LAS VEGAS – Kyle Collinsworth’s career highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds led BYU to an 85-74 win over Loyola Marymount at the Orleans Arena on Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the WCC tournament.
In addition to Collinsworth's career highs, Tyler Haws added 22 points and six rebounds in the win. Anson Winder finished with 16 points, hit 8 of 8 from the free-throw line and totaled a career-high six steals and three assists.
Nate Austin grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot before fouling out with two minutes remaining, while Matt Carlino finished with 11 points on the night. Eric Mika came off the bench to contribute seven points and four rebounds.
Collinsworth’s putback for the first BYU points started an 8-0 run after LMU scored the first bucket of the game. Collinsworth followed the putback with a tip-in on the next possession and Austin added a putback dunk for a 6-2 lead at the 17:45 mark.
The Lions reeled off a 6-0 run to cut BYU’s lead to two, but the Cougars answered with a 14-0 BYU run that saw Collinsworth score eight points in two minutes. Winder capped the run with a steal and a layup in transition to extend the lead to 16 at 26-10 at the 11:15 mark.
BYU went on an 8-0 run with six points coming from Haws on two jumpers and a dish from Skyler Halford for the layup in transition to lead 39-21 with under six minutes left. The Lions ended the half on a 15-4 run to cut BYU’s 18-point lead to seven, 43-36, at the break.
Collinsworth led all players with 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting to go along with eight rebounds at the half, while Haws added 12 points and three rebounds.
The Cougars opened the second half with a Winder assist to Luke Worthington for the layup at the 19:08 mark. One minute later, Haws completed a three-point play to extend the lead back to 12. Another jumper by Haws and a Winder steal and layup on the break at the 12:52 mark kept BYU’s lead at 12 at 55-43.
Haws made the next two field goals for BYU on a layup and a jumper from an inbound pass to extend the lead to 59-46 with 11:34 remaining. Both teams traded buckets that included a Carlino bounce pass to Winder for the layup and Collinsworth’s jumper and layup at the 5:31 mark to keep the Cougar lead in double figures at 70-59.
Collinsworth scored his 22nd point for the career high on a baseline drive with 4:12 remaining and a 73-61 lead. Carlino’s jumper increased BYU’s lead to 15 with less than three minutes remaining and the Cougars hit 8 of 10 from the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the victory.
The Cougars outshot LMU 46.2 percent to 37.1 percent from the field and forced the Lions to 16 miscues to score 21 points off turnovers.
BYU advances to the semifinals of the WCC tournament to take on San Francisco on Monday. The game time and television plans will be determined following tonight's quarterfinals games. The game will be broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
After finishing the regular season at 21-10 overall and second in the West Coast Conference at 13-5, BYU enters the WCC Championships at the Orleans in Las Vegas as the No. 2 seed. The Cougars will take on the winner of No. 7 Portland vs. No. 10 Loyola Marymount in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 2 p.m. PST on BYUtv and the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYUcougars.com. Portland and Loyola Marymount play on Thursday at 6 p.m. PST on BYUtv.
After starting the season with an 8-7 record, BYU has come on strong, winning 13 of 16 and eight on nine to finish the season. The Cougars have now won 20-plus games in nine-straight seasons under coach Dave Rose. BYU is looking for its ninth-straight postseason appearance – BYU has six NCAA and two NIT appearances under Rose – and its first conference tournament title under Rose.
No. 2 BYU Cougars (21-10, 13-5 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 230-76 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
No. 7 Portland (15-15, 7-11 WCC)
Head Coach: Eric Reveno
Alma Mater: Stanford, 1989
Division I Career Record: 111-141 (8th)
Record at Portland: Same
No. 10 Loyola Marymount (12-18, 4-14 WCC)
- Head Coach: Max Good
- Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky, 1969
- Division I Career Record: 318-338 (22nd)
- Record at Loyola Marymount: 76-116 (6th)
Series Information vs. Portland
Series Record: BYU leads 10-1
Last Meeting: BYU won 89-72, 2/22/14
Series Information vs. Loyola Marymount
- Series Record: BYU leads 5-4
- Last Meeting: BYU won 91-68, 1/11/14
- H/A/N: 3-2/2-2/0-0
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst)
- Live Video: BYUtvsports.com, TheW.tv
- 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
|Portland Pilots (15-15, 7-11 WCC)|
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|Loyola Marymount Lions (12-18, 4-14 WCC)|
|BYU Cougars (21-10, 13-5 WCC)|
By the numbers
|1||Tyler Haws is the only player in BYU history to surpass 1,800 career points during his junior season. The previous record holder for points through a junior season by a Cougar was Danny Ainge, who scored 1,685 in his first three years at BYU. Haws and Ainge are the only Cougars to reach 1,000 career points as sophomores. Ainge had 1,030 at the end of his sophomore season while Haws had 1,177.|
|4||The number of players in the NCAA ranked in the top 175 in both rebounding and assists: BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth (62nd in assists, T-107th in rebounding), UCLA’s Kyle Anderson (4th in assists, T-54th in rebounding), Saint Joseph’s Halil Kanacevic (76th in assists and 64th in rebounding) and Vermont’s Brian Voelkel (23rd in assists and 89th in rebounding). Rankings as of 3/3/14.|
|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 at Wyoming on Feb. 20, 2010, 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.|
|7||The number of times a player in the West Coast Conference has scored 35 points or more in a single game since BYU joined the league in 2011. Five of the seven instances have been achieved by Tyler Haws: 42 vs. Virginia Tech on 12/29/12, 37 vs. Washington on 3/19/13, 35 vs. Pepperdine on 1/9/14, 48 at Portland on 1/23/14 and 38 vs. Pacific on 1/30/14. The other two players to reach 35 are Stephen Holt of Saint Mary’s (35 on 2/22/14) and Jared Brownridge of Santa Clara (38 on 3/1/14).|
|8||BYU has reached the postseason in eight-straight years under BYU coach Dave Rose. In his first season on the job, he took the Cougars to the 2006 NIT. That was followed by six-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and last season’s NIT bid.|
|9||Including 2013-14, the number of seasons Dave Rose has been BYU’s head coach and the number of consecutive seasons BYU has won at least 20 games, the longest streak in program history.|
|44||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak and tied for the 4th-best in BYU history.|
|46||Matt Carlino became the 46th BYU player to score 1,000 career points when he reached the milestone against Santa Clara on Jan. 19, 2014, his 81st career game. He currently has 1,156 career points, tied for 31st with Kari Liimo and 14 from tying Randy Reid for 30th.|
|88.2||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, second all-time in BYU history. He has hit 485 of 550 from the line in his career.|
|230||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 230 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. Rose and Watts are the only BYU coaches to coach at least 300 career games.|
|1,855||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 6th all-time and 30 from tying Russell Larson for 5th.|
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 230-76 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.752). 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 nine 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.
Kyle of all trades
In his first season since serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia, Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 13.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He is proving to be one of the most versatile players in the WCC, especially in league games. As of 3/2/14, he ranks in the top 13 in the four of the five major statistical categories: 13th in scoring, T-5th in rebounding, 4th in assists and 1st in steals. He is also top 10 in four other categories: 9th in FG percentage, 10th in assist/turnover ratio, 3rd in offensive rebounds and T-9th in defensive rebounds.
We talkin’ about a half, not a (full) game, not a (full) game, not a (full) game. We talkin’ about a half!
In 2002, NBA star Allen Iverson didn’t want to talk about practice. With BYU’s leading scorer Tyler Haws, we don’t want to talk about a full game, but just a half. In his career, Haws has scored 20 or more in a half nine times, including seven this season.
30 the old fashioned way
Tyler Haws scored 31 points against Loyola Marymount while hitting 9 of 19 from the field and 13 of 14 from the free throw line. He joined Brandon Davies (33 vs. Weber State on Dec. 15, 2012) as the only other player to score 30-plus points without hitting a three since Keena Young scored 34 vs. UNLV on March 10, 2007. The last BYU wing/guard to score 30 without hitting a three was Travis Hansen on Jan. 5, 2002 when he netted 30 against Pepperdine. Prior to Hansen, the last guard to score 30-plus was Marty Haws, Tyler’s father, on Jan. 4, 1990 vs. Hawaii.
30 without a free throw
Matt Carlino tied his career high with 30 points against Portland without making a free throw. It was only the fifth game in BYU history in which a BYU player has scored 30-plus points without making a free throw.
Cougars leading the league
In each of BYU’s three seasons in the WCC, the Cougars have had the leading scorer in all games (Noah Hartsock in 2011-12, Tyler Haws in 2012-13, Haws in 2013-14) and in league games (Brandon Davies in 2011-12, Tyler Haws in 2012-13, Haws in 2013-14). Only one other school (Loyola Marymount from 1988-89 to 1991-92) has had the league’s leading scorer in at least three-straight seasons in all games. In league games, a school has had the league’s leading scorer in at least three-straight seasons three other times (San Francisco from 2006-07 to 2008-09, Loyola Marymount from 1982-83 to 1985-86 and Loyola Marymount from 1987-88 to 1991-92).