(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
Brandon Davies’ reached double digit scoring (11) at the 16:48 mark in the second half off a jumper to cut Iowa State’s lead to 54-41. Davies finished the game to lead BYU with 20 points, 13 coming in the second half.
Brandon Davies finished with a season-high 17 field goal attempts.
Matt Carlino’s point total reached double digits (12) at the 8:50 mark in the second half off a 3-pointer to bring the score to 66-53 in Iowa State’s favor. Carlino finished with 12 points, a season high.
Both Ian Harward and Raul Delgado finished the game with a season-high 4 field goal attempts.
Nate Austin led the BYU squad with 8 points at halftime.
Brandon Davies (4) and Tyler Haws (4) scored BYU’s first 8 points against the Cyclones.
Between 12:34 and 11:01 both teams were held scoreless. A Nate Austin basket ended the drought and put BYU up 18-17.
Between 11:02 and 10:21 in the first half BYU went on a 4-0 run to go up 19-17.
Between 3:58 and 2:14 in the first half BYU went on a 7-2 run to cut Iowa State’s lead to 3 points at 40-37. The run was highlighted by Tyler Haws’s only 3-pointer of the day.
BYU’s largest deficit of the game was 22 points, coming in the second half when Iowa State was up 81-59 and again when the Cyclones were up 83-61.
Head coach Dave Rose
"They are a tough team to guard. They spread you out so well and you need help on ball screens because Lucious is so quick with ball. It turns into rotating all the time. Will (Clyburn) got some open looks and he hit them. I think we ended up playing him better, but he was just really good tonight."
On how they played Brandon Davies:
"I think Iowa State played him (Davies) how we had expected," Rose said. "When we throw the ball into him, he will draw a second and maybe a third defender. Brandon does a really good job with sharing the ball and getting good shots for himself. I thought Brandon handled the pressure pretty well.”
"We had a game plan going in but when we got down we just couldn't execute. Our team battled the whole time but we missed a lot of shots we usually make. it was a tough loss."
"I felt good about my performance tonight – rebounding the ball and trying to get shots. It's a tough loss but I tried to play well for my team and get the win but, unfortunately, that wasn't the story today."
"We knew coming into this game that they were a team that shot well and took a lot of threes, so we tried to prepare for that. At halftime we tried to make an adjustment to cover their shooters but I think in this game you just have to give them all the credit. They made open shots and even shots when we had a hand in their faces."