BYU Defeats Western Oregon 92-56

Junior guard Mike Hall scored 13 points and added six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and one steal in BYU's win over Western Oregon. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- Five Cougars reached double figures and all 10 players scored in BYU's 92-56 victory over Western Oregon Wednesday at the Marriott Center. The win improves BYU to a 5-1 record, 3-0 at home, while Western Oregon falls to 5-2 on the season.

"They are big, quick and physical," Western Oregon coach Tim Hills said. "I've seen a couple players as big as Araujo but they're playing on television. That's probably where he'll be next year."

The Sporting News National Player of the Week, Araujo recorded his fourth consecutive double-double of the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. He was joined in double-digit points by fellow seniors Mark Bigelow and Luiz Lemes, junior Mike Hall and freshman Mike Rose as the Cougars scored a season-high 92 points.

"The most important thing was that we were able to play everybody," BYU head coach Steve Cleveland said. "These games provide opportunities for our players to get experience before getting into the heart of our season."

Araujo and Bigelow led BYU with 15 points apiece. Bigelow's offensive performance puts him in 12th place (1,382) on the school's all-time scoring list, surpassing Roland Minson's 1,375 points from 1949-51.

Rose ended with 14 points, knocking down 4-of-5 three-pointers. Lemes and Hall each scored 13 points and contributed solid games.

Lemes was an instant spark for the Cougars and led the team with 12 points at the half. He shot 4-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from behind the arc to help give BYU a 19-point lead going into the half. Scoring in double digits in four of five games this season, Hall added another consistent game grabbing six rebounds, dishing out four assists and adding two blocks.

The BYU defense was strong from the start and gave Western Oregon trouble, creating 16 turnovers, including one shot-clock violation, and holding the team to under 40 percent shooting from the floor and behind the arc.

The Cougars out shot the Wolves from the floor and from the three-point arc, but struggled from the free-throw line.

"The biggest disappointment tonight was our free throw shooting," Cleveland said. "We need to be much better at the foul line."

Western Oregon's Robert Day and Sean Kelly led the Wolves with 23 and 21 points, respectively.

Up next for BYU is USC of the Pac-10 Conference. The Cougars host the Trojans Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

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

Western Oregon vs Brigham Young University

12/10/03 7:00 pm at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Western Oregon 5-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

24 KELLY, Sean......... f 8-16 4-6 1-3 1 8 9 4 21 2 4 1 1 36

42 KIELING, Evan....... f 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 30

10 TYNER, Kevin........ g 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 0 2 32

20 OLSON, Chris........ g 2-6 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 27

30 DAY, Robert......... g 7-17 0-5 9-9 2 3 5 3 23 3 3 0 1 35

04 HUTCHERSON, Chris... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7

12 SUMMERS, Drew....... 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

14 HALLIGAN, Tony...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

22 HALL, Larry......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5

34 BARNHART, Jeff...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3

44 BRAUTIGAM, Dave..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4

50 MEDFORD, Ryan....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5

TEAM................ 1 1 2

Totals.............. 19-51 7-22 11-14 4 17 21 20 56 11 16 2 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-25 44.0% 2nd Half: 8-26 30.8% Game: 37.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-11 36.4% 2nd Half: 3-11 27.3% Game: 31.8% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-5 80.0% 2nd Half: 7-9 77.8% Game: 78.6% 2

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 5-1

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 5-9 2-5 3-4 0 4 4 2 15 2 1 1 1 28

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 6-10 0-0 3-5 4 10 14 1 15 1 4 2 0 25

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 6 3 1 0 1 16

01 HALL, Mike.......... g 5-9 0-2 3-3 5 1 6 2 13 4 2 2 1 30

04 LEMES, Luiz......... g 4-5 3-4 2-4 0 3 3 1 13 5 0 0 0 21

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 5-10 4-5 0-0 1 4 5 1 14 0 0 1 0 18

05 SHOFF, Jake......... 0-0 0-0 1-4 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 12

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 2-4 1-2 1-1 0 4 4 2 6 3 2 0 1 21

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 1-3 0-2 2-4 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 17

52 JENSEN, Jared....... 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 12

TEAM................ 1 1 2

Totals.............. 32-59 12-24 16-27 14 29 43 13 92 19 11 6 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-33 54.5% 2nd Half: 14-26 53.8% Game: 54.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 7-16 43.8% 2nd Half: 5-8 62.5% Game: 50.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-9 66.7% 2nd Half: 10-18 55.6% Game: 59.3% 7

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Officials: Dick Cartmell, Duane Allen, Roosevelt Brown

Technical fouls: Western Oregon-None. Brigham Young University-None.

Attendance: 10334

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Western Oregon................ 30 26 - 56

Brigham Young University...... 49 43 - 92

Points in the paint-WOU 12,BY 39. Points off turnovers-WOU 7,BY 14.

2nd chance points-WOU 2,BY 20. Fast break points-WOU 0,BY 6.

Bench points-WOU 0,BY 30. Score tied-1 time. Lead changes-2 times.

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