PROVO, Utah – The BYU men’s basketball team defeated Southern Virginia 101-48 with a strong team effort on Wednesday night at the Marriott Center.
“It was a scrappy game," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "A positive thing for us is we got to play a lot of guys a lot of minutes. For the most part we stayed within what we wanted to do. There were a couple times where we got a little ragged but defensively we stayed within our system.”
Freshman Jake Toolson finished with a game-high 15 points, 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Tyler Haws contributed 13 points and Isaac Neilson added 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 16 minutes off the bench.
Luke Worthington finished with a career-high 12 points with Chase Fischer, Anson Winder, and Dalton Nixon adding 10 points each. Frank Bartley IV played an all-around game with four points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocks.
Haws and Worthington scored the first seven points with Haws scoring the first bucket of the game on a jumper at the 19:49 mark. Worthington followed it up with two dunks with Winder’s assist on the break and another coming off of Bartley’s steal at the 13:40 mark to extend BYU’s lead to 17-4.
After the Knights put together a 7-0 run to cut their deficit to four at 21-17, the Cougars responded with a 19-5 run that included three shots from downtown by Toolson and a 21-point lead with 2:30 remaining in the half. BYU held SVU without a field goal the last 2:30 of the half and ended the half on a 12-0 run to stay up 49-22.
Haws and Toolson led all scorers with nine points at halftime with Toolson going 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Bartley led the game in assists and rebounds with five each, while Worthington added eight points and four rebounds.
BYU continued its strong play with a 27-6 run over the first 7:55 of the second half. Winder showed energy on both ends of the court to start the half with the steal and a bucket on one end and a block on the other end. The Cougar run extended their lead to 48 points.
Following a 6-0 run by SVU, Corbin Kaufusi’s free throw and a dunk by Nixon at the 7:11 mark maintained BYU’s 45-point lead. With 5:01 remaining, Toolson assisted Josh Sharp on an alley-oop dunk and was followed by another shot from beyond the arc by Toolson to put BYU up 88-38. Isaac Neilson’s free throw gave the Cougars their largest lead of the night at 56 points with 2:08 remaining and took the game 101-48 on Toolson’s fifth 3-pointer.
BYU shot 54.4 percent from the field, outrebounded the Knights 51-33 and scored 35 points off Sourthern Virginia turnovers.
The Cougars will hit the road for the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational to take on San Diego State on Monday at 6:30 p.m. HST at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and broadcast on Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.
BYU basketball will look to improve on its perfect 2-0 start when it hosts Southern Virginia on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The 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.
BYU Cougars (2-0, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 234-78 (10th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Southern Virginia Knights (2-0, 0-0 Capital Athletic)
- Head Coach: Tony Caputo
- Alma Mater: Weber State, 1984
- Career Record: 24-23 (3rd)
- Record at SVU: Same
- Series Record: First meeting
- Last Meeting: First meeting
- H/A/N: 0-0/0-0/0-0
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (reporter)
- Live Video: www.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
|Southern Virginia (1-0, 0-0 Capital Athletic)|
|BYU Cougars (2-0, 0-0 WCC)|
BYU has opened its 10th season under Dave Rose with back-to-back wins. Rose is BYU’s all-time leader in winning percentage at 75.0 percent and second in career wins at 234. He has led the Cougars to nine-straight 20-win seasons and nine-straight postseason appearances (7 NCAA tournament appearances).
Senior guard Tyler Haws, the 2013-14 West Coast Conference Player of the Year, has been named by the coaches to the preseason All-WCC team and the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. Haws led the league in scoring and was sixth in the NCAA in 2013-14 at 23.2 points per game.
Junior guard Kyle Collinsworth was selected by the WCC coaches to the preseason All-WCC team. Collinsworth, an All-WCC performer last season, is coming off a torn ACL suffered at the end of last season.
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 234-78 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.750). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice, led the Cougars to four conference titles, seven 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 won at least one postseason game in the next three seasons, including a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2011, a win in the 2012 NCAA tournament and a trip to the NIT semifinals in 2013.
The Cougars will be looking to keep several program-record streaks intact during 2014-15. Coming into the season, Dave Rose has led the Cougars to nine-straight 20-win seasons, nine-straight postseason appearances and nine-straight seasons with 10-plus conference victories.
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 and 2013-14) and in league games (Brandon Davies in 2011-12, Haws in 2012-13 and 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).
2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
BYU will play in the 31st annual EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® this season. The 2014 Championship Round of the premier early-season college basketball tournament will take place at the Lahaina Civic Center on the beautiful island of Maui from Nov. 24-26.
The Championship Round will feature Arizona, BYU, Kansas State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego Stateand host Chaminade. The seven Division I teams have each appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2012, with five earning berths in 2014, including Arizona’s run to the Elite Eight. Chaminade has advanced to the previous two NCAA Division II Tournaments.
BYU will take on former Mountain West Conference foe San Diego State in the first round on Monday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 p.m. MST on ESPN2. The Cougars own a 48-23 advantage in the all-time series against the Aztecs, including seven wins in the last nine meetings.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will offer live, high-definition television coverage of all 12 Championship Round contests. Games will also be broadcast live on the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. See the complete bracket on page 21 of this release.
Rose vs. the state
BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has compiled a record of 29-7 vs. in-state opponents since taking over in 2005-06. He has the best winning percentage (.806) of any coach vs. in-state teams during that time and is second in wins (Utah State’s Stew Morrill is 30-10 vs. in-state teams since 2005-06, a .750 winning percentage). BYU plays at Utah State on Dec. 2, hosts Utah on Dec. 10 and plays at Weber State on Dec. 13.