BYU at Wyoming: Game Notes & Quotes

Tyler Haws scored 22 points, two shy of his career high, as BYU defeated Wyoming in Laramie. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BYU at Wyoming

February 20, 2010

Arena-Auditorium (Laramie, Wyoming)

Player Notes

Tyler Haws had 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. Haws had 12 points and 4 rebounds at the half.

— Haws shot 10-for-10 from the free throw line, a career high and tied for 14th best in a single game all-time at BYU. Jimmer Fredette also made 10-for-10 earlier in the season against Weber State.

— Fredette also scored 22 points with 4 assists and a rebound.

Jonathan Tavernari had 12 points (5-for-7) and 5 rebounds at halftime, finishing with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

— Tavernari has scored in double figures in 4-straight games.

Team Notes

— BYU has defeated Wyoming 11-straight times (all under Dave Rose), having not lost to the Cowboys since Feb. 2005.

— Winning by 22 points, the Cougars have won 12 games by 20 or more points.

— BYU owns a 148-60 (.712) record as a ranked team. The Cougars are 20-8 (.714) under Coach Rose when ranked, including 11-2 (.846) this season.

— In five seasons as head coach, Dave Rose and the Cougars have finished strong through their last 10 regular-season games, going 9-1 each of the last four seasons. BYU is 5-1 so far this year.

Jimmer Fredette had 22 points at Wyoming, his 17th game this season with at least 20 points and 25th of his career. BYU is 21-4 when Fredette scores 20 or more points.

Record Watch

— BYU’s record of 25-3 is the best mark through 28 games in program history.

— Dave Rose and the Cougars now have 4-straight seasons with at least 25 wins, the first such streak in BYU history. Before the streak, BYU had five 25-win seasons all-time.

Jonathan Tavernari has now played in 98 wins in his BYU career, passing Lee Cummard to become the winningest player all-time in Cougar history. Tavernari's teams have won 102 games.

— With 17 points versus Colorado State, Jonathan Tavernari has 1,451 career points, currently 12th all-time. Tavernari needs 61 points to pass Kresimir Cosic for 11th all-time.

— With 22 points versus Colorado State, Jimmer Fredette has 1,340 career points, passing Marty Haws for 17th all-time. Fredette is 33 points away from passing Trent Plaisted for 16th all-time.

Game Trends

— BYU scored the game’s first 10 points, holding Wyoming scoreless the first 6:10 of the game.

— Over four minutes in the second half, Tavernari scored 7-straight points for BYU.

— Wyoming did not score a field goal for over 6:43 in the second half.

— BYU went on an 11-0 run, taking a 75-54 lead after a three-pointer by Fredette.

BYU Head Coach Dave Rose

"Jonathan Tavernari was terrific tonight. I think that his all-around floor game and shot selection and ability to pass the ball to guys in position to score were terrific."

"This was a year where it was difficult to schedule a lot of home games. We went and played a lot of games on the road. But for this team to be able to do what they've done and be right in the thick of things in the last week of February is really impressive. They're mature beyond their years."

"There have been great teams, great coaches and great players. Tradition is something we really, really sell, especially when we recruit players. Year in and year out BYU basketball has been as competitive as anybody in college basketball."

BYU forward Jonathan Tavernari

"When you look at guys like Danny Ainge, [Kresimir] Cosic, Mike Smith, Andy Toolson and to know that I won more games than they did, it feels wonderful. Not that it means I feel better them, but because those guys were winners. They are remembered because they're winners. It ranks way above the three-point record and the steals. It's all about winning and winning as a team."

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