BYU Athletics Blog

BYU Basketball beats San Diego

Jan 04, 2014 - Posted by Justin Green at 9:11 pm | Permalink

Skyler Halford scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Cougars to an 87-53 victory over San Diego. Halford shot 11 of 16 on the night and connected on four 3-pointers. Tyler Haws scored 17 points and Erik Mika scored 13 before leaving the game early in the second half due to injury.  Kyle Collinsworth contributed 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

Holding an 18-point halftime advantage, the Cougars quickly extended their lead to 26 on two buckets from Halford and a dunk from Mika. Mika was fouled on the play and made the free throw to complete the 3-point play.

Another 3-pointer from Halford and 3-point play by Haws extended the lead to 61-30 with just over 13 minutes remaining.

The Cougars lead hovered above 30 for the remainder of the game, highlighted by a Nate Austin dunk, a Collinsworth 3 and back-to-back 3s by Anson Winder.

BYU shot 53 percent to San Diego’s 34 and outrebounded the Toreros 45-27. 

BYU Basketball leads 41-23 at half

Jan 04, 2014 - Posted by Justin Green at 8:04 pm | Permalink

Led by Skyler Halford’s 15 points, BYU leads San Diego by 18 at the half. Halford hit three 3-pointers and was 6 of 8 from the field. Tyler Haws and Erik Mika each chipped in 10 points, and Kyle Collinsworth had four points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Cougars started out hot, hitting seven of their first eight shots to jump out to a 15-8 lead four minutes in. Mika and Haws scored six and five points, respectively, to pace the Cougars.

San Diego tied the game at 15 with 12 minutes left in the half. A long jumper from Haws stopped the run and gave the Cougars a 17-15 lead.

BYU extended its lead to 25-19 when Halford hit his second 3-pointer of the half. Back-to-back jumpers from Collinsworth and Matt Carlino capped a 10-2 run, giving the Cougars a ten-point lead at 29-19.

Two free throws by Mika upped the lead to 12 at 33-21 with just under four minutes left in the half. Five straight points from Halford extended the lead to 38-21 at the two-minute mark. 

Digital Review: October, November and December

Dec 30, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 1:20 pm | Updated: January 2, 2014 2:26 pm | Permalink

Below you'll find all the video goodness of the men's basketball from the first three months of the season. The clips are split into sections which include Highlights, ESPN, BYUtv, Music and Entertainment (get your lip sync vids here) and Preseason Videos. Each section is structured in reverse chronological order so the most recent stuff is at the top. Enjoy.


Highlights

 

Oregon Highlights

Utah Highlights

Prairie View A&M Highlights

BYUtv Prairie View A&M Highlights

Collinsworth Epic Dunk in Slow Motion vs. PVAMU

North Texas Highlights

BYUtv North Texas Highlights

Utah State Highlights

BYUtv Utah State Highlights

Iowa State Highlights

BYUtv Iowa State Highlights

Carlino to Mika Alley-oop vs. Iowa State

Colorado Mesa Highlights

BYUtv Colorado Mesa Highlights

BYUtv Mount St. Mary's Highlights

Weber State Highlights

BYUtv Weber State Highlights

Alaska Anchorage Highlights

Mika dunks against Alaska Anchorage

Colorado College Highlights

 

Coaches Show

 

Dec. 16

Dec. 11

Dec. 3

 

ESPN

 

Early Trouble for Power Programs

Andy Katz 3-Point Shot: BYU's Key Loss

Andy Katz 3-Point Shot: BYU's Resume

 

BYUtv

 

Mark Pope True Blue Interview on WCC play

True Blue segment on Christmas for kids with cancer

Josh Sharp Practice Interview Dec. 19

Collinsworth Practice Interview Dec. 19

Carlino Practice Interview Dec. 19

Haws Interview Dec. 13

Carlino/Collinsworth Interview Dec. 13

Mika Practice Interview Dec. 13

Rose Practice Interview Dec. 13

Carlino Practice Interview Dec. 10

Haws Practice Interview Dec. 10

Rose Practice Interview Dec. 10

Mika True Blue Interview

North Texas Postgame Recap

Rose Practice Interview Dec. 2

Haws Practice Interview Dec. 2

Bartley IV Practice Interview Dec. 2

Mika Practice Interview Nov. 19

Haws Practice Interiew Nov. 19

Rose Practice Interview Nov. 19

Collinsworth Practice Interview Nov. 19

Carlino Practice Interview Nov. 19

Coach Rose True Blue Signees Interview

Colorado Mesa Postgame Recap

Mount St. Mary's Postgame Recap

Weber State Postgame Recap

Tyler Haws True Blue Interview


Music and Entertainment

 

All I Want For Christmas ft. Haws, Halford and women's basketball's Xojian Harry

Half Court Shot Contest Winner vs. Utah State

It's All Because of You ft. Haws, Halford, Mika and Worthington

Lost Without U ft. Chase Fischer

Cry Me a River ft. Sharp, Collinsworth

Mo Money Mo Problems ft. Mika, Sharp

Don't Leave Me ft. Bartley IV, Mika, Sharp, Worthington

I Wish ft. Carlino

Ready for More Promo

You're The Inspiration ft. Haws, Halford, Worthington

Media Day Mic Check


Freshman Connection: Cooking with Eric, Frank and Luke

 

Preseason Videos

 

Boom shakalaka Dunk Contest

Boom shakalaka Review

Coach Rose at Media Day

Look Back at Josh Sharp

Look Back at Anson Winder

Look Back at Nate Austin

Look Back at Kyle Collinsworth

Look Back at Matt Carlino

Look Back at Tyler Haws

Hamson enters 1,000 point club

Dec 28, 2013 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:35 am | Permalink

With 24 points against Utah State last Saturday, senior center Jennifer Hamson entered the 1,000 point club. She now has 1,020 points in her career, good for 23rd all-time in BYU history.

Senior Kim Beeston looks to join the club next, having scored 982 career points to date.

The last time the Cougars had two players join the 1,000 point club in the same season was during the 2010-11 season. In that year, Mindy Bonham and Coriann Fraughton both joined the club with 1,322 and 1,002 points, respectively.

Full final day prior to Fight Hunger Bowl

Dec 27, 2013 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 12:41 am | Updated: December 27, 2013 12:52 am | Permalink

After a full day of events on Thursday, the BYU football team is less than 24 hours from facing Washington in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl. The Cougars took the field at AT&T Park on Thursday afternoon to conduct a team walk-through at the site of Friday's primetime matchup between the Cougars and Huskies.  

After meetings in the morning, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall and team captains Daniel Sorensen, Uani 'Unga, JD Falslev and Skyler Ridley partipicated in the Bowl Pep Rally at nearby Union Square. The BYU marching band, cheerleaders and Cosmo also represented the Cougars while fans from both schools filled the famous downtown San Francisco square. 

After Coach Mendenhall and Washington's Marquis Tuiasosopo met with the media to conduct their final interviews prior to the matchup, both teams joined the bowl committee and other dignitaries, including San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Westin St. Francis for the Bowl Kickoff Luncheon. Coach Mendenhall and senior captains Falslev and 'Unga took their turns on stage to represent the Cougars while everyone enjoyed a fine meal.

The Cougars concluded their day by conducting a well-attended fireside Thursday evening at the Inter-Stake Center located adjacent to the LDS Oakland Temple. 

Final preparations for the game continue on Friday leading up to kickoff at 6:35 p.m. PT. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN with live pregame and postgame shows on BYUtv.

Christmas in San Francisco!

Dec 25, 2013 - Posted by Duff Tittle at 8:08 pm | Updated: December 25, 2013 8:28 pm | Permalink

In addition to practicing on Tuesday and Christmas Day in preparation for Friday's Fight Hunger Bowl against Washington, BYU enjoyed the opportunity to serve the local community spending Christmas morning at St. Anthony's Dining Room. 

Usually feeding about 2,000 people per day, the St. Anthony's Dining Room was able to feed more than 3,000 people from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the Cougars on hand lending assistance. Members of the team came in two shifts during the morning to work alongside the good people at St. Anthony's Dining Room. In addition to meals, patrons of St. Anthony's were provided gift packets handed out by the team.

Opportunities to serve on Christmas Day were arranged by the Fight Hunger Bowl and both BYU and Washington were happy to take advantage of those opportunities.  

In addition to the service at St. Anthony's Dining Room, grass roots efforts generated by Bay Area Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on behalf of BYU Alumni resulted in 1,500 pounds of food and $5,000 donated to the San Francisco Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 21. Those resources allow the SF Food Bank to provide the equivalent of 15,000 meals to feed the needy in San Francisco. 

Many thanks to the Church members and BYU Alumni who responded and joined this cause. The spirit of giving is remarkable at this time of year and the effort is ongoing this week. For those who would like to contribute to the cause this week, here is the Web site for the food drive: http://holidaydrive.sffoodbank.org/team/BYUFightsHunger

Check out photos from practice and St. Anthony's Dining Room below.

Monday: Practice, Presser and "The Rock"

Dec 23, 2013 - Posted by Duff Tittle at 8:43 pm | Updated: December 23, 2013 9:01 pm | Permalink

Monday, Dec. 23
On Monday morning it was time to get back to work preparing for the Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Francisco. The day began with 8:30 a.m. team meetings — then it was off to Oakland for an 11 a.m. practice at Laney College. BYU’s Monday practice included 14 timed sessions and lasted just over 95 minutes on Laney’s brand new field turf.
 
While the team buses headed back to the hotel for lunch, Coach Mendenhall, Kyle Van Noy, Danny Sorenson and Tyson Hill made a trip to AT&T Park for the Fight Hunger Bowl press conference, featuring the head coaches and three athletes from BYU and Washington. Below are some quotes from the press conference…
 
Coach Bronco Mendenhall
We are very thankful for the chance to play in San Francisco at the Fight Hunger Bowl. The people have been great to us. It’s great to be in the post season. It’s also great to play well in post season, so I think there’s a lot at stake. There is still a lot of preparation to do to make sure that we are ready to play. We are playing a fantastic opponent. We believe this will be the best opponent we’ve played postseason in my nine years. We think it will be a great matchup.
 
The busy day concluded with a team trip to San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Often referred to as “The Rock,” Alcatraz was America’s premier maximum-security prison from the 1930s until the mid-1960s and the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. In 1986, Alcatraz was designation as a National Historic Landmark.
 
The Cougars will continue preparations for the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl on Tuesday with an 11 a.m. practice at Laney College.

Cougars in the Pros: Brandon Davies scores career-high

Dec 23, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 12:30 pm | Permalink

Sixers Brandon Davies scored a career-high nine points to go along with six rebounds and three steals in 16 minutes of play in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. 

Lee Cummard combined for a total of 32 points in two games against Verviers-Pepinster and KTP, while Trent Plaisted finished with a double-double, 16 points and 11 rebounds, in a 75-86 loss to Cimberio VA. 

Jimmer Fredette went for nine points, two rebounds and an assist in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks last Wednesday while averaging 7.8 minutes per game last week. 

Name Profiles Team League Country Ppg Rpg Apg
Jimmer Fredette BYU | Professional Sacramento NBA USA 4.4 1.4 1.0
Brandon Davies BYU | Professional Philadelphia NBA USA 2.4 2.0 0.7
Rafael Araujo BYU | Professional Mogi das Cruzes Paulista Stage Two Brazil 5.5 3.9 0.8
Lee Cummard BYU | Professional Okapi Aalstar Belgium-Ethias Belgium 10.9 5.9 2.2
Jonathan Tavernari BYU | Professional Pinheiros/Sky Paulista Stage Two Brazil 7.5 4.7 0.8
Charles Abouo BYU | Professional Palencia LEB Gold Spain 6.0 3.3 0.1
Trent Plaisted BYU | Professional Ratiopharm Bundesliga Germany 9.4 5.9 1.2

Cougars arrive in San Francisco

Dec 22, 2013 - Posted by Duff Tittle at 11:10 pm | Updated: December 22, 2013 11:13 pm | Permalink

BYU arrived in San Francisco on Sunday evening and enjoyed an incredible welcome dinner and the equally amazing views from atop the 32nd floor of the famed Westin St. Francis.
 
The Cougars will continue preparing for the Fight Hunger Bowl with an 11 a.m. practice Monday at Laney College in Oakland. Check back throughout the week for updates on the team as BYU prepares to face Washington on Friday night at AT&T Park. 

Digital Season Review

Dec 21, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 7:06 pm | Updated: January 2, 2014 12:06 pm | Permalink

Here's a roundup of media's video and audio of this past season in one place.

Below are all the internet video and audio from the past season for BYU women's soccer. Thanks to BYU Athletic Communications, BYUtv, BYU Sports Nation, the West Coast Conference, NCAA.com and the NSCAA for hosting their media online. For full broadcasts of the 10 home games this season which were on BYUtv, check out the Filmroom at BYUtv Sports.

The content is in reverse chronological order, so if you'd like start at the beginning of the season scroll to the bottom and start there, if not start here with the season highlights.

 

Season Highlights

BYUtv's Top 10 Plays

 

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 49:45. Listen here.
 

TrueBlue Interview before NCAA Second Round

NSCAA Weekly College Highlights and Rankings Show Nov. 19

Jaiden Thornock's goal on WCC's Top Plays

NCAA First Round NCAA Highlights

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Rachel Manning at 47:15. Listen here.
 

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 5: NCAA tournament

Niki Fernandes' goal on WCC's Top Plays

NCAA tournament selection reactions

Rockwood reflects on 300 wins

Saint Mary's Highlights

Pacific Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Pacific

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Erica Owens at 47:35. Listen here.
 

San Diego Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap San Diego

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Paige Hunt at 48:38. Listen here.
 

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 4: Portland

BYUtv Ashley Hatch Story

Ella Johnson's goal on WCC's Top Plays

Loyola Marymount Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap LMU

Pepperdine Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Pepperdine

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Niki Fernandes at 48:05. Listen here.


Inside the WCC includes coach Rockwood's 300th

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 3: Rockwood's 300th

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 44:20. Listen here.
 

BYUtv Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 47:20. Listen here.
 

Oklahoma Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Oklahoma

Rachel Manning on TrueBlue

UC Irvine Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap UC Irvine

Ashley Hatch's goal on WCC Top Plays

Utah Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Utah

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 2: Utah

100th South Field Shutout

Inside the WCC 100th shutout and win over Nebraska

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 47:00. Listen here.

Nebraska Highlights

Cal State Fullerton Highlights

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 1: Make A Wish

Haiti Highlights

Blue and White Highlights

TrueBlue Season Preview

WCC Women's Soccer Hangout

Meet the Freshmen:
Brittain Dearden

Elena Medeiros

Kayci Griffin

Avery Calton

Ashley Hatch

Ella Johnson

Hannah Clark