BYU vs. Oregon: Game Notes and Quotes

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

             Player Notes

  • Anson Winder hit the first 3-pointer of the game for BYU with 14:49 left in the first half. Four Cougars combined to hit five threes in the first half.
  • Hartsock finished with a double-double in the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds. This marks his first double-double this season and the fourth of his career. His 12 rebounds are a season best while his 23 points set a career high. He has also scored in double figures in each game this season and recorded 4 blocks for the second time.
  • Stephen Rogers hit a three from the corner while getting fouled at the 12:34 mark in the first half. Rogers hit the free throw following the trey to complete the first four-point play of the season for BYU. Rogers finished with 16 points.
  • Nate Austin nailed a three for the second consecutive game with 9:13 left in the first half. Austin finished with 9 points.

T           Team Notes

  • Head coach Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Charles Abouo, Brock Zylstra, Anson Winder and Noah Hartsock for the fourth-straight game of the 2011-12 season.
  • BYU had runs of 14-1, 8-0 and 8-0 in the first half. The Cougars took a 38-31 lead into the locker room. The Cougars then went on a 13-2 run in the first 4:15 of the second half to take a 51-33 lead.
  • Four Cougars combined to hit five threes in the first half. BYU drained 10 treys in the game.
  • The Cougars tied a season low with just 10 turnovers.
  • Three players scored in double figures. Hartsock had 23 to lead, Rogers had 16 points and Winder chipped in 10.
  • Hartsock and Charles Abouo each finished with 12 rebounds in the game.

G          Game Trends

  • After starting the game 0-5 shooting, BYU fell behind 8-0 and then 10-2 to the Ducks. Brandon Davies scored the first Cougar points at the 17:02 mark, after which the Cougars went on a 14-1 run to take a 16-11 lead with 12:20 remaining.
  • Oregon ended the BYU 14-1 run with a three-pointer with 12:20 remaining to make the score 16-15. The Cougars responded with an 8-0 run to extend the lead to nine at 24-15.
  • BYU took a 38-31 lead into halftime, the sixth time the Cougars have taken a lead to the locker room this season. BYU is 6-0 in those games.
  • The Cougars outscored Oregon 13-2 in the first 4:15 of the second half to take a 51-33 lead.
  • BYU extended their lead to 65-44 with 9:06 on the clock following two Rogers threes. The 21-point lead was a game high. 

 

Head coach Dave Rose

“I’m really pleased.  I thought our guys played really hard, all of them played really hard, and that was a big key for us tonight.”
 
“We had a few guys step up and really play at a high level for us. Other guys maybe didn’t have their best game but we all played really hard together and that’s a step forward for us. I’m really happy for the guys and I look forward to next game.”
 
“I think the best thing with Noah is that he’s so consistent that his teammates are starting to look for him and he’s becoming our go-to guy.”
 
“This is a really good win for us. They’re a very talented team and can really score the ball. I thought defensively we did a nice job on them, but I really like how we attacked offensively. Any time you get a win you build confidence and that confidence will hopefully help us going into next week.”
 

 

Oregon head coach Dana Altman

“We got off to a decent start in the second half, but they got three or four opportunities and really hurt us. Second chance points 19-8 and points of turnovers, are the two areas that we have struggled with all year and we did again today.”
 
“They’ve got a lot of offensive weapons. They score baskets and have a lot of guys that can score. We tried to change our defense but we didn’t have a lot of success with it, although the first half the shooting percentage wasn’t good, but the offensive rebounds hurt us.”