“That was a great team win for our guys," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "I think that everyone that came in tonight contributed. We had 26 points off the bench, but more than that, just so much energy from our guys. Especially in that second half with the deflections, steals and offensive rebounds, there were a lot of hustle plays that led to baskets for us.”
Haws finished with 31 points and four rebounds, while Collinsworth ended with a career-high 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks. Carlino came off the bench to finish with 18 points, four assists and two steals. Josh Sharp added a season-high 10 points with Nate Austin grabbing nine rebounds.
Sharp got off to a strong start scoring six of BYU’s first eight points of the game, while Haws scored the other two on a Collinsworth steal and outlet pass three minutes into the game. Haws also recorded a block at the 17:28 mark and Collinsworth collected an offensive rebound for the layup to tie it up at 10. With 12:09 remaining in the half, Collinsworth’s block led to a Carlino 3-pointer to cut LMU’s lead to 19-16.
After the Lions grabbed a 10-point lead at 30-20, the Cougars responded with a 13-3 run to tie it at 33 a piece. During the run, Carlino scored nine, which included a 3-pointer and a layup after splitting the defense with 5:25 left in the half. LMU regained a three-point lead with under two minutes remaining, but Collinsworth’s reverse layup cut BYU’s deficit to one to make it 38-37 at the half.
Carlino led all scorers at the half with 12 points, with Collinsworth adding eight points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals of his own.
The Lions extended their lead to five early in the second half, but were answered by a 10-0 BYU run that included two steals on consecutive possessions to lead to another Carlino 3-pointer and a Haws layup in transition with 17:21 remaining. The run helped the Cougars gain a 47-42 advantage, their first lead of the game since leading 8-7. A three-point play by Haws answered a short LMU spurt to give BYU a 52-48 lead.
LMU responded to take the 55-52 lead, but was followed by buckets by Anson Winder after a Carlino steal and Collinsworth at the 12:10 mark to push BYU back ahead by one. A backdoor pass to Sharp resulted in a 3-point play to end a 9-0 run and a 67-58 Cougar lead with 9:46 left in the game. With under four minutes to play, Haws’ trip to the charity stripe gave BYU a 19-point lead at 82-63.
BYU finished with a 50.9 shooting percentage and outrebounded the Lions 38-28. The Cougars also scored 23 points off LMU’s 16 turnovers.
“You look at the next couple weeks and I think everybody knew how important these three wins at home were for us," Rose said. "This is a tough stretch we have coming up here and we’re going to have to be really tough to keep it together. We just have to take them one at a time starting with San Francisco.”
The Cougars hit the road to play San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. PST. The game will be televised on ESPNU and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU has evened its WCC record with victories over San Diego (87-53) and Pepperdine (84-72). The Cougars have a chance to move a game over .500 in WCC play for the first time when they host Loyola Marymount on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. Saturday'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 (10-7, 2-2 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 219-73 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Loyola Marymount Lions (10-7, 2-3 WCC)
Head Coach: Max Good
Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky, 1969
Division I Career Record: 316-328 (22nd)
Record at LMU: 74-105 (6th)
Series Record: Series tied 4-4
Last Meeting: LMU won 87-76, 12/28/13
- 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
|Loyola Marymount (10-7, 2-3 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 (32nd in assists, 78th in rebounding), UCLA’s Kyle Anderson (10th in assists, 49th in rebounding) and Vermont’s Brian Voelkel (29th in assists and 84th 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 (rankings as of 1/9/14).|
|4.7||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 4.6 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.|
|30||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak and tied for 10th-best in BYU history.|
|39||The number of 20-point games Haws has in his career at BYU, fifth all-time in program 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.|
|88.7||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 394 of 444 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.|
|219||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 219 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.|
|1,515||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 14th all-time and four from tying Jonathan Tavernari for 13th. 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.|