Cougars to host Georgia State on Tuesday

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Game Notes: BYU vs. Georgia State

Coming off an 81-66 win over Tennessee State to open the 2012-13, BYU basketball (1-0, 0-0 WCC) will host Georgia State (0-1, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Conference) on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. MST. The game is part of the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and will be televised live on BYUtv and BYUtvsports.com and broadcast live on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and KSL.com.

BYU Cougars (1-0, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 186-54 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Georgia State Panthers (0-1, 0-0 Colonial Athletic)

  • Head Coach: Ron Hunter
  • Alma Mater: Miami (Ohio), 1986
  • Career Record: 22-13 (2nd)
  • Record at Georgia State: Same

Series Information

  • Tuesday's game will be the first meeting between BYU and Georgia State

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Robbie Bullough (sideline)
  • Live Video: BYUtvsports.com
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM and BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Audio: KSL.com
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Projected starters

Georgia State Panthers
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
12 Devonta White 5-10 G 19.0 2.0
22 R.J. Hunter 6-5 G 14.0 10.0
25 Rashaad Richardson 6-4 G 0.0 3.0
23 Manny Atkins 6-7 F 5.0 2.0
45 Denny Burguillos 6-7 F 0.0 2.0
BYU Cougars
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 9.0 10.0*
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 11.0 4.0
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 22.0 4.0
33 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 7.0 3.0
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 16.0 7.0
*assists per game      

Regular season tournament success

With BYU’s 81-66 win over Tennessee State in the season opener and first game of the Acura Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, BYU is now 21-2 under Dave Rose in regular season tournaments. Under Rose, the Cougars have won four regular season tournament titles and taken second twice. BYU continues in the CVC Classic with a home game vs. Georgia State on Nov. 13 before heading to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for games on Nov. 16 and 17 against Florida State and then either Notre Dame or St. Joseph’s.

Welcome back Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws scored 22 points vs. Tennessee State, his first game since serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. It was his 22nd career game scoring in double figures, fifth 20-point game and sixth-time in his career as BYU’s leading scorer. As a freshman in 2009-10 he averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting .498 from the field, .368 from three and .917 from the free throw line.

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet against Tennessee State, tallying 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals while drawing 3 charges. Last season he became the second Cougar in history to average at least one of everything (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). Davies averaged 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 steals. Russell Larson is the only other BYU player to produce a ‘one of everything’ season and did so twice, in 1993-94 and 1994-95 (blocks and steals were not tracked until the 1977-78 season). 

Taking charge

Brandon Davies drew three charges in the season opener vs. Tennessee State. Last season Brandon Davies made the opposition pay when they drove to the basket, taking 31 charges. Nate Austin took his fair share of charges as well with a total of 29 last season. He and Brock Zylstra both took a charge in the season opener.

Block party

Brandon Davies (4), Josh Sharp (2) and Nate Austin (2) combined to block eight shots vs. Tennessee State in the opener. The eight blocks is the sixth-highest total in a game by a BYU team. Last season the single-game high was nine vs. Weber State. The program record is 15 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 1990 when Shawn Bradley had 14.

Newcomers hit big shots

Four Cougars — Agustin Ambrosino, Cory Calvert, Raul Delgado and Ian Harward — saw their first NCAA Division I action in the opener against Tennessee State. Ambrosino made his presence felt immediately, hitting a 3-pointer 12 seconds after checking in to break a 25-all tie in the first half. Calvert hit a big three in the second half to extend BYU’s lead to 43-34.

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