Postgame - BYU vs. CSU

BYU senior Jared Jensen pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds for his first double-digit rebounding effort of the season against Colorado State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

POSTGAME NOTES

- Sophomore point guard Austin Ainge scored a career-high 25 points to lead all scorers. His five treys also set a new career mark.

- Senior center Jared Jensen recorded double-digit rebounds for the fourth time in his career to equal a personal-best 10 boards. Two of his 10-rebound games have come against the Rams as Jensen grabbed 10 rebounds against Colorado State in Provo last season.

- Jared Jensen's missed his first free throw since going 0-1 on Dec. 18 vs. Utah State. He made 23 straight before misfiring on his first attempt Saturday vs. the Rams. He made his final three shots from the line to go 3-of-4 on the night.

-- Senior guard Mike Hall has made 15 straight free throws. He was 2-for-2 against CSU at the line while scoring all 11 of his points in the second half.

- Freshman forward/center Chris Miles grabbed a career-best seven rebounds, including a personal-high 5 offensive boards, to go along with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting. Miles made his third start of the season and logged 19 minutes while assisting in holding CSU's leading scorer Matt Nelson to just 11 points.

- BYU's 18.9 percent shooting in the first half was its second-worst shooting first half this season, just slightly better than the 18.5 percent the Cougars made in their season-opening loss to nationally ranked North Carolina.

- BYU attempted a season-high 30 three-point shots in the game, converting on eight attempts (.267).

- Colorado State went to the free-throw line 38 times, 13 more attempts than any other BYU opponent this season. The Rams totaled 26 points at the line. BYU was 11-for-13 at the charity stripe.

- BYU's loss ended a two-game winning streak at Mobey Arena as the Cougars swept the Front Range road trip the past two seasons. The loss also halted BYU's three-game conference road winning streak.

- CSU now owns a 32-26 advantage over BYU in Fort Collins. BYU leads the overall series 77-45 with a 50-10 record against the Rams in Provo and a 1-3 mark on a neutral floor.

- BYU is now 6-11 overall and 0-2 in MWC play. The Cougars are 0-10 this year when scoring less than 70 points.

POSTGAME QUOTES

BYU Head Coach Steve Cleveland:

"It did get out of hand in the first half. There were eight or nine baskets within three or four feet that we didn't make. You have to make those shots."

"When you shoot 18 percent in the first half, that will do you in but the fact is it didn't do us in. I told them after the game you played just well enough to lose."

"We couldn't get the stops we needed. Every possession is extremely important and we gave up some wide open shots on defense."

"We didn't take a lot of bad shots in the second half but we made a lot of mistakes in the first half."

"Sometimes lessons are difficult but there's not other way for this team to get better than to stay in these kind of situations."

"We don't have a lot of depth in the post and that hurt us. Jared (Jensen) played better in the second half. Austin (Ainge) played with a lot of confidence but we didn't get that much off the bench. We need more play off the bench to win games."

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