BYU vs. SCU postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes           

  • Tyler Haws finished with 24 points to lead the team, the 12th time this season he’s finished with 20 points or more.
  • Also in double digits were Brandon Davies with 13 points, Matt Carlino with 13 points, Brock Zylstra with 15 points and Anson Winder with 10 points.
  • Anson Winder finished with a season-high 10 points, and season highs in free throw attempts (8), free throw makes (6) and field goal attempts (5).
  • Brock Zylstra reached double-digit points at the 9:55 mark in the first half with a 3-pointer to give BYU a 20-18 lead.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points at the 2:51 mark in the first half with a free throw to give BYU a 35-27 lead.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points at the 7:01 mark in the second half with a jumper to give BYU a 66-50 lead.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points at the 10:08 mark in the second half with a jumper to give BYU a 60-50 lead.
  • Josh Sharp made his first 3-pointer of the year, just the second in his career, in the second half against Santa Clara to put BYU up 44-36.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino tonight for the sixth-straight game. The Cougars are now 9-2 with that starting lineup.
  • BYU led Santa Clara by nine points at the half, the 11th time this season the Cougars have earned a halftime lead.
  • The Cougars finished shooting 53.6 percent from the field for their third-best field goal shooting percentage this season.
  • BYU finished with 5 players in double-figure points for the first time since Feb. 4, 2012 when BYU won 79-60 at Portland.

Game Trends

  • Through the first 11 minutes of the game, Brock Zylstra and Tyler Haws combined for 18 of BYU’s 23 points.
  • Between 8:42 and 7:01 in the first half, Matt Carlino went on a 7-0 run against Santa Clara to give BYU the lead at 27-21.
  • Between 13:11 and 7:01 in the second half, BYU went on a 18-0 run for its largest lead of the game to that point at 18 points, up 68-50.

 

Postgame Quotes

Tyler Haws

“It’s a great win for our team, for sure. Every conference win is a great win. These gyms may be smaller but they still get a full crowd and it’s tough to win. Santa Clara’s a great team. They kept responding to what we had, but we were able to pull away in the second half.”

“We knew they’d come out strong at the start of the game so we just had to be patient until we got a run of our own. It’s huge when we don’t turn the ball over as much and we were able to do that a lot in the second half. Everyone really stepped up.”

Dave Rose

“There’s no question the key to this win was the team’s effort. It was the best I’ve seen for a full 40 minutes all season. We had our ups and downs, sure, but it never affected how hard we played. Our guys never felt sorry for themselves and never stopped playing with supreme effort. We really needed everyone in this game. Santa Clara is a great team.”

“Our coaching staff did a great job preparing the guys for this Santa Clara team, and our guys were able to execute the way we prepared them to execute.”

“I have confidence in all of our players – five of them play, eight of them practice but want to play. It’s hard to decide who to put in but I’m confident now in our guys that I can put in any of them and they’ll step up when I need them to. I’m really happy with how this team is turning out.”