BYU vs. SMC postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by Tod Fierner/Saint Mary's)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with 12 points and now has 1,003 career points as BYU’s newest member of the 1,000-point club. Haws is just the second Cougar, along with Danny Ainge, to reach 1,000 points during his sophomore season.
  • Tyler Haws’s 12 points are his 27th game in double digits this season.
  • Brandon Davies finished with 25 points for his 28th game in double digits and 12th with 20-plus points.
  • Brandon Davies now has 1,565 career points for 12th all-time at BYU, and is just 6 away from passing Lee Cummard and moving into 11th place.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points with a jumper at the 5:02 mark in the first half to give BYU a 25-22 lead.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points with a jumper at the 15:30 mark in the second half to give BYU a 36-35 lead.   

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Brock Zylstra, Craig Cusick and Matt Carlino tonight for the third time this season.
  • Tonight’s lone dunk came from Brandon Davies at the 10:04 mark in the first half.
  • BYU led Saint Mary’s 32-28 at halftime for its 20th halftime lead this season and fourth-straight game leading at the half.
  • BYU shot 51 percent from the field compared to the Gaels who shot 36 percent for its 17th time this season finishing the game with a better field goal percentage than its opponent.
  • The 57 total points by BYU are a season low. 
  • BYU scored 33 points in the paint compared to 16 for Saint Mary's.

Game Trends

  • Between 7:00 and 3:54 in the first half, BYU went on a 6-0 run to take a 25-22 lead.
  • Matt Carlino’s first points of the game came at the 11:49 mark in the second half to tie the score at 43-43.

BYU head coach Dave Rose
"We couldn't keep them out of that pick and roll. When it came down to making big plays, they made them. Dellavedova is an amazing player and he leads that team. We thought we had a good game plan coming in and could keep it close, and we really were so close. A couple defensive lapses, though, and it's gone. We lost it."

"I thought we competed together for all 40 minutes - there were a few minutes down at the end when we lost that though. Guys were encouraging each other in the huddle, supporting each other - I really believe the feeling among the guys was different tonight."

"It's a lot easier to grow as a team when you win, not after a loss. And it's a shame because I thought the guys played tough tonight. We just need to spend this next week getting ready for the tournament, we still have a lot of games to play and the guys need to be ready."

Brandon Davies
"This comes down to the fact that we had a lot of chances but didn't make the plays when we needed to. Little mistakes kept adding up and, especially at the end of the game, we had some that really hurt us. We were making big stops but then in transition we'd give it up and they would take the momentum right back."

"Tyler was getting a lot of attention so, to try and weaken the pressure, we had to get the ball inside and try to find another way to score. There are a couple plays tonight I wish I could get back and some I wish I had finished on. It was a tough game."

"They were really patient on offense and came up with a lot of baskets late in the shot clock, so we really had to grind on defense. We have to keep working."