BYU Hits Century Mark in 104-58 Romp

Terry Nashif dished out a game-high six assists in 19 minutes off the bench. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Rose Scores Game-High 17 Points in College Debut

PROVO -- The BYU Men's Basketball team came out strong and never trailed in a huge 104-58 exhibition victory against Northwest Sports Tuesday night in Provo. The Cougars dominated in every aspect of the game, showing why they are the preseason favorite to win the Mountain West Conference this season.

BYU took the opening tip-off and never looked back, leading 43-24 at the half and shooting 56.3 percent from the field overall. The Cougars spread the ball around well, with five players scoring in double figures, led by freshman Mike Rose with 17 points in his college debut. Rafael Araujo added 14, Mark Bigelow 12, Jared Jensen 12, and Mike Hall 11. Starting at the point, Luiz Lemes added five assists while going a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor to add nine points.

The Cougars out-rebounded Northwest with Araujo bringing down 14. Hall added seven rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, and Bigelow added six boards.

Seeing his first action since wowing fans at Cougar Tipoff, Rose was the game's leading scorer and the story of the evening. Having decided to play his freshman year instead of redshirting, Rose came off the bench for a game-high 17 points, including five long-range threes from behind the international arc. That number tied the 2002-2003 season record for threes in a game set by Mark Bigelow. Coach Steve Cleveland praised Rose, saying "he can do more right now to help us than he could coming off a mission. He's a really good shooter who's not afraid to shoot the three, as you can see."

The Cougars held Northwest to just 38 percent shooting, including a dismal 7 percent from beyond the arc. However, despite the impressive margin of victory, Cleveland still feels that his team needs to improve defensively. Fouls were also a problem, especially in the first half as the Cougars racked up 12 to Northwest's 4.

Former University of Utah guard Marc Jackson returned to the Marriott Center playing for Northwest, hoping to continue his winning streak in the building; however, unlike last winter's BYU-Utah game, Jackson's 12 points were not enough to save his team. Former BYU player Ken Roberts also returned and scored 11 for Northwest.

Cleveland was impressed overall with his team's effort and play, especially praising his reserves. The Cougar bench contributed quality playing time as everyone who dressed out saw action. Terry Nashif dished out a game-high six assists off the bench with seven points. Said Cleveland, "We'll need everyone throughout the course of the year."

Fans were treated to a show featuring a high powered offense, sparked by huge treys from Rose and dunks by Araujo and Hall that drew roars from the 7,927 fans who came out to cheer on the Cougars . BYU completed its exhibition season 2-0 and opens the regular season at home Nov. 21 against Southern Utah University.

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

Northwest Sports vs Brigham Young University

11/11/03 7:00 pm at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Northwest Sports

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

42 ROBERTS, Ken........ f 4-8 0-0 3-3 2 1 3 0 11 0 0 1 0 24

52 BARNES, Lamont...... f 2-6 0-3 3-6 0 0 0 4 7 0 3 1 0 16

00 JAMES, Jason........ c 1-4 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 12

20 TEBBS, Quinten...... g 1-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 17

22 JACKSON, Mark....... g 4-12 1-5 3-5 1 3 4 1 12 3 2 0 1 30

24 PETERSON, Jamal..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 16

30 STERN, Greg......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 11

32 FRIED, Stu.......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 8

34 MORRIS, Sean........ 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 7

40 JOHNSON, Vernon..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 13

44 DEGRAFFENRIED, Jimmy 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 11

50 KARTCHNER, Chad..... 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 4 2 0 2 0 0 13

55 WILLIAMS, Chris..... 5-12 0-2 1-4 1 0 1 2 11 1 4 0 2 24

TEAM................ 3 4 7

Totals.............. 23-60 1-13 11-22 13 17 30 17 58 7 25 2 6 202

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-27 33.3% 2nd Half: 14-33 42.4% Game: 38.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-6 0.0% 2nd Half: 1-7 14.3% Game: 7.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-9 66.7% 2nd Half: 5-13 38.5% Game: 50.0% 3

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University

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 4-11 2-5 2-2 2 4 6 0 12 1 2 1 1 17

52 JENSEN, Jared....... f 6-9 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 3 12 0 0 1 1 18

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 6-10 0-0 2-4 2 12 14 3 14 1 3 0 2 24

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 3 0 1 2 14

04 LEMES, Luiz......... g 4-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 9 5 1 0 0 16

01 HALL, Mike.......... 4-10 0-1 3-3 4 3 7 1 11 3 1 0 1 23

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 6-12 5-10 0-0 1 1 2 3 17 0 2 0 1 17

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 2-2 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 1 7 6 1 0 2 19

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 3-5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 4 6 2 1 1 1 17

13 AINGE, Austin....... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 3 2 0 1 14

41 MEADES, Garner...... 2-3 0-0 5-5 2 2 4 4 9 0 2 0 1 21

TEAM................ 1 1

Totals.............. 40-71 10-22 14-16 15 32 47 22 104 24 15 4 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-33 54.5% 2nd Half: 22-38 57.9% Game: 56.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-14 42.9% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% Game: 45.5% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 1-1 100 % 2nd Half: 13-15 86.7% Game: 87.5% 2

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Officials: Scott Thornley, Randy McCall, Bill Kennedy

Technical fouls: Northwest Sports-None. Brigham Young University-None.

Attendance: 7927

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Northwest Sports.............. 24 34 - 58

Brigham Young University...... 43 61 - 104

Tags: Results