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Cougars up 33-30 against Pacific

Feb 14, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:54 pm | Permalink

Chase Fischer got things started for the Cougars, scoring the team’s first points on a 3-pointer. Pacific took the lead early in the first half, but a jump shot in the key by Kyle Collinsworth got BYU within one point, 7-8, with 16:07 left. The Cougars took the lead after Josh Sharp grabbed the offensive board and kicked it out to Skyler Halford, who nailed a three.

Both teams were scoreless for two and a half minutes until Tyler Haws powered through the defense to hit a close-range jump shot with 12:56 remaining in the half to push the lead to 12-8. The Cougars went up 23-18 after a 7-0 run, but the Tigers answered back with a 6-0 run to retake the lead.

After trading the lead back and forth, a deep three from Fischer took back the 30-28 lead with 2:25 left in the half. Free throws from Fischer and Collinsworth down the stretch held the halftime lead to 33-30.

Fischer leads BYU in scoring at the half with 10 points, including going 4 of 4 from the charity stripe. Haws has nine points and Collinsworth has five points, five rebounds and four assists.

BYU beats Saint Mary's 82-60

Feb 12, 2015 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 9:10 pm | Permalink

BYU shot 50 percent and went 9 of 19 from three en route to an 82-60 win over St. Mary's.

Four CougarsKyle Collinsworth, Skyler Halford, Tyler Haws and Chase Fischerscored at least 14 points in the win.

BYU outrebounded Saint Mary's 37-26 and recorded seven blocks, led by Corbin Kaufusi's career-high four blocks.

A three-point play by Tyler Haws increased BYU's lead to a then game-high 23 points four minutes into the second half. The Cougars led 54-31 as Haws broke into double-digits for the 14th-straight time.

Halford scored on a driving layup in traffic and made good on two free-throw attempts to break into double digits and give BYU a 62-37 lead with 12 minutes on the clock. Halford joined Collinsworth, Fischer and Haws as the fourth scorer in double digits for the Cougars.

Frank Bartley IV knocked down a three as BYU took its first 30-point lead, a 75-45 advantage with six minutes left in the game. BYU coasted from that point and secured the 82-60 victory.

BYU leads St. Mary's 42-30 at halftime

Feb 12, 2015 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 7:55 pm | Updated: February 12, 2015 9:10 pm | Permalink

Kyle Collinsworth scored 14 points and Chase Fischer added 12 as BYU outscored Saint Mary's 42-30 in the first half.

The Cougars shot 53 percent in the first half and went 6 of 10 from three.

BYU jumped out to an 11-4 lead behind two 3-pointers from Tyler Haws, a 3-pointer from Fischer and a baseline jumper from Collinsworth. The Cougars extended their lead when another Fischer three and two transition lay-ins from Skyler Halford put BYU up 18-8.

Collinsworth helped BYU extend its lead to 12 halfway through the first half, scoring 10 of the Cougars' first 26 points as BYU led 26-14. A pair of free throws from Josh Sharp, another three from Fischer and a dunk by Collinworth gave the Cougars a 33-14 advantage with six minutes left in the half.

St. Mary's chipped away at BYU's lead over the last six minutes of the half as the Cougars took a 42-30 lead into the locker room.

ICYMI: #BYUNSD15

Feb 09, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 4:44 pm | Updated: February 9, 2015 5:22 pm | Permalink

BYU defeats Santa Clara 78-57

Jan 31, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:03 pm | Permalink

In a night where Tyler Haws made it to second place on the all-time scoring list, BYU made 14 threes in the 78-57 win over Santa Clara.

Haws got the second half started off with a jump shot to extend the lead to 37-31. The Cougars made eight 3-pointers on their next eight scoring possessions to go up 61-38 with 11:24 remaining in the game, the last coming from Chase Fischer. The 18-2 run had three treys from Skyler Halford and two from Anson Winder.

Another three from Fischer pushed BYU’s lead to 69-44 with 7:22 left. He ended the game with 18 points coming off the bench, including five 3-pointers.

The Cougars closed out the game, never letting the lead slip away. Josh Sharp made a baseline three at the shot clock buzzer to push the lead to 78-55 with 1:17 remaining.

Haws led all scorers with 21 points. He was 7 of 7 from the charity stripe. Winder and Halford both had 13 points. Halford dished out a game-high seven assists.

Haws passes Ainge in first half against Santa Clara

Jan 31, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:59 pm | Permalink

Santa Clara got out to a hot start in the first half, going up 10-4 after five minutes. Tyler Haws made two jump shots to pass Danny Ainge for second in career points for BYU with 2,469. Haws now only trails Jimmer Fredette.

Anson Winder nailed a 3-pointer with 14:29 left in the first half to get within one of the Broncos, 12-11. The Cougars took the lead with two free throws made by Skyler Halford.

BYU made four threes in four scoring possessions, three of which were from Chase Fischer,  to push the lead to 25-15 with 8:18 left in the half.

Tough play from Ryan Andrus earned him three trips to the charity stripe, where he made 5 of 6. With 4:20 remaining, Winder made a breakaway layup to extend BYU’s lead to 31-20.

The Cougars held a 35-29 lead heading into the half 

 

Cougars escape with a 78-74 win against Dons

Jan 29, 2015 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 11:20 pm | Permalink

The Dons started the second half chipping away at BYU’s lead to tie it at 38 less than three minutes in until Tyler Haws put the Cougars back up 40-38 with a pair of technical free throws. Kyle Collinsworth followed with a layup on the break and Chase Fischer completed a three-point play to give BYU a six-point lead at the 16:31 mark.

A 5-0 run by USF brought it within two at 54-52, but was answered by Haws' free throws and Jake Toolson’s bucket with 8:40 remaining. Isaac Neilson entered the game to make a bucket and draw a charge at the other end to keep BYU up 63-60 after the Dons came within one with 5:30 left in the game.

Anson Winder’s steal and layup gave the Cougars a five-point cushion, but USF cut its deficit 71-70 with 2:16 on the clock. Winder scored three more points to put BYU back up 74-70 to help BYU escape with a 78-74 win.

Haws finished with a game-high 28 points, three points shy from passing Danny Ainge on BYU’s all-time scoring list. 

Cougars lead San Francisco 34-30 at halftime

Jan 29, 2015 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 9:57 pm | Updated: January 29, 2015 10:11 pm | Permalink

Chase Fischer opened the game with a steal and assist to Anson Winder for the layup. San Francisco responded with an 8-2 run to take the 8-4 lead, but was followed by BYU’s 11-3 run capped by Halford’s 3-pointer at the 11:45 to retake a 15-11 lead.

Tyler Haws connected from deep and added a running jumper to push the Cougars’ lead up 22-15 with 8:55 left on the clock. BYU extended its lead at the charity stripe and a shot from beyond the arc by Fischer to go up 32-24 with less than two minutes on the clock.

The Dons made the last field goal of the half, but BYU entered halftime up 34-30. Haws led all players with 16 points with Winder and Corbin Kaufusi adding four points each. 

Cougars lead San Francisco 34-28 at halftime

Jan 29, 2015 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 9:57 pm | Permalink

Chase Fischer opened the game with a steal and assist to Anson Winder for the layup. San Francisco responded with an 8-2 run to take the 8-4 lead, but was followed by BYU’s 11-3 run capped by Halford’s 3-pointer at the 11:45 to retake a 15-11 lead.

Tyler Haws connected from deep and added a running jumper to push the Cougars’ lead up 22-15 with 8:55 left on the clock. BYU extended its lead at the charity stripe and a shot from beyond the arc by Fischer to go up 32-24 with less than two minutes on the clock.

The Dons made the last field goal of the half, but BYU entered halftime up 34-28. Haws led all players with 16 points with Winder and Corbin Kaufusi adding four points each. 

This Week in the WCC: Jan. 29-31

Jan 28, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:29 am | Updated: January 28, 2015 10:51 am | Permalink

This Week in the WCC

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's have created a three-game cushion on the rest of the conference halfway through the WCC schedule and the Bulldogs take on Memphis this Saturday in a nonconference matchup. The Cougars look to bounce back after back-to-back losses against San Francisco and Santa Clara who BYU beat on the road by a combined 66 points the first week of 2015.

In the Record Books

Most of Haws' movemet last week against San Diego came in the West Coast Conference record book. His 20 points passed Kevin Foster for second in the overall points list with 2,437 and he now only trails Hank Gathers by 53 points. Haws has also made his way to 13th on the WCC only scoring list. Haws is 94 points away from being in the top five, so he'll move quickly over the next few games, but needs to average more than 25 points per game to pass Gathers for the WCC only record.

The Pursuit

This week, Haws has Danny Ainge and Hank Gathers in his sights. Ainge sits just 30 points ahead of Haws for second on BYU's career scoring list, while Gathers is 53 points ahead in first on the WCC overall scoring list. Haws is also on the verge of collecting the free throws made and attempted records for the WCC and BYU. Haws already owns the career free throws made record at BYU and in the WCC overall books. He trails Rick Adelman and Steve Ebey by 7 free throws made for the WCC only career record. He is 5 free throw attempts behind Hank Gathers for most attempts overall in the WCC.

Kyle Collinsworth's next triple-double sets the NCAA season record for triple-doubles. He is tied with four other players, including Brian Shaw and Jason Kidd, with four in a season. 

 

Haws record watch
Player Record Points --
Danny Ainge BYU No. 2 Career Scorer 2,467 30
Forrest McKenzie WCC Only No. 10 Career Scorer 986 31
Hank Gathers WCC Overall Scoring Record 2,490 53
Jim McPhee WCC Only No. 5 Career Scorer 1,031 94
Bill Cartwright WCC Only No. 3 Career Scorer 1,065 128
Anthony Ireland WCC Only No. 2 Career Scorer 1,080 143
Jimmer Fredette BYU Career Scoring Record 2,599 162
Hank Gathers WCC Only Scoring Record 1,190 235

 

Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 29

Portland at Gonzaga, ROOT, CSN California, TheW.tv, 6 p.m. PT

Pepperdine at Pacific, TheW.tv, 7 p.m. PT

Santa Clara at San Diego, TheW.tv, 7 p.m. PT

LMU at Saint Mary's, CSN California, TWC SportsNet, ROOT, TheW.tv, 7:30 p.m. PT

San Francisco at BYU, ESPNU, 9 p.m. MT

 

Saturday, Jan. 31

LMU at Pacific, TWC SportsNet, ROOT, CSN California, TheW.tv, 1 p.m. PT

Pepperdine at Saint Mary's, CSN Bay Area, TWC SportsNet, TheW.tv, 3 p.m. PT

San Francisco at San Diego, TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, TheW.tv, 5 p.m. PT

Santa Clara at BYU, BYUtv, 7 p.m. MT

Memphis at Gonzaga, ESPN2, 7 p.m. PT

 

Standings

  WCC  Overall
Gonzaga 9-0 20-1
Saint Mary's 8-1 16-4
Pepperdine 5-4 12-8
BYU 5-4 15-7
Santa Clara 5-4 11-10
Portland 3-6 12-9
San Diego 3-6 10-11
San Francisco 3-6 9-12
Pacific 2-7 10-11
LMU 2-7 6-15

 

WCC Conference Leaders through games of Jan. 24

Scoring School Points
1. Tyler Haws BYU 22.6
2. Brad Waldow SMC 19.1
3. Stacy Davis PEP 17.2
8. Anson Winder BYU 14.9
11. Chase Fischer BYU 14.2
14. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 12.3
30. Skyler Halford BYU 8.9
Rebounding School Rebounds
1. Brad Waldow SMC 9.4
2. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 9.3
3. Thomas Van Der Mars POR 8.2
Assists School Assists
1. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 6.3
T-2. Alec Wintering POR 5.6
T-2. Chase Flint LMU 5.6
Steals School Steals
1. Chris Anderson USD 2.8
T-2. Kyle Collinsworth BYU 1.8
T-2. Kerry Carter SMC 1.8
8. Anson Winder BYU 1.4
T-13. Tyle Haws BYU 1.1
3-pointers made School 3-pointers
1. Chase Fischer BYU 3.1
2. Kevin Pangos GON 2.9
3. Jared Brownidge SCU 2.4
4. Skyler Halford BYU 1.9
5. Anson Winder BYU 1.9