BYU won the tip and capitalized on its first possession, with senior guard Tyler Haws knocking down a jumper. Haws and sophomore guard Luke Worthington accounted for all of BYU's first 13 points, as the Cougars jumped out to a 13-4 lead five minutes into the game.
The Cougars opened the second half with a 14-5 start that included Chase Fischer and Tyler Haws’ shots from beyond the arc and a Haws steal and dunk on the break to extend their lead 51-33. The Trojans responded with an 8-0 run of their own but ended on Anson Winder’s 3-pointer at the 13:27 mark to keep BYU’s lead 56-44.
The Cougars and Trojans started with a back-and-forth battle with Tyler Haws scoring the first BYU points at the 18:52 mark to trail 3-2. Chase Fischer hit one from deep to tie it at 5 apiece with Luke Worthington’s dunk giving the Cougars a 13-11 lead five minutes into the half.
BYU beat Long Beach State 95-90 at the Marriott Center on Friday in a game that had a total of 24 3-pointers made.
BYU lead 9-5 at the first timeout with 15:40 left in the game. Tyler Haws started the game shooting 3 of 3 from the field, two of which were shots from beyond the arc. Anson Winder had a block to stop a breakaway LBS bucket. The 49ers went on a 7-2 run to put them within one of the Cougars, 20-19 with 12:10 left.
The two headliners for the dunk contest at Boom Shakalaka (Friday at 7 p.m. MT in the Smith Fieldhouse) are senior Josh Sharp and sophomore Frank Bartley IV. In last year's contest, Sharp caught a pass from his wife and jumped over her for a dunk before the two shared a kiss. Bartley jumped over 6-foot-10 freshman Eric Mika to advance to the final where he ultimately lost to Mika.
"It’s an honor (to be named a captain). We’ve got so many great guys. Kyle and Tyler are such good leaders. It’s good to be out there with them."
"I think I bring a really vocal aspect. I like to talk a lot. I’m very personable and I like to talk to all the guys. I feel honored to do that. I think that’s kind of my personality just being a leader. Hopefully I can do well for the guys this year."
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In program history, BYU has faced a team in the postseason after playing them in the regular season seven times come Thursday. Six have been non-conference opponents, while Fresno State was the only conference opponent BYU has faced in either the NIT or NCAA tournament.