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BYU at Santa Clara Postgame Notes

BYU at Santa Clara Game Recap

BYU at Santa Clara Box Score


TJ Haws scored 15 points, giving him 15 games in double figures this year. He added three assists and two steals.

Eric Mika had three blocks, giving him at least one block in all but three games this season and a fifth consecutive game with multiple blocks.

Mika also scored 22 points, giving him 20-plus points for the 11th time this season. He has scored in double figures every game. Mika also pulled down eight rebounds and had one steal.

Nick Emery extended his record streak of games with a 3-pointer to 31 games with a make in the first half.

Yoeli Childs grabbed 11 rebounds, giving him his third game in a row with double-digit boards. He scored eight points and was 4 of 6 from the field.

Elijah Bryant scored 13 points, his sixth game this season in double figures. He added three assists, three rebounds and one steal.


Dave Rose started L.J. Rose, Nick Emery, TJ Haws, Yoeli Childs and Eric Mika. BYU dropped to 11-5 with that group of starters.  

BYU trailed at the half for the seventh time this season. The team dipped to 1-6 when trailing at the half.

The Cougars outperformed the Broncos in rebounds (32-29) and more than doubled them up in points in the paint (34-16). BYU also got them in second-chance points (9-6) and bench points (15-6).

For the second consecutive game, the Cougars had their lowest scoring output in the first half. A 28-point outing tonight in the first frame marked a new low after BYU had 29 in the last game against Pacific. 


Guard Davin Guinn

“I don’t think we executed the game plan like we wanted to. We put a lot of practice and effort into it but it just didn’t come out how we wanted.”

“You’ve got to move on to the next game. If you dwell on the past it is going to be difficult to focus on what you’ve got to accomplish ahead of you. We’ve just got to learn from this and keep our heads up and be ready for the game.”

Head coach Dave Rose

“I just think that their physical presence caused us to get us outside of ourselves. We started the game well and then we have a couple of bad possessions where we are just kind of lackadaisical with the ball. Then [Santa Clara] hit a few shots and locked us up. We probably went 13 or 14 positions where turned the ball over 10 or 11 times where we didn’t even get a shot at the basket. They just physically kind of manhandled us and wouldn’t allow us to get where we want to get.”

“We just kind of yield and lose our composure. That’s where the game really kind of turned. We kind of turned them on and they hit a couple of threes. That’s what they do. This is a team that can spread you out and really shoot them.”

“The bottom line is you’ve got to be able to tackle [road games]. You’ve got to be able to hit it head on. Individual guys have to keep their composure in a team setting. We are having a hard time with that at times. Tonight was one of those times.”

“A lot of these shots we took tonight were really good shots. Some of them were a little bit rushed. It’s going to be hard to beat teams when you turn the ball over 18 times in a slow-paced game. Eighteen doesn’t seem like a ridiculous number but when you consider the amount of possessions when you play Santa Clara you have to multiply that by two or three as far as a normal possession game is concerned.”