Game Notes & Quotes: SE Oklahoma State

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Player Notes

  • Brandon Davies had four 3-point plays in the first half
  • Tyler Haws kept his free-throw streak alive in the first exhibition game, going 4-for-4. The shots won’t count towards his total but he’s still perfect.
  • Brandon Davies led all players with 25 points on the night, in just 18 minutes. Teammates Tyler Haws and Brock Zylstra joined Davies in double-figure points with 15 and 17, respectively
  • Brandon Davies scored seven-straight points in the second half between 18:11 down to 16:43
  • Raul Delgado led the BYU squad with three 3-pointers for a total of 9 points on the night
  • Agustin Ambrosino led the BYU squad with eight rebounds

Team Notes

  • Dunks tonight for BYU came from Brandon Davies
  • BYU’s largest lead of the first half was by 29 with 1:09 to play, up 50-21 over the Storm
  • BYU’s largest lead of the second half was by 49 with 5:33 to play, up 95-46
  • With tonight’s 103-57 win, the Cougars are now 11-0 in exhibition games through the last six seasons
  • Tonight’s 103 points is just the second 100+ performance by BYU in an exhibition game, in the last seven seasons. BYU’s last 100+ performance was on Oct. 29, 2010 against Laval when they scored 101

Game Trends

  • The first basket for any team came after almost a minute of play off a free throw from BYU’s Josh Sharp
  • From 15:22 down to 12:50 BYU held SE from scoring while going on a 13-0 run themselves
  • BYU put together another run in the first half from 10:38 down to 8:41 when they scored 6-straight points
  • In the second half BYU put together an 11-0 run from 13:59 down to 11:20
     

BYU head coach Dave Rose
“It was a long anticipated summer with the change in the Marriott Center and knowing we were going to coach on the other side of the floor.”

“The first 10 minutes of that game seemed quite a bit different from the previous games that we’ve played in the Marriott Center. By the end of the game it felt really good. I thought it was a great set up and I thought our students were terrific for a really early season exhibition game. I’m excited for our guys, I’m excited for the season and look forward to a lot of hopefully successful nights here in the Marriott Center.”

“Our post guys played especially well; Brandon, Nate, Ian, Josh and Agustin. I thought we had an advantage tonight. They are a pretty skilled inside group, but I thought that we were a little bit more mobile and able to run the floor, and get the ball in spots where we wanted it.”

Brandon Davies
"First off, I think we had a lot of fun tonight. We shared the ball well. Everyone contributed and everyone made positive plays for us. It’s nice to beat up on someone else for a change. I think it helps the new guys get rid of some jitters. For the most part I think everything flowed well. Our plays were great and we can take a lot of positives from this.”

“We go through everything in our playbook, even in a game like this. We try to get our timing right. We go hard in practice, but everyone knows our plays so it's a little different. It’s hard to get things done, but going against a team who doesn’t know our plays helps us see what works and what doesn’t.”