BYU vs. LMU postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with a team-leading 24 points for his 29th game in double figures this season and 20th with 20-plus points. Haws now has 1,046 career points, moving him past Bernie Fryer for 43rd all-time at BYU for career points.
  • Tyler Haws shot 14 for 14 from the free throw line for his fourth game this season to shoot 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10. He now has five such games in his career, the most in BYU history. His four in a season are also a BYU record.
  • Matt Carlino finished with 11 points for his 16th game in double figures this season. 13 of his 16 double-digit games have been in WCC games. Carlino also contributed 7 assists to give him 252 career assists, good for 21st all-time at BYU after passing Chris Nikchevich.
  • Brandon Davies finished with 11 points for his 30th game in double figures this season. Davies also contributed 8 rebounds to give him 794 total career rebounds, good for 10th all-time at BYU and puts him just 7 away from tying 9th place.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points with a 3-pointer just 30 seconds into the second half to put BYU up 37-28.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points with a 3-pointer at the 8:18 mark in the second half to put BYU up 53-41.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points with a layup at the 4:06 mark in the second half to put BYU up 62-50.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Brock Zylstra, Craig Cusick and Matt Carlino tonight for the fifth-straight game.
  • BYU now has 21 wins this season for its eighth-straight 20-win year, all coming under head coach Dave Rose. Also under coach Rose, BYU has had a double-digit win record in conference play in all 8 years.
  • Tonight’s lone dunk came from Nate Austin at the 15:50 mark of the second half.
  • BYU led Loyola Marymount 34-28 at halftime for its 21st halftime lead this season.
  • The Cougars won the rebound battle over Loyola Marymount 43-27.

Game Trends

  • Loyola Marymount’s last field goal in the first half came at the 5:16 mark.
  • Between 3:43 and :44 in the first half, BYU went on a 6-0 run to go up 34-27.
  • Between 16:46 and 13:40 in the second half, BYU went on an 8-0 run to go up 45-32.

BYU head coach Dave Rose
"We had to hit some big free throws tonight to stay ahead. We made some mistakes tonight uncharacteristic of ourselves and we'll have to look at those. The most important thing is that we won. This game really shows how good of a coach Max Good is. LMU hasn't won a game in a long time but they could've won tonight. They played us really tough. I give them a lot of credit for how well they played in a tough year they're having."

"Today was a long day waiting for this game to start because of so many factors. We wanted the guys to be ready, and the coaches had to do a lot to make the team understand this game would be tougher than the last two. We knew LMU would be a challenge and we knew we needed to give a lot of effort after two tough games for us."

"With Brandon and a few of our other guys in foul trouble tonight, we got some great bench points. Josh, in particular, was a bright spot for us. The last couple teams we've played have had big bigs so that's been tough for him but it was great to see him on the court tonight. I thought tonight we needed to play some extra minutes from everyone in the first half. We wanted to have Tyler's legs fresh for the end of the game, and also Brandon and others. So we used our bench and they came through for us."

Tyler Haws
"Anytime you can get a win on the road it feels good. Coach Rose had challenged us to not be discouraged, and to play tough tonight. I'm glad we were able to do that and get the win." 

"It's a cool thing to be the scoring leader but I'm more concerned about our team and doing what I can to help us get better. We're ready for a run in the tournament, we're in a good place. We all just work for the team. Coach Rose is great about consistency – making sure we're consistent – and he gets good teams in here every year so he can do that."

"We have a few things to work on after tonight. We need to take care of the ball better, especially down the stretch."