BYU vs. Santa Clara postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes                 

  • Brandon Davies finished with his third-straight double-double this season and 20th in his career, tied for 14th overall at BYU, with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Matt Carlino finished with a season-high 28 points for his fourth 20-plus performance this season. Carlino tied his season-high for field goal makes and attempts on 10 for 17 shooting. He also went a perfect 5 for 5 from the free throw line for the second-straight game.
  • Matt Carlino now has eight games in his career where he’s finished with at least 15 points and 5 assists.
  • Tyler Haws finished the game with 24 points and tied his season-high assists with five. It’s his second-straight game with 20 or more points and 16th this season. 
  • Josh Sharp finished the game with 14 points to tie his career high.
  • Brock Zylstra finished with a season-high 8 rebounds while adding 8 points.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points at the 12:54 mark in the first half with a jumper to cut Santa Clara’s lead to 16-15.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points at the 5:58 mark in the first half with a 3-pointer to put BYU up three at 32-29.
  • Josh Sharp reached double-digit points at the 3:21 mark in the first half with a layup to cut Santa Clara’s lead to one, 39-38.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points at the 16:24 mark in the second half with a jumper to give BYU a 56-53 lead.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Anson Winder, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino tonight for the first time this season. The start is the first for Winder this season.
  • Tonight’s dunks came from Brandon Davies at the 2:21 mark in the first half and 8:02 mark of the second half, and Tyler Haws at the 9:55 mark in the second half.
  • BYU led 47-46 at halftime against Santa Clara for its 16th halftime lead this season. The first time the Cougars played Santa Clara they led by nine points.
  • BYU finished with 96 points against the Broncos, the most the Cougars have ever scored in WCC action. The previous high was 95, achieved against Santa Clara last season on Jan. 14.
  • BYU shot 58.3 percent from the field, a new season high for the team.
  • BYU scored a season-high 50 points in the paint while holding Santa Clara to just 20 in the same category.

Game Trends

  • Tyler Haws scored BYU’s first 6 points of the game.
  • Between 12:54 and 9:01 in the first half, BYU went on a 9-0 run to take a six-point lead, 22-16, after being down by one at the start of the run.
  • Between 10:10 and 7:08 in the second half, BYU went on an 8-0 run to take a 76-59 lead. 

 

BYU head coach Dave Rose
“I thought it was a great game. I thought both teams came out and played hard and both teams were really effective offensively.” 
 
“Their guards are so hard to contain. They spread the floor, they drive it, they can shoot it. We were fortunate to be able to score and stay with them. We kept it close at halftime.”
 
“I thought in the second half our guys made some good adjustments on not actually stopping their penetration, but controlling their penetration and keeping the ball out of the middle to where they couldn’t find shooters. We rebounded the ball really well. We were able to get out and score a few baskets in transition.”
 
Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating
“We had the momentum going our way until we gave up a rebound when we were down nine, trying to answer back with some punches in the second half. Then that turned nine into 19 and we just go too deflated and off kilter after that one play. We just couldn’t recover.”
 
“Like I said at halftime, we can’t turn it over and we can’t give up offensive boards if we want to win on the road - especially here. We did a relatively good job of not turning it over although the exact difference in the game was the amount of points off turnovers.” 
 
BYU Player Quotes
 
“Everyone was contributing today and Matt caught fire. When guys are hitting shots we’re good at feeding their fire and helping them keep things going. We’re all unselfish guys. That’s why we all play so well together.”
 
“We just knew we had to step things up defensively. In the first half we gave up some things we were focusing on taking away. They hit a lot of open threes. They have great shooters.”
 
“I think the pace of our game is getting better. When we can score that many points it’s going to be a good night.”