Cougars to play at Weber State on Saturday

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Game notes: BYU at Weber State

BYU basketball will play at Weber State on Saturday 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 (6-3, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 191-57 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Weber State Wildcats (4-2, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Head Coach: Randy Rahe
  • Alma Mater: Buena Vista, 1981
  • Division I Career Record: 124-70 (7th)
  • Record at Weber State: 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: BYU leads 27-10
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 94-66, 12/7/11
  • H/A/N: 19-0/8-10/0-0

Projected starters

Weber State Wildcats (6-2, 0-0 Pac 12)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
5 Jordan Richardson 6-1 G 8.7 1.8
4 Scott Bamforth 6-2 G/F 11.8 3.2
15 Davion Berry 6-4 G/F 12.5 3.5
13 Frank Otis 6-6 G 9.7 5.8
44 Kyle Tresnak 6-10 C 10.7 5.5
BYU Cougars (5-3, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
2 Craig Cusick 6-2 G 5.6 2.8
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 8.2 4.2
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 20.1 5.6
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.6 5.2
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 17.9 7.3

Player notes

 

  • Craig Cusick and Agustin Ambrosino made their first starts of the season against Cal State Northridge, replacing Matt Carlino and Josh Sharp in the starting five. For Cusick it was his fourth career start and for Ambrosino his first. Cusick has remained a starter while Sharp has returned to the lineup.
  • Josh Sharp had his best game as a Cougar against Montana, posting a season-high 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting and adding 8 rebounds.
  • Tyler Haws’s 32 points against Cal State Northridge are the most points by a BYU player since Jimmer Fredette scored 32 vs. Florida in the NCAA Tournament on March 24, 2011. The only other Cougar to score 30 or more since Fredette was Matt Carlino, who scored 30 at San Francisco last season on Feb. 16, 2012.
  • The Cougars played one of their best all-around games against Montana, posting a season-low seven turnovers and season highs of nine threes, .429 shooting from three and 27 free throw attempts. The 85 points, .517 shooting percentage and 11 steals were the second-best marks in their respective categories this season.
  • 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. Utah, his second game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has three such games in his career, tied for the second-most in BYU history with Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Russell Larson and Kenneth Roberts. Jimmer Fredette holds the record for most games shooting perfect from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws with four. The record for most perfect free throw games in a season (minimum 10 attempts) is shared by Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95).

Rose vs. the state

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has compiled a record of 25-6 vs. instate opponents since taking over in 2005-06. He has the best winning percentage (.806) of any coach vs. instate teams during that time and the second-most wins (Utah State’s Stew Morrill is 26-8 vs. instate teams since 2005-06 for a .765 winning percentage). BYU plays at Weber State on Dec. 15 and host Utah State on Feb. 19.

Fast start for Tyler Haws

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.
Name Class Season Consecutive 20-Point Games (point totals)
Devin Durrant Senior 1983-84 7 (28, 35, 20, 35, 23, 33, 27)
Tyler Haws Sophomore 2012-13 6 (22, 22, 23, 21, 32)
Danny Ainge Senior 1980-81 5 (24, 22, 22, 29, 29)
Kresimir Cosic Junior 1971-72 5 (30, 31, 33, 23, 30)
Michael Smith Senior 1988-89 5 (24, 29, 30, 33, 20)

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 nine games he is averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.9 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 191-57 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.770). 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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