BYU vs. LMU postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Matt Carlino finished with a season-high 21 points, going 4 for 7 from the 3-point line and 7 for 15 from the field. The 15 field goal attempts are also a season high while the 7 field goal makes tie his season high. Carlino also finished with 5 rebounds to tie his season high.
  • Also in double figures were Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies with 20 and 12 points, respectively. This is the ninth time this season BYU has had three players finish the game with double-figure points. The game was Haws's ninth game with 20 or more points.
  • Josh Sharp finished with a season-and career-high 12 rebounds, eight of them were offensive boards, tied for second all-time in the BYU record books. 
  • Tyler Haws finished with 9 rebounds to tie his season high.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-figure points at the 5:19 mark of the first half with a jumper to put BYU up 30-17.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-figure points at the 7:24 mark of the first half with a 3-pointer to put BYU up 24-13.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-figure points at the 8:16 mark of the second half with a layup to put BYU up 67-35.
  • Bronson Kaufusi scored his first points as a BYU basketball player, making a layup with 23 seconds left to put the Cougars up 90-48.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino today for the third-straight game and eighth time this season.
  • Dunks tonight came from Nate Austin at the 12:47 mark in the first half, Brandon Davies at the 15:15 mark in the second half, Josh Sharp at the 8:51 mark in the second half and Anson Winder with 5 seconds left in the game.
  • At the end of the first half, Tyler Haws and Matt Carlino combined for 22 of BYU’s 35 points. Haws finished the half with 10 and Carlino had 12.
  • BYU led 35-20 at the half for their 11th halftime lead of the season.
  • BYU recorded its best defensive half of the season against LMU. The Lions were held to just 20 points, the fewest BYU has allowed in a first half, and shot just 23.5 percent from the field, the lowest field goal percentage BYU has allowed in a first half.
  • BYU’s largest lead of the game was 44 points when the Cougars were up 92-48 with 5 seconds left in the game.

Game Trends

  • Matt Carlino scored the first 3-pointer for BYU at the 12:19 mark to put the Cougars up 12-11 after they had previously gone 0-6 from behind the arc.   
  • Between 12:47 and 7:36 in the first half, BYU went on a 16-0 run to go up 21-11. In that stretch, BYU hit 4-straight 3-pointers, two from Tyler Haws and two from Matt Carlino.
  • BYU started the second half on a 7-0 run through the 17:30 mark to put the Cougars up 42-20.

Postgame Quotes
BYU head coach Dave Rose

“I was really pleased with our performance tonight. We changed some things up as far as positions and added a few things that we thought would be good for league play. It got our guys into a mindset of what’s next and how important league play is. I thought our guys really responded to that. Our guys were really competitive.”

“I think they had eight offensive rebounds at the 10 minute timeout and they ended up with 10 in the game. So for the last 25 minutes, we did a good job of limiting them to just one shot and I thought that was the difference in the game. They are a really good offensive rebounding team and we kind of shut that down, which led to quite a few good shots for us.”

Josh Sharp

“We focused on rebounding as a team and I think that’s something I can help the team with.”

“No matter who was in the game, we were all locked in.”

LMU head coach Max Good
"They won every phase of the game. They transitioned better than us. Rebounded better. Shot better. Defended better. Coached better. They laid the wood too us tonight. Can't do much when you shoot the way we did and guard the way we did, especially in transition."

"They got on a roll there after we took a lead and hit us in the mouth, and we just did not answer. Give BYU credit, they worked hard and I have a great deal of respect for their program. They pushed us every chance they got and we had no answer."