BYU in Brooklyn to face Florida State

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Game Notes: BYU vs. Florida State

After sweeping the first two games of the season at the Marriott Center, BYU men’s basketball will take on Florida State in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. EST. The game will be televised live on truTV and broadcast live on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and KSL.com.

BYU Cougars (2-0, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 187-54 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Florida State Seminoles (1-1, 0-0 ACC)

  • Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton
  • Alma Mater: Tennessee-Martin, 1971
  • Career Record: 380-338 (25th)
  • Record at Florida State: 180-128 (11th)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 1-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 80-77, 12/29/72
  • H/A/N: 0-0/0-0/1-0

Game Information

  • TV truTV
  • TV Talent Brian Anderson (play-by-play)
  • Greg Anthony and Steve Smith (analysts)
  • Craig Sager (reporter)
  • Live Video none
  • 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

Projected starters

Florida State Seminoles (1-1, 0-0 ACC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
30 Ian Miller 6-2 G 7.0 3.0
21 Michael Snaer 6-5 G 14.5 5.0
5 Montay Brandon 6-7 G 9.5 2.0
10 Okaro White 6-8 F 11.0 4.0
11 Kiel Turpin 7-0 C 5.5 0.5
BYU Cougars (2-0, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 10.0 8.5*
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 9.5 3.0
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 22.0 5.5
33 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.5 4.5
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 22.0 8.0
*assists per game      

Regular season tournament success

With BYU’s 80-62 win over Georgia State in the second game of the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, BYU is now 22-2 under Dave Rose in regular season tournaments. Under Rose, the Cougars have won four regular season tournament titles and taken second twice. BYU continues in the CVC Classic with a home game vs. Georgia State on Nov. 13 before heading to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for games on Nov. 16 and 17 against Florida State and then either Notre Dame or St. Joseph’s.

Welcome back Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws scored 22 points vs. Tennessee State, his first game since serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. He followed that with another 22-point game against Georgia State. The two games mark his 22nd and 23rd career games scoring in double figures and fifth and sixth 20-point games. As a freshman in 2009-10 he averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting .498 from the field, .368 from three and .917 from the free throw line.

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet against Tennessee State, tallying 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals while drawing 3 charges. He did it again vs. Georgia State with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals to give him two-game averages of 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 3.5 blocks and 2.0 steals. 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). 

Taking charge

Brandon Davies drew three charges in the season opener vs. Tennessee State. Last season Brandon Davies made the opposition pay when they drove to the basket, taking 31 charges. Nate Austin took his fair share of charges as well with a total of 29 last season. He and Brock Zylstra both took a charge in the season opener.

Block party

Brandon Davies (4), Josh Sharp (2) and Nate Austin (2) combined to block eight shots vs. Tennessee State in the opener. The eight blocks is the sixth-highest total in a game by a BYU team. Against Georgia State the Cougars had six blocks, including three from Davies and two from Austin. Last season the single-game high was nine vs. Weber State. The program record is 15 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 1990 when Shawn Bradley had 14.

Hot start

The Cougars jumped out to a huge lead against Georgia State in large part due to BYU’s hot shooting. The starters hit 13 of 16 from the field and 5 of 5 from three to establish a 31-2 lead with 1:31 to go in the first half.

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