BYU vs. UT Arlington Postgame Notes


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Player Notes

Dalton Nixon came alive in the final minutes of the game, scoring 11 points. In total, Nixon led the team with 15 points and eight rebounds, both career highs.

Elijah Bryant has now hit a three-pointer in every contest this season and he contributed 15 points in tonight’s contest.

Yoeli Childs recorded 12 points, five rebounds and two blocks. He has recorded multiple blocks in all three games this season.

TJ Haws has hit a trey in the last 19 games as a Cougar, claiming the 10th longest streak in BYU history. Haws set a new career-high eight assists and a season-high six rebounds. He also added 11 points.

Team Notes

The Cougars made their first eight free throws of the game, increasing their streak to 25 consecutive free throws after making their final 17 attempts at Princeton earlier this week.

BYU shot a season low 33.3 percent from the field and 13.3 percent from beyond the arc in the first half. At the end of the game, the Cougars improved to 43.1 percent and 22.2 percent.

The Cougars went on a late 16-9 run to cut the final deficit to 14 points, 89-75. In total, BYU grabbed 31 rebounds and tallied 15 assists.


BYU head coach Dave Rose

Thoughts on game

“UT Arlington is a great team. They were prepared for us. I thought we were in really good shape ready to go, but they just out executed us. We had a tough time making shots, especially in the first half. We will learn from it. This was a good test for us.”

BYU guard Elijah Bryant

Thoughts on game

“UT Arlington executed their stuff really well and are a really good team. We could not shoot from the 3-point line.”

On the future

“We have to stick together as a team for the next one. A lot of teams don’t experience this until later in the season, so the fact that we’re experiencing it now will help us a lot to build together. Everyone we have on our team can shoot, but the next guy just needs to step up and hold ourselves accountable.”

BYU forward Dalton Nixon

On final minutes of game

“I tried to keep working hard at the end of the game because there was still time on the clock.”

On looking forward

“We can get back into the gym and get back to working on what we do. We have to work together.”

UT Arlington head coach Scott Cross

Thoughts on game

“I thought that we played really well on both ends of the floor. We have been playing really well offensively in our previous games, but not very good on defense or rebounding. I thought that we picked it up today. I’m proud of them. I think that we hit some tough shots. They play really good defense, so I definitely think that they were better defending us this game than they were in the previous game. I think we just hit some good shots, especially in the first half.”