BYU and Virginia Tech at EnergySolutions on Saturday

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Game notes: BYU vs. Virginia Tech

BYU basketball will play its second game of the season at EnergySolutions Arena when the Cougars take on Virginia Tech on Saturday at 12 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on ESPNU.

BYU Cougars (9-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 194-58 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 0-0 ACC)

  • Head Coach: James Johnson
  • Alma Mater: Ferrum, 1993
  • Division I Career Record: 9-3 (1st)
  • Record at Virginia Tech: Same

Game Information

  • TV: ESPNU
  • TV Talent: Rich Cellini (play-by-play), Steve Cleveland (analyst)
  • Live Video: ESPN3.com
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio: KSL.com
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 2-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 70-68, 1/25/12
  • H/A/N: 0-0/1-0/1-0

Projected starters

Virginia Tech Hokies (9-3, 0-0 ACC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
11 Erick Green 6-3 G 25.4 4.8
1 Robert Brown 6-5 G 10.4 2.8
31 Jarell Eddie 6-7 F 14.7 6.8
42 C.J. Barksdale 6-8 F 5.4 4.8
4 Cadarian Raines 6-9 F 7.5 6.4
BYU Cougars (9-4, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 7.1 2.8
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 6.8 3.5
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 19.3 5.3
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 4.5 4.5
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 20.3 8.2

Player notes

  • Senior Brandon Davies has played his best basketball over the last four games, averaging 25.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.8 steals while shooting .645 from the field and .778 from the free throw line. 
  • The Cougars posted a season-high 15 steals against Northern Arizona on Thursday with Brandon Davies and Brock Zylstra registering three apiece and Tyler Haws, Matt Carlino and Craig Cusick each adding two. BYU forced 24 turnovers, a season high for a Cougar opponent.
  • BYU posted a season-high 27 assists on 38 made baskets in a 95-62 win against Eastern New Mexico. Six different players recorded at least three assists against the Greyhounds. The 27 dimes are the most by the Cougars since recording the same number last season against San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2012. BYU had 29 assists against Buffalo last season on Dec. 20, 2011.
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.

Haws the closer

Tyler Haws opened 2012-13 with one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He started the season with six-straight 20-point games, the second best such streak in program history. Only Devin Durrant started a season with more consecutive 20-point games, seven in 1983-84. Haws’s streak ended when he scored 18 against Montana in the seventh game of the season. What makes Haws’s start even more impressive is that he’s the only sophomore on the list and he returned in April from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet this season, averaging 20.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals through 13 games. Last season he became the second Cougar in history to average at least one of everything (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). Russell Larson is the only other BYU player to produce a ‘one of everything’ season and did so twice, in 1993-94 and 1994-95 (blocks and steals were not tracked until the 1977-78 season). 

Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 194-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.770). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice and has guided the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances and six 25-win seasons. In 2010 he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one tournament game in the two seasons since, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011.

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