Trent Plaisted recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds to help BYU defeat Oral Roberts. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
BYU vs. Oral Roberts
Dec. 29, 2006
- BYU head coach Dave Rose has used the same starting lineup in the last four games, giving Rashaun Broadus, Lee Cummard, Jimmy Balderson, Keena Young and Trent Plaisted the starting nod. The group also started the first two games of the season.
- Individual Career Highs: Keena Young - 16 rebounds; Lee Cummard -- 9 rebounds, 5 assists (tied).
- Individual Season Highs: Austin Ainge -- 6 assists; Mike Rose - 3 rebounds (tied).
- BYU's win over Oral Roberts extended its home winning streak to 22 games, which is the fourth-longest active home victory streak in the nation. The Cougars are 8-0 at home this season.
- With four straight victories over Utah State, Western Oregon, Liberty and Oral Roberts, the Cougars are enjoying their longest winning streak of the season. BYU won three straight games against Idaho State, Portland and Southern Utah earlier this year.
- The 10-point win is BYU's seventh double-digit victory of the season.
- BYU is now 9-1 when scoring at least 70 points in a game and 8-0 when holding opponents under 70 points.
- The Cougars are also 9-0 this season when outrebounding their opponents, posting a 40-29 advantage against the Flames on the glass.
- With a 37-33 advantage against the Golden Eagles, BYU led at the half for the 10th time this season in 13 games. The Cougars are now 9-1 when leading at the break.
- With 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against ORU, both of which led the Cougars, Young recorded his fourth double-double of the season and the seventh of his BYU career. He has scored in double figures in 12 of 13 games, topping 20 points twice, and has led BYU in scoring five times this season and rebounds six times. He scored seven straight points during a 16-3 BYU run in the second half, giving the Cougars their first lead since the 19:14 mark with a bucket with 9:57 to play.
- Plaisted also posted a double against ORU with 12 points and 11 rebounds, his second of the season and the eighth of his career.
- After going five straight games without a three-point make, Mike Rose has now made at least one three-point basket in each of the last five games. He is averaging 7.8 points per game over that span.
- Balderson has scored in double figures in four of the last five games, posting 12 points against ORU.
- With __ points from Ken Tutt and 21 from Caleb Green, Oral Roberts became the first team this season to have two players score at least 20 points against the Cougars.
- After trailing 16-8 early in the game, BYU put together a 14-0 run over 4:25 to take a 22-16 lead with 9:17 left to play in the first half. Six different Cougars scored during the streak including Young, Plaisted, Cummard, Fernando Malaman, Mike Rose and Balderson. The scores from Cummard and Plaisted were both dunks.
- The Golden Eagles began the second half with a 16-2 run, holding the Cougars to just 1-for-8 shooting from the field over the first 5:06 of the half and converting 5-of-7 shots to take a 49-39 lead.
- BYU answered with a 16-3 run, including seven straight points from Young.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose:
"I thought it was a great competitive effort by out team."
"To win a game like that was great. We played hard, and we competed well. I'm proud of our guys."
"Sometimes when you win certain games, you can take a step forward. I hope this was one of those games."
"This was an atmosphere like the middle of January or February with conference games."
"It was fun for me, as nerve racking as it was, to watch our guys rise up and compete the last three or four minutes."
"Every game takes on its own feel. It was that way from the start tonight. It was a physical game from the beginning."
"(Caleb) Green is a great player. You don't score 2,000 points and get 1,000 rebounds without being a great player. Oral Roberts is a very good team."
Oral Roberts Head Coach Steve Sutton:
"This was a frustrating loss. We're proud of our effort, but we have to do better on the glass."
"I though there were a lot of positives. This is a difficult place to play. We had ourselves in a position to win the game, and unfortunately, we were in foul trouble."
"Tomorrow night's game is huge. If we can leave here 2-1, that would be great."