BYU vs. Saint Mary's postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with a game-high 23 points for his sixth-straight game with 20 or more points. Six-straight games ties his season high for consecutive games with 20 or more points and he now has 13 games this season with that same stat.
  • Brandon Davies and Matt Carlino also finished with double-figure points with 12 and 16, respectively.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points with a 3-pointer after just 7 minutes of action in the first half.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points with a free throw at the 15:50 mark in the second half to put BYU up 38-35.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points with a dunk at the 14:40 mark in the second half to cut Saint Mary’s lead to one point, 41-40.
  • Josh Sharp made his second 3-pointer of the season after just 20 seconds of action against Saint Mary’s, giving BYU a 3-0 lead to start the game.
  • Anson Winder made his first 3-pointer of the season with 9:17 remaining in the second half to cut Saint Mary’s lead to three, 52-49.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino tonight for the seventh-straight game. The Cougars are now 9-3 with that starting lineup this season.
  • Tonight’s lone dunk for BYU came from Brandon Davies at the 14:40 mark in the second half.
  • BYU led Saint Mary’s by seven at halftime for its 12th halftime lead this season.
  • BYU had 10 second-chance points to SMC’s four.

Game Trends

  • Between 18:26 and 13:54 to start the first half, BYU went on a 9-0 run to take an early 12-2 lead. Following 2 points from SMC, BYU went on another run, 8-0, between 13:40 and 11:16 to take a 20-4 lead in the first half.
  • Matt Carlino scored 10 of BYU’s first 15 points in the game.
  • In the last 7:53 of the game, the lead changed seven times. 

 

BYU head coach Dave Rose
“I thought this was a great college basketball game. Two teams battling hard and players making plays. It was a physical game, and all the players responded to that. It all came down to a guy making a really tough play late in the game. We have to congratulate Saint Mary’s. They played well, came in here and got a big win. Hopefully our guys can learn from this, respond and come back and give another good effort on Saturday.”
 
“We will have to look at the film to see if our guys got back on defense quick enough, but it looked like Dellavedova had a lot of space. Things happen pretty quick, and he had to make a pretty tough shot to win it.”
 
Saint Mary’s head coach
“I thought we were getting good shots in the first half early and couldn’t make them. They came out and they were on fire. We just had to keep our composure and weather the storm.”
 
“It was a little dramatic, but we’ll take it. Early on I thought we were getting good shots. We stayed with it. We didn’t panic and that was key.”
 
On Dellavedova:
“I don’t think we have a chance to win the game if I don’t have Dellavedova in there down the stretch. There’s no sense in saving him for the last three minutes. I’d rather take a chance and let him stay in the game.”
 
BYU Player Quotes
“I’m stunned. I’m at a loss for words. I thought we had the game won, and Dellavedova hit a big shot, so we have to give him credit. We knew coming in it was going to be a boxing match, and that’s what it was for 40 minutes, back and forth. We have to give them a lot of credit. They are a good team.
 
“That was a heck of a shot. Like Tyler said, we have to give them credit. They made the shot, and they won. It’s always hard when you lose like that.”
 

“We do situational things in practice to try and prepare for things like that, to try and get players to change directions before they shoot, but that was a heck of a shot.