BYU Takes Tough Game at UTEP

Tyler Haws posted his second double-double of the year, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds at UTEP. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

EL PASO -- Tyler Haws led No. 25/23 BYU with his second career double-double as the Cougars won at old Western Athletic Conference foe UTEP, 83-77, on Satuday in El Paso. With the victory the Cougars are 16-1 overall and have won 11 straight, their longest win streak since the 1992-93 season.

Haws matched two career highs, scoring 20 points and hauling in 11 rebounds. the freshman shot 5-of-9 from the field and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe while adding two assists and a steal.

"Tyler hit big baskets early in the game," said BYU head coach Dave Rose. "It was a great team win. You turn it over 22 times and still find a way to win the game, it says a lot about your determination and competitiveness."

Senior Jonathan Tavernari added a season-high 19 points off the bench, shooting 7-of-12 with six boards.

With five minutes remaining in the game and BYU holding on to a slim 64-62 lead, freshman Brandon Davies scored six-straight points. Davies hit two free throws and two layups as the Cougars held the Miners on the defensive end, pushing the lead to 70-62 and maintaining the Cougar lead.

"You don't really know where the scoring is going to come from," Rose said after BYU's leading scorer, Jimmer Fredette, sat out the game due to illness. "You look at Tyler and Brandon and they were a combined 10-for-15 with 34 points. That is a great performance from young guys stepping up and being oblivious to how difficult it really is."

Davies and Tavernari led a BYU bench that posted 40 points.

Jackson Emery recorded his fourth game with at least four steals, finishing with four steals, eight points, two rebounds and nine assists, tying his career high for most assists in a game.

The Cougars shot 54.9% for the field as opposed to 36.2% for UTEP. After taking a 31-30 lead with 1:57 remaining in the first half, BYU never trailed again the rest of the game.

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Official Basketball Box Score

BYU vs UTEP

01/09/10 7:00 p.m. at El Paso, Texas (Don Haskins Center)

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VISITORS: BYU 16-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 0 1 2 1 24

54 MILES, Chris........ c 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 4 6 1 2 0 1 22

04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 3-9 1-6 1-2 0 2 2 4 8 9 4 0 4 35

10 LOYD, JR., Michael.. g 1-5 1-2 4-6 0 2 2 3 7 1 4 1 1 33

23 HAWS, Tyler......... g 5-9 1-1 9-10 3 8 11 2 20 2 2 0 1 36

00 DAVIES, Brandon..... 5-6 0-0 4-6 0 1 1 4 14 1 3 0 0 17

01 ABOUO, Charles...... 2-2 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 1 5 0 1 0 1 8

02 MORGAN, JR., Lamont. 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 7

15 ANDERSON, James..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

45 TAVERNARI, Jonathan. 7-12 3-6 2-2 1 5 6 5 19 2 3 0 1 17

TEAM................ 3 4 7 1

Totals.............. 28-51 6-15 21-28 7 32 39 27 83 17 22 3 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-27 48.1% 2nd Half: 15-24 62.5% Game: 54.9% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 3-8 37.5% Game: 40.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 8-9 88.9% 2nd Half: 13-19 68.4% Game: 75.0% 5

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HOME TEAM: UTEP 10-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

01 MOULTRIE, Arnett.... f 3-7 1-1 4-4 2 2 4 2 11 0 5 0 2 28

04 CARACTER, Derrick... f 5-10 0-0 7-11 3 2 5 2 17 1 6 1 1 32

03 CULPEPPER, Randy.... g 2-15 1-9 5-8 0 1 1 3 10 2 0 0 4 34

05 STONE, Julyan....... g 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 5 0 4 1 0 0 25

41 POLK, Christian..... g 4-11 4-6 4-4 1 4 5 3 16 1 2 0 3 30

11 STRONG, Myron....... 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 4 0 0 0 18

20 GORDON, Isaac....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7

32 BRITTEN, Claude..... 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 4

34 WILLIAMS, Jeremy.... 4-7 2-4 7-11 0 4 4 2 17 1 2 0 3 22

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

Totals.............. 21-58 8-22 27-38 12 18 30 21 77 14 16 1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-30 30.0% 2nd Half: 12-28 42.9% Game: 36.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-12 33.3% 2nd Half: 4-10 40.0% Game: 36.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 12-17 70.6% 2nd Half: 15-21 71.4% Game: 71.1% 4

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Officials: Dave Hall, Winston Stita, Bill Kennedy

Technical fouls: BYU-None. UTEP-None.

Attendance: 8687

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

BYU........................... 37 46 - 83

UTEP.......................... 34 43 - 77

Points in the paint-BY 26,UTEP 24. Points off turnovers-BY 21,UTEP 24.

2nd chance points-BY 2,UTEP 10. Fast break points-BY 4,UTEP 5.

Bench points-BY 40,UTEP 23. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-5 times.

Last FG-BY 2nd-02:15, UTEP 2nd-00:33.

Largest lead-BY by 13 2nd-16:51, UTEP by 7 1st-05:43.

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