BYU vs. Weber State postgame notes and quotes

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Player Notes

  • Brandon Davies finished with a career-high 33 points, scoring a season-best 18 first half points, and tied his season high of 17 field goal attempts while setting a new career high with 14 field goals made. 
  • Tyler Haws finished with 23 points and has now scored 20-plus points in 7 of BYU’s 10 games. Haws also went a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line for the second-straight game.
  • Cory Calvert finished with a career-high 9 points, equaling his point total in the first nine games of the season. 
  • Brandon Davies reached double digits (10) at the 13:11 mark of the first half on a layup to put BYU up 16-12.
  • Brandon Davies reached 14 points at the 9:16 mark in the first half to surpass his previous season high for points in the first half of 12.
  • Brandon Davies points reached a new career high at 31 with a basket at the 2:42 mark in the second half to put BYU up 72-59.
  • Tyler Haws reached double digits (10) on a free throw with 57 seconds left to play in the first half.
  • Tyler Haws went 10 for 10 from the free throw line, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. He now has four such games in his career to tie Jimmer Fredette for the most games shooting perfect from the line while attempting at least 10.

Team Notes

  • Dave Rose started Brandon Davies, Tyler Haws, Craig Cusick, Josh Sharp and Matt Carlino tonight for the first time this season. Carlino returned to the starting lineup for the first time since BYU’s game against UT-San Antonio.
  • Tonight’s dunks came from Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws.
  • With tonight’s 36-26 halftime lead, BYU has now led at the half in seven of its 10 games this season.
  • With tonight’s 78-68 win BYU snapped Weber State’s 20-game home win streak, the fourth-longest home win streak in the nation.
  • BYU has now won the last 10-straight games against Weber State.
  • The win over Weber State is BYU’s first true road win of the 2012-13 season.
  • Dave Rose is now 26-6 against instate teams

Game Trends

  • Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws combined to score BYU's first 28 points to start the game.
  • Between 16:45 and 14:15 in the first half, BYU went on an 8-2 run to go up 14-10.
  • At the 12:37 mark in the first half, Raul Delgado attempted a 3-pointer but missed. The attempt was the first field goal attempts from a player other than Davies or Haws up to that point in the game.   
  • With five minutes left in the first half, Cory Calvert went 2 of 2 from the free throw line to become just the third BYU player to score in the game up to that point.
  • BYU’s largest lead of the first half was 10 points (36-26), after Tyler Haws hit a pair of free throws with 57 seconds left.
  • In the last 1:34 of the first half, BYU finished on a 4-0 run to give them a 36-26 lead headed into the half.
  • Cory Calvert hit BYU’s first 3-pointer of the night at the 8:53 mark in the second half to put BYU up 56-49.
  • Between 9:25 and 6:01 in the second half, BYU went on a 14-1 run to go up 65-50 for its largest lead of the game up 15 points.
  • With just 1:15 to play in the game, Tyler Haws went 2 for 2 from the free throw line and is now 6 for 6 from the line this season when shooting with less than 2 minutes to play in a game.

Brandon Davies
"We're coming off two instate games and this one feels especially good since it's a true road win. The instate games are important to us."

"I've seen a lot of double team and was sort of expecting it tonight. They threw it in there a few times and that made it tough but I battled hard."

"Raul (Delgado) and Cory (Calvert) stepped it up for us tonight, they came in and gave us a boost. Tyler was also big for us – he's so consistent and dangerous. Teams have to really work to slow him down."

"This season is all about focusing in and finishing every shot I take. I want to do everything I can for this team."

"We really needed this win and to get ourselves going, especially on the road. We have some big road games coming up and need to prepare. We definitely talked about what this game meant before we played."

BYU head coach Dave Rose
"Tonight was really a good win and I thought both teams battled tough. This was the best I've seen Brandon (Davies) play – I like that he just kept playing. He never let up. On the road you need to have one or two players who will step it up and tonight Brandon did that for us. I think this game wil be special for a lot of guys on our team because so many of them contributed and played tough and figured out what they'd be able to keep contributing this season."

"Cory (Calvert) was a whole new player tonight. He showed us what he can do and was a big part of our win. Raul (Delgado) was quietly consistent as well. And I think tonight was one of Nate's (Austin) best performances. There were a lot of guys that got quality minutes tonight and it was fun to watch them."

"The thing about Ty (Haws) is that he stays with it – he's so consistent all night and so great, especially, from the free throw line. He never backs down. When you play one game in a week you can look to play your guys a little bit more and that's why we decided to keep Ty in there so long, and also Brandon. I won't hesitate to say that from the free throw line he'll be consistent all season."