PROVO, Utah – Tyler Haws’ season-high 35 points led the BYU men’s basketball team to an 84-72 victory over the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday.
"That was quite a battle," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "It was an interesting game because I think both teams prepared for a rematch of the game a few days ago and it turned out that both teams played completely different lineups than they did the first game. It was a good game that went right down to the wire and we made some big shots and stops late."
Kyle Collinsworth nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Skyler Halford added 18 points and a career-high six rebounds. Nate Austin ended with six points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
The Cougars (10-7, 2-2) started the first half on a 12-0 run that included consecutive 3-pointers by Halford and Haws. A strong move down the lane by Haws gave BYU the 12-0 lead at the 16:46 mark. Pepperdine (10-7, 3-2) answered back to cut BYU’s lead 18-17, but BYU responded with a 6-0 run that included an Austin a putback layup and a reverse layup by Collinsworth at the 7:40 mark.
With 5:46 remaining in the half, Haws made a layup to make it a three-point game after the Waves cut the lead back to one. Austin’s dive to the floor led to a Haws floater to grab the two-point lead after Pepperdine tied the game at 28 apiece with 2:28 left in the half. With seven seconds remaining, Halford drove to the rim to give BYU a 33-30 lead at the half.
Haws led all players at halftime with 13 points. Halford and Collinsworth each added seven points of their own.
Halford opened the second half on a solo 5-0 run with a 3-pointer and a drive to the rim to put BYU up 38-30. Austin recorded his second block of the game at the 16:24 mark, which was followed by a three-point play by Haws on a baseline drive to make it 45-40. Matt Carlino, who finished with 10 points and six assists, made his first field goal of the game from beyond the arc with 10:56 left in the game to grab the eight-point lead.
With under 10 minutes left to play, Collinsworth’s fadeaway jumper gave BYU the 57-48 lead. The Waves came back to make it a two-point game, but the Cougars responded with a baseline jumper by Halford and back-to-back 3-pointers by Haws to grab the 70-60 lead and to cap an 8-0 run with 3:44 remaining in the game. Out of BYU’s last 19 points, Haws scored 12 to end the game.
The Cougars finished the second half with a 53.6 shooting percentage, while keeping Pepperdine to 38.7 percent. They also outrebounded the Waves 40-23, with 17 offensive rebounds, and outscored them in the paint 34-22 for the game.
BYU will stay home to welcome Loyola Marymount on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on BYUtv and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU will have the chance to avenge last week's loss to Pepperdine when the Cougars host the Waves on Thursday in the Marriott Center. Thursday'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 (9-7, 1-2 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 218-73 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Pepperdine Waves (10-6, 3-1 WCC)
Head Coach: Marty Wilson
Alma Mater: Pepperdine, 1999
Division I Career Record: 32-43 (3rd)
Record at Pepperdine: Same
Series Record: BYU leads 8-5
Last Meeting: Pepperdine won 80-74, 12/30/13
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (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
|Pepperdine (10-6, 3-1 WCC)|
|BYU Cougars (9-7, 1-2 WCC)|
By the numbers
|1.7||Matt Carlino’s career steals average, second all-time in BYU history. His 129 career steals are tied for 10th 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 in the NCAA ranked in the top 125 in both rebounding and assists: BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth (41st in assists, 82nd in rebounding), UCLA’s Kyle Anderson (10th in assists, 54th in rebounding) and Vermont’s Brian Voelkel (42nd in assists and 70th in rebounding). The three are also the only players in the country that average at least 5.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game.|
|4.6||Matt Carlino’s career assist average, second 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 4.5 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.|
|29||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak and 11th-best in BYU history.|
|38||The number of 20-point games Haws has in his career at BYU, tied for fifth all-time in team history with Kresimir Cosic. 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.|
|88.5||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 385 of 435 from the line in his career.|
|90.0||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.|
|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.|
|218||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 217 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.|
|1,480||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 16th all-time and 14 from tying Joe Nelson for 15th. Haws holds the BYU record for most points scored during freshman and sophomore seasons combined. With 952 career points, Matt Carlino is on pace to become the next BYU player to reach 1,000 career points.|