Brigham Young University
Nov 22 | 07:00 PM
90 - 51
Prairie View A&M University
Marriott Center

500 E University Parkway Provo UT 84604

jchristiansen | Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Three-Pointers Lead BYU over Prairie View A&M


Box Score vs. PVAMU

PROVO, Utah – A big second half gave the BYU men’s basketball team its third win of the season, a 90-51 win over Prairie View A&M in front of 11,760 fans Tuesday night at the Marriott Center in the second round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

Four minutes into the second half, BYU  (3-1) began a 27-4 run in which the Cougar defense held the Panthers (2-3) to just 1 of 15 from the field, including a span of 12-straight misses. BYU’s Brock Zylstra hit a three-pointer to begin the run that was finished with back-to-back dunks by Brandon Davies and a three-pointer from Stephen Rogers to push the BYU lead to 68-34 with eight minutes remaining in the game.

Overall in the second half, BYU shot .679 (19 of 28) from the field compared to .263 (10 of 38) for Prairie View A&M, outscoring the Panthers 56-26 overall in the second frame.

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“As we got more energy from the crowd tonight we got better,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “We were really active in the zone and it worked for us tonight. I think it was successful and allowed us a lot of opportunities to get the ball in our possession and convert on turnovers."

Rogers came off the bench to lead all scorers with a career-high 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field, including 3 of 5 from the three-point line. Davies added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists while Charles Abouo had 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals along with the highlight of the night on a one-handed putback dunk in the second half.

“Stephen is great off the bench,” Rose said. “His length really causes problems for most teams and that’s a huge strength for him and us.”

While Prairie View A&M struggled to find an offensive rhythm, BYU continued to shoot well. A game removed from tying a program record of 15 three-point conversions, the Cougars made 12 treys on 22 attempts to set a BYU record for most three-pointers in consecutive games. Seven different players hit at least one from beyond the arc.

Prairie View A&M shot 3 of 20 from the three-point line.

The Cougars opened its first double-digit lead with just under three minutes to play in the first half after a 16-4 run gave BYU a 34-25 lead. A putback by Davies and a trey by Rogers off of two offensive rebounds by Davies keyed the run for BYU, as did another lengthy defensive stand that held the Panthers to no field goals for over five minutes late in the first half.

Other players scoring in double figures included Noah Hartsock with 12 points to go with three blocks and Anson Winder who contributed 11 points and four assists off the bench.

“We had a lot of guys that stepped up for us in their respective positions and we’re all pleased with the win,” Rose said. “We’re ready to get back to practice tomorrow and then prepare to head out to Chicago.”

Now 2-0 in the Chicago Invitational Challenge, BYU will travel to Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., to face Nevada on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. CT. The game will air live on BYUtv and KSL Radio.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU vs. Prairie View A&M - Game 4


BYU vs. Prairie View A&M game Notes

BYU Cougars (2-1)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose (Houston, 1983)
  • Career Record: 161-46 (7th season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

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Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-2)
  • Head Coach: Byron Rimm II (California State, Los Angeles, 1999)
  • Career Record: 61-98 (6th season)
  • Record at Prairie View A&M: Same

Quick Hits

  • The 2011-12 season marks BYU’s first as a member of the West Coast Conference and a new television partnership with BYUtv and ESPN that will give fans unprecedented access to BYU basketball. ESPN2 and ESPNU will broadcast a total of eight BYU games and BYUtv is currently scheduled to televise 18 games.
  • Against Longwood, Charles Abouo had one of the best performances of his career, posting 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting to go with a career-high 16 rebounds. It marked the second double-double of his career. Abouo also added four assists and two blocks.
  • Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies both approached double-doubles and filled the stat sheet against BYU-Hawaii. Hartsock posted 14 points, nine boards, five assists, two blocks and two steals. Davies scored a career-high 25 points to go with nine boards, three assists, two blocks and one steal. Combined they shot 14 of 20 from the field.
  • Dave Rose is one of the most successful coaches in the history of BYU basketball. He is second in program history in wins (161), first in winning percentage (.778) and has led the Cougars to five-straight NCAA Tournament berths and four conference titles. He also earned three Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year awards.
  • BYU — along with Butler, Kansas and Pittsburgh — is one of only four NCAA Division I programs that has won at least 25 games in each of the last five seasons. Only eight teams have achieved the mark in each of the last four seasons, including BYU and WCC foes Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.

Up Next

BYU heads to Chicago to face Nevada in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. CST. The game will be played at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Listen live on the radio beginning with the pregame show at 4 p.m. CST on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM or via the Internet at The game will be televised live on BYUtv and

By The Numbers

6 The number of 20-win seasons for BYU head coach Dave Rose. He is the second coach in BYU history to begin his career with six-straight 20-win seasons. Rose is tied with Reid and Stan Watts for the most 20-win seasons in BYU history. Rose also has five 25-win seasons, a program record.
13 The number of points BYU scored to open the game against BYU-Hawaii before the Seasiders scored. After BYU-Hawaii’s first basketball, the Cougars followed with a 10-0 run. 
15 The number of 3-pointers BYU made against Longwood (15 of 26, 57.7 percent). The 15 threes ties the BYU single-game record, set previously against UNLV in 2007 and at Air Force in 2011.
17 The number of points BYU allowed in the first half against BYU-Hawaii, the fewest since Mississippi Valley State scored 10 in the first half on Nov. 23, 2010.
51 The number of rebounds for BYU against BYU-Hawaii, the most by a Cougar squad since posting 57 vs. Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 23, 2010.
57 BYU’s point total in the second half vs. Longwood, its biggest second half since scoring 64 vs. Wyoming on March 5, 2011. The Cougars hit 21 of 33 (.636) from the field and 9 of 16 from three (.563) in the second half vs. the Lancers.
126 The number of career blocks for senior Noah Hartsock, fourth all-time in program history. Greg Kite is first with 208 blocks, Shawn Bradley is second with 177 and Russell Larson is third with 166.
161 BYU head coach Dave Rose’s win total. He is second all-time in career wins at BYU behind Stan Watts (371 victories from 1949-72), a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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