Cougars vs. Matadors on Saturday

(Photo by BYU Photo/Bella Torgerson)

Game notes: BYU vs. Cal State Northridge

BYU basketball will host Cal State Northridge on Saturday in the Marriott Center at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYU Cougars (3-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 188-56 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0, 0-0 Big West)

  • Head Coach: Bobby Braswell
  • Alma Mater: Cal State Northridge, 1985
  • Division I Career Record: 243-241 (17th)
  • Record at Cal State Northridge: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV: Talent Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analysts), 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 4-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 84-78, 12/12/98
  • H/A/N: 4-0/0-0/0-0

Projected starters

Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0, 0-0 Big West)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
0 Josh Greene 6-0 G 14.0 2.5
25 Allan Guei 5-9 G 5.5 1.5
35 Tre Hale-Edmerson 6-9 F/C 6.7 4.0
3 Stephan Hicks 6-6 G/F 17.3 8.5
21 Stephen Maxwell 6-7 F 13.7 7.3
BYU Cougars (2-2, 0-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 4.8 5.0*
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 8.8 3.6
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 21.6 6.8
33 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 5.2 5.0
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 19.4 7.2
*assists per game
 

Fast start for Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws is off to one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He is one of only five BYU basketball players to open a season with at least five-straight 20-point games, having scored 22, 22, 23, 21 and 20 points in the team’s first five contests, respectively. 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)
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)
Tyler Haws Sophomore 2012-13 5 (22, 22, 23, 21, 30)

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. Through five games he is averaging 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 blocks and 0.8 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). 

Taking charge

Brandon Davies drew three charges in the season opener vs. Tennessee State and took two more vs. UTSA to give him five for the season. Last season Brandon Davies made the opposition pay when they drove to the basket, taking 31 charges. Nate Austin took his fair share of charges as well with a total of 29 last season. He has taken two so far this season.

A nose for the ball

Josh Sharp demonstrated his ability to seek out offensive rebounds against Notre Dame, when seven of his 10 boards were collected on the offensive end. Both the seven offensive rebounds and the 10 total boards are career highs for the sophomore from Highland, Utah. Sharp, who has a team-high 13 offensive rebounds this season, isn’t the only Cougar with a penchant for offensive rebounds as his two former Lone Peak teammates Tyler Haws and Nate Austin are second and third on the team with 11 and 10 offensive boards, respectively. This season BYU has 61 offensive rebounds compared to their opponents’ 43.

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 188-56 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 and the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history (25-point deficit) in last season’s 78-72 win over Iona in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.

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