BYU Sweeps Front Range Trip For First Time in 10 Years

Guard Kevin Woodbery contributed a career-high 17 points to help BYU beat CSU Monday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (February 10. 2003) -- Travis Hansen scored a season-high 27 points to lead BYU to a 77-68 victory over CSU Monday. After winning at Wyoming Saturday, the victory gave the Cougars their first Front Range road sweep since 1992-93.

The win is the first for the Cougars in Ft. Collins since the 1993-94 season. BYU improves to 17-5 on the season and atop the MWC standings with Utah at 6-1. The Cougars have a 6-1 conference record for the first time since 1994-95 in the WAC. That team started 8-1. CSU drops to 14-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference.

"This was a very satisfying weekend for us and we will enjoy it, but we need to get back to work and try to play the best we can every game," BYU head coach Steve Cleveland said.

Back in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game, guard Kevin Woodberry had his best performance of the season and a BYU career-high with 17 points, including three treys, five assists and five steals.

"I just wanted to be solid on defense and be more aggressive on offense and that's what I did," Woodberry said. "I felt comfortable and they left me open and I knocked them down."

Mark Bigelow added 21 points on 5-of-16 shooting. Bigelow was 9-for-9 from the line and moved into BYU's top 20 in scoring all-time with 1174 career points.

BYU broke a 33-33 halftime tie with a 14-1 run to open the final half, jumping out to a 13-point lead at 47-34 with 15:25 left. Hansen took over in the second half and sparked the run. The senior scored nine points during the stretch.

BYU led by 12 on a three-pointer by Bigelow with just over 10 minutes to play, but CSU dropped a five-point play on the Cougars with a trey and foul underneath, adding two free throws, to cut the lead to 57-50.

As in Laramie on Saturday, BYU stretched out to a lead against the Rams and then withstood every push the Rams made with big buckets. BYU held on to a nine-point lead with 6:06 to play when Araujo picked up his fourth foul.

CSU stayed close on back-to-back threes by Andy Birley, bringing the Rams to within six with just under six minutes left. Moments later CSU center Matt Nelson scored and was fouled by Araujo sending him to the bench. Nelson's play cut the lead to four with three-and-a-half minutes left.

Down the stretch BYU got stops when they needed them and knocked down clutch free throws to seal the game. BYU was 19-of-21 from the stripe (91 percent).

The Cougars played great defense on CSU forward Brian Greene. With Hansen assigned to guard him, the Rams second-leading scorer (13.4 ppg) was not a factor as he spent most of the first half on the bench with two fouls and no points. Greene did not score until the 2:05 mark in the second half and finished the game with two points.

Andy Birley led the Rams with 18 points on six treys. Nelson added 16 and Ronnie Clark chipped in 13.

The Cougars managed to enter the locker room at halftime tied at 33 despite great shooting by the Rams. At one point CSU made 11 straight field goal attempts. That streak came to an end with 52.9 seconds left before the break on a missed jam by Ronnie Clark, who paced the Rams with 11 first-half points.

BYU was out-shot 65 percent to 39 percent in the first half but capitalized on 11 Rams' turnovers to stay in the game. BYU big men Araujo and Jensen went just 1-for-4 from the floor in the opening half, scoring just two points between them on a layup by Jensen.

The Rams shot 50 percent for the night, including 6-of-12 three-point shooting, while converting 66.7 percent from the line. The Rams had a 30-27 edge on the glass. BYU shot 46.3 percent from the floor, including 8-of-19 threes, along with a season-high 90.5 free throw shooting.

BYU returns home Tuesday before heading to Las Vegas for a Valentine's night game with the Runnin' Rebels Friday at 7:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. MST). The game will be taped-delay broadcast by SportsWest Productions on KUWB in Salt Lake City at 9 p.m. MST.

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

Brigham Young vs Colorado State

2-10-03 7:00 p.m. at Fort Collins, Colo. (Moby Arena)

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 17-5 (6-1 MWC)

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 5-16 2-6 9-9 1 3 4 1 21 1 1 0 3 39

52 JENSEN, Jared....... f 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 5 4 0 3 0 0 23

55 ARUAJO, Rafael...... c 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 5 2 0 2 0 4 25

02 HANSEN, Travis...... g 9-15 2-5 7-8 1 2 3 4 27 3 2 1 1 32

24 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 6-9 3-6 2-2 0 1 1 3 17 5 2 0 5 32

04 LEMES, Luiz......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

05 SHOFF, Jake......... 1-1 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 2 3 0 0 0 1 20

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

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

14 BOWER, Ricky........ 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8

15 ALLEN, John......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

32 JEPSEN, Bart........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0+

40 HOWARD, Daniel...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9

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

Totals.............. 25-54 8-19 19-21 10 17 27 24 77 11 12 2 14 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-31 38.7% 2nd Half: 13-23 56.5% Game: 46.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-11 36.4% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% Game: 42.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-5 100 % 2nd Half: 14-16 87.5% Game: 90.5% 2

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HOME TEAM: Colorado State 14-8 (3-4 MWC)

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

33 GREENE, Brian....... f 1-5 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 3 2 0 2 0 0 22

42 WILLIAMS, Matt...... f 1-3 0-0 7-9 1 1 2 1 9 1 2 0 1 23

54 NELSON, Matt........ c 6-10 0-0 4-7 3 6 9 3 16 2 4 1 0 38

11 BIRLEY, Andy........ g 6-10 6-10 0-0 0 3 3 2 18 1 3 0 0 36

32 MORRIS, Micheal..... g 2-7 0-2 3-4 0 3 3 3 7 6 2 1 2 31

01 STEVENS, Derrick.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

05 CHAVIS, Darien...... 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 9

20 CLARK, Ronnie....... 5-7 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 4 13 3 4 0 0 23

22 JOHNSON, Shelton.... 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 16

34 BURKE, Darian....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1

Team................ 2 1 3

Totals.............. 22-44 6-12 18-27 11 19 30 22 68 15 21 2 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-20 65.0% 2nd Half: 9-24 37.5% Game: 50.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-3 100 % 2nd Half: 3-9 33.3% Game: 50.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-7 57.1% 2nd Half: 14-20 70.0% Game: 66.7% 3

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Officials: Bill Gracey, Bob Staffen, Bob Cartmell

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Colorado State-None.

Attendance: 5744

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 33 44 - 77

Colorado State................ 33 35 - 68

Points in the paint-BY 22,CS 32. Points off turnovers-BY 21,CS 13.

2nd chance points-BY 14,CS 7. Fast break points-BY 8,CS 0.

Bench points-BY 6,CS 16. Score tied-4 times. Lead changes-4 times.

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