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Head-to-Head: BYU vs. Santa Clara

Jan 13, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:35 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:37 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Santa Clara's projected starters, both phyiscally and statistically. Projected starters are based on the starters from each team's previous game and/or the players that have started the most games for their respective team. BYU takes on Santa Clara on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. MST on ESPNU and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(14-4, 3-1) BYU's Probable Starters Santa Clara's Probable Staters (8-8, 0-3)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.1 13.9 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Evan Roquemore 6-3 175 17.3 3.1
3.9 9.0 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Kevin Foster 6-2 219 14.3 3.6
6.4 11.1 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Raymond Cowels III 6-4 215 8.6 3.9
5.8 17.1 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Niyi Harrison 6-8 225 9.7 6.4
8.1 12.9 235 6-9 Brandon Davies John McArthur 6-9 230 6.3 4.7

#winning

Jan 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:22 pm | Permalink

About a year ago, Charlie Sheen talked a lot about ‘winning.’ While using the term winning has become a cultural phenomenon and a famous hashtag on Twitter, winning is something BYU basketball and Dave Rose know something about. Here are some of the #winning facts under Rose, BYU’s head coach since 2005.

  • 6-consecutive 20-win seasons
  • 5-consecutive 25-win seasons
  • 2-consecutive 30-win seasons
  • 114 wins from 2007 to 2011 — most wins in a four-year stretch in program history
  • From the 2008-09 season to now, BYU has won 101 games and Charles Abouo has played in every victory and every game during that stretch
  • Abouo, Jimmer Fredette (112), Jackson Emery (106) and Jonathan Tavernari (103) are the four Cougars to have played in 100 victories
  • Noah Hartsock has played in 96 victories (he missed six games in 2008-09 with an ankle sprain) and is poised to become the next member of the 100-win club
  • BYU advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2011 for the first time since 1981
  • Under Rose, BYU has won four conference titles and finished second his other two years as head coach
  • Rose and Roger Reid are the only BYU coaches to win 20-plus games in each of their first six seasons — Rose has the opportunity to become to first to win 20-plus games in each of his first seven seasons
  • BYU basketball has 10 25-win seasons in its 110-year history and Rose has been the head coach of five of those teams
  • Rose has the only two 30-win seasons in program history
  • BYU has a winning percentage of 77.9 under Rose

There are probably more facts that could be added to the list, but it’s clear that while Sheen talked a lot about #winning last year, BYU basketball has been doing it for a while.

Sharing the Rock

Jan 12, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:13 am | Updated: January 12, 2012 9:25 am | Permalink

In BYU’s 81-56 victory over San Francisco on Jan. 7, the Cougars had one of the best games in program history in terms of sharing the basketball. BYU hit 29 shots against the Dons and assisted on 27, including all 16 baskets in the first half and the first 18 of the game.

The 27 assists on 29 made shots is a ratio of .931, the third best in a single-game in program history. The BYU record for a single game was set in 2001 against Idaho when BYU had assists on 20 of 21 baskets (.952). The second-best mark was set in 1982 against Wyoming with 17 assists on 18 baskets (.944). Interestingly, BYU was on pace to set the record before Nate Austin’s put-back dunk as time expired against San Francisco. Without the dunk, BYU would have had 27 assists on 28 baskets, a ratio of .964. But alas, the Austin dunk did earn frozen yogurt for the fans.

Not only was the San Francisco game an impressive display of sharing, that has been the story of this entire season. In fact, the 2011-12 squad has an assist/field goal ratio of .653 (343 assists on 525 baskets), a ratio that if maintained will be a BYU record. The current record was set by another Dave Rose-coached team in 2007-08 with a ratio of .648 (587/906).

See the chart below for assist information on all of Dave Rose’s teams since he became BYU’s head coach in 2005.

Season FGs Assists Ratio Assists/G Assist Leaders
2011-12 343 525 .653 19.1 Carlino 4.9, Abouo 2.9, Winder 2.5, Zylstra 2.4
2010-11 538 1019 .528 14.5 Fredette 4.3, Emery 3.5, Collinsworth 2.1
2009-10 567 1025 .553 15.8 Fredette 4.7, Emery 2.7, Haws 1.5
2008-09 537 909 .591 16.3 Fredette 4.1, Cummard 3.4, Emery 3.0
2007-08 587 906 .648 16.8 Murdock 3.6, Cummard 3.5, Burgess 1.9
2006-07 542 972 .558 15.9 Ainge 4.4, Cummard 2.7, Balderson 1.7
2005-06 462 782 .591 15.9 Broadus 3.7, Ainge 2.6, Reichner 2.5

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/10/12

Jan 11, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:53 am | Permalink

Listen to the fifth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio. Assistant coach Terry Nashif filled in for Coach Rose for episode five.

Nashif and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco and this week's game against Santa Clara. Senior captain and guard Charles Abouo was this week's guest and Nashif also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

BYU vs. San Francisco Postgame Show on KSL

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:46 pm | Permalink

Listen to the postgame show from BYU vs. San Francisco.

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/8/12

Jan 09, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:15 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 1:20 pm | Permalink

Episdoe 4 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 8. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on KSL.com.

Seniors, Others Honored at Annual Football Banquet

Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 2:30 pm | Updated: January 6, 2012 7:15 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah - The BYU football team honored its 2011 season senior class along with former player Chad Lewis and longtime football secretary Shirley Johnson at the annual Senior Tribute Banquet on Thursday.

 

Each honored with a personal video tribute, a total of 18 seniors were presented with a framed jersey and their BYU helmet, with one side of the helmet maintaining the camouflage look worn in the team’s 24-21 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl victory over Tulsa.

 

The seniors spotlighted included center Terence Brown, running back JJ Di Luigi, cornerback Corby Eason, tight end Matt Edwards, defensive end Hebron Fangupo, outside linebacker Jameson Frazier, receiver Spencer Hafoka, receiver McKay Jacobson, running back Bryan Kariya, middle linebacker Aveni Leung-Wai, receiver/holder Matt Marshall, outside linebacker Jordan Pendleton, defensive end Matt Putnam, offensive tackle Matt Reynolds, safety Steven Thomas, offensive guard Marco Thorson, safety Travis Uale and outside linebacker Jadon Wagner.

 

Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall also took time to recognize the many players who have already graduated as well as the contributions of the team’s four senior captains: Matt Reynolds, Bryan Kariya, Jameson Frazier and Travis Uale.

 

Mendenhall spoke of each captain’s path to BYU and said it was no accident the team was successful as each of the captains provided leadership in their own way to help the team to a 10-3 season and fifth bowl victory in the last six years. With their bowl victory in Dallas, the Cougars became one of only six programs in the nation to achieve five double-digit victory seasons in the last six years, joining Virginia Tech, Boise State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and TCU.

 

Each of the captains took time to address their teammates and share heartfelt feelings. All spoke of how they will miss the association of being part of the team next year as their teammates prepare for the 2012 season. 

 

Reynolds, who is expected to move on to the NFL as one of the nation’s best offensive linemen, said he had no words that could adequately express how much he appreciates his experience at BYU. “I’m honored to have played here and been part of the brotherhood of BYU football,” Reynolds said.

 

Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards presented former BYU All-American and NFL Pro Bowl tight end Chad Lewis with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Lewis currently works in the Athletic Department as the associate athletic director for development.

 

Edwards also spoke on behalf of the football program to honor football secretary Shirley Johnson, who first joined the program under Edwards and just completed her 32nd season overall with the program.

 

Event emcee and former player Alema Harrington spoke highly of Shirley while representing the many former Cougars she has helped influence over the years.

 

Mendenhall thanked all those who contribute their talents to the program and specifically expressed appreciation to LaVell Edwards for his continued participation and support.  He also shared his appreciation for the many successes, both on and off the field, of the quality young men that make up the team.

 

“As a dad, it’s a great experience to have my boys be around players in our program,” Mendenhall expressed. “They look up to you and want to be like you. It’s a real blessing in my and Holly’s life.”

BYU at Loyola Marymount Audio on KSL

Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: January 15, 2012 5:30 pm | Permalink

Use the links below to listen to Greg Wrubell and Steve Cleveland call the Loyola Marymount game on KSL.

Pregame Show

1st Half

Halftime Show

2nd Half

Postgame

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/3/12

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:38 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 11:49 am | Permalink

Listen to the fourth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games against and this week's games against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco. Senior captain and forward Noah Hartsock was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

Head-to-Head: BYU at Loyola Marymount

Jan 04, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:33 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Loyola Marymount's projected starters, both phyiscally and statistically. Projected starters are based on the starters from each team's previous game. BYU takes on Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. PST on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

(12-4, 1-1) BYU's Probable Starters Loyola Marymount's Probable Staters (8-6, 1-0) 
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.7 15.0 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Anthony Ireland 5-10 175 14.1 4.4
3.8 8.8 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Jarred DuBois 6-3 180 10.2 2.6
6.6 11.9 215 6-5 Charles Abouo LaRon Armstead 6-5 200 9.5 3.2
5.8 17.1 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Drew Viney 6-8 210 16.0 4.5
8.1 12.9 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Godwin Okonji 6-8 220 4.6 4.3