Men's Basketball Blog

Gonzaga wins 87-80

Dec 27, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 6:21 pm | Permalink

BYU took its first lead of the game on three free throws from Tyler Haws to start the second half. The teams exchanged buckets with BYU keeping the advantage until Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos scored off a turnover to tie the score at 49.

Moments later, Corbin Kaufusi dunked the ball to break the tie. Kyle Collinsworth laid the ball in over the top of Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley for the largest Cougar lead of the game at 55-49.

A pair of 3-pointers and a free throw cut down BYU’s lead to 57-56. Pangos tied the score at 57 on another free throw, but Chase Fischer recovered for BYU with his own made free throws. The lead changed hands four more times before Gonzaga pulled ahead 67-64. With just over six minutes to play, Gonzaga made back-to-back 3-pointers for a 75-67 Zags lead.

BYU cut the lead back to three, 80-77, on free throws, but turnovers proved costly as time wound down. Gonzaga held onto the lead, finishing the game 87-80.

Kyle Collinsworth finished the game with his second triple-double, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Haws and Anson Winder led the team with 17 points each.

BYU and Gonzaga tied at halftime

Dec 27, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 5:03 pm | Permalink

The Zags hit first with back-to-back baskets from Kyle Wiltjer. BYU tied the score at four on free throws by Worthington, but Gonzaga answered with a 12-0 run.

BYU wouldn’t score another field goal until the 12-minute mark. Tyler Haws threw down a field goal, which Skyler Halford followed with a 3-pointer.

Another run, this time 6-0, gave the Bulldogs a 31-15 lead, BYU's largest deficit of the season. Kyle Collinsworth’s layup with 8:48 until halftime launched a 9-0 run that got the Cougars back in the game.

Frank Bartley IV drained a 3-pointer with the clock at 5:25, and Anson Winder followed with a layup that brought the crowd to its feet and cut the gap to 35-31.

A Fischer trey and Collinsworth jumper pushed the score within one at 39-38. Collinsworth tied the score 43-43 going into halftime with a buzzer beater from beyond the arc.

Haws led the team with 10 points, while Collinsworth led in rebounding with five and assists with five. He also had nine points.

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.