BYU to battle Utah in the Deseret Duel

(Photo by Marcos Escalona/BYU Photo)

BYU Game Notes

Utah Game Notes

Saturday’s Deseret Duel is the 255th meeting between BYU and Utah in men’s basketball. The Cougars have won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Utah and the Deseret Duel team trophy every year since the Duel began in 2007-08. BYU has claimed the overall trophy four times in six years. Saturday's game will be televised live on Pac-12 and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYUcougars.com.

BYU Cougars (8-3, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 217-69 (9th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Utah Utes (8-1, 0-0 Pac-12)

  • Head Coach: Larry Krystkowiak
  • Alma Mater: Montana, 1996
  • Division I Career Record: 71-64 (5th)
  • Record at Utah: 29-44 (3rd)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 129-125
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 61-58, 12/8/12
  • H/A/N: 74-49/49-71/6-5

Game Information

  • TV: Pac-12 Network
  • TV Talent: Rich Cellini (play-by-play), Dan Dickau (analyst)
  • Live Video: N/A
  • Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio/Stats: BYUcougars.com

Projected starters

Utah (8-1, 0-0 PAC-12)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
55 Delon Wright 6-5 G 16.0 6.7
11 Brandon Taylor 5-10 G 11.1 1.0
3 Princeton Onwas 6-5 G/F 5.7 3.9
21 Jordan Loveridge 6-6 F 17.2 9.9
10 Renan Lenz 6-9 F 9.6 4.3
BYU Cougars (8-3, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
2 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 17.0 5.5*
5 Kyle Collinsworth 6-6 G 12.7 8.2
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 23.2 5.1
33 Nate Austin 6-11 F 4.6 8.9
00 Eric Mika 6-10 F 14.3 6.1
*assists per game      

 By the numbers

1.7 Matt Carlino’s career steals average, second all-time in BYU history. His 123 career steals are 12th all-time and the 64 he totaled in 2012-13 as a sophomore are the fourth most in team history.
2 The number of players in BYU history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore. Danny Ainge was the first to do so and had 1,130 points in 57 games by the end of his sophomore season (1978-79). Sophomore Tyler Haws joined Ainge when he reached the 1,000 career point mark at Saint Mary’s on Feb. 21, 2013.
3 The number of players with double-doubles against North Texas: Matt Carlino (10 rebounds, 11 assists), Eric Mika (17 points, 11 rebounds), Nate Austin (10 points, 13 rebounds). It was the first time since March 15, 1984, that BYU had three players with double-doubles in a single game.
4.8 Matt Carlino’s career assist average, first all-time in BYU history.  As a freshman in 2011-12, he averaged 4.6 assists and in 2012-13, he averaged 4.8. His 171 assists last season are the third most in team history. Carlino is averaging 5.5 assists per game this season and tied his career high with 11 against North Texas.
6 The number of career games for Tyler Haws shooting 100 percent from the free throw line with a minimum of 10 attempts, a BYU record. He hit 10 of 10 on Feb. 20, 2010 at Wyoming, 12 of 12 vs. Cal State Northridge on Nov. 24, 2012, 10 of 10 vs. Utah on Dec. 8, 2012, 10 of 10 at Weber State on Dec. 15, 2012, 14 of 14 at Loyola Marymount on March 2, 2013 and 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State on Nov. 26, 2013.
8 With a bid to the 2013 NIT, Dave Rose and the Cougars reached the postseason for a BYU record eighth-straight season. In his first year as head coach, Rose and the Cougars went to the 2006 NIT. That was followed by six-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and last season’s NIT bid. BYU has also won 20-plus games in each of Rose’s eight seasons.
24 The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak.
36 The number of 20-point games Haws has in his career at BYU, tied for sixth all-time in team history. He had 25 20-point games in 2012-13, fourth all-time in a single season.
83.3 BYU’s 3-point percentage against Texas (10 of 12), a BYU single-game record (minimum 10 3-pointers attempted). Matt Carlino hit 5 of 7, Frank Bartley IV hit 3 of 3 and Tyler Haws hit 2 of 2. 
88.6 Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 359 of 405 from the line in his career.
90.0 Eric Mika’s shooting percentage against Mount St. Mary’s, tied for the BYU freshman record for field goal percentage in a game (minimum 10 attempts). The freshman from Alpine, Utah, hit 9 of 10 from the field and scored 20 points. He shares the record with Fred Roberts, who also hit 9 of 10 vs. Utah State on Dec. 6, 1978.
95.8 Tyler Haws’ free throw percentage since missing his first attempt against Iowa State. He hit his last seven against the Cyclones, 9 of 10 vs. Texas, 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State, 8 of 8 vs. Utah State, 4 of 4 vs. North Texas, 6 of 6 vs. UMass and 1 of 2 vs. Prairie View A&M for a total of 46 of 48.
112 BYU’s point total against Stanford, a 112-103 road win. The point total is the most by a BYU team under Dave Rose and the most since Feb. 25, 1993, when the Cougars scored 128 at home against Sacramento State. It also marked a BYU record for points scored against a Pac-12 team.
217 Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 217 career victories, behind only the great Stan Watts, who coached the Cougars to 371 wins from 1949 to 1972 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.
1,386 The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 19th all-time and two from tying Andy Toolson for 18th. Haws holds the BYU record for most points scored during freshman and sophomore seasons combined. With 907 career points, Matt Carlino is on pace to become the next BYU player to reach 1,000 career points.

Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to one of the most successful runs in program history since taking over in 2005. His career record of 217-69 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.759). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice, led the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances, six 25-win seasons and eight 20-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 postseason game in the three seasons since, including a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and a trip to the NIT semifinals in 2013.

Return of Kyle Collinsworth

The 2013-14 season marks the return of sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth, who spent the last two years serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. As a freshman in 2010-11 he averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .481 from the field. Collinsworth started 27 games on a BYU team that won a team record 32 games and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Collinsworth is averaging 12.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals this season.

Record streaks

The Cougars will be looking to keep several program-record streaks intact during 2013-14. Coming into the season,  Dave Rose has led the Cougars to eight-straight 20-win seasons and eight-straight postseason appearances, eight-straight seasons with 10-plus conference victories and four-straight seasons with a postseason victory.

BYU’s newcomers

This season’s roster includes five newcomers – three freshmen, a junior college transfer and an NCAA Division I transfer. The freshmen are Frank Bartley IV from Baton Rouge, La., Eric Mika from Alpine, Utah, and Luke Worthington from Mequon, Wis. Skyler Halford comes to BYU from Salt Lake Community College and Chase Fischer is a transfer from Wake Forest.

  • Bartley prepped last season at Future College Prep in California last season and averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.0 blocks while leading his team to the West Coast Prep title.
  • Mika earned third-team All-America honors last season while leading Lone Peak to the MaxPreps.com national title and the 5A Utah state title. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
  • Worthington averaged 13.6 points and 10.0 rebounds while leading Homestead High School to a 13-7 record. He was named first-team All-North Shore Conference and all-state honorable mention.
  • Halford was a first-team NJCAA All-American and averaged 17.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals at SLCC. He led SLCC to the SWAC and Region 18 titles.
  • Fischer played two season at Wake Forest after a successful prep career at Ripley High in Ripley, W.Va. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.1 rebounds and shot .422 from three last season.
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