BYU vs. Loyola Marymount: Game Notes and Quotes

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
Player Notes
  • Brandon Davies recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Davies has three double-doubles in the last four games and has scored in double figures in five-straight.
  • Matt Carlino struggled shooting (just 2 of 9) so instead dished the ball out for a team-high 7 assists to go along with his 9 points.
  • Noah Hartsock scored 21 points to continue scoring in double figures every game this season. Hartsock also grabbed 7 rebounds and scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half. He shot 9 of 12 from the field.
  • Craig Cusick hit 3 treys, a career-high from behind the arc, for 9 points, all in the second half.
 
Team Notes
  • Head coach Dave Rose went with a starting lineup of Matt Carlino, Brock Zylstra, Charles Abouo, Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies.
  • BYU assisted on 6 of their first 7 field goals and 8 of 13 for the first half. The team finished with assists on 18 of 27 baskets.
  • The Cougars’ bench outscored LMU 21-14 for the game.
  • BYU shot just 35.1 percent in the first half but made up for it with 53.8 percent shooting in the second half and limited the Lions to 34.3 percent shooting for the game and just 19.2 percent from three-point land (5 of 26).
 
Game Trends
  • Davies scored 6 of BYU’s 8 points to start the game and Carlino dished out 4 assists on the Cougars first seven field goals as BYU took a 15-10 lead with 15:20 remaining in the first half.
  • BYU started out hot, making 7 of 10 shots but then made just 5 of its next 19 shots and trailed 33-31 with 3:22 left in the first half.
  • The Cougars came out in the second half and assisted on all 4 of its first 4 baskets and got back-to-back treys from Cusick to push the lead to 44-39 with 15:28 left in the second half.
  • Hartsock made 6 of 8 shots with 3:20 left in the game to give BYU a 64-53 lead. Hartsock made one more later on to give him 7 of 9 in the second period and 9 of 12 for the game.

 

Head coach Dave Rose

"The first road conference win is a real hard one every year. We've got to give their guys a lot of credit. What (LMU) really does well is compete. We have a competitive group of guys too and what I thought we did best today was we competed and matched that competitive spirit. Thats how road games are. Very seldom do you have a road game that is easy."

"We were getting the ball to our post guys in the first half but they were yielding to the pressure and throwing it back out. We'd taken 27 shots from our guards and only 12 from our post guys. We needed to flip that."

"We have a tendency to start games where everyone has a real quick trigger. Sometimes that is a good thing but we have to learn from that."

"We became a lot more patient. That was a big part of us being able to be confident and make big shots."