BYU vs. Hawaii Game Notes and Quotes

Eleven Cougars scored in BYU's 78-57 win over Hawaii at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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Player Notes

- Noah Hartsock started strong, posting 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 assist in the first 4 minutes of play. He tied his season high in rebounds with 7 for the game.

- With 3:33 left in the first half, Stephen Rogers nailed his second three of the game and set a new career-high with 8 points. He finished the game with 13 points, five rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

- Logan Magnusson set a new career high in points by sinking a free throw with 2:41 remaining in the first half to give BYU a 34-23 lead. He would finish the half with 9 and the game with 11 to go along with 3 rebounds. His 5 field goals are a career high.

- Jimmer Fredette led the Cougars in scoring for the 7th time this season, finishing with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.

Team Notes

- The game marked the 45th matchup between the Cougars and the Warriors. With the victory, BYU now holds a 32-13 advantage in the all-time series.

- The victory marks Dave Rose’s 135th-career victory at BYU. He is now 2 wins behind Glen Potter on the BYU all-time list.

- The 78-57 victory marked the third time this season the Cougars have won by 20 points or more.

Record Watch

- Dave Rose sits atop the career winning percentage list for MWC coaches. Rose improved to 135-40 all-time, a winning percentage of .771.

Game Trends

- After falling behind 2-0 to begin the game, the Cougars went on a 10-0 run to grab a 10-2 advantage. BYU led the rest of the way.

- The Cougars would lead by as much as 16 in the first half after Logan Magnusson made a layup with 44 seconds left to give BYU a 43-27 advantage.

- The Cougars ran away in the second half after an 8-3 run gave BYU a 57-40 lead with 10:06 remaining in the game.

- The Cougar bench tallied 31 points.

Quotes

BYU head coach Dave Rose

“I thought we did a really good job of switching their handoffs and screens. We did a really good job of attacking. We shot 50 percent from the field, but we could really improve on rebounding. They really outrebounded us. They had a lot of good execution defensively, but we didn’t finish the possession with a rebound and that caused us to not be able to get out of the transition the way we’d like to."

“We got some great minutes from Logan Magnusson and Stephen Rogers because we had Noah [Hartsock] and Brandon [Davies] get in foul trouble. And that’s good. Every time you get guys that go in there and they feel comfortable and confident and make shots and make plays for your team, it makes you deeper and helps you down the road."

“It’s bad news not to be able to play the guys who started and you want to play, but it’s really good news for them to know that there’s guys that can come in and pick them up. Because the bottom line is, you have to be really aggressive defensively in order to be good.”

Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold

“We started three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior. I think that boys can win at home, but it takes men to win on the road and the sooner we can make those boys men the better we’ll be. So it was important to get those guys in there and let them see what it’s like to play in a real road environment. I think we learned from it and we’re better now than we were 40 minutes ago.”

“Effort wasn’t the problem for us at all. Our guys battled and we outrebounded them by 10. They’re one of the top rebounding teams in the country and we rebounded them by 10.”

“We didn’t shoot very well and we’re an outstanding three-point shooting team. We couldn’t hit shots so we never got into the flow offensively. But give credit to BYU. They’re really hard to matchup with because they’ve got five guys out there who can score and they play really well together.”