BYU vs. USD postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with a team-leading 25 points for his 14th game of the season to record 20 or more points. He now has scored 20-plus in 7 consecutive games for his longest streak this season.
  • Brandon Davies, Matt Carlino and Brock Zylstra also finished the game in double digits with 17, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Brock Zylstra tied his career high with 6 assists.
  • Nate Austin finished with a season-high 9 rebounds.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-figure points at the 10:15 mark of the first half with a jumper to put BYU up 24-15.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points at the 4:37 mark of the first half with a free throw to put BYU up 38-20.
  • Brock Zylstra reached double-digit points at the 9:31 mark of the second half with a 3-pointer to put BYU up 61-45.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points at the 3:24 mark of the second half with a jumper to put BYU up 74-55.
  • Tyler Haws shot 9 for 9 from the free throw line for his 10th game this season shooting 100 percent from the line.
  • Tyler Haws scored the last 13 points for BYU heading into halftime, going 7 for 7 from the free throw line and 3 for 4 from the field.
  • Anson Winder made the first 3-pointer of the game for BYU, his second this season, at the 11:33 mark of the first half to put BYU up 20-12.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose recorded his 200th career victory, in 259 career games, with a 74-57 win over the Toreros to become the second coach at BYU to get 200 wins. The first was BYU’s winningest coach Stan Watts who finished coaching with 371 career victories and got his 200th win on his 329th career game.
  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Josh Sharp, Brock Zylstra and Matt Carlino tonight for the eighth-straight game. The Cougars are now 10-3 with that starting lineup this season.
  • BYU led San Diego 43-31 at halftime for its 13th halftime lead this season and third-straight game with a halftime lead.
  • BYU outscored San Diego 32-18 in the paint.

Game Trends

  • Between 15:37 and 11:33 in the first half, BYU went on a 15-2 run to go up 20-12.
  • Between 10;15 and 7:38 in the first half, BYU went on an 8-0 run to go up 30-15.
  • From the 15:37 mark to the 9:33 mark, BYU hit all 10 of its field goal attempts to turn a 10-5 deficit to a 27-15 lead.
  • BYU put together 4 different unanswered runs of 6 points or more in the first half. The first was 8-0 between 15:37 and 13:37, the second was 7-0 between 13:20 and 11:19, the third was 8-0 between 10:15 and 6:46, and the fourth was 6-0 between 5:01 and 2:26. 

BYU head coach Dave Rose
“I’m really happy for our players. It was a hard fought game. We were good from the start and we had to overcome quite a few challenges: we had foul trouble and we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well from the perimeter. But I thought we guarded well, I thought we rebounded well and I thought we got a lot of help from a lot of different guys.”

On his 200th career victory
“There are so many people responsible for the wins. I think it’s interesting that one guy gets all the credit for that because I’ve had so many great coaches and the players have been terrific and committed. I care way more about the players who have been here, the teams and the chemistry than about the wins.”
 
 “It was good to bounce back like that after losing a heartbreaker. Coach said the character of a team is how fast you can get back up after you’ve been hit (knocked down).”
 
On coming back after a loss against Saint Mary’s
“We didn’t talk about it. We just wanted to go get the next win and get the loss off our backs. After the game today we celebrated a little bit in the locker room. It’s a big deal for coach [200 career wins] and we’re all proud of him.”
 
San Diego head coach Bill Grier
“They’re good. They did a really good job in transition. With the mistakes we made, they scored nearly every time in transition and we just didn’t do a very good job on the offensive end. I thought we did well early against their man defense. We were getting good shots and executing. We got off to a great start but then they went to zone and we didn’t do very well.”