Mavericks defeat Cougars 105-89 in first round of NIT

Mar 15, 2017 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 11:13 pm | Permalink

UT Arlington opened the second half with two scores to extend the lead to 12 and BYU trailed 67-56. TJ Haws sank a 3-pointer at the 18:02 mark for the Cougars' first score of the half to cut the lead down to nine. The Mavericks went on a 7-1 run before Eric Mika sank a pair of free throws and the Mavericks held a 76-65 lead at the 13:32 mark.

Mavericks lead Cougars 62-55 in high-scoring NIT first half

Mar 15, 2017 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 10:05 pm | Permalink

After UT Arlington opened the game with a 5-0 run, Eric Mika knocked down a jumper to start the scoring for BYU. A jumper by Davin Guinn and two baskets from Yoeli Childs kept the Cougars within striking distance and UTA built a 13-8 lead with 17:16 remaining in the half.

Gaels outdistance Cougars in second half to secure 70-57 victory

Feb 18, 2017 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 9:58 pm | Updated: February 18, 2017 10:09 pm | Permalink

Out of the break Yoeli Childs scored first for the Cougars and two buckets from Eric Mika cut the Gael's deficit to nine. Saint Mary's responded with a 14-2 run to build a 62-40 lead by the 9:31 mark. On the next possesion Haws sank a jumper to lower the deficit to 20 but Saint Mary's held tight to the lead. With 8:40 remaining, Childs hit a jumper to make the score 66-44 but two baskets by the Gaels extended the Gael's lead to 25, the Gael's largest margin of the evening.

Gaels hold 41-30 advantage over Cougars at half

Feb 18, 2017 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 8:55 pm | Updated: February 18, 2017 9:01 pm | Permalink

Yoeli Childs opened the scoring for the Cougars with a free throw and a jumper by Erik Mika put the Cougars ahead 3-2. The teams continued to trade baskets, fighting to control the lead until the Gaels established an 11-7 lead near the 15 minute mark. The Cougars stormed back and took a 12-11 advantage after an and-one by Mika but Saint Mary's responded with a 5-0 run.

Cougars defeat Toreros 82-70

Feb 16, 2017 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 11:10 pm | Updated: February 16, 2017 11:17 pm | Permalink

Nick Emery recorded the first five points of the second half for the Cougars before a TJ Haws 3-pointer increased BYU’s lead to 55-41 with 15:37 left. Eric Mika’s perfect trip to the charity stripe capped off an 11-3 run to help the Cougars maintain a comfortable 69-52 margin with eight minutes left in play.

Cougars lead Toreros 45-38 at halftime

Feb 16, 2017 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 9:56 pm | Updated: February 16, 2017 10:05 pm | Permalink

TJ Haws nailed a 3-pointer to get the game rolling for the Cougars before the Toreros answered with baskets on the next three possessions. A Nick Emery trey helped BYU regain control of the game, sparking a 16-2 run to build a 24-13 advantage with nine minutes on the clock. The Cougars continued to dominate, leading by as many as 18, as Emery made his fifth 3-point shot of the game.

Cougars down Pilots 73-62

Feb 04, 2017 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 9:04 pm | Updated: February 4, 2017 9:10 pm | Permalink

Yoeli Childs scored on BYU's first possession out of halftime. TJ Haws then hit a 3-pointer on the next trip down the floor to cut Portland's lead to one, 34-33. BYU then went on a 5-0 run to take the 38-34 lead. 

Pilots lead Cougars 34-28 at halftime break

Feb 04, 2017 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 7:52 pm | Updated: February 4, 2017 7:55 pm | Permalink

Teams traded baskets through the first four minutes of the contest with the game tied at 8-all before the first media timeout. Eric Mika scored six of the Cougars' eight points. Portland then outscored BYU 14-6, making the score 22-14 with 8:14 to go in the half. 

Cougars fall to Bulldogs 85-75

Feb 02, 2017 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 11:14 pm | Updated: February 2, 2017 11:16 pm | Permalink

TJ Haws scored the Cougars' first bucket out of break, giving him eight points for the game. At the 17:38 mark, Eric Mika finished a jumper in the lane. Nick Emery then picked off a pass and found Haws upcourt for the fast-break trey. With the 3-point field goal, BYU cut the Gonzaga lead to 12, 45-33, forcing a Bulldog timeout. 

Cougars trail Zags 42-26 after first half action

Feb 02, 2017 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 9:56 pm | Updated: February 2, 2017 10:02 pm | Permalink

Yoeli Childs gave BYU its first two points of the contest after a 4-0 Gonzaga start. Elijah Bryant hit a trey at the 14:54 mark to put the Cougars within one, 9-8. The Zags then went on a 11-2 run backed by two 3-pointers by Josh Perkins. Gonzaga extended its lead to 17, 29-12, as Nigel Williams-Goss sank a pair of three throws.