STANFORD, Calif. – Junior guard Tyler Haws finished with 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the BYU men's basketball team to a 112-103 victory over Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Monday.
"It was a very entertaining game," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "Our experienced guys know what we want to do and our young guys are learning the pace we want to play at. For the most part, I think we made good decisions. We're just trying to win and hopefully that will give us confidence moving forward."
The 112 points were the most points scored since Feb. 12, 1993, against Sacramento State when BYU scored a team record 128 points. Haws' 31 points was the fourth 30-plus point game of his career and moved him up to 23rd place in BYU's career points list with 1,236 points. He scored 22 of his 31 points in the second half.
"Tyler has pretty much convinced everybody that he's a pretty good basket-maker," Rose said. "He can make baskets and do it at a high rate and do it in a variety of ways. Tonight, he made some really big plays."
Matt Carlino finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Kyle Collinsworth finished with 14 points, a career-high nine assists, seven rebounds, three steals and a block. Despite both big men battling foul trouble, Nate Austin contributed 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks and Eric Mika finished with 12 points, four rebounds and two assists. Anson Winder finished with 10 points, five assists, two rebounds and a block off the bench. The last game six players finished in double-figures was in December 2011 against Weber State.
"It's a big W, our first road win, and it's good to have that behind us," Collinsworth said. "Coach Rose was just excited because we're a young team and we showed that we can be a great team on the road."
The Cougars shot 53.5 percent from the field, 53.3 percent from beyond the arc (8 of 15) and assisted on 23 of the 38 field goals made.
"I think a big key to the win was being aggressive from the start and making Stanford make the adjustments," Collinsworth said. "We were just going to put it on them for 40 minutes. We're very unselfish and we'll pass it to the open guy."
Despite going back and forth to start the game, the Cougars tied it at 11-11 on a Haws 3-pointer and went on a 10-2 run, which included a block from Nate Austin and a Winder 3-pointer to cap it off with 12:55 remaining in the half. Haws made consecutive buckets to extend the lead to 27-21 and that was followed by a Mika putback on Haws’ missed free throw to grab an eight-point lead.
With 3:21 remaining in the half, Austin hit the floor to get the steal, which led to an easy layup on the break by Winder to cap a 9-0 run. Winder made his second 3-pointer of the game to take a 10-point lead and a jumper by Haws made the score 54-46 heading into the half.
Collinsworth finished with 12 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block at the half.
Haws started the second half with a layup to give BYU a 10-point lead. Four minutes later, Austin drew a charge, which was followed by another jumper by Haws. A pair of free throws from Carlino matched BYU’s biggest lead from the first half of 12 at 65-53. The Cougars went on a 9-0 run that consisted of a Carlino 3-pointer from a Haws assist and another jumper by Haws to cap the run. Mika’s free throw extended the lead to 19, which was the largest lead of the game at 91-72.
BYU will return to the Marriott Center to take on Mount St. Mary's for the College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic on Friday at 7:30 p.m. MST. The game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
After opening the season with an 81-72 home win over Weber State, BYU men's basketball will head to Stanford to take on the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion at 8 p.m. PST. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.
BYU Cougars (1-0, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 210-66 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Stanford Cardinal (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
- Head Coach: Johnny Dawkins
- Alma Mater: Duke, 1986
- Career Record: 95-74 (6th)
- Record at Stanford: Same
- Series Record: BYU leads 4-2
- Last Meeting: Stanford won 62-53 at the Maui Invitational, 11/23/04
- H/A/N: 2-0/1-1/1-1
- TV: ESPN2
- TV Talent: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Seth Greenberg (analysts)
- Live Video: www.WatchESPN.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
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BYU and Stanford are playing for the first time since Nov. 23, 2004, when the Cardinal defeated the Cougars 62-53 at the Maui Invitational. BYU is playing at Stanford for the first time since 1969.
Freshman Eric Mika got the start at forward against Weber State and posted 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks. He became the first true freshman to start a season opener for BYU since 1998 when Mark Bigelow got the nod in the opener against Wofford.
Sophomore guard Kyle Collinsworth stuffed the stat sheet in his first game following a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. He posted 11 points, 10 boards, 6 assists, 1 block and 1 steal vs. Weber State.
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 210-66 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.761). 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. He had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in his debut.
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.
BYU’s nonconference slate includes three in-state games, matchups with Big 12 and Pac-12 foes and trips to Kansas City and Springfield, Mass. In all, the Cougars will play six home games, three road games and four neutral site games during the nonconference season. After opening the season at home with Weber State, BYU will play at Pac-12 foe Stanford in the opener of the sixth-annual ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. The Cougars will also play in the College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic with two games at home and two in Kansas City against Texas and either DePaul or Wichita State. BYU will also host Iowa State, North Texas and Prairie View A&M, play Utah State at EnergySolutions Arena, vs. UMass in Springfield, Mass., and at Utah and Oregon.
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.
Rose in season and home openers
Under Dave Rose, BYU basketball is 6-3 in season openers and 8-1 in home openers. After dropping his first two season openers in 2005 and 2006, Rose led BYU to four-straight season-opening wins before falling 69-62 at Utah State in 2011-12. Last year, BYU defeated Tennessee State 81-66 in the season/home opener. This season, the Cougars opened with an 81-72 win against Weber State at home. Rose lost his first home opener (also the season opener in 2005) but has since won the last seven home openers.
Rose vs. the state
BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has compiled a record of 28-6 vs. in-state opponents since taking over in 2005-06. He has the best winning percentage (.824) of any coach vs. in-state teams during that time and the most wins (Utah State’s Stew Morrill is second in both categories with a 27-9 record vs. in-state teams since 2005-06 for a .750 winning percentage). BYU defeated Weber State 81-72 in the season opener and plays Utah State at EnergySolutions Arena on Nov. 30 and visits Utah on Dec. 14.