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Kenny Cox | Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars fall 85-82 in overtime to Harvard


BYU vs. Harvard Box Score

BYU vs. Harvard Notes & Quotes

HONOLULU – Despite coming all the way back from 16 points down early in the game, the BYU men’s basketball team came up short in overtime and fell to the Harvard Crimson 85-82 at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in the Stan Sheriff Center.

BYU (7-4) led by four at 75-71 with 3:11 left in overtime, tying its largest lead of the game. The Crimson (4-6) continued to fight and closed the gap to one at the 1:04 mark.

Kyle Collinsworth went hard to the basket and laid it in for an 82-79 edge on BYU’s next possession. Harvard made its next shot and a Cougar turnover resulted in the Crimson shooting freebies with 17.8 seconds on the clock trailing 82-81.

Harvard made both free throws to regain the lead at 83-82 and BYU turned it over again on the ensuing possession. The Crimson made two more free throws to seal the 85-82 victory.

"Those are times when you need big shots and big plays," BYU head coach Dave Rose said. "We came up a play short tonight."

The Cougars outshot Harvard 50.0 percent to 47.5 percent, but the Crimson went 11 of 22 from behind the arc, while BYU made just three triples on the day.

Collinsworth and Kyle Davis each posted 23 points with Davis making it a double-double, adding 16 rebounds. Collinsworth had eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Nick Emery was also in double figures again with 13 points.

BYU trailed by 16 points early in the first half, but came alive just before halftime to make it a two-point game at the break. After halftime, the teams went back and forth before a late 9-0 run by the Cougars helped gave BYU some breathing room at 60-55.

Harvard came back to tie it at 64-64 inside of a minute to play and Chase Fischer was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 34.1 seconds remaining. Despite struggling from the line all day, Fischer knocked down 2 of 3 to give BYU a two-point edge.

After Harvard tied it again at 64-64 with a shot in the lane, BYU’s last attempt at the end of regulation didn't fall, sending the game to overtime.

Harvard opened the game on a 19-3 run to put the Cougars in an early hole but BYU responded with a run of their own.

A pair of threes from Zac Seljaas and nine points from Collinsworth highlighted a 26-9 run to give BYU a 29-28 lead before Harvard hit a trey at the first-half buzzer to lead 31-29 at halftime.  

BYU takes on New Mexico tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. MT (9:30 a.m. HT) at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, BYU Radio and Sirius XM 143.

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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 20 Dec 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Diamond Head Classic opens with Harvard


BYU vs. Harvard Game Notes

BYU basketball will open play at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic against Harvard in the Stan Sheriff Center Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. HST. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143. 

BYU Storylines

  • BYU is playing in a regular season tournament in Hawaii for the second-straight season. BYU takes on Harvard Tuesday in the first round of the Hawaii Airlines Diamond Head Classic and will play either Auburn or New Mexico on Wednesday. Last season the Cougars played in the Maui Invitational.
  • Kyle Collinsworth posted his eighth career triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Central Michigan. He is the NCAA’s career (8) and single-season (6 in 2014-15) triple-double record holder.
  • Coach Dave Rose is BYU’s all-time leader in winning percentage at 74.4 percent and second in career wins at 264. He has led the Cougars to 10-straight 20-win seasons and 10-straight postseason appearances, including eight NCAA tournament appearances during that stretch.

BYU Cougars (7-3, 0-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 264-91 (11th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Harvard Crimson (3-6, 0-0 Ivy League)

  • Head Coach: Tommy Amaker
  • Alma Mater: Duke, 1987
  • Division I Career Record: 340-224 (19th)
  • Record at Harvard: 164-85 (9th)

Game Information

  • TV Talent: Kanoa Leahey (play-by-play), Cory Alexander (analyst)
  • Live Video:
  • Radio: Cougar IMG Sports Network, KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM
  • Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Mark Durrant (analyst)
  • Live Stats:

Series Information

  • Series Record: BYU leads 1-0
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 113-72, 12/21/1978
  • H/A/N: 1-0/0-0/0-0
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