STOCKTON, Calif. – The BYU men’s basketball team fell 89-82 to Pacific on the road despite Matt Carlino’s 28 points on Thursday.
"Our guys were ready and we came out with a good plan," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "I think our guys had a lot of energy and got off to a great start and then they matched it. They got four or five offensive rebound putbacks to get themselves going. We let them get rolling. We didn't make them make some tough shots to get going."
Carlino added four assists to go along with his season-high 28 points, while Tyler Haws added 20 points before fouling out with 1:08 left in the game.
BYU got off to a quick 9-0 start with Haws, Halford and Collinsworth each contributing. Pacific responded back with a 12-0 run to take the 14-11 lead until a Collinsworth field goal from the baseline made it a one-point game at the 11:37 mark.
After Carlino connected on a 3-pointer and a jumper, the Cougars retook the 20-17 lead as part of a 12-2 run. Haws’ shot off the glass and Anson Winder’s drive down the lane were included during BYU’s run. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way and the Cougars were led by Carlino's three from beyond the arc in the last 4:16 of the half as BYU went into the break with an 38-35 lead.
Carlino led all players with 14 points, hitting 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, while Haws added nine points and two rebounds. Collinsworth also contributed four points and five rebounds at the half.
The Tigers opened up the second half with a 5-0 run until Haws’ trip to the free-throw line tied it at 40 a piece. Halford’s 3-pointer gave the Cougars a one-point lead with Collinsworth’s layup in transition putting BYU up 47-45. Pacific took back the lead after a 6-0 run with under 14 minutes remaining. Collinsworth answered back with a basket at the other end on three consecutive possessions to keep it a one-point game.
With Pacific extending its lead 62-53, Halford’s jumper and steal by Josh Sharp that led to Haws’ three-point play cut BYU’s deficit to four with 9:39 remaining. After Pacific surged to a 15-point lead at 78-63, Carlino connected on another 3-pointer and converted a three-point play to cut Pacific’s lead to nine. With 2:01 left, Austin’s steal led to a breakaway dunk to make it a two-possession game, but it was not enough to overcome the Tigers’ second-half run.
The Cougars stay on the road to take on Saint Mary’s on Saturday at 5 p.m. PST. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU has won four-straight games to improve to 17-9 overall and 9-4 in WCC play. The Cougars are now second-place in the league standings behind Gonzaga. This week, BYU plays at Pacific on Thursday and at Saint Mary’s on Saturday. Thursday's game will be televised live on ROOT Sports NW and RM at 8 p.m. PST and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYUcougars.com.
BYU Cougars (17-9, 9-4 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 226-75 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Pacific Tigers (13-10, 4-8 WCC)
Head Coach: Ron Verlin
Alma Mater: Sacramento State, 1990
Division I Career Record: 13-10 (1st)
Record at Pacific: Same (6th)
Series Record: BYU leads 4-3
Last Meeting: BYU won 88-78, 1/30/14
- TV: ROOM Sports RM/NW
- TV Talent: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Dan Belluomini (analyst)
- Live Video: TheW.tv (out of region)
- Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Craig Cusick (analyst)
- Live Audio/Stats: BYUcougars.com
|Pacific Tigers (13-10, 4-8 WCC)|
|BYU Cougars (17-9, 9-4 WCC)|
By the numbers
|1.7||Matt Carlino’s career steals average, second all-time in BYU history. His 148 career steals are sixth 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.|
|4||The number of players in the NCAA ranked in the top 150 in both rebounding and assists: BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth (61st in assists, 90th in rebounding), UCLA’s Kyle Anderson (7th in assists, T-48th in rebounding), Saint Joseph’s Halil Kanacevic (100th in assists and T-48th in rebounding) and Vermont’s Brian Voelkel (T-21st in assists and 76th in rebounding). Rankings as of 2/9/14.|
|4.7||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. Carlino is averaging 4.7 assists per game this season.|
|5||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. All five 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 last time a WCC player not named Tyler Haws scored 35 or more came on March 25, 2011 when Santa Clara’s Kevin Foster scored 35 against Southern Methodist.|
|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.|
|39||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak and the 7th-best in BYU history.|
|45||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. He has 16 this season, tied for 13th most 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 1,065 career points and is 3 from tying Keena Young for 42nd all-time.|
|88.3||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 469 of 531 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.|
|226||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 226 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.|
|1,765||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 8th all-time and 59 from tying Jeff Chatman for 7th. Haws holds the BYU record for most points scored during freshman and sophomore seasons combined.|
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 14.3 points, 8.0 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. Through 13 WCC games (as of 2/9/14), he ranks in the top 10 in the four of the five major statistical categories: 8th in scoring, 5th in rebounding, 4th in assists and 1st in steals. He is also top 14 in five other categories: 7th in FG percentage,14th in assist/turnover ratio, 3rd in offensive rebounds, tied for 11th in defensive rebounds and 7th in minutes played.
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.
The mythical 5x3 and the 4x3+2
A 5x3 is when a player records at least three in each of the major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). Only one BYU player – Rafael Araujo – has recorded a 5x3 since blocks and steals were first recorded beginning with the 1977-78 season. He did so with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals vs. Wyoming on Jan. 19, 2004. Kyle Collinsworth has joined 11 other BYU players who have fallen one stat shy of a 5x3 and recorded a 4x3+2 (at least three in four of the categories plus two in the other). He had 11 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 5 steals at Pepperdine and 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals vs. LMU. Danny Ainge (2), Lee Cummard (6), Brandon Davies (3) and Greg Kite (2) are the only others to record more than one 4x3+2.