Cougars Win Big Against CSU, 82-53

Freshman Mike Rose got BYU rolling in the first half when he scored 10 points, making three treys. He has made a team-leading 21 triples this season on 52.5 percent shooting from behind the arc. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah, (Jan. 17, 2004) -- Rafael Araujo scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards to lead BYU past Colorado State 82-53 Saturday evening at the Marriott Center.

BYU used an 18-1 run to build a 19-point lead midway through the first half, and the Cougars didn't look back, extending their lead to 26 points at halftime, BYU's largest lead at the break this season.

Coach Steve Cleveland said he was pleased his team came out and played well after the way they played in the last two games.

"I didn't care if this was home or away. I wanted to play well," Cleveland said. "I thought we did that. We attacked defensively and got good shots. We played 30 minutes of good basketball, but it got sloppy in the end."

The Cougars' run started when freshman Mike Rose was inserted into the game and subsequently hit a three-pointer. Rose would hit two more threes during the stretch, and Mike Hall would add another.

"Mike Rose came in and hit some huge shots," Cleveland said. "That's how I plan to play him the rest of the year. He's played well in practice and earned the minutes."

Those three-pointers opened up the middle for Araujo, allowing him to get the ball deep in the post and score easily over the Ram defenders.

The Cougars didn't let up after halftime, outscoring CSU 18-6 while extending its lead to 31 three different times during the second half.

After two poor shooting nights against North Carolina State and San Diego State where the Cougars hit only 40.4 percent of their shots, BYU hit 49.1 percent of its shots against the Rams, including 38.9 percent from three-point range.

Besides Araujo, the Cougars had three other players hit double figures, including Luiz Lemes (12), Mark Bigelow (11) and Rose (10).

With the victory, BYU improves its record to 11-4 and 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars take the floor next against Wyoming on Monday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

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

Colorado State vs Brigham Young University

01/17/03 7:07 pm at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Colorado State 8-7, 0-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

13 ROBINSON, Freddy.... f 7-13 1-3 1-1 0 5 5 2 16 0 0 0 1 26

42 WILLIAMS, Matt...... f 4-10 0-0 4-8 0 7 7 3 12 2 4 2 2 29

01 STEVENS, Derrick.... g 2-7 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 5 1 2 0 1 33

10 RAKIECKI, Jon....... g 0-10 0-10 2-2 2 2 4 3 2 1 2 0 1 27

20 CLARK, Ronnie....... g 1-4 0-0 1-4 2 2 4 4 3 1 3 0 1 14

02 LOHREY, Brian....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

04 BALL, Nick.......... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10

11 THOMASSON, Phillip.. 3-5 0-1 2-3 0 1 1 1 8 1 2 0 1 16

22 JOHNSON, Shelton.... 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 24

34 VERWERS, Stephen.... 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 15

54 NELSON, Matt........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

TEAM................ 2 2 4

Totals.............. 20-59 3-22 10-18 7 25 32 24 53 7 14 2 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-29 31.0% 2nd Half: 11-30 36.7% Game: 33.9% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-11 9.1% 2nd Half: 2-11 18.2% Game: 13.6% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-8 50.0% 2nd Half: 6-10 60.0% Game: 55.6% 5

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 11-4, 1-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

03 BIGELOW, Mark....... f 2-6 0-3 7-10 2 2 4 1 11 6 0 1 1 29

41 MEADS, Garner....... f 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 11

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 6-9 0-1 4-5 2 7 9 2 16 2 2 1 2 26

01 HALL, Mike.......... g 3-9 1-3 2-4 2 2 4 3 9 0 1 0 3 26

04 LEMES, Luiz......... g 4-7 2-3 2-2 0 4 4 0 12 2 5 0 2 22

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 18

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 3-9 3-6 1-2 0 1 1 2 10 2 0 0 0 23

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 6 6 1 4 3 0 0 1 8

13 AINGE, Austin....... 2-3 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 2 6 2 1 0 0 10

15 DRESSER, Mike....... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5

52 JENSEN, Jared....... 2-4 0-0 4-5 2 8 10 4 8 0 4 0 1 22

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 26-54 7-18 23-32 9 35 44 20 82 19 14 3 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-27 55.6% 2nd Half: 11-27 40.7% Game: 48.1% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-10 60.0% 2nd Half: 1-8 12.5% Game: 38.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 13-18 72.2% 2nd Half: 10-14 71.4% Game: 71.9% 3

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Officials: Scott Thornley, Duane Allen, Milt Stowe

Technical fouls: Colorado State-CLARK, Ronnie. Brigham Young

University-JENSEN, Jared.

Attendance: 17661

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Colorado State................ 23 30 - 53

Brigham Young University...... 49 33 - 82

Points in the paint-CS 16,BY 28. Points off turnovers-CS 12,BY 14.

2nd chance points-CS 5,BY 10. Fast break points-CS 2,BY 11.

Bench points-CS 15,BY 39. Score tied-1 time. Lead changes-4 times.

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