PROVO, Utah- Four Cougars scored in double-figures and led the BYU men’s basketball team to a 100-52 victory over the Prairie View A&M Panthers on Wednesday.
"I thought our players came out with a real focus tonight and the way we played defensively, that was a real improvement from the other night," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "The most encouraging things is that it has come from the guys. These guys know what we need to do as a team to become a better team and I thought we really improved tonight."
Kyle Collinsworth scored a career-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists. Tyler Haws finished with 19 points, all coming in the first half, and five rebounds, while Eric Mika added 15 points and six rebounds of his own. Anson Winder came off the bench to go perfect from the field with 11 points, 3 of 3 from beyond the arc.
Nate Austin went for eight points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals with Matt Carlino finishing with seven points, seven assists and four steals. Frank Bartley IV added five points, four rebounds and six assists off the bench.
BYU (8-3) kept PVAMU (2-7) to a 29.2 shooting percentage, while shooting 61.4 from the field and 71.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Cougars outrebounded the Panthers 44-31, dominated in the paint, 44 points to 12, and assisted on 27 of their 35 made field goals.
Haws got the Cougars off to a hot start, scoring 13 of BYU’s first 15 points to lead 15-6. A chase-down block by Collinsworth led to Haws’ first jumper for the first points. BYU went on a 13-2 run to extend the lead 20-8 that included two 3-pointers from Haws and a layup from Mika at the 14:49 mark. With 11:21 remaining in the half, Bartley recorded a block that led to a BYU basket at the other end for the 13-point lead.
Halfway into the first half, Bartley assisted Austin for an easy layup, which was followed by Mika’s 3-point play to go up 35-17. With 7:13 left in the half, Collinsworth blocked his second shot of the game with Bartley drawing a charge one minute later. At the 3:40 mark, Collinsworth completed a 3-point play that came off an off-balanced jumper for the 38-20 lead. Bartley went behind the back for a Collinsworth two-hand dunk, followed by another assist to Austin down the lane for the 20-point lead. With 1:15 remaining, Carlino threw an alley-oop pass to Collinsworth for the dunk and BYU ended the half up 46-28.
Haws ended the half with 19 points and five rebounds, while Collinsworth added 11 points and three rebounds. Austin contributed six points, six rebounds and four assists and Carlino added five assists at the half.
Austin scored with his back to the basket to start the second half. With 18:39 on the clock, Bartley went down the lane for a floater to keep BYU up 50-31, which was followed by a Carlino steal for an easy layup. The Cougars went on a 20-0 run that included Carlino and Collinsworth connecting on consecutive possessions for a layup in traffic and a one-handed dunk by Collinsworth in transition to extend BYU’s lead 64-37 with 11:38 remaining.
The Cougars' 20-0 run also included a Winder steal for the layup on the break along with a 3-pointer for the 76-37 lead. Josh Sharp made a two-handed dunk for a 40-point lead, which was followed by two 3-pointers from Winder to stay up 90-46 with 3:03 remaining. Andrew Johnston’s 3-pointer gave BYU 100 points with 1:22 left to end the game 100-52.
"Tonight, I thought our guys responded well to the game plan that Prairie View had and got a lot of guys involved early and we had a lot of guys play well late," Rose said. "I thought for a game like this, our guys really stayed together and we competed together well."
BYU will travel to the Huntsman Center to play in-state rival Utah on Saturday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Network and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU will host Prairie View A&M on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Marriott Center at 7 p.m. MT. Wednesday's game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYUcougars.com.
BYU Cougars (7-3, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 216-69 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Prairie View A&M (2-6, 0-0 SWAC)
Head Coach: Byron Rimm II
Alma Mater: CS-Los Angeles, 1999
Division I Career Record: 137-179 (11th)
Record at PVAMU: 90-139 (8th)
Series Record: BYU leads 1-0
Last Meeting: BYU won 90-51, 11/22/11
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), David Nixon (analyst), Spencer Linton (sideline)
- Live Video: BYUtvsports.com
- Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Audio/Stats: BYUcougars.com
|Prairie View A&M (2-6, 0-0 SWAC)|
|BYU Cougars (7-3, 0-0 WCC)|
|*assists per game|
By the numbers
|1.7||Matt Carlino’s career steals average, second all-time in BYU history. His 119 steals are 12th all-time and the 64 he totaled in 2012-13 as a sophomore are the fourth most in team history.|
|2||The number of players in BYU history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore. Danny Ainge was the first to do so and had 1,130 points in 57 games by the end of his sophomore season (1978-79). Sophomore Tyler Haws joined Ainge when he reached the 1,000 career point mark at Saint Mary’s on Feb. 21, 2013.|
|3||The number of players with double-doubles against North Texas: Matt Carlino (10 rebounds, 11 assists), Eric Mika (17 points, 11 rebounds), Nate Austin (10 points, 13 rebounds). It was the first time since March 15, 1984 that BYU had three players with double-doubles in a single game.|
|4.8||Matt Carlino’s career assist average, first all-time in BYU history. As a freshman in 2011-12, he averaged 4.6 assists and in 2012-13, he averaged 4.8. His 171 assists last season are the third most in team history. Carlino is averaging 5.4 assists per game this season and tied his career high with 11 against North Texas.|
|6||The number of career games for Tyler Haws shooting 100 percent from the free throw line with a minimum of 10 attempts, a BYU record. He hit 10 of 10 on Feb. 20, 2010 at Wyoming, 12 of 12 vs. Cal State Northridge on Nov. 24, 2012, 10 of 10 vs. Utah on Dec. 8, 2012, 10 of 10 at Weber State on Dec. 15, 2012, 14 of 14 at Loyola Marymount on March 2, 2013 and 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State on Nov. 26, 2013.|
|8||With a bid to the 2013 NIT, Dave Rose and the Cougars reached the postseason for a BYU record eighth-straight season. In his first year as head coach, Rose and the Cougars went to the 2006 NIT. That was followed by six-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and last season’s NIT bid. BYU has also won 20-plus games in each of Rose’s eight seasons.|
|23||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak.|
|36||The number of 20-point games Haws has in his career at BYU, tied for sixth all-time in team history. He had 25 20-point games in 2012-13, fourth all-time in a single season.|
|83.3||BYU’s 3-point percentage against Texas (10 of 12), a BYU single-game record (minimum 10 3-pointers attempted). Matt Carlino hit 5 of 7, Frank Bartley IV hit 3 of 3 and Tyler Haws hit 2 of 2.|
|88.8||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 358 of 403 from the line in his career.|
|90||Eric Mika’s shooting percentage against Mount St. Mary’s, tied for the BYU freshman record for field goal percentage in a game (minimum 10 attempts). The freshman from Alpine, Utah, hit 9 of 10 from the field and scored 20 points. He shares the record with Fred Roberts, who also hit 9 of 10 vs. Utah State on Dec. 6, 1978.|
|97.8||Tyler Haws’ free throw percentage since missing his first attempt against Iowa State. He hit his last seven against the Cyclones, 9 of 10 vs. Texas, 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State, 8 of 8 vs. Utah State and 4 of 4 vs. North Texas for a total of 45 of 46.|
|112||BYU’s point total against Stanford, a 112-103 road win. The point total is the most by a BYU team under Dave Rose and the most since Feb. 25, 1993, when the Cougars scored 128 at home against Sacramento State. It also marked a BYU record for points scored against a Pac-12 team.|
|216||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 216 career victories, behind only the great Stan Watts, who coached the Cougars to 371 wins from 1949 to 1972 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.|
|1,367||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 20th all-time and five from tying Trent Plaisted for 19th. Haws holds the BYU record for most points scored during freshman and sophomore seasons combined. With 900 career points, Matt Carlino is on pace to become the next BYU player to reach 1,000 career points.|
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to one of the most successful runs in program history since taking over in 2005. His career record of 216-69 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.758). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice, led the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances, six 25-win seasons and eight 20-win seasons. In 2010, he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one postseason game in the three seasons since, including a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and a trip to the NIT semifinals in 2013.
Return of Kyle Collinsworth
The 2013-14 season marks the return of sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth, who spent the last two years serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. As a freshman in 2010-11 he averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .481 from the field. Collinsworth started 27 games on a BYU team that won a team record 32 games and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Collinsworth is averaging 12.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.4 steals this season.
The Cougars will be looking to keep several program-record streaks intact during 2013-14. Coming into the season, Dave Rose has led the Cougars to eight-straight 20-win seasons and eight-straight postseason appearances, eight-straight seasons with 10-plus conference victories and four-straight seasons with a postseason victory.
This season’s roster includes five newcomers – three freshmen, a junior college transfer and an NCAA Division I transfer. The freshmen are Frank Bartley IV from Baton Rouge, La., Eric Mika from Alpine, Utah, and Luke Worthington from Mequon, Wis. Skyler Halford comes to BYU from Salt Lake Community College and Chase Fischer is a transfer from Wake Forest.
- Bartley prepped last season at Future College Prep in California last season and averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.0 blocks while leading his team to the West Coast Prep title.
- Mika earned third-team All-America honors last season while leading Lone Peak to the MaxPreps.com national title and the 5A Utah state title. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
- Worthington averaged 13.6 points and 10.0 rebounds while leading Homestead High School to a 13-7 record. He was named first-team All-North Shore Conference and all-state honorable mention.
- Halford was a first-team NJCAA All-American and averaged 17.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals at SLCC. He led SLCC to the SWAC and Region 18 titles.
- Fischer played two season at Wake Forest after a successful prep career at Ripley High in Ripley, W.Va. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.1 rebounds and shot .422 from three last season.