Brownidge SCU 2.4
4. Skyler Halford BYU 1.9
5. Anson Winder BYU 1.9

 

 

Haws helps Cougars sink Lions, 85-72

Jan 10, 2015 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 9:07 pm | Permalink

Tyler Haws finished with 26 points, including a couple big shots down the stretch, as BYU beat LMU 85-72.

Chase Fischer added 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting, and Kyle Collinsworth nearly recorded another triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.

Early in the second half, the Lions cut the Cougars' lead to single digits for the first time since they went down 10-0. Six minutes in, BYU led 53-49.

A 13-0 run, punctuated by a Fischer 3-pointer, put BYU up 66-49 with 9:30 on the clock. The Lions fought back with a 13-3 run to cut the Cougars' advantage to 69-62 with just under seven minutes to play.

As both teams fought back and forth throughout the next five minutes, two big plays from Haws put BYU out of reach. He faked a pass in transition and finished with an easy layup to put the Cougars up 11. On the subsequent possession, he drew a foul while hitting a runner, and made the free throw to complete the three-point play, giving the Cougars an 83-70 lead with around two minutes left in the game. Both teams added a field goal from there, making the final score 85-72.

BYU leads LMU 47-36 at the half

Jan 10, 2015 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 8:00 pm | Permalink

Tyler Haws scored 17 points, Chase Fischer added 14 of his own and Kyle Collinsworth dished out five assists as BYU outscored LMU 47-36 in the first half.

The Cougars jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game behind 3-pointers from Anson Winder and Fischer, and a pair of jumpers from Haws.

BYU increased its lead to 14 halfway through the half when a Fischer three put the team up 35-21. LMU scored four in a row and threatened to bring its deficit back to single digits, but two free throws from Haws and a Winder 3-pointer bumped the Cougars' lead up to 40-24.

The Lions kept the Cougars in check for the rest of the first half, allowing only seven points over the last seven minutes. BYU took the 47-36 lead into the locker room.

Late surge from Cougars falls short in second half versus Pepperdine

Jan 08, 2015 - Posted by Jason Kitchen at 11:14 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – The second half between BYU and Pepperdine was a back and forth affair until late in the half. What started as a 10-point Pepperdine lead never was more than 12 or less than seven until six minutes left to play.

With Pepperdine holding to a 54-45 lead, Tyler Haws hit a free-throw line jumper to cut the lead to seven and start a Cougar run. On the next defensive trip down the floor, Kyle Collinsworth forced a jump ball that led to an Anson Winder layup. Haws quickly grabbed a steal that led to his own layup bringing the Waves’ lead to three.

BYU cut the lead to one after two free throws from Collinsworth but Pepperdine hit two free throws of their own with 40 seconds to play to push the lead back to three. The Cougars were unable to convert the next couple times down the court and the Waves added some free throws to cap off a 67-61 win in the Marriott Center.

Free throws played a major role in the final minutes as BYU shot 6 of 6 and Pepperdine shot 7 of 8 with five huge free throws in the last 40 seconds to put the game out of reach. Pepperdine was paced again in the second half by Stacy Davis who had 11 points and five rebounds in the half for a totals of 23 and eight, respectively.

The Cougars were led by Haws who tallied 12 points in the half for a game total of 26 to go along with a team-high six rebounds. Winder chipped in another eight points for 16 on the game. Winder also led BYU with five assists. 

Late surge from Cougars falls short in second half versus Pepperdine

Jan 08, 2015 - Posted by Jason Kitchen at 11:14 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – The second half between BYU and Pepperdine was a back and forth affair until late in the half. What started as a 10-point Pepperdine lead never was more than 12 or less than seven until six minutes left to play.

With Pepperdine holding to a 54-45 lead, Tyler Haws hit a free-throw line jumper to cut the lead to seven and start a Cougar run. On the next defensive trip down the floor, Kyle Collinsworth forced a jump ball that led to an Anson Winder layup. Haws quickly grabbed a steal that led to his own layup bringing the Waves’ lead to three.

BYU cut the lead to one after two free throws from Collinsworth but Pepperdine hit two free throws of their own with 40 seconds to play to push the lead back to three. The Cougars were unable to convert the next couple times down the court and the Waves added some free throws to cap off a 67-61 win in the Marriott Center.

Free throws played a major role in the final minutes as BYU shot 6 of 6 and Pepperdine shot 7 of 8 with five huge free throws in the last 40 seconds to put the game out of reach. Pepperdine was paced again in the second half by Stacy Davis who had 11 points and five rebounds in the half for a totals of 23 and eight, respectively.

The Cougars were led by Haws who tallied 12 points in the half for a game total of 26 to go along with a team-high six rebounds. Winder chipped in another eight points for 16 on the game. Winder also led BYU with five assists. 

Late surge from Cougars falls short in second half versus Pepperdine

Jan 08, 2015 - Posted by Jason Kitchen at 11:14 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – The second half between BYU and Pepperdine was a back and forth affair until late in the half. What started as a 10-point Pepperdine lead never was more than 12 or less than seven until six minutes left to play.

With Pepperdine holding to a 54-45 lead, Tyler Haws hit a free-throw line jumper to cut the lead to seven and start a Cougar run. On the next defensive trip down the floor, Kyle Collinsworth forced a jump ball that led to an Anson Winder layup. Haws quickly grabbed a steal that led to his own layup bringing the Waves’ lead to three.

BYU cut the lead to one after two free throws from Collinsworth but Pepperdine hit two free throws of their own with 40 seconds to play to push the lead back to three. The Cougars were unable to convert the next couple times down the court and the Waves added some free throws to cap off a 67-61 win in the Marriott Center.

Free throws played a major role in the final minutes as BYU shot 6 of 6 and Pepperdine shot 7 of 8 with five huge free throws in the last 40 seconds to put the game out of reach. Pepperdine was paced again in the second half by Stacy Davis who had 11 points and five rebounds in the half for a totals of 23 and eight, respectively.

The Cougars were led by Haws who tallied 12 points in the half for a game total of 26 to go along with a team-high six rebounds. Winder chipped in another eight points for 16 on the game. Winder also led BYU with five assists. 

Haws moves into third on BYU's all-time scoring list

Jan 08, 2015 - Posted by Jason Kitchen at 10:18 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah - Tyler Haws scored 14 points in the first half versus Pepperdine to pass Michael Smith for third place on the BYU all-time scoring list. The Cougars were also led by Anson Winder who scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds but trailed at the half 39-29.

The Waves got off to a hot start shooting, making eight of their first 11 shots and opening up a quick 15-5 lead on BYU. Pepperdine used good outside shooting to extend the lead making six of their first eight 3-pointers as well. The Waves finished the half shooting 47 percent from the floor, 46 percent from three and were led by 12 points and three rebounds from Stacy Davis.

The Cougars got off to a slow start making only three of their first nine shots. After falling behind 34-20, a 3-pointer from Chase Fischer and two jumpers from Tyler Haws fueled a 7-0 run by BYU. After  Pepperdine responded with five quick points, an Isaac Neilson putback dunk cut brought the score to 39-29. The Cougars shot 36 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three against a Pepperdine team ranked second in the nation in 3-point percentage defense. 

BYU attempted no free throws in the half compared to Pepperdine who went 5 of 7 from the line. 

This Week in the WCC: Jan. 8-10, 2015

Jan 06, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 2:08 pm | Updated: January 6, 2015 2:49 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – It's separation week in the West Coast Conference, as Saint Mary's, Gonzaga and BYU have a chance to build a cushion over the other seven teams in the conference. Third place BYU plays fourth place Pepperdine and Gonzaga plays fifth place Santa Clara with plenty of time still left in the conference season. 

Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Morgan State at Saint Mary's, 7 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

Thursday, Jan. 8

San Francisco at Gonzaga, 6 p.m. PT, ROOT, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv

Santa Clara at Portland, 7 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

LMU at San Diego, 8 p.m. PT, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT, TheW.tv

Pepperdine at BYU, 9 p.m. MT, ESPNU

Saturday, Jan. 10

San Francisco at Portland, 1 p.m. PT, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT, TheW.tv

Pepperdine at San Diego, 3 p.m. PT, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT, TheW.tv

Santa Clara at Gonzaga, 5 p.m. PT, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT, TheW.tv

LMU at BYU, 7 p.m. MT, BYUtv

Saint Mary's at Pacific, 8 p.m. PT, CSN Bay Area, TWC SportsNet, TheW.tv

Standings

Standings WCC Overall
Saint Mary's 4-0 11-3
Gonzaga 3-0 14-1
BYU 3-1 13-4
Pepperdine 2-1 9-5
Santa Clara 2-2 7-8
Portland 1-2 10-5
Pacific 1-3 9-7
San Diego 1-3 8-8
San Francisco 1-3 7-9
LMU 0-3 4-11

WCC Conference Leaders through games of Jan. 3

Scoring Team Points per game
1. Evan Payne LMU 22.0
2. Alec Wintering POR 20.0
3. Tyler Haws BYU 19.3
6. Anson Winder BYU 16.0
T-9. Chase Fischer BYU 14.5
12. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 13.5
Rebounding Team Rebounds per game
1. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 11.3
2. Brad Waldow SMC 9.5
3. Volodymyr Gerun POR 7.7
T-16. Corbin Kaufusi BYU 4.8
T-16. Tyler Haws BYU 4.8
Assists Team Assists per game
1. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 7.5
2. Kevin Pangos GON 5.3
3. Aaron Bright SMC 4.3
Steals Team Steals per game
1. Chris Anderson USD 3.3
2. Jeremy Major PEP 2.0
T-3. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 1.8
T-9. Anson Winder BYU 1.0
T-9. Tyler Haws BYU 1.0
3-pointers Made Team 3-pointers
1. Kevin Pangos GON 3.0
2. Chase Fischer BYU 2.8
3. Bobby Sharp POR 2.3
T-7. Skyler Halford BYU 1.8
T-7. Anson Winder BYU 1.8
T-13. Jake Toolson BYU 1.5

From Downtown:

The WCC remains atop the nation in 3-point shooting, while Pepperdine is second in 3-point percentage defense. The Waves have held Cal State Northridge and LMU without a 3-pointer, while only Saint Mary's has made more than six 3-pointers in a game. The Waves shoot 36.2 percent from beyond the arc, while opponents shoot 23.6. The Cougars shoot 39.1 percent from 3-point range.

In the Record Books:

San Diego's Johnny Dee set the career scoring mark of the Toreros on Saturday. Dee currently has 1,808 points and passed Brandon Johnson ('05-'10) to take over the career scoring title at San Diego.

The Pursuit:

This week, Tyler Haws can pass Michael Smith for No. 3 on the career scoring list. He also has a shot at tying Jimmer Fredette for second place in career double figure scoring games and can pass Jimmer in free throws made for the BYU career record and for second in free throw attempts. 

Kyle Collinsworth also has a chance at tying the NCAA season record for triple-doubles. Four players including Brian Shaw and Jason Kidd are tied with four in a season, while Collinsworth already has three this year. 

Haws currently sits at 2,311 career points and 829 career WCC points.

Player Record Points --
Michael Smith BYU No. 3 Career Scorer 2,319 8
Bob Florence WCC Only No. 20 Scorer 894 65
Kevin Foster WCC Overall No. 2 Scorer 2,423 112
Danny Ainge BYU No. 2 Career Scorer 2,467 156
Forrest McKenzie WCC Only No. 10 Scorer 986 157
Hank Gathers WCC Overall Scoring Record 2,490 179
Jim McPhee WCC Only No. 5 Scorer 1,031 202
Bill Cartwright WCC Only No. 3 Scorer 1,065 236
Anthony Ireland WCC Only No. 2 Scorer 1,080 251
Jimmer Fredette BYU Career Scoring Record 2,599 288
Hank Gathers WCC Only Scoring Record 1,190 361

This Week in the WCC

Dec 30, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 1:51 pm | Updated: December 30, 2014 1:59 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – After the opening weekend of conference play, the Cougars (11-4, 1-1) leave the state of Utah for the first time since returning from the Maui Invitational as they'll take on Santa Clara and San Francisco. Tyler Haws has a shot at passing some more names on career scoring lists, while the entire conference has a hot hand from the outside.

Schedule

Thursday, January 1

BYU at Santa Clara, 3 p.m. MT, BYUtv

Pacific at LMU, 1 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

Saint Mary's at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

San Diego at San Francisco, 8 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

Saturday, January 3

Saint Mary's at LMU, 1 p.m. PT, TWC SportsNet, ROOT, CSN, TheW.tv

Pacific at Pepperdine, 5 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

Gonzaga at Portland, 6:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2

San Diego at Santa Clara, 7 p.m. PT, TheW.tv

BYU at San Francisco, 9 p.m. MT, CSN Bay Area, ROOT Rocky Mountain and Northwest, TheW.tv

Standings

Standings Conference Overall
1. Gonzaga 2-0 13-1
2. Saint Mary's 2-0 9-3
3. Pepperdine 1-0 8-4
4. BYU 1-1 11-4
5. Portland 1-1 10-4
6. San Francisco 1-1 7-7
7. Santa Clara 1-1 6-7
8. LMU 0-1 4-9
9. Pacific 0-2 8-6
10. San Diego 0-2 7-7

From Downtown:

The West Coast Conference has been a prolific 3-point shooting conference so far this season and currently leads the nation in 3-point shooting percentage. The WCC has three teams in the top 50 in the nation, six in the top 100 and nine of the 10 teams in the top 125 in 3-point shooting percentage. Five teams are in the top 50 in 3-pointers made.

Four players from four different teams (Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara; Kerry Carter, Saint Mary's; Johnny Dee, USD; Chase Fischer, BYU) are ranked in the top 100 in 3-point percentage, while those same four are in the top 100 in attempts and three of the four are in the top 15 in 3-pointers made. 

With all the outside shooting, Pepperdine still leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage defense allowing only 20.7 percent of opponents' 3s to go in, so the Pepperdine game coming up on Jan. 8 for BYU should be interesting.

In the Record Books:

This week, Tyler Haws has a reasonable chance to pass Devin Durrant and Michael Smith on BYU's career scoring list. It would put him third overall behind only Danny Ainge and Jimmer Fredette. He would also be only the fourth Cougar to break the 2,300-point mark. 

Ordering the Pursuit:

With the start of WCC play this past weekend, Haws continues his search for some career scoring records during conference as well. Here are the point milestones he'll be looking to pass from the closest to longest away. Haws currently sits on 2,275 career points and 793 career WCC points.

Player Record Points --
Devin Durrant BYU No. 4 Career Scorer 2,285 10
Michael Smith BYU No. 3 Career Scorer 2,319 44
Bob Florence WCC Only No. 20 Scorer 894 101
Kevin Foster WCC Overall No. 2 Scorer 2,423 148
Danny Ainge BYU No. 2 Career Scorer 2,467 192
Forrest McKenzie WCC Only No. 10 Scorer 986 193
Hank Gathers WCC Overall Scoring Record 2,490 215
Jim McPhee WCC Only No. 5 Scorer 1,031 241
Bill Cartwright WCC Only No. 3 Scorer 1,065 275
Anthony Ireland WCC Only No. 2 Scorer 1,080 290
Jimmer Fredette BYU Career Scoring Record 2,599 324
Hank Gathers WCC Only Scoring Record 1,190 397

WCC Overall Leaders through games of Dec. 29

Scoring Team Points
1. Tyler Haws BYU 22.1
2. Brad Waldow Saint Mary's 21.5
3. Evan Payne LMU 19.7
10. Anson Winder BYU 14.9
13. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 13.6
14. Chase Fischer BYU 13.4
Rebounding School Rebounds
1. Brad Waldow Saint Mary's 10.5
2. Stacy Davis Pepperdine 8.4
3. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 7.8
Assists per game School Assists
1. Chris Anderson San Diego 7.0
2. Emmett Naar Saint Mary's 5.7
3. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 5.6
14. Tyler Haws BYU 2.6
Steals per game School Steals
1. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 2.2
2. Kerry Carter Saint Mary's 1.8
3. Chris Anderson San Diego 1.7
8. Anson Winder BYU 1.3
15. Chase Fischer BYU 1.0
3-pointers Made School 3-pointers
1. Johnny Dee San Diego 3.4
2. Jared Brownridge Santa Clara 3.2
3. Chase Fischer BYU 2.9
10. Tyler Haws BYU 1.8
11. Anson Winder BYU 1.7

Cougars beat Pilots 97-88

Dec 29, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:14 pm | Permalink

The Cougars began the second half strong. Two steals in a row from Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer led to two transition buckets by Tyler Haws and Fischer to give BYU the 50-39 lead with 18:30 left.

The Pilots cut the lead to four, but the Cougars answered with a 16-2 run to push the lead up to 70-52 with 12:14 remaining. The run was capped off by two 3-pointers in a row from Skyler Halford.

Seven points in a row from Anson Winder, including a trey, made the score 85-70 with 4:48 left in the game. Portland answered back with a 10-2 run to cut BYU’s lead to 89-82 with less than two minutes left despite two of its players fouling out of the game. BYU closed out the game by making its free throws down the stretch, defeating Portland 97-88.

Haws led BYU with 24 points, six assists and five rebounds. Collinsworth grabbed eight rebounds to go with his 21 points. Winder added 22 points and Halford had 12 points and six assists.