BYU basketball returns to the Marriott Center to host Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference matchup. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on BYUtv.
BYU Cougars (12-4, 2-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 197-58 (8th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Pepperdine Waves (9-6, 1-1 WCC)
Head Coach: Marty Wilson
Alma Mater: Pepperdine, 1989
Division I Career Record: 19-25 (2nd)
Record at Pepperdine: Same
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Dave McCann (play-by-play), Blaine Fowler (analyst)
- Live Video: byutvsports.com
- 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 BYU leads: 6-4
Last Meeting: BYU won 86-48, 2/11/12
|Pepperdine Waves (9-6, 1-1 WCC)|
|BYU Cougars (12-4, 2-0 WCC)|
BYU won at San Francisco on Jan. 5 despite being out-shot from the field (.492 to .500), free throw line (.550 to .600) and from downtown (.389 to .458). The Cougars also overcame foul trouble from Brandon Davies, who fouled out with season lows of 6 points and 17 minutes.
BYU played its best defensive game of the season against LMU, limiting the Lions to 51 points and 30.8 percent shooting — both season bests for the Cougars. The first half was BYU’s best defensive half as the Cougars limited LMU to 20 points and 23.5 percent shooting. BYU’s 57 second half points are the most scored by the Cougars in a half all season, one more than the 56 scored against Virginia Tech in the first half.
The Cougars scored 90-plus in consecutive games (97 vs. Virginia Tech and 92 vs. LMU) for the first time since scoring 92 and 90 against Longwood and Prairie View A&M to open the 2011-12 season. BYU has scored 80-plus in four-straight games for the first time since Dec. 23, 2010 to Jan. 5, 2011. The last time the Cougars scored 80-plus in five-straight games was Feb. 13 to Feb. 27, 2010.
Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.
Haws’s big day
- Most points scored by a BYU sophomore
- Tied for eighth-most points scored by an individual in BYU history
- Most points scored by a BYU player not named Jimmer Fredette since 1961 (Bob Skousen, 47 vs. UCLA)
- Most points scored by an individual in NCAA Division I men’s basketball this season
- Gives BYU a father-son duo in the 40-point club (Haws’s father Marty scored 40 vs. Siena in 1989)
Haws the closer
Davies does it all
BYU head coach Dave Rose has led BYU to its most successful eight-year run since taking over in 2005. His career record of 197-58 ranks him second in BYU history in total victories and first in winning percentage (.773). 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.