Rose Blossoms in his First Collegiate Game

Freshman Mike Rose set a single-game 3-point record with eight treys in his first collegiate outing. He scored 26 points -- the most by a BYU freshman since Mark Bigelow scored 33 in 1998. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Making his collegiate debut, freshman Mike Rose blossomed by setting a new school single-game record with eight 3-pointers to lead BYU to an 88-54 win over Southern Utah Friday at the Marriott Center.

"We knew we were going to get zoned, and we had that apprehension going in," BYU head coach Steve Cleveland said. "Mike Rose stepped up tonight, coming off the bench. Tonight he shot with a lot of confidence."

The freshman guard out of Houston led all scorers with 26 points -- the most points by a BYU freshman since Mark Bigelow totaled 33 in 1998. His eight 3-pointers broke the BYU record of seven threes in a game, previously set by Nick Sanderson (1992) and Danny Bower (1998). Rose's performance behind the arc was just shy of tying the Marriott Center's record of nine 3-pointers in a game set by Utah State's Jay Goodman (1990).

"I was in the zone I guess you could say," Rose said. "It was one of those nights where you're looking to shoot."

Rose was 9-of-16 from the floor with 13 of his attempts coming from behind the arc. He dished out six assists with only one turnover and added two rebounds and one steal in his 22 minutes off the bench.

With the win, the Cougars are now 7-0 against the Thunderbirds and improve their all-time record in home openers to 79-23 and 73-29 in season openers.

Nine of 10 Cougars scored, and four shot in double-digits for the first time since facing New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference tournament last March. Junior Dixie State transfer Mike Hall added 16 points and six rebounds in his Division I debut on 7-of-8 shooting while senior NBA prospect Rafael Araujo went 5-for-8 from the floor, finishing with 12 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Kevin Woodberry contributed 14 points and a career-best 7 assists, one of which set up Rose for his record-breaking trey with 7:01 left in the game.

Senior Luiz Lemes played his usual solid game with a personal-best five assists and five points on 2-of-3 shooting. Southern Utah came out with its normal 2-3 zone, but never led the game after the tip-off. BYU capitalized on opportunities with the help of 3-pointers from Rose, Woodberry and Hall to take a commanding 23-9 lead. BYU controlled the first half to take a 46-22 advantage going into halftime.

"Our zone execution was solid," Cleveland said. "We worked on it most of the week, and we'll see a lot of it this season."

The 13,786 fans were brought to their feet with 12 minutes to go in the game on back-to-back dunks, an alley-oop from Woodberry to Hall, followed by a slam by Araujo to give BYU a 32- point lead.

BYU out shot Southern Utah in all categories, shooting 32-of-55 (57 percent) from the floor, 12-of-26 (50 percent) from three-point range and 12-of-13 (87.5 percent) from the free-throw line. The Cougar defense forced the Thunderbirds to 24 turnovers and two shot-clock violations.

Southern Utah's David Palmer led the Thunderbirds with 18 points, including a 5-for-8 performance from the 3-point line. Junior College All-American transfer DeAngelo Newsom added 14 points and six rebounds.

"I thought we matched the physical play early, but they manhandled us," Southern Utah head coach Bill Evans said. "They're well-coached and a big, physical team. I thought Araujo, Rose, Lemes and Jensen played better than our guys tonight."

BYU will play its second game Wednesday at 7 p.m. (PST) at California. The game will be televised by SportsWest Productions on KJZZ-TV in Salt Lake City.

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

Southern Utah University vs Brigham Young University

11-21-03 7:00 PM at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Southern Utah University 0-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

24 NEWSOM, DeAngelo.... f 6-9 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 2 14 1 2 0 4 35

33 PALMER, David....... f 6-10 5-8 1-3 1 2 3 3 18 0 7 0 1 28

40 WARREN, Robbie...... c 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 18

12 BAKER, Jason........ g 3-7 0-1 3-5 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 0 1 24

30 JANES, Rand......... g 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 28

01 OLSOVSKY, Lubor..... 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 6

02 GAINEY, Tim......... 2-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 1 20

03 MARTINI, Jeff....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

05 RENSCH, Dallas...... 0-4 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 17

10 SIKANDER, Khalil.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

34 ALDER, Drew......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

50 SCHOUTEN, Vaughn.... 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 4 3 1 3 0 0 16

TEAM................ 1 1

Totals.............. 19-41 5-12 11-19 8 13 21 17 54 8 24 1 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-19 47.4% 2nd Half: 10-22 45.5% Game: 46.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-5 40.0% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 41.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-3 66.7% 2nd Half: 9-16 56.3% Game: 57.9% 2

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 1-0

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 1-7 0-6 3-3 0 2 2 3 5 3 2 0 0 17

52 JENSEN, Jared....... f 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 16

55 ARAUJO, Rafael...... c 5-8 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 2 12 0 1 0 1 23

00 WOODBERRY, Kevin.... g 5-8 2-3 2-2 1 0 1 1 14 7 2 0 1 27

04 LEMES, Luiz......... g 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 5 5 3 0 0 27

01 HALL, Mike.......... 7-8 1-1 1-1 5 1 6 0 16 1 2 0 2 27

02 ROSE, Mike.......... 9-16 8-13 0-0 1 1 2 0 26 6 1 0 1 22

10 NASHIF, Terry....... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 5 0 1 2 0 1 13

12 ROBERTS, Marc....... 1-2 0-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 4 2 2 0 1 14

41 MEADS, Garner....... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 14

TEAM................ 3 3

Totals.............. 32-55 12-26 12-13 11 20 31 17 88 25 18 1 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-28 57.1% 2nd Half: 16-27 59.3% Game: 58.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 7-14 50.0% 2nd Half: 5-12 41.7% Game: 46.2% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-8 87.5% 2nd Half: 5-5 100 % Game: 92.3% 0

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Officials: Bill Gracey, Verne Harris, Eddie Jackson

Technical fouls: Southern Utah University-None. Brigham Young

University-None.

Attendance: 13786

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Southern Utah University...... 22 32 - 54

Brigham Young University...... 46 42 - 88

Freshman Mike Rose set new BYU single-game record with eight 3-pointers.

Points in the paint-SUU 16,BY 34. Points off turnovers-SUU 15,BY 27.

2nd chance points-SUU 2,BY 14. Fast break points-SUU 2,BY 6.

Bench points-SUU 9,BY 48. Score tied-0 times. Lead changes-0 times.

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