BYU enters the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the West Region. The Cougars will take on No. 7 seed Oregon on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. CT in the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The game will be televised live on truTV and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.
This marks BYU’s ninth-straight postseason appearance and seventh NCAA tournament appearance in the last eight years. The Cougars have won at least one postseason game in each of the last four years. BYU’s second round game will be a rematch as the Cougars and Ducks met earlier this season on Dec. 21, 2013, in Eugene, Ore., at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon defeated the Cougars 100-96 in overtime.
No. 10 BYU Cougars (23-11, 13-5 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Career Record: 232-77 (9th)
- Record at BYU: Same
No. 7 Oregon (23-9, 10-8 WCC)
Head Coach: Dana Altman
Alma Mater: Eastern New Mexico, 1980
Division I Career Record: 506-289 (25th)
Record at Oregon: 94-46 (4th)
Series Information vs. Oregon
Series Record: Oregon leads 13-9
Last Meeting: Oregon won 100-96 (OT), 12/21/13
- TV: truTV
- TV Talent: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)
- Live Video: mmod.ncaa.com
- 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: BYUcougars.com
|Oregon Ducks (23-9, 10-8 Pac-12)|
|BYU Cougars (23-11, 13-5 WCC)|
By the numbers
|1||Tyler Haws is the only player in BYU history to surpass 1,700, 1,800 or 1,900 career points during his junior season. The previous record holder for points through a junior season by a Cougar was Danny Ainge, who scored 1,685 in his first three years at BYU. Haws and Ainge are the only Cougars to reach 1,000 career points as sophomores. Ainge had 1,030 at the end of his sophomore season while Haws had 1,177.|
|7||The number of times a player in the West Coast Conference has scored 35 points or more in a single game since BYU joined the league in 2011. Five of the seven instances have been achieved by Tyler Haws: 42 vs. Virginia Tech on 12/29/12, 37 vs. Washington on 3/19/13, 35 vs. Pepperdine on 1/9/14, 48 at Portland on 1/23/14 and 38 vs. Pacific on 1/30/14. The other two players to reach 35 are Stephen Holt of Saint Mary’s (35 on 2/22/14) and Jared Brownridge of Santa Clara (38 on 3/1/14).|
|8||The number of career games for Tyler Haws shooting 100 percent from the free throw line with a minimum of 10 attempts, a BYU record. He hit 10 of 10 at Wyoming on Feb. 20, 2010, 12 of 12 vs. Cal State Northridge on Nov. 24, 2012, 10 of 10 vs. Utah on Dec. 8, 2012, 10 of 10 at Weber State on Dec. 15, 2012, 14 of 14 at Loyola Marymount on March 2, 2013, 11 of 11 vs. Wichita State on Nov. 26, 2013, 14 of 14 vs. San Francisco on March 10, 2014 and 11 of 11 vs. Gonzaga on March 11, 2014.|
|9||Including this season’s at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, BYU has reached the postseason in nine-straight years under BYU coach Dave Rose. In his first season on the job, he took the Cougars to the 2006 NIT. That was followed by six-straight trips to the NCAA tournament (2007 to 2012) and last season’s NIT bid.|
|9||Including 2013-14, the number of seasons Dave Rose has been BYU’s head coach and the number of consecutive seasons BYU has won at least 20 games, the longest streak in program history.|
|46||Matt Carlino became the 46th BYU player to score 1,000 career points when he reached the milestone against Santa Clara on Jan. 19, 2014, his 81st career game. He currently has 1,186 career points, good for 29th all-time and 5 from tying Noah Hartsock for 28th.|
|47||The number of consecutive games Tyler Haws has scored in double figures, a career-best streak and the 4th-best streak in BYU history.|
|88.6||Tyler Haws’ career free-throw percentage, first all-time in BYU history. He has hit 514 of 580 from the line in his career.|
|232||Dave Rose (2005 to present) is second all-time in BYU basketball history with 232 career victories, behind only the great Stan Watts, who coached the Cougars to 371 wins from 1949 to 1972 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. Rose and Watts are the only BYU coaches to coach at least 300 career games.|
|1,925||The number of points Tyler Haws has scored in his career, good for 5th all-time and 360 from tying Devin Durrant for 4th.|
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to one of the most successful runs in program history since taking over in 2005. His career record of 232-77 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.751). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice, led the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances, six 25-win seasons and nine 20-win seasons. In 2010, he led BYU to its first NCAA Tournament win in 17 years and the Cougars have also won at least one postseason game in the three seasons since, including a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and a trip to the NIT semifinals in 2013.
BYU has multiple players with NCAA tournament experience. Nate Austin, Matt Carlino, Josh Sharp and Anson Winder were freshmen when the Cougars made the field in 2012 and overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat Iona in the First Four. Tyler Haws played in the dance in 2010 as a freshman prior to serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. That year BYU defeated Florida in double overtime to advance to the round of 32. Kyle Collinsworth – who is out with a torn ACL – played on BYU’s 2011 Sweet 16 team before serving a two-year mission in Russia. Austin, Carlino, Haws, Sharp and Winder also played in the NIT last season.
We talkin’ about a half, not a (full) game, not a (full) game, not a (full) game. We talkin’ about a half!
In 2002, NBA star Allen Iverson didn’t want to talk about practice. With BYU’s leading scorer Tyler Haws, we don’t want to talk about a full game, but just a half. In his career, Haws has scored 20 or more in a half nine times, including seven this season.
30 the old fashioned way
Tyler Haws scored 31 points against Loyola Marymount while hitting 9 of 19 from the field and 13 of 14 from the free throw line. He joined Brandon Davies (33 vs. Weber State on Dec. 15, 2012) as the only other player to score 30-plus points without hitting a three since Keena Young scored 34 vs. UNLV on March 10, 2007. The last BYU wing/guard to score 30 without hitting a three was Travis Hansen on Jan. 5, 2002 when he netted 30 against Pepperdine. Prior to Hansen, the last guard to score 30-plus without a three was Marty Haws, Tyler’s father, on Jan. 4, 1990 vs. Hawaii.
30 without a free throw
Cougars leading the league
In each of BYU’s three seasons in the WCC, the Cougars have had the leading scorer in all games (Noah Hartsock in 2011-12, Tyler Haws in 2012-13, Haws in 2013-14) and in league games (Brandon Davies in 2011-12, Tyler Haws in 2012-13, Haws in 2013-14). Only one other school (Loyola Marymount from 1988-89 to 1991-92) has had the league’s leading scorer in at least three-straight seasons in all games. In league games, a school has had the league’s leading scorer in at least three-straight seasons three other times (San Francisco from 2006-07 to 2008-09, Loyola Marymount from 1982-83 to 1985-86 and Loyola Marymount from 1987-88 to 1991-92).