BYU basketball will look to remain perfect in the WCC when the Cougars play at Santa Clara on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on TWC and Root Sports.
BYU Cougars (13-4, 3-0 WCC)
- Head Coach: Dave Rose
- Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
- Division I Career Record: 198-58 (8th)
- Record at BYU: Same
Santa Clara (12-5, 1-2 WCC)
Head Coach: Kerry Keating
Alma Mater: Seton Hall, 1993
Division I Career Record: 86-94 (6th)
Record at Santa Clara: Same
TV: TWC/Root Sports
TV Talent: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Brad Holland (analyst)
Live Video: None
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 17-5
Last Meeting: BYU won 82-67, 2/18/12
|Santa Clara (12-5, 1-2 WCC)|
|42||Raymond Cowels III||6-4||G||9.2||4.2|
|BYU Cougars (13-4, 3-0 WCC)|
Tyler Haws has scored 20-plus points in four-consecutive games, his second-longest such streak this season. He opened the year with six-straight 20-point games and has 11 20-point games this season.
Matt Carlino has scored in double figures in three-straight games. During that stretch he is averaging 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.7 steals while shooting .500 from the field and .500 from three.
In the second half against Pepperdine, BYU out-scored the Waves 46-16 to earn the 76-51 victory. The 30-point scoring margin was the biggest in a half this season for the Cougars and the 16 points are the fewest allowed in a half this season by BYU.
BYU has completed three comebacks after trailing at the half this season. The Cougars trailed Utah and San Francisco by nine at the half and won 61-58 and 80-76. BYU trailed Pepperdine by five at the half and came back to win 76-51.
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.
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.
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