Men's Basketball Blog | January 2013

Haws and Davies named to CBSSports.com Midseason Top 50

Jan 11, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:11 pm | Permalink

CBSSports.com released its midseason top 50 today and Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies were ranked No. 37 and 44.

From CBSSports.com:

37. Tyler Haws, 6-5, SG, SOPH., BYU: The new Jimmer out in Provo, Haws is averaging 21.1 points and shooting 41.9 percent from 3. Had 42 against Va. Tech this season.

44. Brandon Davies, 6-9, PF, SR., BYU: Overshadowed by more high-profile players in the WCC, Davies has been arguably the most consistent player in the league.

Haws highlights

  • Averages: 21.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals
  • Shooting percentages: 47.9 FG%, 41.9 3FG%, 92.2 FT%
  • 16 double figure games
  • 11 games with 20-plus points
  • 42 points vs. Virginia Tech, most in NCAA Division I basketball this season
  • 1st in the WCC in scoring and free throw percentage
  • 10th in the nation in scoring and 7th in free throw percentage

Davies highlights

  • Averages: 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.4 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 55.4 FG%, 70.6 FT%
  • 16 double figure games
  • 7 games with 20-plus points
  • 4 double-doubles
  • 6 games with 2-plus blocks
  • 8 games with 2-plus steals

BYU Coach's Show: Tuesday 1/8

Jan 08, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:33 pm | Permalink

On his weekly KSL radio coach's show, head coach Dave Rose started the program talking about being 2-0 to start WCC play and BYU's upcoming opponents this week in Pepperdine and Santa Clara.

Rose continued to preview the WCC, how the other teams are shaping up and how tough this conference competition is.

"There's a lot of ball to be played still but everyone's very competitive. Teams play well at home and we'll have to work for a win every game."

Matt Carlino and BYU's other point guards were highlighted as a large part of BYU's winning strategy. Rose said this week's practice the team worked hard through its point guards and they're excited for the rest of the year. 

"It really goes to show the character of our players - that we can be looking for a good rotation and still finding a win. These guys are really here to win."

BYU sophomore Tyler Haws joined the show to talk about his experience of coming to BYU and answer questions from fans. 

Rose finished the show also answering questions from fans. 

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss head coach Dave Rose live at Legends Grille on BYU campus every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. MST.

BYU Coach's Show: Sunday 1/6

Jan 07, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 3:41 pm | Permalink

In the KSL 5 TV studios, BYU head coach Dave Rose began his weekly coach's show with a recap of last week's action, starting West Coast Conference play with back-to-back wins. Rose gave a full recap of both games.

The Cougars defeated LMU 92-51 behind 21 points from Matt Carlino and USF 80-76 behind 22 points from Carlino and Tyler Haws.

"There's a lot of ways to win games and last week we found two very different ways to win. This is a big step forward for our team because we didn't get the big points out of our usual scorers - it's really growing our team and has been great for us."

Rose highlighted the performance of Carlino in the first two WCC games, leading the team with a combined 43 points, and talked about newcomer Bronson Kaufusi and how Brock Zylstra has stepped up in the last couple games. 

BYU's rebounding scheme was talked about by Rose and how the team is using better rebounding to defeat their opponents.

And to finish the show, Rose talked about how the rest of the WCC teams are shaping up and previewed the upcoming week for BYU with WCC games against Pepperdine and Santa Clara.

Watch the full show on KSL.com and don't miss Coach Rose every Sunday at 11 p.m. MST on KSL 5 TV.

 

 

 

 

BYU Coach's Show: Wednesday 1/2

Jan 02, 2013 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:06 pm | Updated: January 2, 2013 10:57 pm | Permalink

Live from Legends Grille on BYU campus, BYU men's basketball head coach Dave Rose started his weekly radio show with an evaluation of where he thinks the team is at this point in the season, where they're headed and the things they've accomplished. 

"I believe that we've made some really good progress and learned a lot about our team. Now we're ready for league play. Defensively, I think we're really starting to understand each other and work our zone to our advantage."

Coach Rose previewed BYU's upcoming games with LMU at home on Thursday and San Francisco on the road this Saturday while also taking some time to talk about the team's last two wins over Northern Arizona and Virginia Tech. 

Sophomore Josh Sharp joined the show to talk a little about how he decided to transfer to BYU, how he thinks he's grown as a player and answer some questions from fans.

Coach Rose finished up the show answering questions from fans.

Listen to the full show on KSL.com and don't miss Coach Rose at Legends Grille Tuesdays at 7 p.m. MST.