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Braden Taylor | Posted: 20 Jan 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Braden Taylor

Haws and Hardnett give BYU 74-58 win over San Diego


BYU vs. San Diego Box Score

BYU vs. San Diego Postgame Notes

PROVO, Utah – TJ Haws’ and Jahshire Hardnett’s career nights helped BYU men’s basketball beat San Diego 74-58 at the Marriott Center on Saturday night.

"What a good game," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "A little back and forth, both teams playing hard. I thought that San Diego’s physical presence and their ability to make it hard on us on both ends of the floor was impressive. It was a challenge. Great crowd. I'm happy we got the win and I look forward to next week."

Haws tied his season-high 24 points, leading the Cougars in scoring and had a career-high of four steals. Hardnett scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a career high eight rebounds.

San Diego (13-7, 4-4 WCC) won the tip and scored the first basket of the game on a jump shot. BYU (17-4, 6-2 WCC) missed three consecutive shots, but tied the game 2-2 with a pair of free-throws by Yoeli Childs with 18:09 left in the first half.

Both teams struggled shooting from the field early on and the Toreros took a 4-6 lead with 15 minutes left in the first period. The Cougars answered with baskets on back-to-back offensive possessions from Haws and Childs to give BYU an 8-6 lead.

The Cougars' shots started to fall when Haws hit his first 3-point shot of the game and Childs scored in the post off an offensive rebound. This pushed the Cougars’ lead to 15-9 with 11:28 left in the half.

San Diego’s Olin Carter III scored seven consecutive points to help the Toreros complete a 10-4 run and even the game at 19-19 with 7:11 left in the first half.

Elijah Bryant scored five points off of two free-throws and a trey to help BYU answer with a 10-2 run to give BYU a 29-21 lead with 3:49 left in the period.

Harnett drew an offensive foul to give the Cougars the final shot of the half with 0:10 left on the clock. Haws’ 3-point shot from the top of the arc rattled out as the buzzer sounded and sent BYU into the locker room with a 35-26 advantage.

San Diego opened up the half with seven straight points in the first few minutes to close the gap to 35-33. Haws scored the first basket for BYU with 16:15 left in the game after the Cougars missed scoring in their first five possessions.

The Toreros took advantage of BYU’s cold shooting to take a 38-37 lead. Haws answered with a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to give the Cougars the lead once again.

Luke Worthington stole the ball from the Toreros and Childs capitalized off the turnover with a bucket from beyond the arc. A jumper by Worthington and another Haws trey extended BYU’s lead to 51-43 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game.

A jumper by Carter III cut the Cougar lead to five points, but Haws drove through the lane to score a layup to push BYU’s lead back to seven with a score of 55-48 with 6:29 left in the second half.

BYU started to pull away from the Toreros in the final five minutes. Haws started a run with his fourth 3-point shot from deep. Hardnett grabbed his eighth rebound and was fouled scoring a fast break layup. His made free throw gave BYU a 67-54 lead with 3:26 left.

Hardnett closed the game off with a 3-pointer to extend BYU’s lead to 16 points and a 74-58 victory over the Toreros.

BYU next travels to play St. Mary’s on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. PST. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 as well as broadcast on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143, the BYU Sports Network and 1160 AM/102.7 FM.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 19 Jan 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Cougars to host league foe San Diego


BYU Game Notes

Coming off a win against Loyola Marymount, BYU will conclude its homestand by hosting San Diego on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center.

Saturday's game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143 and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

BYU Storylines

  • BYU has held 13 of its last 15 opponents under 70 points and is 13-2 during that period. The Cougars had a streak of six-straight games holding opponents below 70 to begin that stretch of 15 games and have held their last five opponents to fewer than 70 points. Last season BYU held opponents below 70 points 11 times.
  • Over the last four games, Elijah Bryant has made all 23 of his free-throw attempts, a career-best streak for free throws made without a miss. Bryant also had a streak of 18-straight makes from Dec. 19-23 and a streak of 13-straight from Nov. 15-18.
  • After hitting 79.2 percent from the field in the first half at Santa Clara, BYU hit 66.7 percent in the first half vs. LMU. The Cougars have shot better than 58.0 from the field in each of the last three games (58.3, 61.5, 59.5).

BYU Cougars (16-4, 5-2 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 321-115 (13th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

San Diego Toreros (13-6, 4-3 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Lamont Smith
  • Alma Mater: San Diego, 1998
  • Career Record: 35-45 (3rd)
  • Record at San Diego: Same

Game Information

  • TV: BYUtv
  • TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst), Spencer Linton (courtside)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Radio Sirius XM 143, 102.7 FM/1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 12-4
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 82-70, 2/16/17
  • H/A/N: 7-0/4-3/1-1
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