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Coach Rose and players talk after Tuesday's practice

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 14, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 6:33 pm | Updated: January 14, 2014 7:40 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Dave Rose

On Eric Mika:

"Eric is feeling better. He practiced a little bit yesteday and today he was in practice full time, so unless he has a setback tonight, we anticipate a good practice tomorrow and that he'll play on Thursday. That's what we're hoping."

Haws named Lou Henson

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 14, 2014 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:30 pm | Permalink

BOSTON, Mass. – BYU junior guard Tyler Haws has been named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-5 junior averaged 33.0 points in two wins last week. On Thursday, Jan. 9, Haws scored 35 points in a win over Pepperdine. Two days later the Utah native had 31 points, including 24 in the second half, in the Cougars' win over Loyola Marymount.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.

Cougars in the Pros: Fredette combines for 24 points in last two wins

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 13, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 2:47 pm | Updated: January 13, 2014 2:51 pm | Permalink

Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette went for 11 points and three assists in a 108-83 win against the Orlando Magic last Friday. He also added 13 points and three assists in a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last Sunday. 

Fredette is now shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc this season and averaged 14.3 minutes per game last week. 

This Week in the WCC

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 13, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 2:12 pm | Updated: January 13, 2014 4:12 pm | Permalink

The big news in conference play this week was Portland's 82-73 upset of Gonzaga. It was the Bulldogs' first loss in West Coast Conference play and helped tighten up the standings.

Former Cougar Jason Pyrah to be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Men's Track & Field Blog | Jan 13, 2014 - Posted by Duff Tittle at 10:20 am | Permalink

Former BYU track and cross country All-American Jason Pyrah will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Jan. 26 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, Mo.

BYU beats LMU 91-68

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 11, 2014 - Posted by Justin Green at 9:17 pm | Permalink

BYU beat LMU 91-68 behind 31 points by Tyler Haws, 24 coming in the second half, and Kyle Collinsworth’s 20 points and nine rebounds.

Collinsworth also had five assists, three blocks and two steals. Matt Carlino had 18 points and four assists and Josh Sharp contributed 10 points, his season high.

Cougars trail Lions by one at half

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 11, 2014 - Posted by Justin Green at 7:58 pm | Permalink

BYU trails LMU 38-37 at the end of the first half. Matt Carlino is leading the Cougars with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting. Kyle Collinsworth filled up the stat sheet with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals. Tyler Haws also pitched in seven points.

BYU splits series with Pepperdine after 84-72 victory

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 09, 2014 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 9:20 pm | Permalink

BYU never trailed on their way to an 84-72 victory over Pepperdine.

BYU was led in scoring by Tyler Haws’ 35 points. Kyle Collinsworth continued his strong all-around play tallying 15 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. For the game, the Cougars shot 46.6 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from behind the arc. They held the Waves to 40.4 percent shooting and 30.4 percent from distance.

BYU leads Pepperdine 33-30 at the half

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 09, 2014 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 8:01 pm | Permalink

BYU started fast and held on to lead 33-30 over Pepperdine at the break.

The Cougars were led by Tyler Haws 13 points while Kyle Collinsworth and Skyler Halford added seven points each. Collinsworth also brought down five rebounds and dished out three assists.

Quotes from Jan. 8 after practice

Men's Basketball Blog | Jan 09, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 9:43 am | Updated: January 9, 2014 5:01 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Dave Rose

On Eric Mika:

"He's getting better every day. He did a little bit today in practice and we'll just see how he feels tomorrow. Hopefully, somehow he gets to where it feels comfortable enough to see if we can get a few minutes out of him."

On facing Pepperdine again: