Cougars vs. Greyhounds on Tuesday

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Game notes: BYU vs. Eastern New Mexico

BYU basketball will host Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday 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 (7-3, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 192-57 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds (5-5, 0-0 Lone Star)

  • Head Coach: Andrew Helton
  • Alma Mater: Miami, 1992
  • Division II Career Record: 28-35 (7th)
  • Record at Eastern New Mexico: 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 1-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 95-49, 1/2/10
  • H/A/N: 1-0/0-0/0-0

Projected starters

Eastern New Mexico (5-5, 0-0 Lone Star)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
1 Rodney Blackmon 5-11 G 17.3 2.6
4 Rafael Love 6-4 G 14.1 7.4
10 Kyle Lantz 6-2 G 5.6 2.9
11 Dennis Hardwell 6-5 F 10.4 6.4
20 Greg McFarland 6-8 C 4.5 1.5
BYU Cougars (7-3, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 7.3 3.0
2 Craig Cusick 6-2 G 5.2 2.9
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 20.4 5.6
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.0 4.9
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 19.4 7.4

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. Carlino returned to the starting lineup at Weber State, replacing Brock Zylstra. BYU coach Dave Rose has used four different starting lineups 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. Weber State, his second-consecutive game shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws and his third this season. 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.

Rose vs. the state

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has compiled a record of 26-6 vs. instate opponents since taking over in 2005-06. He has the best winning percentage (.813) of any coach vs. in-state teams during that time and the second-most wins (Utah State’s Stew Morrill is 27-8 vs. in-state teams since 2005-06 for a .771 winning percentage). BYU hosts Utah State on Feb. 19.

Haws the closer

Tyler Haws has played some of his best basketball in the final five minutes of games this season. Against Cal State Northridge, BYU trailed 74-73 with less than four minutes remaining. Haws hit a jumper with 3:44 to go to give BYU the lead and had 10 of the Cougars’ final 14 points to help secure the 87-75 win. Against Utah BYU trailed 58-56 before Haws completed a three-point play with 2:47 to go. He added two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to secure the 61-58 win. After struggling from the field the first 35 minutes at Weber State, Haws scored nine points in the last five minutes on 3 of 3 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. For the season, Haws is 12 of 15 from the field, 2 of 3 from three and 11 of 12 from the free throw line in the last five minutes of games.

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 10 games he is averaging 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 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 192-57 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.771). 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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