Cougars Overwhelm Badgers in Exhibition Opener

Trent Plaisted scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds Thursday night in BYU's 90-49 exhibition win over Brock University. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU opened its exhibition season with a 90-49 trouncing of Brock University on Thursday night in the Marriott Center. Cougar center Trent Plaisted scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, as BYU put an end to the Badgers' four-game winning streak.

The Cougars dominated all facets of the game, shooting 51 percent from the field and 53 percent (8-of-15) from beyond the arc while holding Brock, a team averaging 83.8 points a game, to 25 percent shooting. BYU also outrebounded the Badgers, 54-33.

"BYU has size and athleticism," Brock head coach Ken Murray said. "They push the ball, and they have some guys that can jump through the roof. They're a very athletic team."

Plaisted wasted no time showing why he was named a Freshman All-American last season. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound sophomore scored on a put-back off of a Lee Cummard miss, flushed down a lay-up in transition and then hit a 10-footer from the right baseline enroute to a quick 11-0 Cougar lead.

BYU's early advantage ballooned into a 22-2 lead before Badger forward Chris Keith nailed a three-pointer, making it 22-5 with just under 12 minutes to go. Cougar senior Mike Rose answered back with a long-distance shot of his own sparking an 11-2 Cougar run. BYU led 43-14 at halftime.

The early offensive assault gave Rose an opportunity to take a look at his freshmen and transfers, as the second-year coach gave all available players time on the court.

"The first group of guys we had were the [veterans], so they know the game plan," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "The second group came out and was pretty successful."

The second half saw more of the same with BYU taking a 59-22 lead with 16 minutes left to play. Mike Rose knocked down two consecutive treys, and team captain Keena Young added four points and two assists during a 16-8 run. Young finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in only 16 minutes of action.

On the night, BYU outscored Brock 51-10 in points in the paint and 15-0 in fastbreak points. The Cougars got it done on the defensive end as well forcing the Badgers into 20 turnovers and nabbing 13 steals.

BYU hosts the University of Montevallo Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Center before its annual Cougar Tipoff on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

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

Brock Badgers vs BYU Cougars

11/02/06 7:05 p.m. at Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

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VISITORS: Brock Badgers

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

21 Jesse Tipping....... f 1-9 1-8 4-8 0 2 2 1 7 0 2 0 1 26

33 Chris Keith......... f 6-15 2-7 3-4 1 9 10 3 17 1 2 0 0 39

04 Brad Rootes......... g 5-12 2-8 4-6 1 2 3 3 16 4 6 0 2 36

14 Mike Kemp........... g 1-10 0-6 2-2 3 0 3 2 4 1 2 0 0 25

24 Scott Murray........ g 0-5 0-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 30

13 Omar Kadray......... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0+

23 Phil Poulin......... 0-2 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 9

34 David Swinden....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

45 Owen White.......... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 10

51 Brent Furtney....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

54 Matt Bassett-Spiers. 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 19

TEAM................ 1 1 2

Totals.............. 14-56 6-37 15-22 9 24 33 15 49 8 20 0 3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 5-31 16.1% 2nd Half: 9-25 36.0% Game: 25.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-22 4.5% 2nd Half: 5-15 33.3% Game: 16.2% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-4 75.0% 2nd Half: 12-18 66.7% Game: 68.2% 3

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

03 YOUNG, Keena........ f 6-8 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 13 2 3 0 1 16

30 CUMMARD, Lee........ f 2-6 1-1 2-2 2 1 3 2 7 3 0 1 2 15

44 PLAISTED, Trent..... c 5-10 0-0 3-4 3 5 8 1 13 1 2 0 1 18

13 AINGE, Austin....... g 2-2 1-1 0-0 1 6 7 3 5 3 1 0 1 14

23 BALDERSON, Jimmy.... g 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 2 15

01 BROADUS, Rashaun.... 2-5 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 12

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 3-4 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 9 1 0 0 0 12

05 CAMERON, Jordan..... 3-4 1-1 2-6 2 4 6 1 9 1 1 0 2 13

10 IVANOVIC, Vuk....... 6-9 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 3 12 1 1 0 0 15

15 MALAMAN, Fernando... 3-5 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 6 0 1 1 1 13

20 BURGESS, Sam........ 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 18

24 MURDOCK, Ben........ 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 14

31 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6

45 TAVERNARI, Jonathan. 1-6 1-4 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 12

50 MACGREGOR, Gavin.... 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 8

TEAM................ 1 1 2

Totals.............. 37-72 8-15 8-15 17 37 54 22 90 20 16 2 13 201

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-32 53.1% 2nd Half: 20-40 50.0% Game: 51.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 5-8 62.5% Game: 53.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-10 60.0% 2nd Half: 2-5 40.0% Game: 53.3% 1

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Officials:

Technical fouls: Brock Badgers-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance: 7853

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brock Badgers................. 14 35 - 49

BYU Cougars................... 43 47 - 90

EXHIBITION

Points in the paint-BROCK 10,BY 51. Points off turnovers-BROCK 11,BY 24.

2nd chance points-BROCK 7,BY 15. Fast break points-BROCK 0,BY 15.

Bench points-BROCK 5,BY 50. Score tied-0 times. Lead changes-0 times.

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