Cougars return home to host North Texas

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

BYU Game Notes

North Texas Game Notes

BYU is set to take on North Texas on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. MT in the Marriott Center. The Cougars are coming off three-straight neutral site games, including two in Kansas City as part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and Saturday’s 85-74 win over Utah State at EnergySolutions Arena. BYU last played in the Marriott Center on Nov. 20 against Iowa State. Tuesday's game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYU Cougars (6-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 215-68 (9th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

North Texas (5-3, 0-0 Conference USA)

  • Head Coach: Tony Benford
  • Alma Mater: Texas Tech
  • Division I Career Record: 15-23 (2nd)
  • Record at North Texas: Same

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 2-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 97-68, 12/8/89
  • H/A/N: 2-0/0-0/0-0

Game Information

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

Projected starters

North Texas (5-3, 0-0 Conference USA)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
33 Colin Voss 6-7 F 3.9 5.8
44 Keith Coleman 6-10 F 6.5 5.6
0 Vertrail Vaughns 6-2 G 9.1 1.7
3 Alzee Williams 6-4 G 16.3 3.6
5 Chris Jones 6-2 G 9.8 4.9
BYU Cougars (6-2, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
2 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 19.0 4.6*
5 Kyle Collinsworth 6-6 G 11.3 9.0
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 23.7 5.7
33 Nate Austin 6-11 F 4.1 8.6
00 Eric Mika 6-10 F 13.4 5.3
*assists per game      

 By the numbers

1.7 Matt Carlino’s career steals average, second all-time in BYU history. His 116 steals are tied for 13th all-time and the 64 he totaled in 2012-13 as a sophomore are the fourth most in team history.
2 The number of players in BYU history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore. Danny Ainge was the first to do so and had 1,130 points in 57 games by the end of his sophomore season (1978-79). Sophomore Tyler Haws joined Ainge when he reached the 1,000 career point mark at Saint Mary’s on Feb. 21, 2013.
4 With three NIT wins last postseason, BYU has won a postseason game for four-straight years, a program record. The Cougars defeated Florida 99-92 in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and in 2011 BYU advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins over Wofford and Gonzaga. In 2011-12, the Cougars overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat Iona in the First Four in Dayton. It marked the largest deficit overcome in the history of the NCAA Tournament.
4.7 Matt Carlino’s career assist average, first all-time in BYU history.  As a freshman in 2011-12, he averaged 4.6 assists and in 2012-13, he averaged 4.8. His 171 assists last season are the third most in team history. Carlino is averaging 4.6 assists per game this season and had a season-high 8 assists in BYU’s 108-76 win against Mount St. Mary’s.
7 Haws’ rank among NCAA scoring leaders in 2012-13 with a 21.7 scoring average. He joins Danny Ainge, Jimmer Fredette, Michael Smith and Devin Durrant as the only Cougars to finish among the nation’s top 10 scoring leaders and is the only BYU sophomore to achieve the mark. His 780 points are the fourth-most scored at BYU in a season and his 21.7 average is 10th best in team history.
8 With a bid to the 2013 NIT, Dave Rose and the Cougars reached the postseason for a BYU record eighth-straight season. In his first year as head coach, Rose and the Cougars went to the 2006 NIT. That was followed by six-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and last season’s NIT bid. BYU has also won 20-plus games in each of Rose’s eight seasons.
23 Tyler Haws’ point total in the second half vs. Texas, a career high for points after halftime for the junior guard. Haws scored just two points in the first half but took over in the second. Starting with a jumper with 10:45 to go, he scored 21 of BYU’s last 25 points and finished the game with 25 points.
29 BYU’s starting guards combined for 29 of BYU’s 46 rebounds against Weber State. Tyler Haws set a career high with 13, Kyle Collinsworth had 10 boards and Matt Carlino had 6.
34 The number of 20-point games Haws has in his career at BYU, tied for seventh all-time in team history. He had 25 20-point games in 2012-13, fourth all-time in a single season.
83.3 BYU’s 3-point percentage against Texas (10 of 12), a BYU single-game record (minimum 10 3-pointers attempted). Matt Carlino hit 5 of 7, Frank Bartley IV hit 3 of 3 and Tyler Haws hit 2 of 2. 
88.5 Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 348 of 393 from the line in his career.
90.0 Eric Mika’s shooting percentage against Mount St. Mary’s, tied for the BYU freshman record for field goal percentage in a game (minimum 10 attempts). The freshman from Alpine, Utah, hit 9 of 10 from the field and scored 20 points. He shares the record with Fred Roberts, who also hit 9 of 10 vs. Utah State on Dec. 6, 1978.
97.2 Tyler Haws’ free throw percentage since missing his first attempt against Iowa State. He hit his last seven against the Cyclones, 9 of 10 vs. Texas, 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State and 8 of 8 vs. Utah State for a total of 35 of 36.
112 BYU’s point total against Stanford, a 112-103 road win. The point total is the most by a BYU team under Dave Rose and the most since Feb. 25, 1993, when the Cougars scored 128 at home against Sacramento State. It also marked a BYU record for points scored against a Pac-12 team.
215 Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 215 career victories, behind only the great Stan Watts, who coached the Cougars to 371 wins from 1949 to 1972 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.
1,319 The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 21st all-time and 18 from tying his father Marty Haws for 20th. Haws holds the BYU record for most points scored during freshman and sophomore seasons combined. With 872 career points, Matt Carlino is on pace to become the next BYU player to reach 1,000 career points.

Dave Rose

BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to one of the most successful runs in program history since taking over in 2005. His career record of 215-68 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.760). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice, led the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances, six 25-win seasons and eight 20-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 postseason game in the three seasons since, including a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and a trip to the NIT semifinals in 2013.

Return of Kyle Collinsworth

The 2013-14 season marks the return of sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth, who spent the last two years serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. As a freshman in 2010-11 he averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .481 from the field. Collinsworth started 27 games on a BYU team that won a team record 32 games and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Collinsworth is averaging 11.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals this season.

Record streaks

The Cougars will be looking to keep several program-record streaks intact during 2013-14. Coming into the season,  Dave Rose has led the Cougars to eight-straight 20-win seasons and eight-straight postseason appearances, eight-straight seasons with 10-plus conference victories and four-straight seasons with a postseason victory.

BYU’s newcomers

This season’s roster includes five newcomers – three freshmen, a junior college transfer and an NCAA Division I transfer. The freshmen are Frank Bartley IV from Baton Rouge, La., Eric Mika from Alpine, Utah, and Luke Worthington from Mequon, Wis. Skyler Halford comes to BYU from Salt Lake Community College and Chase Fischer is a transfer from Wake Forest.

  • Bartley prepped last season at Future College Prep in California last season and averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.0 blocks while leading his team to the West Coast Prep title.
  • Mika earned third-team All-America honors last season while leading Lone Peak to the MaxPreps.com national title and the 5A Utah state title. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
  • Worthington averaged 13.6 points and 10.0 rebounds while leading Homestead High School to a 13-7 record. He was named first-team All-North Shore Conference and all-state honorable mention.
  • Halford was a first-team NJCAA All-American and averaged 17.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals at SLCC. He led SLCC to the SWAC and Region 18 titles.
  • Fischer played two season at Wake Forest after a successful prep career at Ripley High in Ripley, W.Va. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.1 rebounds and shot .422 from three last season.
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