BYU basketball will play at Iowa State on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa at 1 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM. A live video stream will be available online at Cyclones.tv
BYU Cougars (5-2, 0-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 190-56 (8th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Iowa State Cyclones (4-2, 0-0 Big 12)
- Head Coach: Fred Hoiberg
- Alma Mater: Iowa State, 1995
- Division I Career Record: 43-29 (3rd)
- Record at Iowa State: Same
- TV (online): Cyclones.tv
- TV Talent: John Walters (play-by-play), Eric Heft (analyst)
- Live Video: Cyclones.tv
- Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
- Live Audio: KSL.com
- Live Stats: BYUcougars.com
- Series Record: Iowa State leads 4-0
- Last Meeting: Iowa State won 77-71, 12/22/00
- H/A/N: 0-1/0-2/0-1
|Iowa State Cyclones (4-2, 0-0 Big 12)|
|BYU Cougars (5-2, 0-0 WCC)|
- Tyler Haws opened the 2012-13 season with six-consecutive 20-point games, the longest streak of 20-point games since 2010-11 when Jimmer Fredette ended the season with 22-straight 20-point games. Haws scored 18 vs. Montana to end the streak.
- BYU hits the road for the first time this season when the Cougars play at Iowa State on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST. In each of the last five seasons, BYU has won at least eight true road games, including 10 in 2009-10 and 2010-11, nine in 2008-09 and eight in 2007-08 and 2011-12.
- Next week BYU hosts instate foes Utah State (Dec. 5) and Utah (Dec. 8) on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. Both games will be televised live on BYUtv.
- Tyler Haws is ranked in the top 15 in 10 of the 13 statistical categories tracked by the West Coast Conference. He is the only player in the WCC among the top 15 in all of the following categories: scoring, rebounding, assists, assist/turnover ratio, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, 3-point field goal percentage.
- Craig Cusick and Agustin Ambrosino made their first starts of the season against Cal State Northridge, replacing Matt Carlino and Josh Sharp in the starting five. For Cusick it was his fourth career start and for Ambrosino his first. Cusick started for a second-straight game against Montana and totaled 6 points, 3 boards, 2 assists and 3 steals.
- Josh Sharp returned to the starting lineup against Montana and had his best game as a Cougar, posting a season-high 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting and adding 8 rebounds.
- Tyler Haws’s 32 points against Cal State Northridge are the most points by a BYU player since Jimmer Fredette scored 32 vs. Florida in the NCAA Tournament on March 24, 2011. The only other Cougar to score 30 or more since Fredette was Matt Carlino, who scored 30 at San Francisco last season on Feb. 16, 2012.
- The Cougars played one of their best all-around games against Montana on Wednesday, posting a season-low seven turnovers and season highs of 85 points, nine threes and 27 free throw attempts. The .517 shooting percentage and 11 steals were the second-best marks in their respective categories this season.
Fast start for Tyler Haws
Tyler Haws is off to one of the best starts to a season in the history of BYU basketball. He started the season with six-straight 20-point games, the second best such streak in program history. Only Devin Durrant started a season with more consecutive 20-point games, seven in 1983-84. Haws’s streak ended when he scored 18 against Montana in the seventh game of the season. What makes Haws’s start even more impressive is that he’s the only sophomore on the list and he returned in April from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.
|Name||Class||Season||Consecutive 20-Point Games (point totals)|
|Devin Durrant||Senior||1983-84||7 (28, 35, 20, 35, 23, 33, 27)|
|Tyler Haws||Sophomore||2012-13||6 (22, 22, 23, 21, 32)|
|Danny Ainge||Senior||1980-81||5 (24, 22, 22, 29, 29)|
|Kresimir Cosic||Junior||1971-72||5 (30, 31, 33, 23, 30)|
|Michael Smith||Senior||1988-89||5 (24, 29, 30, 33, 20)|
Davies does it all
Brandon Davies stuffed the stat sheet in the opener against Tennessee State, tallying 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals while drawing 3 charges. He did it again vs. Georgia State with 28 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Davies had maybe his most complete game against Montana with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals. Through six games he is averaging 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals. Last season he became the second Cougar in history to average at least one of everything (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks). Russell Larson is the only other BYU player to produce a ‘one of everything’ season and did so twice, in 1993-94 and 1994-95 (blocks and steals were not tracked until the 1977-78 season).
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 190-56 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.772). Rose has been named conference coach of the year three times, district coach of the year twice and has guided the Cougars to four conference titles, six NCAA Tournament appearances and six 25-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 tournament game in the two seasons since, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011.
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