Men's Basketball Blog

BYU trails Utah State 44-39 at the half

Nov 30, 2013 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 7:59 pm | Permalink

Tyler Haws led BYU with 11 points and two assists in the first half, but the Cougars trailed at halftime 44-39.

Eric Mika added nine points and five rebounds for BYU. The team shot 45.7 percent from the field, but was 1 of 7 from behind the arc. Utah State shot 59.5 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from distance.

Coach Rose on tomorrow's matchup with Utah State

Nov 29, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:32 pm | Permalink

BYU coach Dave Rose met with the media after today's practice to discuss Saturday's game against Utah State. The Cougars and Aggies play at 7 p.m. MST at EnergySolutions Arena. They game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM. Visit the game day page on BYUcougars.com for more information.

BYU Hoops Mailbag Week Three: Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 26, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 3:54 pm | Updated: November 27, 2013 4:17 pm | Permalink

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the BYU Hoops Mailbag. A few things we're thankful for around these parts this week: Eric Mika's goggles, Tyler Haws' mastery of H-O-R-S-E, being an "older" team, an orange ball, a round hoop and of course family, friends and BYU fans. Now on to the questions.

Carly from Hooper asked:

Cougars in the Pros: Tavernari totals 23 points and 10 rebounds in two games

Nov 25, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 1:32 pm | Updated: November 25, 2013 3:35 pm | Permalink

Jonathan Tavernari combined for a total of 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in two games last week. He finished with 17 points, five rebounds and five blocked shots in an 82-78 win against Macae last Thursday. 

Charles Abouo contributed seven points and four rebounds in a 80-59 win against Ourense in 10 minutes of play, while Trent Plaisted also added seven points and four rebounds in a 75-62 win against the Artland Dragons last Saturday. 

No. 21 Iowa State wins a close one, 90-88

Nov 20, 2013 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:46 pm | Permalink
The second half began with both teams trading points back and forth. The score remained with the Cougars ahead 58-54 at the first timeout.
 
Iowa State tied the score for the first time in the second half from a free throw with 7:20 left in the game to make the score 73-73.

BYU leads No. 21 Iowa State at halftime

Nov 20, 2013 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 8:23 pm | Updated: November 20, 2013 8:38 pm | Permalink

Eric Mika, Matt Carlino and Tyler Haws led the Cougars in the first half of the game. All three had 12 points at the end of the half. Mika had 10 points in the first eight minutes of regulation.

Iowa State opened up strong in the first half of the game, taking a quick 7-2 lead.

BYU Hoops Mailbag Week Two

Nov 20, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 11:58 am | Updated: November 26, 2013 3:52 pm | Permalink

The mailbag returns for its second installment, this time with one question and a long answer.

Kevin from Tallahassee, Fla., asks:

Some media pointed out that Creighton’s Doug McDermott averaged more points than minutes for a little while early this season. Any Cougars accomplished this even on a game-by-game basis?

After going through this year’s four games and all of last season, 11 different times BYU players either scored more points than they played minutes or were within one point for every minute played.

National media taking notice

Nov 20, 2013 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:34 am | Permalink

BYU basketball has received a lot of positive attention in the early going, especially from the national media.

Rebounding key to winning, Haws expected to play

Nov 19, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 6:26 pm | Updated: November 20, 2013 12:12 am | Permalink

The Cougars all agreed that crashing the boards will be a key to winning on Wednesday night against the No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones.

"I think we're going to be able to rebound with them and handle them on the boards, but they're a very good rebounding team," Matt Carlino said. "We're going to have to really work at it and that's going to be a huge point of emphasis for us." 

Cougars in the Pros: Plaisted finishes with eight points and 10 rebounds in win

Nov 18, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 1:44 pm | Updated: November 18, 2013 2:39 pm | Permalink

Trent Plaisted finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and one assist in a one-point victory against Cimberio VA last Wednesday. 

Sixers forward Brandon Davies averaged 12.75 minutes last week and scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans last Saturday.