BYU to host No. 21 Iowa State

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Game Notes: BYU vs. Iowa State

With a 4-0 record to start to the 2013-14 season, BYU will host No. 21 Iowa State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. MT in the Marriott Center. Wednesday's game will be the first home nonconference matchup against a top 25 team since Dec. 17, 2011, when BYU dropped an 86-83 nail-biter to No. 6 Baylor. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYU Cougars (4-0, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 213-66 (9th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12)

  • Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg
  • Alma Mater: Iowa State, 1995
  • Division I Career Record: 65-39 (4th)
  • Record at Iowa State: Same

Series Information

  • Series Record: Iowa State leads 5-0
  • Last Meeting: Iowa State won 82-63, 12/1/12
  • H/A/N: 0-1/0-3/0-1

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play) and Miles Simon (analyst)
  • Live Video: WatchESPN.com
  • 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

Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
15 Naz Long 6-4 G 15.7 1.7
50 DeAndre Kane 6-4 G 13.7 7.7
31 Georges Niang 6-7 F 12.7 5.7
22 Dustin Hogue 6-6 F 11.7 9.0
3 Melvin Ejim 6-6 F 22.0 9.0
BYU Cougars (3-0, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
2 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 18.5 5.0*
5 Kyle Collinsworth 6-6 G 13.3 8.3
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 29.5 10.5
33 Nate Austin 6-11 F 5.8 9.3
00 Eric Mika 6-10 F 12.5 4.0
*assists per game      

BYU storylines

  • BYU and No. 21 Iowa State will be playing for the sixth time in the history of the series and the Cougars are looking for their first win against the Cyclones. Last season, BYU traveled to Ames, Iowa, and fell 82-63 to Iowa State. Matt Carlino scored 12 in the loss and Nate Austin had 8 points, 5 boards and 3 steals. Iowa State last came to Provo in 1957.
  • BYU is off to a hot start on the offensive end, averaging 96.2 points. The Cougars scored 112 points at Stanford, the most the team has scored since 1993, when BYU hung 128 on Sacramento State at home. The Cougars followed that with 108 points against Mount St. Mary’s. BYU is shooting 50.2 percent from the field.
  • Filling in for injured preseason All-American Tyler Haws, Anson Winder has started the last two games and averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals.

 Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 213-66 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.763). 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. He had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in his debut, 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists in game two against Stanford and another double-double with 13 points and 10 boards against Mount St. Mary’s. Collinsworth is averaging 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals through four games.

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.

Nonconference schedule

BYU’s nonconference slate includes three in-state games, matchups with Big 12 and Pac-12 foes and trips to Kansas City and Springfield, Mass. In all, the Cougars will play six home games, three road games and four neutral site games during the nonconference season. After opening the season at home with Weber State, BYU will play at Pac-12 foe Stanford in the opener of the sixth-annual ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. The Cougars will also play in the College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic with two games at home and two in Kansas City against Texas and either DePaul or Wichita State. BYU will also host Iowa State, North Texas and Prairie View A&M, play Utah State at EnergySolutions Arena, vs. UMass in Springfield, Mass., and at Utah and Oregon.

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.