Men's Basketball Blog

Cougars in the Pros: Tavernari scores a combined 33 points in two games

Nov 11, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 2:39 pm | Updated: November 11, 2013 3:52 pm | Permalink

Jonathan Tavernari finished with a double double, 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in an 89-81 win against Paulistano last Friday. Despite a loss to Paulistano on a back-to-back, Tavernari scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds in 39 minutes of play the following night.  

Charles Abouo finished with 15 points and seven rebounds in a 71-68 loss to Andorra on Friday night. 

Brandon Davies contributed four points, three rebounds and one steal in a 127-125 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Jimmer Fredette added four points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes of play in a loss against the Portland Trailblazers. 

To view weekly stat updates, visit the Cougars in the Pros page under the info tab. Check out their season stats in the table below.

Name Profiles Team League Country Ppg Rpg Apg
Jimmer Fredette BYU | Professional Sacramento NBA USA 3.0 2.0 2.0
Brandon Davies BYU | Professional Philadelphia NBA USA 2.5 1.0 0.3
Rafael Araujo BYU | Professional Mogi das Cruzes Paulista Stage Two Brazil 9.6 5.1 0.7
Lee Cummard BYU | Professional Okapi Aalstar Belgium-Ethias Belgium 9.1 6.1 2.3
Jonathan Tavernari BYU | Professional Pinheiros/Sky Paulista Stage Two Brazil 11.9 4.0 1.2
Charles Abouo BYU | Professional Palencia LEB Gold Spain 6.0 3.5 0.2
Trent Plaisted BYU | Professional Ratiopharm Bundesliga Germany 9.5 5.3 1.3

Haws and Carlino lead BYU to victory

Nov 08, 2013 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 9:06 pm | Permalink

The second half played out much like with the first half with Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws leading the way to an 81-72 victory.

Haws led the Cougars in scoring with 14 in the half and Carlino added 11 points. Haws had the first dunk of the year for BYU with just over five minutes left in the game. Sophomore Kyle Collinsworth contributed five points with four rebounds and three assists, and freshman Eric Mika had five points, two assists and two blocks.

After Weber State closed to within five, BYU went on a 15-1 run to push the lead to 20 at 61-41. Carlino led BYU with five points during the run and Collinsworth added four points of his own. Mika made his presence felt on the defensive end with two blocks during the stretch.

The rest of the half saw a series of small runs by both teams. Weber State closed out the game on an 8-0 run over the final three minutes to bring the lead to single digits.

BYU shot 46.9 percent from the floor while limiting Weber State to 38.2 percent shooting in the second half.

BYU leads Weber State 44-33 at the half

Nov 08, 2013 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 8:01 pm | Updated: November 8, 2013 8:03 pm | Permalink

Juniors Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws led BYU to a 44-33 halftime lead over in-state rival Weber State.

Haws scored 14 points with eight rebounds and Carlino had 11 points with four assists and two steals.

BYU jumped out to a quick start with Carlino scoring the first two points of the game on a jumper from the top of the key and then started a 15-1 run with his second basket of the game. On a Weber State fast break during the run, sophomore Kyle Collinsworth ran down the court to deny a layup. Haws had seven points during the run.

After the under eight minute media timeout, the Cougars went on a 9-0 run to go up 35-16. Haws hit the first three of the game for the Cougars to cap the run to go along with four points from Carlino.

BYU dominated the glass outrebounding Weber State 24-18 including six offensive rebounds. They shot 42.5 percent from the field and 60 percent from behind the arc.

Cougars looking forward to season opener at home

Nov 07, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 6:10 pm | Updated: November 7, 2013 9:46 pm | Permalink

After cruising through their two exhibition games, the Cougars will open their season at home against Weber State Friday night.

After Thursday's practice, Dave Rose expressed his excitement on starting the regular season against a challenging team.

"That's probably one of the things that's exciting as a coach," Rose said. "You get pretty anxious to see how they're going to perform. You're pretty sure of their skill level, you know what they're capable of doing and you've seen their work ethic. Now, you're going to see a whole new side of these guys and how they respond to tough situations."

With a young team, Rose liked how his players, especially Eric Mika and Luke Worthington, were getting up to speed and how they were making progress on defense. Junior Tyler Haws was also optimistic about his younger teammates and the energy and toughness they brought.

"They don't let things get to them and they're going to be the same every single day," Haws said. "That's one thing I've noticed about these young guys."

Consistency and toughness has been an emphasis in practice this week, and Haws is ready for the challenge and is looking forward to proving that on the court.

BYU is 19-0 against Weber State at the Marriott Center and hopes to add to its undefeated record at home.

"Any team that comes in here, we expect to get a win," Haws said. "I feel like we have great fans and a great atmosphere. We love homecourt advantage."

Keep track of your Cougars in the Pros

Nov 07, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 11:34 am | Updated: November 7, 2013 11:43 am | Permalink

Keep track of your Cougars in the pros from Jimmer Fredette and Brandon Davies to Lee Cummard and Jonathan Tavernari.

Stats of former Cougars will be updated weekly on the page with highlights of weekly performances. 

This week's highlight: On Monday, Nov. 4, rookie Brandon Davies finished with four points, two steals, one rebound and one assist (all career highs) in a loss to the Golden State Warriors. 

Below are links to players' profiles, stats and team websites:

Name Profiles Team League Country Ppg Rpg Apg
Jimmer Fredette BYU | Professional Sacramento NBA USA 2.0 1.0 1.0
Brandon Davies BYU | Professional Philadelphia NBA USA 3.0 0.5 0.5
Rafael Araujo BYU | Professional Mogi das Cruzes Paulista Stage Two Brazil 9.6 5.1 0.7
Lee Cummard BYU | Professional Okapi Aalstar Belgium-Ethias Belgium 8.3 6.7 2.2
Jonathan Tavernari BYU | Professional Pinheiros/Sky Paulista Stage Two Brazil 11.6 3.7 1.1
Charles Abouo BYU | Professional Palencia LEB Gold Spain 4.2 2.8 0.2
Trent Plaisted BYU | Professional Ratiopharm Bundesliga Germany 9.1 5.1 1.1

Haws on True Blue, Nov. 4, 2013

Nov 06, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:10 am | Updated: November 6, 2013 10:25 am | Permalink

Junior guard and preseason All-American Tyler Haws was on BYUtv's True Blue on Monday to preview the upcoming season. See what he had to say below. BYU opens the 2013-14 season on Friday at home against Weber State at 7 p.m. MST. Watch the game on BYUtv and listen on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYUtv promo for the 2013-14 season

Nov 05, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:28 pm | Permalink

BYUtv released its first promo for the 2013-14 season today. Check it out below. They'll be releasing more as the season progresses and we'll make sure to post them here.

Introducing the BYU Hoops Mailbag

Nov 05, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 9:49 am | Updated: November 5, 2013 2:42 pm | Permalink

This season the BYU Athletic Communications staff will start a weekly mailbag where fans can get questions answered related to Cougar hoops. It can be a historical question, a burning question about this year's team, some statistical minutae, a detail you noticed on television, questions about how the West Coast Conference is performing or anything else – but not recruiting. Try to aim for something higher than is 'so-and-so single?' We'll put together a selection of questions and answers each Wednesday throughout the season.

Include your name and hometown with the question and send it to basketballpr@byu.edu. Some weeks we may go to Twitter looking for questions, but most questions are probably better asked in more than 140 characters.

We will try our hardest to put in the research, ask the appropriate player or go back and watch the tape to see just what happened and get an answer. The first mailbag will run Wednesday, Nov. 6 and questions should be in by Monday, Nov. 4. The mailbag will run weekly on the same Monday and Wednesday schedule.

BYU takes the 99-68 victory against Alaska Anchorage

Nov 02, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 8:59 pm | Permalink

BYU hit a 21-point lead on a Kyle Collinsworth layup with 15:14 left to play. Up 56-35, Anson Winder’s trey and another Collinsworth jumper capped off a 13-0 Cougar run. Free throws by Skyler Halford took the BYU lead to 70-40.

Collinsworth scored 12 points before the midway point in the second half, adding to his 14-point game total.

Alaska Anchorage couldn’t shave the lead down to less than 25 points the remainder of the game. Josh Sharp pushed BYU to its largest lead of the game at 99-65 on a free throw with just over a minute to play. The Cougars ended with a 99-68 victory.

Four players reached double figures Saturday night. Matt Carlino and Eric Mika led with 17 points each, helped by Collinsworth’s 14 and 13 from Tyler Haws. Mika and Carlino both had double-doubles with 14 rebounds and 11 rebounds, respectively.

BYU leads Alaska Anchorage 44-30 at halftime

Nov 02, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 7:56 pm | Permalink

BYU trailed 10-4 early in the first half. Matt Carlino tied the score at 12 with 14:10 to go in the half and took the Cougars’ first lead on a jumper moments later, part of a 10-2 BYU run. Skyler Halford took the Cougars to a double-digit lead, 27-17, with a 3-pointer off a Frank Bartley assist with 7:46 on the clock.

An 11-0 run took BYU to a 33-17 lead before Alaska Anchorage fired off eight quick points to cut the deficit to 33-25. The Cougars finished off the half with a 44-30 lead.

Carlino led the Cougars with 12 points in the first half. Freshman Eric Mika was also in double figures by halftime with 10 points. Both led the team in rebounding with seven apiece.

BYU had 30 points in the paint, shooting 46.3 percent from the field and only 14.3 percent from 3-point land in the first period. The Cougars held Alaska Anchorage to 30.3 percent shooting and 18.8 percent from beyond the arc. They also led in rebounds 30-11.