BYU vs. Northern Arizona postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Brandon Davies threw down three dunks during the game, the first coming with 11:40 left in the first half, the second with 3:06 in the first half and third with 12:30 left in the second half. He now has 12 this season and 70 in his career.
  • Davies finished the first half with 18 points to tie his best first half score of the season. He also had 18 points in the first half against Weber State.
  • Davies reached double figures in points at 11:11 in the first half on a jumper assisted by Haws. He finished with 27 points, shooting 13 of 16 (81.3 percent) from the field, his second straight game with more than 20 points and third in the last four games.
  • Davies recorded a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds on the night, his second-straight double-double and fourth this season. He also had three steals.
  • A 3-pointer by Tyler Haws with 8:30 on the clock in the first half put the sophomore guard in double digits for points. He finished with 15 points shooting 50 percent.
  • Raul Delgado also reached double figures in points with a career-high 11, shooting 4 of 6 including three 3-pointers, also a career high.
  • Matt Carlino dished out six assists to lead the Cougars.

Team Notes

  • Matt Carlino, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Brandon Davies started against the Lumberjacks. It was Dave Rose’s sixth time using that starting lineup this season. The last time he used that lineup was against UTSA.
  • BYU’s halftime score of 48 ties the Cougars’ best halftime score this season. They also had 48 at the half against UT San Antonio on Nov. 21, leading 48-28.
  • The Cougars had their largest halftime lead Thursday night, leading the Lumberjacks 48-23.
  • Northern Arizona’s 54 points were the least amount of points BYU has given up this season. Previously the lowest amount was 58 vs. Utah.
  • BYU had 40 points in the paint to Northern Arizona’s 18. The Cougar bench also outscored the Lumberjack bench 28-19.
  • BYU had 18 points off of 24 Lumberjack turnovers.

Game Trends

  • BYU took an 8-0 run from 16:34 to 15:00 in the first half, taking a 12-6 lead.
  • The Cougars collected a double-figure lead with a free throw from Haws, bringing the score to 23-13. The free throw was part of an 18-0 BYU run from 13:29 to 7:56 in the first half that extended the Cougar lead to 32-13.
  • BYU led by 25 (48-23) going into halftime, the team’s largest lead of the game to that point.
  • BYU recorded a 13-0 run in the second half from 13:38 to 10:16 to make it 78-40, including back-to-back treys by Raul Delgado.
  • The Cougars finished the game ahead 84-54.

Quotes

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

“I thought this was a good defensive effort. Our guys guarded well, followed our game plan and didn’t give them any second chance points, especially in the first half. We saw contributions from a lot of players.

"We’ve improved in the last couple of weeks and that’s a good sign. This is a good win and now we turnaround and focus on our next opponent.

"Brandon had a very good game for us tonight. We got good contributions from our bench, which is key to playing consistently for an entire game. A lot of guys got extended minutes, got comfortable and contributed. It was a good effort from the bench. All the minutes they got are good for their confidence.”