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BYU defeats UMass in overtime, 77-71

Dec 23, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 2:25 pm | Permalink

UMass jumped out to a 67-63 lead at the 3:42 mark of overtime. A jumper by Kyle Collinsworth and two free throws by Anson Winder gave BYU its first lead of overtime, 69-68.

A dunk by Corbin Kaufusi assisted by Frank Bartley extended the Cougar lead to 71-68 with 56 seconds left. The BYU defense clamped down in the final minute and Skyler Halford converted on four straight free throws as the Cougars defeated the Minutemen, 77-71.

Winder scored a career-high 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field. Kyle Collinsworth contributed 18 points and 15 rebounds. 

BYU and UMass head to overtime

Dec 23, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 2:06 pm | Permalink

The second half went much like the first half with BYU holding a small lead until a 9-0 run by UMass midway through the half put the Minutemen up by four points, 45-41.

A 3-pointer by Anson Winder gave the Cougars a two-point lead with 6:05 left in the second half but UMass responded on the next possession to tie it up, 55-55.

The last seven points of the second half for BYU were free throws. Leading 62-60 with under 30 seconds left, a Cougar foul with 2.4 seconds left sent UMass to the line for two free throws. Both free throws were made and the game was sent to overtime. 

Winder scored 20 points in regulation. Kyle Collinsworth recorded a double-double wih 16 points and 13 rebounds. 

BYU leads UMass 32-30 at the half

Dec 23, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 12:49 pm | Permalink

The Cougars started quick with a Chase Fischer 3-pointer and held an early 9-4 lead after the first three minutes of play. The Minutemen responded with a 12-0 run to take a 16-9 lead.

After a scoring drought of almost five minutes, BYU went on a 7-0 run thanks to seven quick points off the bench from Anson Winder and Skyler Halford.

Both teams traded buckets the remainder of the half with the Cougars holding a 32-30 advantage at the half.

Kyle Collinsworth led all players with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Winder added 7 points in the first half. As a team BYU shot 38 percent from the field. 

BYU holds on to 79-77 victory over Stanford

Dec 20, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:15 pm | Permalink

The two teams kept it close early in the second half, trading points back and forth. Anson Winder hit a three with 14:35 left to put BYU up 48-44. Winder went coast-to-coast through the defenders to make a layup, but Stanford answered back by scoring on two straight possessions.

BYU took control of the game after going on a 7-0 run capped off by a scramble for the offensive rebound and a layup from Chase Fischer to push the lead to 72-59. A 3-pointer from Fischer extended the lead to 13 points and forced a Stanford timeout with 3:35 left in the game.

Stanford forced itself back into the game with tough backcourt defense. The Cardinals made two buckets off of two steals in a row. A three from Chasson Randle with 54 seconds left made the Cougars’ lead just two, 79-77. The comeback wasn’t enough, however, as BYU held on to earn the 79-77 victory.

Four Cougars scored in double figures in the win over Stanford, led by Tyler Haws’ game-high 24 points. Kyle Collinsworth had a double-double after scoring 15 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.

Cougars up 36-35 over Stanford at the half

Dec 20, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:58 pm | Permalink

The Cougars started off strong, scoring on their first six possessions to go up 13-4 early in the game, five of those points coming from Chase Fischer. Stanford answered back with a 6-0 run before a jumper from Tyler Haws pushed BYU’s lead to 15-10 with 14:52 left in the first half.

BYU extended its lead behind Haws’ shooting. Two 3-pointers in a row put the Cougars up 26-16 with 7:55 remaining in the half. Haws led BYU with 13 points in the first half, making his first five shots in a row.

Stanford went on a 7-0 run, including its first trey of the game, to get within three points with less than three minutes remaining. BYU missed four field goal attempts in a row, allowing Stanford to take one point lead with less than a minute left. A layup from Kyle Collinsworth at the buzzer gave BYU the 36-35 lead going into the half.

Tyler Haws Weekly Record Roundup

Dec 11, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 12:43 pm | Updated: December 11, 2014 12:54 pm | Permalink

Senior guard Tyler Haws continues his move up the record books. This week he moved into the top 10 in 3-pointers made, minutes played and games started at BYU. He passed Anthony Ireland on the West Coast Conference career scoring list for all games. Haws also set the WCC record for made free throws in a career and continues to add to it. He's also now top five nationally in five offensive categories and is top 25 in seven categories.

BYU Career Scoring List

Haws trails only four players on BYU's career scoring list:

Player Points to
4. Devin Durrant 128
3. Michael Smith 162
2. Danny Ainge 310
1. Jimmer Fredette 442

WCC Career Overall Scoring List

Haws is now fourth on the WCC career scoring list for all games after he passed Anthony Ireland on Wednesday night. His total includes points scored during his freshman season in the Mountain West:

Player Points to
3. Terrell Lowery 14
2. Kevin Foster 236
1. Hank Gathers 356

National Rankings

Haws currently ranks in the top 25 nationally in seven offensive categories:

  • 1st in total points
  • 1st in field goals made
  • 3rd in free throws made
  • 3rd in points per game
  • 3rd in field goal attempts
  • 8th in free throw attempts
  • 21st in free-throw percentage

Watch Lists

Haws was named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List and to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list. His offensive production compares favorably with the 49 others on both lists. Haws is:

  • 1st in points per game with 24.3 (2nd most is Nebraska's Terran Petteway at 20.6)
  • 1st in totals points with 243 (2nd is Notre Dame's Jerian Grant with 190)
  • 1st in free throws made with 65 (2nd most is Harvard's Wesley Saunders at 48)
  • 1st in free throw attempts with 71 (2nd most is Harvard's Wesley Saunders at 58)
  • 1st in field goals made with 78 (2nd most is Notre Dame's Jerian Grant at 68)
  • 1st in field goal attempts with 157 (2nd most is Georgia State's RJ Hunter at 130)
  • 5th in free-throw percentage with 91.5 percent (trails Stanford's Chasson Randle, SMU's Nic Moore, Oregon's Joseph Young and Iowa State's Georges Niang, though Haws has 30 more attempts than the next closest of the four)

Head-to-Head

Haws has now faced two other Wooden/Naismith watch list candidates with three more such games left on the schedule.

San Diego State 92, BYU 87, 2OT Nov. 24, 2014 at Maui Invitational

Winston Shepard (Naismith Trophy Watch List) and Tyler Haws (Naismith and Wooden Award lists):

Utah 65, BYU 61 Dec. 10, 2014 at the Marriott Center

Delon Wright (Naismith and Award lists) and Tyler Haws (Naismith and Wooden lists)

BYU vs. Stanford Dec. 20 (Chasson Randle)

BYU vs. Gonzaga Dec. 27 and Feb. 28 (Kevin Pangos)

 

BYU falls to No. 13 Utah 65-61

Dec 10, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:19 pm | Permalink

The two teams started off the second half trading buckets. Chase Fischer made a 3-pointer to put BYU up 38-34. Utah responded by going on a 10-0 run to take the 44-38 lead with 16:05 left in the game.

Tyler Haws nailed a shot beyond the arc to get within three, but the Utes answered back with a three of their own to take the 52-42 lead with 11:30 remaining.

Kyle Collinsworth and Haws both made layups to keep the Cougars within striking range despite the Utes’ lead, but two treys and a layup from Anson Winder energized the crowd, making the score 61-57 with 3:27 left with Utah leading.

With 1:27 remaining, Collinsworth made a putback off of a miss, putting BYU within three points. However, late free throws sealed the deal for Utah. The Utes won 65-61. Haws led all scorers with 23 points.

BYU leads Utah 31-30 at the half

Dec 10, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 8:01 pm | Permalink

The game started off with a big block from Josh Sharp that led to Tyler Haws’ first jumper of the night and BYU’s first points. Utah answered back quickly, going on a 7-0 run to lead 7-2 with 17:11 left in the first half.

The Utes pushed ahead, but a tag-team block from Corbin Kaufusi and Haws gave the Cougars the possession and Haws made a jumper to make it 19-11 with 10:45 remaining in the half. Utah answered back with a quick 5-0 run. Skyler Halford got a steal and broke away for a layup, which put BYU down 24-15 with 9:26 left.

BYU went on a six-minute, 14-0 run that included back-to-back dunks and a three from Kyle Collinsworth along with two 3-pointers from Haws go up 31-28 with 33 seconds left. The Utes closed out the first half with two made free throws to make the halftime score 31-30 with the Cougars leading.

Haws and Collinsworth led all scorers in the first half with 12 and 11 points respectively. Halford had three steals and two assists off the bench.

Quotes on the Utah-BYU rivalry game from coach Rose, Haws and Collinsworth

Dec 09, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 5:44 pm | Updated: December 10, 2014 12:15 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Dave Rose along with senior guard Tyler Haws and junior guard Kyle Collinsworth talked with the media before on Tuesday to preview Wednesday's Deseret Duel rivalry game with Utah. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 7 p.m. MST. Quotes from coach Rose, Haws and Collinsworth follow.

BYU head coach Dave Rose

What sticks out about Utah's team:

"Their numbers are really good: their shooting percentages from two, from three, the rebounding numbers. They have a deep rotation. They've got a lot of guys that come in and play in their system. They've got (Delon) Wright, (Brandon) Taylor and (Jakob) Poeltl all three of those guys are really good offensive players and they have good shooters to go with them. 

"It's a complete team. They have good size, good depth and they have a real purpose in how they play."

Excitement for the game:

"It's one of those situations where we have a good opportunity to have a nationally-ranked team come in our building. Those are always great nights and great days when you're preparing for that and then you add the fact that its one of your in-state rival teams, so there should be a lot of energy in the (Marriott Center) tomorrow."

Utah's program:

"I always felt, especially on the recruiting trail and outside of the actual game itself, that the Utah basketball program was someone that was really seriously hard to deal with when you get into those battles. They have so much tradition and they've had so much success, it's always going to be a struggle to try and compete with them and we had a nice little run there on the floor and it helped us a lot in some of those off-the-court wars."

Keys to winning:

"Rebounding is a huge key. They're very, very good. Their fours and fives are very good offensive rebounders. We'll have to do a good job trying to keep them away from the glass." 

"The pace of play will be an issue and hopefully we can get up and down a little bit. Transition will be a big part of this thing. As will, being able to control their point guard, he's a guy who can take over games and hopefully we can find a way to keep him under control."

Kyle Collinsworth

The rivalry:

"The great thing about this game is it's about the fans. We get so many fans from both teams and it's just (a great) atmosphere."

Key to winning:

"I think we just have to play our game and that's the biggest thing. Just play our game, play at our tempo, do what we normally do and use the crowd and the energy to our advantage."

Tyler Haws

The rivalry:

"I'm excited there's going to be a lot of emotion, lots of fans, high energy and both teams want to win, so it's going to be fun."

On a sellout:

"There's nothing like when the Marriott Center is full. I think it's one of the best, if not the best in the country when it gets rocking. I've loved every second of it when the fans are right there, it almost feels like a sixth man on our team at times."

Tyler Haws: Man on a Mission

Dec 08, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 3:26 pm | Updated: December 8, 2014 3:28 pm | Permalink

On Friday, NCAA.com posted a video feature on BYU senior guard Tyler Haws and his mission in the Philippines and his successful return to basketball at BYU. The five-minute feature includes interviews with Tyler, BYU head coach Dave Rose and Tyler's father and BYU alum Marty Haws.

Watch the video on NCAA.com.