BYU vs. Hawai'i Game Notes and Quotes

Jonathan Tavernari scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and two steals versus Hawai'i. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BYU vs. Hawai'i

Nov. 20, 2009

Stan Sheriff Arena (Honolulu, HI)

Player Notes

Tyler Haws earned the first start of his career, replacing Charles Abouo who started the first two games of the season.

— Davies, fouled on the Cougars' third basket of the game, was hit in the face while converting the field goal. Noah Hartsock, came off the bench to convert the three-point play.

Jimmer Fredette assisted on 4 of BYU's first 5 baskets. He had six assists and no turnovers at halftime and finished with a season-best 8 dimes.

— Four Cougars scored in double figures: Jimmer Fredette (20), Jonathan Tavernari (17), Tyler Haws (12) and Jackson Emery (11).

Jimmer Fredette has now scored 20+ points every game this season: 25 vs. Bradley, 23 vs. Idaho State, and 20 vs. Hawaii.

Jonathan Tavernari had his best shooting game of the season, scoring 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-7 from downtown.

Brock Zylstra scored the first points of his collegiate career, hitting one field goal in just one minute of play. Every Cougar on the roster has now scored at least two points this season.

Team Notes

— BYU held Hawai'i's leading scorer, Dwain Williams, was held to zero points. Williams previously averaged 17.7 ppg coming into the game.

— BYU's bench scored 7 of the Cougars' first 12 points of the game. Out of the Cougars' first 32 points, 19 came from players off the bench while 13 were off of turnovers.

— BYU's 19 first-half bench came from Davies (6), Loyd, Jr. (6), Hartsock (3), Abouo (2) and Morgan, Jr. (2).

— BYU went on streaks of perfection multiple times in the first half, hitting four straight field goals at one point, then nailing five straight field goals later in the half.

— BYU forced Hawai'i into a season-high 20 turnovers. The Cougars had 10 turnovers.

— With the win, BYU has now started the last three seasons with 3-0 records.

— The Cougars totaled 11 steals, a new season-high. Seven players had at least one, led by Jackson Emery with 3 thefts.

Record Watch

Jonathan Tavernari's 17 points pushed the senior forward past Joe Richey into 23rd place on BYU's all-time scoring leaders with 1,191 points. Tavernari needs just five points to jump another spot and supplant Eldon Brinley for 22nd on the list.

— Tavernari also had two steals, giving him 119 for his career and sending him past Randy Reid's 118 for 8th on the Cougar career list. Tavernari is now five steals away from tieing Matt Montague's career mark of 124.

— With seven more 3-point attempts, Tavernari is now three attempts behind all-time leader Mark Bigelow, 559-556.

— Tavernari's three successful three-pointers put him at 208 for his career, six away from passing Mark Bigelow for the school record.

— Dave Rose earned the 100th victory of his career as BYU's head coach, improving to 100-34 (.746) overall. He reached the 100-win plateau faster than any coach in BYU history. Roger Reid previously held the record, achieving the mark in 143 games.

Game Trends

— BYU's first three baskets were by freshmen. Haws scored the first while Davies converted the next two.

— Coach Rose went deep to his bench quickly, as 10 players saw playing time for BYU in the first 8 minutes of the game. A total of 11 players entered the game in the first half.

— BYU blew open the game in the first five minutes of the game, forcing turnovers to help spur a 13-0 run.

Postgame Quotes

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

"We wanted to play this game early in the season because we knew it would be a good test to see how we would respond on the road. The way you win championships is by winning on the road."

"I thought we did a really good job tonight defending the first shot. We did a great job of making them take tough shots. When you hold a team to 39.6 percent from the floor at their place, you have a chance to win."

"The thing that will be the real test is for guys to keep coming with their best efforts off the bench. Everyone wants to play and as a coach you want to play everyone, but sometimes it doesn't work out. If guys continue to step up and respond, this team will be really good. I like the makeup of this group."

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