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slee | Posted: 2 Dec 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars rally to defeat Aggies in second half


BYU vs. USU Notes and Quotes

BYU vs. USU Box Score

LOGAN, Utah – Tyler Haws, Kyle Collinsworth and Anson Winder combined for 72 points to defeat in-state rival Utah State 91-81 on the road on Tuesday night.

"The guys are really excited about the win," BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said. "It was a good team win even though we had two or three guys who really stepped up. We didn't shoot the ball very well from the perimeter, and we were a little bit scattered defensively, but what we really did well is find other ways to impact the game."

BYU (6-2) last won at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Jan. 8, 2000, when Terrell Lyday scored 35 points.

The Cougars outrebounded USU (3-3) 46-33 with 17 offensive rebounds and ended the game with an 87.2 free-throw percentage going 34 of 39, including 24 straight in the second half. BYU also scored 18 points off USU's turnovers and outscored the Aggies 18-2 on second-chance points. 

Haws finished with a season-high 35 points, six rebounds and two assists with Collinsworth finishing with a double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with four assists, three steals and one block. Collinsworth also went a perfect 10 of 10 from the free-throw line.

Winder added 17 points, three assists and two steals off the bench with Nate Austin pulling down nine rebounds and scoring five points.

The game got off to a slow start with Collinsworth scoring the first BYU points on a drive at the 17:16 mark for a 2-1 lead. With BYU trailing 6-4, Josh Sharp went down the lane to tie it at six apiece to begin an 8-0 run to give the Cougars a 12-6 lead. The run included four free throws by Collinsworth and Winder’s steal and layup on the break at the 13:09 mark.

Following a 6-0 run by the Aggies to tie it back at 12, Haws went on a solo 4-0 run with a deep jumper and a baseline shot to keep a 16-12 lead midway through the first half. Haws connected on a 3-pointer at the 6:59 mark with Collinsworth laying it up on the next possession to maintain a 25-21 lead.

The Cougars and Aggies traded baskets with Haws’ jumper giving BYU a two-point lead before USU retook a 32-28 lead. Chase Fischer’s shot from beyond the arc with 1:10 left in the half cut BYU’s deficit to 32-31 at the half. Collinsworth led all scorers with 12 points and five rebounds, with Haws adding nine points. 

Utah State extended its lead to 36-31 until Luke Worthington’s layup tied the game at 38 apiece 3:33 into the second half. Collinsworth’s dish to Winder on the break gave BYU a 40-39 lead at the 16:16 mark. The Cougars chipped away at a three-point deficit with buckets by Winder, Collinsworth and Haws, whose jumper put BYU back up 50-48 with 11:57 remaining.

A 12-0 BYU run capped by Haws’ jumper with 8:33 left gave the Cougars a 10-point lead at 58-48. USU and BYU continued to trade baskets while the Cougars maintained a seven to 10 point lead until Winder’s 3-pointer extended the Cougars’ lead to 73-60 with 4:06 remaining in the game. The Aggies went on a 6-0 run to cut its deficit to 77-69, but the Cougars put the game away at the charity strip to take it 91-81.

The Cougars take on Hawai’i at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday at 4 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.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 1 Dec 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars at Utah State on Tuesday


Game Notes: BYU vs. Utah State

BYU basketball will play its first of three in-state games when it plays at Utah State Tuesday at 7 p.m. MST in the Spectrum. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

BYU Cougars (5-2, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Career Record: 237-80 (10th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Utah State Aggies (3-2, 0-0 Mountain West)

  • Head Coach: Stew Morrill
  • Alma Mater: Gonzaga, 1974
  • Career Record: 587-269 (28th)
  • Record at USU: 369-131 (16th)

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 138-92
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 85-74, 11/30/13
  • H/A/N: 84-32/52-60/2-0

Game Information

  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • TV Talent: Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Pete Gillen (analyst)
  • Live Video: None
  • 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: