Jackson Emery scored 15 points with four thefts, five rebounds and three assists against Wyoming. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU vs. Wyoming
January 20, 2010
Marriott Center (Provo, Utah)
— Tyler Haws had a career-high 24 points, shooting a career-best 8-of-12 from the field, a career-best 4-of-5 from the three-point line, and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He also had 6 rebounds and 1 block in a game-high 35 minutes.
— Jackson Emery had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and 1 block. Emery has had 4 or more steals in 5 games this season including tonight.
— Haws (6), Fredette (6), Chris Miles (5), Emery (5), and Jonathan Tavernari (5) each had five or more rebounds.
— The game is the fourth which Tyler Haws has led the team in scoring.
— BYU has won by at least 10 points in 15 of the team’s 19 wins.
— BYU’s 30 free throws ties for the third most this season.
— Haws, Emery and Fredette each scored in double figures. BYU has had at least three players score in double-figures in all but two games.
— The Cougar bench has scored at least 11 points in every game this season, including 18 tonight.
— BYU has now won 17-straight games at home and is 11-0 at home this season.
— BYU has won 14-straight games, tied for the program’s second-longest streak ever with the 1916-17 team. The winning streak is the longest since the 1987-88 squad won 17 in a row.
— Improving to 19-1, the last time the Cougars match the best record in program history through 20 games, set previously in 1987-88.
— BYU owns a 142-58 (.710) record as a ranked team, including 82-12 (.872) at home. The Cougars are 14-6 (.700) under Coach Rose when ranked, including 5-0 this season.
— With 3 points versus Wyoming, Jonathan Tavernari has 1,355 career points and is 18 points from passing Trent Plaisted for 15th all-time.
— With 11 points versus Wyoming, Jimmer Fredette passed Steve Schreiner for 30th on the BYU all-time list. Fredette has 1,130 career points and is 8 points from passing Travis Hansen for 29th all-time.
— The Cougars went on a 14-1 run over 4:36 early in the second period, taking a 42-37 lead into a 56-38 margin. Leading BYU was Tyler Haws with 7 points during the run.
— BYU led by as many as 18 and held the lead the entire game.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose
“I was really pleased with our team tonight. Wyoming did a good job of taking us out of what we normally like to do but we made some adjustments that helped us. Our zone was good and we rebounded well so I’m happy with our performance and ready to move onto what’s next."
On Haws’ career night: “I thought Tyler was terrific tonight. I knew that with the press break Tyler would find himself with the ball in a position to make a decision and he did a great job tonight.”
On Fredette’s recovery: “We will re-evaluate Jimmer after this game. I don’t know if he was fatigued but as of right now I expect to see him at practice tomorrow.”
On team’s second half play throughout the season: “Right now this team is playing with a lot of confidence and I feel that we get better as the game goes on which is a sign of a good team. I think sometimes fatigue plays a role in basketball games and we have a great amount of depth on this team which helps us in the second half of our games.”
Wyoming Head Coach Heath Schroyer
“I thought we played pretty well tonight. I was really proud of our guys; tonight wasn’t a let down. We had a hard time attacking the zone in the second half and couldn’t get any balls to go in.”
“We shot ourselves in the foot with our missed free throws.”
“I was pleased with how well we executed our game plan against Jimmer.”
On BYU guard Tyler Haws: “I think he is going to be the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year with the way he is playing. He is a very underrated rebounder and he can constantly knock down the threes. He reminds me a lot of Travis Hansen.”
On BYU: “I think this is the best team I have seen in a long time. They are very unselfish and play with a lot of team unity. They are a very good basketball team. I think they have the potential to make it through the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament this year.”
On his career night: “I came into this game wanting to find rhythm but I have to give my teammates a lot of credit because they were able to drive in, draw defenders and then find me open.”
On BYU’s success thus far this season: “We have to focus on one game at a time but this is a great group of guys who work hard as individuals and as a team. It is definitely fun to be a part of something like this.”
On playing SDSU on Saturday: "They are a great team and they have been very successful this season. We are going to have to play hard especially at their place."
On team’s ranking: "It’s incredible. We expected big things out of this team because we had most of our guys returning but the other night I just looked at our team and thought 'Our group of guys is in the Top 25.' We’re still not satisfied though, so we will continue to play hard."