BYU to host Saint Mary's on Wednesday

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Game notes: BYU vs. Saint Mary's

BYU basketball will host Saint Mary's on Wednesday in a West Coast Conference matchup. The game is scheduled for 9 p.m. MST and will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on ESPNU.

Wednesday's game is being billed a white out. Tickets remain available and can be purchased by visiting BYUtickets.com.

BYU Cougars (14-4, 4-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 199-58 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Saint Mary's (13-4, 2-1 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Randy Bennett
  • Alma Mater: UC San Diego, 1986
  • Division I Career Record: 248-121 (12th)
  • Record at Saint Mary’s: Same

Game Information

  • TV: ESPNU
  • TV Talent: Rich Cellini (play-by-play), Miles Simon (analyst)
  • Live Video: ESPN3.com
  • 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

Series Information

  • Series Record BYU leads: 8-4
  • Last Meeting: Saint Mary’s won 80-66, 1/28/12
  • H/A/N: 6-2/1-2/1-0

Projected starters

Saint Mary's (13-4, 2-1 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
1 Jorden Page 6-1 G 6.9 1.5
4 Matthew Dellavedova 6-4 G 17.3 3.1
14 Stephen Holt 6-4 G 12.2 5.2
3 Mitchell Young 6-9 F 7.4 5.6
00 Brad Waldow 6-9 F 9.6 5.6
BYU Cougars (14-4, 4-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 9.4 3.4
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 7.2 3.7
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 21.3 5.1
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 4.8 5.2
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 18.4 7.7

Player and team notes

  • Dave Rose is one win away from 200 career victories. Stan Watts is the only coach in BYU history with 200-plus wins. Watts won his 200th game during his 12th season at the helm on Feb. 2, 1961 at New Mexico. It was his 329th career game (Watts’ career record was 371-254 in 23 seasons). Rose has coached 257 games and is in his eighth season.
  • Tyler Haws has scored 20-plus points in five-consecutive games, his second-longest such streak this season. He opened the year with six-straight 20-point games and has 12 20-point games this season.
  • Matt Carlino has scored in double figures in four-straight games (all WCC games). During that stretch he is averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.5 steals while shooting .462 from the field and .455 from three. His assist to turnover ratio during that time is 4.2 to 1.
    BYU shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in both halves of a game for the first time this season when the Cougars hit 53.1 percent in the first half and 54.2 percent in the second half at Santa Clara.
  • In the second half against Pepperdine, BYU out-scored the Waves 46-16 to earn the 76-51 victory. The 30-point scoring margin was the biggest in a half this season for the Cougars and the 16 points are the fewest allowed in a half this season by BYU.
  • BYU has completed three comebacks after trailing at the half this season. The Cougars trailed Utah and San Francisco by nine at the half and won 61-58 and 80-76. BYU trailed Pepperdine by five at the half and came back to win 76-51.
  • BYU played its best defensive game of the season against LMU, limiting the Lions to 51 points and 30.8 percent shooting — both season bests for the Cougars. The first half was BYU’s best defensive half as the Cougars limited LMU to 20 points and 23.5 percent shooting. BYU’s 57 second half points are the most scored by the Cougars in a half all season, one more than the 56 scored against Virginia Tech in the first half.
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.
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