BYU Cruises to Another Home Win Beating SUU 93-60

Forward Mark Bigelow moved into second place in career three-pointers (130) and surpassed 1,000 career points with 14 against SUU. He now has 1,009 points in his two-plus seasons. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO,Utah (Dec. 28,2002) -- All 12 BYU players scored Saturday night, as the Cougars (9-2) cruised to their 41st consecutive home victory by beating Southern Utah University, 93-60. With the loss, SUU falls to 5-5 on the season.

Forward Mark Bigelow scored 14 points, including four three-pointers. Bigelow passed former Cougar Terrell Lyday for second all-time in three-pointers made with 130. He trails assistant coach Andy Toolson by 11 treys. Bigelow also passed the 1,000-point mark for his career and now has 1,009. He is the 34th Cougar and only the ninth junior to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

As a team, BYU shot 14-24 (58.8 percent) from behind the arc while setting a new school record for most three-pointers made in a single game on a Ricky Bower trey with 1:49 to go. With Southern Utah playing a match-up zone, seven different Cougars hit a trey in the contest, with six players scoring their only field goals from behind the arc.

"There are not many nights when everyone gets substantial minutes, and when that happens it really make a coach feel good," said BYU head coach Steve Cleveland.

The Cougars used team-basketball to bury the T-Birds early with 25 of the team's 29 field goals coming off an assist from a teammate. BYU shot 58 percent for the game and held SUU to 43.2 percent.

In the first half, BYU capitalized on nine Southern Utah turnovers and only lost one. The T-Birds surrendered 16 points off those turnovers enabling the Cougars to build a 12-point halftime lead.

BYU continued to look for center Rafael Araujo, fresh off his career night versus San Francisco. The big man scored 13 of his game-high 17 points before the half. He also grabbed seven rebounds in just 24 minutes.

BYU did not allow one T-Bird player to score in double figures. Kevin Henry, Al Williams, and Robbie Warren scored nine points apiece.

"When we're making baskets and guarding we can be pretty good," Cleveland said.

The Cougars will now face Pepperdine University in the Marriott Center Thursday at 7 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Southern Utah University vs BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars

12/28/02 7:00 PM at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Southern Utah University 5-5

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

21 HENRY, Kevin........ f 4-6 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 3 9 1 1 0 1 17

32 JACKSON, Donnie..... f 2-7 0-2 4-8 1 2 3 3 8 2 3 0 0 26

33 PALMER, David....... f 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 10

30 JANES, Rand......... g 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 22

31 COLLINS, Jay........ g 1-3 0-2 6-6 0 1 1 3 8 2 3 0 2 28

01 OLSOVSKY, Lubor..... 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 5

10 MULFORD, Jordan..... 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 17

22 WILLIAMS, Al........ 2-3 0-0 5-6 1 2 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 15

23 BALL, James......... 2-7 0-2 1-2 1 3 4 0 5 0 5 0 1 21

40 WARREN, Robbie...... 4-6 0-0 1-2 1 3 4 2 9 1 0 0 2 22

42 MILES, Aaron........ 1-5 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 17

TEAM................ 3 1 4

Totals.............. 19-44 1-7 21-30 9 21 30 23 60 6 17 0 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-22 45.5% 2nd Half: 9-22 40.9% Game: 43.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-2 50.0% 2nd Half: 0-5 0.0% Game: 14.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-7 57.1% 2nd Half: 17-23 73.9% Game: 70.0% 0

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HOME TEAM: BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars 9-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

03 BIGELOW, Mark....... f 4-6 4-6 2-2 0 0 0 2 14 3 1 0 0 14

52 JENSEN, Jared....... f 2-2 0-0 4-4 0 2 2 3 8 0 1 0 1 22

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 8-11 0-0 1-3 3 4 7 1 17 0 3 0 1 24

02 HANSEN, Travis...... g 3-7 3-5 3-3 0 1 1 1 12 4 1 0 0 25

24 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 6 6 1 0 1 19

04 LEMES, Luiz......... 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 18

05 SHOFF, Jake......... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 11

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 2-4 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 1 6 5 0 1 2 17

14 BOWER, Ricky........ 2-4 2-4 3-4 0 5 5 3 9 4 1 0 1 22

15 ALLEN, John......... 1-2 1-1 5-5 0 1 1 4 8 2 1 0 0 12

32 JEPSEN, Bart........ 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 2 5 0 0 0 1 7

40 HOWARD, Dan......... 1-2 0-0 1-4 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 9

TEAM................ 4 2 6

Totals.............. 29-50 14-24 21-29 8 25 33 22 93 25 10 1 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-24 58.3% 2nd Half: 15-26 57.7% Game: 58.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-11 45.5% 2nd Half: 9-13 69.2% Game: 58.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-6 66.7% 2nd Half: 17-23 73.9% Game: 72.4% 0

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Officials: Ronnie Hernandez, Larry Spaulding, Jim Stupin

Technical fouls: Southern Utah University-None. BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars-None.

Attendance: 12924

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Southern Utah University...... 25 35 - 60

BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars......... 37 56 - 93

Points in the paint-SUU 14,BY 30. Points off turnovers-SUU 4,BY 23.

2nd chance points-SUU 12,BY 9. Fast break points-SUU 4,BY 5.

Bench points-SUU 31,BY 36. Score tied-0 times. Lead changes-1 time.

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