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BYU vs. Washington postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Tyler Haws finished with 37 points for his 31st game in double digits and 22nd with 20-plus. Tyler now has 1,103 career points, moving him past Keena Young, Bruce Burton and Mark Handy into 38th place all-time at BYU. Tyler has 706 points this season, making him just the fifth Cougar to score at least 700 points in a single season. 
  • Tyler Haws’s 22 games with 20-plus points are now tied for 5th in a single season with Jimmer Fredette and Michael Smith. 
  • Tyler Haws now holds the school scoring record in an NIT game with 37 points, passing Roland Minson’s record of 28 set in 1951. Haws also holds the record for field goals attempted (24) in a single game and field goals made (15) in a single game.
  • Brandon Davies finished with 22 points for his 32nd game in double digits and 14th with 20-plus. Brandon now has 1,629 career points, good for 11th all-time at BYU.
  • Brandon Davies also contributed nine rebounds to give him 812 for his career, eighth all-time at BYU and nine from tying for seventh.
  • Matt Carlino finished with 20 points for his 18th game in double digits and fifth with 20-plus.
  • In the second half alone, Matt Carlino had a season-high 18 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two steals.
  • Tyler Haws reached double-digit points with a free throw at the 9:03 mark in the first half to put BYU up 21-16.
  • Brandon Davies reached double-digit points with a 3-pointer at the 17:49 mark in the second half to put BYU up 38-37.
  • Matt Carlino reached double-digit points with a 3-pointer at the 6:36 mark in the second half to put BYU up 69-63.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Brock Zylstra, Nate Austin and Matt Carlino tonight for the second-straight game.
  • BYU now has 22 wins this season for its eighth-straight 20-win season, all coming under head coach Dave Rose.
  • Tonight’s dunks came from Brock Zylstra at the 12:52 mark of the second half and Brandon Davies with 1:53 left to play in the game.  
  • BYU trailed 35-33 to Washington at halftime for its 12th halftime deficit this season. The Cougars came back to win for their fifth comeback this season after trailing at halftime.
  • The Cougars have now won a postseason game in four-straight seasons, a program record.
  • The last time BYU had a player with 30-plus points and 20-plus points was on March 5, 2011 when Jimmer Fredette had 38 and Charles Abouo had 25. Tonight Tyler Haws had 37, Brandon Davies had 22 and Matt Carlino had 20.
  • The last time BYU had three players score 20-plus points was last season on Jan. 14 when Brandon Davies had 23, Matt Carlino had 21 and Noah Hartsock had 21.
  • BYU’s 90 points are the most since Feb. 2 when scoring 96 in a 96-79 home win against Santa Clara.
  • BYU's 57 points in the second half tie for the most points in a half this season with the 57 against LMU on Jan. 3, also scored in the second half. 

Game Trends

  • Between 15:17 and 13:56 in the first half, BYU went on a 7-0 run to take a 13-9 lead. Five of the 7 points in the run were scored by Cory Calvert.
  • Between 17:19 and 15:36 in the second half, BYU went on a 5-0 run to take a 43-39 lead.
  • Between 14:04 and 11:55 in the second half, BYU went on a 9-0 run to take 54-45 lead.
  • Between 6:36 and 6:00 in the second half, BYU went on a 5-0 run to take a 71-63 lead.
  • At the 5:42 mark in the second half, Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws combined for 51 of BYU’s 73 points. 


BYU head coach Dave Rose
“It was just a great game. Great atmosphere. The crowd was very vocal. I’m really proud of our guys. Our effort was maybe better than it’s been all season thus far.
“It was nice to get Tyler healthy again. When he’s healthy, it really makes a difference. Brandon brought tons of energy. I’ve seen it in practice and it extended into the game. It’s a great thing we got this first win, because we’ve won a postseason game the last four years. It’s a great thing for the program.”
“There was a lot of emotion on the court. It was just fun to play out there. We had a tough week of practice. It was more oriented on just playing all out and whatever happens out there happens. The pressure is more on the other team. We have really nothing to lose, playing at home. We’ve got to play hard.”
“I just kept doing the same things I was doing in the first half. I felt like I hit a few shots that went in and out in the first half. I just tried to keep playing on attack and keep my aggression level up. We had a really good week of practice and our guys came out ready to play tonight. We want to keep playing basketball. I’m just happy with the win tonight.”
Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar
“We played against a team that was very good in transition. Tyler Haws is an exceptional basketball player. I thought we did a decent job in the first half of not giving them too much in transition." 
"In the second half, a couple times down the floor, we shot the ball too quickly, which was something we talked about prior to the game of what not to do. They were able to capitalize off our quick misses. Being the team that they are, they took advantage of it. I thought Matt Carlino’s 18 points in the second half may have been the difference.”