BYU vs. Eastern New Mexico postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with 19 points to lead all scorers. Haws has now been the team’s leading scorer 5 times this season and scored in double figures in 10 of 11 games this year.
  • Brandon Davies also finished in double digits with 17 points and made his second 3-pointer of the season. Davies has now scored in double figures in 18-straight games dating back to last season.
  • Cory Calvert finished with a career-high 10 points while making 2 3-pointers, also a career high.
  • Raul Delgado finished with 4 points, a career-high 6 rebounds, a career-high 3 assists and tied his career high with 2 steals.
  • Agustin Ambrosino finished with a career-high 14 points, a career-high 8 rebounds to lead the team, a career-high 6 field goals made, a career-high 13 field goal attempts and tied his career high with 2 assists.
  • Craig Cusick tied his season high with 2 3-pointers against the Greyhounds. He also contributed a season-high 6 assists with 8 points and 5 rebounds.
  • Anson Winder tied his season high points with 3 against the Greyhounds.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit scoring (11) with a dunk at the 11:36 mark of the first half to put BYU up 25-13.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit scoring (10) with a jumper at the 4:45 mark of the first half to put BYU up 33-22.
  • Agustin Ambrosino reached double-digit scoring (10) with a jumper at the 8:54 mark of the second half to put BYU up 73-42.
  • Cory Calvert reached double-digit scoring (10) with his second 3-pointer of the night at the 4:05 mark of the second half to put BYU up 89-56.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Craig Cusick, Nate Austin and Matt Carlino tonight for the first time this season. The start is the first for Austin this season and the fifth different starting lineup combo used by Rose this season.
  • Tonight’s dunks came from Brandon Davies, Raul Delgado and Josh Sharp.
  • The Cougars shot 10 for 24 from the 3-point line. The 10 3-point makes are a season high for the team.
  • With BYU’s 44-29 lead at the half, the Cougars have now led at halftime in 8 of their 11 games this season. The 15-points lead is the third largest in the eight games.
  • Four BYU players finished in double figure points against Eastern New Mexico for just the second time this season. The other time was against Florida State when Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Brock Zylstra and Craig Cusick were in double figures.

Game Trends

  • Brandon Davies made his second 3-pointer of the season at the 15:15 mark in the first half to put BYU up 19-11.
  • Between 8:34 and 3:55 in the first half, BYU went on a 6-0 run to go up 33-22. Haws scored 4 of the 6 points in the run.
  • Between 2:47 and halftime, BYU went on an 8-0 run to take a 44-29 lead at the break for the team’s largest lead of the first half.
  • The Cougars went on back-to-back 6-0 runs to start the second half between 19:09 and 17:24, and 17:10 and 14:25. The runs were separated by just 2 points from the Greyhounds. BYU led 56-33 after both runs.
  • Between 14:18 and 12:31 in the second half, BYU went on an 8-0 run to put them up 64-35.
  • BYU's largest lead of the second half was 37 points at the 1:41 mark, up 95-58. 

BYU head coach Dave Rose
“It was a good win for our team. I think our guys consistently played well throughout the game. Number 22 (Jordan Romero) got away from us a couple times in the first half and made some big shots but I’m happy for some of the bench guys who got in and had big nights. It’ll help their confidence and it’ll help our team as well.”

“I’m really happy for Agui (Ambrosino) and Cory (Calvert) and for some of those guys who got a chance to get a feel here in the Marriott Center. They’re great players and they’ve had great careers where they’ve been and to be able to come and play well here, hopefully that’ll help us.”

On Agustin Ambrosino
“His biggest strength right now for this team is offensively he can stretch the defense and defensively he’s a pretty physical player, a good rebounder. We’re just looking for him and any player who comes off the bench, we’re looking for them to give us a lift, to come in and make positive plays for the team.”

Agustin Ambrosino on his role in tonight's game
“I think we shot the ball really well. The point guards were able to pass us the ball, which allowed us to score. I want to help the team win the game, whatever it takes. Coach tells me what to do and how to improve and I try and accomplish that. “

“They played really hard and we respect that. Coach gave us some minutes and I think that helped us gain our confidence for other games.”