Cougars to host Lumberjacks on Thursday

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Game notes: BYU vs. Northern Arizona

BYU basketball will host Northern Arizona on Thursday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on BYUtv.

BYU Cougars (8-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 193-58 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-7, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Head Coach: Jack Murphy
  • Alma Mater: Arizona, 2002
  • Division I Career Record: 4-7 (1st)
  • Record at NAU: Same

Game Information

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

Series Information

  • Series Record: Series tied 1-1
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 87-52, 11/30/11
  • H/A/N: 0-0/0-1/1-0

Projected starters

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-7, 0-0 Big Sky)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
20 Gaellan Bewernick 6-6 F 6.4 5.4
33 Max Jacobsen 6-8 F 7.9 5.0
11 Gabe Rogers 6-2 G 15.1 2.4
12 DeWayne Russell 5-11 G 16.4 3.5
21 Stallon Saldivar 6-0 G 5.8 4.5
BYU Cougars (8-4, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 7.2 2.9
2 Craig Cusick 6-2 G 5.0 3.1
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 19.7 5.4
33 Nate Austin 6-11 F 3.9 3.9
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 19.8 8.1

Player notes

  • BYU posted a season-high 27 assists on 38 made baskets in a 95-62 win against Eastern New Mexico. Six different players recorded at least three assists against the Greyhounds. The 27 dimes are the most by the Cougars since recording the same number last season against San Francisco on Jan. 7, 2012. BYU had 29 assists against Buffalo last season on Dec. 20, 2011.
  • BYU defeated Utah despite shooting just 31.1 percent (19 of 61) from the field. The Cougars have shot 31.1 percent or worse 27 times since the 1960-61 season and won just three of those games. In addition to the Utah win, BYU defeated UC Santa Barbara 57-48 on Dec. 29, 1999 while shooting 29.6 percent (16 of 54) and Air Force 68-60 on Feb. 13, 1992 while shooting 30.4 percent (17 of 56).
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.

Haws the closer

Tyler Haws opened 2012-13 with one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He started the season with six-straight 20-point games, the second best such streak in program history. Only Devin Durrant started a season with more consecutive 20-point games, seven in 1983-84. Haws’s streak ended when he scored 18 against Montana in the seventh game of the season. What makes Haws’s start even more impressive is that he’s the only sophomore on the list and he returned in April from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.

Davies does it all

Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet in the opener against Tennessee State, tallying 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals while drawing 3 charges. He did it again vs. Georgia State with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Davies had maybe his most complete game against Montana with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals. Through 12 games he is averaging 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals. Last season he became the second Cougar in history to average at least one of everything (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). 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). 

Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 193-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.769). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice and has guided the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances and six 25-win seasons. In 2010 he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one tournament game in the two seasons since, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011.

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