Cleveland Gets Win No. 100 as BYU Defeats AFA

Coach Cleveland wins his 100th game as head coach at BYU. His record now stands at 100-74 in six seasons. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah (February 3,203) -- Head coach Steve Cleveland records his 100th win at BYU in a 65-33 route over the Air Force Academy Monday night. Cleveland is now 100-74 in his sixth seasons.

BYU held the Falcons to just 21.6 percent shooting on the night (11-of-51) and gave up a season-low 33 points to control the Falcons and earn the win. AFA's 10 first-half points was the lowest half of scoring ever in the Marriott Center.

BYU improved to 15-4 overall (4-1 MWC) behind Travis Hansen. The senior guard led BYU in scoring with 16 points while grabbing five rebounds in just 23 minutes. Cleveland emptied his bench to allow other players to get minutes. All 13 Cougars played and all but two got on the board.

"I thought we did a nice job of containing their back cuts and contesting shots," Cleveland said. There were 10 or 15 shots they missed that they will hit at their place. It will be a different game at Air Force."

Rafael Araujo was one point away from another double-double. The big man ended the game with nine points and 12 boards in 18 minutes.

The Cougars shot a season-high 71.4 percent from behind the arc to gain an early lead on the Falcons, who tried countering the size of the Cougars by playing their slow-paced motion offense. Air Force made just four field goals in the first half and BYU took advantage by taking a 30-10 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, the cold shooting continued for the Falcons and BYU blew the game wide open. The Cougars took their largest lead of the game of 37 points on a layup by Jake Shoff with 3:55 to play.

The Cougars kept the Falcons off the boards all night and out-rebounded AFA 55-21. Tim Keller and Antoine Hood scored nine points each to lead the Academy. Keller dropped five threes on BYU last year at Colorado Springs in the Air Force win. With the loss, Air Force drops to 10-9 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

BYU will head on the road for three games. BYU travels to Laramie first for a Saturday afternoon game against the Cowboys. Game time is 1 p.m. MST, and will be televised live by ESPN+Plus (KJZZ-TV in Salt Lake City).

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Air Force Academy vs BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars

02/03/03 8:30 pm at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Air Force Academy 10-9, 1-5

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

33 GERLACH, Joel....... f 1-6 1-4 0-2 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 17

32 BELLAIRS, Tom....... c 1-5 0-3 2-2 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 21

10 KUHLE, A.J.......... g 0-6 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 26

11 KELLER, Tim......... g 3-10 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 9 1 3 0 0 34

22 JENKINS, Vernard.... g 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 29

14 JENKINS, Marcus..... 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0+

15 HOOD, Antoine....... 3-7 0-4 3-3 2 5 7 3 9 1 2 0 1 17

35 HOLUM, Marc......... 0-2 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11

40 PETERSON, David..... 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 15

42 BUCHANAN, Caleb..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

45 WELCH, Nick......... 3-10 1-6 0-0 1 1 2 3 7 0 0 0 2 26

TEAM................ 3 2 5

Totals.............. 11-51 5-33 6-10 6 15 21 22 33 7 9 2 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 4-20 20.0% 2nd Half: 7-31 22.6% Game: 21.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-15 13.3% 2nd Half: 3-18 16.7% Game: 15.2% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-3 0.0% 2nd Half: 6-7 85.7% Game: 60.0% 0

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HOME TEAM: BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars 15-5, 4-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

03 BIGELOW, Mark....... f 2-6 2-3 0-0 2 5 7 0 6 2 2 0 2 30

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 4-9 0-0 1-4 3 9 12 2 9 0 2 1 0 18

02 HANSEN, Travis...... g 6-8 2-2 2-3 1 4 5 2 16 1 3 1 1 23

10 NASHIF, Terry....... g 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 17

14 BOWER, Ricky........ g 2-4 1-2 0-0 1 4 5 1 5 5 3 0 0 25

04 LEMES, Luiz......... 2-4 1-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 0 15

05 SHOFF, Jake......... 1-2 0-1 1-2 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 8

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 1-2 0-0 4-6 1 2 3 2 6 0 1 0 1 12

15 ALLEN, John......... 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 9

24 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... 1-3 1-2 1-2 0 6 6 0 4 3 1 0 0 17

32 JEPSEN, Bart........ 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 6

40 HOWARD, Dan......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8

52 JENSEN, Jared....... 0-1 0-0 4-4 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 12

TEAM................ 6 6

Totals.............. 21-45 8-14 15-23 17 38 55 15 65 16 16 3 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-24 45.8% 2nd Half: 10-21 47.6% Game: 46.7% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-7 71.4% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 57.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 12-17 70.6% Game: 65.2% 0

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Officials: David Hall, Dan Chrisman, Bill Kennedy

Technical fouls: Air Force Academy-None. BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars-None.

Attendance: 10180

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Air Force Academy............. 10 23 - 33

BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars......... 30 35 - 65

Points in the paint-AF 10,BY 16. Points off turnovers-AF 10,BY 7.

2nd chance points-AF 4,BY 14. Fast break points-AF 2,BY 0.

Bench points-AF 17,BY 29. Score tied-0 times. Lead changes-1 time.

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