BYU vs. Santa Clara Notes and Quotes
Haws totaled 30 points, a season-high 9 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. With 9 made field goals, Haws moved in to 2nd all-time for career field goals made with a total of 890. Haws scored in double figures for the 119th time in his career, scored 20 points for the 73rd time and scored 30 points for the 14th time. It was also his 23rd 20-point game of the season, which is 6th most in a season for a BYU player. His 11 made free throws gave him 201 for the year, 5th most in a season at BYU. His 12 free throw attempts moved him up to 2nd in career conference tournament free throw attempts. Haws is now 26th on the NCAA scoring list with 2,654 points. He also played in his 136th game, moving him in to 3rd all-time in school history.
Collinsworth totaled 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. Collinsworth played in his 100th career game. His 15 points moved him up to 42nd on BYU’s all-time scoring list. He also moved up to 15th on the career rebounds list, and 6th on the offensive rebound list. His steal places him 4th on BYU’s career conference tournament steals list.
Halford recorded 9 points, a steal and an assist.
Kaufusi finished with 7 points, a career-high 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals and an assist. Kaufusi’s two blocks gave him a total of 32 for the season moving him in to second place on BYU’s all-time list for blocks by a freshman.
Winder scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and an assist.
Fischer totaled 6 points, a rebound and as assist. Fischer’s first 3-pointer of the night gave him 90 for the year. Fischer became the third Cougar to hit 90 in a season. He has 91 for the year, 1 behind Jackson Emery for second all-time in a season at BYU.
Bartley recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds and a block. Bartley’s 3 assists marked his ninth straight game recording at least 1 assist.
Neilson pulled down 3 rebounds in 5 minutes
Sharp had a steal in 12 minutes of play.
For the seventh-straight game, BYU started Collinsworth, Fischer, Haws, Sharp and Kaufusi. The Cougars are now 7-0 with that starting five.
Haws and Collinsworth scored in double figures with 30 and 15 points, respectively. Haws led the team with 9 rebounds.
The Cougars outrebounded the Broncos 36-32 as BYU improved to 20-0 when outrebounding their opponents.
A 7-0 BYU run starting at the 2:51 mark of the first half gave the Cougars a 35-33 lead with just under a minute left in the half. Two free throws and a layup by Haws, along with a Halford 3-pointer contributed to the run.
After falling behind by four at the start of the second half, BYU went on an 6-0 run to regain a two-point lead, 44-42. Collinsworth and Fischer had 3 points during the run, while Bartley scored 2.
Another 7-0 run gave the Cougars a 56-50 lead with 10:19 left in the second half. The run started with a Kaufusi tip-in, followed by a Collinsworth dunk and capped with a Winder 3-pointer.
A 6-0 run from 8:40 to 7:09 put BYU up eight, 67-59. Haws accounted for all 6 points with 4 free throws and a layup.
BYU Coach Dave Rose
"I have to give a lot of credit to the Santa Clara team. This was a well played game on their part. It was hard fought battle. It’s the kind of game you expect this time of year in March. We ended up making one more play than they did."
"We’re happy for the win and look forward to our next challenge and the test we have in playing Portland on Monday night. The challenge we have is right in front of us."
"Every play we called they (Santa Clara) defended it differently."
BYU senior guard Tyler Haws
"We didn’t want the game to come down to a last-second shot, but it is always fun to make a shot like that for your team."
"We fought in the second half. We found ourselves in the second half and I’m happy to win the game."
"We weren’t really ourselves during the first half, but we found ourselves in the second half and were able to make the necessary plays to win the game."
"At this point in the year, you just want to win and keep moving. I am so happy we got the win and can keep playing again on Monday."
"We still have a lot to prove and every game we are fighting for our lives. We are focused on winning the last game and leaving it out on the floor."
BYU junior guard Kyle Collinsworth
"As a point guard, at the end of the game I look for Tyler (Haws). He is a great player."
"I just try to focus on all of the hard work I put in. I don’t think about my injury. My knee feels good and it is the best it has felt."
"We need to be better at getting a lead and holding it. We didn’t have that tonight, but we will for the next game."
"We are not skipping games. We are taking it one game at a time and one practice at a time."